3 In 1 Tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Volcano hike

  • 9 Hours Total
  • Offered In English
  • Typical Lunch Provided
  • Transportation Provided
  • Highly Recommended

Let’s float down the river; start the day with a unique experience at Penas Blancas River where a Safari Float will show you the perfect complement between a filled wildlife ecosystem and the sounds of nature. The float takes 2 to 3 hours and is suitable for the whole family...

Tour Itinerary

7:30am (approximate): Hotel Pick Up!

We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.

8:10am: Ready for boating!

The guide is going to provide all necessary equipment for the boat trip, life jackets and paddles on, as well as clear instructions to navigate down the river.

8:20am: Enjoy scenery and wildlife!

Your guide will take you down the river spotting flora and fauna to show you, a great chance to see monkeys, lizards, birds, sloths, and a beautiful calm scenery while navigating on flat water.

10:30am: Enjoy a typical snack!

After a couple hours on the river, you will leave the boat and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican snack on a local family farm, tropical fruits, plantain and cheese, and a delicious coffee are part of the menu. A highlight of the day comes next, after a 30 minutes scenic drive!!

11:30am: Breath taken away!

Its time for the famous La Fortuna Waterfall, a MUST TO SEE! Whether you plan on swimming or not, this 246 feet tall waterfall coming from the middle of the mountain is breathtaking. An observation platform offers a great view from the top right before you start the walk through 498 steps down to reach the swimming hole, your guide will guide you through and watch your belongings while you swim. You must bring a towel with you if you plan on swimming. After refreshing in the clear water, you will climb up back the 498 steps, you can do it at your own pace. Clean changing rooms are available to put dry clothes on.

1:00pm: Bon Appetite!

A fresh and tasty typical lunch is going to be waiting for you at an open air local family property, allowing for a real contact of Costa Rica cuisine and our popular "casado" which translates to English as "married", it is the basis of our typical lunch and consist of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, meat of your preference (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. Vegetarian option is always available.

2:00pm: Majestic Arenal

After a 20 minutes drive we will reach a world's famous one, Arenal Volcano. Even though is has been visible from the distance all day, at this point we will be on a 2 hours walk at the base of him and through ancient lava flows, allowing us for breathtaking observation points and learning interesting facts and history that our local guide has to share with you. Walking to the crater is forbidden, due to the unexpected gases and rough terrain, there is not even a trail there, you will be at the base of the volcano overlooking the giant mountain and enjoying the rain forest at the base of it.

4:30pm: Hotel Drop off!

This extraordinary day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of Arenal wonders and everlasting memories. We will drop you off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

We had an awesome experience! The tour guide William was funny and extremely knowledgeable about the plants and animals that we saw. William also shared many great personal stories about the volcano and the area that enhanced the experience. The tour was seamless from place to place. They showed up right on time as arranged. Some of the best parts were when they saw random animals on the side of the road and would pullover and let us get out and take pictures. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to have a fun filled day of adventure. Our driver Edgar was great too.

Stacey Roper Keller

Reviewed on 2017-08-23

Our tour guide William was amazing!! Awesome personality with a lot of info. Definitely learned so much throughout the tour!

Jocelyn Guardado

Reviewed on 2017-08-22

The tour was amazing, the guides were sociable and happy and made this a wonderful experience. We saw sloths, monkeys, birds and a variety of wild life. Even when the weather got rainy it was beautiful and refreshing. The food was also quite good.

Isabelle capistran

Reviewed on 2017-04-14

Our guide was amazing. We highly recommend this tour. Perfect for small kids. It was clear that Rainforest has a deep love, appreciation, and knowledge of all of the wonders of Costa Rica. Thank you for a terrific experience.

Shaarik Zafar

Reviewed on 2017-04-11

What a great day! Our guide was able to spot so much wildlife that we would have missed without him. Thanks for an amazing day!

Angie Peck

Reviewed on 2017-04-03

William was very knowledgeable about the natural history and wildlife of the region, with lots of good stories to share. The rafting safari and volcano hike were excellent!

Rhonda Sakach

Reviewed on 2017-03-26

Fantastic job all around -on the safari 3 in 1

Marjie Nau

Reviewed on 2017-02-28

Carlos and Jason were amazing. They were great with the kids and so extremely informational about animals, birds, monkeys, insects and more. Thank you!!! Perfect family adventure!!

Nicole Halpern

Reviewed on 2017-02-23

Our favorite tour in Costa Rica so far. William provided not only provided superb traditional information regarding the local flora and fauna but also first hand accounts of the area and culture that went above and beyond what was expected of a tour. We highly recommend this tour AND William as your guide!!!

Kyla Jamieson

Reviewed on 2017-02-22

Wonderful experiences with William and Jason today. Both were able to provide great information Action on the areas we visited, and incredible abilities to spot birds, reptiles and animals. Also - the vans were very comfortable and there was no shortage of water.

Kathleen (Kate) Robson

Reviewed on 2017-02-19

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