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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal provided by Wave Expeditions

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal

Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
100
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    100
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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: 9h
  • 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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Important information
Inclusions
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest, and helmet
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels outside of the normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza
  • WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • 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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age 8
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
  • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
  • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest, and helmet
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels outside of the normal route may have an extra transportation charge. o Arenal Lodge o Lost Iguana o Luna Nueva o Bosque de Chachagua o Chachagua Rainforest o Tilajari o Leaves and Lizards o Observatory Lodge o La Mansion o El Castillo o Rancho Margot. o Nuevo Arenal Hotels o Termales el Bosque o El Tucano o Lands in Love o La Garza
  • WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age 8
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
  • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
  • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Steve L
Jeju Island, South Korea2 contributions
Apr 2022
Loved this day of activities. WAVE was exceptional and would highly recommend this company. Warren was our guide for the river rafting and he was so amazing and very thorough with safety precautions. He also explained so much of the local history and we had the amazing experience of local cuisine and culture.
Written April 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WaveRafting
Thanks for sharing your River story with us!. Our goal is to offer you an unforgettable experience, where rowing is one of the main attractions, with a complete adventure concept, and suitable for the whole family. Our guides are professionals with a lot of experience and vocation for the service; it will be a pleasure to share with them this review. We will be more than happy to see you on the river again soon!. Pura Vida, Wave Staff
Written April 25, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LKB
1 contribution
Jun 2022
We had booked a full day combo tour with canyoning in the morning with Pure Trek and rafting in the afternoon with Wave Expedition. The entire day was seamlessly organized from start to finish. WAVE was exceptional. Javier, our driver, got us everywhere safely and kept everyone's belongings safe. Our rafting guide, Diego, was outstanding - super knowledgeable and fun! We all had an awesome time, including our hard-to-impress 3 teen boys.
Written June 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WaveRafting
Nailed it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting Trips as much as we do. Thanks for sharing your River Story. We hope to see you again on the river soon. Pura Vida!. The Wave Rafting Team
Written June 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AJ J
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We’ve been in Costa Rica for two weeks now and we’ve done just about every type of activity possible here—and this has been our favorite thing we’ve done so far! We booked a combo package to do canyoning (with Pure Trek) and rafting. The rafting portion was incredible. Our guide, Gustavo, was so good at keeping us safe, training us, and telling us about the history of the area. The company went above and beyond, giving us snacks, drinks, amazing lunch, and a great cultural experience. It was so much fun and so we’ll orchestrated. I highly recommend it!
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WaveRafting
Hi! Thank you so much for taking your time and share your experiences with us! We are so glad to know that you had a nice rafting tour with us. I will make sure that Gustavo hears from your side! We Hope to see you again soon. Pura Vida!
Written July 23, 2021
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HeideG
8 contributions
Our entire family (parents + 3 teen boys) thoroughly enjoyed canyoning in the morning and rafting in the afternoon. A full adrenaline day! Our guides were fun, friendly, and knowledgeable. Rafting guide Jiro was excellent. Would highly recommend for a fun, adventurous day in the rainforests of Costa Rica! Memories forever.
Written August 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WaveRafting
Thanks for sharing your River Story with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting Trip, I´ll make sure that Jairo hears from your side. We hope to see you again next time!. Pura Vida, Wave Staff.
Written August 6, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anewtoncvt
17 contributions
The rafting and rappelling combo was outstanding! The guides were great! Our favorite was Enzo our rafting guide. He was so knowledgeable about the country and wildlife and made sure we all had an excellent time rafting. The lunch was excellent and this day was the highlight of our trip.
Written February 23, 2022
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WaveRafting
Fantastic! This combo is one of our best sellers, people really love the combination of Rappel down Waterfalls and Paddle Hard the Rapids Class II & III of Balsa River. Hope to see you again next time with more adventures to collect!. Pura Vida, Wave Staff.
Written March 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea E
Sacramento, CA18 contributions
We had a great time with wave expeditions! We started the morning with Puretrek and because we weren’t sure how the weather would be, we didn’t purchase the rafting to start. It ended up being a gorgeous day and they let us add on the rafting! We had so much fun!! Pelucci was our guide and we felt so safe under his direction. We live in a place with a lot of white water rafting so we weren’t sure if we wanted to do this but I am so glad we did. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience. Also, the chicken and rice for lunch was my favorite of the entire trip. That salsa was amazing!
Written July 30, 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Andrea, Fantastic!, that´s a great way to try something new!, this combo is one of our best sellers, people really love the combination of Rappel down Waterfalls and Paddle Hard the Rapids Class II & III of Balsa River. Hope to see you again next time with more adventures to collect! Pura Vida, Wave Staff.
Written August 3, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave O
Spruce Grove, Canada2 contributions
Mar 2020
We had a planned trip to Costa Rica in late March of 2020 that had to be cancelled due to the global pandemic. We cancelled our trip and were assured we would be provided a refund. The company has been very responsive to email inquiries, but no refund more than 40 days after cancellation. I don't want to leave a bad review (gave 5 stars for now), but rather am curious if other bookings have had a similar experience.
Written May 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi David! Thank you for reaching out to us regarding your refund for your services cancelled due to COVID-19. Refunds to our clients were processed in late March with the bank however due to high volume of cancellations and refunds the processing bank has been overwhelmed and we have seen significant delays in refunds. Refund processing in Costa Rica has to be done directly with the bank. We have been checking status almost daily with the bank in regards to our clients refunds and it appears to be moving a bit more this past week when we received notice of several approvals. We will email you directly with the information of the ID of your refund request provided by the bank to ensure you receive your money for your cancellation. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority and we want to ensure that we give you accurate information in regards to your specific case. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Wave Team.
Written May 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patrick M
Havertown, PA7 contributions
Aug 2021
What an amazing group of guides and new friends. Logan and I went rafting and canyoning (my first time for both) while on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. The tour was recommended by many so we assumed it would be great.

