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Pure Trek Waterfall Rappelling Tour from La Fortuna

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    What to Expect
    Your adventure starts at 7am or 12pm after a complementary pickup from your hotel. From there, you will take a short 15 minute drive to a dirt road that leads to the canyon. Upon arrival, you will jump into a 4x4 truck, that has been outfitted for your comfort, with views of the Arenal Volcano from every seat. That ride will take an additional 15 minutes while your local guide points out toucans, sloths, monkeys, iguanas and local farms. Your guide will explain the history of the Arenal Volcano and also the local "campasino" way of life.

    When you arrive at the ranch house in the mountains, the guides will put your gear on and give you a detailed explanation of how to rappel. The guides will let you go as slow or as fast as you want, safely of course. There will be a safety line controlled by a guide at the top of each rappel. This will stop from falling if you let go of your rope. You will also have a guide at the bottom of each rappel, controlling the main rappel line for additional support. Easy trails will be trekked throughout the canyon. The canyon portion of this tour is approximately 2.5-hours.

    With your gear on, your guides will lead you on an easy 5-minute hike on a well maintained trail to the first rappel. After you rappel down into this spectacular hidden canyon, you will climb a short 15-foot route to the Monkey Drop zip line. You will zip line across the canyon, then rappel down from the cable to the canyon floor again. From there you hike on short well maintained trails in between each rappel. A total of 5 rappels, 4 of which are waterfalls and 1 canyon wall, as well as a rock climb. After the last rappel you will take a short hike out of the canyon to another ranch house, with bathrooms, where the guides will help you take your gear off. You will jump back into the 4x4 truck, drive back down to the vans and off to the base offices and gardens (about a 30 minute drive in total).

    This tour is suitable for all skill levels, ages ranging from 5 years old to 99 years young. No upper body strength is needed, but it is recommended that you are in moderate physical condition and ready to have fun! 

    You will be spoiled at the base offices with beautiful changing rooms and bathrooms including all amenities, and spectacular tropical gardens.  Then your guides will serve you an absolutely delicious organic Costa Rica lunch (vegetarian available upon request) with housemade tortillas, dressings, salsas and fresh tropical juice. During lunch you will be shown photos from your trip, (available for purchase). Fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee and cookies will be available for you to enjoy at your leisure. Then, you will gather back into the vans, and head to your hotel while you reflex on your unforgettable day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickup from your hotel or accommodation
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Transport by air-conditioned van
    • Professional guide
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • This is a shared, group tour
    • Wear comfortable clothes
    • Shoes that can get wet and have straps (no flip flops) are required
    • A change of dry clothes is recommended for after the tour
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was an expierience i'll never foget. It was a gorgeous hike through the forest/jungle area on the way to platforms to rampell down waterfalls which themselves were beautiful. Exiting drops but fell safe the entire time. The guys were friendly and very nolagable of...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank gmfish41
    C-Crummer, Owner at Pure Trek Canyoning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    So happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you ever want to go waterfall repelling, this is the company to go with. The guides are very professional, fun, and knowledgeable. Exhilarating fun and a surprise monkey drop on the end admidst beautiful nature. The photographer took amazing photos! The morning was completed...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Suzartgallery
    C-Crummer, Owner at Pure Trek Canyoning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Amazing! Thanks so much!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The staff was friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable of their job. They made the adventure easy-going for my friend who was nervous. After the hike & waterfall rappelling, we hiked back to the beginning destination where we got back into the 4x4 to travel back...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MillaRook
    C-Crummer, Owner at Pure Trek Canyoning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you! Pura Vida!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Pura Vida!!! There's no other way to describe this out of this world experience. I expected an awesome time but what they provided me was above and beyond. The guides were knowledgeable and well trained. They spoke English well so I was able to understand...More

    Thank MrsJessicaStevens
    C-Crummer, Owner at Pure Trek Canyoning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    So happy you think it deserves more than 5 stars! Thank you for coming! Pura Vida!!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Extremely happy with this tour! I fear heights and can't swim and even so, the staff was super accommodating and very, very professional. The first waterfall is the toughest so once you get through that, you'll be all good. Thanks so much to the entire...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dayanatravels
    C-Crummer, Owner at Pure Trek Canyoning, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    So happy you enjoyed it! Thank you!!

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    7 August 2019|
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    Response from Alirodriguez19 | Reviewed this property |
    I second what the others have said. There really isn't a place for an observer, especially because as you rapel down the waterfalls, the group moves on throughout the rainforest until you get to the bottom of the hill. I... More
    4 July 2019|
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    Response from Ian8910 | Reviewed this property |
    You can purchase cheap water shoes in some of the local supermarkets.
    31 March 2019|
    Response from Criminogenic1 | Reviewed this property |
    The Monkey Drop is optional but super fun. It’s a short zip then drop. :)
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