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Wave Expeditions

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
About Wave Expeditions
Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure Company invites you to explore the famous northern zone of Costa Rica. WAVE Expeditions is BEST option for all your favorite outdoor activites in one location. Arenal is the one stop destination for Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking, Wildlife, Canopy, Biking and much more! WAVE Expeditions has earned a reputation for professionalism, organization, and high quality trips.
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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Let your adrenaline levels soar on a white-water rafting and zipline tour in La Fortuna, one of the best places for adventure in Costa Rica. During several zipline rides, get aerial views of the rain forest and watch for tropical birds and monkeys. The relatively gentle Class II-III rapids of the Balsa River mean that no previous experience rafting is required. Return transportation and a guide make this an easy day trip.
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9 hours
from $115.00

White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

The Balsa River is one of the best spots in Costa Rica to try white water rafting, and this 6-hour tour from La Fortuna is suitable for complete beginners. Tackle the Class II and III rapids, enjoy spectacular views as you cruise through the rainforest, and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and toucans. Hotel pick-up and lunch is included.
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6 hours
from $75.00

White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

Prepare to ‘take the plunge’ during this fun-filled, full-day, whitewater rafting excursion between Arenal and San Jose. Feel the adrenaline during a safe, but fun, adventure on the Class III and IV rapids of the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro. Rafting equipment, snacks, beverages, and a Costa Rican-style lunch are also included.
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8 hours
from $95.00

Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

Experience Sarapiqui River’s white-water rapids on a thrilling half-day rafting trip. After a safety tutorial at La Virgen Bridge, get underway with a skilled guide and navigate class-II and -III rapids on a 9-mile (13-kilometer) journey. Watch for monkeys, toucans, and other tropical wildlife as you ride downriver. Then, enjoy an ice-cold beer or juice upon arrival at the take-out point.
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4 hours
from $73.09

Class II-III Rafting and ATV Tour from La Fortuna

Save time and money when you book this combo tour that offers a day of outdoor fun for the whole family. The itinerary features a morning ATV ride through a tropical rainforest with views of Arenal Volcano; a white-water rafting trip through the Rio Balsa; and a well-deserved lunch at a local estate. Round-trip hotel transport makes this a convenient choice for visitors staying in La Fortuna.
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9 hours
from $152.00
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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
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Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions
Responded 3 weeks ago
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.
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Brandon and our female driver were great explaining everything on our drive to the river. The rafting was great and Yudd our guide was excellent and filled with passion about his river. We plan on doing this tour again on our next trip back to Costa Rica. Pura Vida !!!
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Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions
Responded 3 weeks ago
Excellent! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting trip. Rafting is a must-do experience, even once in life, is an exciting but safe activity with the right company. Our Guides are very knowledgable professionals and passionate about what they do. Travellers rafting with us are in good hands. Hope to see you back on the river soon. Pura Vida Wave Staff
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We went rafting with Wave Expeditions in March 2020 and had a great time. Horacio was an amazing guide who kept us entertained while we were on and off the water. We saw much more wildlife than I would have ever expected for a whitewater trip: sloths, iguanas, bats, poison
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Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Marc! Wonderful review, thank you!. This has become a popular tour because of value, an abundance of animals, excellent logistics but most of all our excellent Rafting guides. I will make sure that Horacio hears from you! He will be very thankful. Hope to see you again next time, Pura Vida! Wave Staff.
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We did this 4 years ago and loved it. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, and the most fun! So when we booked another trip to CR we made sure to go rafting again. It’s a full day filled with fun and adventure. Most guides speak English and we had great conversations with
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Response from WaveRafting, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Lorraine! Life is about collecting memories, Glad to be on yours! Hope was not the last time we will see you paddling with us. Pura Vida! Wave Staff
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We have 4 teenagers and were looking for a day of adventure and fun and this was it. I have to say I was a little terrified of the ziplining before hand, but once we got there, it was so safe and the guides were great. The views were amazing and everyone had a blast. They even
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