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White Water Rafting Class III & IV provided by Costa Rica Descents

White Water Rafting Class III & IV

White Water Rafting Class III & IV
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Rafting Class III & IV The grandest canyon of the Balsa River, experience the excitement, serenity, joy and enchanting beauty of the river as it transforms this divine chasm and those who venture down it. You will be accompanied by expert river guides and safety kayakers,You’ll combine exciting rapids with the chance to admire beautiful nature. Once to enjoy our fresh locally grown tropical fruits and again for a delicious, authentic Costa Rican Organic lunch, you’ll also learn about the growing, harvesting, production of chocolate, medical plants, fruits and sugar cane. Finally, you will learn about sugar cane in Costa Rica. Your guide will help you extract sugar cane in a traditional fashion, and you’ll get to enjoy a glass of pure sugar cane juice. A sweet ending for an amazing adventure!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12541P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Rafting class III & IV River Balsa
  • Adventure Rafting
  • Lunch
  • Pick up/drop off in La Fortuna
  • Fruits
  • Entry/Admission - Costa Rica Descents
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna de San Carlos
Exclusions
  • No Gratuities - There are not included in the price.
  • Photos
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up times will vary based on the location of your hotel/accommodation. A member of the Costa Rica Descents Team will reach out to coordinate timing and locations.
  • Costa Rica Descents Adventure Company, Via 702, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica Via 702, 500 meter south from the Catholic Church of La Fortuna, next to Supermarket "Super Rosvil", 21007, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Rafting class III & IV River Balsa
  • Adventure Rafting
  • Lunch
  • Pick up/drop off in La Fortuna
  • Fruits
  • Entry/Admission - Costa Rica Descents
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna de San Carlos
Exclusions
  • No Gratuities - There are not included in the price.
  • Photos
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up times will vary based on the location of your hotel/accommodation. A member of the Costa Rica Descents Team will reach out to coordinate timing and locations.
  • Costa Rica Descents Adventure Company, Via 702, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica Via 702, 500 meter south from the Catholic Church of La Fortuna, next to Supermarket "Super Rosvil", 21007, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Costa Rica Descents Adventure Company
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Costa Rica Descents
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    La Fortuna
  • 2
    The Boat House Bar & Grill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    El Salto (Rope Swing)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
181 reviews
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Cory V
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing experience on the rapids. Our guide Orlando kept everyone safe and helped to have everyone have a safe and fun time on the river!! We drove in a bus and Mario made the ride fun and was a great tour guide. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!!!
Written 24 January 2022
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Anne T
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Absolutely lovely genuine instructors, especially Aurelios (hope spelling is correct!) and his colleagues. Apart from the exhilarating rafting, he was knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna as we rafted down the calmer parts. On the bus transfer he told us loads about Costa Rica, stopped off to buy local fruit for us and, in general, made us laugh. Then a lovely lunch at the end. I highly recommend this company for activities.
Written 19 January 2022
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ard0317
Moab, UT12 contributions
Jan 2022
Juan Carlos is adorable and so knowledgeable of the river, flora and fauna! The river was amazing, the rafting was amazing, the lunch, garden and tour were amazing. They went over and beyond all expectations, truly was the highlight of my trip to Costa Rica. I would 100% use this company again. I'd go back just to tour with them!
Written 19 January 2022
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Nick_B_Yam
Sao Paulo, SP3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Everything was fantastic. From the moment we met at the base, the transportation to the river, the rafting, the lunch (amazing) and the farm tour! Shout out to Aurelio and Jose!!
Written 14 January 2022
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civet
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica84 contributions
Wonderful experience to be looked after Aurelio and Alan. The thrill of our stay in La Fortuna. Attention to each individual participants is world class. Descent was exciting and very safe. Even lunch was better than most places.
Written 13 January 2022
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Liam G
5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
I booked this for my fiancée’s birthday, what a fun day out!! Meeting new people, we had tour guide Mario who was not only brilliant on the river but very interesting, great sense of humour and just great at his job! We saw sloths and iguanas on the river it was an amazing experience. Highly recommend these guys! They really look after you! Pura vida guys!
Written 12 January 2022
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ROCK P
1 contribution
Great day; super friendly staff, lots of humour, lots of extras such as watching wild animals along the road, great trip on the water; orlando (our captain) took very good care of my suns, relaxing stop with fruit, and an interesting excursion through the organic backyard of the company as a bonus. A trip we won’t forget!! Thx!
Written 9 January 2022
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Tamara B
Yulara, Australia2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
The guide we had was not pleasant at all, once we entered the river he did not steer raft he swore at us in Spanish saying PUNTA, calling us not being a team- you have to have a good leader to build a team. A good guide should have been able to easily steer this raft. There were only 2 out of 6 that had been rafting before and 4 that were experienced used a paddle- but paddling a canoe is far different than a white water rafting. He slammed us into the rocks and bushes along the edge. Warner is nor a guide you want to have- he is disrespectful and ignorant to everyone he crosses paths with.
The pictures we received over half of them were so blurry or major film over that you could not make out any faces.

