After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day small group hike around the Arenal Volcano with a naturalist guide. You will see different wildlife species (including sloths) and stunning landscapes. If weather permits, you will also see different angles of the Arenal Volcano. Free afternoon and evening.
Included activity: Arenal Volcano Hike
Accommodation at Arenal Oasis Ecolodge or Arenal Observatory Lodge
· Hanging Bridges: Visitors who love nature can enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long and friendly design, along a 3 km rainforest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping. The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. The tour is led by a naturalist guide, who through the natural history, will open the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rainforest world. The imposing vistas of the Arenal Volcano and over the forest, from the hanging bridges, make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.
· Farm tour: Arenal Vida Campesina is owned by a local family who truly believe in the sustainability and clean production of organic products and foods. During this educational tour you get to visit the farm while learning about responsible production in harmony with the environment, with the goal of forming a change of mentality toward integral organic production with responsible and environmentally friendly practicing. At the farm you will find the crops that have made Costa Rica’s economy strong : sugar cane, coffee, corn, yucca, cocoa, bananas and plantains, also nontraditional crops such as Chinese potato and yam, among others. Take part in activities like milking a cow, making tortillas, typical dances and collecting water from our handmade well.
· Balsa river white water rafting: Just one hour from La Fortuna! Paddle through wave after wave of this beautiful section of the Balsa River with over 20 safe and fun Class II and III rapids, while enjoying the natural beauty of the rainforest that surrounds it. With a little luck, you will spot monkeys, sloths and tropical birds such as ospreys, oropendolas and toucans. This unique river trip is the best way to combine adventure, nature and a little bit of culture.