Class II-III Rafting And Hanging Bridges From La Fortuna

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    WAVE Rafting, Av. 331, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels outside of normal route may have an extra transportation charge.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Family fun, excitement and natural hike through rainforest on suspended bridges hanging over the canopy. In the morning enjoy nature, take photos, and scan the tree-tops before rafting trip.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Ideal choice for families

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This tour is designed for someone who wants to see the beauty of the rainforest from a spectacular vantage point above the trees!!
Your exciting day begins when your guide picks you up at your hotel for your Hanging Bridges Experience. The Arenal Hanging Bridges Guided Hike offers an amazing view of the rainforest. This easy, guided hike is wonderful for nature lovers of all ages.
Your naturalist guide will provide information about the areas flora and fauna, while helping you spot wildlife that you probably wouldnt see on your own during the Arenal Hanging Bridges Guided Hike.
Along the trails inside this private natural reserve of nearly 250 hectares of tropical rainforest, you might encounter leaf-cuter ants, wild boars, vipers, tarantulas, poisonous dart frog, toucans, monkeys and sloths.
Next stop?, Balsa River. Once we get to the river our raft guides will teach you everything you need to know and give you some time to demonstrate your skills before taking off on an action-packed two-hour rafting tour, Balsa River is one of the best in the area for Rafting. Our Team will stop along the way, so you can jump off the banks or take a swim. They will prepare fresh tropical fruits. At the end of the tour, some cold drinks will be waiting for you and we will drive for 20 minutes to our next stop: the best lunch in town!






Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Equipment: Tube, Vest and Helmet

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Alcoholic drinks

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

Tour requires a 2 person minimum to book

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

Pack a backpack with change of clothing and toiletry articles.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Jul-2022

    Wave is the best local company to work with for your adventure needs. We were blessed to get Carlos as our guide and are certain our time in La Fortuna would not have been as memorable without him. He went out of his way to teach us many things about Costa Rica, the environment, animals and even Spanish. We had an amazing time rafting down the Balsa river. The rapids are no joke, but he taught us well and kept us safe the entire time. If you are looking for adventure in La Fortuna, go with Wave everyone there is amazing, but we will always request Carlos - Pura Vida!

  • 15-Apr-2022

    Excelente el viaje con Gustavo y Axel, y súper divertido Pablo en el bote Nos hizo reír mucho y nos sentimos muy seguros

  • 08-Feb-2022

    Great tour! Carlos our guide was very proffesional and Nice. Whole family enjoyed it!! Highly recommended. You would love it!

  • 10-Mar-2020

    We did the combination of the hanging bridges in the morning and the rafting in the afternoon. Marcos picked us up at 7am at the hotel and it was just my husband and I for the hanging bridges. What a fantastic morning! We learned so much from Marcos, about the forest and the animals and pretty much everything about Costa Rica that we could think to ask! We saw an eyelash pit viper, many birds and monkeys, both howler and capuchin. On the drive back to La Fortuna Marcos pulled over as he saw a sloth which we would definitely have missed. We got pictures and videos of the animals through the scope, which were amazing. After a brief wait at the office, we went rafting. Because the Balsa was too low due to an issue at the dam, we went on the Sarapiqui. There were about 7 rafts in our group, 5 of us with Marcos. The rafting was super fun! We saw a lot of birds and Marcos told us what each one was. The rapids were fun, and we stopped for a swim and later to jump off the rocks into the river. We had fresh fruit before the rafting and a wonderful Costa Rican buffet lunch after, and they demonstrated squeezing sugar cane and we drank the juice as well as tried some sugar can liquor. Back to La Fortuna and our hotel at ~5pm, so it was a very full day! If you have the opportunity to do this excursion, I would absolutely recommend it. Especially if you have the incredible fortune of getting Marcos as your guide. Within our amazing 12 day trip in Costa Rica, this was our favourite day!

  • 15-Aug-2019

    We had a nice fulfilling day with the guys from wave. We did the hanging bridges tour the next day because it was raining heavily and Marcus (guide) said we can do it tomorrow without any extra costs!! The rafting with Gerald was amazing and he also saw 2 sloths down the road which he showed us. Also the food afterwards and the little zugarcane tour were really pretty. It was just an amazing day (actually it was 1 1/2 with the hanging bridges on the next day) would highly recommend it!!

  • 17-Mar-2019

    Great company & tour guides, easy to work with, this was a good option for a day trip if you are in the area.

  • 03-Aug-2018

    We did this tour with marcos. He was so informative and easygoing. The morning tour of bridges and wildlife afforded us views of tarantulas, monkeys, birds, turkeys, frogs, and a viper....the bridges were fun and it is a beautiful hike. The rafting was a little worrisome for me and its pretty intense/exciting. Marcos was so skilled in rafting that i felt much more at ease a few minutes in. Lunch was excellent as well. Saw a couple sloths on rafting portion of excursion. Would do again in heartbeat. Hopefully, you will get marcos also!

  • 03-Apr-2018

    El tour está dividido en dos partes. En la primera, temprano por la mañana, se explora el Místico Park con hermosas vistas desde los puentes colgantes y el bosque lluvioso. Gran guía Carlos! qué nos explico todo sobre el parque y nos ayudó a ver la variada vida silvestre. La segunda parte del tour inicia el rafting!! Muy divertida (especialmente la primera parte de grado III. Gracias a nuestro guía Pita!! Concluye con un completo almuerzo y degustación de café regional y caña de azúcar. Muy recomendable!!!

  • 23-Jan-2018

    This was a great trip, and a good deal as far as packages go. The hanging bridge park is beautiful - well maintained trails and bridges made of sturdy construction. The guide is very good at spotting animals and pointing them out (we had a couple loud 10- and 11-year-olds in our group that probably did a good job of scaring off some of them). We got as close to a coati as you could get (could have touched it if we had wanted to), and saw all kinds of hummingbirds, "turkeys" (guans?), spider monkeys, and sloths. Afterwards they took us on the rafting portion of the trip, which was a Class II-III (with the first hour being serious Class III action). That was a lot of fun, and the guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a delicious snack of watermelon and Costa Rican pineapple (which is amazing stuff - much tastier than any Hawaiian pineapple I've ever had) during the trip, and in some calm regions saw some HUGE iguanas hanging out in the trees (again - never would have seen them without the guide pointing them out). Next was lunch at a plantation. They had a great Costa Rican traditional meal, served with a mild coffee (not a huge coffee drinker, but this was pretty decent). Then they give you a sugar cane demonstration (and a shot of some liquor made from it that will put hair on your chest). Finally, they drop you off at the hotel again, some 11 hours after your journey began. It was a great value for an entire day of entertainment!

  • 19-Dec-2017

    Beautiful Tour. We had a guided tour through the rain forest and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Bridges never felt unsafe at all. This is a lot of walking but goes by fairly quickly. Definitely listen to them and pack your rain jacket even if you don’t think you need one. Weather changed quite quickly and although I didn’t mind walking around like I just jumped in a river. As I enjoy taking it all in...It did get a little breezy towards the end and had it been at the beginning of my tour it could have been ...not so fun :)