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Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

Highlights
  • Experience an action-packed, white-water adventure down the Sarapiqui River

  • Navigate exciting class-II and -III rapids with a guide on a half-day excursion

  • Watch for Costa Rica’s celebrated wildlife along the riverbanks

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Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
US$ 65.00
Overview

Experience Sarapiqui River’s white-water rapids on a thrilling half-day rafting trip. After a safety tutorial at La Virgen Bridge, get underway with a skilled guide and navigate class-II and -III rapids on a 9-mile (13-kilometer) journey. Watch for monkeys, toucans, and other tropical wildlife as you ride downriver. Then, enjoy an ice-cold beer or juice upon arrival at the take-out point.

What to Expect

Are you an adrenaline junkie who just wants the best of big water? If your time is limited or just want to sleep in then this is the perfect trip for you. This trip is action packed from start to finish and sure to get your adrenalin flowing.

We launch our boats  near the  La Virgen Bridge on the Sarapiqui River and get off to an exciting start as we navigate the class II- III rapids including Superman, Confusion , “Ay Carumba”  and many more.  There Wave Rafting skilled guides will go over the safety procedures and prepare you for your paddling adventure. This lively, tropical river  is bordered  by lowland rainforest and features numerous class II-III rapids (medium size).   The Sarapiqui river played an important role for the Spaniards to open an access route toward the San Juan River and access to  the Caribbean and Nicaragua. Our rafting time runs between 1.5 and 2 hours on the river depending on water flow which changes daily.

Along the banks of the Sarapiqui River you will see spectacular foliage, so keep your eyes peeled between rapids for monkeys, toucans and other tropical wildlife.  Once you reach the take out point, you will be greeted with cold beer (or juice) and dry towel before heading back to La Fortuna.  Wave rafting trip on the Sarapiqui is bound to be a highlight on your Costa Rican vacation.  Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Rafting trip

We had great guides and the river was challenging but fun. Views were excellent and the weather and water was great.

Thank cscout1114
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Cscout! Thanks for your kind review... Hope to see you again next year!. Pura Vida!, The Wave Staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic family experience!

We'd never done white water rafting before but what a thrilling thing to experience with your family (wife, 15, 18 and 21 year old). The tour company were very professional and there were plenty of thrills and lovely scenery to enjoy as we went down...More

Thank Mark L
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark! Thanks for your kind review. We´re glad to hear that you enjoyed your Rafting Day! We hope to see you again next time... maybe class IV? Pura Vida! The Wave Staff.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing White Water Experience

This is the second time our family has done white water rafting. The first was in Colorado where the water was very cold and the boat and overall experience weren't great. This exerpience was the exactly the opposite. Super Mario, our guide, was tremendous. Our...More

Thank FellowTraveler786670
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nailed it! Thanks so much for these nice comments, I will make sure that Mario hears from you too. We hope to see you again next time... maybe class IV? Pura Vida! The Wave Staff.

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Wave Expeditions

My daughter and I had a great time on our adventure with Wave Expeditions. Our guide Joseph met us at our hotel, he was very nice and made us feel welcomed. I was a bit anxious because my daughter was nervous about rafting, but Joseph...More

Thank evelynv20
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing Adventure

I had the most amazing time on this trip. Though I like outdoorsy and exciting vacation activities, I had never been white water rafting before. The guide assuaged any nerves I might have had- he was very confident, experienced, and easy going. I loved that...More

Thank uchicagotraveler
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