1. Costa Rica
  2. San José Province
  3. La Fortuna
  4. Arenal Volcano

San José to La Fortuna and Rafting in the Balsa River

Product ID: 24991
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Enjoy a full-day rafting tour on the Río Balsa knowing that all transfers from San José to your hotel in La Fortuna are organized in advance. Experience rafting through class 2-3 rapids on the Río Balsa before enjoying a buffet lunch at the river house.
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  • Enjoy the thrill of rafting through class 2-3 rapids on the Río Balsa
  • Save money, save time! Experience a rafting adventure, knowing that all transfers from San José to your hotel are organized in advance
  • Enjoy an exclusive homemade buffet lunch
Full description
On this rafting tour with transfers included you’ll be picked up in San José, taken rafting, and transferred to your hotel in La Fortuna in the afternoon. Despite departing from San José, you’ll be on the water for exactly the same amount of time as the normal rafting excursions that leave out of La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano. In fact, you meet up with the rest of the rafters from La Fortuna at the private put-in for each tour.

You receive a safety talk, get your gear all set (helmet, life jacket, and paddle), and have the time of your life paddling down one of Costa Rica’s best rivers! Enjoy 2-2.5 hours of rafting through class 2-3 rapids on the Río Balsa.

Finish up with a delicious spread of fresh tropical fruit, and then move on to the river house for an exclusive homemade buffet lunch. Afterwards, return to your hotel by 16:00.
  • Transportion from San José
  • Rafting on Río Balsa (class 2-3 rapids)
  • Professional rafting guides
  • Fruit break
  • Delicious lunch
  • Transfer to your hotel in La Fortuna
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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At your hotel in San José. Please provide your hotel details so we can confirm the pick-up time.

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Tours run rain or shine. For reasons beyond our control we may change to a more suitable tour with equal or similar difficulty rating and adventure appeal. We reserve the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions.

If you want to return to San José on the same day or if you are travelling in the opposite direction, an additional cost of $30 per person applies to the above rates.

From US$ 85 per person

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Desafio Adventure Company

Product ID: 24991