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Our private tours are absolute luxury for you and your family (minimum of two people and maximum of six people). We offer two types of private tours: (1) You hire our private tour guide and you will be responsible for transportation, meals and entrance to the parks. This situation works great when you have your own rental car or when you want to visit a place not offered by us. (2) We take you on our own private car with our own driver and guided by your own private tour guide. The tour guide will take care of the entrance fee to the parks, and when appropriate, a lunch-picnic or another meal will be served.

Even though every tour has its own itinerary and timeframe you will able to talk to your tour guide and customize the itinerary as much as possible, depending of course with the time and distance limitations. Get ready to take the journey and make unique memories for you and your family!”

Mystic Hanging Bridges

The experience begins with a short drive around the Arenal Volcano area, where you will have a beautiful view of the volcano, the farmlands and the Lake Arenal. You will enter the Hanging Bridges Private Reserve with the private guide, and right away you will be delighted with the views of the rainforest. This private reserve is 1,9 miles in length, and you will traverse by foot the natural paths and cross ten fix bridges and six suspension bridges. This adventure will give you plenty of opportunity to spot animals on top of the trees, such as howler monkeys and birds, small creatures like frogs, ants and lizards on the road, and you will have amazing views of the rain forest and of the Arenal Volcano.

This unforgettable day ends with a delicious picnic prepared by our cuisine staff that will you be able to enjoy as you come out of this amazing reserve.

Recommended times for this tour are 9:00 am or 2:00 pm

$124 per person
Extra third Person $79

Lava Fields Volcano Walk

This easy hike starts around the rainforest and areas which were once devastated by the fury of the volcano. During the hike, it is possible to see a great variety of birds, and the area’s characteristic flora and fauna, our nature Guide will provide you with important and interesting information about the main characteristics of the volcano, which has been active since 1968, and will give you details about the history of the area. After the tour we will share a delicious picnic with a beautiful view of the volcano and the Arenal Lake.

Recommended times for this tour are 9:00 am or 2:00 pm

What to bring: Hiking boots, repellent, rain jacket and camera.

$95 per person
Extra third Person $55

Bird Watching Around the Arenal Volcano

Enjoy an early morning bird-watching tour with our bird-watching experts who will take you to some of their favorite spots to see birds in the Arenal area. The tour ends with breakfast at the Observatory Lodge. It is not unusual to see incredible exotic birds like the Keel-Billed toucan, Montezuma Oropenula, or colorful Tanager and Wood Peckers. With the guide you will hike through a special area of the rainforest on a beautiful quiet morning and enjoy all the colorful birds of the zone.

Recommended times for this tour are 6:00 am or 2:00 pm

What to bring: Tennis shoes, binoculars, camera and rain jacket.

$99 per person
Extra third Person $59

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge is a very important place for wildlife preservation, especially birds as well as three species of monkeys, sloths, lizards, caimans and iguanas. The abundance of wildlife makes this place one of the best places for observation of wildlife around the region.

We will tour in a boat of two hours with wonderful scenery, where the guide will have the opportunity to explain many things about the local species, and you will learn about how these species got here. The experience ends with a CostaRican lunch by the river.

Recommended times for this tour are 5:00 am or 11:00 am

What to bring: Comfortable clothing, camera, binoculars, sunscreen lotion.

$234 per person
Extra third Person $134

Frog Watching Experience

During the transition period from the day to the night, when many of the forest habitants awake, we a head into the tropical rain forest to discover one of the most interesting attraccions of amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica.

The Rojas Bonilla family carefully maintains native plants of Arenal, to create needed frog habitat in this private wildlife reserve of fresh spring water fed ponds; within a rainforest refuge connecting the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano and El Rio Burio. The night tour continues pas the frog ponds along flat trails immersed in the noisy night rainforest. Our experienced naturalist guide will point out animals hiding from you. Support, enjoy and learn about the only wild frog sanctuary in the Arenal Volcano Area.

