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White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

Highlights
  • 6-hour white water rafting tour from La Fortuna
  • Get your adrenaline pumping white water rafting down the Balsa River
  • Practice your rafting skills on Class II and III rapids
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White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
From US$75.00
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BALSA RIVER CLASS II-IIIMost Popular
White Water Rafting – Class II-III -- Rio Balsa. Min Age 8. Family fun! Raft along the scenic, exciting Balsa River. Round-trip transportation included from hotels in immediate La Fortuna area.
From US$75.00
CLASS II-III LINK ARENAL-SJO
Save precious vacation time and money! Transfer from Arenal to San Jose via our Class II-III Rafting Link. Pickup at La Fortuna Hotel, Raft, Lunch, Drop at San Jose Hotel (Hotels not included).
From US$99.00
Overview
The Balsa River is one of the best spots in Costa Rica to try white water rafting, and this 6-hour tour from La Fortuna is suitable for complete beginners. Tackle the Class II and III rapids, enjoy spectacular views as you cruise through the rainforest, and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and toucans. Hotel pick-up and lunch is included.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with a 10.30am pickup from your La Fortuna or Arenal hotel and an around 50-minute journey to the Balsa River. Along the way, admire the scenery as you drive through yucca and papaya plantations, and perhaps spot iguanas and other wildlife.

On arrival, get suited up for your white water rafting excursion and listen as your instructor explains the basic paddling and steering techniques, as well as important safety rules. Then, jump aboard the raft and set out on a thrilling 2-hour rafting ride. As you paddle downstream, enjoy stunning views of the surrounding rainforest, keeping a look out for monkeys, sloths and toucans along the riverbanks, and get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle over Class II and III rapids, including the ‘Magnetic Rock’ and the ‘Dredges’. Cold drinks and fresh fruits will keep you energized along the way, and you can also take the opportunity to cool off with a swim in the river.

After returning to land and drying off, re-fuel with a typical Costa Rican lunch (lunch) at a traditional country estate, before setting out on the return journey.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel between 4pm and 4.30pm.
Reviews (52)
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Reviewed 3 October 2018
Excellent family event

Our rafting guide was excellent (Romel) and very enthusiastic. There were 4 rafts (of 4-6 people) and a couple of kayaks as spotters. We always felt safe, although my wife was screaming lots. From speaking with others, all the guides were terrific. The rapids were...More

Thank Happiness800479
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile
Best White Water River Rafting Guide!

My first time doing white water rafting and I had such a blast! On our way to the river, Marcos answered all our questions in relation to the tour and Costa Rica. He was very experience and we did amazing (nobody fell in our raft)....More

Thank Pedro G
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Great day out on the river with good guides

Wave Expeditions was excellent. We met some people on another tour who told us to go white water rafting with them. I am glad we took their advice because the day out was fantastic. The bus came to collect us from the hotel and it...More

Thank iloo
Reviewed 1 August 2018
Amazing experience

Tons of fun on the river. Our guide "Super" Mario was a great example of how to live the "Pura Vida" lifestyle - he was very friendly and helpful. The rafting was pretty exciting for a Class II-III, and the authentic Costa Rican lunch afterwards...More

2  Thank wmccarthy1
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Great family day on the river with Diaz!

We had an excellent family outing on the Balsa river followed by a great meal at a local Organic Farm near La Fortuna. This is a very well run operation in terms of logistics, safety and FUN! Only regret is that we couldn't have spent...More

Thank Brien B
waveexpedition, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Brien, Thanks for this nice review!. We are glad to hear that you had a great day of adventure... hope to see you again soon! PURA VIDA!

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