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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

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86
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.40
From
$88.40
Shoot the rapids on the Pacuare River on this day tour from Turrialba. With a guide providing instruction and ensuring your safety, paddle down 18 miles (29 kilometers) of Class III and Class IV rapids through Costa Rica's lush landscape. Stop for guided hikes up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and at a base camp halfway for lunch. Learn about the surrounding ecosystem, flora, and fauna through your guides' commentary.
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* A traveler said: "I guess we got lucky and chose the best company to do the rafting on Pacuare river! We only booked at 8pm the day before and still everything went perfectly the next morning! We had a private tour with two guides which was awesome! The guides Michael and Eduardo were super cool and funny dudes which made the day even better! They prepared delicious burritos for lunch and were extremely professional with their skills on the river - impressive! The nature was stunning and we wished we had the time to do the 2 or 3 day trip! Absolutely would recommend booking with them since their company is smaller and more personal. Thank you Michael for the great company and Eduardo for taking great videos for us! See you next time!"


Rafting Pacuare River One Day from Turrialba

Rafting Pacuare River One Day from Turrialba

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79
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18
Turrialba is known for some amazing cultural experiences, unique rainforest as well as being home to some of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica! The Pacuare River is rated as the 4th best river in the world for white water rafting. A unique experience for any visitor to Costa Rica & the Turrialba area! You will be taken deep into the rainforest where you will experience 29km of the majestic river! Our experienced & certified guides will take all the precautions and provide the appropriate instructions before you embark on this adventure! During the trip, you will see the primary rainforest, pristine waterfalls & unique landscapes only accessible by the river! At the end of the trip, we will have a typical Costarrican lunch waiting for you!
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

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58
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.00
Price varies by group size
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$57.00
Price varies by group size
Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class III-IV

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class III-IV

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40
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
Price varies by group size
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$69.00
Price varies by group size
Prepare to get wet and wild as you tackle the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River on this half- or full-day white-water rafting adventure from La Virgen. Marvel over the dramatic scenery and lush rainforest of the Sarapiqui canyon as you hurtle downstream, then re-fuel with lunch (full-day tour only) or refreshments by the waterfront. Best of all: the rapids are suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 14 can give it a go!
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* A traveler said: "This smaller, family-owned company was awesome! We were two families with a range of rafting experience and we decided to do the full day Class III/IV. David, Stanley, and Tonio (two of whom grew up on the Sarapiqui) were our guides and they were fantastic! i can't recommend them highly enough."


Rafting Pacuare River One Day from San José

Rafting Pacuare River One Day from San José

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36
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.08
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$123.08
Turrialba is known for some amazing cultural experiences, unique rainforest as well as being home to some of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica! The Pacuare River is rated as the 4th best river in the world for white water rafting. A unique experience for any visitor to Costa Rica & the Turrialba area! You will be taken deep into the rainforest where you will experience 29km of the majestic river! Our experienced & certified guides will take all the precautions and provide the appropriate instructions before you embark on this adventure! During the trip, you will see the primary rainforest, pristine waterfalls & unique landscapes only accessible by the river! At the end of the trip, we will have a typical Costarrican lunch waiting for you!
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Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose

Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose

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29
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
With its cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife, the Pacuare River is rightfully famous for its natural beauty. Paddle through the river gorge, navigating 52 Class II-IV rapids as you go, on this 12-hour trip from San Jose. Take in views of the tropical rain forest and wildlife such as sloths, parrots, and toucans as you ride the river (and your adrenaline rush) over the course of the day.
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* A traveler said: "The guide was super experienced and funny. The trip was such a nice adventure in many different ways. The nature was beautiful and the animals were fascinating to watch. Of course the river rafting itself was very exciting and fun."


Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting

Waterfall Rappelling and White Water Rafting

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21
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.00
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$167.00
Two popular Costa Rica adventures come together into one adventure-packed day with this white-water rafting and canyoning tour from La Fortuna. During the canyoning portion, rock climb, rappel down a waterfall, and zipline—all under the watchful eye of your guide. Then, head down to the Balsa River for a 2-hour white-water rafting tour with class II to III rapids. When to action ends, wind down with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
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* A traveler said: "The staff is so friendly and helpful. They ensure not only your safety but that you enjoy and have a good time. My only comment is that we booked this with white water rafting and the tour said it was a total of 5 hours long for both. The water rappelling was 2 hours and then there was another company we got dropped off at for the white water rafting. There we waited for 15 mins in wet clothes and then it was another 45 min drive to the river in our wet clothes. We had a spare change of clothes but did not want to change as we were going to get wet again and would not have any dry clothes. The white water rafting was about 4.5 hours long. In total between the water rappelling and white water rafting it was about 7 hours long. If you decide to do this exact tour, the rapids water is very cold. I suggest bringing a long sleeve water top to keep you warm and 2 changes of clothes. Also bring water shoes as they will get soaked. If you bring a GoPro make sure to ask for the helmet that has the GoPro adapter for both the water rappelling and at the white water rafting be sure to ask for the helmet BEFORE you drive to the river or bring a chest strap for the GoPro as the water is very rough. If you do not have a GoPro, they do take pictures for both activities and you can pay for the pictures in a package. Bring cash to pay for the pictures $30 per company. I cannot emphasize how great the staff is and how hard they work. We would have loved to tip them but no one told us to bring cash. I am very happy we did this tour. The staff is exceptional and Costa Rica is so beautiful 🤩"


San José to La Fortuna FULL Rafting on the Sarapiqui Jungle Run River Class 3-4

San José to La Fortuna FULL Rafting on the Sarapiqui Jungle Run River Class 3-4

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7
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
This transfer with tour option is one of the best ways to travel from San Jose to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna because you can save time and money by doing a tour on the way. You will love the opportunity to be picked up after breakfast at your hotel in the San Jose area and then be transported short distance to one of Costa Rica's most famous rivers for rafting on the exuberant Sarapiqui River. This rafting trip is considered world class with a wide range of rapids. If you are adventurous, go for the class 3-4 exciting rapids in the upper section. Looking for a tamer ride? Try the class 2-3 section of the Sarapiqui River. And we also have a beautiful river excursion for nature lovers on our Jungle Safari Float on the Sarapiqui River. Just let us know what kind of trip you're looking for! Once you do your river trip, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch and head right to your hotel in the La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano area. This adventure connection tour and transfer is the way to go!
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* A traveler said: "The experience in the life, the people, the food, the river it’s amazing, I would repeat one more time."


Our Most Popular Tour - White Water Rafting - Sarapiqui River Class II-III
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$101.54
Our most popular white water rafting trip is great fun for families with children, enthusiasts who want try rafting for the first time or experienced rafters looking for a new adventure. This section of the Sarapiqui River runs for 17 km down friendly class II-III rapids surrounded by evergreen tropical rain forest. With San Juan - La Selva Biological Corridor right by, you are guaranteed to see lots of birds and animals. To add to the fun, you will have the chance to cliff jump, surf, swim down a little rapid, run an exiting drop and stop on the side of the river for some delicious fresh tropical fruit.  Our small personalized and private tours are designed to give you the best quality service while you immerse yourself into nature and Costa Rican culture. Prepare yourself for an enjoyable day on the river topped off with a homemade traditional lunch cooked on a wooden stove!  The tour includes: transportation, fruits, lunch, guide, safety kayaker, equipment and insurances.
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White Water Rafting Pacuare River From San Jose

White Water Rafting Pacuare River From San Jose

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7
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Navigate 38 Class III-IV rapids on this white-water rafting course down the Pacuare River from San Jose. Paddle your way through one of Costa Rica's most picturesque river gorges, looking out for native wildlife between rapid runs, on an exciting day trip ideal for teenagers and adults alike. Hotel pickup and drop-off, equipment, and lunch are included.
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* A traveler said: "My guide was Chico. He was very friendly and informative. He was great with instructions in the raft and he knew the river very well. It was a fantastic time and the scenery was beautiful too. Don't miss a chance to do this!"


