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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal

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    What to Expect
    Begin your tour with a 7.30am pickup from your La Fortuna hotel. Traveling by comfortable 4x4, enjoy the scenery on the around 30-minute drive into the heart of the rainforest. On arrival, listen to the safety briefing and get suited up for your canyoning experience.

    Accompanied by experienced guides, enjoy a daring rappel down a waterfall, an exhilarating climb up the canyon wall, and a high-speed zip-line ride across the canyon. After a final rappel down to the canyon floor, take a moment to enjoy the spectacular scenery, with the majestic Arenal Volcano looming in the background, before hiking back through the canyon to your vehicle.

    Re-fuel with some tasty tropical fruits, before continuing by 4x4 to the Balsa River for the second part of your adventure. On arrival, get suited up for your white water rafting experience and listen as your instructor explains the basic paddling and steering techniques, as well as important safety rules.

    Then, jump aboard the raft and set out on a thrilling 2-hour rafting ride. As you paddle downstream, enjoy stunning views of the surrounding rainforest, keeping a look out for monkeys, sloths and toucans along the riverbanks, and get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle over Class II and III rapids, including the ‘Magnetic Rock’ and the ‘Dredges’. Cold drinks and fresh fruits will keep you energized along the way, and you can also take the opportunity to cool off with a swim in the river.

    After returning to land and drying off, tuck into a typical Costa Rican lunch (lunch) at a traditional country estate, before setting out on the return journey.

    Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel between 4pm and 4.30pm.

    Please note: appropriate footwear is required for this trip – no flip-flops or shoes that might slip off during the activities. It is also recommended to bring a change of clothing and towel.
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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
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Provided equipment: tube, vest, and helmet
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • Minimum Age 8
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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.
    • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
    • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
    • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My daughter and I loved this tour. We were there at the beginning of the rainy season and the rapids were fantastic. The whole team of guide were great and made it a wonderful experience. Would do this again for sure!!!
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    Response from waveexpedition, Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 29 Sep 2019
    Awesome review! Thanks for joining us on the river. We hope you do get the chance to spend the day on the river with us again sooon. Hasta Pronto
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    Had an amazing time waterfall rappelling , canyoning and then white water rafting. I’m not typically the type to write reviews but we had one tour guide that was just amazing so I wanted to give him a shout out as well as tell you all that if you get a chance to ask for a
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    Response from waveexpedition, Guest Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Hi Mandy, Your opinion is important to us!. Thanks for sharing your river Story. We´re glad to hear that you enjoyed your Rafting and Canyoning adventure combo. We hope to see you again on the river soon. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff.
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    Was my first rappel, and rapid rafting trip. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Fantastic time by all
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 17 Jan 2019
    Fantastic!, that´s a great way to try something new!, this combo is one of our best sellers, people really love the combination of Rappel down Waterfalls and Paddle Hard the Rapids Class II & III of Balsa River. Hope to see you again next time with more adventures to collect!. Pura Vida, Wave Staff.
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    My wife and I live in Costa Rica and recently took some friends rafting with Wave Expedition. We had lots of fun were not disappointed with our adventure. We very often take our friends and guest rafting with Wave Expedition and we continue to get great feedback from all of
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 19 Aug 2018
    Hi Rrodriguez, Nailed it! We feel very glad to hear this nice review. Thanks for recommending us!. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff.
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    First time white water rafting for the family, including 10 and 12 year old daughters. The guide was very thorough in their safety and instructional briefing, and very clear as to what he expected from us on the water. He wasn’t afraid to call out paddlers that weren’t engaged
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    Response from waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
    Responded 12 Aug 2018
    Hi Scott, Thanks for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our Rafting Experience. Rafting In Costa Rica is a must Do... FUN is guaranteed!. We have this family Friendly Rafting Class II & III at Balsa River, kids really love this!. We hope to see you again next time on the River. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff
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