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White water rafting class II & III provided by Costa Rica Descents

White water rafting class II & III

White water rafting class II & III
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
99
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    99
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 12541P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Adventure
  • Rafting
  • Lunch
  • Pick up/drop off La Fortuna
  • Entry/Admission - Costa Rica Descents
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna de San Carlos
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up times will vary based on the location of your hotel/accommodation. A member of the Costa Rica Descents Team will reach out to coordinate timing and locations.
  • Costa Rica Descents Adventure Company, Via 702, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica Via 702, 500 meter south from the Catholic Church of La Fortuna, next to Supermarket "Super Rosvil", 21007, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The minimum age is 6 years old
  • Maximun age 70 years
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • Adventure
  • Rafting
  • Lunch
  • Pick up/drop off La Fortuna
  • Entry/Admission - Costa Rica Descents
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna de San Carlos
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Photos
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up times will vary based on the location of your hotel/accommodation. A member of the Costa Rica Descents Team will reach out to coordinate timing and locations.
  • Costa Rica Descents Adventure Company, Via 702, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica Via 702, 500 meter south from the Catholic Church of La Fortuna, next to Supermarket "Super Rosvil", 21007, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The minimum age is 6 years old
  • Maximun age 70 years
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Costa Rica Descents Adventure Company
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Costa Rica Descents
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    La Fortuna
  • 2
    The Boat House Bar & Grill
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    El Salto (Rope Swing)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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stonebm
Nottingham, UK122 contributions
Excellent introduction to white water rafting (class II and III rapids Balsa river). We booked through a 3rd party so paid roughly $10 more per person than if we had booked direct.

Jimmy was an excellent guide, giving us clear safety instructions before we entered the river and at all times making us feel safe.

You stop half way down the river for refreshments and fruit and the 2nd half of the journey was more sedate allowing you to admire the scenery and maybe spot wildlife.

Once the rafting trip was over it was back to base for a delicious Costa Rican lunch (which changes daily) followed by an informative tour of the organic farm.

All that was left before we departed was to toast our fellow travellers with a tot of sugar cane (alcoholic for the adults).

Jimmy and all the team at Costa Rica Descents wanted to make sure you had a fun and enjoyable day. The smiles on our photos confirm what a great day we had.
Written 18 April 2022
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costarica44
Thank you for taking your time to make us this excellent review.
Written 15 June 2022
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Lexdugan
7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had an awesome time on the River. The pros: It was definitely an adventure which is what we were looking for. It was definitely more intense than my trip on the Rio Sarapiqui in July. Our guide Jerry was fantastic—patient, safety focused, fun, and knowledgable. Some others notes (not exactly cons): There were lots of other rafts on the River, both from CR descents and other operators, given it is peak season in Costa Rica. Thus we did have to wait quite some time, just sitting in the raft, before actually starting on the river. After rafting we went back to the CR descents for lunch which was simple but good. There was a lot of waiting around after lunch, and we regretting not having driven to the headquarters so we could just leave when we wanted to. We finally did the tour of the finca, which included a demonstration of extracting liquid out of the sugar cane to make sugar or alcohol. After that we all had the opportunity to try the cane juice and the booze. The booze was essentially forced on everyone. My fiancé is in recovery and kindly declined the moonshine and even said “no, thank you”and explained why. The guide persisted and told him to try just a little. It’s pretty insensitive to try to pressure a recovering alcoholic to drink and it really soured the rest of the tour. The guide continued to pressure others to have more than just a shot even after they declined. We then had to wait around for quite some more time being dropped back off at our hotel, much later than expected. I’d certainly recommend the rafting with CR Descents but would recommend driving there yourself, so you can leave when you’re ready. I’d also like to remind CR Descents that many people don’t drink for a variety of reasons and to try to be more respectful of that.
Written 30 December 2021
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costarica44
Thank you very much for your honest review. It help us alot to improve and make it better. Pura Vida.
Written 25 January 2022
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Kenji M
2 contributions
Apr 2022
My family had a fantastic time on this trip. Got picked up at exactly the projected time from our Airbnb in La Fortuna. There were a total of ~ 20 people on the trip split between two vans - we were divided by the raft guides into groups of 4-6. The tour host (Orlando) was also our rafting guide. My two boys (ages 7, 10 years) and my wife (who cannot swim) and I (very limited rafting experience) were in a raft with just him; he gave us clear instructions on how he wanted us to row and he obviously was supremely experienced. I have no doubt he could have rowed the raft by himself as I'm pretty sure my family wasn't contributing a lot of horsepower to that raft.

