Arenal River Tubing & Hiking

Arenal River Tubing & Hiking

Arenal River Tubing & Hiking
5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Don't miss Costa Rica's BEST River Tubing Adventure. Our guides, who are experts in River Tubing, will take you down rainforest rapids over big waves, along fast runs, and even get in some relaxing float time. We'll also do our best to show you local wildlife throughout the tour, like exotic frogs, sloths, and toucans, which are common to the area. Great fun for adults, as well as children 5 years and older.
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Laura M
Santa Cruz, CA1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
These tour guides could not be better! They picked up our group of 8 at our hotel, and on the drive to the river they stopped to show us a sloth up very close! The kids were so stoked. José gave us information about the vegetation and animals along the drive. My 7 year old daughter is not super adventurous but Orlando (Chichi😎) gave extra special care to ensure she was going down the smallest rapids and felt safe. We did a stop for fruit and treats midway and cervezas and cocos at the end. Muy tranquilo, pura vida. Gracias amigos, we hope to see you again! Hasta luego.
Written January 8, 2023
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Howard
Bath, UK5 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Fantastic morning out; tubing on a beautiful stretch of river with extremely helpful guides. There was a nice balance of adrenaline and relaxation throughout the journey. A fantastic experience! I would recommend this if you are looking for a nice outing.
Written December 26, 2022
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Anvita Shukla
Toronto, Canada367 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
The tour is 3.5hrs long starting 8.30am in the morning with hotel pickup. The organizer Nicole took us to the Balsa river entry point for the rapids. The time on water is 1.5hrs with a break in between with fresh fruits and snacks. We went through class 1 and 2 river rapids and our guides Jose and Orlando were extremely fun and ensured everyone's safety at all time. Overall, really refreshing , safe and adventurous experience in La Fortuna, loved it!
Written December 12, 2022
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Kelly B.
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Nicole and Orlando were absolutely amazing and the trip was a BLAST! We sent them a message less than 24 hours before booking, they responded ASAP, and we had a private tour (by happenstance). The river was so fun and we felt very safe! We 11/10 recommend this trip. Bonus - we saw a position dart frog and scarlett macaws!
Written November 3, 2022
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Storm08
Tonbridge, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We had a fantastic morning on this tour and cannot recommend it highly enough. We are a family with three kids, the youngest is 8, and we never normally do stuff like this. Corresponding with Nikki beforehand via email was straightforward and we did the trip as a private group. Nikki was on the riverbank before and after, and two guides, Jose and Juan Carlos, came out with us on the river in kayaks. The whole team was very professional and kind. We felt very safe. The rapids were a little more exciting than I’d expected but we were shown how to manoeuvre and the best paths to take through, with the result that they were a lot of fun. In between there was time to float along. The river Arenal was beautiful and peaceful. We saw loads of kingfishers, herons and cormorants, also a toucan and some monkeys. We were the only group on the river. The team made a few videos of us which they provided for free afterwards and we have been laughing at these clips a lot. Overall the tubing has provided us with great memories and laughs. As soon as we had finished we all wanted to do it again.
Written August 2, 2022
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Sunshine38173102640
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We are a family with a 6yr old and all had an amazing, thrilling and fun experience. Nicki and the guys were very friendly and ensured we were well looked after from start to finish. We saw iguanas, sloth, comorants, monkeys along the way. I would definitely recommend this as we would do it again in a flash!
Written August 1, 2022
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Laura M
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Where do I start, this was a huge highlight of our time in La Fortuna. My friend and I did the tubing adventure. Nikki is wonderful and super easy to communicate with and answers all questions quickly. The river guides Juan and Carlos worked SO hard to keep our group floating down the river current and keeping us together as a group and were just the kindest people. This was the BEST mix of adventure, being engulfed in nature, and just tons of fun!! On our tour we saw: multiple monkeys, a sloth, and iguanas- so amazing. Nikki prepared a nice fresh fruit and snack assortment for after the tour which was delicious! Loved everything about this tour- book it and you’ll have no regrets!! Pura vida!
Written July 31, 2022
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Wayne M
3 contributions
Jul 2022
When we got there, the guides were super friendly. Nicole was super nice and enthusiastic. My daughter firstly thought the water would freeze her to death, but then realized it wasn't actually cold. She was cheering from the front of the group, and I could hear whooping from the back. Of course, one of the friendly guides was towing her along with him the whole time. The whole family had lots of fun, and I enjoyed laughing and pointing at my husband with my daughter when he fell off and his old water shoes ripped. At the end, they gave us an amazing Costa Rican picnic, with, as Nicole said, gummy worms specifically for my daughter simply because she thought she would like them. All in all, the highlight of our trip!
Written July 16, 2022
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Kim K
Colorado3 contributions
Jul 2022
My partner and I were looking for some wild thrills in the rainforest but not TOO wild. Arenal River Tubing & Hiking gave us this and more! It was a very rainy day and there had been a major storm a few days before, which meant that we could tube on a really cool river that would otherwise be too low. We were the only ones on the river, along with Juan Carlos in his kayak, taking excellent care of us. I needed some help with my tubal navigation skills as my little T-Rex arms could barely fit over the tube. No probs because Juan Carlos used his kayak to steer me the right way. The whole trip down the river I was hooting and hollering with glee while Juan Carlos and my partner David rolled their eyes and patiently endured my enthusiasm.

The point is that we were entertained and taken care of in a really special way, from the individual car pick up from the hotel to the clear explanations of the equipment to the yummy treats at the end of the run. Nickie and her partner were friendly, kind, helpful, and so enthusiastic. This was an A++++ activity and I couldn't recommend them more highly!
Written July 11, 2022
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joed_1571
London, UK1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
We got in touch with Nikki the day before and were out tubing the very next morning. We had a great time - there was just the two of us with two guides / instructors who were both very helpful. The river was fast moving with a good amount of rapids along the way. Would highly recommend!
Written July 4, 2022
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