Good morning sunshine! Are you ready for an all-day adventure? Good because we've got a lot in store for you today. We're going to saunter through the Arenal rainforest, discover the La Fortuna Waterfalls and experience the region’s best white water rafting river. How do you pack all that into one day? In three ways: on horseback, on our own two feet, and lastly, on a raft. Let's get this party started!
Horseback Riding La Fortuna
It's early in the morning, but we've got a lot to do! Let's get our healthy, strong and well-behaved horses to assist on this first leg, shall we? First on our checklist is horseback riding Arenal's beautiful rainforest region. Our friendly bilingual guide will pair us up with the best horse for our size and skill level, and then off we go! Wide, well-maintained trails are easy to navigate and allow us to take in the gorgeous rolling green hills of La Fortuna's serene lowland junglescape.
La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Awake yet? Good, now go take a hike! After we say "adios" to our horses, it's time to make our way to one of the more impressive stops on our tour. Next stop on our checklist? A visit with the incredible 70 meter waterfall, aptly called La Fortuna Waterfall. Take a listen from the trail head, the La Fortuna Waterfall is as powerful as it sounds!
The La Fortuna hiking trails will bring us down, down, down via well-manicured steps surrounded by misty jungle. As we arrive at the base, the rushing water cascades down from high above and we've got time for a quick dip if you're in the mood. Keep in mind, all that hiking down means we have to come back up, so a cooling dip may be the perfect way to prepare for your ascent.
White Water Rafting La Fortuna - Balsa River Class II/III Rapids
Well if you weren't in the mood for a dip before, you should get in the mood fast! White water rafting Balsa river is up next, and you're about to get soaked! Calm pools spill out into long drops, and suddenly adrenaline-pumping Class II-III rapids are coming right at you! During this somewhat challenging but very fun ride, don't forget to look around once in a while, because the scenery along the Balsa River is gorgeous.
Rafting Costa Rica, hiking La Fortuna Waterfalls & horseback riding Arenal rainforest: 3 of the most fun things to do in La Fortuna, all at once!
Everyone at Real Deal Tours loves a good adventure, and we love bringing the best of the best adventures straight to you! Nothing beats this full day of exciting activities, and with the Real Deal Tours you will always be getting the best deals. Don't miss out. Book your Costa Rica eco adventure combo now!
Balsa River Paddle, Arenal Saddle & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike Super Combo Details
Costa Rica Rafting, Horseback Riding & La Fortuna Waterfall Hiking Combo Tour Includes:
- * Round Trip Transportation From Most La Fortuna Hotels
- * Bilingual Certified Rafting Guides
- * 1.5 – 2 Hrs White Water Rafting Balsa River
- * Arenal Horseback Riding Tour
- * La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
- * All Safety Gear & Instruction
- * Fresh Fruit Snacks on the River
- * Typical Costa Rican Lunch
- * Cold Beverages (water, juice & beer)
Departures: Departs daily around 7:00am. Pick up included for most hotels in La Fortuna. Pick up for hotels around Arenal available at additional charge. Please note your hotel and exact meeting instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: Approximately 9 hours including transportation.
Costa Rica Rafting, Horseback Riding & La Fortuna Waterfall Hiking Combo Tour Recommendations:
- * Bathing Suit
- * Quick Dry Clothing & Change of Clothes (long pants for horseback ride)
- * Secure Shoes Such as Sports Sandals or Tennis Shoes
- * Eco-Friendly Sunscreen (bio-degradable to protect the river)
- * Eco-Friendly Bug Repellant
- * Waterproof Camera (Go Pro’s are available for rent)
- * Cash for tour balance, professional photos, additional food, beverages, souvenirs & tips for your guides
Children: Minimum age is 8 years old.
Restrictions: River rafting in Costa Rica is a fun yet challenging activity. You must be in good physical condition to participate. The Class II/III rapids of the Balsa River are considered fairly easy to navigate. For more information on the classes of rivers, see our blog.
Insider Tip: This is a long day, packed with adventure! You’ll want extra clothes, preferably quick-dry items and items you can layer. You definitely want water shoes! You definitely do NOT want flip-flops!
Reserve Your Balsa River Paddle, Arenal Saddle & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike Super Combo Now
The Real Deal: $123.00
Balsa River Paddle, Arenal Saddle & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike Super Combo Tour deposit is $25.00 per person.
(The balance of $98.00 per person must be paid in cash the day of the tour)
This tour departs at 7:00 AM.