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+ La Fortuna Tours

White Water Rafting Class III-IV Río Toro

Experienced and first-time rafters love the Río Toro for full-day, class 3-4 rafting. The Río Toro offers over 45-continuous rapids along more than 16 kilometers of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls where we often see sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans and the Montezuma Oropendula. We operate small, personalized and private tours and we are the only company who runs the Río Toro! The Río Toro explodes with a series of over 45 continuous class 3-4 rapids – you'll spend more than 2½ hours rafting through unexplored, tropical wilderness on a personalized, small-group tour. The exciting Río Toro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna.

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Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike

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Description: The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour takes place on a 600 acre reserve filled with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which your experienced guide will help you spot. The trail itself is 1.9 miles (3.1 km) in length, crossing nine fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of 7 degrees so that anyone can walk it.

Included: Transportation, naturalist guide and beverages.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).

Cerro Chato Hike

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Description: We begin the journey transferring us from La Fortuna around the Arenal Volcano to get to the hotel "Observatory Lodge," there we start the hike toward the summit of Chato Hill through a very dense primary forest. When we arrived up we go to visit the lagoon on the top, where you can swim besides taking photos and discover the surroundings.
Then, we continue descending, always enclosed of a very dense forest, where you could appreciate birds, plants, animals, insects and immense trees, as well enjoy the sensation of liberty having a beautiful views of the San Carlos Valley as well as of the Arenal Volcano. The end of the walk will be in La Fortuna Waterfall, where we will descend again in order to arrive on the dot base of it and enjoy a beautiful natural landscape that makes it very special. After a refreshing swim we will return to La Fortuna town by car.

Included: Transport, bilingual guide, drinks, lunch box (sandwiches, fruits and cookies), entrances.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, bathing suite, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).

Río Celeste Hike

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Description: We leave at 8:00 a.m. from La Fortuna. Once we arrive to Rio Celeste, located at the Tenorio Volcano National Park, we?ll begin our 7 km. hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest. We?ll arrive to ?Los Teñíderos? of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name.
We?ll return through trails, rich with ecological wonders, that lead us to the ?OLLAS? -- openings in the earth where we can excavate healing mud, take a mud bath, and a dip in the natural hot springs all while observing the attractions of Tenorio Volcano. We?ll continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano?s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind. Our final reward is an exquisite lunch at the end of our journey.

Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrances to the park and lunch.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, bathing suite, sunscreen (sunny days) or rain gear (rainy days).

Safari Float by Kayak

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Description: This tour is great for experiencing the beautiful flora and fauna native to Costa Rica, while learning basic kayaking techniques, along this great river.
Your tour guide will identify and provide information about many different species of plants and animals.
While you kayak along this slowly flowing river you can observe animals like reptiles, sloths, monkeys and otters and an incredible amount of tropical birds like toucans, herons and kingfishers - all well hidden within the tropical rainforest.

Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, and a lunch of tropical fruit.

What to bring: Light clothing/shorts, tennis shoes or trekking sandals, sunscreen, a hat, bottled water and espe¬cially your binoculars and/or camera.

Safari Float by Raft

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Description: Don’t miss this outstanding tour on the quiet waters of Peñas Blancas River on our inflatable rafts.
You will experience a relaxing half day tour, led by our bilingual naturalist guide. An expert in Safari adventures, he will provide a safe environment and point out the beautiful flora and fauna of this region.
Animals like sloths, monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ Lizards and turtles might cross your way, including seeing the colorful world of tropical birds.

Included: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, fruits or a visit to the Don Pedro farm.

What to bring: Light clothing/shorts, tennis shoes or trekking sandals, sunscreen, a hat, bottled water and espe¬cially your binoculars and/or camera.

Caño Negro Willdlife Refuge by boat

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Description: The wildlife reserve Caño Negro is one of the most important reserves for incredible bird watching and observation of wildlife in Costa Rica. Caño Negro is also home for many sloths, monkeys, caimans, bats as well as numerous tropical plants.
After a welcome drink and a snack, we slowly and silently cruise to this exceptional national refuge in our comfortable boat where you can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna.
Upon return you will be served a typical, delicious lunch in the restaurant ?El Caiman? which is nicely placed on the riverbank of ?Rio Frío?.

