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

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wave Expeditions, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge.
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Equipment: Raft, Paddles, Rafting Vest and Helmet
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Soft Drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 8 years old to take this tour
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet. Flip-flops are not allowed
    • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose
    • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had such a great time with the team from Wave. Super Mario was our guide, and he made a really great experience even better with his knowledge, experience and humour. The rafting was an absolutely blast but Wave make it more than just rafting. With a fruit stop mid way
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    Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 2 days ago
    We´re on the TOP of the world with this review! And so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting day!. Mario is an excellent guide, and he has been working with us for years. We hope to see you again on the river next time!. Pura Vida, The Wave Rafting Team
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    Our river guide Mario was fantastic! He helped us navigating safely through the rapids. We had so much fun. We spotted monkeys, vultures and sloths along the river bank. Romel took grate pictures of us. This was an once in a life time experience!
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    Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 5 days ago
    Wonderful review, thank you!. This has become a popular tour because of value, an abundance of animals, excellent logistics but most of all our excellent Rafting guides. I will make sure that Mario hears from you! He will be very thankful. Hope to see you again next time, Pura vida! Wave Staff.
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    We booked this company through our hotel. The bus was on time and we had a great experience with the company from beginning to end. It was our first time rafting and we had an awesome guide, Horacio. He made us feel comfortable and safe the entire time. We purchased the
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    Response from waveexpedition, Director de Relaciones Públicas at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 31 Oct 2019
    Hi Joyce! Thanks for sharing your River Story with us, we are glad to hear that you had a great time on the river. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida!. Wave Rafting.
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    Holy cow!! After exploring Costa Rica for 8 days I can say without a doubt this was an absolute highlight of the trip!! We had an amazing time in the rapids! They did a great job of explaining the safety instructions and letting us practice before being thrown into the rapids.
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    Marcos and crew were fantastic! We had a great time rafting and enjoying nature. The lunch was delicious and the sugar can demo was fun! I highly recommend this trip!
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 16 Oct 2019
    Hands up for Marcos and crew! Thanks for sharing your River Story with us, we are glad to hear that you had a great time on the river. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida!. Wave Rafting.
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    • Wave Expeditions
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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