Recommended time for this tour is 5:00 pm

What to bring: Camera, closed shoes, long pants and raincoat.

$88 per person
Extra third Person $60

Private Hike and Nature

The experience begins with a short drive around the Arenal Volcano area, where you will have a beautiful view of the volcano, the farmlands and the Lake Arenal.

You will enter the Hanging Bridges Private Reserve with the private guide, and right away you will be delighted with the views of the rainforest. This private reserve is 1,9 miles in length, and you will traverse by foot the natural paths and cross ten fix bridges and six suspension bridges. This adventure will give you plenty of opportunity to spot animals on top of the trees, such as howler monkeys and birds, small creatures like frogs, ants and lizards on the road, and you will have amazing views of the rain forest and of the Arenal Volcano.

Afterwards you are going to visit La Fortuna Waterfall where you will be able to take a refreshing cold swim and take the most beautiful pictures and this unforgettable day ends with a delicious picnic prepared by our cuisine staff that will you be able to enjoy as you come out of this amazing reserve.

Recommended times for this tour are from 8:00 am or 9:00 am.

What to bring: Hiking boots, extra clothes, camera, repellent, bathing suit.

$197 per person
Extra third Person $125

Rio Celeste Hike

Rio Celeste (light Blue River) is considered one of Costa Rica’s natural wonders. The river crosses The Tenorio National Park, and lies on the foothill of the old volcano, deep inside the heart of the rainforest. You will have the opportunity to learn about what creates the deep blue color in this four mile-hike. There will be four stops along the way:

  • The first stop will be the Rio Celeste Waterfall
  • The second stop will be after you hike to a view point where one can observe the volcano
  • The third stop would be at the blue lagoon
  • The fourth stop would be at “the Tenidero,” where the water changes the color from natural to light blue

At the end of this activity we will have the opportunity to swim in the blue river and have a delicious Costarican lunch.

Recommended times for this tour are from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

What to bring: Hiking boots, extra clothes, camera, repellent, bathing suit.

$213 per person
Extra third Person $113

Chato Hill and La Fortuna + Waterfall

This extreme tour is for excellent hikers. The tour begins at the foothill of the rainforest, where we start walking through a very dense forest. There you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the diversity of trees and plants as well as enjoy unforgettable landscapes along the way to the top of this dormant volcano. When the top is reached you will enjoy the view of the Green Lagoon, a very special landmark and then we will continue hiking down to the other side of the hill.

The last part of our adventure is reaching La Fortuna Waterfall where you can take a refreshing swimming after the hike and enjoy a delicious picnic inside of the rain forest.

Recommended time for this tour is between 7:00 am and 9:00 am.

What to bring: Hiking boots, extra clothes, camera, repellent, bathing suit.

$152 per person
Extra third Person $102

Del Bosque Ecotourism Farm

This experience takes place at Don Antonio Family Farm. The tour starts at the farm and goes through twenty-two information stations.

Visit the greenhouse and learn how they grow their own organic vegetables later used in the farm’s restaurant. Then comes the Trapiche Don Carmelino (sugar mill machine) where they produce the famous "tapa dulce," a sub product of cane juice which was marketed by the ancestors of the Sibaja Family earlier to support their families. The journey continuous to the family mill learning more farm secrets. Along the way you will encounter domestic as well as wild and exotic animals that live in the farm. We will visit the Pigpen, a very important contributor to the economic sustenance of the farm. At the end of the adventure you will take part of a cooking class, where you will learn the secrets of typical Costa Rican cuisine, cooking on a wood stove and guided by Doña Ligia, Guiselle and many of the women who own the farm. We will learn to prepare salads, hand-made tortillas and many more typical Costa Rican dishes. It will be a wonderful experience for the whole family, one that you will treasure forever.

Available times: 8:00 am or 3:00 pm

What to bring: Tennis shoes and camera.

