Half-Day Waterfall And Boat Safari Adventure
Duration: 6 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Explore the beauty of the rainforest and its magnificent wildlife!
- Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall
- Discover the local wildlife
- Sit back and enjoy the boat ride
- Swim in the refreshing clear water
For the nature lovers who wishes to experience as much as possible but might not have a whole day of time, this activity is perfect! We'll meet you in the foyer of your hotel to begin this incredible adventure. Once your reservation is confirmed, your exact pick-up time will be confirmed on your itinerary. We will drive you in our van for a 25 minute ride towards Penas Blancas River where your guide will take you on a lovely ride down the river. You will be seating comfortably on a raft while slowly flowing. Pay attention closely, at any time you will encounter some amazing mammals of the rainforest as well as birds and reptiles.
The guide will offer all required boating equipment, including life jackets and paddles, as well as detailed instructions on how to navigate down the river. While navigating on level water, your guide will take you down the river, spotting flora and animals to show you. This is a terrific opportunity to observe monkeys, reptiles, birds, sloths, and a magnificent quiet backdrop.
After a couple of hours on the river, you'll disembark and have a delectable Costa Rican snack on a local family farm, which includes tropical fruits, plantain and cheese, and a delectable coffee. After a 30-minute picturesque journey, the day's high point arrives!! It's time to visit the world-famous La Fortuna Waterfall, which is a MUST SEE! Whether you plan to swim or not, this 246-foot-tall waterfall cascading from the mountain's heart is a sight to behold. Before you begin the 498-step down to the swimming hole, an observation platform provides a fantastic view from the top. Your guide will lead you through the steps and keep an eye on your possessions while you swim. If you plan on swimming, you must bring a towel with you. After a refreshing swim in the crystal blue water, you'll journey back up the 498 stairs at your own time. Dry clothes can be put on in clean changing rooms.
A fresh and tasty typical lunch will be waiting for you at an outdoor private farm in the countryside, allowing you to get a real taste of Costa Rican cuisine and our popular "casado," which translates to "married," and consists of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, your choice of meat (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. There is always a vegetarian alternative.
This extraordinary half day trip is then accomplished, leaving a very good taste of what this beautiful area has to offer and allowing for some relaxation time for the rest of the day. We will drop you off back at your hotel.
Need to know before you go
What to bring with you:
- Bathing suit and towel
- Hiking shoes or sneakers and comfortable clothes
- Mosquito repellent, sunscreen and a raincoat
If a shower or rain happens before or during the tour, it continues as planned, remember it is the rainforest and it should be expected. Unless there is a tropical storm in sight then the tour may be cancelled or postponed but we will contact you in advance to inform you.
With a 24 hour notice you can get a full refund.
Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel (La Fortuna and the Arenal area)
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