Rappelling tours are a fun, safe and exciting way to experience some of Costa Rica’s most magnificent landscapes. The sport, also known as canyoning, involves a controlled descent down a rock face using a secured rope. Oftentimes this descent is within boundaries of a waterfall, making it a memorable – and yes, moist – activity that even the most advanced thrill-seekers will enjoy. Rappelling tours are often held in conjunction with other adventure activities such as zip lining, white-water rafting, horseback riding, and more. Professionally trained Canyoneers manage the tours, so no experience is necessary.
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Combining two of the country’s most adrenalin-packed activities, this tour will have you rappelling down waterfalls and surging over white-water rapids! Set in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the scenery for this tour couldn’t be any more beautiful.
9 hrsFrom $165
This two-part tour jumpstarts your morning with an adrenaline rush in a tropical rainforest canopy. To start your adventure, you’ll take a 20-minute gondola ride through the Arenal jungle. Then, you’ll climb to an observation deck in the treetops, where you’ll feel completely enveloped by the noisy, verdant rainforest.
10 hrsFrom $206
The Full-Day Jungle Adventure in a south Caribbean rainforest offers the unforgettable thrills of hiking and canyoneering through the jungle. On this tour, you'll rappel down trees and waterfalls, swim in natural pools, tour the jungle canopy, and go for a ride on a Tarzan swing.
6 hrsFrom $94
The Full Adrenaline Adventure combines three thrilling activities into a single day—a sky tram, a canopy tour, and a river drift, which involves floating down one of the local rivers on inner tubes. This combo tour is a fun and diverse way to experience the Costa Rican outdoors.
8 hrsFrom $165
Costa Rica’s rainforests are natural theme parks. On this tour you’ll go canyoneering in the San Antonio de Damas rainforest, which is just outside of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Waterfalls, canyons, and a river await in a rainforest bursting with exotic wildlife.
7 hrsFrom $129
Don’t just walk around Manuel Antonio’s beaches and national park, enjoy adventures in the region’s great outdoors. This canyoning and rappelling excursion takes you outside for a day full of adrenaline. The best part? The whole family can join in the fun! No experience is necessary, and your tour can be adapted to accommodate children 8 years of age and up. There’s no excuse not to book this exciting activity!
6 hrsFrom $98
If you came to Costa Rica for adventure and excitement then this tour is for you! Enjoy waterfalls, canyons, adrenaline rushes and the beauty of nature as you explore the jungle by hiking, zip lining, swimming, cliff jumping, and rappelling. This rainforest adventure is perfect if you want to combine a nature excursion with awesome activities.
5 hrsFrom $101
Try some of the most exciting adventures that Jacó has to offer on this adrenaline-pumping tour. This tour keeps your entertained with fun-filled activities in one of Costa Rica’s most vibrant rainforests. Along the way, your naturalist guide will point out native animals and birds.
5 hrsFrom $101
Take this tour to get a little bit of everything in your canopy adventure. This obstacle course is designed to get your adrenaline pumping with free-falls and exhilarating scrambles through the trees.
4 hrsFrom $113
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