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Rio Tenorio - Arenal/Guanacaste

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Take a scenic drive along the beautiful, but windy road of Lake Arenal and get great views of the Arenal Volcano. You'll arrive to the isolated rustic Guanacaste backroads and then take a rugged, 4x4 ride to the the river put-in at the bridge over the Río Tenorio.

You’ll receive a thorough safety briefing and get fitted for your equipment -- helmets, lifejackets and paddles. Practice with your guide and then enjoy a beautiful 2.5-hour rafting trip along the arrid and impressive canyon of the Tenorio River in Costa Rica’s picturesque Guanacaste province.

Get over 20 fun, exciting rapids, a fresh fruit snack, hike to a local waterfall, and plenty of wildlife along the way like iguanas, tropical birds and monkeys.

This unique rafting tour finishes with a thrilling, 10-foot waterfall drop!!

When you arrive to the private Desafío river exit, do a quick hike to the 4x4 vehicle to drive out of this isolated, unspoiled region of Costa Rica. Have a delicious lunch, use our changing rooms and then head on your way to your hotel in the Guanacaste beach area for a glorious Pacific sunset.


You’ll arrive to our meeting point along the Pan-American highway prior to heading to the river put-in about 20 minutes away.

Tour information:

Difficulty: Class III-IV
Number of Rapids: 20
River Time: 2.5 hours approx.
Minimum age: 13 years
Departures: Daily at 6:30 AM
Duration: 9 hours approx.
Cost per person: $126.00
Includes: Transport from the Arenal Volcano or Guanacaste beach area, rafting tour on the Río Tenorio, excellent raft guides, fruit break, delicious lunch, transfer to Guanacaste beach or Arenal Volcano hotel.
What to bring: Clothes to get wet in and a change of clothes, secure shoes.

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