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

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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.
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lisa K wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: March 2020
nicci0 wrote a review Mar 2020
Galveston Island, Texas44 contributions18 helpful votes
I scheduled this adventure day for the first full day in Costa Rica because I didn't want to dread it all week... we promised our daughters a day of adventures, but I was fairly terrified. It ended up being one of my very favorite days in CR. We started out early at the zip
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you so much for these nice comments and for describing the amazing day you had. Our mission is to provide unique experiences that let nice memories during your vacations. We are proud to know that we have fulfilled the mission. We hope to see you again soon! Pura Vida!!!
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quicktrip7 wrote a review Mar 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico1 contribution
My husband and I just wanted to be adventurous and not be sloths on this trip so we tried this. We just hoped it would be fun and that we wouldn’t die. It was so fun and the guides are such a blast! They are so fun to talk to and we felt totally safe in their hands. We plan on
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Date of experience: March 2020
Dana P wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California3 contributions
Our guides for both zipline and raft were awesome and everything was taken care of for us. Horacio was a great raft guide!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 5 weeks ago
Excellent! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting and Zipline trip. Our Guides are very knowledgable professionals and passionate about what they do. Travelers rafting with us are in good hands. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida. Wave Staff!
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Brian S wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York7 contributions
Our daughters are 11 and 9. They've never been ziplining nor whitewater rafting. Thanks to Wave Expeditions, they are now avid fans of both. I really can't express enough appreciation for how wonderful our experience was- rafting on the Rio Balsa was intense but incredibly fun.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Hi! Thanks so much for your GREAT review. I have posted your review up in our guide board as our staff love to see the results of their hard work! Our goal is always to provide our clients with their BEST day in Costa Rica! Thanks so much for joining us on the river and in Costa Rica. Look forward to seeing you next year!!!
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About the operator

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By: Wave Expeditions
Amazing Adventure
We did this 4 years ago and loved it. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, and the most fun! So when we booked
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Thanks Mario !
We had. A great adventure with our guide Mario and the entire Wave Expeditions team. We felt safe, informed and ha
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White water rafting
Our guide was Agusto. He was super funny and very informative! He took his time to explain all the safety rules and
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Amazing time rafting with Super Mario!
I had never been white water rafting before and I'd say this was a perfect tour to my feet wet. If you're seeking s
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Family fun rafting and more
Good times and fun for our family. We enjoyed the rafting on balsam river and then lunch and sugar cane demonstrat
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thomas j
Wonderful Rafting Trip
Great crew and very nice rafting trips, All the guides were just amazing they really knows all the rapids, thank yo
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Class 2-3 Rafting
We went to CR for my bachelor trip looking for adventure, this activity did not disappoint. What a thrill! Most o
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Hands down my favorite excursion!
This excursion was my friends and I's favorite excursion, which is really impressive considering how much fun I had
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Scott C
Great time
Friendly guides great all around experience including the lunch. One of rafting trips we have been on.
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Fabulous first whitewater rafting outing for all of us!
Alonso was an awesome guide, and kept us safe and entertained throughout the entire trip! The trip was much more c
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Super Mario
We loved our day today with super Mario!! He was a fun, informative, engaging and skilled guide. The experience ov
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What a ride!
Our entire experience was amazing! My wife and I did the class II-III rapids tour with Mario and we could not have
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Great fun!
This was our first time rafting and what a blast! The Wave team were very professional and safety conscious with im
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Paula T
Best Rafting Trip
The guides were amazingly knowledgeable. Augusto in the van was an absolute hoot! We had Yorhame as our river gu
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Best day!
We did the combination of the hanging bridges in the morning and the rafting in the afternoon. Marcos picked us up
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Key Details
  • Wave Expeditions
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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