If you are into rafting, you should rely on Colombia Rafting Expediciones (colombiarafting.com). Many companies in San Gil organise rafting excursions but this is the most reliable one. Unexperienced rafters may prefer opting for the easier Rio Fonce – with rafts of grades 1 to 3.
If you are in the mood for something more challenging, opt for the Rio Suarez: around 30 dollars for a full day (about 6 hours in total and snacks included, consisting of fresh fruit, local cheese, crisps and drinks). You will be picked up from your hostel and driven (about one hour drive) to the starting point. The English speaking guides are very experienced, and will do everything to make your day memorable. After a briefing on safety measures, you will start rafting down the river. Be prepared to get soaking wet, to swim in the river carried away by the current, to having to get to shore to hike up for a while, and even jumping off cliffs. The only low point is that there is nobody taking pictures for you, so try to carry a waterproof camera.
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An Italian human rights lawyer, animal lover and academic, Claudia is more than anything a traveller who craves to see the world. On November, she decided that it was time to live and embarked on a 6 months trip through Central and South America, which changed her life and gave her the final input to live as a writing nomad. Her mission is to let people dream through her travels, providing guidance and inspiration to other backpachers. You can follow her adventures through www.myadventuresacrosstheworld.com or through her facebook page My Adventures Across the World.