White Water Rafting and Chocolate Tour Combo in Arenal Volcano
A full adrenalin water combo sure to kick start your vacation! Your trip begins with a 30-minute 4×4 drive into the tropical rainforest outside the town of La Fortuna, in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.
During your taste tour you will discover the history of chocolate – beginning with chocolate’s important role for the indigenous populations, its later arrival into Europe and finally the global market.
You will see the transformation of the Cacao bean to chocolate products available on the market. While participating in the hands-on demonstration of the chocolate making process, you will get an opportunity to mix chocolate with different exotic ingredients such as Jamaica flower, natural cinnamon, nutmeg and chili powder. Once you have sampled these delicious treats and, hopefully, satisfied your sweet tooth, you will be off for your next adventure: White Water Rafting class III.
Once you arrive at the river bank, your river guide will give you a safety briefing, train you to paddle your raft as a team and fit you for safety gear. Once you have had a chance to practice your new-found river rafting skills, you will push off for up to two exhilarating hours of Class II-III white-water action on the scenic, tropical Rio Balsa.
Prepare yourself to get wet and wild as you navigate through rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges.” Along the way, you will stop to enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks. At the end of the rafting tour, you will have earned the hearty, typical Costa Rican lunch you will be served in a traditional manner. But this is more than just a lunch stop, it is a tour on its own. During your stop at this traditional country estate, you will experience the pure, peaceful way of life Costa Ricans living in the country and understand the meaning of Pura Vida –the Pure Life.
What to bring
Fast drying clothing (surf shorts, outdoor hiking type synthetic clothes),Adventure sandals, tennis shoes or light hiking boots., Change of clothes and towel, SUnscreen
Transportation, bilingual certified guides, fruit and snacks, Ice cold drinks, lunch and towels.