Make the most of your time in the area with these great adrenaline-loaded packages:
Rappel and Rafting
A full-water combo to get your adrenaline going! In the morning enjoy five rappels, four of which are along side or right in waterfalls, and one dry rock face. After rappelling we will head over to the Balsa River and enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white-water action on the beautiful tropical Balsa river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as Magnetic Rock and Dredges. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and a cold drink followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch. A great package of adrenaline, fun and adventure.
Includes: Fresh fruit break, cold drink, lunch
Departure Time: 7:15 am; Return 4:00 pm
Canopy and Rafting
Check our special rafting and zipline package. We have teamed up with a zip line to provide you all the fun you are looking for in one action-packed day! The raft and zip line package is designed for extreme thrills. You’ll gear up for an exciting zip through the rainforest canopy, then spend the second half of the day rafting with a heart-pumping run through the class 2/3 Balsa rapids.
Includes: Fresh fruit break, cold drink, lunch
Departure Time: 7:45 am; Return 4:00 pm
The pineapple and rafting tour combo tour is a great way to get a taste of local culture and a big adrenaline fix.
The day begins with a 2-hour tour led by pineapple workers whose colorful commentary weaves history, facts and trivia into an authentic pineapple plantation experience. Your guide will explain the pineapple growing process, and cut pineapples right from the fields for you to taste the varying stages. You'll learn first-hand why field-ripened pineapple are so much better than most of the ones you find at your grocery store back home.
After the farm you continue onwards to the river to experience the excitement and adrenalin of white water rafting on this half day adventure on the Class 2/3 Balsa River. After meeting with your river guide we will drive 30 minutes to the put in where the fun begins! Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as Magnetic Rock and Dredges. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks before we head to our lunch spot, that is a tour in itself. La Casona Rio Fortuna is a traditional country estate with the aim to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica. You will enjoy a delious typical lunch prepared on the original wood stove and served in a traditional way.
Departure Time: Fortuna, 9 am; return 4:30 pm
Includes: Transportation to/from Fortuna, farm tour, rafting, fresh fruit and drinks and lunch.
Adventure and Hot Springs
Enjoy a day of adrenaline and activities and then relax at The Springs. You can choose from two of the following activities for your day:
Guided Nature Tour
Climbing Wall and Ropes Challenge Course
When you are finished with your selected activities, you may stay and enjoy the hot springs and restaurants at the resort as well. The Adventure Package includes hot springs, an authentic Costa Rican lunch, hiking trails, river pools and jungle cat tour.
Times: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Includes: Lunch, hot springs access, jungle cat tour.
ATV and Rafting Challenge
Savor the powerful presence of the Arenal Volcano as you visit the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall lookout point on your own ATV Quad. Ride through exotic tropical plantations of banana, papaya, yucca, avocado, black pepper and fruit trees. Continue your quest by cooling off in natural, crystal-clear waters at our famous “El Salto” River and Tarzan Swing. Then spend the second half of the day rafting with a heart-pumping run through the class 2/3 Balsa rapids.
Includes: Fresh fruit break, cold drink, lunch
Departure Time: 7:30 am; Return 4:00 pm
Price: $145.00 single; Double $109 per person (2 people on ATV)
Canopy / Zip Line Tours
From the base of the Arenal Volcano to the cloud forest of San Lorenzo we work with several outstanding canopy and zip line tour crews. You will be able to see different birds as well as monkeys and sloths. Some of the canopy tours include a Tarzan Swing, while others have a Superman line where you can go head first. The journey is completely safe with state of the art equipment and highly trained professional guides.
Departure Time: daily from 8:00 am
Duration: 90 minutes to 2 1/2 Hours
Includes: Transportation from La Fortuna, professional guides, all safety equipment, and soft drinks.
Price: Adults: $45 - $73 pp
Canyoning Waterfall Rappel
Your tour begins with a 30-minute 4x4 drive into the tropical rain forest outside the town of La Fortuna, in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. We trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, a place very few people get to experience. Along the way we will have the chance to discover the secrets that lie hidden deep within the canyon.
From the first waterfall we will rappel down from the top into the beautiful and pristine canyon below. The adventure includes several rappels, three of which are along waterfalls, and one dry rock face. Then it is just a short trek out of the canyon where we jump into the vehicles and head back to the base camp.
“Great time! Great people! Super fun! I’ve climbed all over … and this was COOL!”
Jim Turk, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Departure Time: 7:30 am or 12:30 pm
Duration: 4 1/2 Hours
Includes: Transportation from La Fortuna, professional guides, all safety equipment, and lunch.
