Balsa River White Water Rafting Adventure – Class II & III


Price per Adult: $78 (+ 13 percent tax not included )
Price per Child: $72 (+ 13 percent tax not included )
Child Age Range: 8 to 12 years

Basic Information

Start Times: 10:30 am
Min. Pax: 2 people
Max. Pax: 40 people
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Operates: Operates 7 days a week (weather permitting)
This Family-friendly white water rafting adventure is a great option for all levels of rafting. 

This half-day adventure on the Rio Balsa provides plenty of action and thrills, but with Class II-III rapids, children ages 8-12 can come along on this family adventure Rafting in Arenal Volcano.

Your river guide will pick you up at your hotel and join you on the 30-minute drive to the “put-in” spot where the fun begins! You will get a thorough briefing and explanation of the safety equipment and procedures.

Once everyone has had time to practice and review the commands and “high-fives” you will embark on your journey down the rapids. Get wet and wild on this family-friendly rafting trip as you navigate rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges” on your 2-hour adventure tour down the beautiful and tropical Balsa River.

Immerse in the majestic foliage of the rainforest as you watch out for monkeys, sloths, and toucans while you raft. Enjoy a swim, tropical fruits, and cold drinks during your break from the action. At the end of the tour, your lunch spot is a tour on its own. A delicious, typical lunch is served at a traditional country estate designed for guests to truly experience.

Please Note: Since this is an activity taking place in the rainforest, there is a possibility that it could rain at any time of year.  We operate the tour rain or shine, unless  weather conditions are extreme. If for any reason we have to cancel the tour, you will receive a 100% refund.


  • Transportation to and from most La Fortuna hotels.
  • Bilingual certified guides.
  • Fruit and snacks on the river.
  • Ice-cold drinks
  • Towels
  • Lunch

What to bring: 

  • Bathing Suit
  • T-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothing
  • Secure shoes such as water shoes  or  sports  sandals
  • Small amount of cash to tip your rafting guides

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