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    Your day will begin when we pick you up from your hotel (if it is in the vicinity of La Fortuna or along the way to the river) and begin the 45 minute drive to the Balsa River.  Along the way, your guide will point out any sites of interest and give you an introduction to the area and the river.  Named after the Balsa tree, this river is divided in several sections.  The section that you will be running is a class II-III (from a scale of I-VI) and it is 8 km (5 miles) long.  This section is perfect for first time rafters, people with experience and families with children.  It will give you the excitement of hitting white water while keeping the level of difficulty safe and fun. 

    Once we arrive at the river, you will have a chance to use the rest rooms and change rooms before you are provided with a safety vest, a helmet, a paddle, a safety speech and a practice.  Once your guide is satisfied with your ability to paddle and react to the commands, the rafting begins.  The river begins with the more challenging rapids and the real adrenaline and finishes with smaller rapids and pools where you will have the chance to see wildlife and jump in the water for a little swim.  Half way down, you will take a fruit break on the side of the river and replenish your energy with fresh local pineapple, watermelon and other tropical fruit.  Depending on the water level, the time spent on the water is 2-2.5 hours. 

    Your transportation will be waiting for you at the end of the class II-III section that we are running and will take you to have a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch at a local family run restaurant.  After lunch, you will be driven back to your hotel some 35 minutes away.  All in all, you will spend around 5 wonderful hours with us.  Your tour will be small, personalized or private to give you great customer service and is designed to give back to the local community and to preserve the environment that allows us to do what we love.
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    Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

    We went we Andres and Andres 😁..very professional and grabbed us last minute after be booked this tour. Very thorough and super fun!! Pictures of us on this tour were a great plus at a very reasonable price. If you want to go rafting in...More

    Thank ice78737
    Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

    Hola and thank you for rafting with us! Yes, our pictures are the most reasonably priced in town. The reason why is that the sale of the pictures are a way we raise money for sending an athlete to compete in white water rafting in...More

    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    This was one of my favorite experiences of my entire trip! An experience that was fun, safe, and unique! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to go whitewater rafting.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Samantha R
    Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

    This is our favorite experience too. That is why we do it everyday and we love it. The best thing about white water rafting is that you will never get the same experience twice. Water level changes, people in your boat are different, the rapid...More

    Reviewed May 1, 2019

    Awesome people and fantasting trip on the river, We had the half day tour and it was just fantastic, We had everything we paid for, Just perfect

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Mgill34
    Reviewed April 29, 2019

    We had an excellent day with Diana, She really knows what she is doing, Great job very professional, Highly recommended companyMore

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Frazier056
    Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

    Thank you for yours kind words. I always give my 100% in everything I do and rafting and hiking are two of my passions in life and I love to share them with other people. I also love to hoste and make sure that you...More

    Reviewed April 7, 2019

    I first thought about booking reservations through the larger outfitters, but once I read the reviews for Dinghy, I decided that a smaller, more personal tour would be nice so I booked a half day for me and my two teenagers. I am so GLAD...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Goyeaux
    Dinghy_Expeditions, Owner at Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

    Thank you for writing us a review and also thank you for taking the time the read the reviews we have. This is how people find out about us and our small family local business. I am glad that you valued the extra attention that...More

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