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

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Tour snapshot
Exciting rafting and zipline adventure in La Fortuna 
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza
  • WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza
  • WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
108 reviews
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Andre P
3 contributions
Family
Perfect excursion to start our trip on 7/4/2021. Pure Adrenaline rush! This was our first time in Costa Rica with the family. Our party of 9 started the excursion with zip lining. The highlight for us was water rafting. Our guide Brandon took care of us; knowledgeable tour guide, focused on safety, attentive to the groups needs and spent time educating us on the river, culture and environment. We had a passenger fell overboard and Brandon quickly was able to pull him to safety within seconds. Thanks Brandon. Recommend purchasing the pictures ~ $30 USD. Highly recommend this company and this excursion.
Written July 7, 2021
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WaveRafting
Hello! Awesome review! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure story with us! Zipline and Rafting combo is one of our best sellers, has a perfect mix between Adventure, Nature, and Culture. We will share your glowing review with Brandon and the team. Pura Vida.
Written July 13, 2021
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Rob and Stephan... P
4 contributions
What a great experience we had rafting with Wave Expeditions. Momo was a hilarious and competent guide who made our experience with Wave Expeditions a great experience. I personally have rafted numerous rivers in North America but this was a first for several members of my family. The Balsa River is one of the cleanest and enjoyable rivers I have been on. Pura Vida!
Written July 21, 2022
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WaveRafting
Thanks for sharing your River Story with us. We agree that Momo is an awesome guide! Our rafting guides have international certification as whitewater guides and extensive experience in this activity. This allows our clients to have a good time, enjoy the activity and of course always with our commitment to Safety First. We are glad that you have enjoyed our Rafting Experience, hope to see you again next time!. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff.
Written July 22, 2022
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Mariah S
11 contributions
Couples
This tour was more than I could have hoped for. Everything went smoothly and the excursions were amazing. We started the day with 7 ziplines and the scenery was beautiful. I don't think anywhere else can top this. Then we hopped on a shuttle to the rafting with Johnny as our driver and Julio explaining the process on the way. Mario was our raft guide and he did a great job explaining the safety and leading us down the river. We had a blast and even got to hop in the river and float. Then we changed, had a beer, and headed to lunch. The traditional casado meal was so great and we had a sugar cane tour with tastings and a shot of moonshine to finish it off. Highly reccomend this tour, I don't think anything else on our trip will top it.
Written July 5, 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Mariah! Awesome review! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure story with us! Zipline and Rafting combo is one of our best sellers, has a perfect mix between adventure, nature, and culture. We hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida! Wave Staff.
Written July 8, 2021
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Clara A
Yonkers, NY6 contributions
Friends
Highly recommend this tour! The bus picks up from the hotel to take you to zip line. Wear something you can be wet in all day. Must wear sneakers! RAINforest. Mini cafe and bathrooms available at zip line. Brown bag snacks on bus between zip line and rafting. Rafting loads of fun! Jose is a cutie. Fruits for rafting and bathrooms available at the end. Buffet lunch was delicious. Birthdays were celebrated at the restaurant with a local cake. Coffee was scrumptious! Moonshine presentation was great! Photographers were available at both tours - not included, great prices though!
Written January 24, 2020
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Thanks for sharing your River Story with us! We are glad to hear that you had a great time on the river and above trees on a zipline. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida!. Wave Rafting.
Written January 27, 2020
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Nayaj77
San Juan Capistrano, CA21 contributions
Worth it! I booked an all day adventure which included zip line and white water rafting in with my husband and two teenagers. We had the most amazing time and I highly recommend this!!! Zip lining was so fun and the scenery was beautiful. The white water rafting I was just the right amount of excitement and adventure. We felt like it was great team building with our teenagers.
Written December 28, 2021
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WaveRafting
Awesome Review!. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting experience. Thanks for sharing your river story, and for recommending us! Pura Vida, The Wave Rafting Team.
Written December 29, 2021
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Holpink
1 contribution
We really enjoyed this trip! It was little inefficient how they ran it, we had to start at the Wave office, then get driven 5 minutes down the road to the zipline place which is another company. We had our own car so we could have saved a lot of time just going directly there and being able to store our stuff. Then we drove back to Wave after ziplining to go rafting. Ziplining was very cool but also rushed, so it was hard to really take it in. Lots of ziplines to do, the first was the best with a few of La Fortuna waterfall. Rafting was so much better than I expected. Not scary, no one fell out, and water was much calmer than I anticipated. The guide was very professional and in control and made me feel safe. The scenery is beautiful as well!
Written August 9, 2021
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WaveRafting
Hello, 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.
Written August 13, 2021
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Eva-Lotta H
Solna, Sweden11 contributions
Family
We went rafting two days with different companies in Arenal and Wave expedition were by far the better one!! We did the combo tour with Zipline and Balsa River and both activities were fantastic! Wave exp picked us up punctual, the Zipline was the most personal ever (Arenal mundo Adventure) and over beautiful landscape! The snacks and lunch offered was great. The rafting with guide Romel was hilariously fun, wet,exciting but at the same time felt secure with him as the guide. After the tasty lunch lunch they showed us about sugarcanes and we got to try drinking both juice and the strong liquor. A really fun day in total! Also great with Wave expedition is that they had a place to change clothes directly after rafting with toilets which the other company didn’t offer.
