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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River

Highlights
  • Adventurous but safe white water rafting Class III and IV rapids with a guide
  • 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
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River
From US$ 85.00
Overview
Enjoy a white water rafting adventure with Class III and IV rapids; they’re more challenging than easy rapids but not very dangerous. Raft 9 miles (14.5 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 white water 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 (14.5-kilometer) journey down the river.
Your guides help you pass Class 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 drop-off at the original departure point.
Reviews (100)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
The best water rafting in Costa Rica

Incredible experience, it is an unforgettable tour in the area, we enjoyed the tour a lot and each of the services offered by this great rafting company in La Fortuna, is the best rafting in Costa Rica, so I recommend visiting it.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve E
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hola Steve E Thank you for sharing your rafting experience with the world, for us is very important to have this kind of comments, there are very motivating this feedbacks to the guides to keep giving a five stars service like we always. Again thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
White river rafting! Adrenalin but safe!

Had a great day at the river with Juan as my guide. Everything from the pic up at hotel, information (English), rafting, sporting animals, beer, fruit, lunch and drop of was great! We laughed almost all the time! Juan (our guide) really enjoyed the rafting...More

Thank MikaelS86sweden
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola MikaelS86sweden, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We appreciate the feedback that it is very important for us to continue growing and keep making people happy around the world. Again thanks,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing!

If there is one activity/tour to pick in Arenal, this should be it! I'm a backpacker who travels on a budget, so I usually try to do only free things :P But this tour/activity was well worth the money. Actually, I had so much fun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amine H
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Amine H, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for such a good review about the rafting withb Arenal rafting as you saw we are the best in town , with the best prices , with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Professional but with one drawback

Rafting was very professionally done, you will have lots of fun and they manage to keep it 100% safe. Here the drawback: We paid 85$ and then they wanted to charge 40$ for getting the pictures. Really?? Such a pity... This falls into a clear...More

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Arenal R, Propietario at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola 789sergew!! Thank you for sharing your experience with the world and we really respect your feedback it is your opnion and this is what this is for, but we want to explain something to you about the pictures: We are very honest people here...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Insanely fun

We had a great time and felt safe all along the way. The guides do make it fun and ask you how "crazy" or "tame" you want the experience to be which was a nice touch. I did fall overboard during one of the class...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gerald N
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola , Thank yo for the manific comment of the best adventure in Costa Rica as you say Insanely fun all the way, with a lot to see too. We really appreciate you feedback of this crazy and fun adventure in the middle of the...More

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Response from PatriciaPaddock | Reviewed this property |
I’d call them and ask about the age—level 1/2 may be better for her, but they’d know best, It’s about an hour out and 2 back, as you stop to change into dry clothes and get some lunch
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