Our White Water Rafting Tour in Rio de janeiro , is done in the Macaé river , located in the district of Casimiro de Abreu. around 02 hours from Rio city. The river is 80 km (50 miles) long with a rafting course of 8 km (5 miles) long. Once in the river, the rafting experience can last from 1:30 to 2 hours, according to the water level. The course has around 15 rapids, ranging from level 01 to 05 in summer, 01 to 04 in spring, 01 to 03 in fall and 01 to 02 in winter .
Usually, in summer we have a higher water level, which increases its difficulty and rapids speed. So in those days, rafting experience is more intense but with a shorter ride. In winter, the ride can be a little longer as water level decreases, as does the speed. The average water temperature is around 22º C (70ºF), year round. The landscape along the rafting course is awesome, and travelers can witness the lush vegetation of the Atlantic Forest .
Easy to moderate.
Daily under request. Pick ups in Rio city at 7:00 am, year round. Check our terms and conditions for covered pick up areas.
Tour recommended to people in good physical conditions, able to paddle for at least 30 minutes in the river. Wear shoes during the ride(No sandals). Non waterproof cameras are not recommended. Don´t forget the sunblock for sunny days. Take a towel, extra clothes and shoes to wear after the ride.
Please click on the PROCEED BOOKING button at the top right of this page. You will be directed to our booking engine, where you will fill out the form with tour date, names, address in Rio, phone number, number of passengers and etc. Once you check out, you will be directed to Paypal to perform the payment of the deposit (R$99.00 per person). After the payment, a voucher will be sent to your e-mail address. Make sure you check your spam box as well. Remainder is paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour.
We do not operate this tour during carnival season, sundays of holidays, december 25th, december 31st and january 1st, due to traffic jams.
We collect our customers from their hotels and airbnb apartments in Rio city between 07:00am and 07:30am. We then drive for 02 hours to Casimiro de Abreu city, in the country side of Rio state. We arrive in our Rafting Base around 09:00/09:30am . After going through safety tips the group will put the vests and helmets on before going in the river.
The ride can take from 01 to 02 hours according to the water level in the river. We are back in the base between 11:00am and noon. On the way back to Rio we can stop a local restaurant for lunch ( no included in the price). We are back in Rio around 03:00/04:00pm