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Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) Tours and Tickets

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In 1856 this iconic Costa Rican river transported weapons, soldiers and food during the war against the filibusters. Today, Sarapiqui River (Rio Sarapiquí) has been named a national monument and is one of the country’s top destinations. Adventurous travelers can navigate the raging rapids of level III and IV white waters, while laid back visitors and families searching for fun can opt for a relaxing day tour or rive safari.

The surrounding mountains, as well as the La Selva Biological Reserve are home to scenic landscapes and plenty of wildlife. During a river safari, keep eyes peeled for turtles, sloths, monkeys and iguanas, as well as colorful tropical birds found only here! And travelers who prefer to keep their feet on land can still catch their share of rugged beauty on hikes on the reserve’s epic trails.

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Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class 2-3 Balsa River from La Fortuna

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Experience the thrill of rafting down Costa Rica’s Rio Balsa on this white-water adventure! Following the lead of an experienced guide, you’ll navigate Class II and III rapids as you pass through a lush rain forest landscape. After working up an appetite paddling down the river, enjoy a traditional lunch at a local eatery. Round-trip transport from your La Fortuna hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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Full-Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4 from La Fortuna

Full-Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4 from La Fortuna

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Take a wet and wild ride down the Sarapiquí River on a thrilling white-water rafting tour! Paddle your way through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by the lush tropical scenery of the Costa Rican rain forest. Refuel with a tropical snack on the river bank, and reward your white-water victory with a hearty lunch at an authentic restaurant. The tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD95.00
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White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River | Class II - III from San Jose

White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River | Class II - III from San Jose

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Explore the Sarapiquí River on a guided white-water adventure from Puerto Viejo. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on your journey to La Virgen de Sarapiquí. Plow through class-II rapids that are ideal for both a beginner and an experienced paddler. Enjoy incredible jungle scenery and wildlife on your 10-mile (16-kilometer) trip downriver. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD82.00
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

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Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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Class II-III Rafting and Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Class II-III Rafting and Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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Get a dose of Costa Rica's ‘pura vida’ lifestyle on this full-day combo tour featuring plenty of sweet treats, adventure, and relaxation. Navigate the rapids of the Balsa River on a whitewater rafting trip, learn how to turn raw cacao beans into delicious chocolate at a cacao farm, and savor lunch at a traditional country estate. The tour includes all food, drink, and equipment, plus round-trip transport from La Fortuna hotels for a stress-free day sampling Costa Rican highlights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD100.00
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Safari Float Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Safari Float Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Experience the scenic beauty and wildlife of Costa Rica’s Sarapiqui River on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and begin paddling through lush rainforest. Learn about the region’s biodiversity from a knowledgeable local guide while searching for amphibians, birds, otters, sloths, and other native animals. Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.00
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Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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See some of Costa Rica’s most famous cultural and natural attractions in a single day on this guided tour from San Jose. Travel quickly and hassle-free with a guide who takes you to must-see spots such as the Cartago ruins, the Irazú Volcano, and the Sarapiqui River for an animal-watching boat ride.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD145.00
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White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

White Water River Rafting Class III-IV from La Fortuna-Arenal

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Prepare to ‘take the plunge’ during this fun-filled, full-day, whitewater rafting excursion between Arenal and San Jose. Feel the adrenaline during a safe, but fun, adventure on the Class III and IV rapids of the Rio Sarapiqui or Rio Toro. Rafting equipment, snacks, beverages, and a Costa Rican-style lunch are also included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Zipline & Whitewater Rafting Combo. Private Tour from San Jose

Zipline & Whitewater Rafting Combo. Private Tour from San Jose

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Get your adrenaline pumping double time with this private tour from San Jose combining two of Costa Rica's most popular outdoor adventures. Drive through gorgeous Braulio Carrillo National Park to a tropical secondary forest, where you’ll fly through the treetops on a thrilling 9-cable zipline tour. Then, tackle the class II and III rapids of the Sarapiqui River on a wet and wild whitewater rafting voyage led by an expert guide. Includes round-trip transport from your San Jose hotel in the comfort of a private vehicle.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD265.00
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La Fortuna to San Jose FULL DAY Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

La Fortuna to San Jose FULL DAY Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

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Enjoy one of Costa Rica's top adventures with us on this Sarapiqui River FULL DAY rafting adventure with nearly 22 kilometers of exciting rapids along lush and vibrant rainforest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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San Jose Full Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

San Jose Full Day Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui Jungle Run Class 3-4

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Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate rafter, whitewater rafting in a new place has unknown challenges you might collide with. Tackle those challenges safely with a guide and group during this Sarapiqui River Whitewater Rafting Experience from San Jose. You’ll cruise down more than 45 class III and IV rapids.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Sarapiqui River Costa Rica White Water Rafting tour from Arenal, La Fortuna

Sarapiqui River Costa Rica White Water Rafting tour from Arenal, La Fortuna

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Experience a Sarapiqui rafting adventure on the most exciting section of the Sarapiqui River. You will love this exciting, intense adventure through the Costa Rican jungle! Make your way through exciting rapids like “Morning Coffee,” “The Terminator,” and “Dos Locos.” Peer up at the canyon walls dripping with waterfalls and take in the majestic views of the mountains and volcanoes in the distance.  Our highly qualified Instructors will make you feel comfortable and safe while rafting. Plus, they will point out a variety of birds, wildlife, trees, and other flora and fauna along the way.  This activity is perfect for intermediate rafters, or those who are physically fit and are willing to paddle and work as a team. The minimum age to participate is 14 years and must be comfortable in white water, in good physical condition, and be able to paddle. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD199.00
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class III-IV

