This pleasant journey begins in a raft through the scenic RÃo PeÃ±as Blancas. While you go paddling or floating downstream, our naturalist guide will show you a wide variety of trees, birds, monkeys and other wildlife. Later we want to feed you with some fresh, Costa Rican snacks and continue on our day towards La Fortuna Waterfall.
To get to the waterfall you need to get on a hike of about 20 minutes down through a path of stairs in the middle of a lost, natural and of course well maintain canyon. Once there there is no time to lose, get on your swimsuit and go for a swim! Enjoy nature, the water, the feeling and get overwhelmed by such beauty!
Los Rodriguez await you at their ranch to have a nice, tasteful, healthy and traditional lunch, like no other one you will have while in the country, good enough to replenish and continue our day to some more amazing activities!
The afternoon is going to be dedicated to the volcano hike, is not a long hike or strenuous, almost everyone can do it and the experience is unique! Going along the volcano base, through its green rainforest filled with wildlife and its former lava trails there is so much to see and to learn!
By the late afternoon right before sunset you will be done, but wait, there is more! Now you will spend some time at the popular Tabacon Hot Springs Resort and Spa so you can get relieved, relaxed and nutried by the natural minerals running in the flowing waters of tythe hot springs river from each pool. Of course a great buffet dinner will be the best way to end this marvelous day!
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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.
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.
On top of Arenal wonders, Tabacon Hot Springs offers a natural thermal river that flows through the gardens, to make you feel like in paradise. There are five different springs with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Perfect for families and couples.
Dinner is included at Tabacon, a delicious buffet is waiting for you. 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.
Michael was amazing as was the whole tour!! Edgar was also amazing!!! Best tour Iâ€™ve ever been on, keep up the good work.
From start to finish this tour was just incredible. Our tour guide Carlos met us at the hostel and explained how the day was planned out. We started with a tour along the river spotting wildlife, including white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, river otters, and many many birds. We then moved on La Fortuna waterfall and fortunate enough to have a swim. After lunch we hiked up to the Arenal volcano which was breaktaking. Along the way, Carlos was able to spot an abundance of wildlife and gave us the detailed history of the volcano and how it affected thrle nearby towns. Along the way he was able to answer all of our questions regarding everything, from the wildlife to the history of Costa Rica itself. I cannot praise him enough. He was fantastic. The end of the tour finished with relaxing in the hot springs. All food and water was provided and it really was a fantastic day.
The 4 in 1 tour was fantastic. Tony was an excellent guide. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a great day. He is extremely knowledgable about the wildlife, and the country. He spotted a Sloth that we would never have seen and a family of monkeys including babies. We saw three types of Kingfisher which is pretty exceptional. The food is perfect and lots of it. I would recommend the tour to anybody that wants a full day of amazing sites in Arenal.
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