Prepare to ?take the plunge? during this fun-filled, 8-hour, whitewater rafting excursion between Arenal and San Jose. Feel the adrenaline during a safe, but fun, adventure on the Class III and IV rapids of the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro. Rafting equipment, snacks, beverages, and a Costa Rican-style lunch are also included.
- Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on Costa Rica’s Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro
- Challenging Class III and IV rapids are thrilling and fun without being dangerous
- Optional one-way transfer at end of the excursion to San Jose
- Includes all rafting gear, snacks, beverages, and Costa Rican lunch
- Great way to enjoy an outdoor adventure while visiting Costa Rica
What You Can Expect
Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in the La Fortuna area. You?ll have space aboard your transport for a backpack, toiletry items, and a change of clothing for the end of your rafting adventure. You?ll wind your way from La Fortuna through the Costa Rican countryside, passing through lush plantations ripe with pineapple, yucca, and papaya crops along the flanks of Arenal Volcano.
You?ll eventually reach your chosen rafting destination for the day, a site that will be selected by your guide on either the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro depending on current conditions. Before setting off you?ll be given all necessary rafting gear and learn the proper rafting commands and safety procedures from your guides.
Then set off on a thrilling, 9-mile (13-kilometer) rafting trip, spending between 2.5 and 3 hours total on the water. Prepare to get wet as you challenge a range of Class III and IV rapids, stopping to catch your breath in the calm sections and look for toucans, monkeys, and other wildlife in the surrounding forests. At the trip halfway point, you?ll take a break to enjoy an included snack of fresh fruit on the river bank before braving more rapids for the second half of the trip.
When your whitewater adventure comes to an end, enjoy an icy-cold beverage along with a dry towel and included Costa Rican-style lunch. After your meal, you?ll be delivered back to your hotel between 3:30 and 4 pm. Guests who are interested can also select a one-way transfer to San Jose after the rafting trip (please arrange at the time of booking).
- Driver and professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- 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
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult (Min Age 12)
- 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
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- 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 the river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose
- Tour requires a 2 person minimum to book
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Pick up at hotels in immediate La Fortuna area.? Additional charge for hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
8 hours (approx.)
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