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Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui AFTERNOON Trip provided by Desafio Adventure Company

Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui AFTERNOON Trip

Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui AFTERNOON Trip
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
25
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6833P17
Important information
Inclusions
  • Delicious Costa Rican wrap after rafting.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.
  • Desafio Adventure Company, 1 Kilometer South of the Redondel Río Fortuna - El Salto, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, 21010, Costa Rica We are located behind the Central Catholic Church, 100 meters of the Central Park of Downtown La Fortuna.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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 moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with asthma
  • 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 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • Delicious Costa Rican wrap after rafting.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.
  • Desafio Adventure Company, 1 Kilometer South of the Redondel Río Fortuna - El Salto, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, 21010, Costa Rica We are located behind the Central Catholic Church, 100 meters of the Central Park of Downtown La Fortuna.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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 moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with asthma
  • 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 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 28, 2020
A note from Rafting Class 2-3 Sarapiqui AFTERNOON Trip
Ask about our "Pure Private - Pura Vida" upgrades to make your tour completely PRIVATE. We also have locally-handmade, 3-ply fabric masks and plastic masks for sale. Let us know if there is anything we can assist with for making your travels as safe & comfortable as possible.
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
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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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Padma G
3 contributions
Family
We were 2 families with teenagers visiting CR for the first time. We did not want to drive and wanted to make all your arrangements before we arrived there. I found Desafio through a friend who took one tour through them and contacted them. Our agent Jason worked closely with us to make the itinerary and told us what was possible in our timeline, best places for each activity and gave us a great price!! It was reassuring from the first moment we saw their driver waiting for us at SJO. We were delayed by La Paz waterfalls shuttle, but Desafio leaited for us for the fantastic Sarapiqui whitewater rafting. Our guide Pablo pointed out so many animals while rafting! The vans used for transport were in excellent condition. We were delayed again at Selvatura zip line and Desafio was happy to move our Butterfly garden and Sky Adventure to the next day with no change fees although they were not the tour operator. The Arenal full day tour was amazing! The food served at their restaurant was one of the best meals we had in CR. On New Year’s Eve, they accommodated our request to go to a restaurant that was out of the way for a small fee so that we could enjoy a delicious Indian dinner. I would highly recommend Desafio to anyone for their professional, caring and flexibility service. They made our trip very enjoyable, stress free and safe. Pura vida!!
Written January 3, 2020
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Don S
Yorktown, VA81 contributions
We had a great rafting experience on the Sarapiqui River with Desafio Adventures. We met our guides at the Hunter Gatherer restaurant, before heading out to the river. As luck would have it, we were the only people signed up for rafting that day. We came down the river with Osvaldo, our guide. Esteban was our kayak guide on the trip, he did a great job leading the way. Osvaldo pointed out birds and other wildlife along the way, and told us about the river and it’s history. Midway through our trip, we stopped for a swim, and lots of fresh pineapple, watermelon, and cantaloupe. After we finished, we showered and changed into dry clothes, before enjoying a tasty lunch at the Desafio basecamp. The trip photographer, Victor (aka Paparazzi) showed us pictures from our trip. After lunch, our driver, also named Esteban, took us back to our vehicle at the restaurant, dodging several big iguanas in the road on the way. It was a clear afternoon, and Esteban stopped the van so that we could get shots of Arenal, looming in the distance. This was our second rafting trip with Desafio, and we had a great experience both times. Thank you Osvaldo, the Esteban’s, Victor and everyone at Desafio…Pura Vida!
Written April 3, 2022
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Karthik O
1 contribution
Friends
Our rafting trip was most excellent. Osvaldo was a splendid guide combining humor, friendliness and great skill in the water. His capacity as a rafting guide allowed him to push us to the appropriate limit of our abilities as beginners. We saw plenty of birds and some wildlife along the shores of the sarapiqui. The casada lunch that we had at the end of the trip was fresh and delicious. This was my favorite experience in Costa Rica.
Written February 26, 2022
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Sue K
Los Altos, CA7 contributions
Our guide was nice and fun. The roundtrip drive to the river was close to 3 hours (30 minutes for picking everyone up from the other hotels and then a little over an hour to get to the river each way) for just an hour of actual time on the water.