$167 per person
Extra third Person $147

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Amazing Adventures

Levels of exertion:
(E) Extreme (H) High (M) Moderate (L) Light

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From the low-key Hanging Bridges to the adrenaline-high-paced Zip Line, Arenal is Costa Rica’s premier destination for adventure.

Zipline

Reach the sky and enjoy panoramic views of the Arenal Reserve. The zip line system includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together reach 2.8 Km of longitude and reach up to 200 meters of height. You can choose to go on the tram or the more adventurous trek.

Includes: Qualified guides, a training session.

What to bring: Confortable shoes, clothes to get wet.

(E) Sky Tram & Trek (3 ½ hours)

Water Rafting

An adventure full of adrenaline; the power of the waters and the lush vegetation makes this an unforgettable expedition. Our specialized guides will explain the secured equipment and help you navigate through the strong currents and the powerful river.

Includes: Bus transportation, experienced guides, home cooked Costa Rican lunch.

What to bring: Secure shoes and dry clothes to change.

(H) Class II or III Río Balsa or (H) Class IV Río Toro (full day)

Canyoning

A vertical descent using ropes and harness: the ultimate adrenaline booster! Highly trained guides will accompany you at all times ensuring your safety and a great time. The scenic beauty of the canyon heightens the excitement of the descent; the adventure begins in a 300-meter zip line that will take you to the Pino Blanco Waterfall observation desk.

What to bring: Long pants, lace shoes or hiking boots, insect repellent, sunscreen.

(H) Class II or III Río Balsa or (H) Class IV Río Toro (full day)

Biking

Biking around the Arenal area is a lot of fun. Since bikes are not allowed in the national park the excursion goes around the park in the many small roads that surround it. After biking we drop you off at the Hot Springs of your choice (entrance fee is not included).

What to bring: Shoes, sunscreen, bottled water.

(M)Arenal Lake (4 hours) (E) Mountain Bikes

Horseback Riding

Our horses will take you through rolling hills, pastures and the rainforest surrounding the Arenal Volcano, to the waterfall trailhead, a ride that will take around an hour. We dismount and hike down the waterfall, a spectacular 60m(200F) cascade of fresh rainforest water where you can take a refreshing bath.

Includes: Horses, entrance to the waterfall and local guide.

What to bring: Long pants, closed shoes, swimming suit, towel, hat, sunscreen.

(M) Horseback Riding to the Volcano (3 hours) (M) Riding to the La Fortuna Waterfall ( 3 1/2 hours)

ATV

The ATV tour gives you unique views of the volcano in a fun and adventurous ride. The trail goes through pastureland and arrives at Los Lagos de los Lirios, the only lake in the area that contains sulfur residues from the volcano. You will pass through a tropical humid forest and enjoy the area’s flora and fauna.

Includes: Transportation, guide, fees, snack and insurance.

What to bring: Confortable clothes, closed shoes, repellent, sunscreen.

(M) Volcano Tour (3 hours)

Canopy Tours

Soar through the forest canopy, from platform to platform, safely suspended from a steel cable zip line, having the experience of a lifetime and observing the flora and fauna of the rainforest. The tree top canopy has 12 platforms and 10 zip lines. The platforms are at an elevation of 150 feet. The shortest cable is 195 feet and the longest is 1,200 feet.

Includes: Transportation, guide.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, closed shoes, sunscreen.

(H) Canopy Tour (3 hours)

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Eco-Experiences

Levels of exertion:
(E) Extreme (H) High (M) Moderate (L) Light

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Live the excitement of pristine jungles and rainforests, and discover the country’s colorful wildlife and lush tropical vegetation in fun and stimulating activities.

Arenal Hanging Bridges

The Arenal Hanging Bridges are located on a 600 acre reserve with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which you experienced guide will help you spot. The trail is 1.9 miles (3.1 Km) in length, crossing a total of 15 bridges,9 fixed, and 6 hanging. The bridge are not steep so anyone can cross them.

