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

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wave Expeditions, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Driver and professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Equipment: raft, paddles, rafting vest and helmet
    • Entry/Admission - Sarapiqui River
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Soft drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult (Min Age 12)
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet. No flipflops allowed
    • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose
    • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We had the most amazing day rafting with our absolutely brilliant guide Flaco - he was so awesome!! It was very well organised, so much fun and an overall superb day out!
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    Response from waveexpedition, Director de Relaciones Públicas at White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thanks for sharing your River Story with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rafting Trip, I´ll make sure that Gerald "Flaco" hear from your side. We hope to see you again next time!. Pura Vida, Wave Staff
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    Wave Expeditions picked us up from our place in La Fortuna, it was a breazy 45 minute drive to the Sarapiqui river. TOur amazing guide MOMO was hilarious and guided us perfectly. We are proud to say nobody fell in ! We had fresh fruit at the midway point and was surrounded by
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    Response from waveexpedition, Manager at White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 5 Sep 2019
    @bpbp56 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. What a great description of our tour!! Momo always is funny and helpful. Thanks for choosing Wave Rafting for your adventure in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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    It was a perfect morning doing the rafting in Sarapiquí river with our guide Momo. Lots of fun, we saw some animals in the river (iguana, turtle, birds...) good organization and good lunch. I recommend to do this activity.
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    Our guide Yorjani was excellent at guiding us through Balsa river. He made the experience fun and even pulled special tricks for us. He was able to submerge the whole raft against a rapid that made everybody scream. We had pineapple and watermelon on a bend of the river as a
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    what an excellent adventure it was with the best guide: Momo! this was my first time rafting and I had no idea what to expect but i was definitely not disappointed. Momo guided us through some crazy rapids and I only fell out once! Highly recommend doing the Class III-IV
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    Response from waveexpedition, Manager at White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 22 Aug 2019
    @Pedro u... Thank you so much for the great review and we are thrilled to know that you had an awesome adventure with Wave Rafting and Momo. We will share your glowing review with him and the team. We know you have a choice with tour operators and we thank you for choosing Wave Rafting. Hope to see you on the river again soon! The Wave Rafting Team
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