View the Arenal Volcano from the trail

Half-Day Horseback & Hiking Tour: La Fortuna Waterfall

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Key Details
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide

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What You'll Do
  • Ride through the Costa Rican rainforest
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the Arenal Volcano
  • Hike down to the bottom of the Rio Fortuna waterfall
  • Taste delicious tropical fruits while relaxing at the waterfall
Travel through the green Costa Rican rainforest on a horse! This half-day horseback and hiking tour takes you past the Arenal Volcano to visit the grand Rio Fortuna waterfalls. Costa Rican cowboys will lead you through the rainforest on this fun trip.
What to Expect
On this horseback ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall and Replica Indigenous Village, you will see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and dormant Cerro Chato Volcano off in the distance with gorgeous green countryside all around.

The horses are sturdy and friendly, bred for tourism and are well adapted to the wet, jungle environment of Costa Rica. This is a slow and easy ride up to the waterfall, so it is perfect for first-time riders, families, or people who really want to soak in the surrounding natural beauty.

Throughout your 1-hour hike through the rainforest and trails, your guide will point out wildlife, and you will get to see beautiful views of the green countryside and the breathtaking Arenal volcano. When you reach the entrance to the waterfall, you will "park" your horse and head with your guide down to the La Fortuna Waterfall.

There are 300 steps to get to the famous La Fortuna Waterfall and 300 to get back up! When you reach the bottom, you'll have an opportunity to take lots of pictures and swim in the cool waters of one of the largest waterfalls in Arenal.

Take your time as you head back up the staircase where your horses will be waiting to take you back to the ranch. On your way back, you’ll stop by a little thatched-roof cabin to learn about the Maleku, one of Costa Rica’s few remaining indigenous tribes that originates in the Arenal area. You will get to see their traditional handicrafts and learn about their culture and language. You might want to bring a little extra money to buy some authentic Costa Rican souvenirs!

PLEASE NOTE: The walk down to the water fall is not recommended for older people with hip, ankle or knee problems as the path is rather rocky and slippery. The Dos Pinos waterfall can be viewed from the upper platform where client dismount their horses without having to do the hike down to the waterfall on the difficult path.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guides
  • Fresh tropical fruit snack break
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel from the San José area
Meeting Point

The Desafio Adventure Company office is located at the center of La Fortuna behind the central church in the 3-story building with the "Desafio" sign.

What to Remember
Please re-confirm your tour with the Desafio Adventure Company TOLL FREE (US & Canada) 855-818-0020 or at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour.

Tours operate in rainy weather. In case of unfavorable conditions, the Desafio Adventure Company may change the tour to accommodate. The idea is to never miss a day of serious fun in Costa Rica!

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