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About this activity

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 outdoor private farm in the country side, 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: Enjoy the sweetness!

The Arenal chocolate tour is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most important Costa Rican traditions. The Arenal chocolate tour begins in the sugar cane fields where you will be able to taste delicious sugar cane juice. Next you will enter the cacao plantation, this is where the cacao beans that become chocolate are grown and also you will be able to observe the chocolate process and taste it.

4:00PM: Hotel Drop off!

This extraordinary half day is 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.

INCLUDES

  • Offered In English
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Entrances fee
  • Typical Lunch Provided
  • Transportation Provided

PRICES:

  • USD 160 Adults
  • USD 122 kids (3-11 years old)

Please submit your full name, email address, phone number, date of the tour reservation once you purchase the service. Feel free to ask for more info at [email protected]

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1 Review for 3 in 1 – Safari float+ la fortuna waterfall + chocolate tour

Pablo Gross

24 Reviews

Fortuna is so green

5/ 5

My kids have a great time in Fortuna and what to do helps us to enjoy our time here.

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