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Whitewater River Rafting Class III-IV from San Jose to Arenal

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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If your Costa Rica itinerary includes traveling from San Jose to Arenal, turn the trip into an adventure with this whitewater rafting tour and transfer. Tackle class III and IV rapids on the Sarapiqui River that winds through the rain forest, taking a break for swimming and a tropical fruit snack among the wildlife-rich river banks. Reward your wet and wild efforts with lunch at a traditional country estate before being dropped off at your La Fortuna–area hotel
  • Whitewater rafting tour plus transfer from San Jose to Arenal
  • Conquer class III and IV whitewater rapids on the Sarapiqui River
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional country estate
  • Rafting instruction and all equipment included
  • Includes bus transport with luggage storage
  • Fun and exciting way to travel from the Costa Rican capital to the Arenal/La Fortuna area
Climb aboard a bus during morning pickup at your San Jose hotel, storing a change of dry clothes and other items you may need during the day above your seat. After picking up any other fellow travelers, enjoy the scenery while passing through yucca and papaya fields en route to the put-in spot on the Sarapiqui River. Get a safety orientation and instruction on paddling and commands from your river guide, and then gear up with a provided raft, paddle, safety vest, and helmet before launching onto the currents.

During the 2-hour voyage downriver, navigate class III and IV whitewater rapids with names like ‘Dredges’ and ‘Magnetic Rock.’ Soak up the lush rain forest scenery during calmer stretches, and keep an eye out for native wildlife such as sloths, monkeys, and toucans. Take a break to swim in river pools and replenish your energy with a snack of fresh tropical fruit and cold drinks.

Once you have conquered the Sarapiqui, change into dry clothes and head to a traditional country estate for a taste of Costa Rica’s pura vida lifestyle. Enjoy a delicious lunch of simple but fresh cuisine here before completing the bus journey to Arenal/La Fortuna, where you will be dropped off at your accommodations in the late afternoon just in time for check-in.
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Sarapiqui River
This exciting Class III-IV white water rafting tour begins with your pickup at your hotel in San Jose. The bus may stop at other hotels to pickup fellow rafters. Storage above your seat is available for your backpack, change of clothing and toiletry items you might need at the end of the tour.   Once you reach the river, our helpful, trained guides will go over the safety procedure to prepare you for your day of paddling. When you are familiar with the commands – you are ready to start your Rafting Adventure.  The Sarapiqui River is  action  packed  and you  wont miss a beat on  this continuous  class 3-4 river. It winds through spectacular tropical  scenery so between rapids you might be treated to sights of great Costa Rica wildlife species.  At the halfway point you will take a break while your guides prepare some delicious snacks and tropical fruit on the river bank, so you can refuel, surrounded by the serene and majestic beauty of the rainforest. A delicious, typical lunch is served at a traditional country estate designed for guests to truly experience Costa Rica’s peaceful country life. Come to understand the meaning of Costa Rica’s favorite saying, “Pura Vida!” The rafting bus will take you to your La Fortuna hotel between 3:30pm and 4pm
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Best time ever
Dina N
, Jun 2019
Wave Expeditions was wonderful and so much fun. Our trip got delayed and they were able to easily accommodate us on another day for no extra money. Our guide, Yuud, along with the other guides were incredible and so much fun. The rafting was a blast and not scary at all, just a ton of fun with really great rapids. Highly recommend and would do this rafting trip again in a heart beat.

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