From the start, every detail was measured perfectly. We were picked up in front of our hotel and the two drivers (who were also guides) were pleasant, humorous and made us very comfortable, even at 7:00am.

We started w/ canyoning (or repelling alongside waterfalls) and they were quick brief but informative on how to do the repelling. For a 1st timer I felt like I knew what I was doing right away. While its a bit scary at first, the repelling is fantastic and easier than it seems.

All of the guides are there every step and make sure your safety is a priority. They move you along quickly so you barely have to wait. Each stop is different, the first was quite long and a good way to acclimate. The next is a jump into a plunge pool and its awesome. The end is 90' and if you want you can jump all at once!

We had a quick snack then went to the rafting portion.

Rafting with Augusto and Carlos was fantastic. We left the canyoning area to head to the river, about 30 minutes away. They gave us a snack to hold us over till lunch.

Augusto (or Gussie for short, spelling??) was great on the bus, he was hilarious but informative and got everyone excited for the second part.

I have never been rafting so I wasnt sure what to expect but im told the rapids were fantastic and much better than those with experience knew in the states.

we had 2 others in our raft plus our guide, Carlos. He led off with some instruction on what to do and was very helpful. Then we were off! Carlos made it easy. The reaction time must be quick but its so fun. You certainly get very wet! But its fantastic and never did anyone feel unsafe.

We breaked halfway for some fresh cut pina y sandia and then back to the raft for a more relaxing trip down the river (but still no lazy river)

Carlos would explain to us about the history of the country and the are and point out wildlife, he was very knowledgeable.

After the rafting was over we changed and back to the bus for a beer and then to lunch (arroz con pollo) and it was fantastic. We also had a brief sugarcane demonstration, which was really cool.

all in all it was a 10 out of 10 and the company runs a great tour. Everyone was extremely friendly AND knowledgable. It was a great day for anyone of all ages and experience as they take safety seriously.

