La Fortuna : excursion en rafting sur le Rio Balsa (Ref. 22075)
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Description de votre expérience

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Pass By: Desafio Adventure Company, Meters West of the Central Park 100 Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica

We have an office in the downtown area of La Fortuna. If you'd like us to pick you up at your hotel or rental home, please let us know. By the time of departure, we will know which dam-controlled river in the area has the best water for whitewater rafting!

Stop At: Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica

We will choose the very best section for rafting class 2-3 water near the Arenal Volcano. We have private entrences and exits in all of the major rivers in the area. Go rafting with the rafting pioneers of La Fortuna!

After hotel pickup in La Fortuna, drive through lush back roads and arrive less than an hour later at the launch site by the Rio Balsa, a river that snakes through a dense rainforest. If this is your first time out on a raft, or you're part of a family with younger kids, this 6-hour trip is a great way to experience the thrill of paddling through Class II and III rapids.

Your day on the Rio Balsa starts with a safety briefing from your expert guide. You'll learn paddling techniques and then get fitted for gear. Follow your guide’s lead and paddle down the river through 6 miles (10 km) worth of rapids. A photographer accompanies your group so you can concentrate on the river; pictures are available for purchase after the tour.

Depending on the water flow that day, the river’s depth may range from shallow and rocky to fairly deep. Expect a bumpy and wet ride during the first half, as you make your way through Class III rapids with names like Congo Loco and the crocodile-free Rock Around the Croc. Pay heed to your guide’s instructions: You might hear ‘Stay to the right of this one’ or ‘Mind the big boulder.’

Once you get your bearings, admire the gorgeous green scenery around you, as well as its inhabitants: Your sharp-eyed guide points out monkeys, sloths and toucans along the way.

About halfway through, pull over to a riverbank and enjoy a refreshing snack of fresh seasonal fruit. Then take a dip in the river or simply relax.

After your break, climb back aboard your raft for a leisurely paddle through mostly Class II rapids, allowing you more time to look at the rainforest surrounding you. Look up to see birds and butterflies fluttering overhead.

Your white-water adventure complete, you’re taken to a charming local restaurant for a delicious lunch. You’ll have an opportunity to shower and change before you enjoy a lift back to your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Desafio Adventure Company, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Our rafting operations centers are located at each of the rivers we operate for class 2-3 rafting. After rafting, you will come to our private, exclusive restaurant for a delicious meal!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica

Once you have finished lunch, we take you back to your hotel or rental home near the base of the Arenal Volcano.

Duration: 1 hour


4 hours

Ce prix inclut

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Lunch

- Local guide

- Photographer (photos available for purchase)

- Use of safety equipment

- Entry/Admission - Sarapiqui River

- Entry/Admission - Desafio Adventure Company

Ce prix n'inclut pas

- Gratuities

- Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano

Lieu heure de départ

Départ : Desafio Adventure Company, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.


Retour : Returns to original departure point

Jours d'opération, horaires d'ouverture


Bon à savoir

Confirmation will be received at time of booking - Not recommended for people over 65 - Not wheelchair accessible - Not recommended for travelers with back problems - Not recommended for pregnant travelers - No heart problems or other serious medical conditions - Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level - This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Conditions d'annulation à l'achat

Produit annulable sans frais jusqu'à 3 jours avant le départ.