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Local tours

 

RAFTING

WHITE WATER RAFTING - TORO RIVER Class 3/4

RaftingJoin us for a great day of rafting!Set deep in the Costa Rican rain forests and fed by waters from the Poás volcano, the Toro river winds 13Km (about 9 miles) through the canyon filled with dramatic scenery and heart pumping excitement. The Toro River offers some of Costa Rica's best white water with big waves, technical rapids and continuous whitewater. 

Our journey begins with a 1 hr scenic drive through the Eastern portion of central Costa Rica through the beautiful pineapple, papaya and yucca fields with Volcano Arenal set in the backdrop.  Once we reach our destination, our trained/skilled guides will review the rules and safety guidelines for the river to familiarize yourself with your job as paddlers.

Then we will take the PLUNGE and head down river. We will enjoy the spectacular scenery and a thrilling ride. Halfway through our journey we will "re-fuel" on the river bank and enjoy some delicious tropical fruit while soaking in the tropical surroundings. At the end of our journey, a cold drink and dry towel will await you before a short ride where you can change into dry clothes and have a delicious Typical Costa Rican lunch.   

  What to bring on the trip

  • Easy dry clothes ( shorts and t-shirt are best)
  • Bathing suit
  • Secure shoes ( Sports Sandals and water shoes are best)
  • Extra change of clothing for after the rafting
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera for the van ride and educational stops but not on the river.

Schedule: Tour departs daily at 8:00am and returns at 4:00pm

Tour includes: Bilingual certified guides, fruit and snacks on the river, Ice cold drinks, towels, lunch. (Photo service available on most trips)

We recommend the Toro River for those looking for adventure and are between the ages 12 and 60. Adventure sports require that you are in good physical condition to participate.

Price: $85.00 per person, lunch included
7:40am-5:00pm
Departure point: La Fortuna

Río Toro

 

½ DAY- WHITE WATER RAFTING – BALSA RIVER Class 2-3

Experience the excitement and adrenalin of white water rafting on this half day adventure on the Balsa San Carlos River with rapids graded 2/3. After meeting with your river guide at your hotel we will drive 30 minutes to the river where the fun begins! You guides explain the safety procedures and safety equipment before embarking down the river. Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river.

Once at the San Carlos Bridge we end our journey, enjoying a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and a cold Costa Rican style "Michelada" This River is a great option for families and beginners.

 

What to bring on the trip

  • Easy dry clothes ( shorts and t-shirt are best)
  • Bathing suit
  • Secure shoes ( Sports Sandals and water shoes are best)
  • Sunscreen

Schedule: Tour departs daily at 10:20am and returns at 3:45pm

Tour includes: Bilingual certified guides, fruit and snacks on the river, Ice cold drinks, and towels.

We recommend the Balsa River for those who are between the ages 7 and 60.

Price: $65.00 per person, snacks included
9:40am-4:00pm
Departure point: La Fortuna

 Río Balsa

 

WHITE WATER RAFTING - SARAPIQUI RIVER Class 2/3

This scenic tropical river offers an exciting day of rafting. The crystal clear waters of the Sarapiqui are full of action packed class 2 and 3 rapids. This river is perfect for all levels of rafting from experts to first timers and families.
Our journey starts with a 1 hr, 20 min scenic drive through the Eastern portion of central Costa Rica.  We will travel through the beautiful pineapple, papaya and yucca fields with Volcano Arenal set in the backdrop.  After a short safety briefing with our local professional guides we head down river. 

With the lush rainforest as our backdrop you can expect 14 Kilometers (about 10 miles) of unforgettable action and breathtaking nature. We stop midway to "re-fuel" with refreshing tropical fruits. Our adventure ends with cold drinks, a dry towel followed by a well deserved Costa Rican typical lunch!

What to bring on the trip

  • Easy dry clothes ( shorts and t-shirt are best)
  • Bathing suit
  • Secure shoes ( Sports Sandals and water shoes are best)
  • Extra change of clothing for after the rafting
  • Sunscreen

Schedule: Tour departs daily at 8:00am and returns at 4:00pm

Tour includes: Bilingual certified guides, fruit and snacks on the river, Ice cold drinks, towels, lunch. (Photo service available on some trips)

Price: $80.00 per person, lunch included
8:00am-4:00pm
Departure point: La Fortuna

Sky Trek will provide transportation from The springs Resort and Spa for an additional $15 per person.
Sky Trek transports leave The Springs at 9:45am and 1:15pm