Very disappointed but the company really needs to lose Warner as one of their guides.
Written 1 January 2022
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costarica44
Thank you for sharing your experience with us Tamara. We always want to improve our team and tours, so we appreciate your honesty.
Written 4 January 2022
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William P
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Everything! EXCEPT being lied to by the manager. I had called earlier to book Class V, I was told the water was too high and unsafe for that. The couple in the raft with us were told the same thing, turns out the truth is the water was NOT high as it is controlled by a damn, which they know when it will be released. We also were not on the river we signed up for (which I really didn't care, but still don't like to be lied to!)
Written 1 January 2022
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Raymund T
Phoenix, AZ30 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Enjoyed the day rafting down the rapids although the water levels were a little low since this is the “dry season” and the dam release’s water for hydroelectric demands. The guides were informative explaining the fauna in the area and pointed out different wildlife. The fruits provided mid-stream was delicious and the meals after was also much appreciated and delicious. Part of the experience was unexpected. One of the tour vans was stuck in the mud and watching everyone problem solve was enjoyable to watch. Took some effort but was amazed when a large tractor showed up to pull this rather large 30 passenger van out of the mud hole. I don’t think we would see a response time such as this in the US.
Written 29 December 2021
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costarica44
Thanks alot for the review. We do really appreciate it! Pura Vida.
Written 25 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Becahhh
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An absolute must do!
Mario was a great tour guide. Warner and Juan Carlos were water rafting guides I didn't know I needed. They gave ex
kennycS9715KF
kennycS9715KF
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Amazingly fun water rafting!!!
We did the rafting with rated 3and 4 rapids. These guys were super awesome! You must get Orlando as your rafting gu
TeyMendiola
TeyMendiola
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Fun Rafting
Aurelio, Orlando and Mike were amazing! Best tour guides, tons of fun. We went rafting and had a blast, very profes
corynnem2021
corynnem2021
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The Best White Water Rafting……WVER.E
Absolutely the best time of our trip!! From the point of arrival to the meal and tour of their organic farm at the
258jenniew
258jenniew
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Incredible day on the river
If you’re looking for a fabulously fun, educational, and professional white-water rafting trip in La Fortuna, come
franceg2022
franceg2022
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amazing
great adventure with Jimmy and Orlando. very funny and entertaining People. rafting and swimming in thé river
Guide47855625087
Guide47855625087
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Great experience
Very interesting and calm boat trip. The staff is really friendly. It was an overall really good experience! I rec
F942JObrianb
F942JObrianb
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5 stars!
Mario was amazing! He was very informative and hilarious. He made sure to keep us safe and made the rafting experie
Marta K
Marta K
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Do it !!!
It was an amazing adventure ! Lot of fun;) it was extreme but with the tour guide - Aurelio and Mario, it was a pl
F784EUteresac
F784EUteresac
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Super Bueno!
We really loved the Safari Floating tour. We had Juan Pablo as a guide and he was AMAZING! We saw toucans, lots of
Lexdugan
Lexdugan
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Awesome day on the river
We had an awesome time on the River. The pros: It was definitely an adventure which is what we were looking for. It
tucc1969
tucc1969
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DON’T MISS THIS TOUR COMPANY
This was by far the best excursion we did. Yes zip lines and hanging bridges are fun but this was so much more tha
148pattif
148pattif
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The MOST AMAZING COMPANY and definitely memorable experience
This was the most beautiful, fun and enlightening excursion I have been on. Guided by Pablo, who was not only enter
Raeleen H
Raeleen H
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Wet rafting fun in the glorius Costa Rican rain forest with sloths,frogs and iguana spotting
The team took great care of us and we managed the rapids with glee. Warner was our raft lead and he did a magnifice
Expedition582669
Expedition582669
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Great family experience!
My two teens, husband and I went white rafting with Orlando today. It was an amazing experience. My son had a broke
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