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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Zipline Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Max out the adrenaline (and the fun) during this 9-hour adventure combining a whitewater rafting trip and zipline excursion. Zoom through the rainforest canopy during a series of heart-pounding zipline rides, some on cable spans as long as 3,200 feet (980 meters). Then battle the Class II and III rapids of the Balsa River. Lunch, snacks, and rafting gear are all included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$110.00 USD
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Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting from San Jose

With its cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife, the Pacuare River is rightfully famous for its natural beauty. Paddle through the river gorge, navigating 52 Class II-IV rapids as you go, on this 12-hour trip from San Jose. Take in views of the tropical rain forest and wildlife such as sloths, parrots, and toucans as you ride the river (and your adrenaline rush) over the course of the day.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00 USD
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Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

Test your paddling skills on this thrilling whitewater rafting trip along Costa Rica’s gorgeous Pacuare River. An experienced guide will help you navigate the Class III and IV rapids that rush through the delightfully lush scenery of the rain forest. No experience is required — just bring your sense of adventure and prepare to get wet on this full-day trip form San Jose! Round-trip hotel transport and a hearty breakfast and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$129.00 USD
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

Experience the thrill of rafting down Costa Rica’s Rio Balsa on this white-water adventure! Following the lead of an experienced guide, you’ll navigate Class II and III rapids as you pass through a lush rain forest landscape. After working up an appetite paddling down the river, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local eatery. Round-trip transport from your La Fortuna hotel is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00 USD
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Adventure Rafting Class III and IV in Tenorio River from Playa Tamarindo

Get your adrenaline pumping on a whitewater rafting trip down the Tenorio River, located in a red-rock canyon in the Guanacaste mountain range. Depart from Tamarindo for a 9-hour day trip to Costa Rica’s nearby forests, including lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.00 USD
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Tenorio River White-Water Rafting Class III-IV from Guanacaste

Leave behind the calm of the ocean in lieu of a white-water rafting adventure on the Tenorio River in the heart of Guanacaste. Navigate Class III and IV rapids along with your guide and your group as you take in views of the lush surroundings and spot native wildlife. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, all entrance fees, and lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.00 USD
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River

Take advantage of some of northern Costa Rica’s best white-water rafting on this full-day, guided tour with traditional lunch included. Paddle through the rainforest and over the rapids of the Balsa River stopping along to swim and rest in nature. After your adventure is done enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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Class III White Water Rafting Half Day Arenal

Navigate the white water and challenging rapids of the Balsa River on a rafting trip from La Fortuna that’s suitable for all experience levels. Suit up, cast off and paddle alongside your guides, then watch for the monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds that congregate at the water’s edge. Splash your way through Class II–III rapids, enjoy lunch on the river, and take in the serenity of flat water between the waves before finishing your day with return transfer to La Fortuna.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00 USD
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White Water River Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal

The Balsa River is one of the best spots in Costa Rica to try white water rafting, and this 6-hour tour from La Fortuna is suitable for complete beginners. Tackle the Class II and III rapids, enjoy spectacular views as you cruise through the rainforest, and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and toucans. Hotel pick-up and lunch is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00 USD
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White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

Prepare to ‘take the plunge’ during this fun-filled, 8-hour, whitewater rafting excursion between Arenal and San Jose. Feel the adrenaline during a safe, but fun, adventure on the Class III and IV rapids of the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro. Rafting equipment, snacks, beverages, and a Costa Rican-style lunch are also included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00 USD
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Canopy and Rafting Tour with Organic Farm Lunch from La Fortuna

Combine two outdoor activities on this all-day guided tour from La Fortuna. First, fly above the treetops with a ziplining canopy tour through the rainforest. Following that, go on a whitewater rafting trip, navigating Class 3 and 4 rapids. Your guides will choose from several different river runs, depending on the conditions. The tour also includes lunch at an organic farm.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.00 USD
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White Water Rafting class V

If you’re looking for an extreme adventure on the Balsa River, this white-water rafting tour is a great pick. Paddle your way down six miles (9.6 kilometers) of nearly non-stop white water—most rafting companies don’t take this extreme route on the Upper Balsa, so it’s unlikely that you’ll see any other rafts as you head through the rain forest canyon. This tour includes an extra stop at the El Salto swimming hole and lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00 USD
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White Water Rafting Pacuare River from San Jose

Navigate 38 Class III-IV rapids on this white-water rafting course down the Pacuare River from San Jose. Paddle your way through one of Costa Rica's most picturesque river gorges, looking out for native wildlife between rapid runs, on an exciting day trip ideal for teenagers and adults alike. Hotel pickup and drop-off, equipment, and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00 USD
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Class III-IV Whitewater Rafting at Pacuare River from Turrialba