The ~ 2 hour rafting trip was a great balance of fun/excitement with getting wet/soaked while looking out for wildlife and Orlando explaining the different housing patterns of egrets and owls etc. My boys point to the rafting trip as the highpoint of our weeklong trip to Costa Rica (over ziplining, hot spring water slides, and about 500 fruit smoothies).

Lunch after the trip (at the Boathouse restaurant) was good - although honestly when you're starving after rowing everything tastes really good. But even my 7 year old who probably rowed 25 strokes the entire trip enjoyed the food, so that's saying something. The sugarcane/farm tour was a lowkey, enjoyable way to wind down the day.

I'm sure that the rafting tours somewhat mirror one another. I just wanted to leave a review stating that we certainly had an extremely enjoyable time while feeling completely safe with a family of young kids and a spouse who could drown in 3 feet of water.
Written 7 April 2022
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costarica44
Thank you very for taking your time to make us review. We appreciate.
Written 15 June 2022
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Kiley S
6 contributions
I cannot say enough good things about this company! The front desk bent over backward to get my family out on the water on the day I thought I had made reservations for…spoiler alert… I had booked the wrong day! So amazing that they just rolled with it and were able to fit us in!!! The tour guide on the way to the river was fun and pointed out interesting plants and places along the way. Our river guide, Mario, was amazing! We had an 8 y.o. and a 9 y.o. and he managed to make them feel safe AND have a thrill of a lifetime. He was so knowledgeable about the river and communicated so clearly what kind of paddle strokes we should use. We were in such good hands! My husband, my 16 year old, my 12 year old and my young ones each had such fun!!!! The lunch back at the home base was delicious and the cook even made some more cassava chips when she noticed our kids inhaling them. We were treated to sugarcane and petting farm animals on the farm tour after. Everyone else in our group was young adults and they seemed to having as much fun as we were…I would highly recommend this to all ages!!!
Written 19 June 2021
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costarica44
We cannot say enough thanks to you for this review! Everybody makes mistakes sometime, and of cause we bring your fantastic family on the adventure with us, no matter the wrong date! You are always welcome back!
Written 1 July 2021
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Izzy12345
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Amazing day doing the white water rafting. Whole experience was great from start to finish with incredibly friendly and attentive staff who seemed genuinely interested in making sure we had the best time. Our water guide was Jimmy made sure we were all enjoying ourselves and that everyone felt safe. Lots of additional stuff including a very yummy lunch, fresh Costa Rican coffee, and seeing their lovely organic farm. We had been wary of paying this much for the tour, but it was 100% worth the money. Would recommend to anyone wanting a fun day with either friends or family of any age!!
Written 28 May 2022
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Corynne M
7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Absolutely the best time of our trip!! From the point of arrival to the meal and tour of their organic farm at the end we never stopped smiling, laughing and genuinely enjoying ourselves. Mario and Beto were are guides on our bus and they made the drive amazing! Mario is such an amazing human being! We felt so safe with him leading us while also joking around and laughing the whole time. When we arrived at the launch point we met our raft guide White Water Warner. Let me tell you, this guy was the best time. We were lucky enough to to have 4 other awesome people with us on the raft ready for a good time so Warner took that and made it amazing. He showed us wildlife along the river while surprising us with straight water to the face (in the best way). I’m pretty sure not one of us stopped laughing and smiling the whole time. At our lunch break we enjoyed the BEST fruit and beer of the trip and got to know the other couples. We switched guides to John Carlo for the second half and it just got better and better! He knew our vibe and made the rapids so fun! Four of us fell out on one rapid and to be honest was the highlight of the trip! I felt so safe and was quickly and calmly rescued with a smile on my face. He went above and beyond and made serveral stops along the side of the river to show us the native plants and wildlife! We were so bummed to see the trip end but we enjoyed every minute we had! Thank you so much Descents for an amazing trip. We highly recommend you guys to anyone and everyone! :)
Written 17 January 2022
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costarica44
We can't say thanks enough for the amazing review and recommendation. It makes us super happy to read! Thank you!
Written 10 February 2022
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james
Brighton, UK2 contributions
We signed up to tuning but ended up doing white water rafting and it was amazing. Orlando was our guide and he really took care of our girls aged 9/11 and made sure they were safe in the raft. The whole tour was great and they made it fun, can’t recommend it highly enough. Lunch was great too and they do plenty of stops and cater for young kids.
Written 28 May 2022
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Shirley Maysonet
Florida3 contributions
