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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wave Expeditions, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge.
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    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
    • Equipment: Raft, Paddles, Rafting Vest and Helmet
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Soft Drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 8 years old to take this tour
    • 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. Flip-flops are not allowed
    • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose
    • 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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    Holy cow!! After exploring Costa Rica for 8 days I can say without a doubt this was an absolute highlight of the trip!! We had an amazing time in the rapids! They did a great job of explaining the safety instructions and letting us practice before being thrown into the rapids.
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    Marcos and crew were fantastic! We had a great time rafting and enjoying nature. The lunch was delicious and the sugar can demo was fun! I highly recommend this trip!
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 6 days ago
    Hands up for Marcos and crew! 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.
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    We had such a great adventure! It happened to be off season(October) and we were the only 2 on the raft. The safety instructions were short and concise and with a few practice strokes we were on our way. Mario was an excellent guide Chris was a safe driver of the van and Rommel
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 6 days ago
    Awesome review! Rafting is an experience for everyone, Class II & III range of ages from 8 to 65 years old. We agree with you, Mario is an outstanding professional, he has a lot of knowledge and experience, which gives confidence in the moment of embarking on the adventure. Our River Guides are certified by the IRF for its activity, which definitely makes a difference in safety and operation facts. I´ll let Mario, Chris & Rommel hear from you. We really hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida. Wave Staff.
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    In August I went white-water-rafting together with my friends along the Balsa-River. We had the best time ever and it was so much fun. I can highly recommend Wave expeditions as they were above and beyond. The service is incredible, they picked us up at home, gave us many
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    Response from waveexpedition, Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    @Traveldi.. - We are so excited you and your friends enjoyed your rafting trip with Wave. There is no better way to experience Costa Rica than paddling down tropical rivers! We also agree that Horario IS the best! He is one member of a 5 star team. Thank you for joining us and we will see you on the river soon! The Wave Rafting Team!
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    This was the perfect white water rafting experience - just enough white water to make it exciting but not enough to make it petrifying! We were a family of 5 (kids aged 9, 12 and 14) and we all absolutely loved this trip. Our guide was Marcos, who made the who experience very
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded Sep 9, 2019
    @Daligazan We are happy that your family finds the perfect balance in your rafting experience. The secret to Wave Rafting is the people how work here. We'll make sure to pass along what you said to Marcos, thank you for noticing! Thanks for choosing Wave Rafting for your adventure in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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    Key Details
    • Wave Expeditions
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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