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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3. provided by Arenal Rafting

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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3.

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 02/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This white-water rafting trip takes you through the middle of the Costa Rican rain forest while providing unbeatable adventure. Spike your adrenaline paddling down class II and III rapids, stopping to swim in secluded waters and admire tropical scenery along the way. Tour includes all equipment, safety training, and lunch.
Highlights
  • Power down the Balsa River for a look at Costa Rica’s wild side
  • Chances to see sloths, monkeys, and more
  • Guided white-water rafting trip balances adventure and safety
  • Costa Rican-style lunch and snacks are included
What to Expect
Make your own way to the rafting office to meet your guide and begin your tour. Practice a few key safety maneuvers before heading out on the Balsa River. This rafting trip takes you down six miles (10 kilometers) of class II to III white-water rapids that keep your adrenaline pumping. Work together with your group to paddle hard and navigate the water while your guide steers the raft and keeps you safe. Stop along the way to rest, swim, snack, and admire views of the surrounding rain forest, with opportunities to see animals like sloths, howler monkeys, aquatic birds, and more. The tour concludes with a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arenal Rafting, Av 333 y Calle 460, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Towel
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase) at the end of the tour.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age 5 years old
  • Maximum weights 220 pounds
  • Please bring changing clothes, water shoes, clothes to get wet
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Odyssey49156831324 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had a wonderful time with these guys, it was our first time rafting and we enjoyed it immensely! It was a great ride on Balsa river and our guide, Jadder was really professional :) would love to go again
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Date of experience: April 2021
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JenniferRyan2131 wrote a review Apr 2021
Lake Delton, Wisconsin9 contributions8 helpful votes
While it was rainy in La Fortuna, it is really sunny on the river. We had fun rafting, but also saw a sloth, our guide found a poison frog, iguana, sloth, bats, owl and ton of birds.
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TIFFANY D wrote a review Mar 2021
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This was exactly how I wish all tours were- fun from the beginning, on time, and really adjusted to the people attending. Our guide was Roberto, and we were lucky enough to be the only family rafting with him. He was playful with the kids and had everyone smiling and laughing as
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Date of experience: March 2021
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TLSteuber wrote a review Mar 2021
Orlando25 contributions9 helpful votes
Exhilarating Rafting Tour! Our guide was highly knowledgeable of how to navigate the river safely and of the wildlife in the area. We all felt safe rafting down the Balsa river, checked sloths off our list of animals to see and enjoyed a delicious lunch afterwards.
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Michelle M wrote a review Feb 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina6 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I’ve never been white water rafting before so I was a little nervous at first, but that quickly went away once we got into the water. The guide was super experienced & kept us safe while letting us have a ton of fun zipping
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By: Arenal Rafting
813ebonyc
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Highly Recommended
Very nice trip, Rafting day was the best thing we did in CR, Very safe and very nice experience for the youngest an
589darrell
589darrell
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Amazing Time
Beautiful, great time with Arenal Rafting, All the staff super friendly, we felt very safe with them, thank you all
karlr889
karlr889
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This guys are fantastic
Fun and more fun, They pick up us at the hotel right on time for a 2 hours ride to the River where the adventure be
sandrasH2132HH
sandrasH2132HH
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Amazing Day
Very nice trip with Arenal Rafting, Rio Balsa was just great , We had a fantastic day beautiful river, Lunch was gr
josephnewman53
josephnewman53
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Just Great
amazing experience, This guides really knows the river and what they are doing, We so a wonderful full day adventur
kelseyg080
kelseyg080
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AMAZINGG!!!! MUST DO!!!
OH MY GOD! The River White Water Rafting was INSANE!!!!!! Sooooo much fun🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️ I want to go again Tuesday
emmiediriz8055
emmiediriz8055
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Level 3/4 - very fun!
Super fun, not scary at all. We fell off once (on purpose) but very easy to get back in raft. We stopped to jump in
Expedition631927
Expedition631927
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So much fun in one day
Very nice trip, so much fun and adrenaline, We had a wonderful experience with arenal rafting, This is a must in la
H9714IDmanuels
H9714IDmanuels
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Wonderful Day
Great guides, very funny experience, We had very nice time a the rapids, thank you all for such a lovely day
JoshuaRice
JoshuaRice
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Great Tour and amazing guides
We had a wonderful day with Arenal Rafting, All the crew is highly trained on rafting , Lot of fun and very safe, w
Uhrich5
Uhrich5
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Best Experience in Costa Rica
Arenal Rafting Company is top class! Their guides are so knowledgeable and safety was top priority. I was scared t
Adamsd1019
Adamsd1019
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Best excursion ever in Costa Rica!!!
We were visiting from Florida to La Fortuna for 4 days and our favorite activity out of everything we did was white
Jackie D
Jackie D
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Amazing time
Had a great time! Roberto was our guide and he was fantastic. We saw lots if wildlife. They really took care of our
playle67
playle67
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Fantastic rafting experience
Absolutely loved our rafting trip down the Balsa river with Arsenal Rafting. Easy arrangements, short drive, thoro
D4094OWjanp
D4094OWjanp
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Super cool!
Great experience, perfect guides (thank you Juan), beautiful nature, delicious lunch, amazing fun. Go for it!
Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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