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Arenal Rafting En Route from San Jose and La Fortuna

Product ID: 21262
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Enjoy a great day of rafting on the way from San Jose to La Fortuna, or vice versa. Avoid losing a day traveling as you raft some of Costa Rica’s best whitewater rapids in the beautiful Balsa River.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

We pick-up from many San Jose hotels. Some hotels are outside of our normal hotel pick-up range and will be subject to additional costs. We will contact you if your hotel is outside of the normal zone and additional fees can be paid locally to your guide at the time of the pick-up.

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  • Raft the rapids of the Balsa River
  • Avoid losing a day traveling with an "on the way" rafting excursion
  • Get wet and wild in the Arenal area
  • Enjoy round-trip pick-ups and drop-offs
Full description
Don’t lose a day traveling! On this full-day tour you will enjoy a great day of rafting on the way from San Jose to La Fortuna, or vice versa. You will be picked up from your San Jose hotel and will stop en route to raft some of Costa Rica’s best whitewater runs before a drop-off in La Fortuna. The tour can also be taken in the opposite direction.

After your hotel pick-up you will stop at the beautiful Balsa River and take the plunge down the spectacular class 2 and 3 tropical river. Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of whitewater action, as you get wet-and-wild through rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges.”

Enjoy a swim, feast on some fresh tropical fruits and savor refreshing cold drinks, followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch at the end of your journey.

After lunch continue to La Fortuna or San Jose, where we will drop you off at your hotel, ready for your next day’s adventure. Not only is this is a great way to maximize your vacation time, it will save you money while you have the thrilling whitewater raft of your life.
  • Transportation to and from most La Fortuna hotels
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Fruit and snacks on the river
  • Ice cold drinks
  • Towels
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Closed-toe shoes
Know before you go
• Photo service is available on most trips at additional cost
• Wave Expeditions reserves the right to cancel or modify the river trip due to weather conditions
• Raft trips pose known, as well as unplanned and unforeseen, safety risks. We are not held responsible for your participation in adventure tours, which come with inherent risk. Inherent risk means that no matter how hard we try, accidents can still occur. When accidents occur in remote wilderness areas rescues are complicated, risky and time-consuming. Our staff are well trained and certified in wilderness rescue
• If your hotel falls outside of the normal pick-up zone then we will contact you about additional hotel pick-up fees payable at pick-up time
• Miminum age 8 years old

From US$ 99 per person

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Product ID: 21262