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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal provided by Wave Expeditions

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Let your adrenaline levels soar on a white-water rafting and zipline tour in La Fortuna, one of the best places for adventure in Costa Rica. During several zipline rides, get aerial views of the rain forest and watch for tropical birds and monkeys. The relatively gentle Class II-III rapids of the Balsa River mean that no previous experience rafting is required. Return transportation and a guide make this an easy day trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Exciting rafting and zipline adventure in La Fortuna 
  • No previous experience required for this exhilarating experience 
  • Feel secure during the activities with a guide 
  • Lunch and hotel transfers are included 
What to expect
  • Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, where you board an air-conditioned coach destined for the zipline center. Once onsite, strap on your harness and receive a safety briefing before conquering several ziplines positioned over the rain forest canopy. Soar over a canyon at speeds of up to 40 miles (70 kilometers) per hour. Get aerial views of La Fortuna Waterfall and look out for native wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds. Following the zipline circuit, have a fruit snack and travel to the Balsa River in a 4WD vehicle. On arrival, put on your rafting gear and listen to instructions from a guide before tackling the Class II and III rapids of the Balsa River, a fast-moving waterway home to sloths, toucans, and monkeys. Following a Costa Rican-style lunch, be dropped off at your La Fortuna hotel later in the evening.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Exciting rafting and zipline adventure in La Fortuna 
  • No previous experience required for this exhilarating experience 
  • Feel secure during the activities with a guide 
  • Lunch and hotel transfers are included 
What to expect
  • Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, where you board an air-conditioned coach destined for the zipline center. Once onsite, strap on your harness and receive a safety briefing before conquering several ziplines positioned over the rain forest canopy. Soar over a canyon at speeds of up to 40 miles (70 kilometers) per hour. Get aerial views of La Fortuna Waterfall and look out for native wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds. Following the zipline circuit, have a fruit snack and travel to the Balsa River in a 4WD vehicle. On arrival, put on your rafting gear and listen to instructions from a guide before tackling the Class II and III rapids of the Balsa River, a fast-moving waterway home to sloths, toucans, and monkeys. Following a Costa Rican-style lunch, be dropped off at your La Fortuna hotel later in the evening.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16121P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza
  • WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age 8
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
  • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
  • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza
  • WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, 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
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age 8
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
  • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
  • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Scott O
St. George, UT21 contributions
A fantastic day of adventure!
A great day! We did the zip line tour and then river rafting. Zip lining through the jungle and over La Fortuna waterfall was spectacular! River rafting was a blast too! All the guides were great, very friendly and helpful all day! I would do it again for sure! Bravo Gustavo!
Written 9 October 2021
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jordan y
2 contributions
Zip lining and white water rafting
Absolutley awesome! It was my first time zip lining and my friends first time white water rafting. Met a bunch of other young adults right away and got to form a super cool group for the whole day! Absolutely will be back! The food and little cultural presentation at the end is awesome too
Written 11 September 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Jordan, Life is about collecting memories, Glad to be on yours! Hope was the first but not the last time we will see you paddling with us. Pura Vida! Wave Staff
Written 17 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Holpink
1 contribution
Love it!
Jul 2021
We really enjoyed this trip! It was little inefficient how they ran it, we had to start at the Wave office, then get driven 5 minutes down the road to the zipline place which is another company. We had our own car so we could have saved a lot of time just going directly there and being able to store our stuff. Then we drove back to Wave after ziplining to go rafting. Ziplining was very cool but also rushed, so it was hard to really take it in. Lots of ziplines to do, the first was the best with a few of La Fortuna waterfall. Rafting was so much better than I expected. Not scary, no one fell out, and water was much calmer than I anticipated. The guide was very professional and in control and made me feel safe. The scenery is beautiful as well!
Written 9 August 2021
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WaveRafting
Hello, Thanks for sharing your River Story with us, we are glad to hear that you had a great time on the river. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida!. Wave Rafting.
Written 13 August 2021
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SusanneMD
Nazareth, PA16 contributions
TOTAL BLAST!!
Jul 2021
The zip lining was awesome but our favorite part was the white water rafting! Had the absolute BEST guide, Carlos, who made it so incredibly fun and exciting! Highlight of our Costa Rica 10 day tour!
Written 28 July 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Sussane, We´re glad to hear that you enjoyed our family-friendly white water rafting tour combined with the zipline. From the start to the end, this tour is sure to be the highlight of any vacation, funny and very safe, recommended for all ages. We hope to see you again in the river soon! Pura Vida!
Written 3 August 2021
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Andre P
3 contributions
Wave Expedition Did It Right!
Jul 2021 • Family
Perfect excursion to start our trip on 7/4/2021. Pure Adrenaline rush! This was our first time in Costa Rica with the family. Our party of 9 started the excursion with zip lining. The highlight for us was water rafting. Our guide Brandon took care of us; knowledgeable tour guide, focused on safety, attentive to the groups needs and spent time educating us on the river, culture and environment. We had a passenger fell overboard and Brandon quickly was able to pull him to safety within seconds. Thanks Brandon. Recommend purchasing the pictures ~ $30 USD. Highly recommend this company and this excursion.
Written 7 July 2021
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WaveRafting
Hello! Awesome review! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure story with us! Zipline and Rafting combo is one of our best sellers, has a perfect mix between Adventure, Nature, and Culture. We will share your glowing review with Brandon and the team. Pura Vida.
