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Wave Expeditions

La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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US$145,00*
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Class II-III Rafting and ATV Tour from La Fortuna
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US$65,00*
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Afternoon White Water Rafting Class II-III from La Fortuna-Arenal
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US$158,00*
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Full Day Class II-III Rafting and Canyoning Rappelling from La Fortuna-Arenal
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Best One-stop Destination for Outdoor Adventure! WAVE Expeditions Adventure Company invites you to explore the famous northern zone of Costa Rica. WAVE Expeditions is BEST option for all your favorite outdoor activites in one location. Arenal is the one stop destination for Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking, Wildlife, Canopy, Biking and much more! WAVE Expeditions has earned a reputation for professionalism, organization, and high quality trips.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had an amazing time on the class 2 and 3 rafting tour. I went by myself as a part of a larger group and had fun. Our guide Pita was knowledgeable and pointed out various animals (including a sloth!!). All of the guides in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Marco was an excellent tour raft guide. my first time rafting and I had a lot of fun and felt safe. need to have changing rooms before the rafting since most of us came straight from ziplining.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family with 14, 12, 10, and 8 year olds. We have been whitewater rafting in the states where it is cold. Here no wetsuits are needed. Just enough adventure to be thrilling but feel that my children are safe. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this trip on accident actually. We thought it was for their much harder course for Level 3/4. But it ended up being 2/3. Still awesome though! And our boat guide was amazing! Cracking jokes the entire time and very clear directions and what...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our family of four on rafting trip. Wave Expeditions took care of us from start to finish. Our two kids, 11 & 13, we’re apprehensive before boarding our raft but Marcos provided nice instructions on the shuttle ride over and Super Mario took care...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited right after a lot of rain so I was kind of expecting a wild ride. We definitely got our money’s worth. I fell off the raft once and almost fell out two more times. That being said, our guides had prepared us and...More

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laura H
9 March 2018|
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Response from roscoepcoltrane | Reviewed this property |
You’ll be fine with that. There’s a bit of walking but nothing too long. You have to wear a harness the entire time that goes around both legs so shorts should be long enough for the straps to go over them. Harness might not... More
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Julie A
1 January 2017|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Julie I have 2 water mad children as well! Our min age for the zip line and rafting combo is 8 years old, however I have an option that might work for you. We can go ahead and book your family for the Zip LIne... More
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Dennis J
2 August 2016|
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Response from waveexpedition | Property representative |
Hi Dennis.... Great to hear you will be joining us on the river next month. The rivers here in Costa Rica are younger rivers and that means they are actually quite shallow in most parts. The depth various... More
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