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White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna

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
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White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna
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White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna
From $65.00
Overview
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 2.5-hours of 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.
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.
The roughly 2.5-hour rafting trip takes you down 6 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.
Reviews (116)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing rafting trip!!! Keith-alaska

Having only been my second time rafting this sure was an amazing experience! DITTIER was hysterical and kept us both laughing and engaged in the beautiful wildlife and scenery at the same time! I fell out of the raft on a class 4 and never...More

Thank 556keithd
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hola Keith-alaska, Thank you for sharing your experience with the world, we are very proud of the service we provide it is an excellent service and the guides are phenomenal we appreciate that you even mention their names like Didier one of the amazing guides...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing rafting guides

Excellent speed in the rapids, the current of the river is magnificent, this one day tour is wonderful, we observe monkeys and some species of birds, the best experience in La Fortuna.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shawbk10
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hola shawbk10, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thanks for the feedback and as you mention it is magnificent ths river and this adventure, it is more than just rafting you get to see wildlife a lot plus...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good rapids, Good guides

We booked the rafting tour at the hotel. Everything is perfect, the guides are experts, explain wonder and provide instructions on the way to the river. Fun training, for the whole family and at a low cost, excellence and good work.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judy F
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Judy F, Thank you for booked wtih Arenal Rafting and for the feedback that is very welcome to keep giving a five stars service amigos as you saw is very fun and safe with a Fun training as you said it is for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thrilling adventure on a beautiful Costa Rican river!

We went rafting last week and I am still reeling in excitement from our experience. Our guide Roberto made the ride especially fun, taking us on the more intense rapids, all while keeping us very safe. All of the guides are well trained and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shannon E
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Shannon E, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We wanrt to say thank you for the feedback and for the comments, also we are very glad that you mention Roberto he is avery good guide. We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing rafting in La Fortuna

The best rafting in Costa Rica, our family really enjoyed the Arenal Rafting tour, they have the best guides of La Fortuna, Diddier is very professional.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison C
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Alison C, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for such a beautiful comment about our service also for mentioning the guides too, we hope to see you back in Costa Rica. Best regards and Pura...More

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Michael G
August 17, 2018|
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Response from smbraggs | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall seeing a minimum age but five might be a little young unless he/she a big five-year-old. You can contact them and ask.
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psychmd101
June 29, 2018|
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Response from Carah M | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just provide them with your address and they come to you! We were picked up around 9 am in a 12 passenger van.
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ReneeW4
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Carah M | Reviewed this property |
Our trip took a total of about 6 hours including travel, overview of safety procedures, and lunch. I would say we were on the water for between 2.5 and 3 hours? Hope this helps!
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