Arenal Mambo Combo Canyoning Rafting Adventure
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  • The MAMBO COMBO Rappel + Raft is an adventure of a lifetime
  • Our Costa Rica COMBO tour is considered one of the most popular and best tours in Costa Rica.
  • Make the most of your limited vacation time
  • Combine the exciting Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering and rafting on the beautiful Río Balsa for a full-day of pure adrenaline
  • Make new friends in Costa Rica on the Desafio MAMBO COMBO.
  • The best way to spend a day in La Fortuna with Desafio MAMBO COMBO.
  • Canyoning in Arenal, Costa Rica in the Lost Canyon is a true rush with Desafio.

Arenal MAMBO COMBO Canyoning Lost Canyon Whitewater Rafting

The best of Arenal COMBO Adventure!


Arenal MAMBO COMBO Canyoning Lost Canyon & Rafting Rio Balsa

Go Canyoning and Rafting all in one fun day in Arenal on Desafio's exclusove MAMBO COMBO!

Make the most of your limited vacation time with our MAMBO COMBO Rappel and Raft tour near the Arenal Volcano Costa Rica.

Strap on your harness and rappel yourself down several tropical waterfalls that are up to 200 feet high. You will also get to river-trace, hike, free-fall and down-climb through what we call "mother nature's obstacle course". If you love forest adventures that challenge you mentally and physically, you'll love Canyoneering in the Lost Canyon. After you hike back up to the Canyon House, enjoy a delicious light early lunch or late breakfast and take a look at all of the photos of your experience. You may want to bring some extra cash to purchase a photo CD.

Next, it's time to go rafting! You can keep the same adventure clothes on because you are going to experience water like never before on the Rio Balsa rafting trip near La Fortuna Costa Rica. You will need to jump back on the Desafio Jungle Limo to make your way back down the Lost Canyon mountainside.

You will might up with fello rafters as we drive about 45 minutes to the class 2-3 Balsa River. You will be able to see a lot of beautiful nature and get tons more adrenaline!

The Balsa River starts off with class 3 rapids at the beginning and allows you to challenge your strength and newly learned rafting skills! Make your way through fun rapids like Rock Around the Clock and much more!

About half-way through, we'll stop and have a break for swimming, drinks and snacks before we head through the second half of the river.

This is where the class 2 rapids begin, which allow you to relax and soak in the beautiful nature and spot howler monkeys and different species of birds. When you are done your rafting adventure we'll head to a nice rural restaurant and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican style lunch. You will have another opportunity to see photos of your adventures to purchase and later show off to all of your friends and family back home.

Here you will have a chance to change into your dry clothes and relax in our air-conditioned vans equipped with free Wifi. We will then drop you off at your La Fortuna hotel to relax from your jam-packed day of adventure!

Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions for Canyoning and Rafting if you want to learn more about our tours:

FAQs for Canyoning in Costa Rica

FAQs for Rafting in Costa Rica


  • Transport to/from your hotel and activities; the best rafting and canyoneering guides in Costa Rica; high quality safety gear; traditional snack; tropical fruit break; delicious lunch; towel; photographer; lots of adventure


  • 13-60 YEARS


  • 9 Hrs


  • Secure shoes; clothes to get wet in; a change of clothes for after the rafting tour; appetite for adventure


  • 7:00am


We have created these fun COMBO tours to help you economize time and money on your vacation - we will coordinate your tour pick-ups and drop-offs and in some COMBOS, you may have a short break back at your hotel to take a breather before the next tour. Please keep your itinerary with you so you are aware of your COMBO logistics.

Have a look at our Adventure Waiver if you have questions about our Costa Rica adventure tour policies.



Recommended ages 13-60. For reasons beyond our control (climate, river levels, etc.), we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options so you don`t miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. This adventure involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so you must be in good physical condition!

While the recommended weight limit for our canyoneering (rappelling) tour and most zip line tours is 220 lbs (100 kilos) it’s more about waist size than weight as the ropes (canyoneering) and cables (zip lines) are rated for well over 220 lbs but the maximum waist size for the harnesses used for these tours is 42 inches. So if you are a little over 220 lbs but your waist is less than 42 inches you can still do these tours.

NOTE: We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up
ZONE 1: 1-22 pax: No extra charge
ZONE 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory Lodge, Arenal Lodge & The Springs Resort: $20 per trip or $40 roundtrip. ZONE 3: Rancho Margot, Linda Vista, Arenal Vista: $25; $50 rndtrp
ZONE 4: Leaves & Lizards, V. Hermosa, Tilajari: $35/trip; $70 rndtrp



I absolutely loved my tours booked with desafio! This company was one of the highlights of my 2 weeks in Costa Rica! Waterfall repelling was my favorite!! I. Also loved the canyoneering, white water rafting and zip line tour! I will continue to reccomend this company to my friends! P.s... all of the guides were so much fun!!!!!
Aimee - March 27, 2017 at 3:40 PM
We just got back from Costa Rica and went on the Mambo Combo tour on our second to last day there. It was PHENOMENAL. My husband and I are pretty adventurous and have done a lot of things from Sea-trekking to Ziplining to Parasailing, etc. but the Canyoneering/Rappelling experience was simply awesome! Probably my favorite thing I've ever done. It's a mix between rappelling, climbing down rocks, and flat out "hiking" through the river. Whitewater Rafting was also a blast, and we had a great trip down the Balsa River with Jordan. Jorge was another one of our guides on the whitewater rafting part, and he was great, too. All in all, this was probably the best tour on our whole trip, and we had a pretty amazing trip altogether. We also added a hot springs "tour" to this day, so the guides/bus driver were accommodating and dropped us off at the hot spring on the way back to the hotels rather than going back for another transport; it made for a nice top-off to our long, exerting day! I would HIGHLY recommend Desafio tours and will most definitely be using them whenever I go back to Costa Rica ! :)
Becky - April 19, 2016 at 9:50 PM
Had an amazing time on the Mambo Combo! Staff was great! Definitely worth the money!
Jennifer - June 25, 2016 at 9:41 PM
We did 5 tours in Costa Rica, and the Desafio Mambo Combo Rappel + Raft tour was by far the most fun. All of the guides were super enthusiastic and funny. The activities were exciting and fun while also being a great way to experience the Costa Rican landscape. They also feed you, and the food is amazing. Would highly recommend this tour! Side note: Hérnan was the best guide ever!!! He was super energetic, informative, and hilarious. It made our white water rafting trip exponentially more fun than it would have been otherwise. Muchas gracias!
Sara - July 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM
We did the Mambo Combo! What an Awesome day! All the guides were great! Very friendly, and professional! Very knowledgable in the activities we were participating in. Transportation was comfortable and timely! Food was excellent Costa Rican meal! Would highly recommend! Great day of adventure doing the mambo combo!!!!
Shannon - May 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
The Mambo Combo was recommended to us and it did not disappoint!!! The four of us (ages 51, 46, and two 15 year old girls) ALL had a blast. Our guides were terrific - professional and playful. They kept us laughing and made even challenging parts of the day seem safe and manageable.
Tanya H - January 1, 2017 at 7:35 PM

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