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In the grandest canyon of the Balsa River, experience the excitement, serenity, joy and enchanting beauty of the river as it transforms this divine chasm and those who venture down it.

Upon arrival at the river we will gear you up with a life jacket, helmet and paddle and then brief you with a full safety orientation talk. Finally, it is time to take off down the rapids! Make sure you are in good physical condition to do this activity. 

Two incredible days of tropical white-water rafting will offer a unique, tranquil and unforgettable camping experience and an opportunity to get closer to nature. It’s one of Costa Rica’s loveliest and most exciting destinations for rafting. This tour takes you down some of the swiftest parts of the river, including some class III & IV rapids, pauses for a night of tent camping, and continues with a second day on the river. 

Finally, you will learn about the growing, harvesting, production of chocolate, medical plants, fruits and sugar cane. 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!

Tour Includes: Transportation, towels, a bilingual river guide, 2 lunches, breakfast, dinner, fresh fruit, 1 night of tent camping, and 2 days of rafting.

Photos Services  ONLY $60 Our “paparrazzi” photographer will be around to catch the best action of the trip.

Approximate river time:  Day one – 2 to 2 1/2 hours of pure adrenaline covering 6 miles of river. Day two – approximately 3 hours more of adrenaline while rafting 5 more miles

What to bring:  Simple dry clothing (like shorts and a t-shirt), swimsuit, sunscreen, shoes that will stay on your feet (sport sandals or water shoes are recommended), and a change of clothing.

Tour Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.

Trip Duration:2 day

Price:$270pp

RECOMMENDED AGES: 10 -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 72 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. A release/waiver must be signed prior to the trip and is a condition of participation.

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