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Pure Trek Waterfall Rappelling Tour from La Fortuna

  • Half-day waterfall rappelling and canyoning tour from La Fortuna
  • Rappel down waterfalls and a canyon rock wall and zip line across the canyon
  • Rock climb up a hidden rain forest canyon
Pure Trek Waterfall Rappelling Tour from La Fortuna
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Waterfall rappelling in a rainforest canyon. Lunch and transportation included.
12pm Shared Tour
Waterfall rappelling in a rainforest canyon. Lunch and transportation included.
Rappel down waterfalls and zipline across canyons in the shadow of Arenal Volcano on this exciting rain forest adventure just outside of La Fortuna. Ride a 4x4 into the forest, where guides will help you gear up for a thrilling course featuring a rock climb and five rappels, including the ‘Monkey Drop’ canyon zipline and four waterfall descents. After conquering this natural playground, freshen up in a well-equipped ranch house and reward your efforts with a delicious lunch of organic Costa Rican cuisine.
What to Expect

Your adventure starts at 7am or 12pm after a complementary pickup from your hotel. From there, you will take a short 15 minute drive to a dirt road that leads to the canyon. Upon arrival, you will jump into a 4x4 truck, that has been outfitted for your comfort, with views of the Arenal Volcano from every seat. That ride will take an additional 15 minutes while your local guide points out toucans, sloths, monkeys, iguanas and local farms. Your guide will explain the history of the Arenal Volcano and also the local "campasino" way of life.

When you arrive at the ranch house in the mountains, the guides will put your gear on and give you a detailed explanation of how to rappel. The guides will let you go as slow or as fast as you want, safely of course. There will be a safety line controlled by a guide at the top of each rappel. This will stop from falling if you let go of your rope. You will also have a guide at the bottom of each rappel, controlling the main rappel line for additional support. Easy trails will be trekked throughout the canyon. The canyon portion of this tour is approximately 2.5-hours.

With your gear on, your guides will lead you on an easy 5-minute hike on a well maintained trail to the first rappel. After you rappel down into this spectacular hidden canyon, you will climb a short 15-foot route to the Monkey Drop zip line. You will zip line across the canyon, then rappel down from the cable to the canyon floor again. From there you hike on short well maintained trails in between each rappel. A total of 5 rappels, 4 of which are waterfalls and 1 canyon wall, as well as a rock climb. After the last rappel you will take a short hike out of the canyon to another ranch house, with bathrooms, where the guides will help you take your gear off. You will jump back into the 4x4 truck, drive back down to the vans and off to the base offices and gardens (about a 30 minute drive in total).

This tour is suitable for all skill levels, ages ranging from 5 years old to 99 years young. No upper body strength is needed, but it is recommended that you are in moderate physical condition and ready to have fun! 

You will be spoiled at the base offices with beautiful changing rooms and bathrooms including all amenities, and spectacular tropical gardens.  Then your guides will serve you an absolutely delicious organic Costa Rica lunch (vegetarian available upon request) with housemade tortillas, dressings, salsas and fresh tropical juice. During lunch you will be shown photos from your trip, (available for purchase). Fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee and cookies will be available for you to enjoy at your leisure. Then, you will gather back into the vans, and head to your hotel while you reflex on your unforgettable day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The most fun I have ever had!!!

I recently returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica with my husband and three children, ages 17, 20 and 21. Our travel agent put together some "adventure" trips for us, like zip lining, white water rafting, and canyon rappelling, and the funny thing...More

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sorta wild, but lots of smiles

So this version of “canyoning” is rappelling down waterfalls. It is a lot of fun and the guides were great, but this is a “grip it and rip it” experience and not for the feint of heart or cautious tourists. You are going to get...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dream experience

The tour is a beautiful private setting for your group in the rain forest. I was beautiful and the guides we fantastic! Super safe, the photography was great! They had beautifully placed photographers that took lots of photos! Oh and they fed us lunch before...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and Exciting Tour!

My husband and I did the waterfall canyoning tour with Pure Trek and had an absolute blast! The guides do a good job of making sure you get safely down the waterfalls while still having so much fun. One note: you will definitely get soaked!...More

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Experience! Safe and fun!

Our family of 5 (3 teens) had an amazing time on this Rappelling Tour! We were all first-timers and ALL the guides made it easy, safe, and fun. The guides were friendly, helpful and informative. One of the bigger rappels is the very first one,...More

Thank Sixfive34
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Dara M
23 July 2018|
Response from Hogboy71 | Reviewed this property |
About 6 hours. It was amazing
Katrina K
20 May 2018|
Response from skivrmt | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am sorry I just don't know. The heaviest party in our group was 190 lbs.
Heather B
23 April 2018|
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Response from willtravel5 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t get back to hotel until after lunch (which was part of the tour)