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La Fortuna to San José Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3 provided by Desafio Adventure Company

La Fortuna to San José Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

La Fortuna to San José Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
25
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    25
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Our Class 2-3 rafting on the Sarapiqui River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are looking for an easy-going adventure! Challenge yourself as you paddle down 11 kilometers of exciting rapids. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds, and animals, like monkeys and sloths. About halfway down the river, you’ll have a chance to see the river rapids from the shore while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! Make your transfer a unique and very fun adventure while heading to your next vacation destination.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
What to expect
  • Let your transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna be an adventure by going rafting on one of Costa Rica's most-amazing rivers on the way. We pick you up from your hotel or AirBnB in the San Jose area and drive you to the put in oof the Sarapiqui River. You'll get a big dose of adrenaline on this exciting river. And as a bonus, you'll be able to admire the lush greenery, jungle vines and different types of insects, birds, and animals, like monkeys and sloths along the way. About halfway down the river, you’ll take a break while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! The finish line is our riverside restaurant where you can change into your dry clothes and a delicious homecooked meal awaits hungry paddlers!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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.
What to expect
  • Let your transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna be an adventure by going rafting on one of Costa Rica's most-amazing rivers on the way. We pick you up from your hotel or AirBnB in the San Jose area and drive you to the put in oof the Sarapiqui River. You'll get a big dose of adrenaline on this exciting river. And as a bonus, you'll be able to admire the lush greenery, jungle vines and different types of insects, birds, and animals, like monkeys and sloths along the way. About halfway down the river, you’ll take a break while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! The finish line is our riverside restaurant where you can change into your dry clothes and a delicious homecooked meal awaits hungry paddlers!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6833P27
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tropical fruit snack
  • Have a traditional Costa Rican lunch called “Casado” along with some amazing Costa Rican gourmet coffee.
  • Helmet, Paddle, Rafting Boat, Life Jacket
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Breakfast
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.
  • 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 wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tropical fruit snack
  • Have a traditional Costa Rican lunch called “Casado” along with some amazing Costa Rican gourmet coffee.
  • Helmet, Paddle, Rafting Boat, Life Jacket
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Breakfast
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Aug 2020
A note from La Fortuna to San José Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3
Ask about our "Pure Private - Pura Vida" upgrades to make your tour completely PRIVATE. We also have locally-handmade, 3-ply fabric masks and plastic masks for sale. Let us know if there is anything we can assist with for making your travels as safe & comfortable as possible.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
6 reviews
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Tina N
24 contributions
Costa Rica: Beautiful place with wonderful people! We were picked up in San Jose by Roy who drove us through the countryside to the River. Our guide was Gabrielle. He was personable and fun and made me at ease. He has an extensive knowledge of the wildlife and the river. He has been a river tour guide for 17 years and loves what he does. His enthusiasm and humor made our trip so enjoyable.

We had a wonderful lunch after rafting and then Roy drove us to our final destination, la Fortunate. I highly recommend this event.
Written 26 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nochee
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
We tried to book a trip with this company on a recommendation. We contacted through WhatsApp, Facebook, their website and the phone. They kept telling us we'll get back to you in an hour and then never responded. This was over a period of four days. You can see they have read the messages and that they are online, but they almost never respond. Apparently, they fired everyone during the pandemic and do not have the capacity to do tours. But instead of explaining that or saying they can't do it, they either ignore or say we'll be right back to you.
Written 9 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DesafioAdventures
Hola Nochee, Thank you for your review. Yes, we were very short handed for a bit after coming back from Covid19 and had challenges with messages and requests coming in from a variety of different places (social networks, different WhatsApp accounts, chat, telephone, email, platforms like TripAdvisor/Viator, etc.) We have since been able to funnel most of everything into one main area to consolidate and brought more hands in deck. We hope you’ll give us another try, especially since you found us after we were recommended to you. That means a lot to us and we are sorry we didn’t get to take you rafting! Best wishes, Christine Larson Co-owner Desafio Adventure Company
Written 13 October 2021
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Rebecca G
Phoenix, Arizona, United States13 contributions
Jul 2021
This was a great trip! The perfect way to break up the day-long travel from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio. The kids loved it as much as we did. Not too scary or difficult, just lots of fun. Our guide was great, super friendly and kept us all safe while allowing us to have fun. Lunch was tasty and served as a nice break by the water. The bus ride was long but the vehicle was well equipped and comfortable. I highly recommend this activity.
Written 17 July 2021
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SBaumruk
Libertyville, IL5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My husband and I had SO much fun on our white water rafting trip! We had never done it before, so were a little apprehensive. However, our guide was fabulous. He was very skilled and friendly, while taking our safety very seriously. We were so disappointed when it was over! The lunch after we rafted was awesome. We expected something average at best and were so surprised at how delicious it was. We highly recommend Desafio and would absolutely use them again when we return to Costa Rica.
Written 26 March 2020
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Ariela S
Miami Beach, FL10 contributions
Jan 2020
We loved this activity and had a great guide (Noel) to coach us through the rapids. We felt safe with him on board and enjoyed our time. Warning: this is not a lazy river and there are rapids.
Written 27 January 2020
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Hi hi! Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you pointed out our professional guides like Noel. Also that you had a great family experience with us. That means a lot to us! Come back again! Pura Vida!
Written 16 March 2020
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Erin D
4 contributions
Dec 2019
The weather was liquid sunshine as expected in the rainforest. Alberth was fantastic
He had an incredible sense of humour, was able to satisfy my my Adrenalin junkie 12 yr
Old son at the same time splash everyone and being light on my teenage daughter.😁👍The trip was exciting and very organized not to meantion very safe. We saw sloths a plethora of birds, got to jump into the river and float..high enough for a salto.
Food at the base camp was fantastic!! 👍👍👍👍👍😁
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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