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

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Set a course for adventure with this ziplining/white water rafting tour! Zip through the jungle canopy before paddling down fun Class II-III rapids, all under the watchful eyes of your guides/instructors. Pick-up/drop-off, lunch and refreshments are included; professional photography will be available for purchase separately if you choose.
  • Exciting rafting and zipline adventure in La Fortuna 
  • No previous experience required for this exhilarating experience 
  • Feel secure during the activities with a guide 
  • Lunch and hotel transfers are included 
What to Expect
Your adventure begins with morning pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, where you board an air-conditioned coach destined for the zipline center. Once onsite, strap on your harness and receive a safety briefing before conquering several ziplines positioned over the rain forest canopy. Soar over a canyon at speeds of up to 40 miles (70 kilometers) per hour. Get aerial views of La Fortuna Waterfall and look out for native wildlife such as monkeys and tropical birds. Following the zipline circuit, have a fruit snack and travel to the Balsa River in a 4WD vehicle. On arrival, put on your rafting gear and listen to instructions from a guide before tackling the Class II and III rapids of the Balsa River, a fast-moving waterway home to sloths, toucans, and monkeys. Following a Costa Rican-style lunch, be dropped off at your La Fortuna hotel later in the evening.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pick up at hotels in the immediate La Fortuna area; additional charge for hotels outside of the immediate La Fortuna area.
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Provided equipment: tube, vest and helmet
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft Drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age 8
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet.
  • Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose.
  • Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
  • Tour requires 1 adult minimum to book
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t normally post reviews but this was s really good day. The company we booked with was the rafting company; first of all the took us to the ziplining place and then rafting. The ziplines were really good, the staff spoke good English, they...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You know when you sign up for something and just hope it lives up to your expectations? This trip so far exceeded them I don’t know where to begin. First, the people. From the minute we left the office we were entertained and educated by...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gnathanson
Reviewed 18 August 2019

First, the ziplining in La Fortuna is beautiful! Our guides made it easy and safe for our whole family to ejnoy, including our young kids. helpful hints: -you can bring a backpack for any needed items or change of clothes and can pay $2 to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alyse123456
Reviewed 13 August 2019

This tour was the highlight of our trip! The ziplining was breathtaking -- passed right buy La Fortuna Waterfall! -- and the guides were knowledgeable and fun. The whitewater rafting was equally as fun and exhilarating. Good mix of class 3 and 2 rapids. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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waveexpedition, Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

We love the Rafting + Canopy Combo and it is one of our favorite tours. It is the perfect mix of experiencing Costa Rica. Thank you for choosing Wave Rafting. The Wave Rafting Team!

Reviewed 6 August 2019

My group had the most amazing time! We were 5 girls and we always felt safe in every location and with our guides. They are so nice and make the experience that much more fun. We zip lined in the morning with Jeffrey who made...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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waveexpedition, General Manager at Wave Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

@tabihosh Rafting is definitely more fun with your best buds! We love the Rafting and Canopy Combo and think that its the best way to experience Costa Rica! We appreicate you choosing Wave Rafting for your adventure and we will pencil you in for next...More

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Jennifer K
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Response from lynnmartines | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I was only a patron and have no idea if there are weight restrictions. I'd contact the tour company directly. Good luck!
18 August 2019|
Response from lynnmartines | Reviewed this property |
I don’t work for the tour company, you’d have to ask them.
8 August 2019|
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Response from JA_Jackson923 | Reviewed this property |
The round trip from our lodge and back was included. There are a few properties that are outside of their route/perimeter so I would email or call ahead before booking. At the same time, I found the front desk staff at... More
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