ABOUT OUR RAFTING TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Rafting is the practice of fall in rapids, usually using an inflatable boat and safety equipment. During the course, the group interacts with nature, finding challenges that this one provides according to the team spirit. Commercial rafting provides going down the river experience for people of any age and mostly people who have never had previous experience, making of this an accessible sport.
Our Rafting tour in Rio is held in Macaé river, located in Casimiro de Abreu neighborhood, which is about 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro city. The river is 80km long with an 8km rafting. Once in the river, rafting experience can last from 1:30 to 2 hours, according to the water level. Course has about 15 rapids, ranging from 1 to 5 in the summer, 1 to 4 in the spring, 1 to 3 in the fall and 1 to 2 in the winter. Generally, we have a higher water level in the summer, which increases its difficulty and speed. So, in those days, rafting experience is more intense, but with a shorter ride. In the winter, ride may be a bit longer, but the water level decreases and so it does the speed. Average water temperature is around 22° C (70° F) during all year. The scenery along the route is incredible and travelers can testify Atlantic Forest lush vegetation.
A LITTLE OF RAFTING HISTORY IN THE WORLD
Rafting comes from the English term "raft", which means ferry, so sailing with a ferry. First rafting reports were in mid-1.869, when American John Wesley Powell organized an expedition on board of boats with central rowing in Grand Canyon, Colorado River (EUA). In the 80's, the boat with a self-draining system was developed, which means that all incoming water exits automatically through holes in the bottom sides. The difficulty of a river is measured by rapids class. Each section of a river can present a class. In total, there are 6 classes, being 1 easier and 5 more difficult. Level 5 rapids are undeniable.
HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR RAFTING TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO
We have daily departures to Rafting tour and you can choose the best date for you.
We need at least 2 people. If you are alone, join a group.
To schedule, click on "RESERVE" button and fill in the short form.
After completing, you will be directed to payment page and must pay the amount of R$120,00 per person (our reservation fee is 30% of the amount charged on the tour – per person). In the case of a 2 people group scheduling, it should be paid the amount of R$240,00.
Please read and agree to our terms and conditions, then click SUBMIT. Reservation must be paid by credit card (PayPal) or by account deposit (only for people who have a Brazilian account). The rest of the amount must be paid in cash, directly to the responsible guide at the tour beginning. We usually need at least 48 hours notice to schedule this tour. If the chosen date does not appear on our reservation calendar, send us an email requesting availability. If you wish to pay full amount in advance, we can send you an invoice via PayPal. Payment must be made no later than 72 hours before the tour date.
We do not charge any fee to receive on Pay Pal!
We do not operate this tour during Carnival season, on holidays sundays,
December 25th, December 31st and January 1st.
In case of large goups, with 5 or more people, the amount charged becomes R$360,00 per person.
03 people - If you are traveling alone, we can try to fit you into other groups. If you want to do it alone, without a group fit, it will be charged the amount of R$1.000,00.
- 2 persons - R$500,00 per person.
- 4 persons - R$380,00 per person.
Meeting at the hel - 2 hours trip to Casimiro de Abreu - Briefing about rafting and equipment use - Rafting from approximately 01 to 01:30 hour - 02 hours of return trip to Rio de Janeiro - Return to the hotel.
8 hours - round trip.
SUGGESTED BEGINNING TIME
Easy - Medium
Light clothing, bathing suits, sunscreen and sneakers (not allowed to wear sandals), non-waterproof cameras are not recommended. Bring a towel, extra clothes and shoes to change after the tour.
- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual accredited guide
- Rafting equipment (boats, helmets, paddles and life jackets)
- Pictures and Videos
RIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Food and Beverages.