We did the class 2-3 Rio Balsa rafting with Desafio and I have nothing but great words for them. Our guides were amazing. This was hands-down the best tour we have ever done and is more than worth the cost. We started the tour by stopping at a fruit stand where they bought fruit for us later during our rafting break. On this stop the guides found a sloth in the tree nearby and showed us (my trip was complete after this!). After about a 40 min drive we arrived to the Rio Balsa. Our guide was so great at making us feel prepared and safe .. but ready to have fun! We were on the river for about 2-3 hours I think and half way through we stopped on the bank for some fruit. Make sure to bring $30 to get the pictures that are taken of you from our friendly "paparazzi" in the kayak following our raft ... these were PRICELESS and hilarious. After changing out of wet clothes, we went to the house of the former Costa Rican president for a delicious Costa Rican casado (best meal of our entire trip) and a sugar cane mill tour. This house is beautiful and everyone made us feel super welcome. We sampled homemade moonshine (strong!). You are crazy if you choose another rafting tour from somewhere else. You will not be disappointed!
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