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We currently have discounts for this tour!
Operated by Desafio Adventure Company
December 15th 2016 – December 15th 2017:
TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $150.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER ADULT: $22.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $128.00
Discount disclaimer: In order for a Pura Vida! eh? discount to be valid, a complete tour reservation form must be submitted via our website and accepted by our team. In addition, travellers must follow the steps/requirements outlined on our “How Pura Vida! eh? Works” page. Please note that Pura Vida! eh? discounts are: a) not valid for preexisting reservations already placed through other companies or tour operators, b) only valid for the specific day requested on the tour reservation form, and c) may only be claimed by the individual whose name appears on the tour reservation form. Tour reservation change requests may be made by travellers, but such requests are subject to approval by our team; unapproved tour reservation changes may result in a change or loss of the discount amount awarded. Tour reservation cancellations and no-shows will result in a loss of the discount amount awarded. All prices on our website including Pura Vida! eh? discounts are listed in the currency of US dollars, however at the tour operator’s discretion, tour payment may be collected in the currency of either US dollars or Costa Rican colones. For more information, please see our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Tour departure/return location: La Fortuna/Arenal
Tour times: 7:00am
Tour duration: Approximately 9 hours
Tour includes: Canyoneering tour, horseback riding to the La Fortuna waterfall tour, waterfall entrance fee, lunch, guide, and round-trip transportation to/from La Fortuna hotels (hotels that fall outside of the regular transportation zone may have an additional fee; leave us a comment at the bottom of this page if you wish us to confirm the transportation amount that would apply to/from your specific hotel)
Tour operator’s description: Make the most of your limited vacation time by going on two exciting tours in one day! Visit the Lost Canyon, the best place to go canyoneering in Costa Rica and then horseback ride to the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall. This is the perfect combination of adventure, nature and serious fun! Visit two of the most popular attractions in Arenal Costa Rica – the Lost Canyon for adventurous canyoneering and then finish off with a leisurely horseback ride to the breathtaking La Fortuna waterfall! The Lost Canyon Adventures canyoning base camp is situated deep into the Costa Rican rainforest. To get to the Lost Canyon, we will take you on our exciting Jungle Limo 4×4 Landcruiser vehicles and ride through the rolling hills of the gorgeous Costa Rican countryside. When you start your adventure, you’ll find out that canyoneering is more than just rapelling; it’s a full-body work out! You’ll use your arms, legs, and hands to climb through Mother Nature’s obstacle course – jumping into pools, sliding down a natural water slide, sitting under waterfalls, pulling yourself up some rocks and helping yourself down others in a downclimb. Then, finish your Arenal canyoning adventure with a 200-ft waterfall drop — you will do a little rappelling against the rock wall and waterfall, but then launch off in a guided-rappel the rest of the way and then letting go of your fears in a free fall drop! Talk about adrenaline! You’ll have to hike about 12 minutes back up the canyon to our Canyon Café and enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat lunch we call the WARRIOR BUFFET before heading back down on the Jungle Limo and being dropped off at the horse ranch entrance for your La Fortuna horseback riding tour! Upon arrival to the ranch, you will be introduced to your horse and guide who will provide safety instructions, provide you your helmet and tell you about the route you are about to take. Along the way, 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 La Fortuna waterfall, you will “park” your horse and head with your guide down to the La Fortuna Waterfall. There are 300 pretty-treacherous steps to get to the famous La Fortuna Waterfalland 300 to get back up! When you reach the bottom of the La Fortuna waterfall on this Arenal horseback ride, you’ll have an opportunity to take lots of pictures and swim in the cool waters of one of the largest waterfalls in Costa Rica. When your ready, 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 originated 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! It feels a little touristy, but its for a very good cause. The Maleku rely on funds they receive for selling their artwork and giving their presentations, so sit back and listen tot he enchanting tails of the Maleku.
- This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. Please contact us to inquire about tour availability if your travel group is comprised of less than the tour operator’s required minimum number of participants.
- This tour is comprised of two separate tours (the canyoneering tour including lunch is performed first, followed by the horseback riding to the waterfall tour); travellers are returned to their hotel in between (for approximately 1.5 hours)
MINIMUM/MAXIMUM AGE/WEIGHT/HEIGHT/OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Children must be at least 13 years old to participate.
WHAT TO BRING FOR TOUR PARTICIPATION
- Clothes to get wet in
- Sturdy water shoes (flip flops not permitted)
- Tennis shoes or other adventure tour footwear (flip flops not permitted)
- Dry clothes to change into after the tour
- Cash for souvenirs
- Interested in removing the waterfall visit portion of this tour? See the Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering Tour (La Fortuna/Arenal) for more information!
- Interested in removing the waterfall visit and adding a canopy tour to this tour? See the Canyoneering & Canopy Tour Combo (La Fortuna/Arenal) for more information!
- Interested in removing the waterfall visit and adding a rafting tour on the Balsa River to this tour? See the Mambo Combo Canyoneering & Rafting Tour Combo (La Fortuna/Arenal) for more information!
Familiar with our blog? Read our related blog post: Canyoneering In Costa Rica: Adrenaline And Assurance Found At The Lost Canyon