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White Water Rafting Adventure Class III & IV on the Upper part of Balsa River

  • An adventurous but safe trip on level III and IV rapids with a guide
  • Value: all equipment, guide, snacks, and drinks are included in the price of this tour
  • After a day spent on the river, have lunch at a local restaurant 
White Water Rafting Adventure Class III & IV on the Upper part of Balsa River
From US$ 85.00
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White Water Rafting Adventure Class III & IV on the Upper part of Balsa River
US$ 85.00
Have a fun whitewater rafting adventure in class III and IV rapids—they’re more challenging than easy rapids but not very dangerous. Raft nine miles (15 kilometers) down the Balsa River while leaving enough time to swim and snack on Costa Rican fruit. Afterward, your guide rewards you with a beer and takes you to a local restaurant for lunch.
What to Expect
Your whitewater rafting adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Fortuna. Then, make your way to the rapids, where you’re fitted for safety equipment. Get on the water and start the 9-mile (15-kilometer) journey down the river.

Your guides help you pass level III and IV rapids, which might require precise maneuvering and some scouting. Take advantage of a stop along the way to swim and snack on fruit.

After the journey down the river, your guide gives you a beer—or water—and takes you to a local restaurant for a Costa Rica-style lunch. Conclude the tour with a drop-off at the original departure point.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exciting and exciting expedition at all times the trip was sensational, my friends and I hope to return soon to live this great adventure. It is the best rafting company I have gone to, the staff is pura vida and I am grateful for the...More

Thank abigailtuttle902
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arenal Rafting: Highlight of our trip!

White water rafting with Arenal Rafting was definitely the most exciting and memorable part of our trip to Costa Rica! We chose Arenal Rafting as our tour operator based on their Trip Advisor reviews and because they are a local owned company and we couldn't...More

Thank Mdee3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Went June 2018 - No wetsuit needed - wet shoes would be good to use No hiking through woods - just bus/van straight to Raft Launch area. So, dry clothes for lunch afterwards and you are good. Pick up and drop off from La Fortuna...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Most amazing trip!

Everything about this trip is awesome! If there was a way to give this trip a higher score, I would! Dieder's crew gave personalized experiences to everyone--those who wanted a bit more adventure got it, all the while making sure that everyone was safely cared...More

Thank PatriciaPaddock
Arenal R, Propietario at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Patricia Paddock! Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had such a great time! We strive everyday to give our customers what they come for and our guests reviews and comments always help us...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Worth the money

We did the rafting class 3 and 4 on the balsa river on the 7 of june 2018 and it was incredible. The guides are looking for you from the start till the end. We got a lot of adrenaline and i was not expecting...More

Thank Maxime M
Arenal R, Propietario at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Maxime M! It is great to hear about your experiences with us on the river!! We are happy that you got more than what you expected from your day on the river! We strive to go above and beyond expectations for all of our...More

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