La Fortuna

Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping Canyoning

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

From USD 135.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Test your limits on an extreme canyoning expedition in Costa Rica! On this thrilling, half-day tour from La Fortuna, journey to a remote rain forest canyon where you rappel down cliffs, leap from waterfalls and trek through a jagged, slippery landscape. Prepare to get soaked as you splash into jungle pools and swim under cascades in an extraordinary natural playground. Numbers are limited to 10 for a personalized small-group adventure.
  • Half-day waterfall-jumping and canyoning adventure from La Fortuna
  • Rappel down an 80-foot waterfall
  • Bounce off waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 30 feet, and hurdle into pools of water
  • Swim or float down a river in a narrow canyon passage
  • Dig into refreshing fruit snacks and a home-style lunch at a local restaurant following your rainforest adventure
  • Round-trip transport from hotels in the Arenal Volcano area included
  • Receive personalized attention from expert guides on this small-group tour limited to 10 people

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Tropical fruit
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Desafio Adventure Company
    Behind the catholic church, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica

    We are located in downtown La Fortuna 100 meters West of the Central Park behind the Catholic Church.

Pickup points

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Start time

06:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.

What To Expect

Explore the magnificent wild landscape of Children’s Eternal Rainforest, a remote area of the jungle discovered by your adventurous guides. After morning pickup from your La Fortuna hotel, travel in an air-conditioned van to this secret retreat while learning about the history and highlights of the landscape. When you arrive at the base camp, gear up with a harness and helmet and receive a thorough safety orientation.

Get straight to the thrills with a heart-stopping, 80-foot (24-meter) rappel down a waterfall. Push off of rocks during the misty descent, and then let go to plunge into a pool below. Next, hike through the surrounding rain forest along slippery, rugged terrain that keeps you on your toes. Trek to the mouth of the canyon, where you rappel down a steep cliff and plunge into another refreshing pool.

Enjoy a swim in the river that cuts through the canyon or take a break and let the currents carry you on your back. Continue on through a deep section of the canyon, where you traverse the rugged terrain using grips and footholds in the rocky wall. Along the way, conquer gravity with four waterfall free jumps ranging in height from 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 meters). 

Swim to shore after your final waterfall leap and replenish your energy with a refreshing snack of tropical fruit. Trek out of the rain forest with your guides, and travel by van to a local restaurant for a hearty lunch of typical Costa Rican cuisine. After you eat your fill, rest your weary muscles on the return drive to La Fortuna.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • It is recommended that you wear sturdy shoes (tennis shoes or shoes with straps) and comfortable clothes
  • Suitable for all levels of experience
  • Please bring a change of clothes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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A truly amazing experience! The guides were excellent and the rappelling and jumping into pools were fabulous! Would recommend it for any outdoor junkie!


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Awesome day!
Tim_K, Nov 2022
Roy has been a great guide! We had an amazing gravity falls day! 👍🏼 Thanks for everything. Highly recommended!
Chris_H, May 2021
A truly amazing experience! The guides were excellent and the rappelling and jumping into pools were fabulous! Would recommend it for any outdoor junkie!
This was an amazing tour...
Pendra L, July 2017
This was an amazing tour. Breathtakingly beautiful and well...breathtakingly challenging! The tour guides were charming and I always felt safe...though DEFINITELY challenged. From the 160 foot rappelling to the jumps into the gorgeous river to scampering up phenomenal flora hills. It was all gorgeous!
We had a fabulous time on this tour...
Daniel C, Mar 2017
We had a fabulous time on this tour! The guides were so fun and friendly. The scenery is breathtaking! This was a great activity to do with our 3 teenage girls ages 22, 18 and 15. It definitely pushed us to the edge of our limits. Rappeling beside a gorgeous waterfall, climbing up a waterfall rock face, and lots of cliff jumping. Each of our kids was challenged in a different way. I took our GoPro with a float handle and got some great footage of the whole family doing the climbs and jumps. The fresh pineapple, watermelon, juices and cervesas were the perfect end to the adventure! After the snack, they took us to a restaurant for lunch. It was delicious! Here is the caution: During our tour, we came across 2 Fer de Lance venomous snakes. Our guides handled the situation very well, but one of the guides ended up being bit by one of the snakes. He was taken to the hospital and we were told later that he was doing well. After this happened, it became very real that we were in the middle of the rainforest. There are real dangers and you have to decide whether it is a risk you are willing to take.
Talk about a fun adrenaline packed...
Ashley H, Nov 2016
Talk about a fun adrenaline packed day! We had such a blast and recommend to anyone who is in pretty good physical shape and not too afraid of heights. The lunch at the end of the excursion was delicious. The tour guides were amazing! Would do this tour every trip to Costa Rica.
This tour was amazing! Our guides...
Nardy C, Aug 2016
This tour was amazing! Our guides were a delight and they took every measure possible to keep everyone in the group safe. It was the most fun trip we did in Costa Rica!! We would definitely do this trip again!! Fun Trip, Fun Group!!!
We LOVED this tour! It was so nice...
Shannon W, Oct 2015
We LOVED this tour! It was so nice to be in a canyon with just our small group instead of being herded around like tourists. The jumps and repels were intense. I don't like heights, but I made myself do them and I was glad. This is not a tour for those who aren't physically fit or adventurous. The guides were fun and happy to explain in both English and Spanish.
This tour/activity was AMAZING...
Zack P, Aug 2015
This tour/activity was AMAZING!!! One of a kind experience, if you are ok with testing your limits and conquering your fear of heights, then GO FOR IT! It is more of an extreme tour so be prepared to do exactly what is says in the description. The tour guides were outstanding and they made the experience that much more fantastic! We had a small group so I think that made it even more enjoyable. Everything we did was very safe and Desafio Adventure Company thats the company who does this tour takes safety very seriously and explains everything you will need to know before you begin, to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. If you have a GoPro camera, please take it, its worth it! we got some amazing videos!!! You don't want to take anything that is not 100 water proof because all of you will be soaked during this trip! Shorts or swimming trunks and t-shirts are just fine for what to wear, I would recommend Keen sandals which give you great support due to the fact that they are closed toe and cover your feet but are breathable and waterproof, these sandals also provide a good grip for the climbing. The other people with us had water shoes on and seemed to do fine as well. The lunch that is included was the best meal we had during our 6 day stay in Costa Rica! Authentic, amazing and delicious. This company does an outstanding job and this tour is a MUST DO for you adventure seekers, it truly gives you the opportunity to see some amazing sights that you will not see on any other tour!

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