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White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

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    What to Expect
    Begin your tour with a 10.30am pickup from your La Fortuna or Arenal hotel and an around 50-minute journey to the Balsa River. Along the way, admire the scenery as you drive through yucca and papaya plantations, and perhaps spot iguanas and other wildlife.

    On arrival, get suited up for your white water rafting excursion and listen as your instructor explains the basic paddling and steering techniques, as well as important safety rules. Then, jump aboard the raft and set out on a thrilling 2-hour rafting ride. As you paddle downstream, enjoy stunning views of the surrounding rainforest, keeping a look out for monkeys, sloths and toucans along the riverbanks, and get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle over Class II and III rapids, including the ‘Magnetic Rock’ and the ‘Dredges’. Cold drinks and fresh fruits will keep you energized along the way, and you can also take the opportunity to cool off with a swim in the river.

    After returning to land and drying off, re-fuel with a typical Costa Rican lunch (lunch) at a traditional country estate, before setting out on the return journey.

    Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel between 4pm and 4.30pm.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our white water rafting experience was fantastic. We got picked up and dropped off at our hotel, were fed fruit and delicious lunch, and had the best time on the river. Romel, Estevan, and Juan Carlos were especially lovely, helpful, and attentive. Great adventure!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Solange E
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The white water rafting was a lot of fun and well worth the price! The very nice and helpful crew gives you a very in depth safety brief on the way out to the river. Our rafting master was Horacio and he made sure we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Adrian C
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The rapids were a lot of fun. I had never been white water rafting and felt completely comfortable and safe with our guide Joseph/Pita. We spent about two hours on the water, with a stop for a snack of pineapple and watermelon, followed by lunch...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank heatherwI7241KS
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great rafting trip with Mario as our guide. Our kids are 17 and 10 and it was very challenging and fun. My kids loved it and were able to paddle the entire way. Mario was great with my younger child, very knowledgeable...More

    Thank ginawyatt2018
    waveexpedition, Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    "Supermario" indeed! Thank you for choosing to spend the day rafting with us. Our staff are hand picked for their experience on the river and their customer service. We really love sharing the river with families. We are thrilled you had such a great day...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My 11 year old son and I (47) did a whitewater rafting trip with Wave Expeditions and our fabulous Guide Director, Esteban - down the Balsa River, outside of La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa Rica. And it surpassed expectations - it was awesome! Good chat and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Donovan H
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    • Duration: 6h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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