Today you will embark on a full day of adventure. The morning will start off with a whitewater rafting adventure and the afternoon will be spent in a rainforest canyon as you rappel down waterfalls!
After being picked up from your La Fortuna hotel, you will be brought to the river for your first adventure. The morning whitewater rafting tour is provided by Costa Rican Descents on the Rio Balsa. This is one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in Costa Rica, providing a nearly continuous run of class II and III rapids through the scenic.
The tour starts off with a safety and instructional course and you will be fitted with a life jacket and helmet. Your guide will then navigate you through thrills and spills along this awesome river. In total, you will spend about 1.5 to 2 hours on the river.
After the rafting tour you will be brought to the Lands in Love facilities for the rappelling adventure. Once the guide and tour is ready you will be suited up with safety gear and provided with an instructional course for canyoning.
Following the training you will make your way down to the canyoning course. This thrilling adventure provides a total of five rappels including one from a hanging bridge, another from a tree and three more in the waterfall! The tour also includes a Tarzan Swing and the wraps up with either a tractor wagon or horseback ride through the cloud forest, back to the main facility.
Please note that while this tour is administered by Lands in Love, Costa Rican Descents is a separate company that provides the rafting portion. This sometimes causes delays between tours. THIS PROVIDER FREQUENTLY HAS LATE TRANSPORTATION AND LONG WAITS, IN ADDITION TO THE RAPPELLING TOUR BEING OPERATED IN AN AREA FURTHER FROM LA FORTUNA. If you prefer a more continuous experience we recommend the Rappelling and Rafting Combo with Wave and Pure Trek.
After the tour lunch will be provided (this is sometimes offered between tours) and you will be returned to your hotel. This is not a tour for everybody, but perfect for anybody looking for an adventurous day of thrills and spills. Please inform us if you weigh over 225 pounds as restrictions may apply. In addition to lunch and transportation this full day adventure includes guides, equipment, snacks, drinks, and loads of fun!
6 and up
Wish the Canyoning was a little more extensive. It went by very quickly. Three short repels after the initial descend and we were finished.
My wife and I have rafted before. We have done levels three and four and five. This river was essentially level III maybe low for. It was perfect for our kids ages 10 and 14. They were a little nervous but the guy was in perfect control and able to gauge The ability of people in our raft to steer us through the rapids in a way to have a lot of fun. While being safe at the same time. I highly recommend this. Next was Canyon. That is something we have never done. It far exceeded all expectations. Lauren ourselves a few hundred feet A few hundred feet down into a waterfall during a rainstorm was incredible. Certainly not for anyone who is afraid of heights! But if that is not an issue then I would recommend this to any thrillseeker's out there. Have to admit it was a bit scary, but at the same time we felt safe. Again, we did this on a day when there was a serious rain. Do not let that dissuade you. It actually made the experience even better. Recommendation though is to wear long sleeve shirt.
We had an amazing time. The scenery was beautiful and the guides were amazing
We had a great time but we paid for the rafting footage and we never received the Google doc., so that was disappointing.
this was our high light of the week. rapids were amazing, and canyoning was sureal
Order of tour was rescheduled which resulted in a lot of wasted time.
This tour are run by two different operators so it's hard to rate them both together. First of all, the hotel that you meet at for the tours felt very old and run down. The waiting and timing of the logistics was way off. We were not well-prepared as to what to bring because the description was not clear. For the rafting, water shoes are fine. For the canyoning, you really need boots or sneakers that can get drenched. We had to wait for several hours between events, which was also not made clear. Overall, the adventures themselves were fun but the logistics could use a vast improvement.