Included: Transport, naturalist guide, welcome drink and snack, water, entrance fee, and a typical Costa Rican lunch.

What to bring: Light and comfortable clothing, tennis or trekking shoes, sunhat, sun cream, camera and binoculars.

White Water Rafting Class II-III Río Balsa

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Description: Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun & safe rolling rapids with names like "Morning Coffee" & "Rock around the Croc" and then play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon! And only 30 minutes from La Fortuna!
Your professional, experienced bilingual guides will give you a safety talk and paddling instruction, lifejackets, helmets & then you're off?
Hopefully you'll get to see lots of wildlife like monkeys, sloths and tropical birds such as ospreys, oropendolas and toucans. This unique river trip is the best way to combine adventure and nature.

Included: Guides & safety kayaker, tropical fruit, famous Desafío lunch and an exclusive, small-group tour experience.

Duration Approximately: 4.5 hours

What to bring: A big smile, a sense of adventure, clothes to get wet in, secure shoes & dry clothes for after the trip.

White Water Rafting Class III-IV Río Toro

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Description: Experienced and first-time rafters love the Río Toro for full-day, class 3-4 rafting. The Río Toro offers over 45-continuous rapids along more than 16 kilometers of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls where we often see sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans and the Montezuma Oropendula. We operate small, personalized and private tours and we are the only company who runs the Río Toro! The Río Toro explodes with a series of over 45 continuous class 3-4 rapids ? you'll spend more than 2½ hours rafting through unexplored, tropical wilderness on a personalized, small-group tour. The exciting Río Toro is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna.

Included: All transportation, entrance fees, naturalist guide, lunch, cold drinks and equipment.

Duration Approximately: 7 hours

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, bug repellent, bathing suit, camera and binoculars.

Canyoneering

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Description: This is a unique, multi-sport adventure that combines rappelling, down-climbing and river tracing in a deep, tropical canyon.
Your guides will start off with a thorough safety talk to explain important rappelling and down-climbing techniques.

Included: Bilingual guides, specialized canyoneering equipment for the highest level of safety, transport, famous home-cooked Desafio lunch, rappelling & hiking.

Duration Approximately: 4 hours

What to bring: Keen-style sandals or watershoes, clothes to get wet in & change of clothes for after the tour.

Canopy Tour

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Our adventure begins in the equipment area, where the guides will give us a safety speech. The activity will take place in the rainforest where we may see monkeys, sloths, lizards, toucans, and other birds. Our guide will help us spot them, as well as provide us with interesting information about the rainforest and the plant and animal species that make this tropical area their home.

The Canopy Tour is an adventure activity that permits us to observe the flora and fauna of the region from a new angle. Distinct species found in the forest canopy include the White-faced monkey, Howler monkey, rodents, as well as a large variety of birds, orchids, and many others.

Full grown trees reach 55 meters in height, and protrude from the platforms which were specially designed to allow for incredible views and stunning photographs of the forest and landscape below without harming the trees or the ecosystems of the forest.

Policies and restrictions: It's not recommendable for women in state of pregnancy, recently surgery, or people under any drug effect or liquor.

Children between 5 and 7 years old can do the activity only in company of a tour guide (extra charge). Children under 15 years old must be in companied of an adult.

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

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Description: Discover a world of nature and healthy fun with our docile and well care horses. They will ride you then to the amazing Wildlife Private Reserve Cataratas, where you can enjoy an scenic breathtaking look out point to the Pino Blanco Waterfall. There you could also walk some in the Rain Forest, as you please.
Choosing between 45 minutes to 3 hours of Horse back riding, this is an incredible experience design for everybody, for the most experienced or inexperienced rider who wants to learn and enjoy!!!
Tours last from 45 minutes up to 3 hours, passing through pasture lands, rivers and forest.
This activity also includes a visit to the traditional native Maleku'sVillage.

