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Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

  • Whitewater rafting trip down the Sarapiquí River in Costa Rica
  • Splash and bump along through Class III and IV rapids in the rainforest
  • Dig into a hearty Costa Rican lunch at a rustic local restaurant after rafting
Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
From $65.00
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Afternoon White Water RaftingMost Popular
If you missed going rafting in the morning, no worries - you can join us on our exciting afternoon white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River.
From $85.00
Safari Float Sarapiqui
Not everyone may want to go rafting, so you can always try an easy going safari float to see the large variety of interesting wild life that inhabits the lush jungles of the Sarapiqui River.
From $65.00
SUPER Mambo Combo
Get the maximum adrenaline out of your day! Go canyoning in the Lost Canyon and finish on an exciting Sarapiqui Whitewater Rafting tour. Two amazing tours in a full-day of intense fun and adventure!
From $175.00
Take a wet and wild ride down the Sarapiquí River on a thrilling white-water rafting tour! Paddle your way through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by the lush tropical scenery of the Costa Rican rain forest. Refuel with a tropical snack on the river bank, and reward your white-water victory with a hearty lunch at an authentic restaurant. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.
What to Expect
Prepare to get soaked on this adrenaline-boosting ride down the Rio Sarapiquí! After morning pickup at your La Fortuna hotel, enjoy the scenic 2-hour drive to the launch site near the town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí. Gear up with a helmet, life vest and paddle, and receive a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide. 

Test your mettle as you navigate through 30 Class III and IV rapids with names like the Terminator, the Pipeline and Dos Locos. Your guide will offer tips and techniques to help you triumph through the churning chutes. A professional photographer follows in a separate raft to capture all the action on film so you can focus on paddling. You can purchase photos at the end of the tour.

Midway through the 6-mile (10-km) descent, take a riverside break and recharge with a snack of tropical fruit. You may have a chance to swim in calmer waters or even splash into the river off of a cliff. Hop back in the raft to continue the white-knuckle adventure for another several miles.

Celebrate your triumph over the Sarapiquí with a savory lunch at a local restaurant. Shower and change into dry clothes before the return drive to La Fortuna.
Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Class III-IV Thrilling and Fun

This is my second time doing rafting in Costa Rica. The first time I did class II-III but this time opted for the higher class. It was definitely more thrilling and fun. As long as you listen to your instructor you will be fine! The...More

Thank SWali07
Reviewed August 1, 2018
Awesome experience all around! Pura Vida!

Did the Mambo Combo - canyoning + class II-III whitewater rafting. There were pleasant greetings and complimentary fresh coffee at office. Adrian, David, and Emerson, along with all the other guides and drivers were welcoming, friendly, funny, enthusiastic, patient, and highly skilled. All the guides...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris N
Reviewed July 21, 2018
Great Fun!!!

We had an amazing time on this trip! Luis (boat guide) and Kenneth (our bus guide) were outstanding and provided great information and expertise. The rafting was not too difficult and we had 3 first-time teen rafters in our 6 person raft. Luis did a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sixfive34
Reviewed July 17, 2018
Great run

The day before we came, the water had been too high to do the run. While we were there, it was perfect. Large group (7 rafts, 40+ tourist, guides). Our guide (Oscar) was very good at getting us through the various rapids (several Class IIIs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile
Whitewater Rafting & Lunch

This trip was phenomenal & Kenneth was our boat guide! He kept us safe, wet & laughing. We had never been white water rafting & highly recommend this tour !!! The lunch was homemade and delicious. We have several tours thru this company & highly...More

Thank kristeno287
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