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Rafting class III&IV
Rafting class III&IV

Experience the best that white water rafting has to offer with Wave Expeditions located just next to the beautiful Arenal Volcano. See why rafting on the Toro and Sarapiqui Rivers are so talked about, you can even enjoy running the rapids in a 1 man inflatable kayak. If you are into a more calm adventure don’t miss out on the peaceful and beautiful Peñas Blancas Wildlife Safari Float where you can see all the nature of Peñas Blancas River. Wave Expeditions has an adventure for you!

One of the great benefits of choosing Wave Expeditions for rafting in Costa Rica is that they have some of the best outdoor experience along with the passion of rafting. Having an experienced and passionate team is not only safer but more fun when you are rafting on a Costa Rican river. In fact one of the company mottos is to provide memorable, high quality, family fun white water rafting.

The guides at Wave Expeditions take pride in being the best they can be and it shows while they are on the river. You will see the dedication of the guides when you get on the river with them. In fact most of the guides spend their days off on the river! The guides are also trained in river navigation, river safety as well as local history of the rivers and the area. Wave Expeditions prides itself in hiring only the most positive staff, so your entire experience with Wave Expeditions will be a memorable one. So come experience rafting on the class 2 or 3 Balsa or Sarapiqui rivers or a more adventurous rafting trip with a class 3 or 4 on the Toro River!

Key Features

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Hiking Tours
  • Canyoning and Canopy Tours
  • Wildlife Excursions
  • Travel Packages
  • Adventure Tours
  • Transportation
Rafting class II&III
Rafting class II&III

Amenities

Bilingual Guides
Bilingual Guides
Child Friendly Tours
Child Friendly Tours
Packages Available
Packages Available

Virtual Tours

Rafting with Wave Expeditions
Rafting Costa Rica Rivers Rio Toro and Rio Balsa. La Fortuna Costa Rica Travel and Tour Experts. Located at Arenal Volcano where every day is an Adventure so Let's Go Rafting

Activities

Whitewater Tubing
Whitewater Tubing

Things to Bring on White Water Rafting Tours




For the white water rafting trips (Balsa, Toro, Sarapiqui and Kayak Adventure):

  • Shorts, t-shirt, and a swimming suit. Of course, quick drying clothes are best!

  • Sun protection / sun screen for on the river.

  • Tennis shoes (or sandals w/a strap). No flip-flops or saddles not strapped to your foot as you will lose them.

  • Change of clothes and towel for after the trip and get ready to get wet!


  • For the Safari Float:

  • Comfortable clothes. Usually a t-shirt and shorts are fine.

  • Tennis shoes or sports sandals.

  • Camera and binoculars.

  • Sun protection / sun screen for on the river.

  • Rain poncho (just in case!).



  • Whitewater Rafting Tour Descriptions




    Toro River Class 3/4 - Full Day Tour

    This is the most popular tour. The Toro River (Rio Toro) is the northern zones of Costa Rica most popular river that has adventurous class 3 and 4 rapids. The section of the river that Wave Expeditions runs is about 12 km long and it offers beautiful scenery and of course heart pumping rapids. The river is fed by the waters from the famous Poas Volcano. Once you arrive at the river the tours starts with an important but quick safety lesson then it is off in the rafts. About halfway through the 12 km river Wave Expeidtions will stop for a break and a light snack of tropical fruit. Then back on the rafts to enjoy the rest of the river. At the end of the rapids lunch, drinks and snacks will be served. The tour leaves 8:30 am and returns to La Fortuna / Arenal at 3:30 pm.

    Balsa River Class 2/3 - Half Day Rafting Tour

    Rafting on the Balsa River is perfect for people who have not rafted before or for people who want a more mellow experience. One you arrive at the river there will be an important water safety lesson and then it is off to the rafts. The rafting is about 2 hours long and ends with a hearty lunch and drinks. Upon arrival at the San Carlos bridge you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the river then a cold soda or beer “Michelada Style”. The tour leaves 11 am and returns to La Fortuna / Arenal at 3:30 pm.


    Sarapiqui River Class 2/3 – Full Day Rafting Tour

    Sarapiqui River is a class II / III river that is very beautiful and offers a great day of rafting. This river is great for all levels of rafting, experts as well as beginners will enjoy this river. The tour starts with a scenic 80 minute drive through papaya, pineapple and yucca fields with the impressive Arenal Volcano as a backdrop. After a short safety briefing, it is off to the rapids in the rafts. About halfway through the river Wave Expeidtions will stop for a break and a light snack of tropical fruit. Then back on the rafts to enjoy the rest of the river. At the end of the rapids lunch, drinks and snacks will be served. The tour leaves 8:30 am and returns to La Fortuna / Arenal at 4 pm.

    Tours Offered

    Canyoning
    Canyoning
    Family Friendly Tours
    Family Friendly Tours
    Hiking
    Hiking
    Kayaking
    Kayaking
    Sportfishing
    Sportfishing
    White Water Kayaking
    White Water Kayaking
    White Water Rafting
    White Water Rafting

    Location & Map

    Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
    Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
    Satellite Map of Wave Expeditions
    Wave Expeditions is Red Corner Building Behind the Catholic Church

    Rates

     Rafting Class II &III
    Balsa River Rafting class II & III$70 
    Sarapiqui River Rafting class III&IV$89 
    Whitewater Tubing class II&I$69 
    Nature Wildlife Float$59 
    *Rates Subject to Change Without Notice.
    *Taxes of 16.39% are not included.

    Customer Reviews for Wave Expeditions

    Overall Rating
    5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
    Based on 1 review

    5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
    Donna
    From: United States 10/9/2011
     
    "Wonderful guide, not only of the trip, but also sharing information about the history and geography of the river, the indigenous people and about the flora and fauna. Good lunch costa rica typico after the trip. Oh and forgot the ice cold drinks Including beer right as we got out of the river. Stopped to see iguanas in the trees on the way home. The river Sarpaquita was challenging and fun and safety was a priority
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    Number of times you have used this Adventure Travel Company?
    1
    How friendly were the employees?
    5 (very nice)
    Would you use the service again?
    Yes
    Languages spoken at company?
    Spanish, English
    How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
    1