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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

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See the best of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano area in just one day with this tour. Start with a hike along the La Fortuna River, continuing to a suspension bridge tucked deep into the jungle. Then walk to a local indigenous village followed by a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Arenal Volcano for more hiking before wrapping your day up with a soak in a natural thermal river.
US$88.00 per adult
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Brian A wrote a review Jan 2021
Centerville, Utah316 contributions51 helpful votes
Drove 40 minutes because all their materials said you could make reservations at the desk. When we got there, the front gate was closed, nobody answered their little call box and they didn't answer the phone when we called. We were looking forward to our visit based on everyone else's recommendations but couldn't even get on property to find the reception desk and make a reservation. It was a nice drive through the small towns and countryside but other than that, a wasted half day.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Tanya Daty wrote a review Jan 2021
Lyons, Colorado87 contributions8 helpful votes
My 12 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this wildlife sanctuary. Our tour guide, Carlos was excellent and had a very good sense of humor. We loved prepping food for animals and seeing how the monkeys ripped through the little packages we prepared. What a great cause to support! I will definitely look into a two-week volunteer with homestay once covid-19 vaccines are common.
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Tara H wrote a review Dec 2020
Dallas, Texas43 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved our visit to this sanctuary. Very informative. We even saw a wild monkey who followed us around up in the trees.
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Date of experience: December 2020
djwingwang wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York55 contributions13 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our trip. Went spent a week traveling around to different national parks around the country and it was great to see the animals up close at the end of our trip. We were given the tour by Carlos who seemed to really care for the animals at the center. We did the volunteer program where we help prepare the food and feed the animals. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes animals. It was really nice to see the excellent care the animals received and that some would be able to be released back into the wild once fully rehabilitated.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Lynn P wrote a review Nov 2020
68 contributions8 helpful votes
This tour is a must if you are in La Fortuna! We spent 3.5 hours here this morning on the wildlife and volunteer tour. We arrived and were surprised by a standing ovation from their entire crew as we were their first and only guests on opening day as they have been closed since March due to Covid. Special! They are a true rehabilitation facility, but considered part zoo so they are allowed visitors. All animals are rescues and if possible rehabilitated back to the wild. Most were pets either confiscated or turned in when the owner could no longer handle the wild animal. Some are injured from cars or electric lines. Monkeys we learned are the hardest to put back in the wild as most were taken as babies so they did not learn life lessons from their mothers. Many birds had wings clipped by owners so they couldn’t fly. Over time, now that they are well cared for and fed properly they gradually can release back. Their colors also become brighter and more true with a proper diet. Amazingly we also saw toucans and monkeys that were not caged hanging around, visiting their friends. A big part of this tour is helping to prepare their meals including making them packages so that they have extraction exercises. Everyday their diet and extraction game is different. We then delivered them to the animals, which was really fun! The monkeys were super excited! It was truly an amazing experience, we learned so much and gained such an appreciation for places like this who care so deeply about them and spend a lot of efforts to care, rehabilitate and teach people, including our next generations why wild creatures should be kept wild. ❤️
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