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Itinerary
Begin your tour with a 7.30am pickup from your La Fortuna hotel. Traveling by comfortable 4x4, enjoy the scenery on the around 30-minute drive into the heart of the rainforest. On arrival, listen to the safety briefing and get suited up for your canyoning experience.

Accompanied by experienced guides, enjoy a daring rappel down a waterfall, an exhilarating climb up the canyon wall, and a high-speed zip-line ride across the canyon. After a final rappel down to the canyon floor, take a moment to enjoy the spectacular scenery, with the majestic Arenal Volcano looming in the background, before hiking back through the canyon to your vehicle.

Re-fuel with some tasty tropical fruits, before continuing by 4x4 to the Balsa River for the second part of your adventure. On arrival, get suited up for your white water rafting experience and listen as your instructor explains the basic paddling and steering techniques, as well as important safety rules.

Then, jump aboard the raft and set out on a thrilling 2-hour rafting ride. As you paddle downstream, enjoy stunning views of the surrounding rainforest, keeping a look out for monkeys, sloths and toucans along the riverbanks, and get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle over Class II and III rapids, including the ‘Magnetic Rock’ and the ‘Dredges’. Cold drinks and fresh fruits will keep you energized along the way, and you can also take the opportunity to cool off with a swim in the river.

After returning to land and drying off, tuck into a typical Costa Rican lunch (lunch) at a traditional country estate, before setting out on the return journey.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel between 4pm and 4.30pm.

Please note: appropriate footwear is required for this trip – no flip-flops or shoes that might slip off during the activities. It is also recommended to bring a change of clothing and towel.
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Wave Expeditions
Overview
Experience two thrilling activities in one day on this action-packed full-day tour from La Fortuna. Get your adrenaline pumping as you rappel, climb, and zip-line on a canyoning adventure, then tackle Class II and III rapids as you try white water rafting on the Balsa River. Hotel pick-up and lunch is included.
Highlights
  • Full-day canyoning and white water rafting tour from La Fortuna
  • Enjoy rappelling, climbing, and zip-lining through a spectacular natural canyon
  • Get your adrenaline pumping white water rafting down the Balsa River
  • Practice your rafting skills on Class II and III rapids
  • Tuck into a delicious Costa Rican lunch at a country restaurant
  • No experience necessary: full instruction provided
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport
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Reviewed 19 August 2018
LOTS OF FUN; Well Organized; Professional Staff

My wife and I live in Costa Rica and recently took some friends rafting with Wave Expedition. We had lots of fun were not disappointed with our adventure. We very often take our friends and guest rafting with Wave Expedition and we continue to get...More

Thank Roland R
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rrodriguez, Nailed it! We feel very glad to hear this nice review. Thanks for recommending us!. Pura Vida!. Wave Staff.

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
Outstanding experience for entire family

First time white water rafting for the family, including 10 and 12 year old daughters. The guide was very thorough in their safety and instructional briefing, and very clear as to what he expected from us on the water. He wasn’t afraid to call out...More

Thank Scott W
waveexpedition, Public Relations Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Scott, Thanks for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our Rafting Experience. Rafting In Costa Rica is a must Do... FUN is guaranteed!. We have this family Friendly Rafting Class II & III at Balsa River, kids really...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Fabulous Adventure for Adrenaline Junkies

We had booked this tour through a travel agent and had no idea what the day included. I was taking my hubby, my two boys (ages 23 and 20) and my teenage daughter. We started by dropping about 90 foot through a waterfall on a...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
Hurricane Recovery Vacation

The entire day was great. Picked up early and went strait to repelling. The tour guides put at ease as you dropped down 5 cliffs with waterfalls. Then on to the whitewater rafting.....great guides: Diaz and Jairo were fantastic. Very informative and entertaining. Great adventure....More

Thank William H
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Good rafting company, fun time

We booked a full day rappelling and rafting combo with Pacific Trade Winds travel company. The morning was rappelling with Pure Trek canyoning - one of my favorite experiences of the trip. There were a dozen or so rappels, some down waterfalls. Definitely a thrill....More

Thank TNWC
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