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La Fortuna de San Carlos

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

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Set a course for adventure with this ziplining/white water rafting tour! Zip through the jungle canopy before paddling down fun Class II-III rapids, all under the watchful eyes of your guides/instructors. Pick-up/drop-off, lunch and refreshments are included; professional photography will be available for purchase separately if you choose.
  • Exciting rafting and zipline adventure in La Fortuna 
  • No previous experience required for this exhilarating experience 
  • Feel secure during the activities with a guide 
  • Lunch and hotel transfers are included 
What to Expect
Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, where you board an air-conditioned coach destined for the zipline center. Once onsite, strap on your harness and receive a safety briefing before conquering several ziplines positioned over the rain forest canopy. Soar over a canyon at speeds of up to 40 miles (70 kilometers) per hour. Get aerial views of La Fortuna Waterfall and look out for native wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds. Following the zipline circuit, have a fruit snack and travel to the Balsa River in a 4WD vehicle. On arrival, put on your rafting gear and listen to instructions from a guide before tackling the Class II and III rapids of the Balsa River, a fast-moving waterway home to sloths, toucans, and monkeys. Following a Costa Rican-style lunch, be dropped off at your La Fortuna hotel later in the evening.
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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
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
  • 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
  • Minimum Age 8
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
  • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
  • 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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Popular mentions
Ziplining and Class II & III Rafting is a perfect rush of adrenaline. The ziplining is amazing and has beautiful views as you glide through the rainforest! Rafting on Rio Balsa was thrilling! My friends and I absolutely LOVED this combo tour!! Both has a professional
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Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 2 weeks ago
Awesome review! Thanks so much for Sharing your Adventure story with us! Zipline and Rafting combo is one of our best sellers, has a perfect mix between Adventure, Nature, and Culture. Besides we are passionate about what we do, behind each operation, we have the best professionals taking care of every little detail. Our lunch is homemade with organic ingredients and that marks a great difference. We hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida! Wave Staff.
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Only had a short time in La Fortuna and looked for some exciting activities to fill the day, ziplining and rafting were both really fun and exciting. Both activities went exactly according to schedule, there wasn't any real downtime which I appreciated, felt like I made the most
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Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 4 weeks ago
Fantastic! That´s a great way to try something new! This combo is one of our best sellers, people really love the combination of Ziplines and Paddle Hard the Rapids Class II & III of Balsa River. Hope to see you again next time with more adventures to collect! Pura Vida, Wave Staff.
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We love both parts of the tour! The zipline tour is exciting and you get to fly through the mountains, which is pretty cool. We absolutely loved the white water rafting part and our guide Marcos who apparently is a professional in rafting but trust me, his skills go way beyond
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Response from waveexpedition, Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Rafting AND a sloth! It doesnt get better than that in our opinion :) Marcos is a great addition to our class 5 team and we are thrilled you had the chance to spend the day with him. Thank you again for choosing Wave Rafting for your adventure in Costa Rica and us (and the sloth) hope to see you on the river again soon. The Wave Rafting Team (+Sloth)
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I don't usually leave reviews but this was a fantastic day! Everyone was so friendly, patient and knowledgeable and truly cared that the experience was a super positive one--we had a wonderful time! Thank you!
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Response from waveexpedition, Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 15 Oct 2019
@RussellH. Thank YOU for joining Wave on the river. We are thrilled you enjoyed your trip and decided to share your experience with others. Sharing our love for the river is what we do best. Hope to see you again #riverlove #waverafting The Wave Rafting Team
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Everything was incredible! The zip lining was fun. The rafting was even more fun! Everyone was so friendly, patient, knowledgeable & cared about us! This is an experience I will never forget! Carlos was a great guide on the zip lines. Jairo was a great guide on the rafting! We
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Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Thanks for sharing your River Story with us, we are glad to hear that you had a great time on the river and the zip lines. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida! Wave Rafting.
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Key Details
  • Wave Expeditions
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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