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

  • Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on Costa Rica's Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro
  • Challenging Class III and IV rapids are thrilling and fun without being dangerous
  • Optional one-way transfer at end of excursion to San Jose
White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal
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White Water Rafting – Class III-IV -- Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro. Min Age 12. Fun outdoor activity. Raft on the thrilling Class 3/4 Rapids. Round-trip transportation included from La Fortuna hotels.
From USD 95.00
Save precious vacation time and money! Transfer from Arenal to San Jose with our Class III-IV Rafting Link. Pickup at La Fortuna Hotel, Raft, Lunch, Drop at San Jose Hotel (Hotels not included).
From USD 99.00
Prepare to ‘take the plunge’ during this fun-filled, 8-hour, 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.
What to Expect
Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in the La Fortuna area. You’ll have space aboard your transport for a backpack, toiletry items, and a change of clothing for the end of your rafting adventure. You’ll wind your way from La Fortuna through the Costa Rican countryside, passing through lush plantations ripe with pineapple, yucca, and papaya crops along the flanks of Arenal Volcano.

You’ll eventually reach your chosen rafting destination for the day, a site that will be selected by your guide on either the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro depending on current conditions. Before setting off you’ll be given all necessary rafting gear and learn the proper rafting commands and safety procedures from your guides.

Then set off on a thrilling, 9-mile (13-kilometer) rafting trip, spending between 2.5 and 3 hours total on the water. Prepare to get wet as you challenge a range of Class III and IV rapids, stopping to catch your breath in the calm sections and look for toucans, monkeys and other wildlife in the surrounding forests. At the trip halfway point, you’ll take a break to enjoy an included snack of fresh fruit on the river bank before braving more rapids for the second half of the trip.

When your whitewater adventure comes to an end, enjoy an icy-cold beverage along with a dry towel and included Costa Rican-style lunch. After your meal, you’ll be delivered back to your hotel between 3:30 and 4pm. Guests who are interested can also select a one-way transfer to San Jose after the rafting trip (please arrange at the time of booking).
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Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Jorge is the best

We were walking randomly and saw the store. We got in just to get some information and Carlo did an amazing job selling rafting to us. We have both done it before but for more than 10 years ago and did not remember it could...More

Thank Jade H
waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Nailed it!. Our guides are passionate about what they do, they really love Rafting and sharing experiences with our visitors. Hope to see you again on your next Costa Rican vacation. Pura Vida!. The Wave Staff.

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Such great guys and a fantastic experience

A big shout out to Romel, Brandon and Carlos for making it such an exceptional day for us. We were very lucky to be the only ones rafting as it was low season but the water was high, the excitement even higher and the guy...More

Thank stephen r
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Great, Great Experience. HIGHLY recommend WAVE and their staff.

My girlfriend and I took this tour 09/2018 and can't say enough GOOD about the guys that were our guides. We lucked out as it was just the 2 of us and the guide in a 7-man boat. We had an absolute blast. Shout out...More

Thank gudgodfrey
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very professional team. You do get a hint how to row and having lots of fun. Our guide Super Mario was an expertise both making us beginners safe and guiding us through challenging rafts so that we could have an extreme experience. He also provided...More

Thank Margarida N
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Margarida, Wow!, thanks for this nice review. We´re glad to hear that you have enjoyed our Rafting Class II & III at Balsa River. I´ll let Mario hears from your side. We hope to see you again soon. PURA VIDA! Wave Staff.

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile
Discover Costa Rica !

A five star rating for a great adventure in Costa Rica Recommended by Tachiz Travel , another amazing company for anyone looking to discover the beauty of Costa Rica from the mountains to the coast, visit their website for your travel plans. The staff is...More

Thank happytraveler451
waveexpedition, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed óur Rafting Tour!. I will let Mario and Tachiz Travel hear from you. We hope to see you again next time!

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