Includes: Transportation, a naturalist guide, entrance fee and beverages.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, walking/hiking shoes, repellent, camera, binoculars.

Level: (M)

Arenal Volcano Walk

The tour starts with a drive to the active Western side of the volcano. Once there you will embark on a hike on the Toucans Trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on the top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. During the tour, our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Includes: Transportation, a naturalist guide, entrance fee and beverages.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, walking/hiking shoes, repellent, camera, binoculars.

Level: (M)

Eco-Termales

Eco-Termales is a family-run project that operates pools with hot-springs at different temperatures, the coolest being 91*F and the hottest 105*F. One of the pools has a refreshing cascading waterfall. The restaurant, a colonial house, offers traditional Costa Rican food. The owners, the Hidalgo family still live upstairs.

Includes: Transportation.

What to bring: Bathing suit, sunscreen, sandals, hat, and towel.

Level: (M)

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge by Canoe, Kayaks or by Motor Boat

This is one of the best places in the continent for bird watching. Cano Negro River is also home to many animals: sloths, monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and a great variety of indigenous plants and insects. The drive takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes to the rustic village of Los Chiles where you board the boat. If you prefer you can also go on kayaks or canoes. A typical Costa Rican lunch is included.

Includes: Transportation, lunch, naturalist guide.

What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen, repellent.

Level: (M)

Pure Nature Safari Float Adventure

Experience the peacefulness of the forest floating down the Rio Frio observing plenty of wildlife. You will see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, turtles, caimans and numerous birds. The boat doesn’t use a motor so you can hear the sounds of nature while the experienced guide points out the interesting fauna and flora. Snacks are served at a Costa Rican family farm where you can practice your Spanish.

Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, lifejacket, snacks.

What to bring: Light clothing, sandals or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, insect repellent.

Level: (M)

Sport Fishing Arenal Lake

You will have four hours at Lake Arenal to cast and troll looking for Guapote (rainbow bass,)Machaca or Sabalete. Fishing boats are well equipped and fishing is better in the Summer but it is good year round.

Includes: Fishing equipment, boat.

What to bring: Shorts, sandals, sunscreen, hats, plastic bag to keep things from getting wet.

Level: (M)

Birdwatching Arenal Volcano

Birds are most active early morning or late afternoon so we have 2 walking times for bird watching. You will see toucans, parrots, Montezuma oropendolas, colorful tanagers and parakeets. The tour is tailored to the level of the birdwatcher.

Includes: Transportation, naturalist guide, and beverages.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing and walking/hiking shoes, binoculars, camera, rain gear, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent.

Level: (M)

Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano Hike

We leave early for Rio Celeste, the blue river at the Tenorio Volcano National Park for a 5 mile hike (approximately 4 hours hiking) through the rain forest, please note that this place is 1.5 hours away from the hotel that means that you will spend 3 hours round trip just going back and forth. We’ll see the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperature, and the spectacular Rio Celeste Waterfall.

Includes: Transportation, lunch, guide.

What to bring: Long pants, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera.

Level: (M / H)

Chato Hill Rainforest and La Fortuna Waterfall Hike

Chato peak is on the other side of the Arenal Volcano and is known as its dormant brother. The hike takes you to the crater where a beautiful lake is located. From there you will hike down the east side to La Fortuna Waterfall. This is a very strenuous hike and is recommended for people in excellent physical shape.

Includes: Transport, naturalist guide, beverages, snacks, entrance to the parks.

What to bring: Long pants, hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.

Level: (M / H)

Night Forest Walk

The night walk takes place at the “Eco-centro Danaus” or Eco-centro Oasis, a small reserve which focuses on conservation and education. A visit to the center at night will give you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals in action such as sloths, spiders, frogs, bats, butterflies and birds.

Includes: Transportation, guides, entrance fee, and refreshments.

What to bring: Long pants, hiking or comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent.

Level: (M)

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