Sarapiquí River Rafting -White Water Rafting -Tour Adventure -Costa Rica -Rafting Class III-IV
Price per person includes tax and valid until Dec 14, 2023
Seeking adventure and an unforgettable experience? Join us for an adrenaline-packed ride down the Class III - IV Upper Sarapiqui River in Costa Rica’s Arenal region. Your white water rafting Costa Rica adventure tour begins with a 1.5 hour scenic drive that winds through plantations of papaya, pineapple and yucca at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
Once you reach the “put-in”spot, our skillful and trained guides will go over the safety procedure and rules to prepare you for your paddling responsibilities. Once you know the rules and show you are totally familiar with the commands – you are ready to start your adventure! 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 “take out” spot, you will be greeted with an icy beverage and dry towel. Just a short jaunt down the road, you will change into dry clothing and enjoy a delicious, typical Costa Rican lunch, where you can recount the adventure shared by your fellow rafters.
Your rafting trip is sure to be one of the highlights of your Costa Rica tour.
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.
Who Can Go?: Anyone in normal healthy physical condition. Swimming experience preferred but not necessary. Min. age: 12 years old accompanied by an adult.
- Rubber-soled secure 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
- Small amount of cash for out of pocket expenses
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.