Starting at $103 per night

Overview

Are you ready for adventure? If so, look no further!  Today you will go on the Ultimate Waterfall Adventure Rappel with Pure Trek. This is an awesome canyoning tour near Arenal Volcano and one of the best of its kind in Costa Rica.

After being picked up from your hotel you will be brought to the base where you will switch into a 4x4 to make the climb up the mountain. The drive takes about 30 minutes and passes through beautiful countryside and a small rural village. Along the way you will have time to get to know your fellow adventurers. When you arrive at the ranch house your guides will suit you up with helmet, harness and the latest safety gear. This will be followed by a brief safety and instructional lesson.

After a short hike you will arrive at the waterfall to make your first descent. Your guide will fasten you and then you will be on your way. The first one is always the best and sure to get your blood flowing! No need to fear, your guide will have a second line for safety. Another guide will be waiting at the bottom to release you and then you will scramble through the canyon on to the next one.

The Pure Trek Canyoning tour offers a total of five rappels. One is down a canyon wall and the other four are down waterfalls. They vary in height from 45 to 165 feet. You're sure to enjoy the Monkey Drop propelling off the top of a waterfall and cannonballing into a refreshing pool below!

Following the canyoning and rappelling you will be led on a hike out of the canyon. If you take the morning tour, lunch will be served after the tour and if you take the afternoon tour it will be served prior to the adventure. Lunch is served at the ranch and which when weather permits has views to the world famous Arenal Volcano.

The tour ends with a 4x4 ride back down the hill and then you will be returned to your hotel. In total the tour usually lasts 3.5 to 4 hours though this is subject to change. This is an awesome tour for anybody seeking a thrilling and memorable experience. Please notify us if you weigh more than 200 pounds as restrictions may apply. In addition to lunch and round trip transportation this half day adventure includes back road 4x4 ride, guides, and equipment.

Highlights

  • Canyoning through the rainforest
  • Rappelling down jungle waterfalls
  • Lunch with a  view to Arenal Volcano – weather permitting

What to Bring

  • Clothes That Can Get Wet
  • Secure Shoes
  • Dry Clothes To Change Into

Location and Availability

The Canyoning Pure Trek Ultimate Adventure Rappel is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, Arenal Zone 3, and Nuevo Arenal

Tour Times

  • 7:00am
  • 12:00pm

Tour Type

  • Canyoning

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

Age 5 - 65

Location

Latitude: N 10°25'50.18". Longitude: W 85°21'18.12"

Reviews

  • Overall 96.6% (170 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 96.5%
  • Expectations: 96.9%
  • Guides: 96.6%
  • Logistics: 96.6%
  • Value: 96.3%

12/20/2018

Great outing. Lunch was awesome. Rappelling super exciting

12/17/2018

Our favorite of the three adventures, despite the 7 AM pick up! Beautiful hike and exciting adventure... followed by a great lunch right by our hotel which was a bonus for us.

12/15/2018

AWESOME!!!!

11/11/2018

Great experience!

09/16/2018

Highly recommend Pure Trek. The only sag was that we paid $25 cash for photos that we should have received via email within 2 hours of our excursion, and we didn't get them. Had to email when we got home. They did eventually send them.

07/30/2018

Everything from the transportation to the meal to the rappelling was amazing

07/28/2018

Great tour and very professional.

07/24/2018

This was so much fun! Everything was timely. The lunch provided was outstanding and way more than we expected. The tour guides were friendly and accommodating. Also, coffee and cookies at the conclusion was a really nice touch.

07/11/2018

There were too many people in our group and we were near the back so we had to wait a long time for each reppel.

07/05/2018

The guides were not very personable or friendly, and the pictures were really not very good at all. They were busy pushing through as many people as fast as possible that it didn't feel as fun as it may have been.

06/29/2018

This activity was something I had never done. It was amazing! I feel like it could have been better had the most exhilarating descent not been first, or if the some of the smaller descents matched up. I felt the crowd was way too big. Lots of waiting before it was your turn. The guides were good, but I felt like they just wanted to keep it moving and their just wasn't that personal feel. I loved being able to experience this however I felt rushed and at times bored having to wait while 20 plus people were doing their descent. I recommend smaller groups. Also, while the stairs are awful coming back, its probably something you should tell people. I'm atheltic, and in good shape and I even had to stop for a break periodically.

06/25/2018

Awesome adventure!

06/18/2018

It was quite exciting. The guides were professional but fun.

06/17/2018

The guides and logistics was great but I felt the experience of rappelling went too fast and there wasn't time to experience what you were doing. You were down in a flash didn't get to enjoy coming down, feeling the water and experiencing the view. This was probably the tastiest lunch but we had to gulp it down really quick before the trip. Probably could have used more info about what NOT to bring. We brought things that were definitely not needed (hats, glasses etc.). As parents with younger children I was hoping the guides would spend a bit more time going over safety and procedural issues with us. Maybe just separate families from the larger group in the intro so we understand what the guides would be doing during the rappel and how the kids could communicate with the guides if they wanted more or less help.

