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From La Fortuna: Family-Friendly Balsa River Rafting

Product ID: 368481
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Discover one of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica on a rafting experience suitable for families with or without experience. Navigate the waters with the help of an expert, spot exotic wildlife, and enjoy a unique experience on the Balsa River.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

From the lobby or reception of your hotel in La Fortuna. Your guide will ask for your name and will be wearing a T-shirt with the company logo.

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  • Challenge yourself with a rafting adventure on the Balsa River
  • Enjoy the beautiful clean waters at one of Costa Rica's most beautiful rivers
  • Fill your body with adrenaline during a safe fun experience with expert guides
Full description
Experience the excitement and adrenaline of white water rafting on the Balsa River with Class II–III rapids, suitable for novice and intermediate rafters. After meeting your guide at your hotel in La Fortuna, take a 1-hour ride to the beautiful river where the adventure begins.

Your guide will carefully explain the safety procedures and equipment. Once all participants feel comfortable, the trip will begin with your safety kayaker on board. Enjoy up to 2 hours of exciting whitewater action as you float down the Balsa River, passing through scenic forests and spotting wildlife. Paddle through crashing rapids and emerge on the other side smiling and wet.

After experiencing Costa Rica’s water rapids, enjoy a local lunch before returning to the starting point of your tour or choose to be dropped off in downtown La Fortuna.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Safety equipment
  • Fresh fruit
  • Guides and safety kayaker
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Towel
  • Water shoes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
Know before you go
• Class II–III rapids are suitable for novice and intermediate rafters
• This river is a great option for families and beginners, although experienced rafters will love this adventure as well
• You will get wet during this tour
• This is a physical activity

From US$ 78 per person

Organized by

Flow Trips Costa Rica

Product ID: 368481