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Itinerary
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).
Locations visited
Sarapiqui River
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Poas Volcano
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Includes all rafting gear, snacks, beverages, and Costa Rican lunch
  • Great way to enjoy an outdoor adventure while visiting Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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waveexpedition, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Best ever

It was the best white water rafting trip I have ever had. The class III and IV rapids were great fun and challenging. Roberto was our captain and he is a terrific guide After the rafting we had a marvelous lunch of traditional foods before...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018
Dangerous Expidition

I'm not novice when it comes to whitewater rafting and I thought after experiencing class V rapids in South America, these III-IV would be no problem. I was wrong. Our guide, Brandon, seemed to steer us into every rock possible and throw our boat in...More

3  Thank dw147890
Reviewed 17 March 2018
Great day

We had booked for the 11th but due to a mix up with other companies missed our bus. We re-book 2 days later without a hitch. Horatio picked us up and we headed off. We had a detailed safety briefing before we got there and...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 5 March 2018
A blast

We rafted the Class III-IV on the Rio Sarapiqui . It was a blast. The fruit snack and lunch were very good. We felt the pictures they sold were a good value. The bus was comfortable. Judd was our guide and he was excellent. He...More

Thank Gracia E
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