Off-Site Tours – Adventure

ADVENTURE TOURS

Ecoglide Zip Lining in Arenal

You’ll feel just like a bird as you fly above the treetops of the rainforest near the Arenal Volcano on this canopy zip line tour – one of the coolest adventure sports ever! It is a perfect combination of adventure, nature, and adrenaline right at the base of the impressive Arenal Volcano.

We like to work with Ecoglide Arenal Park because they provide small group experiences, incorporate a second security cable and have multiple start times. Ecoglide offers the highest standards of security for zip lining in Costa Rica.

You’ll be geared up at the Ecoglide operations center with all the equipment you need to enjoy a safe and fun adventure, and will receive a safety speech to learn more about what you’ll be doing during the tour. From there, you’ll head to the first canopy platform in an off-road vehicle, and after that, you’ll take off flying!

The zip line platforms at Ecoglide are surrounded by primary rainforest and offer great 360-degree views! You will travel on a total of 13 exciting cables through this well-designed adventure park. The first cable is only 25 meters long, intended to help you feel comfortable with your gear and get you ready to enjoy the rest of your adventure. The thrill increases from cable to cable until you arrive at cable number 12 – the longest cable at an exciting 430 meters (over 1,200 feet)! Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to do a unique and exciting Tarzan Swing. You’ll love this part of the tour!

The Ecoglide canopy zip line guides go out of their way to show you different species of animals and plants — keep an eye out for deer, monkeys, snakes, sloths, frogs, peccaries, raccoons, and a huge variety of birds. These are just some of the animals that often appear during the tour as you enjoy panoramic views of the rainforest.

Zip lining in Costa Rica with Ecoglide is fun for everyone!

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Includes

  • Experienced guides
  • Transport
  • Equipment and tour

Facts

  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes, secure shoes, GoPro camera, insect repellent, sunscreen, raincoat in case of rain.
  • Recommended ages: 7 to 85
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Departs: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Price: $55 per person / Kids: $50
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Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping

Go beyond the canyoning that you already know and try this intense Costa Rican adventure.

Gravity Falls Canyon is located deep in the Costa Rican countryside in the mountains by La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. Operated by Desafio Adventures, the tour company provides transportation from La Fortuna/Arenal area hotels to this pristine wilderness deep inside an isolated canyon.

When you get there, your guides will suit you up with high-quality harnesses and helmets before you begin your once-in-a-lifetime rainforest adventure. You will start off with a heart-pumping rappel down an impressive 140-foot tropical waterfall, dropping into a large, deep pool of incredibly crystal-clear water. This will prepare you for more adrenaline-pumping adventures of this multi-sport canyon adventure.

You’ll hike through the rainforest to a continuous series of waterfalls and cliffs. Your professional and experienced guides will help you jump off 10- to 30-foot waterfalls and cliffs into deep canyon pools.

Rain or shine, you are going to have tons of wild water fun and get a chance to see Costa Rican nature up close and personal!

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Includes

  • Transportation
  • Professional Guides
  • High-quality equipment
  • Delicious lunch

Features

  • What to bring: Clothes to get wet in, sturdy water shoes, change of clothes for after the tour, GoPro camera, and a big sense of adventure.
  • Recommended ages: 16 to 55
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Departs: 7:00 a.m.
Price: $125 per person
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Rafting Balsa Class 2-3

Rafting is one of the most-popular activities to do in Costa Rica, and you can enjoy fun Class 2-3 rafting near the Arenal Volcano on the beautiful Balsa River. The Balsa River rafting tour is ideal for first-timers, families with children, all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who are simply looking for a fun rafting adventure in Costa Rica.

We work with Desafio Adventures to operate this tour. They provide top-quality rafting gear, helmets, lifejackets, and paddles, and even a “paparazzi” photographer to catch the best shots during your adventure.

You will paddle down 10 kilometers of continuous, exciting rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc”. Rafting in Costa Rica is a little different than other parts of the world because our rivers have steep gradients with lots of rapids and are a little more technical and shallow, which makes for a fun ride on your rafting trip. And the water is never ice cold!

During your trip down this beautiful river, you’ll see lush vegetation and different kinds of insects, birds and animals, which your eagle-eyed guides will point out along the way. About half-way through the trip, your guides will provide you with a snack of fresh tropical fruit on the river bank. When your rafting adventure is over, a traditional Costa Rican lunch will be served at a charming rural location.