Shoot the rapids on the Pacuare River on this day tour from Turrialba. With a guide providing instruction and ensuring your safety, paddle down 18 miles (29 kilometers) of Class III and Class IV rapids through Costa Rica's lush landscape. Stop for guided hikes up waterfalls located in hidden canyons and at a base camp halfway for lunch. Learn about the surrounding ecosystem, flora, and fauna through your guides' commentary.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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Tenorio River Private Whitewater Rafting Tour

Hang onto your paddle and prepare to get wet on a thrilling whitewater rafting tour down the Tenorio River. Tackle class III-IV rapids—including a 12-foot drop—while surrounded by the lush beauty of the Costa Rican jungle. Refuel with a snack on the riverbank, and reward your efforts with included lunch after you conquer the 2-hour river run and dry off. Private transportation from Tamarindo and an experienced river guide make it a safe and seamless adventure.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00 USD
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Wild Savegre River Whitewater Rafting from Manuel Antonio

Access one of the more remote portions of the Savegre River on this 7-hour whitewater rafting tour from the Manuel Antonio area. Ride a 4x4 into the wilderness, and then head off down the river with highly-trained guides who guarantee that your trip is as exhilarating as it is safe. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your hotel, as well as lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00 USD
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Combo Adventure: Canopy Tour, Tubing, Horseback Riding, and Hot Springs Coco Beach

Go full out when you’re in Costa Rica with this 5-hour adventure combo package, which includes a canopy tour, tubing, horseback riding, and a dip in the hot springs. Experience the activities the area is known for, all in one day. Enjoy rock climbing, rappelling, and a Tarzan swing on your canopy tour, and then go tubing down the Rio Colorado. Stop for lunch at a ranch, and end your day with horseback riding through a tropical forest and a mud soak at a hot spring.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00 USD
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Rio Savegre White Water Rafting from Jaco

Paddle one of Costa Rica’s most scenic rivers on a full-day white water rafting trip from Jaco to Rio Savegre. Navigate along banks lined with lush vegetation as you watch for birds and monkeys in the trees, and experience the standing waves and surging water of this Class II–III river. Visit a scenic waterfall, enjoy fresh fruit and juice then recover with a traditional Costa Rican meal when you get off the river. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.00 USD
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Whitewater Rafting on the Savegre River from Jacó

Take a wild ride down Costa Rica's stunning Savergre River on this whitewater rafting tour on Class III rapids. It's an adrenaline-packed adventure that's perfect for the thrill-seeking traveler. Venture one hour outside Jaco and experience the best of this diverse nation's incredible natural landscapes.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00 USD
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Whitewater Rafting on the Chirripó River from San Jose

Test your paddling skills on the roaring Class III rapids of Costa Rica’s Chirripó River with this whitewater rafting adventure. Led by an expert guide, you’ll navigate the exciting twists and turns of the river while surrounded by a beautiful tropical forest. Select a morning or noon departure to suit your schedule. Round-trip hotel transport and lunch at a local restaurant are included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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Savegre River White Water Rafting from Jaco

Rev your adrenaline as you travel down 13 miles of the Savegre River on a 9-hour white water rafting trip from Jaco. Novice and expert adventurers alike will relish encounters with Class II, III, and IV rapids in the middle of a tropical rain forest teeming with wildlife on this small-group tour, capped at 15 participants.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00 USD
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Rafting Class III and IV in Tenorio River from Playa Flamingo

Get your adrenaline pumping with this full-day white-water rafting excursion from Playa Flamingo, including lunch. A thrilling choice for first-time rafters, you’ll tackle the Class III and IV rapids of the Tenorio River and hurtle down a 12-mile (20km) stretch of river, in the shadows of the Tenorio Volcano.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00 USD
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Sarapiquí River Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna

Take a wet and wild ride down the Sarapiquí River on a thrilling white-water rafting tour! Paddle your way through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by the lush tropical scenery of the Costa Rican rain forest. Refuel with a tropical snack on the river bank, and reward your white-water victory with a hearty lunch at an authentic restaurant. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Tenorio White Water Rafting from Guanacaste

Navigate the powerful rapids of the Tenorio River on this all-day rafting trip. You’ll maneuver your way along the waters through the Guanacaste mountain range, taking in the surrounding landscape of the lowlands. The river boasts Class 3 and 4 rapids; participants should be in good physical condition in order to take part.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00 USD
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