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Class I-II White-Water Tubing and Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park Combo Tour from La Fortuna - Arenal

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La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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Go tubing on the Balsa River then play in the thermal water at Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park, on a full-day, family-friendly trip from La Fortuna. This 9-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel, white water tubing, snacks, lunch at a country estate, and admission to Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park.
  • 9-hour tubing trip and water park day
  • Float the Balsa River in a white-water tube
  • Visit a country estate for lunch
  • Soak at a hot springs water park
  • Snacks, drinks, and lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in La Fortuna
  • Ideal choice for families
Start with 10:30am pickup at your hotel in La Fortuna, and travel to the Balsa River in an air-conditioned coach (all equipment is provided, and you can bring a change of dry clothes to leave in the bus while you’re on the river). 

Go over the basics of tubing and river safety, then hit the river, riding through a series of easy-going rapids, rolling over “wave trains,” and splashing through holes. Watch for the monkeys, sloths, and toucans that thrive at the edge of the river, and pause partway down for a swim, cool drinks, and fresh fruits. At the end of your time on the river, dry off for the trip to an area estate, where you can refuel Costa Rican-style with a leisurely, country lunch.

The final stop of the day is Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park, a complex of family-friendly water features that includes an interactive play area, thermal pools, and water slides. Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park also has a swim-up bar and an onsite restaurant, along with lockers and towels that are available for your use. This 9-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your La Fortuna hotel between 7:30pm and 8pm.

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This was a really fun and...
Megan T
, Apr 2017
This was a really fun and nature-filled way to spend the day in La Fortuna. Wave Expeditions staff was professional and helpful when we called to verify their location and confirm our appointment. The morning of our tour we were greeted by Carlos and loaded up on a well air conditioned microbus driven by Abraham. While Abraham drove us safely to our destination, Carlos spoke about our plan for the day, safety measures, history and sites we passed and answered questions. He was engaging and humorous. Everyone else on our bus was doing the Class 2 and 3 rafting expedition, so we dropped them off further up river, picked up our tubes and headed to our drop point. We had all the safety equipment necessary and Carlos went over the tubing-specific instructions while we waited for the group to arrive at our point on the river. The tubing was FUN!! We were able to float alone, together or hooked onto Carlos' kayak as some of the larger rapids required. It was great to lay back and enjoy the scenery with little bursts of adrenaline. Our family of 4, 2 adults, 1 teenager and 1 child 10yo found this to be the perfect amount of exercise, fun and adrenaline. Midway through our tour down the river we stopped with everyone for a yummy snack of fresh fruits. Carlos and Roberto, who joined us the second half of the trip, were knowledgeable and great to talk with. After our tubing tour ended, we arrived at the busses and a changing area where we could dry off and have a cold drink. Towels were provided. We highly recommend bringing your own or renting from Wave Exp a GoPro camera -- we ended up with priceless photos and videos. We loaded up and headed to a local organic farm where we enjoyed a tasty lunch of local dishes, a cup of coffee and had the opportunity to see the photos taken by the Wave Exp photographer during the tour. The farmer then gave a short talk about how sugar cane is processed and volunteers had the opportunity to help process some sugar juice for everyone to try. Our bus arrived promptly back at the main office at the end of the afternoon. We spoke with the reservations desk and asked if we could move our visit to Kalambu Hot Springs to the next day because we were wiped out. She was able to confirm the reservation with Kalambu Springs and we headed home. The next afternoon we had no problem entering the Springs with our voucher and enjoyed the water park very much. The slides are well constructed and there is something for everyone. Our one complaint was the lack of seating and chairs throughout the park.

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Thrilling experience with expert guides

star-5Busyasa_B
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The guides have a great working relationship so the instructions for all groups are clear and consistent. It was a thrilling experience and well organized! Their photographers take great action shots as well! I would definitely do it again!
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great time

star-5Danielle_O
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so awesome! the zipline course went over the la fortuna waterfall! the river rafting was also wonderful, some exciting parts and lovely scenery. would definitely do it again
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Rafting and Laughing

star-5Daria_N
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Awesome experience!

star-5SantiagoP
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Adventurously fun !

star-5mollydahl93
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star-5kavan216
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Great tour. Our tour guide Mario was amazing at giving instructions. Also gave us bit of history knowledge. Amazing lunch as well. Great tour for first timers.
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Relaxed nature float

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Second time here.

star-5aschoen1
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Must do!

star-5Kelly S
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This was such an awesome tour, probably the best one from our trip! Our guide Augosto did such an awesome job! He made sure to make our trip memorable! We were fortunate to see a sloth moving!
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FANTASTIC EXCURSION!

star-5gordonmariataylor
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Absolutely one of the best excursions we have EVER booked! Guaranteed to please all! rappelling down the waterfalls was so much fun! jonathon and staff worked very hard to ensure that everyone had a great time! The white water rafting was equally fabulous! Mario and staff worked hard to find wildlife and ro navigate the exciting rapids. We would highly recommend this tour!
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Unreal

star-5Dannyweisz
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Both experiences were unreal our driver Carlos was amazing and our guide augusto kept us safe in the rapids and made it an unforgettable experience spotting two sloths for us and generally having fun!
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Rafting with Wave Expeditions

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My family and I went rafting with Braulio as our guide. It was an awesome experience. Braulio pointed out the wildlife as we went down the river and even pulled off to the side and found a tiny blue jean frog to show us, it was amazing. My daughter fell out of the raft at one point and Braulio was quick to get her back in safely. After the trip they took our group to a local restaurant/farm and I had the most delicious meal of my trip! It was a wonderful day spent with professional courteous people!!!!
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Pura vida!

star-5Rachel L
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We had such a great time doing this tour! The chocolate tour was at Rainforest Chocolate Your and Kevin was our tour guide. He was fantastic at explaining everything and we are all the chocolate we could ever want! Then, the bus took us to the Wave Expeditions Rafting office and we were able to purchase some water shoes before our rafting trip. Everything went smoothly thanks to Jairo, Mario, and Horacio. This was our first time rafting, but we never felt nervous and had so much fun! We are ready for class IV rapids next time! They even provided cold drinks and cervezas and watermelon and pineapple. Lunch afterwards was delicious and we were able to try sugarcane. This was easily our favorite and most well rounded tour of our trip and would wholeheartedly recommend to everyone going to La Fortuna. Thank you again!
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It was good. Easier than expected from Class 3-4 rapids

star-5Ankush G
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It was good. Easier than expected from Class 3-4 rapids. The transportation was good, tour was friendly & equipment was good as well.
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