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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

  • 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
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
From US$75.00
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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.
Reviews (93)
1 - 5 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

We did this tour yesterday with Flor as our guide. It was really great! The equipment was clearly quite new and in really good condition. Our guides were really big on safety; we had a thorough briefing before we got in the raft, a practice...More

Thank zo_c2016
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We were traveling to Costa Rica as a group of 4 friends for the first time and were looking for new experiences. Before this trip, we were all newbies to white water rafting, and now we all can't wait to go again! We booked via...More

Thank Brigie S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My husband and I took our 3 teens and my mother rafting. We had never white water rafted and I was nervous. Mauricio was our guide. He was excellent. We got our equipment and then had brief overview of what we would be doing and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank summerfish1971
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing rafting day!

We chose desafio as our rafting company to book through and are super glad we did.Kendell was both our guide to rio balsa on the bus and in our raft when we got there. This guy is the best. He was hilarious! He made us...More

Thank svanass
Reviewed 20 August 2018
Best Day of Vacation

We had a family of six ranging from 11 and older who loved this adventure of white water rafting. It was filled with twists and turns with one containing a more beautiful site with gorgeous vegetation. The rapids were super fun- for mom and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 228connie
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Carla_2009 | Reviewed this property |
Hi No, you will have a great time, its a very professionally run company, sit back, paddle when told and enjoy it .