Rappel down waterfalls and zip line across canyons in the shadow of Arenal Volcano on this exciting rainforest adventure just outside of La Fortuna. Ride a 4×4 into the forest, where guides will help you gear up for a thrilling course featuring a rock climb and five rappels, including the ?Monkey Drop? canyon zip line and four waterfall descents. After conquering this natural playground, freshen up in a well-equipped ranch house and reward your efforts with a delicious lunch of organic Costa Rican cuisine.
- Half-day waterfall rappelling and canyoning tour from La Fortuna
- Rappel down waterfalls and a canyon rock wall and zip line across the canyon
- Rock climb up a hidden rainforest canyon
- Change into dry clothes and use the amenities at a well-appointed ranch house
- Indulge in an organic lunch with homemade tortillas, salsas, fresh tropical juice, Costa Rican coffee, and cookies
- Family- and kid-friendly tour suitable for ages 5 and up
What You Can Expect
Your adventure starts at 7 am or 12 pm after a complimentary pickup from your hotel. From there, you will take a short 15-minute drive to a dirt road that leads to the canyon. Upon arrival, you will jump into a 4×4 truck, that has been outfitted for your comfort, with views of the Arenal Volcano from every seat. That ride will take an additional 15 minutes while your local guide points out toucans, sloths, monkeys, iguanas, and local farms. Your guide will explain the history of the Arenal Volcano and also the local “campasino” way of life.
When you arrive at the ranch house in the mountains, the guides will put your gear on and give you a detailed explanation of how to rappel. The guides will let you go as slow or as fast as you want, safely of course. There will be a safety line controlled by a guide at the top of each rappel. This will stop from falling if you let go of your rope. You will also have a guide at the bottom of each rappel, controlling the main rappel line for additional support. Easy trails will have trekked throughout the canyon. The canyon portion of this tour is approximately 2.5-hours.
With your gear on, your guides will lead you on an easy 5-minute hike on a well-maintained trail to the first rappel. After you rappel down into this spectacular hidden canyon, you will climb a short 15-foot route to the Monkey Drop zip line. You will zip line across the canyon, then rappel down from the cable to the canyon floor again. From there you hike on short well maintained trails in between each rappel. A total of 5 rappels, 4 of which are waterfalls and 1 canyon wall, as well as a rock climb. After the last rappel, you will take a short hike out of the canyon to another ranch house, with bathrooms, where the guides will help you take your gear off. You will jump back into the 4×4 truck, drive back down to the vans and off to the base offices and gardens (about a 30-minute drive in total).
This tour is suitable for all skill levels, ages ranging from 5 years old to 99 years young. No upper body strength is needed, but it is recommended that you are in moderate physical condition and ready to have fun!
You will be spoiled at the base offices with beautiful changing rooms and bathrooms including all amenities, and spectacular tropical gardens.? Then your guides will serve you an absolutely delicious organic Costa Rica lunch (vegetarian available upon request) with housemade tortillas, dressings, salsas, and fresh tropical juice. During lunch, you will be shown photos from your trip, (available for purchase). Fresh brewed Costa Rican coffee and cookies will be available for you to enjoy at your leisure. Then, you will gather back into the vans, and head to your hotel while you reflex on your unforgettable day.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fee
- Transport by air-conditioned van
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Minimum age is 5 years
- This is a shared, group tour
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Shoes that can get wet and have straps (no flip-flops) are required
- A change of dry clothes is recommended after the tour
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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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Pickup from your hotel or accommodation
Tour departs at 7 am or 12 pm
Pickup time varies by hotel location
4 hours (approx.)
Return to the original departure point