Pacuare 2-day Trip

Pacuare 2-day Trip

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5
  • 6 hours
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$282.06
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$282.06
Our overnight Pacuare Adventure is a Paddle and Hike expedition. Not only will we raft a variety of exciting rapids, but we will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and primary jungles. This package includes at least one hike a day, based on your athletic and adventure desires.
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White Water Rafting Reventazon River From San José

White Water Rafting Reventazon River From San José

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5
  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
From
$99.00
Experience a thrilling white-water adventure on a guided rafting trip along the Reventazón River. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the river’s “El Carmen” area: a 10-mile (16-kilometer) run divided into two sections, one with intense rapids and one with mellow waters and scenic jungle views. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a riverside beach included in the tour price.
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* A traveler said: "We were actually taken to Pacuare River since Reventazon was too dry for rafting. We had a blast all day long. The guides were very good, extremely friendly and funny and the experience was amazing. Would do again. Highly recommended!! A"


San Jose Full Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

San Jose Full Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

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3
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
From
$99.00
Get ready to enjoy one of Costa Rica's most exuberant and exciting rivers! White water rafting on the Sarapiqui River is considered one of the "Must-Do" Costa Rica tours. You'll experience over 45 exciting rapids with names like "The Terminator" and "Dos Locos" on this FULL DAY class 3-4 rafting trip. Whether you are a first-timer or a rafting expert, this rafting trip will guarantee to get your adrenaline pumping! Spend 3.5-hours of your best journey down the Sarapiqui River on a FULL DAY rafting adventure with nearly 22 kilometers of lush and vibrant rainforest.
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Whitewater Rafting Class II & III

Whitewater Rafting Class II & III

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2
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54
Hacienda Pozo Azul is a Costa Rican Adventure Resort, located in the heart of the Sarapiquí Rainforest. We offer Authentic Lifelong Experiences for those seeking to make the most of their visit to Costa Rica. Located at the Magical and Nature rich area of Sarapiquí, Hacienda Pozo Azul Offers a wide variety of Authentic Experiences for those seeking to make the most of their vacation.
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Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch

Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch

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2
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.34
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$133.34
The 230-foot (70-meter) high La Fortuna Waterfall, surrounded by verdant wet forest, is one of the region’s most photographed attractions. On this half-day tour, take the scenic route as you float down the river on a raft, then cool off with a swim beneath the falls. Along the way, look out for exotic birds, howler monkeys, and sloths; visit a traditional Costa Rican family home; and tuck into a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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* A traveler said: "Roy was fantastic on the float Safari and found many creatures that we would have missed. He spoke fantastic English and was an incredible guide for the day. He made it fun and interesting. He is a great guide and you should be proud to have him."


San Jose to La Fortuna Arenal Whitewater Rafting on the Balsa River Class 2-3

San Jose to La Fortuna Arenal Whitewater Rafting on the Balsa River Class 2-3

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2
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.00
From
$92.00
Desafio Adventure Company is considered the pioneers of adventure in Costa Rica's wet and wild Northern Zone near the Arenal Volcano. You will love the opportunity to take advantage of your transportation and do a tour in the way! You will save money and save time on this innovative transfer and rafting tour activity.
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White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River | Class II - III from San Jose

White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River | Class II - III from San Jose

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2
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.00
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$82.00
Explore the Sarapiquí River on a guided white-water adventure from Puerto Viejo. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on your journey to La Virgen de Sarapiquí. Plow through class-II rapids that are ideal for both a beginner and an experienced paddler. Enjoy incredible jungle scenery and wildlife on your 10-mile (16-kilometer) trip downriver. 
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* A traveler said: "This rafting experience exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Brian, raised the level of fun with his enthusiasm and expertise. We did a super scenic Class II-III stretch of the Sarapiqui River, had an enjoyable break with refreshing fruit, and a great Costa Rican lunch afterwards."


Zip Line Canopy Tour & Whitewater Rafting Combo. Private Tour from San Jose

Zip Line Canopy Tour & Whitewater Rafting Combo. Private Tour from San Jose

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2
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$295.00
Price varies by group size
From
$295.00
Price varies by group size
Get your adrenaline pumping double time with this private tour from San Jose combining two of Costa Rica's most popular outdoor adventures. Drive through gorgeous Braulio Carrillo National Park to a tropical secondary forest, where you’ll fly through the treetops on a thrilling 9-cable zipline tour. Then, tackle the class II and III rapids of the Sarapiqui River on a wet and wild whitewater rafting voyage led by an expert guide. Includes round-trip transport from your San Jose hotel in the comfort of a private vehicle.
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Full Day Costa Rica Water Rafting Experience from Arenal, La Fortuna

