We understand how each family is different and getting everyone to agree into doing an activity is hard, thatâ€™s why he have created this fantastic combination which offers the adventure of being on a raft in a river, going slowly down with the flow and get that feeling of being immersed in the rainforest,listening to the wonderful sounds of nature, birds, the water and of course having a great time finding amazing wildlife along the wayâ€¦
Enjoy some delicious, fresh, home made traditional snacks and get ready for more nature...
After this satisfying activity you will get off the raft and will head towards the majestic Fortuna waterfall, keep in mind it takes about 20 minutes to hike down stairs and a little longer on the way up, is a little steep but you can slowly, at your own pace, enjoy the feeling of being there and once you make it you wonâ€™t hold a minute to get into the refreshing water, swim, take pictures and breath in the glorious adventure you are living.
Everyone can make it to the waterfall, from seniors to little kids, although we understand there might be some knee or back problems that may not be of this part as full as possible but that is ok, you can still see it from the observatory located close the entrance, you can have marvelous views and have a drink or two while waiting for the rest of the group.
Make sure you bring a change of clothes, after the waterfall time and hiking backup you will have the restrooms and changing rooms and now you are up for a well deserved lunch! Lunch will be served at a family ranch, cooked by the locals! You will flavour a replenish traditional meal while in the surroundings of the river, get ready to spot some more animals and birds and get to know the family members of the ranch, they are super friendly!
Now let's drive for a few minutes heading towards Eden Chocolate Tour, this will be the perfect ending to a lovely day, after a short walk around the plantation you will get familiarized with different types of cacao, will see some nice little animals, birds and will learn everything you need to know about organic chocolate, how is growth, dried, processed and will taste and experiment with many different flavours too!
Nature and chocolate makes everyone happy and is a perfect way to spend a day exploring the Arenal rainforest and getting a little of our culture too!
Adults10 years old & older
Children5 to 9 years old
Infants4 years old & younger
We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.
The guide is going to provide all necessary equipment for the boat trip, life jackets and paddles on, as well as clear instructions to navigate down the river.
Your guide will take you down the river spotting flora and fauna to show you, a great chance to see monkeys, lizards, birds, sloths, and a beautiful calm scenery while navigating on flat water.
After a couple hours on the river, you will leave the boat and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican snack on a local family farm, tropical fruits, plantain and cheese, and a delicious coffee are part of the menu. A highlight of the day comes next, after a 30 minutes scenic drive!!
Its time for the famous La Fortuna Waterfall, a MUST TO SEE! Whether you plan on swimming or not, this 246 feet tall waterfall coming from the middle of the mountain is breathtaking. An observation platform offers a great view from the top right before you start the walk through 498 steps down to reach the swimming hole, your guide will guide you through and watch your belongings while you swim. You must bring a towel with you if you plan on swimming. After refreshing in the clear water, you will climb up back the 498 steps, you can do it at your own pace. Clean changing rooms are available to put dry clothes on.
A fresh and tasty typical lunch is going to be waiting for you at an outdoor private farm in the country side, allowing for a real contact of Costa Rica cuisine and our popular "casado" which translates to English as "married", it is the basis of our typical lunch and consist of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, meat of your preference (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. Vegetarian option is always available.
The Arenal chocolate tour is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most important Costa Rican traditions. The Arenal chocolate tour begins in the sugar cane fields where you will be able to taste delicious sugar cane juice. Next you will enter the cacao plantation, this is where the cacao beans that become chocolate are grown and also you will be able to observe the chocolate process and taste it.
This extraordinary half day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of what this beautiful area has to offer and allowing for some relaxation time for the rest of the day. We will drop you off back at your hotel.
We enjoyed our trip and had a great time. The guide was incredible. He made sure we got to see the various type of animals he pointed out. He was fun and excited about what he was doing which made it fun and educational. I would recommend this tour to my friends.
RainForest explorers went above and beyond for our 3-in-one tour! We went on the safari where Carlos, our guide, did such an awesome job stopping and spotting animals. We had our little one (4 year old) and he had a blast. After we finished the safari activity we had a snack before heading over to La Fortuna waterfall. Our driver, Edgar, was our feet and was always very kind transporting us to the next location. La Fortuna waterfall was amazing, and we had the chance to swim in an area where the current wasn't that strong. Moving on to our lunch in la finca. It was amazing! Food was delicious! Best meal we had the entire time in Costa Rica! We even had the opportunity to see some animals who were nearby the finca. Ending our tour with the chocolate tour was great! We had the chance to learn and eat at the same time. I highly recommend RainForest Explorers to anyone thinking of doing tours. Our guide and driver were both very knowledgable and awesome. They were both very hardworking men! They are amazing! I am recommending them to my family and friends.
Our tour guide, Anthony, was excellent, gave us great amount of information regarding the area and the animals. Our driver Edgar was excellent as well he drove safely and offered us water several times throughout the trip. We were fortunate enough to see many animals in the safari float, snacks afterwards was delicious. The waterfall walk was tiring but worth going down and up the steps. Lunch was delicious and the chocolate tour was amazing. My only regret was eating too much at lunch as we received several fruit samples at the Chocolate Tour that we weren't aware that we would be receiving. Our time at the Chocolate Tour was very informative and the family that runs the farm there were very kind to us and showed us so much that we did not know. Only suggestion for the Chocolate tour is to warn the visitors a bit more regarding mosquitos and changing into better clothing or applying more bug repellent than usual to avoid bites. Overall I would recommend this 3 in 1 tour to everyone who wants to have an adventurous and informative filled day.
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