The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the best places in the world for bird watching. It is also habitat for an array of rare wetland animals such as sloths, monkeys, caimans, and bats among others. It takes a one and a half hour drive to get to Los Chiles, a rustic town from where we will take a picturesque 3-hour boat ride to Río Frío and Caño Negro Reserve. After a welcome drink and a snack, we will take a silent canoe ride through this extraordinary wildlife refuge, considered the most biologically diverse wetland area in Costa Rica.
Afterwards we will visit a fascinating reforestation project , where, you will be able to plant a native tree and receive a certificate and regular information about your tropical tree in Costa Rica. Local precious woods like Cocobol (rosewood tree), Caobilla (purple-heart tree) and others are available to re-forest the land. This tour is a superb experience that combines the opportunity to learn about tropical plantations, explore the rain forest and actively participate in a reforestation project.
Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fees, snack.
Juan Castro Blanco National Park is a privileged place for bird watching, as it holds an astonishing variety of rare species, including the colorful Resplendent Quetzal. The tour starts with an early morning drive from La Fortuna to the plains of San Carlos up to Juan Castro National Park. The reserve has 14,250 hectares of primary and secondary woods, set among the Central Volcanic Range. We will hike through fascinating trails, along cloud forests, watersheds and hot springs and visit an emerald volcanic lagoon, Pozo Verde. Finally guests will enjoy a delicious fresh trout fish lunch.
Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fees, lunch
This tour offers a great opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of Costa Rican rural communities. The tour starts with a visit to a family owned dairy farm, where guests will have the opportunity to milk cows and taste fresh dairy products. The journey continues towards Santa Clara town through a charming road surrounded by a variety of traditional plantations: sugar cane, plantain, and cassava among others. We will visit a local craftswomen association where guests will meet the artists and learn about how they make beautiful handicrafts from recyclable materials. Later we will visit Mr. Erasmo´s organic farm, where guests will discover about organic vegetable farming. Finally we will stopover Angeles Sugar Mill and enjoy a delicious homemade snack with sugar cane juice and "Chirrite", traditional sugarcane liquor.
Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fees, snacks
To start we will take a short 40-minutes drive from La Fortuna to Balsa River. Upon arrival guides will provide guests with all the equipment and an important security briefing. Guests will enjoy 2 hours of exciting whitewater action. As they float down the Balsa River, they pass through scenic forests and have the opportunity to spot an array of wildlife. They will paddle through crashing IV and V class rapids. Halfway through the river, they will take a short break to enjoy fruit and contemplate a small waterfall.
On our way back to La Fortuna, we will stop in a traditional Costa Rican hacienda, where guests will enjoy a delicious lunch and learn about the process of making sugar.
Includes: snacks, lunch, Private vehicle & guide,drinks & towels.