06/12/2018

We were unsure if we would be brave enough to take this tour but SO elated we decided to do it. Staff was AWESOME!

06/11/2018

Guides on the adventure were fun

04/26/2018

Amazing allround!

03/30/2018

Everyone thought rappeling was the best adventure and wanted it to last longer. The main road was crowded so the tour took an alternate road back to office. Due to long time in transit, they gave free pictures to all. Very nice!!!

03/28/2018

The guides were great, as were the food, and photos.

03/08/2018

A completely amazing and safe experience for all of us! Very friendly guides! Extremely safety conscious.

02/22/2018

The guides were great, but the overall experience left us wondering whether other companies might have a bit more polish. The bus ride to the 4x4 was on the rough side compared with what we had on other days, and there was an overall sense of this being less professional than our earlier trips.

01/31/2018

Lots of fun but always felt safe. Great guides!!

01/28/2018

They were friendly and fun.

01/20/2018

So much fun. Driving through the jungle i’m a 4x4 to get to the waterfalls were fun on their own never mind the stunning scenery and activities to follow.

12/24/2017

Had a great time. Was terrified at first since I had never done it before but the guides were great and workied me thru the experience. Would do it again. Great company,

12/21/2017

It would have been nice to do the actual rapelling. The guides pretty much controlled the ropes for us.

12/19/2017

Amazing!

12/15/2017

I felt extremely safe in the hands of these guides. They were very entertaining and made me laugh the entire time

08/09/2017

Tour was exciting. Guides were great-felt safe with them. Lunch afterwards was delicious. We purchased the pictures, and felt this was a bit disorganized. Did not like having to go through all the pictures to simply get the ones of our family. They were also difficult to load onto my phone through the program they used. We purchased the zipline pictures, and only had pictures of our family, and were easy to load.

06/14/2017

We had so much fun on this trip! The guides were so much fun! We loved the lunch provided.

06/02/2017

Again, the guides were superb. I personally was very scared on first rapel and the guide Jorge was very professional and patient and gently eased me over the edge. It went from the scariest thing ever to the best thing ever. Highly recommended.

05/12/2017

SO MUCH FUN! Each guide was enthusiastic and friendly. The trails were amazing and the rappelling experiences were breath-taking! Some of the trails were steep so be prepared for some exercise!

04/17/2017

This was the highlight of our trip. Amazing guides and so much fun! So glad we booked this!

03/25/2017

The tour guides were great. It was a little less exciting than I thought it would be and it went very fast.

03/18/2017

Not much individual attention from guides if you are having some challenges on the rappels

03/17/2017

Guides were very efficient

03/12/2017

Awesome!

03/06/2017

Best activity for me of the trip. Unique experience, great guides (very funny), and met some very nice families while waiting for each rappel. Highly recommend this activity to others!

01/27/2017

Guides were so much fun and the adventure was amazing!

01/07/2017

this was my one of my top 2 favourite activities

12/03/2016

Guides were very knowledgeable and always had our safety in mind.

11/17/2016

A lot of standing in line and waiting for other people to rappel. The actual canyoning experience was very short. I wish we could have done more!

10/30/2016

The guides were very knowledgeable and easy to talk to, kept us laughing, they exceeded all expectations. Would have rated them high if possible.

10/23/2016

What a great experience! We had a blast!!! We felt VERY safe with the tour company.
We would recommend informing people to wear water shoes or the outdoor open shoes

10/08/2016

Such a unique activity, a must do! The group was a little large so it seemed to take quite a while between rappels but would definitely do again!

09/26/2016

WOW. What an experience! More than met my expectations.

09/17/2016

Amazing.. Must do tour

07/20/2016

So worth the money...and fun. I will never ever forget such an experience. We older folks showed those newlyweds that we could do it! Everyone was VERY SAFETY conscious.

07/04/2016

Each rappel is pretty short and there were a lot of people in the group so it was a lot of standing and waiting and not a lot of rappelling. The guides were fine but not as fun as some of the other tours I've been on.

06/26/2016

I only wish there were more cliffs to rappel

05/21/2016

Super fun, exiting, and adrenaline pumping. The guys were a riot to be around, very safe, and really made this one of the best excursions we've ever taken. I would highly recommend this to anyone. On a scale from 1 to 10 these guy's get a 15, they really knocked it out of the park.

01/07/2016

We wish it would have been longer.

07/28/2015

Rappel went well. We appreciated the guides knowledge and attention to individual safety.

07/15/2015

Wow an experience of a life time. Loved the guides, they made us feel safe and they made the experience incredible.

06/23/2015

Highly recommend! Johanthon went above and beyond. I cannot say enough good things about the guides.

05/29/2015

fantastic guides!

04/17/2015

Excellent

12/30/2014

This is more adventure than our family is accustomed to--it was a really big deal. SUPER fun, challenging and scary--SO glad we did it! We haven't really stopped talking about it. Guides were top notch--best gear, very thorough.

12/02/2014

Very fun!