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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3. provided by Arenal Rafting

Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3.

Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3.
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from $69.34 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
This white-water rafting trip takes you through the middle of the Costa Rican rain forest while providing unbeatable adventure. Spike your adrenaline paddling down class II and III rapids, stopping to swim in secluded waters and admire tropical scenery along the way. Tour includes all equipment, safety training, and lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Power down the Balsa River for a look at Costa Rica’s wild side
Chances to see sloths, monkeys, and more
Guided white-water rafting trip balances adventure and safety
Costa Rican-style lunch and snacks are included
What to expect
Make your own way to the rafting office to meet your guide and begin your tour. Practice a few key safety maneuvers before heading out on the Balsa River. This rafting trip takes you down six miles (10 kilometers) of class II to III white-water rapids that keep your adrenaline pumping. Work together with your group to paddle hard and navigate the water while your guide steers the raft and keeps you safe. Stop along the way to rest, swim, snack, and admire views of the surrounding rain forest, with opportunities to see animals like sloths, howler monkeys, aquatic birds, and more. The tour concludes with a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36775P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Transportation • Bottled water • Towel • Lunch
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase) at the end of the tour.
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
The pick ups start from 9:00am to 9:30, it depends on where your hotel is located. DEPARTS: every day at 09:30am from LA FORTUNA. WHAT TO BRING: Changing clothes, clothes to get wet, tennis shoes or water shoes.
Arenal Rafting, Av 333 y Calle 460, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica If you do not need to pick up, you can get to our office at 9:15 am. We are located 100 meters north from the police station, avenue 333 street 460. You can find us On Waze or google maps as ARENAL RAFTING COMPANY.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Transportation • Bottled water • Towel • Lunch
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase) at the end of the tour.
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
The pick ups start from 9:00am to 9:30, it depends on where your hotel is located. DEPARTS: every day at 09:30am from LA FORTUNA. WHAT TO BRING: Changing clothes, clothes to get wet, tennis shoes or water shoes.
Arenal Rafting, Av 333 y Calle 460, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica If you do not need to pick up, you can get to our office at 9:15 am. We are located 100 meters north from the police station, avenue 333 street 460. You can find us On Waze or google maps as ARENAL RAFTING COMPANY.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum age 5 years old
Maximum weights 220 pounds
Please bring changing clothes, water shoes, clothes to get wet
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
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Emilia S
Fort Worth, TX3 contributions
Arenal Rafting Tour
Jun 2021
We did the White Water Rafting with Arenal Rafting during our trip and it was a highlight for sure!! We were on a raft with Roberto, and he was an amazing guide!! Our boat had so much fun together. He pointed out all the animal siting's, made us laugh and had a great spirit. We HIGHLY recommend him as a guide and Arenal Rafting as a whole.
Written June 10, 2021
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Liz K
Israel7 contributions
Amazing experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
‏Wow Wow wow! The best rafting company in the world. Was just amazing. Great experience, the instructors are professional and very kind. Thank you so much for the experience.
‏PS - The number one guide- Roberto.
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KenzieMomberger13
Salt Lake City, UT7 contributions
Good experience but poor communication
We were interested in sarapiqui river which was too low to run. Fine. Then we asked about UPPER balsa which was also class 3/4 and booked a tour for this. It was not until we literally got to the river and saw the sign showing LOWER balsa 2/3 that we realized this was not the right section.

Ultimately a day on the river is always a good day- coming from experienced rafters. The experience was good overall friendly guides, good food, good transport. I am still a little miffed that no one clarified this pretty important detail especially considering we typed out our plan for the trip over what’s app at their request- not just missing what we said over phone.

Should go without saying but confirm they trip you are taking!
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Courtney P
World1 contribution
Best experience in costa rica!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Such an amazing experience- would highly recommend Roberto if you can choose your guide. He was 12/10, did an incredible job. Logistics were very easy; they drive you to river and get everything set up. You make a stop halfway through where they feed you fresh fruit. At the end of the rafting trip, they drive you back and give you a delicious lunch!
Written June 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Walter D
2 contributions
Fun, Safe, and Beautiful
May 2021
I and six friends had a great time rafting. My group was with a really enjoyable tour guide name Marco. He was an excellent/experienced teacher and made the trip very fun. He had a great sense of humor and helped make the trip exciting and safe. The river was fun and safe, not to intense but still got a thrill. We were able to get out in swim at certain points.
Written May 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graham. a
3 contributions
Exciting rapids and beautiful views of nature
May 2021
First let me get straight to the point- Do this it's fantastic just do this.
We went with Tony who was an incredible guide with tons of experience. While keeping a bunch of amateurs safe he somehow found the time to point out tons of local wildlife. We saw a sloth on the way to the river multiple birds including an awesome owl, bats, and colorful frogs.

