1. Costa Rica
  2. Alajuela Province
  3. La Fortuna
  4. Arenal Volcano

La Fortuna: Small Group Family Farm & Sloth Experience

Product ID: 164256
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Hike an easy terrain trail through the rainforest, meet a real Costa Rican farm family, experience milking cows and taste-testing dairy products.
About this activity
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Transfers are included from hotels in Zone 1, including La Fortuna Town, Arenal Country, Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Los Lagos, Volcano Lodge, Volcano Inn, Arenal Springs, Arenal Manoa, Arenal Paraíso, Montaña de Fuego, Kokoro, Campo Verde, Carlos Lodge, Tacotal, Kioro, Tabacón, Mountain Paradise, Arenal Nayara, Villas Eco Arenal, Silencio del Campo, Royal Corin, Baldi Hot Springs, La Pradera del Arenal, Magic Mountain, and Lomas del Volcan. For hotels in Zone 2 a fee of USD 39.00 is added for transfers. This rate is per service for 1-6 persons at hotels in Arenal, El Tanque Airport, Lost Iguana, Arenal Lodge, El Bosque, and The Springs Resort. For transfers from hotels in Zone 3, the additional charge is USD 48.00. This includes Arenal Observatorio Lodge, hotels in El Castillo, hotels in Chachagua, and hotels in Muelle.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a sloth watching experience (guaranteed)
  • Hike an easy terrain trail for the whole family
  • Experience milking cows and taste-testing dairy products
  • Visit a traditional Costa Rican farm family
  • Savor a delicious traditional lunch prepared with farm-fresh ingredients
  • Walk through the Arenal Volcano National Park at Peninsula Trail
Full description
Starting with a 7:30 AM hotel pick up, you will take a short drive to the sloths' territory, a beautiful area just 5 minutes from downtown La Fortuna. The project has a path of 1500m, a little less than a mile, suitable for adults, families, and children of all ages. You will make a tour of approximately 2 hours in the midst of plants and a river bordering the property. The specialized guides are experts in finding them, so you can guarantee a sighting. This sloth observation tour in Costa Rica guarantees the proper management of resources, respecting the space of the species, and preserving its natural habitat. The naturalist guide will supply high-quality optical gear to grant a 100% satisfying observation without any impact to the naturally smiling sloths.

After this short hike, learn to milk cows. Next, taste-test homemade liquor, chocolate, and fresh milk as you see the alambique distillation process. Participate in the sugar cane extraction to obtain a delicious juice, and try it alone, with spearmint, liquor, or other of the farm's organic products. Visit a small archeological ranch to see ancient indigenous pieces and put them to work in the artisanal process of making chocolate. Finally, walk through and admire the orchid and medicinal plant gardens.

Take a short 20-minute ride to the Peninsula Sector at Arenal Volcano National Park near the Arenal Lake. Take a 1.5-kilometer hike. Enjoy excellent views of Arenal Lake and Tilaran Volcanic Mountain Range from the observation bays along the trail. Walk up to the observation platform for a closer look at the volcano.

At the end of the trail, enjoy a fresh tropical fruit buffet, then board your boat along the edges of this enormous man-made lake, observe the rainforest, islands, and aquatic birds. After 45 minutes on the boat, arrive at the Arenal Lake boat station sector.
Includes
  • Transportation to and from your hotel in air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Entrance
  • Traditional lunch
  • National Park entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Price per person (USD)
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 adults
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Premium baby backpack carrier for hiking with children are available without extra cost, subject to availability
• May be operated by a multilingual guide (English and Spanish)
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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From US$ 157 US$ 125.60 per person

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Ecoterra Costa Rica

Product ID: 164256