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Includes

  • Transportation
  • Fun and professional guides
  • Tropical fruit break
  • Delicious meal at the end
  • Private river entrance and exit with changing rooms and bathrooms; towels

Facts

  • What to bring: Clothes to get wet in, change of clothes, secure shoes, and a big smile.
  • Recomended ages: 10 to 65
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Departs: 9:00 a.m.
Price: $69 per person / Kids: $62
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Costa Rica Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

Go big on Costa Rica’s best multi-sport canyoning adventure near the Arenal Volcano!

On the Lost Canyon Adventure, you’ll be rappelling down huge waterfalls, jumping into pools, river tracing along the canyon, down-climbing the canyon walls and river boulders, and hiking up through the rainforest. Operated by Desafio Adventures, the Lost Canyon tour packs all kinds of adventure into one of the best canyoning experiences in Costa Rica.

Your professional guides will provide you with high-quality canyoneering gear and give you a full safety talk, complete with safety instructions, demonstrations, and a practice session before you head to the starting point of the Lost Canyon.

More than just rappelling, canyoneering in the Lost Canyon of Costa Rica is a full body work out. You’ll be jumping into pools, sliding down a natural water slide, sitting under waterfalls, pulling yourself up rocks and climbing down others. This is really an experience of a lifetime!

After your adventure, you’ll be able to change into dry clothes before going to the Canyon Café for a well-deserved homemade lunch.

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Includes

  • Tour guide
  • Canyoneering equipment
  • Lunch
  • Transport

Facts

  • What to bring: Clothes to get wet in, change of dry clothes, secure shoes, extra money to buy photos or a T-shirt of your tour, and a sense of adventure.
  • Recommended ages: 13 to 60
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departs: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Price: $99 per person
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Adventure Combos: Canyoning Lost Canyon & Rafting Rio Balsa

Go canyoning and river rafting by the Arenal Volcano all in one fun day on this adventure combo tour by Desafio Adventures.

First, you’ll go canyoneering in the Lost Canyon, where you will rappel down several tropical waterfalls that are up to 200 feet high, jump into pools, climb down through the river canyon on “Mother Nature’s obstacle course”, and hike through the rainforest.

Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious light early lunch or late breakfast at Desafio’s Canyon Café. Your tour photographer will show the photos of your experience, and you may want to bring some extra cash to purchase a photo CD.

Next, it’s time to go rafting! You will drive about 45 minutes to get to the Balsa River for your Class 2-3 whitewater rafting adventure. You will paddle down 10 kilometers of continuous, exciting rapids. About half-way through, you will stop for a snack break and swimming along the river bank. The river is surrounded by beautiful tropical vegetation and there is always an opportunity to spot monkeys and different species of birds.

When you are done rafting, you will go to a nice rural restaurant for a delicious Costa Rican style lunch, and another opportunity to see photos of your adventures.

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Includes

  • Transport to/from your hotel
  • Activities
  • Rafting and canyoneering guides
  • High-quality equipment
  • Meals: light lunch/breakfast, tropical fruit snack, traditional lunch
  • Photographer
  • Towels

Facts

  • What to bring: Secure shoes, clothes to get wet in, a change of dry clothes for after the rafting tour
  • Recommended ages: 13-60
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Departs: 7:00 a.m.
Price: $159 per person
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Arenal Combo Tour: Canyoning & Zip Lining

Get wet and wild rappelling down waterfalls and canyoneering and then soar above the rainforest canopy as you zip line like Tarzan. This day full of adventure is a fun and intense way to get to know the Costa Rican jungle by the Arenal Volcano.

Operated by Desafio Adventures, on the Lost Canyon Adventure, you will rappel down huge waterfalls, jump into pools, climb down the river canyon, and hike up through the rainforest. Talk about adrenaline! Afterward, you can relax and enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to your zip lining adventure.

On the canopy zip line adventure, there are 13 cables in total with some of the longest zip lines in the world that reach up to 850 meters long. You will find yourself high above the rainforest canopy with amazing views of the surrounding hills, mountains, rivers, and the majestic Arenal Volcano forming the best scenic backdrop.

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Includes

  • Transport from/to your hotel
  • Fun and professional guides
  • Delicious lunch
  • Towel
  • Photographer

Facts

  • What to bring: Secure shoes, clothes to get wet in, a change of dry clothes
  • Recommended  ages: 13 to 60
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Departs: 7:00 a.m.
Price: $135 per person
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