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Chiriqui River Rafting in Viejo River

Enjoy a day out with an adrenaline pumping white water rafting tour on the Costa Rican border!

USD $98.00

Per Person

Enjoy Chiriqui River Rafting on the Viejo River

Enjoy a full day doing Chiriqui River Rafting, you won’t regret it! Chiriqui Viejo is one of the best known rivers to enjoy white water rafting. The white water rafting operation is based in the middle of the Chiriqui Viejo Valley, which is on the border of Costa Rica in various sections. Starting from David, it is about a 40-minute drive and about 7 hours from Panama City.

This river offers by far the best white water rafting with relatively easy access. The river is 80 miles (128 km) long and originates on Cerro Picacho, passing through the beautiful mountainous town of Cerro Punta. The best time to enjoy this white water rafting tour is during the rainy season, June through December, as the water rises and offers more of an adrenaline rush.

This rafting adventure lasts for about two to three hours depending on the water level and is recommended for everyone above 12 years old, with or without experience.


  • Spend a full day of white water rafting
  • Enjoy the best white water rafting in Panama on the Chiriqui River
  • Learn how to white water raft from the best guides in town

Tour Information

Duration: Full day
Start and End Location: Panama City or David
Availability: Year Round
Difficulty rating: Class III


Option I: Starting from Chiriqui

Pick ups are done at David, Volcano Baru or Boquete around 7:00 am. We arrive to the rafting spot around 9:00 to 10:00 am and the adventure will end around 14:00 pm.

Option II: Flying from Panama

You have the option to fly from Panama City to David. The flights are around one hour. We can pick you up at David Airport or Plaza Terronal around 8:00 am and from there the tour will proceed the same as option I.

What’s Included

  • All transportation (not including flight tickets)
  • Rafts and gear
  • Guides
  • Meals on the river

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit or a pair of shorts for navigating
  • Sneakers or strapped sandals
  • Baseball cap and sun lotion
  • Replacement set of dry clothes
  • ID

Important Notes

  • It is mandatory to bring along an ID that confirms you are legally in the country. Checks will be done at the Costa Rican border.
  • The minimum age for this tour is 12. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.
  • Valuable objects that can be ruined by water should not be brought along.
  • All guides are trained in white water rafting and safety procedures.
  • The upper section of the river is recommended for those older than eighteen years and with rafting experience. The lower section is for anyone in good health over 12 years.
  • Please do not forget your ID. If you forget your ID you will not be able to participate in the tour.
  • The river reaches its peak during October – November and it’s lowest during March to May.


Chiriqui Viejo River Rafting, Chiriqui, Panama

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Chiriqui Viejo River Rafting, Chiriqui, Panama 8.786011, -82.791595

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