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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River

Highlights
  • Adventurous but safe white water rafting Class III and IV rapids with a guide
  • All equipment, guide, snacks, and drinks are included in the price of this tour
  • After a day spent on the river, have lunch at a local restaurant
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River
From $85.00
Overview
Enjoy a white water rafting adventure with Class III and IV rapids; they’re more challenging than easy rapids but not very dangerous. Raft 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) down the Balsa River while leaving enough time to swim and snack on Costa Rican fruit. Afterward, your guide rewards you with a beer and takes you to a local restaurant for lunch.
What to Expect
Your white water rafting adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Fortuna. Then, make your way to the rapids, where you’re fitted for safety equipment. Get on the water and start the 9-mile (14.5-kilometer) journey down the river.

Your guides help you pass Class III and IV rapids, which might require precise maneuvering and some scouting. Take advantage of a stop along the way to swim and snack on fruit.

After the journey down the river, your guide gives you a beer—or water—and takes you to a local restaurant for a Costa Rica-style lunch. Conclude the tour with drop-off at the original departure point.
Reviews (91)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Experienced guides in the rapids

Professionalism and good service of all in Arenal Rafting, we liked the tour very much, the rapids are impressive and the tour is the best, we had the opportunity to go to all the class 2-3 and learn from the expertsMore

Thank Noel R
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hola Noel R, Thankn you for booking with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for sharing your experience with the world, for us is very important to continue giving a five stars service. We looking forward to see you back in Costa...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great ride

We did this great ride with arenal rafting crew. Everything was beautiful. Even when it was rainy. We had a good timeMore

Thank suttonian226
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola, Thank you for sharing your experience of white water rafting with the world!! I will like to thank you for the beautiful feedback, it is very important for the company to see how happy and pleased our costumers leave after the adventure. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Extraordinary!!!

This was my first white water rafting experience, I can say it was simply adrenaline pumping, totally memorable and one that I advise everyone to try out. The team was very prompt in picking us up from the hotel and they all offered excellent service....More

Thank Ehi R
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Ehi R Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for sharing you rafting experience with the world, is very important this feedbacks to keep growing and also continue making people happy around the world and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful day

Rafting the Upper Balsa river was very nice and fun, We had an excellent day, Roberto was a great guide, he knows the river and all the rapids, this is something to repeat.More

Thank Neil T
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Neil T, Thank you for posting your rafting experience with the world, we are very glad that you had sucha good time with Arenal Rafting on the best adventure in Costa Rica and as you saw it is the best. We are very proud...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
They do an exceptional job

Best rafting tour ever. We had been rafting at Rio naranjo and others. With arenal rafting team we felt very safe and all the guides just perfect. We had so much fun we want to do it againMore

Thank Justin P
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Justin P, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We are very glad that you had so much fun and as you saw with Arenal Rafting Company this adventure is very safe, why ? we stand for safety first in this amazing...More

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