Incredible Tour, Amazing time, Fantastic People. 10 out of 10 would do again. Costa Rica Descents has so many great tour guides that will guarantee fun for the whole Family. I wanted adrenaline infused adventure meanwhile a few family members were in search of safe and slow outdoor time, our tour guide’s name was Warner and he made sure to accommodate the whole family. Had the little ones screaming of joy and exceeded everyone’s expectations when he jumped out of our raft to grab us some delicious fruit. So many memories were made and Warner was not the only person to make an impression other tour guides would interact with our family to make it fun for all around. Thank you Warner, Orlando, Charlie and everyone else who made our day so memorable.
Written 23 April 2022
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costarica44
thank you so much to make us this fantastic review. It really make us happy to read.
Written 15 June 2022
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Sterling R
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica5 contributions
Absolutely amazing!!! I highly recommend going rafting with these guys! The rafting was exceptional, and that is coming from someone who grew up rafting the Green River in Colorado. The wildlife knowledge and agricultural information was excellent. We had Warner as our guide, ask for him...a guide who is tri-lingual, knows how to grow anything, knows plant medicine, and steers perfectly into every rapid!
Written 13 April 2022
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costarica44
Thank you so much for taking your time to make us this amazing review. It means a lot to us!
Written 15 June 2022
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GladforGrace
Wheaton, IL4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Our family of four (2 girls ages 8 and 10) had a fantastic day rafting with tour guide Andre! He was so patient and so fun! He took extra time to practice the strokes and commands before getting in the water so everyone felt comfortable. We saw an iguana sunning himself high in a tree and Andre even found the illusive poison dart frog for us to view up close. The thrill of the rapids and beauty of the rainforests followed by a delicious lunch and short tour of the organic farm made for a fabulous, memorable day. Well worth the ticket price!
Written 21 March 2021
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costarica44
Hola, GladforGrace!!! Thanks for this amazing review!! It is great to know that we are part of your good memories of Costa Rica, whenever you want to come back, we will be more than glad to see you again!!! Pura Vida!!! 🍃🍃
Written 1 April 2021
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jennymW3378LX
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Amazing Experience!
Amazing experience! It was my first water rafting and I did not feel any discomfort or fear the entire time. It was
steveh0924
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Excellent adventure with some of the best people you'll encounter in Costa Rica
Excellent drafting experience! Our host for the day was a gentleman that goes by the name of Rasta. If you are give
lindseet2022
lindseet2022
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Amazing Costa Rica Adventure
I had an amazing experience with Costa Rica Descents. The guides were super friendly, informative, and helpful. The
Navigator450146
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An awesome rafting adventure that was not too intense!
Rafting was amazing! The guides were great & the whitewater was fun! Jimmy was a great guide. The animal & fruit fa
Ken C
Ken C
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Amazing Company and Experience. This is a MUST DO.
This was an amazing experience. It was our first time canyoning or repelling at all. It is certainly not as easy
427reubenc
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Amazing white water rafting experience
Great 1st time rafting experience, extremely fun and thrilling but also very safe. All the staff were extremely fri
marilynb88
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Awesome adventure
What an awesome day we've had! Jimmy was a great instructor, knowledgeable and patient. Rafting on the Rio Balsa wa
Craig N
Craig N
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Perfect family excitement
Fantastic personal treatment and wonderful day full of hospitality and joy. Water was exciting and the guide (Arene
doum83
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Pablo was truly great
I made the safari boat tour and I strongly recommend this activity. Pablo was more than an amazing guide, he was al
Vinnylambert
Vinnylambert
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Awesome trip
Pablo was an awesome guide and made our trip memorable. He is a very informative guide and whatever questions we ha
MAChaput
MAChaput
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Pablo is the best
Pablo is the best tour guide ! He can talk to Monkeys and drive the boat anywhere to show us the wildlife
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Pablo is the GOAT #greatestofalltime
Pablo is the best guide! I recommand him!! Safari was very nice! We saw monkeys, iguanes, toucan and many more!! I
182derrickr
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Awesome
Go in the morning when its nicer outside. A lot of fun rafting and the food provided was delicious. Giancarlos was
Mots47
Mots47
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White water rafting
Orlando was an amazing rafting guide for our family. He was clearly very experienced and super knowledgeable. He ma
buie2022
buie2022
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Perfect day
I loved everything, Jimmy and Beto were perfect. They have a really good eye to find sloths along the way ! We lov
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