The tour will start with a 30 minute ride in a 4x4 vehicle through the outskirts of La Fortuna. Once you have arrived at the top, the guides will help you with the equipment, you will get gloves, a helmet and a harness. Afterwards, one of the guides will explain to you how you are supposed to rappel down the waterfalls.
Your canyoning tour will start with the biggest canyon of all 60 m (195 feet). After you have survived this, you will climb up a 10 m (30 feet) wall to the Monkey drop, this drop is a free fall of 20 m (60 feet) into a small pool with water up to your knees. Next to the Monkey drop are four other falls, the last one is on dry wall. The guides will help you go each and every one of the falls safely and on the speed that you prefer.
The Balsa River is a white water river which has class II and III rapids. Along your rafting adventure you will see lots of exotic animals, like monkeys, toucans and some exotic birds.
Before your start rafting, your guides will explain you the safety features and how the equipment works.
Participants of the tour do not need to have any prior experience, only a little bit of adventurous blood.
After the rafting adventure is done, you will get a Costa Rican lunch and afterwards the tour back to Arenal will begin.
The tour takes from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
Please keep in mind: this tour is not possible for pregnant women, people who have had recent surgeries, people who have suffered recent injuries and people with heart problems.
TransportationPick-up and drop-off at several hotels in Arenal.
Hotels in the El Castillo area and near Lake Arenal have an extra fee.
What to BringQuick-drying clothes, swimsuit (should be worn at the beginning of the tour), insect repellent, adventure sandals or light hiking boots, camera or video (dry bags are provided), towel, change of clothes and sunblock.
What's IncludedBilingual certified guides, fruit snack, cold drink, lunch and towels.