Exclusive & Private Experiences

A note about our private tours: All our tours include transportation from Nayara Springs, guides, and entrance fees. The tour durations listed below include your travel time from the hotel. Each tour has different departure times to choose from. Ask at our tour desk for exact departure times per tour. Thank you and enjoy!

Mystic Hanging Bridges

EXPERIENCE THE RAIN FOREST LIKE NEVER BEFORE

As you make your way from ground level up through the jungle canopy traversing a series of trails and exciting suspension bridges. The Mystic Hanging Bridges tour takes you on a 3.2-mile hike that includes 10 regular bridges and 6 hanging suspension bridges. Your naturalist guide will point out the different species of plants and animals unique to each habitat and elevation. Keep your eyes sharp, looking for lizards and small mammals (coatis, agoutis, peccaries) on the ground, and once you get to the tree tops, try and spy colorful toucans and parrots.

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Lava Fields Walk

THE ARENAL VOLCANO IS ONE OF COSTA RICA’S MOST ICONIC SITES

This perfect cone shaped volcano stands majestically overlooking the town of La Fortuna. On July 29, 1968 at 7:30 a.m. a huge eruption caught the sleepy town of La Fortuna by surprise. For several days, the volcano spewed tons of rocks and lava over 15 square kilometers of land. Our Lava Field Walk tour gives our guests the opportunity to trek over the dried lava fields. It’s a chance to not only experience this amazing natural phenomenon, but also learn more about the history of La Fortuna and the devastation from the 1968 eruption.

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Bird Watching Around the Volcano

THE ARENAL AREA LIES ON A NARROW ALTITUDINAL BELT ON THE CARIBBEAN SLOPE OF THE TILARAN MOUNTAIN RANGE

This unique location provides Bird Watchers with the opportunity to see the highest number of species of anywhere in the entire country. Due to the fact that many species migrate up and down the mountains, throughout the year, the area is teeming with an enormous array of birds. Arenal is particularly rich in tanagers and hummingbirds but get your binoculars ready because you have the chance to view toucans, parrots, Montezuma Oropendolas, flycatchers, raptors, woodpeckers, trogons, and much more.

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Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

IT’S AN EARLY MORNING START TODAY, AS YOU DEPART THE HOTEL AND HEAD NORTH TOWARDS THE NICARAGUAN BORDER

You’ll travel for about 90 minutes to the Los Chiles dock and the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. This incredibly remote, wild area encompasses over 10,000 hectares of jungle, rivers, canals, and pristine rainforest. You’ll board your small covered boat with your naturalist guide and begin this peaceful nature journey through the Rio Frio (Cold River). This area is incredibly rich with wild life. Watch the shores of the river for green iguanas, crocodiles and caimans

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Rio Celeste Primary Forest Hike

DISCOVER ONE OF COSTA RICA’S BEST KEPT HIDDEN GEMS

Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste. You’ll drive with your naturalist guide about 2 hours from your hotel to the ranger station at Tenorio N.P. There you’ll enter the dense, pristine rainforest of Tenorio. The forest is abundant with wildlife including monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds. Keep your eyes to the trees and try to spot the elusive Umbrella Bird, a very rare and interesting inhabitant of Tenorio. You’ll make your way along the natural trails, meandering from deep forest and then to the river’s edge.

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Wildlife Rescue Center

COSTA RICA IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS DIVERSITY OF WILDLIFE

Unfortunately, sometimes, for reasons both natural and man-made, members of the wild life population become injured or sick and need a helping hand. The Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center is an organization dedicated to the conservation of the environment and the protection and care of wildlife. The center opens up to visitors and the local community.

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La Fortuna Waterfall, Hanging Bridges & Lunch

EXPERIENCE THE RAIN FOREST LIKE NEVER BEFORE

As you make your way from ground level up through the jungle canopy traversing a series of trails and exciting suspension bridges. Your tour begins with the Mystic Hanging Bridges tour which takes you on a 3.2-mile hike that includes 10 regular bridges and 6 hanging suspension bridges. Your naturalist guide will point out the different species of plants and animals unique to each habitat and elevation. Keep your eyes sharp, looking for lizards and small mammals (coatis, agoutis, peccaries) on the ground, and once you get to the tree tops, try and spy colorful toucans and parrots.

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Lava Fields Walk & Ecotermales Hot Springs

THE ARENAL VOLCANO IS ONE OF COSTA RICA’S MOST ICONIC SITES

This perfect cone shaped volcano stands majestically overlooking the town of La Fortuna. On July 29, 1968 at 7:30 a.m. a huge eruption caught the sleepy town of La Fortuna by surprise. For several days, the volcano spewed tons of rocks and lava over 15 square kilometers of land. Our Lava Field Walk tour gives our guests the opportunity to trek over the dried lava fields. It’s a chance to not only experience this amazing natural phenomenon, but also learn more about the history of La Fortuna and the devastation from the 1968 eruption.

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Sky Tram & Trek Tour

AWE-INSPIRING VIEWS OF THE ARENAL VOLCANO AND LAKE ARENAL

Your tour begins today with a pick up at your hotel and a 20-minute drive to the Sky Tram/Trek Visitor Center. Your guide will escort you inside the observation deck for AWE-INSPIRING VIEWS OF THE ARENAL VOLCANO AND LAKE ARENAL. The surrounding tree tops are home to a huge array of tropical birds, sloths, butterflies, and reptiles. See how many different species you can spot!! Next you’ll all board the Sky Tram Gondolas for a smooth slow ascent through the rain forest canopy.

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Pure Trek Canyoning Tour

THIS IS THE ADVENTURE YOU’LL BE TALKING ABOUT FOR YEARS TO COME!

Welcome to the adrenaline rush that is Pure Trek Canyoning. You’ll be picked up by your guides in a 4X4 vehicle and driven about 30 minutes to the entrance of the rainforest. There you’ll be outfitted with your harness, gloves, and helmets and participate in an important safety talk. Your expert guides will teach you the proper techniques for rappelling and down climbing. Next is into the jungle, where the fun really begins. You’ll participate in a total of 5 rappels to the bottom of an amazing 350-foot deep canyon.

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Frog Watching Night Tour

FOR A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE, JOIN US FOR THE ARENAL OASIS NIGHT TIME FROG WATCHING TOUR

This is Arenal’s only wild frog night tour. You’ll leave your hotel with your naturalist guide and travel just 20 minutes to the private reserve of the Rojas Bonilla Family. This is a beautiful property that provides the perfect habitat for 28 varieties of frog species. The Rojas Bonilla family carefully planted native plants and trees to ensure that their gardens would provide the perfect home for all the different frog species in the area.

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White Water Rafting – Sarapiqui River – Class III & IV

COSTA RICA IS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS WHITE-WATER RAFTING ADVENTURES

The San Miguel section of the Rio Sarapiqui is one of the best options for anyone looking for gorgeous scenery and an adrenaline packed adventure. You’ll travel about 2 hours from your hotel to the “put in” at the Sarapiqui River. You’ll spend the next two hours navigating 12 kilometers of clear mountain water with over 40 different rapids including the famous “Dos Locos” and “The Terminator”.

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