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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River

Highlights
  • Adventurous but safe white water rafting Class III and IV rapids with a guide
  • All equipment, guide, snacks, and drinks are included in the price of this tour
  • After a day spent on the river, have lunch at a local restaurant
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River
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Class III and IV White Water Rafting Adventure on the Upper Balsa River
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Overview
Enjoy a white water rafting adventure with Class III and IV rapids; they’re more challenging than easy rapids but not very dangerous. Raft 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) down the Balsa River while leaving enough time to swim and snack on Costa Rican fruit. Afterward, your guide rewards you with a beer and takes you to a local restaurant for lunch.
What to Expect
Your white water rafting adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Fortuna. Then, make your way to the rapids, where you’re fitted for safety equipment. Get on the water and start the 9-mile (14.5-kilometer) journey down the river.
Your guides help you pass Class III and IV rapids, which might require precise maneuvering and some scouting. Take advantage of a stop along the way to swim and snack on fruit.
After the journey down the river, your guide gives you a beer—or water—and takes you to a local restaurant for a Costa Rica-style lunch. Conclude the tour with drop-off at the original departure point.
Reviews (94)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day on the Balsa River

Didier picked us up from our hotel promptly at 8:45. We swung around to get the other guests and guide and were off to the put in place about 45 minutes away. Stopped at a soda, was a sloth mom and her baby. Once we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irene T
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola Irene T, Thank you for sharing your experience with the world, we are very proud of the service we provide it is an excellent service and the guides are phenomenal we appreciate that you even mention their names like Didier one of the amazing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best experience ever!

My family and I had an amazing time rafting with this company. It was class 3/4 and our guide Augusto “Gusi” made sure we got all the rapids and action. He made us feel safe yet made sure we didn’t miss out on anything. I’d...More

Thank 254sidram
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola amigos, Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for this amazing feedback is very motivating to receive such a comment of our service that is a five stars service, also we are very pleased that your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Experienced guides in the rapids

Professionalism and good service of all in Arenal Rafting, we liked the tour very much, the rapids are impressive and the tour is the best, we had the opportunity to go to all the class 2-3 and learn from the expertsMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noel R
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola Noel R, Thankn you for booking with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for sharing your experience with the world, for us is very important to continue giving a five stars service. We looking forward to see you back in Costa...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Great ride

We did this great ride with arenal rafting crew. Everything was beautiful. Even when it was rainy. We had a good timeMore

Thank suttonian226
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hola, Thank you for sharing your experience of white water rafting with the world!! I will like to thank you for the beautiful feedback, it is very important for the company to see how happy and pleased our costumers leave after the adventure. We hope...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Extraordinary!!!

This was my first white water rafting experience, I can say it was simply adrenaline pumping, totally memorable and one that I advise everyone to try out. The team was very prompt in picking us up from the hotel and they all offered excellent service....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ehi R
Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arenal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hola Ehi R Thank you for having booked with Arenal Rafting Company! We want to say thank you for sharing you rafting experience with the world, is very important this feedbacks to keep growing and also continue making people happy around the world and we...More

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Response from PatriciaPaddock | Reviewed this property |
I’d call them and ask about the age—level 1/2 may be better for her, but they’d know best, It’s about an hour out and 2 back, as you stop to change into dry clothes and get some lunch
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