Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna
Sloths Watching + Costa Rican Farm Experience
- Departure from : Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna
- Tour time : 07:30
- Duration : Full Day
- Difficulty Level : Easy
- Minimum Age : 2+
- Notes :
The tour knowledgeable guide will pick you up from your hotel and then you will take a brief journey to reach the enchanting Territory of Sloths, a privileged land located approximately 5 minutes away from the town of La Fortuna. Here, you will have the opportunity to observe one of our country's most beloved animals, the charming sloth, known for its endearing nature and leisurely behavior.
During our excursion, you will traverse around 1,500 meters of scenic footpaths while your guide imparts a wealth of information and emphasizes the importance of protecting these species. The experienced guides possess remarkable expertise in locating sloths, ensuring a guaranteed sighting. It's worth noting that sloths are solitary creatures, spending a significant portion of their time sleeping and resting on treetops.
Concluding this segment of the tour, you will indulge in a delightful snack of seasonal fruits before continuing the journey to a town called Agua Azul de La Fortuna. In approximately 15 minutes, you will arrive at an agroecological farm owned by a local farming family, who graciously welcome you with open arms. Your visit to the farm will commence with a refreshing natural juice made from fresh fruits sourced from the area. As we savor this welcome drink, your guide will provide insights into the main objectives of this family project, which include promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and preserving Costa Rican customs.
Following this warm introduction, you will partake in the hands-on experience of manually milking cows. This unforgettable and enjoyable activity is open to all, including the younger participants who can also feed small calves, and chickens, and observe rabbits, geese, quail, and other animal species residing on the farm. Next, you will engage in the process of extracting sugar cane juice, relishing its pure and invigorating taste. You'll have the opportunity to combine the juice with different ingredients like liquor, mint, and other organic products obtained from the farm. Additionally, you will indulge in a tasting of artisanal liquor and other traditional products derived from the fermentation process, all while witnessing the distillation of artisanal liquor in the traditional Costa Rican manner.
The journey continues with a visit to a small archaeological ranch, where you can admire various indigenous artifacts discovered on the farm's lands. Moreover, you will witness the creation of artisanal cocoa, from tasting the fruit to experiencing the final product - chocolate. Lastly, you will have the chance to appreciate the diverse array of beautiful orchids adorning the patio of the house in the garden. Additionally, you will explore "the pharmacy," an orchard filled with intriguing medicinal plants that this family still employs in the treatment of ailments, echoing the practices of our ancestors.
As the tour concludes, you will relish a delectable typical Costa Rican lunch featuring farm-made products such as coffee, cheese, tortillas, and more. This truly immersive experience encompasses our rich culture, traditions, and Costa Rican customs. With all the energy you get with this delicious lunch, you will say goodbye to the family & come back to Fortuna town.
- Sloths Watching on their natural habit.
- Immerse yourself in the rich culture, traditions, and customs of Costa Rica
- Participate in the hands-on experience
- Experience tropical vegetation
- Round trip transportation
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance fees to Territory of Sloths
- Water, snacks, fruits
- Typical Lunch
What to Bring
- Comfortable Clothing
- Running Shoes / Hiking Shoe
- Bug spray (though not necessary)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- All tours are subject to availability.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
- All cancellations must be sent via email to [email protected] at least 72 hours before the tour to receive a full refund.
- Any changes to tours must be sent via email to [email protected] at least 24 hours before the tour, and is subject to availability.
- From December 15th – January 5th (Holiday Season) cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the tour to receive a full refund.
- For events beyond our control we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options, so you don`t miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run.
- No shows of any services purchased, are considered as cancellations and are non-refundable.
- Once travel commences there will be no refunds made on unused portions.
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