We went during a week a lot of rain so Desafio said the water would be faster and higher than most typical Class 2&3. We did experience a few rapids but not many and it was overall a very slow ride. We stopped midway for a long break to eat a pineapple and then rafted for a little longer before we got to the final destination. I would recommend this for anyone that has never rafted before. Otherwise you will be disappointed. It is a lot of time for very little time and excitement on the water.
Written April 5, 2021
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Michelle Reitzin-Bass
Calabasas, California, United States18 contributions
We used Desafaio for many of our tours including, ATV, rafting, and spending time at their beautiful property.
Our afternoon at Sarapiqui was wonderful. Moises was our tour and rafting guide. We had so much fun, he's a great teacher and has so much knowledge! We enjoyed the fun class 3 rapids then enjoyed a great lunch and transferred to Manual Antonio. If you plan on booking tours while in Costa Rica look no further!

Pura Vida
Written April 13, 2021
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Casey M
3 contributions
We had the best time white water rafting!
We had a GREAT guide- Hansell. He was funny and made sure we had a great time!
The rapids were fun but nothing that is scary or you felt unsafe! We stopped half way through and got to jump off a side cliff into the water. The guides gave us a snack of fresh pineapple and we were off to finish the rest of the rafting adventure!
Highly recommend you do it!
We had lunch afterwards and it was delicious! It was rice, chicken, fruit, veggies, salad and a drink!
Written July 20, 2021
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sirclydemaxwell
Omaha, NE7 contributions
Amazing rafting trip for family with kids (ages 7-14). This is the perfect 1st time rafting/float trip. We had a little white water mixed with float time to spot the animals. Our guide, Hansel, was great at spotting the monkeys, macows, and toucans. We had a good break with fresh pineapple and ended a great local lunch (where we saw a sloth).
Written July 19, 2021
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together87
2 contributions
Family
We had a blast on the whitewater rafting trip! Our guide Gabriel was so professional and so fun. We saw wildlife along the way which was an added bonus. Great for our whole family.
Written June 7, 2021
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Kortney
15 contributions
We had so much fun whitewater rafting with Queso! He was an amazing guide and we all felt so safe with him. He pointed out a sloth with a baby and it was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. I highly recommend this tour to anyone going to La Fortuna, especially if you can get Queso as a guide!
Written May 15, 2021
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Elaine T
2 contributions
Wonderful afternoon mix of fun, information, excitement and relaxation. Great company to go with Vera professional, safe and fun..... worth every penny!
Written February 9, 2020
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Hi!Thank you for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you back down here soon! And please, tell your friends about us. Pura Vida.
Written March 9, 2020
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Shoutout to our driver John!
I visited Costa Rica with two of my girlfriends and parts of our tour were booked through Desafio. Our driver from
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Great highlight tour of Arenal
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Awesome!
My husband and I had so much fun on this white water rafting trip! It was his first time white water rafting and it
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Knowledgeable guide, great experience.
We visited Mistico Park on day 2 of our 9 day trip. Jason, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. He immediately
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Overall Good Experience, Lacking in that Personalized Class Feeling
We did this activity with a 10 and 12 yo girl, for FYI. So I want to start off by saying there wasn't anything WRO
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Whitewater rafting class 2&3 down the Balsa river
Manuel was our raft leader/guide and got us all pumped up to get going to this exciting excursion! We even saw a 2&
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Amazing! Prachtige omgeving en super raft ervaring!
We did the 4-3 rafting on Sarapiqui with guide Davide, we had a lot of fun! The guides are very creative and enthus
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Beautiful View!!!
So the water is so pretty. I wish California waters looked like this. The walk was long but beautiful. FYI, its a l
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Highly recommend
We had so much fun on Monday. The canyoning was so awesome. We would totally do it again. The rafting was a lot of
Madi H
Madi H
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Exclusively for Adventure Junkies!
My whole family had an amazing time! The guides are great! There is a good amount of hiking through water and on ro
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Great time Canyoneering with Desafio
If you are looking for an adventure, an experience you cannot get anywhere else, in a beautiful location with excel
Ripley C
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Highlight of Costa Rica !
Thank you for an amazing day - had a great time canyoneering & rafting! I had not done rafting before and our guid
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