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Home > Information > Monteverde-Arenal Tours
MONTEVERDE-ARENAL TOURS

Tour Descriptions Monteverde


SKYWALK
Approximate pick up time: 07:00 am, 09:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Skywalk is a complex of suspended bridges, platforms and paths, built within the cloud forest of Monteverde. These allow the observation of flora and fauna from ground level all the way to the top of the trees. It is an unforgettable experience, the excitement of looking to one side and seeing tops of the trees and the same time feel the sensation of walking among the clouds Sky walk is ideal for professors, students researchers, naturalist and the public in general.

What to bring: Camera, binoculars, jacket, hiking bouts, and repellent.


SKY TREK
Approximate pick up time: 07:00 am, 09:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Sky Trek gives you access to a world of incomparable beauty, tropical cloud forest canopies. Through jumping, flying, and gliding, experience what it is like to be and inhabitant of the canopy. You will never forget the Sky Trek experience, which guarantees you 1317 meters of secure and comfortable sliding adventure.

What to bring: Camera, binoculars, jacket, hiking bouts, and repellent.


CANOPY TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Located in the private reserve of the cloud forest lodge, it has 3 platforms, 2 traverses and a rappel. The tour starts with a short-guided hike through the cloud forest and spectacular climb up a rope ladder through the middle of a huge strangler fig. Once on the platforms you slide from platform to platform, assisted by our expert guides, a then rappel back to forest floor. The platforms vary in height from 20 meters to 33 meters above the forest floor. The cloud forest generally has several layers to the canopy, which can all be seen on the tour. The climate in the Monteverde area is generally warm to cool. Shorts can be worn, but jeans are comfortable as well and hiking boots area a good idea, as it rains frequently. Insect repellent, camera and binoculars are also recommended.

What to bring: Camera, binoculars, jacket, hiking bouts, and repellent.


HORSEBACK RIDING
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 a.m.

Enjoy our private farm!!! The length of the tour is approximately 3 hours. You will have chance to see toucans, our waterfall and the charming little village of Canitas.

What to bring: Insect repellent, rain coat, Binoculars, camera.


MONTEVERDE RESERVE
Approximate pick up time: 07:00 a.m.

This reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilarán Mountains ( elevation 2300-2600 Mts.)  Encompassing eight different ecological life zones and protecting over 100 species of mammals, 400 of birds, and 1500 of plants. From January to July, depending on your luck and patience, you may observe in their natural habitat the resplendent quetzal, occasionally a dozen or more individuals at once, the three-wattled Bellbird, the Emerald Tourconet, and white face-Howler Monkeys. The trained eye of your guide will discern the track of some of the more timid residents, or the animal itself quietly perched in the orchid and bromeliad-laden green foliage.

What to bring: Light clothes, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, hiking shoes.


QUIET TRAIL RESERVE
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 a.m.

“Sendero Tranquilo” is 200-acre private reserve nestled the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Guacima River. This is a personalized, guided tour along tranquil little-used paths through virgin forest. Most animals and birds in the rainforest are shy and secretive by nature, but your guide will discover the sings of their passing.

What to bring: Light clothes, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, hiking shoes.


Tour Descriptions Arenal


PEÑAS BLANCAS RIVER WHITE WATER RAFTING
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

This is the most adventure you can have in a half-day tour!! Close to the magnificent, active Arenal Volcano. At just 30 minutes from la Fortuna, the Peñas Blancas River is one of the last free flowing rivers in Costa Rica. After a through paddle talk and explanation of the equipment we are ready for the river. This section of the river has 20 class III rapids to get you moving. Along the way we stop for a swim and to have some fruits.

What to bring: Appropriate shoes, light jacket, bathing suit or swim trunks, change of clothes, towel, and waterproof camera.


ARENAL VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS
Approximate pick up time: 4:00 p.m.

The Arenal Volcano is active since 1968, it constantly ejects gases, water, fumaroles, and sometimes the eruptions are accompanied with powerful thunders. The ashes are carried by the wind over long distances especially to the northwest area of the volcano. The lava comes out of the crater with a very high temperature and it cools off as it flows down. At the Hot Springs enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, swimming suit, towel, and camera.
Dinner included.


ARENAL VOLCANO HIKING TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

Enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle Hike along the base of this marvelous “Mountain of Fire”.
The Hike begins on the active side of the volcano that takes you through the forest over recent lava flows and to the destroyed area now in the process of regeneration.

What to bring: Hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, and raincoat.


CAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío, both biological humid areas, considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. All “Nature Lovers” will have a 4-hour floating safari through Tropical Rain Forest and pastures.
This trip includes a homemade box lunch, regional fruits, soft drinks, natural juices, bottled water and cookies. All served in the surroundings of the green country site.

What to bring: Light clothing, comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, sun cream and insect repellent.
Lunch included.


MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

Specially for those who want to go on a bike trip to the area where the forest, the Arenal Volcano and the Lake meet and leads through a beautiful trail. The tour starts from the Arenal Lake Dam, where we take an old trail into the forest, where we will have the chance to see many different birds, for example: Squirrel Cuckoos, Keel Billed Toucans, Crested Guans, Trogons, howler monkeys and raccoons. This tour will be about four hours.

What to bring: Shorts pants, camera and sun lotion.


SAFARI FLOAT PEÑAS BLANCAS RIVER
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness as we quietly paddle the Peñas Blancas River. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous tropical birds await us! Our professional bilingual guide will share educational and interesting explanations of the plants and animals we encounter on the float. You will truly appreciate the wonders of Peñas Blancas River without a motor.

What to bring: Short pants, t-shirts, sandals, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.


VENADO CAVE TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 08:00 a.m.

The caves were formed during the Miocene period, 15 or 20 million years ago. For many years they were under sea level and due to tectonic movements they surfaced. The Guatuzos aborigines discovered the caves. Limestone rocks, stalactites, stalagmites and corals, form most of the caves. The underground river forms the whimsical stone formations. In the caves we will find marine fossils, and also bats, spiders and crickets. We will walk through the river and waterfalls from the upper part of the cave.

What to bring: Hiking shoes and extra clothes to be able to change when they finish the exploration of the caves.
Lunch included.


WATERFALL HORSEBACK RIDING TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

Lets get inside the forest with our horses searching for the beautiful waterfall 70 meters high. After some hours riding and discovering the exuberant flora and fauna, have the opportunity to swim at the “natural pool” at base of this majestic waterfall.

What to bring: Insect repellent, pants, raincoat, binoculars, camera, swimsuit, towel.


TORO RIVER WHITE WATER RAFTING
Approximate pick up time: 07:30 a.m.

This is a highly technical section recommended only for those with great deal of rafting experience. The first five miles are full of exciting Class IV and Class III rapids. Along this section, you can see many cliffs, beautiful falls, and lush tropical vegetation. After one hour on the river, we will stop on one of its banks to eat tasty fruits of the region.

What to bring: Appropriate shoes, light jacket, bathing suit or swim trunks, change of clothes, towel, and waterproof camera.


 


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