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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

Highlights
  • Learn how to navigate Class II and III rapids with a guide
  • View the area’s wildlife like birds, butterflies, sloths, and monkeys
  • Lunch at a local eatery is provided
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
From US$69.00
Overview
Explore the Costa Rican rainforest and go white-water rafting down the Rio Balsa near La Fortuna on this guided tour. Learn how to navigate rapids that are suited for first-time and experienced rafters, as you travel through the tropical landscape. Following that, dine on a traditional lunch at a local eatery.
What to Expect
After being picked up at your La Fortuna hotel, drive to Rio Balsa for this rafting tour. First, receive safety training and be outfitted with a paddle, life vest, and helmet. Plus, you’ll be shown paddling techniques and basic rafting tips. Then, head out on the river for the 6-mile (10-kilometer) trip through the rapids. Be prepared to get wet while your guide helps you navigate Class III rapids during the first half of the ride, which is the most challenging.

Once you clear this section of the rapids, stop along the river for a snack. Following that, climb back into the raft and head toward Class II rapids. Along the way, view the tropical rainforest landscape and possibly spot wildlife like monkeys, sloths, and birds. Also, a photographer will be on hand during the tour to snap pics, so you won’t need to worry about getting your camera wet; the photos will be available for purchase at the end of the tour. After rafting, head to a local restaurant for lunch. Plus, you can shower and change before the return to your La Fortuna hotel.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting with Super Mario

You just gotta do this Class 2&3 whitewater tour with your family. It is totally safe and a lot of fun. My older teens and I did a 4 in Sarapiqui River and it was a lot more adrenaline packed than a 2& 3. Very...More

Thank marcugart
Reviewed 3 days ago
We did it all with Desafio!

My 10 and 11 year old boys and I went to La Fortuna and did 4 amazing activities through Desafio! The waterfall rappelling and rafting combo was incredible! The staff was friendly, funny, professional, knowledgeable... I couldn't have imagined how much fun it would be!

Thank jodyb278
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Phenomenal Time!

Listen, I have been white water rafting most of my life. I have always loved it, but this time stands apart. Desafio was more than willing to accommodate our group and incredibly helpful. I had initially scheduled our trip on the wrong day and thought...More

Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 12 May 2018
It was an amazing experience.

Wee did the combo tour with Desafio. The ATV in the morning and the balsa river rafting in the afternoon. It was a 50 min drive from lafortuna to the starting point of the rafting. Our guide Gustavo was very friendly and informative. He was...More

Thank BhavithavyaK
Reviewed 8 May 2018
Great Rafting Tour with Desafio!

We booked the Rafting tour “Balsa River class II-III” with Desafio tours and it was awesome! The transfer was included as well as the equipment. After a safety instruction we went into the rafts and the adventure started. We were in a group with some...More

3  Thank MarySunshine123
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