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Prepare to get wet and wild as you tackle the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River on this half- or full-day white-water rafting adventure from La Virgen. Marvel over the dramatic scenery and lush rainforest of the Sarapiqui canyon as you hurtle downstream, then re-fuel with lunch (full-day tour only) or refreshments by the waterfront. Best of all: the rapids are suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 14 can give it a go!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD78.00
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Kayak Jungle Tour - Sarapiqui River - Costa Rica

Kayak Jungle Tour - Sarapiqui River - Costa Rica

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Beginner kayakers are at ease on this Sarapiqui River kayaking tour. Roll over mild class I and II rapids on your way to wildlife watching zones along the river, which runs through a biodiverse section of the jungle. You might see tropical birds, wild orchids, and more as you follow your guide along the course.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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White Water Rafting Class II- III From Sarapiquí

White Water Rafting Class II- III From Sarapiquí

For experienced and keen rafters, this guided, full-day, white-water rafting adventure that traverses 12 class IV technical rapids presents an exciting challenge. Get your adrenaline pumping as you tackle 6.5-miles (11-kilometers) of the Sarapiquí River with your fellow rafters and certified guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD62.00
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Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River

Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River

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Experience the bio diversity and natural majesty of Costa Rica’s most-visited nature reserve on this full-day, guided tour to La Paz Waterfall gardens with safari boat tour on the Sarapiqui River included. Learn about and see exotic animals and insects living in the animal sanctuary. Relax during a boat cruise as your guide points out monkeys, birds, sloth, ocelots, jaguar and more along the shore line.
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  • 10 hours
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USD225.00
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USD225.00
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Semi Private La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River from San Jose

Semi Private La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River from San Jose

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See Costa Rica’s iconic La Paz waterfall during this full-day guided, tour with animal sanctuary visit and an eco-boat ride down the famous Sarapiqui River. Get up close and personal with toucans and monkeys and learn about the five waterfalls, flowers, and rainforest within the sanctuary. Afterward, absorb the biodiversity on a relaxing boat trip down the Sarapiqui river ecosystem surrounded by wildlife in the water and on land.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD225.00
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USD225.00
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Jungle & Islands Expedition 5 Days Vacation Package

Jungle & Islands Expedition 5 Days Vacation Package

Enjoy some of the best Costa Rica destinations and tours with this amazing vacation package for 5 days and 4 nights. From capital city San Jose, you will visit Tortuga Island. Located in the Nicoya´s Gulf, Tortuga Island is considered on the most beautiful islands in the country. This tour includes bus transfer to Puntarenas province where a deluxe catamaran boat will be waiting for you for a journey around the islands of the gulf for about 90 minutes. Once at the island, enjoy the white sand beach, sport activities, lunch on the beach and free time for explore the area on your own. As a second tour, visit Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall in a private tour, Fortuna Town and have a pleasant and relaxing time at Baldi Hot Springs. The next day, have a blast with our exclusive and world class whitewater rafting tour at Pacuare River. This package is a great option for adventurers and nature lovers looking for amazing experiences in Costa Rica
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  • 5 days
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USD1,199.00
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

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Discover Costa Rica’s historic sites, natural wonders, and native wildlife on this full-day tour from San Jose. Learn more about Costa Rica’s former capital at the Cartago ruins, admire views of Irazú Volcano, spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Sarapiquí River, and take in the highlights of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and all activities.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD154.00
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USD154.00

4-Day Costa Rica Weekend Warrior in Arenal

4-Day Costa Rica Weekend Warrior in Arenal

With just four days to explore the Arenal Volcano region from San Jose, this action-packed itinerary will ensure you get your fill of adrenaline. Go white water rafting along the rapids of the Sarapiqui River, hike through the rainforest, and enjoy canyoning in the Lost Canyon, including a thrilling waterfall rappel. Accommodation and transfers are included.
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  • 4 days
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USD649.00
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San Jose Whitewater Rafting One Day Tour on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

San Jose Whitewater Rafting One Day Tour on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

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If you’re wanting to get on the water while in Costa Rico, but nervous of class four and five level rapids, this Sarapiqui River Whitewater Rafting Tour from San Jose is the perfect solution. Rapids during this tour are only class two and three, and a guide helps you navigate the river with ease. Catch sight of the surrounding wildlife and plants as you cruise. Plus, lunch is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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San José to La Fortuna Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

San José to La Fortuna Whitewater Rafting on the Sarapiqui River Class 2-3

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If you’re traveling from San Jose to La Fortuna/Arenal, get there the fun and adventurous way on a whitewater rafting tour and transfer. After pickup in San Jose, gear up for a thrilling ride down the class II and III rapids of the Sarapiqui River. Recharge over an included Costa Rican lunch before getting dropped off at your La Fortuna lodging to start the next chapter of your trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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Escape the city for a day in the wild on this full-day tour from the San Jose area, including a cruise down the Sarapiqui River, visits to various animal sanctuaries at the Black Madero private wildlife reserve, and a typical buffet lunch. Make it easy to see Costa Rica’s famous wildlife on this inclusive tour featuring a sample of popular rain forest and river activities in and around Braulio Carrillo National Forest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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