Full Day Class II-III Rafting And Zipline Tour From La Fortuna-Arenal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 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 :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


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

Know More about this tour

This fun-filled Class II-III white water rafting tour and zipline tree-top canopy combo tour begins with pickup at your La fortuna hotel (please note: there will be an additional charge for hotels outside the immediate La Fortuna area). The bus may stop at other hotels to pick up participants. Shoes that stay on your feet are a must, and please make sure they're appropriate. Sorry, no flip-flops allowed!. Also make sure to pack a backpack with change of clothing and toiletry articles.

Prepare for the first half of your exciting outdoor experience as guides instruct you on the ins and outs of controlling your speed on the ziplines. Soon youll be ready to soar across the rainforest with the assistance of well-trained canopy guides, where you'll glide along the seven most extreme zipline cables of the park. Begin with an adrenaline filled climb up an 18-meter high tower (54 feet) to fly 120 meters (360 feet) high over the canyon - the highest place in the park. You will cross a hanging bridge to the longest cable -- 980 meters (0.6 miles) -- high above La fortuna waterfall with great views of downtown La Fortuna. Finally you will glide across the cables at high speeds -- up to 70 km/hr (43 mph)!

At the end of this section, your guides will provide a delicious tropical fruit snack before you begin your next adventure on this combo tour. Jump back in the 4x4 vehicle waiting to take you to the Balsa River where the days excitement is kept alive with an action-packed ride down the Class II-III rapids of the Rio Balsa. Once you arrive at the rafting "put-in" spot on the banks of the Rio Balsa, your guides and safety kayakers will instruct you on how to paddle, the basic moves, commands and safety procedures you will need to know before you embark on a wet and exciting ride. As you raft down the beautiful Balsa River, drink in the majestic foliage of the rain forest as you watch for monkeys, sloths and toucans while you raft. Enjoy a swim, tropical fruits and cold drinks during your break from the action.

After loading the gear on the bus, you will leave for your lunch spot, which is a tour on its own. A delicious, typical lunch is served at a traditional country estate designed for guests to truly experience Costa Ricas peaceful country life. You will come to understand the meaning of Costa Ricas favorite saying, Pura Vida!

After you finish lunch, you will ride back toward the town of Fortuna. You will have plenty to talk about tonight as you recount your thrilling experiences from this day that is sure to be the highlight of your vacation in Costa Rica.

Don't worry about taking a camera with you on the river or through the canyons, because there are professional photos (not included) available for purchase from both the rafting and rappelling tours.

The bus will drop you back off at your La Fortuna hotel between 4 and 4:30 pm.






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


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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Mar-2020

    The zipline and rafting adventures were both top notch! Kristal was outstanding at the zipline tour and Mario made our rafting trip memorable.

  • 10-Mar-2020

    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!

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Definitely a highlight of our time in Costa Rica! Everyone was very kind and helped us get out of our comfort zones! Jeffery was very helpful during zip lining and Estevan was very fun for us during rafting. It made for the most adventurous extraordinary valentine day ever!

  • 31-Dec-2019

    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!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The zipline tour was absolutely amazing. I have a fear of heights so I was pretty nervous but the instructor was completely understanding and helped me get over my fear. The zip lining itself was surreal and majestic. The rafting was so much fun!! We saw some animals (sloth, iguanas). Totally recommend this combo tour!! The lunch was also really tasty.

  • 19-Mar-2019

    A mother daughter trip to Costa Rica. A day with zip lining and WWR. Wave Adventures is a very professional outfitter. Our transfers were in time and the drivers great. In both our outings the drivers pulled over to show us something cool on the side of the road. A sloth and an owl. Our guide for Zip Lining was Fabian 2. I give him a A+. He did everything right as far as making us feel safe as well as being a fun easy person to spend the morning with. Our guide for our Kayak trip was Carlos and he was awesome also. He was professional, thorough and personable. On the river Rovell was in charge. Again, professional and fun.the river was just right for the two of us and the sights along the way (sloths, iguanas, owls and iguanas). The ohitos from the river were worth the price. We also enjoyed the lunch, the food was incredible and the coffee and sugar cane demonstrations. Wave Expeditions is a well run machine. Was a great day and worth every penny.

  • 05-Mar-2019

    I booked this combo tour through Viator for my last day in La Fortuna, based on the reviews. I'm in my 50's and had never tried either activity and decided this might be my last chance to do so. When I saw that first tower on the zip lining portion, I thought I'd be the one chicken in the group to back out. Nope. I did both and I am so happy I did! The waterfall along the cable was incredible. There were other special treats and touches along the way, which I won't spoil for you. Not to mention an authentic, organic, home cooked meal on a farm to end your day. You won't be disappointed.

  • 04-Feb-2019

    We have gone on a lot of tours and this was probably the best one we have ever taken! The guides at both the zipline and the rafting were very personable, going out of their ways to make it a great time for us. Fabion at the zipline was great. Flaco/Gerald at the river was so good! He went way out of his way to make it fun. Considering everything that is included in this tour (ziplining, rafting, lunch, and great cultural surprises) it is a great value for your time and money!

  • 07-Jan-2019

    So much fun and worth the price. Starts with prompt pick up from our hotel. All the guides for both zip lining and rafting were nice. Snacks and lunch provided.

  • 23-Jul-2018

    My daughter and I had an amazing time on both the Zipline tour, Thank You so much for your support and kindness Alex and Macoy Gracias Marcos. The Rafting was awesome with really knowledgable guides about the wildlife, Indigenous people and geography, not to mention a kick-ass ride!!!!!! Totally worth it and would do it again PURA VIDA!

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