Full Day Costa Rica Water Rafting Experience from Arenal, La Fortuna

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2
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
Experience a Sarapiqui rafting adventure on the most exciting section of the Sarapiqui River. You will love this exciting, intense adventure through the Costa Rican jungle! Make your way through exciting rapids like “Morning Coffee,” “The Terminator,” and “Dos Locos.” Peer up at the canyon walls dripping with waterfalls and take in the majestic views of the mountains and volcanoes in the distance.  Our highly qualified Instructors will make you feel comfortable and safe while rafting. Plus, they will point out a variety of birds, wildlife, trees, and other flora and fauna along the way.  This activity is perfect for intermediate rafters, or those who are physically fit and are willing to paddle and work as a team. The minimum age to participate is 14 years and must be comfortable in white water, in good physical condition, and be able to paddle. 
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* A traveler said: "Loved it. David and his team were friendly and professional, felt very safe even though the river is very dynamic. You’ll have a blast, you’re in good hands."


San José to La Fortuna Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

San José to La Fortuna Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

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1
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Visit Pozo Azul's beautiful waterfall then prepare your self for our Class 2-3 rafting on the Sarapiqui River is perfect for all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are looking for an easy-going adventure! Challenge yourself as you paddle down 11 kilometers of exciting rapids. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds, and animals, like monkeys and sloths. About halfway down the river, you’ll have a chance to see the river rapids from the shore while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! Make your transfer a unique and very fun adventure while heading to your next vacation destination.
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Whitewater Rafting and Horseback Riding Combo. Private Tour

Whitewater Rafting and Horseback Riding Combo. Private Tour

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1
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$265.00
Price varies by group size
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$265.00
Price varies by group size
Enjoy two outdoor activities in one day on this 8-hour private combo tour from San Jose. With a naturalist guide, visit the Sarapiqui region of Costa Rica for both adventures — whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Lunch and private transportation are included.
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* A traveler said: "This was the perfect tour for a shorter day trip, but still full of excitement. The horseback riding was not your typical trail ride, lots of hills, tight trails and various landscapes. The whitewater rafting was thrilling, our guide truly made it fun and special! I would definitely do this tour again!"


Arenal Rain Forest Canyoning and White Water Rafting at Balsa River

Arenal Rain Forest Canyoning and White Water Rafting at Balsa River

  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$200.00
From
$200.00
Meet your guide at your hotel in La Fortuna for pickup. Drive to the Balsa River, learning about the area through insider commentary from your guide along the way. Get a perfect taste of the mountainside wilds around the Arenal Volcano in one crazy fun combo of two exciting sports: waterfall rappelling and white water rafting. You will be guided by professional guides and be provided with the highest quality safety equipment. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime! Upon arrival, attend a safety briefing and practice your strokes. Then, hit the water with your river guide, safety kayaker, and professional photographer. Paddle down Class ll and III rapids and see Costa Rican wildlife in its natural habitat throughout the rafting portion. Welcome to the best white water and wildlife on the best Arenal rafting trip!, the top adventure tour in Costa Rica for anyone seeking thrills in the environs of the mighty Arenal Volcano!
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Rafting Balsa River level II - III + Canopy Tour & Organic Lunch From San José

Rafting Balsa River level II - III + Canopy Tour & Organic Lunch From San José

  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$130.00
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$130.00
Discover the life of the forest from the top of the trees! More than 500 acres of forest with an amazing view: 8 cables, 10 platforms, 3 trails, hanging bridge, 1 Tarzan swing! Add more funto your adventure flying on the adventure cables, perfect to share the experience on high velocity ride above the hidden valley. If adrenaline wasn't enough, get ready for a great rafting experience ! Explore the world of tropical wilderness in a deep canyon with waterfalls, exotic animals, tropical birds and plenty of white water; 2 types of activities, level 2-3 and the exciting level. At the end of the tour, enjoy a delightful lunch prepare with organic and natural ingredients (vegetarian) perfect to recover energy after a day full of adventure.
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Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

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1
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.00
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$180.00
The Real Pacuare River Rafting Tour. We really go to the heart of the Pacuare River, we navigate its rapids. The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” toname a few. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river. After the gorge (rapid) the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The main rapids here are “Cimarrones”, “The Play Hole”, “El Indio” and “Magnetic Rock”. The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun.
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