Water activity

San Jose to La Fortuna: Rafting on the Sarapiquí River

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

San Jose to La Fortuna: Rafting on the Sarapiquí River

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 102.96 per person

Begin in San Jose and head to Arenal volcano in the most thrilling way possible, by raft! Pack up your gear and head out on one of Costa Rica's most exciting rivers. Enjoy a delicious, exotic lunch and arrive at your hotel in Arenal before the sun sets.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Get picked up in San José and head to Arenal Volcano in an exciting way
  • Enjoy a thrilling raft adventure while heading to your destination
  • Paddle down one of Costa Rica's best rivers over the course of 2.5 hours
Full description
Need to get from San José to the Arenal Volcano? Don't take a bus: get there by raft! You will be picked up in San José, taken to your raft, and checked into your hotel in Arenal before 16:00. Plunge down through lush jungle foliage as you descend from the heights of San Jose. Splash through class 3 and 4 rapids and get your adrenaline going for about 2.5 hours before arriving at Arenal Volcano. Included is a safety talk and gear (helmet, life-jacket, and paddle). Paddle down one of Costa Rica’s best rivers! You will paddle between 2 to 2.5 hours in class 3 to 4 rapids and finish up with a delicious spread of fresh, tropical fruit and a delicious lunch.
  • Transport from San José (please indicate hotel so we can confirm pickup time)
  • Rafting Río Toro or Río Sarapiquí
  • Raft guide
  • Fruit break
  • Delicious lunch
  • Transfer to La Fortuna hotel
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People over 80 years
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • Babies under 1 year
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Jewelry
  • Jumping

Know before you go

  • Tours run rain or shine. For reasons beyond our control we may change to a more suitable tour with equal or similar difficulty rating and adventure appeal. We reserve the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions.

Product ID: 27823