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Rio Balsa - Arenal

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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This tour is available as an Adventure Connection with pickup in San Jose and dropoff in Arenal or with pickup in Arenal and dropoff in Manuel Antonio or Jaco.
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Terms and conditions
  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Not all river trips are suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Please make sure you have read the suitability information on the tour description. We cannot be responsible nor issue a refund if a tour is booked for someone who is unable to complete the tour or is younger than the minimum 10 years of age.
  10. In the case of unsafe river conditions, the provider may downgrade to an easier river. If the trip has to be cancelled completely, you will receive the respective refund
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Rio Balsa - Arenal - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  9. Not all river trips are suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Please make sure you have read the suitability information on the tour description. We cannot be responsible nor issue a refund if a tour is booked for someone who is unable to complete the tour or is younger than the minimum 10 years of age.
  10. In the case of unsafe river conditions, the provider may downgrade to an easier river. If the trip has to be cancelled completely, you will receive the respective refund