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White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Prepare to ‘take the plunge’ during this fun-filled, full-day, 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.
  • Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on Costa Rica's Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro
  • Challenging Class III and IV rapids are thrilling and fun without being dangerous
  • Optional one-way transfer at end of excursion to San Jose
  • Includes all rafting gear, snacks, beverages, and Costa Rican lunch
  • Great way to enjoy an outdoor adventure while visiting Costa Rica
Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in the La Fortuna area. You’ll have space aboard your transport for a backpack, toiletry items, and a change of clothing for the end of your rafting adventure. You’ll wind your way from La Fortuna through the Costa Rican countryside, passing through lush plantations ripe with pineapple, yucca, and papaya crops along the flanks of Arenal Volcano.

You’ll eventually reach your chosen rafting destination for the day, a site that will be selected by your guide on either the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro depending on current conditions. Before setting off you’ll be given all necessary rafting gear and learn the proper rafting commands and safety procedures from your guides.

Then set off on a thrilling, 9-mile (13-kilometer) rafting trip, spending between 2.5 and 3 hours total on the water. Prepare to get wet as you challenge a range of Class III and IV rapids, stopping to catch your breath in the calm sections and look for toucans, monkeys and other wildlife in the surrounding forests. At the trip halfway point, you’ll take a break to enjoy an included snack of fresh fruit on the river bank before braving more rapids for the second half of the trip.

When your whitewater adventure comes to an end, enjoy an icy-cold beverage along with a dry towel and included Costa Rican-style lunch. After your meal, you’ll be delivered back to your hotel between 3:30 and 4pm. Guests who are interested can also select a one-way transfer to San Jose after the rafting trip (please arrange at the time of booking).
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Sarapiqui River
Join us and get prepared for an exciting and thrilling time with a full day of challenging class III & IV white water rafting!.  Set deep in the Costa Rican rain forests, Sarapiquí River, declared as National Patrimony, gives us the perfect blend of natural beauty and one of the best white water rafting in the country, with big waves and amazing technical rapids. After meeting with your river guide we will drive 90 minutes to the put in in where the fun begins! Your guides will explain the safety security procedures and safety equipment before embarking down the river. Then we will take the PLUNGE and start the adventure! Halfway through our journey we will “re-fuel” on the river bank and enjoy some delicious tropical fruits while soaking in the tropical surroundings. At the end of our journey, a cold drink and dry towel will await you before a short ride where you can change into dry clothes and have a delicious Typical Costa Rican Lunch.
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gail p
, Jun 2019
This was without a doubt the best adventure of our trip. Everything we did was fun in Costa Rica, but this was an adventure. Our guides were awesome, MAX was a superhero on the raft. I give this a 10 star.
Favorite part of our trip to Costa...
, Jan 2018
Favorite part of our trip to Costa Rica!!! Fun rapids without being too dangerous. We saw an iguana and sloth along the shore. They take you to a delicious organic farm for authentic CR cuisine after the rafting trip. It was incredible. Highly recommend with amazing staff!!!
The adventure was perfect. Donnet...
Shoukat N M
, Dec 2017
The adventure was perfect. Donnet was the worst guide we ever had in any excursions anywhere.
A challenging, fun, not dangerous...
Taran B
, Jan 2017
A challenging, fun, not dangerous rafting trip. The guides were great. The river awesome. Pineapple is sweet and the lunch home made. A great day and the highlight of our Costa Rica Trip.
Great Experience!!! Our tour, took...
, Oct 2016
Great Experience!!! Our tour, took us down the Sarapiqui River. The river was dangerously beautiful. The rapids were swift and water was cool. There were many great views and guide gave us opportunities for pictures. We had a nice break, which included very fresh and juicy fruit. Our driver kept us informed of stops and breaks. It was a very safe and organized trip.
Amazing.. great guide... great...
, Aug 2016
Amazing.. great guide... great rapids... great casado lunch... great transportation... everything.

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