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Address: La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 7262
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Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure...

Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure Company invites you to explore the famous northern zone of Costa Rica. WAVE Expeditions is BEST option for all your favorite outdoor activites in one location. Arenal is the one stop destination for Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking, Wildlife, Canopy, Biking and much more! WAVE Expeditions has earned a reputation for professionalism, organization, and high quality trips.

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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
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White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Class II-III Rafting and Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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Whitewater rafting on the Rio Balsa with Jairo!

Jairo was a fantastic guide! It was my first experience with rafting and I was petrified after hearing the safety instructions, but had a remarkable experience. Never felt in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marcia W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jairo was a fantastic guide! It was my first experience with rafting and I was petrified after hearing the safety instructions, but had a remarkable experience. Never felt in danger, but boy did the adrenaline flow! Very exciting trip! Jairo knew the river so well; his instructions were clear and we had a blast!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blast. The rapids were rated 2 and 3 but the river was really running after some good rains so they were at least 1/2 point higher all the way. The guides were fantastic. Our 7 person raft was run by Jairo and he did a great job keeping us in the boat. The other guides did great... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jairo was an amazing leader for the Balsa River trip. The best pineapple in our whole Costa Rica trip was served at the break. Lunch at the organic farm was really great and the owner was so informative and friendly.

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waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi! thanks for taking your time and share your experience with us!. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our whitewater rafting tour class III. Lunch at Vida Campesina is one of the greatest highlights of this tour, food is delicious and organic! also are the fruits that we choose every day to share it in the river with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rafting was fantastic... Lots of recent train made for a very exciting raft trip. Oodles of great rapids right of the bat to get your heart racing. Our guide Tom was fantastic, too. He was able to guide us perfectly, head on to some major rapids. Very safe crew. All boats roll as a team, and they have two chaser... More 

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waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Is great to receive this comments. we are so glad to know that we have created these memories!. I will make sure that Tom hears from you. We hope to see you again next time for more adventure!. See you on Whitewater rafting class IV! Pura Vida!. More 

South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I used a travel agent for our trip to Costa Rica and she booked us a day with Wave Expeditions. Man, am I glad she did! We were picked up at our hotel and greeted by the ever so friendly Jose. We then picked up 2 more people and were on our way. He explained everything to... More 

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waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

We are glad to know that you had enjoyed our Rafting class IV at Sarapiqui River. I will make sure that Jose and Jorge hears these nice comments. We hope to see you again on your next Costa Rican vacations!. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff More 

Green Bay, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wave Expedition, white water rafting on the Balsa River was my favorite excursion during our eleven day tour of Costa Rica. We (two couples) split up this day with the women opting to do a river boat safari on the Cano Negro and the guys choosing the rafting. Every one made the correct choice as my wife would have been... More 

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waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your adventure day with us!. Our commitment is to provide you with the best whitewater experience you could have.... sure that you will be a rafting lover!. We hope to see you on your next Costa Rican vacations for more adventure with us, you must try our whitewater Tubing next time!.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were checking out possible rivers for this experience and when we made a phone call, we found out the Toro River has been flooded by a hydro dam and is no longer used for whitewater rafting. So, do check this out and it should be taken off the Internet if it is no longer a viable tour.

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Thank Carolyn S
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi!. Thanks for your review and information. Toro River is not available anymore but we offer the whitewater Rafting Tour class IV in Sarapiqui River. This river is listed as natural heritage, it has a very nice scenic beauty to admire and is a tour full of adrenaline. Our web page has been changed two months ago and we don´t... More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a half day rafting trip on the Balsa River, class 2 and 3 rapids. Five rafts in the tour group plus two support kayaks. The team from Wave expeditions was awesome and took great care of us. We received some basic safety information on our way and then had a few minutes to practice our skills before... More 

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waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi!. We are so glad to know that you had a great day of adventure!. Balsa River is perfect for a family trip, and also thrilling sometimes, now that you did rafting class II & III you must try our class IV rafting next time!. Pura Vida!. Wave Sttaff. More 

Chur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went river rafting on the Sarapiqui river and it was so much fun. There are class 3/4 river rapids so be prepared for adrenaline excitement. Our guide asked if we want it a bit more extreme and of course we said yes. As a result we went for more challenging rapids and flipped about four times. Nevertheless we always... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day rafting - I was slightly nervous beforehand about our 8 year old, but he quickly got used to it and enjoyed it as much as the rest of us. The swim in the river half way through was a bonus and the photos we bought at the end are fantastic.

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Thank Sally M
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi!. We are so glad to know that you had a great day of adventures... and even more that your kid enjoyed!! We love what we do and we love to share it with you. Hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida!. More 

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