I also think this experience would be great for corporate groups. Navigating the river takes some coordinated team work and the photographers they send down the river capture some pretty funny photos to check out after you get back to the lunch location. Everyone looks good taking a blast of river water to the face!

This is a note for the owners- You should bottle and sell that hot sauce you serve with the lunch. I'll be your first customer.
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Veronika
16 contributions
Great ride
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time with these guys, it was our first time rafting and we enjoyed it immensely! It was a great ride on Balsa river and our guide, Jadder was really professional :) would love to go again
Written May 1, 2021
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JenniferRyan2131
Lake Delton, WI9 contributions
Funnest excursion of the trip
While it was rainy in La Fortuna, it is really sunny on the river. We had fun rafting, but also saw a sloth, our guide found a poison frog, iguana, sloth, bats, owl and ton of birds.
Written April 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TIFFANY D
5 contributions
Highlight of our trip
Mar 2021
This was exactly how I wish all tours were- fun from the beginning, on time, and really adjusted to the people attending. Our guide was Roberto, and we were lucky enough to be the only family rafting with him. He was playful with the kids and had everyone smiling and laughing as soon as we got into the water. He made sure to ask what we were comfortable with-and adjusted for our comfort zone.
He was great at finding animals. He even stopped to find a frog for my son after my son mentioned he was excited to see one.
Honestly, I think we would have enjoyed any of the guides- they seemed to love their jobs and being around one another.
The break for fresh fruit, as well as the meal afterward, were both welcomed and delicious.

They take pictures along the way that can be purchased at the end- but the sales are not high pressure.
I couldn't recommend this enough!
Written March 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TLSteuber
Orlando25 contributions
Must Do Rafting Tour
Exhilarating Rafting Tour! Our guide was highly knowledgeable of how to navigate the river safely and of the wildlife in the area. We all felt safe rafting down the Balsa river, checked sloths off our list of animals to see and enjoyed a delicious lunch afterwards. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟stars!
Written March 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Companion572661
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Whitewater Rafting Fun
Three of us went rafting and it was amazing. We had a great time going through the whitewater. The guides were espe
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The best time Rafting Adventure
I have done rafting in Colorado and west Virginia. But this is the best. Very continues warm water. Very profession
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lets go rafting
Very well organized trip all the guides knows their part during the rafting trip, Everything went really smooth, W
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andybG6354QY
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Amazing Trip
wow this was quite something, Very nice, The uppper balsa river is the best option in La fortuna, close to town, go
faithm597
faithm597
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Best in La Fortuna
This a must while in la fortuna, there are many things to do there, But rafting was the best, We had a lot of fun a
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530carltonf
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Great Ride
Wonderful ride, Amazing guides and great service, We had a very nice trip at the upper balsa river, class 3-4 just
Passport63034500355
Passport63034500355
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A++ III and IV Rapids — so fun!!
We had an absolute riot on the rafting trip, Alejandro was an excellent guide. The trip we took level III and IV r
angelinam448
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Amazing Experience
Rapids, Adrenaline, the boat flip over, swimming at the clear water, all that and more in one day, It was an amazin
joegW275UC
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Class experience, defo recommend
Our guide Roberto was and absolute homie and made the experience so fun I would pay all that money again just to ha
melindas185
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Nice Trip
Very nice trip, The best in La Fortuna, Great lucnh and very nice guides, The upper balso river class 3-4 was just
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P8149NErandyb
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Wonderful day
Awesome experience with Arenal Rafting, Upper Balsa river was just great, We had a wonderful day, Lunch was good an
Chanmichael94
Chanmichael94
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Phenomenal rafting excursion with amazing staff, thrilling rapids, great food, and some wildlife spotting along the way!
We had an incredible experience on this tour. The rafting was a blast, fruit and lunch were delicious, and the ent
Curious14809476400
Curious14809476400
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Awesome Company
We had a really fun time with this rafting company. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and our guide R
s_rgios119
s_rgios119
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Great experience!
Wonderful experience, starting with the kindness of the staff, the excellent organization and the guide Roberto, wh
azole99
azole99
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Awesome
Jader was the man! Had a blast and he guided us down some wild rapids. I fell out and he was able to get me back on
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