Arenal to San Jose Rafting Balsa River Class 2-3 with Ziplining and lunch
Turn your day of travel into a day of fun and adventure with our Adventure Connection Rafting and Ziplining between San Jose and La Fortuna Arenal. Experience an action packed travel day doing a famous ziplining tour followed by rafting on our Adventure Connection Transfer with Tour. This Arenal adventure tour is perfect tour for those who want to try rafting and ziplining at the same time to get a taste of Costa Rican adventure and then finish with a delicious traditional lunch!
Start your day off with a scenic drive to the San Luis Canopy tour where you will get to soar above the rainforest canopy and admire the rainforest and rivers from a bird's perspective. Next, get your adrenaline rushing with a thrilling rafting trip down the famous Balsa River, checking out all of the wildlife and vegetation that is abundant there!
You'll drive along the Pan-American highway, making your way through the Los Angeles cloud forest to the San Luis Canopy zipline tour.
This unique ziplining tour takes about an hour and a half with tree-top canopy zipline cables between 50 to 550 meters long and up to 106 meters high! This is one of the best ziplining tours from San Jose.
As you zip from tree to tree, you'll see spectacular views of the beautiful mountains, the rushing Cataraticas River, impressive waterfalls and lush rainforest.
The "Elevator” is one of the thrilling attractions of San Luis that makes the tour unique: it securely lifts visitors high above the forest canopy, granting a paramount view of the surrounding area!
After the canopy zipline tour, you’ll get a second dose of adrenaline-pumping fun: we’ll head about 30 minutes to Desafio's private entrance of the Balsa River and prepare for a thrilling Costa Rica whitewater rafting experience.
You'll receive thorough rafting lessons, safety instructions and high quality rafting gear before embarking on an unforgettable journey down the famous Balsa River. This is one of the best rafting trips in Costa Rica.
You’ll cruise your way through over 25 exciting rapids of class 2 and 3, giving you enough time and opportunities to see plenty of nature and wildlife, lush vegetation, jungle vines, tropical birds, and sometimes even monkeys and sloths!
About half way through, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the rapids from the shore, relaxing with the rest of the group and enjoying a refreshing tropical fruit break.
Next, head to a lovely rural restaurant to enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch. Have you ever had a Casado? A traditional "Casado" is a full spread of rice and beans, vegetables, salad and your choice of beef, chicken or fish. There are plenty of vegetarian options and we can assist with just about any dietary needs such as gluten free and vegan. You will love this farm to table meal with Desafio.
When the day is done, relax in our comfortable, air-conditioned vans as we drive you to your new vacation destination just in time for sunset! You’ll consider this day one of the best you’ve had on your Costa Rica vacation!
For events that could happen beyond our control 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 and will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run.
Our Adventure Connection Transfer with Tour options offer flexibility and convenience when traveling between the San José Metropolitan Area and the Arenal Volcano. We include pick-ups from nearly all San José major hotels and there is no additional charge for pick-ups and drop-offs in Alajuela.