Horseback Riding to Arenal Volcano

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Description: Practically the whole ride is done on private property going through first and second generation forests as well as some beautiful fields used for cattle raising and of course amazing views of the great Arenal Volcano that accompanies us along the whole way. The horse back ride lasts about 3 hours starting at the foot of the mountain and going up through secondary forest terrains and cattle fields as well as crossing through a beautiful primary forest area that takes us to a beautiful iris lagoon. Here our horses refresh themselves in order to continue the journey. Later, we ascend a little more and we begin to see the impressing view that is at our back. At this point we find a well for the horses to drink and we prepare for the final ascent.
The highest point and the point of return in our equine adventure is the look out point. Here we will be the closest to Arenal Volcano that is allowed. After enjoying this beautiful view, we return to our horses in order to start the descent down the mountain.

Venado Caves

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Description: The cave was discovered by the Guatuzos indigenous. These are formed by calcareous stone, stalactites, stalagmites, and corals. To explore the Venado Caves is an exciting adventure for those who are not claustrophobic and don?t mind getting wet or muddy.
Climbing walls, walking through narrow places, are part of the adventure; besides the action you will be able to observe spiders, crickets and many bats.

Included: Transport, entrance fee, knowledgeable bilingual naturalist guide, soft drinks and security equipment.

Birdwatching

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Description: Costa Rica has long been famous among serious bird watchers, but many people who would never consider the activity at home quickly have become interested in the country's spectacular avian diversity. We give to you this opportunity to discover and enjoy birds in Costa Rica.
With almost 850 species of birds -more than total of what North America has- packed into an area half the size of Kentucky, it's hard not to become enthused about the variety of feathered creatures one encounters in Costa Rica.

Car - Boat - Horses to Monteverde

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Description: Dare yourself to enjoy one of the most spectacular horseback rides of Costa Rica. This tour begins in dam of the Arenal Lake, taking you by boat to the small town of El Castillo.
Now our adventure begins, riding a horse through pastures and primary forest trails, where we will also go across some rivers, we will also be witness of wonderful views from the high mountain range. It will be a transport service and an unforgettable adventure in one.

Included: Transfer from the hotel to the Arenal Lake, transfer by boat, horses, guide, fruits and drinks.

Private Transportation

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Description: Volcano Lodge & Gardens offered you different ways to travel safety and comfortable, shuttle service or private vans for families or big groups.

Arenal Volcano Hike

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Description: Join us on a trail through the rainforest below the Arenal Volcano where you have the possibility of spotting monkeys and a large variety of birds, including toucans and trogons.
We end our walk with a refreshing beverage and a magnificent view of Arenal Volcano, where, with a bit of luck, you can see the flowing lava of Costa Rica′s most active volcano.
This stunning experience is followed by a relaxing soak in the Baldi hot springs with pools of various water temperatures.

Included: Transportation, naturalist guide, entrance fees and beverage.

What to bring: Comfortable trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, drinking water, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.

Kayak on Peñas Blancas River

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Description: This tour is great for experiencing the beautiful flora and fauna native to Costa Rica, while learning and/or using basic kayak techniques, along the Rio Peñas Blancas. You can choose to adventure down the river solo or with a partner in a tandem inflatable kayak.


ATV's to a Private Farm

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Description: The tour takes place, starting at a private estate trails on pastures reaching the Volcano, which makes a short stop to appreciate the spectacular view of La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano, after enjoying the excellent off road route, the tour continues to the Arenal river and there to enjoy a drink and a refreshing bath, complete with a delicious lunch or dinner.


ATV's around the Volcano

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Description: The adventure begins in a private estate next to the volcano and the National Park. This is a journey through the rainforest, and all the time with the presence of one of the natural wonders of the world: the Arenal Volcano. You reach the observation points where you can stop and take pictures to remember your adventure. Hours are full of adrenaline and excitement.


Hot Springs Entrance

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Description: Thermal water is rich in minerals and has been famous since ancient times because of its beneficial effects on the human body. It has many therapeutic uses; muscle relaxation, skin cleansing and stress elimination are part of thermal water benefits.


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La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano. Costa Rica Tel: (506) 2479-1717 US & CAN: 1.800.649.5913