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Suarez River

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The characteristics of these rapids and the volume of water makes this river one of the most exciting in Colombia to practice whitewater rafting and kayaking,  with rapids class IV + V; especially for people who love the extreme sports .


Tour description: Departure from San Gil; private transport to Vasquez Bridge by road from Socorro to Simacota (one hour approximately); the return is done via the road that leads from Palmar to San Gil to Baraya Bridge (approximately one hour). Total time for the activity including transportation and rafting is 5 to 7 hours depending on the water level of the river.

Out: 10:00 am. Usually (depending on the river level)

Distance descending on the river: 15 km

Duration on the river:  1:45 minutes to 3 hours on the river (depending on the water level)

Difficulty: Medium

Rapids class: 4/5

Average temperature: 26 ° C to 34 ° C (depending on the season)

Minimum age: 18 years

Maximum age: 50 years

Includes: Private transport to activity, hydration, lunch buffet (on the riverside), beer at the end of the activity, accident insurance, pictures and videos are sent by email, certified equipment, professional certified bilingual guides ( Spanish - English) and safety kayak.


  • Appropriate clothing that the tourits must comply in the activity Rafting: it's very important to wear the appropiate clothing (comfortable and safe with UV protection): a shirt, shorts, and footwear ( closed footwear, preferably sneakers or adjustable sandals). 

          The use of a shirt is obligatory ( it's very important to wear a shirt or sweater with UV protection, this will avoid               sunburn, friction with the vest, and for hygiene).

  • Use sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Extra clothes (end of the activity).


To do this activity, it is required to have the ability to swim and be in good health and physical condition. (Do not be in a state of pregnancy, chronic or excessive exposure to insect bites or heart disease, epilepsy or other allergies).

If you have any of these conditions is important to check your state to determine whether you can perform the activity. If you must take some essential or immediate use medication, bring it with you and inform the reception of the company. If you suffer from allergies and can control it, you must take your medicine. If you cannot control the condition, you should refrain from the activity.


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