Written 13 July 2021
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Mariah S
1 contribution
Amazing Tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
This tour was more than I could have hoped for. Everything went smoothly and the excursions were amazing. We started the day with 7 ziplines and the scenery was beautiful. I don't think anywhere else can top this. Then we hopped on a shuttle to the rafting with Johnny as our driver and Julio explaining the process on the way. Mario was our raft guide and he did a great job explaining the safety and leading us down the river. We had a blast and even got to hop in the river and float. Then we changed, had a beer, and headed to lunch. The traditional casado meal was so great and we had a sugar cane tour with tastings and a shot of moonshine to finish it off. Highly reccomend this tour, I don't think anything else on our trip will top it.
Written 5 July 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Mariah! Awesome review! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure story with us! Zipline and Rafting combo is one of our best sellers, has a perfect mix between adventure, nature, and culture. We hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida! Wave Staff.
Written 8 July 2021
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Said M
1 contribution
Fantastic
Jun 2021 • Friends
It was absolutely awesome! Mario was a fantastic tour guide! Highly recommend! (This review was written by college students)
Written 27 June 2021
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WaveRafting
Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your rafting trip as much as we do. We hope to see you again on the river soon. Pura Vida!. The Wave Rafting Team.
Written 28 June 2021
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CatherineBH
San Diego, CA203 contributions
Day of fun and adventure
We bought a combo package with Wave rafting. We enjoyed our ziplining and rafting tour. It was a worthwhile experience while in La Fortuna. The sales people that I inquired with were professional and helpful.

Wave Rafting on Balsa River
The river rafting was awesome and the river was flowing fast. We were on the bus that took us to the starting point. One of the local guides was hiving us safety lessons. Our raft guide was entertaining. It was a memorable tour that included a sugar cane tour and delicious lunch.
Written 27 May 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Catherine, Thanks for sharing your river story with us, we are glad to hear that you had a great time on the river. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida! Wave Rafting.
Written 28 May 2021
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AKB
3 contributions
Full day adrenaline rush with breathtaking views!
Dec 2020
My husband and I just did the zipline and rafting tour as part of our honeymoon and had an absolute blast! The guides are enthusiastic and thorough, with both COVID-19 and overall safety protocols. Would absolutely recommend it if you are looking for a full-day adrenaline rush, delicious food, and an authentic Costa Rican experience. We witnessed breathtaking views and even saw a few sloths, iguanas, and monkeys along the way!
Written 26 December 2020
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WaveRafting
Thanks for sharing your river story with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed so much your Rafting trip, whitewater rafting + ziplining is an experience everyone should try once in a life. We hope to see you on the river again soon. Pura Vida, Wave Staff
Written 28 December 2020
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Lisa K
1 contribution
Great Family Adventure
Mar 2020
We have 4 teenagers and were looking for a day of adventure and fun and this was it. I have to say I was a little terrified of the ziplining before hand, but once we got there, it was so safe and the guides were great. The views were amazing and everyone had a blast. They even had a guide ride with my special needs child and she smiled the entire time. Rafting was amazing also. Warner keep us laughing and having fun. Food was good as well, got a big snack bag in between activities and an amazing lunch after. Thanks Wave Expeditions!
Written 26 March 2020
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By: Wave Expeditions
Caterina M
Caterina M
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Great rafting
Was a great experience, adventure, natural and friendly staff. The guide was super fun, give directions about what
Fernandezfam2014
Fernandezfam2014
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Will be back for more!
Couldn't have a better day! Enzo was our instructor— Takes safety seriously while ensuring you have the time of you
Experience685207
Experience685207
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Amazing
I was incredibly scared to rafting to the point that I even cried while getting on the raft. Sivianny who was my in
joannehoughtaling
joannehoughtaling
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Wave Expeditions - Awesome Rafting in Costa Rica!
Our family had an amazing time rafting with Gerald and his crew in Costa Rica! Friendly, funny, informative staff!
samouse85
samouse85
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Rafting is a must do in La Fortuna!
We had a blast rafting class II & III! Great for beginners to intermediate. Beautiful river and Gusi was a great gu
RachelM3194
RachelM3194
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Can't wait to do it again!
My husband and I took the half day Balsa River White Water Rafting tour in August 2021. Our tour guide was Enzo and
DonalMooney
DonalMooney
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Awesome white water rafting experience
Great team, fun ride, lovely people to share the boat with and DELICIOUS pineapple and watermelon half way down the
Lourdes L
Lourdes L
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A unique experience !
Recommended for those who like extreme sports and adventures. You have to be physically and mentally prepared. Ve
MelandBrad81
MelandBrad81
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A WAVE of Fun
My first time rafting ever and Wave did not disappoint. Our experienced guide, Roger, was informative not only abo
pscant79
pscant79
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Great experience.
This rafting trip by far exceeded by expectations. We had a wonderful time. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Kayla C
Kayla C
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Safe and fun!
Fun and safe way to adventure down a Costa Rican river! The guides were all very experienced, and extra precautions
johnaT1840ON
johnaT1840ON
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Fantastic company!
What a great company! Enzo your fantastic and all you team members were so helpful and spoke great English. They pi
rjbrace
rjbrace
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Great crew and float!
This was the second half of my Costa Rican day, the first being the waterfall rappelling. The Wave rafting team pic
btempleman2021
btempleman2021
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Fantastic Time
Top notch river rafting trip and company. Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Our kids (ages 12, 10 an
martinezchristy3
martinezchristy3
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La Fortuna with a bang!
We started our trip in Costa Rica with class 4+ rapids, guided by the WONDERFUL Momo!! We will never forget this wh
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