Rafting Upper Balsa River Class V $135.00

Get pumped for a challenging descent into a lush rainforest canyon that will stimulate your adrenal glands to the max. We are the only rafting company that offers the opportunity to run this exhilarating and scenic stretch of the Rio Balsa. To add to the originality of this trip we will stop in El Salto. This is natures equivalent of a water park, complete with waterfalls, pools of water and a rope swing.
Afterwards, we will proceed to the Upper Balsa, a stretch that is considered one of the most technically challenging commercially run rapids in Costa Rica.

You will be accompanied by expert river guides and safety kayakers. There will be two breaks from the heart pounding rapids to refuel. The first stop will be along the river, where we will enjoy some fresh fruit. The second stop will be for an authentic Costa Rican lunch, you’ll also learn about the growing, harvesting, production of chocolate, medical plants, fruits and sugar cane.

Finally, you will learn about sugar cane in Costa Rica. Your guide will help you extract sugar cane in a traditional fashion, and you’ll get to enjoy a glass of pure sugar cane juice. A sweet ending to a sweet tour! 

More Info

Strong physical condition and a thirst for adventure is required. Rafters must be 18 years of age to participate in this trip, and done Class IV rafting before.

Upon arrival to the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then briefyou with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids!

Tour Includes: transportation,towels, a bilingual river guide, authentic Costa Rican Organic Farm Lunch and fresh fruit.

Photos Services  ONLY $40

Our “paparrazzi” photographer will be around to catch the best action “carnage” of the trip 

Approximate river time:  between 2 and 2 1/2 Hours of pure adrenaline on the water, 6 miles of fun,

What to bring:  simple dry clothing, such as shorts and a t-shirt, swimsuit, sunscreen, shoes that will stay on your feet, sport sandals and water shoes are recommended, a change of clothing.

Tour Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.

Trip Duration: about 6 hours

 

RESERVATION POLICIES

Cancellation by guests

Sometimes your plans may change or unavoidable situations arise that necessitate having to cancel or change your trip plans… we understand that. We provide you with a generous 72-hour cancellation policy for individual bookings, and 7 days for groups of 9 or more, group deposits are non refundable. Please note that our trips depart rain or shine.

However, please understand that once your trip is booked we reserve your space, assign staff and resources to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Since few of these costs are recoverable at the last minute, cancellations or reschedules inside of 48 hours (7 days for groups of 9 or more) of your scheduled trip departure are non-refundable and you will be fully charged. 

Cancellation by Costa Rica Descents

Although we rarely cancel our trips, Costa Rica Descents reserve the right to cancel any trips due to low or dangerously high water levels, weather and related conditions or insufficient bookings, a full refund will be made available in this event.

If we do have to cancel we will do everything in our power to offer a comparable substitution, and if we do have time we will contact you to offer a solution, unless river levels rise overnight. As soon as we know we will let you know and at that time you can either cancel with a full refund, or you can choose the solution that we have offered.

Liability

Although we take every precaution to ensure that you have a safe and fun trip, white water rafting does have inherent risks.
release/waiver must be signed prior to the trip and is a condition of participation