Price: Five Rappels: $98;
Four Rappels: $95
White Water Rafting Class 3 and 4
Our most popular tour
Join us for a great day of rafting. Set deep in the Costa Rican rain forests and fed by waters from the Poas Volcano, the river winds 12 km (about 8 miles) through the canyon filled with dramatic scenery and heart pumping excitement. The River offers some of Costa Rica’s best white water with big waves, technical rapids and continuous white water. This trip is full of nonstop class three and four rapids, making for a great day of white water rafting!
Our journey begins with a one hour scenic drive through the Eastern portion of central Costa Rica, through the beautiful pineapple, papaya, and yucca fields, with Volcano Arenal set in the backdrop. We make a few stops at the Iguana Bridge and to try some local sugarcane. Once we reach our destination, our trained/skilled guides will review the rules and safety guidelines for the river. Then we will take the PLUNGE and head down river. We will enjoy the spectacular scenery and a thrilling ride. Halfway through our journey we will “re-fuel” on the river bank and enjoy some delicious tropical fruit while soaking in the tropical surroundings. At the end of our journey we will indulge in ice cold refreshments followed by a typical Costa Rican lunch filled with Gallo Pinto and fresh fruits. So come challenge yourself and RIDE THE BULL! (We recommend the Toro River for those looking for adventure who are between the age of 12 and 60)
Departure Time: 8:30 am (Fortuna Canter) everyday
Return Time: 4:00 pm
Price: Adult 1 Person: $89
Class 4-plus and Class 5 trips also available. E-mail us for more information.
White Water Half Day Rafting Class 2 and 3
Balsa / San Carlos River
Experience the excitement of white water rafting on this half day adventure on the Balsa/San Carlos River with rapids graded class two and three. Your white water rafting experience starts with a pickup from your hotel. You will meet your river guide and will be transferred thirty five minutes to the put in where the fun begins. We will stop along the way to see the “blue jeans” poisonous dart frog and see the “channel #5 tree”.
Once at the put in your bilingual guides will explain the safety procedures before embarking down the river. We will enjoy up to two exhilarating hours of white water action. Once at the San Carlos Bridge we end our journey and enjoy a swim.
Departure Time: 10:30 am (Fortuna Center); 11:10 am (Tree Houses)
Return Time: 2:30 pm
Includes: Quality Service, transportation to and from your hotel, bilingual guides, towels, and lunch!
Price: Adult 1 Person: $70
Special prices for Tree Houses guests. E-mail for more information.
Hot Rocks Kayak & Hot Springs Combo
The Inflatable Kayak, or Duckie, is a great alternative to rafting and the perfect way to experience the exhilaration of piloting your own craft down the river. Inflatable kayaking is unique because you are in control of your own raft at all times. Duckies are agile and sturdy enough to take on serious rapids and ride low in the water giving even small waves the experience of being more intense.
The Arenal River in Costa Rica, is a beautiful class II river located at the base of the Arenal Volcano. The Arenal River winds throughout the Arenal Canyon offering spectacular views of lush tropical scenery and wildlife.
You will start your adventure at the Arenal river bridge where our experienced instructors will take you through a thorough equipment check, river safety lesson, instruct you on the fine art of paddling a Duckie and lead you through the class II rapids of the Arenal River. Along the way, we will stop midway to refuel with fresh tropical fruits and at the end of our adventure will enjoy ice cold refreshments.
Relax at the end of your adventure with entrance to the the exclusive Springs Resort with some of the most beautiful Hot & Cold Springs, Mineral Pools and Waterfalls in the region. You will also have access to Perdido Springs (Lost Springs). You will also experience the Las Lagunas (The Lagoons) which includes two acres of lush landscaping and an assortment of multi-level sun and shade terraces surrounding twelve semi-private pools. We will also include a small visit to the wildcats rescue center with over 30 endangered species of wildcats under rehabilitation. Your entrance will include either lunch or dinner, depending on your arrival time.
Departure Time: 8:30 am and 1:30 pm (la Fortuna Center)
Includes: Guides, refreshments, lunch or dinner and admission to The Springs
Price: Adult 1 Person: $115
The Farm Tour
We start at La Pradera Hotel. After an explanation of how to safely drive, the security rules and driving practice, we will go to a private farm, through beautiful scenery with trees, birds, and animals. We will go all the way up to a very high point on the base of the Volcano Arenal. From there you can see all of the Arenal area and the majestic Arenal Volcano. There we will have a drink and after a break we are all ready for the rest of the adventure. We will drive to the Arenal River, going through the town of La Guaria. Once at the river you can take a refreshing shower and rest for a while before heading back to the hotel.
Departure Time: 7:30 am, 11:00 am, or 2:30 pm
Duration: 3 Hours
Includes: Transportation from La Fortuna, professional guides, all safety equipment, and snacks.
Package Price: Adult 1 Person: $85; Adult 2 Persons 1 ATV: $99