White Water River Rafting Class II-III From San Jose To Arenal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 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 the normal route may have an extra transportation charge.
    o Arenal Lodge
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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.


Enjoy this family friendly, fun outdoor river rafting activity on your way from San Jose to Arenal. After receiving instruction by your certified guides, you'll practice your skills before beginning the tour. Paddle along the scenic and exciting Balsa River stopping along the way for fresh fruits, beverages, a chance to take a refreshing Balsa River plunge and lunch.


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

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This exciting Class II-III white water rafting tour begins with your pickup at your hotel in San Jose. The bus may stop at other hotels to pickup fellow rafters. Storage above your seat is available for your backpack, change of clothing and toiletry items you might need at the end of the tour.

Along the route to the river bank you'll pass through fields of yucca, papaya and other plants. Have your camera ready, because your bathroom break is an awesome spot to get amazing photos of nature and iguanas. Once you arrive at the put in spot on the river bank, your guides and safety kayakers will instruct you on how to raft, teaching you the basic moves and rafting commands you and your rafting team will need to know before you begin the tour. Enjoy a wet and wild ride as you guide your raft down rapids such as Magnetic Rock and Dredges on your 2-hour trek down the beautiful and tropical 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.

A delicious, typical lunch is served at a traditional country estate designed for guests to truly experience Costa Ricas peaceful country life. Come to understand the meaning of Costa Ricas favorite saying, Pura Vida! The rafting bus will take you to your Arenal hotel between 4 and 4:30pm.





Driver and professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Equipment: Raft, paddles, rafting 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. No flipflops allowed

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 bus from San Jose, please check carefully before getting off bus

Tour requires a 2 person minimum to book