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All necessary equipment included
Snacks and Beverages included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Ideal choice for families
Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup at your La Fortuna hotel.
Travel in an air-conditioned van to your first destination, the chocolate tour. Learn about the history of chocolate and how the cacao bean is transformed into dark chocolate products. Participate in a hands-on demonstration of chocolate-making, mixing chocolate with exotic ingredients such as Jamaica flower, cinnamon, nutmeg and chili powder.
Top it off with a tropical fruit snack before continuing to the Balsa River for your whitewater rafting trip.
Upon arrival at the river, the rafting guides and safety kayakers provide a safety briefing and paddle instruction. Step into your raft and set off on a wet and exciting ride down the Balsa River. Hang on during the class II-III rapids, and take breaks for swimming, snacks, and cold drinks. On mellow stretches, watch for monkeys, sloths, and toucans in the rain forest alongside the river.
At the end of your rafting journey, have the option to purchase professional photos of your rafting trip. Please bring shoes that will stay on your feet while rafting, and a change of clothes.
After rafting, head to a traditional country estate that embodies Costa Rica’s relaxed pura vida lifestyle. Have lunch at the estate, then relax on the ride back to La Fortuna.
Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Professional rafting guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Rafting equipment (tube, vest and helmet)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum age is 8 years
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Weather dependent. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is flooding or other government river closure. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant women
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Participants will get wet, please dress ready to raft in bathing suit and shoes that will stay on feet.
Not responsible for items lost or damaged on river, please do not take anything on the river that you are not willing to lose
Not responsible for items left on transfer bus or on tour, please check carefully before getting off bus and at end of tours
Pick up at hotels in immediate La Fortuna area. Additional charge for hotels outside of immediate La Fortuna area.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.