Written January 1, 2020
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Amazing review! We couldn´t be happier!. We have been offering Rafting experiences since 2006, with a big commitment to safety, trying to do our best to provide much more than a rafting trip.... is the whole experience that matters, counting with every detail. We hope to see you again on the river soon. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff.
Written January 3, 2020
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337struth
East Leake, UK29 contributions
Awesome day! Zip lining was terrifying but so exciting and we felt extremely safe in the hands of Kristel & Louis. The late is nothing like whizzing through the jungle! The white water rafting was our favourite part of the whole 2 weeks of our trip - special thanks to Koki (Jorge) our guide who was funny, knowledgeable and made it so much fun. It absolutely bucketed it down but that just made it even better!!!!!! 🦥 💦
Written February 13, 2020
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Awesome review! Thanks so much for Sharing your Adventure story with us! Zipline and Rafting combo is one of our best sellers, has a perfect mix of adventure, nature, and culture. Koki is an excellent guide and passionate for what he does, sure he will be more than happy to hear this review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our rafting trip as much as we do. We hope to see you again next time. Pura Vida! Wave Staff.
Written February 17, 2020
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The Mullens
2 contributions
Fantastic day on the the water with the family, awesome water conditions in June, the rapids were legit fun, but nothing too crazy, solid class 3 sections. Julio, our guide, was most excellent, he took great care of us in the boat and Jairo, our guide, on the ride there was a wealth of knowledge about the local towns, farms and flora and fauna. You can tell that these guys embrace the pura vida. The lunch at the end to the local farm, was a great way to end the day. If you like adventure and learning more about the local culture, well then this is the perfect way to spend some time in Forturna.
Written June 6, 2022
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WaveRafting
Nailed it!. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting Trip as much as we do. Thanks for sharing your River Story. We hope to see you again on the river soon. I will make sure that Julio hears from you!, he will be very thankful. Pura Vida!. The Wave Rafting Team
Written June 7, 2022
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Clint H
1 contribution
Couples
Zip lining was great. The first two zip lines were so long and so high, over La Fortuna Falls. The others were also fun. Seven lines in total. Very well done. The rafting was also superb. I have been a river guide myself and these guys with Wave knows what they were doing. They had the right gear and knew the river well. It was a shallow, rocky section (dam controlled), but with enough water to have a great time. It had lots of fun waves and holes. I guess big water is in the fall (October, November) and the river is much faster and more challenging then. This was perfect for our experienced group. The water was also warm(ish) and perfect for getting splashed and swimming.
Written February 23, 2020
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Hi Clinth! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experiences with us! Our mission is to provide you the best Tours experiences and we feel so glad to know that we made it. Hope to see you soon in Wave Rafting. ¡Pura Vida!
Written February 26, 2020
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CarolLM246
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Highly recommend
Fantastic day on the river. Jed was our guide. He made sure everyone had a great time. We were paired with a fam
hmH1982FJ
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Great Time!
Highly recommend Wave! Our family of 5 (3 teens) did the II-III white water rafting out of Fortuna. The tour was
gddo
gddo
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Awesome!
We had so much fun on this tour! Momo was our guide, and he was great! I highly recommend you request him. We we
madelynm2020
madelynm2020
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unforgetable experience!!!!
We did water rafting with wade, definitely an unforgetable experience. from the guide, the pick up at the hotel, l
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For intense rafting experience, go with this company to be safe
This was really fun and it’s one tour that is best after a hard rain or during a rain because the river is high and
remcov660
remcov660
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Great trip. For kids and parents.
Great experience. We went rafting with 5 families with kids 9-15 years old. It was very well organized and a great
Stevjoh
Stevjoh
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Great day out!
Great fun! Came with mixed age family (12-adult). Imagined that Class II/III was going to be tame. Turned out to b
Ambassador601171
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Amazing outdoor experience and top notch service!
We went 4 friends of the age of 28-29; 2 girls and 2 guys, with no previous experience doing rafting and we had a b
Paradise668257
Paradise668257
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Fabulous and fun class III rafting with our young adult children followed by delicious lunch at organic farm
We spent the day with Wave staff who started by picking us up at our hotel in a comfortable, air conditioned bus.
fargher
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rio balsa for the win
Class 2-3.... sounds mild doesn't it. It was not at all. It was nutz, nutz, nutz. Awesomesauce. It was a non
Y8264KTpamelab
Y8264KTpamelab
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River Rafting is Pura Vida
We visited Costa Rica as a Graduation Getaway for my daughter's high school graduation. We spent a few days in La
Margie L
Margie L
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Amazing White Water Rafting with Friends
Enzo was the main guide. Felix was our driver, and Marco was our guide on the water. This was seriously amazing!
K1175GGmarkp
K1175GGmarkp
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Ask for super mario for your boat!
Ask for super mario! Great fun. Excellently run. Maximising the excitement of the rapids while never putting saf
FelBW
FelBW
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Would defiantly recommend.
After a bit of hanging around at the start while everyone got their kit on, we set off on a fabulous adventure our
mirandahM2792DQ
mirandahM2792DQ
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Muy Epico!
Wave is the best local company to work with for your adventure needs. We were blessed to get Carlos as our guide a
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