Rafting Balsa River Class II & III $65.00

A fun combination of whitewater thrills and areas where the water is docile enough to jump in and go for a swim. This is perfect for a family adventure and for beginners. Wildlife abound in this section of the Balsa so keep an eye out for sloths, iguanas, howler monkeys and a vast array of tropical birds. However this trip is not all about relaxation. The rolling, tumbling class 2-3 rapids will be enough to bring laughter and excitement to the whole family. The trip will be guided by our awesome and safe guides that could make a puddle of mud fun. As with every trip, there will be one stop for locally grown, organic fruits and another stop 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!

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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 of the trip 

Approximate river time:  between 2 and 2 1/2 Hours of pure adrenaline on the water, 7 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

RECOMMENDED AGES

  • 5-65 YEAR

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