Recommendations:

bathing suit
wet shirt
water shoes

change of bathing suit and wet shirt if you are doing both

change of dry clothes

get the pictures at both, $30 for each session and they are great!
Written August 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WaveRafting
Hi Patrick! We´re on the TOP of the world with this review! So happy to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting + Canyoning day! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your canyoning and river story, and for recommending us! Pura Vida, The Wave Rafting Team.
Written August 16, 2021
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alexfranktravels
20 contributions
Jan 2021
We had the best day rappelling and rafting with this company. We've rafted before and it was super fun. The highlight was the rappelling. It's easily one of the coolest things I've ever done. The staff is A+, fun and super safe. This is a must-do in La Fortuna. Thank you!!
Written January 28, 2021
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WaveRafting
Hi Alex! Thanks for sharing your River Story with us! Your opinion is vital for us! This combo is one of our best sellers, people really love the combination of rappel down waterfalls and paddle hard the rapids class II & III of Balsa River. Hope to see you again next time with more adventures to collect! Pura Vida, Wave Staff.
Written January 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate G
Sevenoaks, UK23 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We had booked this tour through a travel agent and had no idea what the day included. I was taking my hubby, my two boys (ages 23 and 20) and my teenage daughter. We started by dropping about 90 foot through a waterfall on a harness. I was terrified but my adrenaline junkie kids adored it. There were 5 different but equally exciting rapelling type drops. You will get wet through so dont take money (even in a waterproof bag) and wear clothes and shoes you can get dry. At no point did I feel unsafe and the guides took our safety and comfort levels very seriously.

The second tour was a level II/III white water rafting trip which we all loved and was wet, fast and immensely exciting. We have done lots of tours in Costa Rica and this white water rafting was by far our family favourite. Our guide was Romel and cannot recommend him highly enough - he was just the best. He made the trip fun, took everyones limitations into account - so the boys were at the front where the majority of the water flodded in and I was at the back slightly protected (although he made sure I was soaked through in about 1 minute! - no way to escape that).

Wave Expeditions also has the added benefit of showers and changing rooms at the end of the trip which the other companies do not have. We were given a cold beer when we were dry and after a short bus ride, a celebratory meal in a really wonderful local soda who prepared some of the most delicious local food I have tasted.

What a great day - amazing staff and a perfect family outing with adrenaline chasing kids. Highly recommend to anyone.
Written July 11, 2018
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jonathanm300
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Balsa River rafting (Class II / III)
Awesome rafting experience! The guides were excellent and so were the rapids on the Balsa River. We saw more slot
Alex K
Alex K
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Alex and Yana rafting adventure
First time rafting, was amazing. Life changing! Super Mario was informative, enthusiastic, professional and safe. T
Momo423
Momo423
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Must do!
Such a fun adventure! Our guide, Jairo, explained to us local history and scenery as we drove to the river to start
marklJ2133YR
marklJ2133YR
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Incredible experience to share with the family
Very well organised, great guide, and a thrilling ride down the raging river. Felt safe at all times. Highly recomm
282malvikac
282malvikac
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Fantastic
Mario was our guide, and he was fantastic. Great person to have on the water with our group! Gerald was in charge o
Susan D
Susan D
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One wet and adventurous day!!
Mario was an awesome guide for our family of 5 (20,18,15 teens) The ride was fun and definitely needed a guide to d
Sara D
Sara D
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Amazing rafting tour!!
Excellent tour! Our guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable and enhanced our experience by explaining the natural fea
Kbstonecipher
Kbstonecipher
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Memorable Experience
The entire experience with Wave Expeditions was awesome. Alonso was our guide on the river and he was great! Alons
4tichTravel
4tichTravel
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Outstanding, Professional and Fun!
Exceptional experience, a high level of professionalism. All employees uniformed and significant number of years of
eome1
eome1
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Outstanding rafting trip!
What a wonderful experience! Momo is the best guide ever. He kept us safe and our kids entertained. The most fun ev
Samantha K
Samantha K
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Great little adventure on the Rio balsa
It was everything we'd hoped it would be. Our guide was very skilled and added a fun personality to our trip. It w
cbaumel
cbaumel
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Don't miss - a highlight!
This was so much fun, and the whole family (2 teens) also really enjoyed it! Our guide was Momo - he was awesome a
briansU6515EN
briansU6515EN
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Great day on the river! Ask for Super Mario!!
We did the Class II/III on the Balsa River with Super Mario and it was awesome. Way more fun than expected. Mario k
ephjsh
ephjsh
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Highly recommend!
What an amazing tour from start to finish!! Everything the guides told us we would se we did! We saw beautiful coun
SavyTraverllin74
SavyTraverllin74
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Perfecto!
Fantastic day on the the water with the family, awesome water conditions in June, the rapids were legit fun, but no
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