Tour begins at 8:00 a.m. when a trailer picks you up in the town of “La Fortuna”. During the tour we will learn about the relationship and interaction of the inhabitants with the Arenal Volcano, its effects on land prices, the traditional way of living, agriculture, cattle breeding and its history, living fences and much more. Around 8:40, a hike at Ecocentro Danaus to see frogs, snakes, butterflies, lots of birds and talk about natural history of the tropical rainforest. After Danaus we will make a very interesting visit to a Costa Rican family which welcomes us with a “cafecito” and fresh homemade bread, and some of their our everyday living stile. Close to their home we will find the “Pulpería” de Sonafluca”, the local rural grocery store, where the participants can buy soft drinks or snacks, if they wish, and interact with the owner and local clients. At Sonafluca’s Primary School, the children will present a selection of local folk dances and information about the educational system in Costa Rica. We will be able to have a very nice interaction with the children.
Finally, about 1:30 p.m. we will arrive to a site full of history, culture and traditions: “La Casona Río Fortuna”, where you will be told about some aspects of its 100 years history, the vicinity and its inhabitants. Surrounded by a natural ambiance and the majestic view of La Fortuna River and the Arenal Volcano, we’ll be delighted with a traditional lunch prepared at the house where we started before returning to your hotel.
Recommended: Insect repellent, rain coat, binoculars, camera, light clothes and walking shoes.
Tour includes: Transportation, guide, coffee break and typical lunch.