A family trip is one of the best experiences as it keeps the whole family together and fills it of thousands of moments to remember. You have chosen to travel to La Fortuna, San Carlos, a beautiful place with many options, from adventure,hiking, peasant tours, among others. With our Family Combo you have the best option to make activities suitable for all ages in a single day and for all tastes.
We will start at 8:00 am, our guide will pick you up at your hotel, we will make a short trip to reach the Territory of Sloths, this beautiful privileged land is approximately 5 minutes from the town of La Fortuna. There We can observe one of the most beloved animals of our country, the popular sloth,that captivates us always with its tenderness and peculiar behavior slow.
We travel approximately 1,500 meters of footpath,while our guide gives us great amount of information and explain the importance of protecting this species. Our specialized guides are experts in finding the sloths, so we can guarantee their observation. We must remember that the sloths are a lonely animal and that most of their time are sleeping and resting on the treetops.
We will end this part of the tour with some delicious seasonal fruits as a snack to continue our trip to a town called Agua Azul de La Fortuna, where in approximately 15 minutes we will be arriving at an agroecological farm, owned by a local peasant family that always receive us with their open arms.
There we will start the tour with a delicious natural juice as a welcome drink made on the basis of fresh fruits from the area where our guide will detail the main objectives of this family project,among which are the promotion of the sustainable use of natural resources and the preservation of Costa Rican customs.
After this warm welcome, we will carry out the manual milking of cows where any person can participate of this unforgettable pleasant experience. The youngest can participate in the milking and also feed small calves, chickens, observe rabbits, geese, quail, among other animal species that exist in a small farm.
Then we will participate in the process of extraction of sugar cane juice, being able to taste the fresh juice completely pure and also in combination with different ingredients such as liquor, mint and some other organic products obtained in the same farm. Then, we will go on to make a tasting of artisan liquor and other traditional products obtained through the fermentation process while we share observing the distillation process of artisanal liquor in the traditional Costa Rican way.
We will visit a small archaeological ranch where we can observe different indigenous pieces found in the same lands of the farm and at the same time use them in the creation of artisanal cacao with the chance to taste from the fruit, to the chocolate itself.
Finally, we can appreciate the garden with variety of beautiful orchids that adorn the patio of the house, as well as "the pharmacy", an orchard with interesting medicinal plants, which are still used by this family in the treatment of diseases, just as grandmothers did in the past.
At the end of the tour, we will enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch made with products made on the farm such as coffee,cheese, tortillas, among others. Without doubt an experience full of culture,tradition and Costa Rican customs.
With all the energy you get with this delicious lunch, we will say goodbye to the family & continue our trip to one of the most important tours in La Fortuna, visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park,combining a walk through the forest of the park, impressive views of the colossus and a boat ride on the Arenal Lake.
The trip is approximately 30 minutes to the Peninsula section of the National Park near from the Arenal Lake, once on thesite, a walk through a simple 1.5 km trail, throughout the tour excellent landscapes with views of Arenal Lake and Tilarán Volcanic Mountain Range in the different spots located along the entire path. At the end of the journey we will have the opportunity to climb to the observation platform about 12 meters high that give us a 360 degree view closer to the volcano, receiving a full explanation of its history, cycles of activity and geological formation.
At the end of the trail, we will take our boat and make a tour through the Arenal Lake and islets to try to find some animals.This is the ideal place to take the best scenic photographs of the volcano mountains around.
After about 45 minutes, the boat docks in the ArenalDam area, ending the activities of the day.
Those who wish to visit the hot springs of their choice for an extra cost can enjoy three hours there and then get back to your hotel in our modern minibuses.
- Visit to the Territory of Sloths
- Refreshment of fresh fruits
- Campesino Tour - Typical Costa Rican experiences.
- Traditional Costa Rican Lunch
- Hike in the Arenal Volcano National Park with boat trip through Lake Arenal
- Visit to Hot Springs of your choice.
- Suitable for the whole family.
- Mineral bottled water
- Entrance fee
- Transportation from the hotel with A/C & Wifi on vans
- Rain coat
- Hiking shoes
- Comfortable clothing
- Insect repellent