La Fortuna de San Carlos Tours
Arenal Rafting and Volcano Hike
Best way to experience Rafting anf volcano hike on the same day. We start at 8:00 am with the Class II-III Rafting and from La Fortuna. We start at 3 with the volcano hike.
per adult
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Ages 4-66, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English

  • White water Rafting at Balsa River
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Equipment
  • Water
  • Fruits
  • Lunch
  • Arenal Volcano at the Mirador El Silencio
  • Entrance fee
  • Nature Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mirador El Silencio
  • Entry/Admission - Alajuela
What's not included
  • Tips

    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36405P21

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36405P21

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        • Costa Rica Nature Guides-Private Tours & Transfers
          La Fortuna, Costa Rica
          Joined in May 2012
        • Steffybabbi
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Angelo showing you Pura Vida
          Me and my family went to Costa Rica from April 28 to May 3..beautiful weather!!! I was looking for someone to stay with us the whole trip and take us to all our activities. We had Angelo and we were very happy we did. He was always on time for pick up from the airport to picking us up at the hotel for all our activities. He made us an itinerary for the things we wanted to do but he was also very flexible. We were able to add and remove as we went, which is good because my husband's legs were really hurting so we had to adjust. He made really good suggestions for food, make sure he takes you to the pupsia place and el fogon de yummy!!! We had bookes the Mistico park and Angelo had his scope and we were able to see all the animals on our list, my kids loved it. He made it very memorable. Thank you Angelo for giving us a wonderful experience in Costa Rica. Will definitely recommend to all family and friends going to Costa rica!!! Pura vida!!
          Written May 6, 2024
        • mariahe2024
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Guided Wildlife Tour through Manuel Antonio National Park with Herbert (Hector) Vindas Madriga
          My best friend and I were visiting Manuel Antonio to see all the animals and enjoy the jungle & beaches. We booked a guided wildlife tour through Manuel Antonio National Park with Herbert (Hector) Vindas Madrigal. He was the absolute best guide! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, animals, and their habitats. He made us feel so welcomed and made sure we had a great experience. I highly recommend booking with him. We would not have experienced all the amazing animals without his sharp eye and endless knowledge of the wildlife!
          Written January 12, 2024
        • buckislove
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do it right, go with a guide!
          Give Angelo a call, let him know what you want to do and what you are interested in, and he'll take care of the rest. He picked us up at the airport in Liberia, drove us to each of our activities in the La Fortuna area, and the arranged for our transfer to Playa Avellanas and then back to the airport in Liberia at the end of our trip. His vehicles are well kept and comfortable. He was always on time to pick us up at our hotel for our activities and right there to pick us up and take us to our next activity or back to our hotel. He always had bottled water for us in the van, and was willing to stop whenever there was a need for food or a comfort break. A few of us in our family had been ill in the week prior to coming to CR and had a few unique requests as our recovery extended into the beginning of our trip. Angelo took us to several grocery stores where we could pick up the food that sounded good as we got ourselves to 100%. We really appreciated his willingness to be flexible when it came to our food needs at the beginning of our time in La Fortuna. A couple of things that going with Angelo gets you: incredible wildlife spotting, and great photos. The most amazing wildlife encounter was on the way to our night tour with him in El Secreto. On the way there we stopped along the main road out of La Fortuna and spotted a sloth in a tree about 100 yards away. One of his guide friends who was a long to drive that evening, simply whistled on a blade of grass and the sloth turned right to us. Then we went down the road and found a howler monkey and at our backs about a 1/4 mile away, Angelo had heard (out of the car window as we went along) a flock of toucans that we could see in a group of trees with his spotting scope. Now, the key to these great wildlife encounters was the utilization of Angelo's Swarovski spotting scope! He could aim that thing at animals and even leaf-cutter ants well beyond what the naked eye could take it and get exquisite details. And he was able to get photos and videos THRU THE SPOTTING SCOPE so we have these fantastic photos and videos of just exactly whrat we saw through the scope! What an awesome record of our critter encounters in CR! And he takes many photos and videos each time you are out and about with him, and he shares these with you at the end of night to bolster your own photos and videos that you constantly shoot down there because of the natural beauty you are seeing all around you. It was just great to have this built-in photographer so all of the family are documented on the trip! Angelo knows the best providers of the activities that are available all over the country. At Mistico Bridges near La Fortuna, he took us through the entire walk and pointed out many things that someone without a guide would not have seen. He was constantly pointing things out and setting up the spotting scope to take a closer look and other people walking the trail would stop by and look at what we were looking at. One of them admitted that she didn't think Mistico was that great until she finally saw what we were seeing. Angelo asked if they had hired a guide to take them through the park and she said no--sheepishly. I think she realized that she should have hired a guide! The most special experience he set up for us was a tubing trip down a stretch of Rio Celeste. He subcontracted a local guide who mostly guides Costa Ricans on vacation, so this particular experience we had felt more exclusive and for locals. We were the ONLY ones on that stretch of Rio Celeste for our entire tubing trip down the river for 90 minutes or so. We had the beautiful river to ourselves! It was just incredible! Chary (the river tubing provider) had a great guide for us on the river who helped us get un-stuck in several times--worked hard and cheerfully with us the whole time. All of the activity providers he chose for us were great and insured we had a once-in-a lifetime trip. DO IT RIGHT, GO WITH A GUIDE.
          Written December 8, 2023
        • Sightsee469983
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Go With A Guide!
