The day starts right after breakfast, our guide will greet you at the lobby and will introduce you to the great day that is expecting you! Will start by visiting the Hanging Bridges so be ready for a 2.5 hike around the rainforest, is an easy hike, slowly walking combining the ground floor with the bridges, making stops to observe the wildlife that will encounter on the way, learning about the animals, birds, reptiles and insects that you will see, a small break in between will take place so you can have some snacks and continue the way admiring the natural beauty around you!
After the bridges you will take a short drive towards La Fortuna Waterfall, be prepared with your swimming suit if you wish to take a refreshing bath! Once at the waterfall facilities there are some changing rooms so you can get ready and a nice observatory point to see the waterfall from above too.
It will take about 20 minutes to get down to the waterfall through about 500 steps, donâ€™t be intimidatedâ€¦ take your time, go slowly and have some time to appreciate the enormous canyon you will be, enjoy the noises of nature and follow the water sounds that will slowly open to a gigantic waterfall and its river of clean water.
After some time at the waterfall, taking time to explore the surroundings, bathe and take pictures when ready is time to go back up, you will sure be hungry and we will drive you to have the best meal you will have while in the country, you will visit the Rodriguez Family Ranch for lunch who will welcome you into their kitchen and table, always in the best company of nature.
After having a fantastic meal and having relaxed with a homemade cup of coffee is time to get on the way but this time to visit the imposing Arenal Volcano National Park! The volcano is surrounded by some exuberant rainforest and we will walk around it, open your eyes and follow the guide to spot some more wildlife like monkeys, birds and sloths and of course learn about the history of the volcano, its lava flowing rivers and why it is important to us, the locals and the rest of the country.
After having seeing some fantastic views at the volcano is time to get back and to end the day in the best way possibleâ€¦ enjoy the relaxing and magical of hot springs of Baldi! Go and explore the surroundings and the so many hot springs pools around the property and when ready have a nice buffet dinner to put a perfect end to a perfect day!
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 day starts with a nice hike crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges; this zone owns 250 hectares of protected area, formed by primary rainforest with an innumerable biological diversity. In this beautiful place you can take pictures either from the view or wildlife. Tropical fruit snack is offered at the end of this adventure.
After a couple hours on the Hanging Bridges, we serve a tropical fruit snack for you to recover from the hike and taste a delicious and sweet local fruit. 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.
After a 20 minutes drive we will reach a world's famous one, Arenal Volcano. Even though is has been visible from the distance all day, at this point we will be on a 2 hours walk at the base of him and through ancient lava flows, allowing us for breathtaking observation points and learning interesting facts and history that our local guide has to share with you. Walking to the crater is forbidden, due to the unexpected gases and rough terrain, there is not even a trail there, you will be at the base of the volcano overlooking the giant mountain and enjoying the rain forest at the base of it.
Known as the largest hot springs on the world, Baldi offers 25 pools. Temperature and environment varying as you discover the big resort. A great choice for active people and families with kids.
Dinner is included at Baldi, the time for dinner can be coordinated upon arrival, it can be 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm.
This extraordinary day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of Arenal wonders and everlasting memories. We will drop you off back at your hotel.
Our guide Julio was really good and knowledgeable. We had a great time visiting hanging bridges, volcano, waterfall and relaxing time at hot springs. Food was great and Julio was looking after us all day, making sure we are all ok. It was a small group which was great. We could all enjoy listening to our guide. I would highly recommend.
Our tour was wonderful, we had a great guide and driver. Our favorite part of the tour was actually the lunch we had at a private home, very special!!! The food was homemade on the porch over a wood fire and delicious. Also would recommend Baldi Hot Springs, the buffet dinner was like nothing I've ever experienced. Again wonderful food, far above expectations for a buffet, great atmosphere. Would HIGHLY recommend Rain Forest explorers! Don't want to give away all of the surprises of the tour but they go ABOVE AND BEYOND to make the entire day special!!!
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