Sarapiquí River Rafting -White Water Rafting -Tour Adventure -Costa Rica -Rafting Class III-IV
Price per person
Includes: Ground transportation from La Fortuna/Arenal area hotels, first class equipment, bilingual-experienced guides, water and snack during tour, lunch, changing facilites after river trip.
Difficulty:Class III: Intermediate
Rapids with moderate, irregular waves. Complex maneuvers in fast current are often required; large waves or strainers may be present but are easily avoided. Strong eddies and powerful current effects can be found, particularly on large-volume rivers. Injuries while swimming are rare; self-rescue is usually easy but assistance may be required to avoid long swims.
Class IV: Advanced
Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. Depending on the character of the river, it may feature large, unavoidable waves and holes or constricted passages demanding fast maneuvers under pressure. Scouting may be necessary. Risk of injury to swimmers is moderate to high, and water conditions may make self-rescue difficult. Assistance for rescue is often essential and requires practiced skills.
Who Can Go?: Anyone in normal healthy physical condition. Swimming experience preferred. Min. age: 12 years old accompanied by an adult.
- Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar)
- Swimsuit / swim trunks; t-shirt and shorts of a quick-drying material
- Waterproof sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher)
- Sun hat or bandana
- Croakies or straps to secure glasses
- Change of clothes including dry shoes, towel
Seeking adventure and an unforgettable experience? Jump on a raft with us for an adrenaline-packed ride down a Class IV river – the Upper Sarapiquí River in Costa Rica’s Arenal region. Continuous rapids, landscaped by lush rainforest walls dripping with waterfalls, give you a flavor of what will be in store for you.
You will paddle over 30 rapids, many of them rated Class IV, big gradients lead to a big splash as you ride down the pristinely clean, sparkling waters of the Upper Sarapiquí River, one of the most exciting runs in Costa Rica!
This trip begins in La Fortuna where our expert guide will pick you up in private transportation from your hotel and you will travel for 1 1/2 hours to the river put-in. After fitting all of your equipment, we will give you a safety orientation and paddle practice before the adventure begins.
Once on the river, participants will paddle for 2 1/2 hours along the 9-mile stretch with a stop for fruit halfway down the river to restore your energy for the latter half of the paddle. At the end of the river section, your private transportation will be waiting for you and will take you to Flow Operation Center in Sarapiquí where you'll be able to change in private facilities and get ready for a Costa Rican style lunch.