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Rio Balsa - Arenal

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This half-day rafting adventure gives you amazing wildlife and plenty of whitewater fun! Perfect for families and first-timers!

Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun & safe rolling rapids with names like "Congo Loco" & "Rock around the Croc" and the very technical and challenging"Las Dragas" section. Then play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon!

Your professional, experienced bilingual guides will give you a safety talk and paddling instruction, lifejackets, helmets & then you're off… After nearly 30, fun, easy-rolling rapids, you’ll have some delicious fresh fruit and end at our private take out to change into your dry clothes. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a delicious, home-cooked, natural all-you-can-eat meal at the river house of the tour company.

Note: This tour is also available as Adventure Connection including transportation from San Jose to Arenal or from Arenal to Manuel Antonio and Jaco.

Tour information:

Difficulty: Class II-III
Number of Rapids: 30
River Time: 2.5 hours approx.
Recommended age: 10-65 years
Departures: Departures from San Jose at 9:00 AM
Departures from La Fortuna/Arenal at 11:00 AM
Duration: Half-day tour: approx. 4.5 hours
Adventure Connection San Jose-Arenal: approx. 7 hours
Adventure Connection Arenal-Manuel Antonio/Jaco: approx. 9 hours
Cost per person: Half-day tour with pickup and dropoff in Arenal: $69.00
Adventure Connection from San Jose to Arenal: $85.00
Adventure Connection from Arenal to Manuel Antonio or Jaco: $105.00 to $175.00 depending on size of your group
Includes: Guides & safety kayaker, tropical fruit, lunch and an exclusive, small-group tour experience.
What to bring: Clothes to get wet in and a change of clothes, secure shoes.

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