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2 Day Arenal Rafting & Rainforest

2 Day Arenal Rafting & Rainforest

2 Days | 1 Nights - From $259 USD* per person

Destinations Visited: Arenal

Raft down the Balsa River on Class II-III rapids through the verdant pastureland and secondary forest. Enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch and rest at your hotel in the edge of the Children's Eternal Rainforest.


  • Ground transportation from/to your hotel in San Jose
  • 1 night standard accommodations at Chachagua Rainforest Lodge

Activities Included

  • Whitewater rafting class II-III rapids on the Balsa River
  • Cultural Lunch tour
  • Chachagua Waterfall self-guided tour


Day 1 Whitewater Rafting in Arenal

Meet your bilingual guide early morning at your hotel in San Jose.  Jump in a shared-ride shuttle for a three-hour journey to Arenal. Raft down the Balsa River on Class II-III rapids through the verdant pastureland and secondary forest; Get ready for your best lunch with traditional Costa Rican homemade food sourced-locally and cooked on an authentic, wood-burning stove! Then, drive through the rolling hills and arrive at your hotel for a welcome dinner and reception where you'll meet and get to know your fellow travelers.
Meals: Snack, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Chachagua Rainforest Lodge (or similar)

Day 2: Chachagua Waterfall self-guided Tour & head to San Jose or other destination

Rise and shine!  Follow the Chachagua trail to the waterfall and bathe on it. Get breakfast.  Your shared-ride shuttle will pick you at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. 
Meal: Breakfast

* Price is for reference only, subject to availability and the confirmation at the time of booking.

All prices are per person (8 years old & above) based on double occupancy in standard rooms & traveling during a year except on Easter Week, the last two weeks of December and first two weeks of January.

Prices do not include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Tours are subject to a two-passenger minimum (or management discretion), weather conditions and age limit. reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and provide an alternative tour.

Local Weather


Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 83 28 68 20 7.48 192 n/a
Feb. 84 29 67 20 5.14 132 n/a
Mar. 86 30 69 20 3.58 92 n/a
Apr. 87 31 69 21 3.7 95 n/a
May 88 31 70 21 10.23 262 n/a
Jun. 86 30 71 22 16.15 414 n/a
Jul. 85 30 71 22 19.87 509 n/a
Aug. 85 30 72 22 17.05 437 n/a
Sep. 86 30 70 21 16.07 412 n/a
Oct. 85 30 70 21 16.98 435 n/a
Nov. 83 29 71 22 12 308 n/a
Dec. 82 28 70 21 10.1 259 n/a

Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

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