Without the convenience of a private tour, you?re likely to miss out on some of the Arenal area?s natural attractions. This guided tour from San Jose eliminates the hassle of slow public transportation and shows you top sites in the Arenal area in just one day?including the popular hanging bridges, a sustainable farm, and natural hot springs?plus provides useful information from your personal tour guide throughout.
- Arenal tour with three activities from San Jose
- Walk across the hanging bridges, visit a farm, and relax in hot springs
- Get a sense of the Arenal area?s top attractions from your private guide
- All transportation from San Jose with hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
Your private travel day begins with an early morning pick up in the lobby of your hotel. Travel by private vehicle through scenic mountains and rich agricultural land (3 hrs) to experience rural life in Costa Rica. Your first stop will be the hanging, bridges where you will discover the rainforest surrounding in the National Park area, offering views of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano.?A total of 16 bridges, covering about 2 miles (3.2 km), allows you to enjoy the attractive forest from a great vantage point. You will have a chance to see the thousands of species that inhabit this eco-system including, trees, flowers, plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, frogs and many others.
We are continuing to visit Don Juan Eco Farm!?This farm is environmentally important, because it utilizes methods that are environmentally friendly to raise animals, and grow crops. There are around 30 different plants and crops grown at the farm, including sugarcane,?annatto, and pineapples. Unlike most farms, they use dairy cows, pigs, hens, and tilapia as sources of food, fertilizer, and methane gas production. They think about sustainability as they use these methods, making sure that nothing they ever do causes harm to the local ecosystem. The owner, Don Juan, conducts organic compound manufacturing such as worm farming and bio fermenting. The main purpose of his farm is to educate people on the importance of being environmentally friendly, and the ways one can grow food organically. Enjoy a healthy, organic and delicious lunch done by Don Juan?s wife, Yamileth.
Then, you will be driven closer to the volcano to relax and enjoy the luxury hot springs. This beautiful place offers hot springs, pools, multiple restaurants and bars, and a wildlife preserve called the Wildlife Sanctuary. Located at the base of the reception building this area encompasses two acres of lush landscaping and an assortment of multi-level sun and shade terraces surrounding twelve pools. Eight of the pools are fed directly by water pumped from the hot mineral springs and the others are chlorinated but heated to various temperatures ranging from 84?F to 104?F.
Also at the springs, is a connected system of trails and seven spring fed pools located within a forest canyon just a short 325 feet (100 m) walk from the resort. The trail to these hot and cold springs, called the Heliconia Walk, is lined with different species of flowering Heliconias along with beautiful rainforest trees, plants, and vines. In the center of these pools is a small jungle bar called Los Perdidos (The Lost Ones) along with a water flume called the Monkey Slide. These pools range in temperature from 91?F to 104?F.
After, change your clothes and then enjoy a delicious dinner. When you are ready, you’ll be driven back to your hotel in San Jose or Arenal area.
- Activities: Hanging Bridges, Eco Farm, Hot Springs
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Local guide
- Private Transportation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (in San Jose)
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a raincoat and a camera
- A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
- Advisable to bring: bathing suit, towel, light sweater
You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.
Local operator information
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Tour departs from San Jose and Alajuela hotels
14 hours (approx.)