          Beyond a doubt our trip with Costa Rica Expeditions was the highlight of our travel experience. This review is for our naturalist guide, Gustavo Camacho: There are no words to adequately convey what a wonderful person Gustavo is. Ultimately, he was the “gem” of our family vacation. He was considerate, always pleasant and flexible, and earnestly devoted to making our trip the best it could be. With his extensive knowledge, (of simply everything), he satisfied our curiosities and chatted with us as often as we desired about our interests and activities. We felt completely safe for our family in his care on outings, and relied on him to help us make decisions from what to order at restaurants to what to wear each day to coordinate with the weather. We feel incredibly fortunate that he was our guide. I am certain that all eleven of our family members would agree he was an indispensable part of our adventure and became an honorary part of our family. This man knows his stuff, and truly loves his job!!
          Written August 16, 2023
        • I7790VNjennifere
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour
          Angelo was our tour guide and he was great. Family friendly and went above to try and ensure we saw as many animals as possible. The night time excursion was especially fun. Seeing the red eyed frog was a great note on which to end the day. He captured lots of great images and airdropped them at the end of the night. We were coming in from out of town and he was so flexible and helpful as traffic changed our arrival time. Would definitely recommend not just the daytime rainforest excursion, but nighttime as well. Angelo will give you a good experience!
          Written June 28, 2023
        • pjc5316
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          So much more than a tour!
          We signed up for what we thought was a guided tour and ended up getting a private and customized experience. Angelo was knowledgable, funny, flexible and a lot of fun. In fact, we decided to sign up for a night tour with him too. If you are looking for a customized experience, this is the place to go. We ended up with amazing pictures and had a lot of laughs along the way. Angelo (and Alex our driver) were on time (or early), made custom stops for us, and gave us great recommendations for things to do. Also, Angelo's van and car are comfortable - can't stress that enough with the bumpy roads of Costa Rica (You'll know what i mean when you hire a standard cab). We ended up using this company to drive us from Fortuna to Monteverde too. There are so many companies to choose from but if you want a reliable, fun, and safe experience, this is your company.
          Written May 1, 2023
        • Quest39381176022
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Superb guides - highly recommend
          We cannot recommend this company more highly. Angelo looked after us by organising all the trips and adventures before we had left the UK. Once we landed in Costa Rica, he was a superb guide, really taking care of us as a family. Our teenage boys loved everything he put on for us. Alex, his driver, was also superb. Pura Vida!
          Written April 22, 2023
        • Z2103SUjimp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Angelo Went Above And Beyond!
          Angelo was great. He pointed out animals that we would never had seen ourselves during the tour including monkeys, bats and wild boars. One member of our group mentioned wanting to find a sloth. On the drive back after the tour, Angelo stopped several times to find sloths. He found three sloths and one carrying her baby. He did not have to stop but went above and beyond overhearing one friend talking about seeing a sloth and made it his mission to find a sloth. If I could give Angelo ten stars, I would!
          Written March 19, 2023
        • Laura G
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great eco tour
          Jose was great! He was definitely a local! The hanging bridges and waterfall were awesome. I was expecting a tour up to the volcano by the description and it was just a see in the distance situation. Jose was EXTREMELY informative about all is definitely more of an eco tour than I was expected and certainly not adventurous. The La Fortuna waterfall is about 500 steps up/down, so be prepared! Good swimming area. The lunch destination Jose chose (which was included except for alcohol) was delicious!
          Written February 22, 2023
        • julian1947
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A hard trek.
          The views from the viewing point are great can see for miles. Good view of the volcano , paths round ok but need to be reasonable fit , nice shop and cafe when you get back
          Written February 9, 2023
        • christinejD1562EL
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend!
          This is my second time using Costa Rica Nature Guides. For this trip, they planned a three day trip for me and took care of everything. It made traveling so easy and stress-free! Highly recommend using for private transfer around the country plus arranging tours.
          Written July 2, 2022
        • Z5391INjudithg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous experience in the Arenal region
          If you book with Angelo, you will not be disappointed. He has years of experience and training and is very professional and dedicated. We communicated through WhatsApp before our trip, and Angelo helped us pick out the best tours for our needs. He responds very quickly and attentively to your questions and ideas. Once you meet Angelo, he makes you feel comfortable right away. With each tour he provides an excellent experience with knowledge and humor, and will take you to some great local restaurants. And having Angelo take care of your transport enables you to freely enjoy the scenery with a reliable and safe driver. You will get so used to his company, that when you part ways, you will miss your Costa Rica buddy!
          Written March 12, 2022
        • drakedm2019
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hanging bridges and nature guide
          Angelo was great. He's super knowledgable and easy to work with. I'd recommend him for anyone wanting to tour around La Fortuna.
          Written February 24, 2022
        • neuro1977
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rain forest with Angelo
          Angelo - is the most experienced and nice guide I ever met throughout my travels! He was really helpful and knew pretty much everything about how to meet my expectations. He really loves nature and made my trip easy and interesting.
          Written December 29, 2021
        • toeneegee
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Airport transfer tours and much more!
          Angelo was extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He was prompt and ensured our group had everything we needed. We ended up booking transfers and tours several times throughout our trip and he made a huge contribution to the fantastic experience we all had.
          Written December 14, 2021
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