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Whitewater Rafting - Other Activity San Gil - Colombia

San Gil has become renowned for its whitewater rafting. Three principal rivers, all with different characteristics, offer adventures for novices and experts alike. The Río Fonce has class 2+ rapids. This 1.5-hour trip is popular with beginners and families ($13.25 per person). Río Suárez is considered the best whitewater rafting river, with class 4 to class 5 rapids, depending on the time of year. The six-hour trip includes three hours on the river ($63 per person). Through Cañón Chicamocha is the river of the same name, which has class 2 to class 4 rapids. You can arrange special five-day expeditions down this river.

San Gil, Colombia

Other Activity Types:
Aquatic sports, Adventure

Travel Tips:

Be sure the rafting company has adequate equipment and safety measures.

Price Description:

Depending on which river you choose, an excursion will cost $13.25 per person on the Río Fonce and $63 per person on the Río Suárez.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Wear sandals or tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt, swim gear and sunscreen. Do not wear flip-flops.

Other extreme sports, like rappelling in waterfalls, body-boarding and caving are available. While in the area be sure to visit other colonial towns like Barichara, Guane and Curití. A visit to Parque Natural El Gallineral is well worth your time.

Here are other activities in and around San Gil that may be of interest: Caving, Waterfalls and Torrentismo and Other Water Sports.

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