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2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall
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2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall

By Rain Forest Explorers
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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See more of Costa Rica’s rain forest on a tour that combines a river safari float with an easy walk to La Fortuna waterfall. Glide down the calm waters of Penas Blancas River and look for wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, and birds. Have a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a riverside restaurant, then walk through the rain forest to the waterfall and take a dip (conditions permitting).
from
RM 719.96
per adult
from
RM 719.96
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:
7h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Includes entrance fees and use of necessary equipment
  • Have lunch and coffee at a family ranch next to the river
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided

  • Rafting tour
  • Hike tour
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off only from La Fortuna area
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off outside La Fortuna


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is included from any hotel in the Arenal and La Fortuna area. If you are coming from a different destination please contact us so we can get a great price for you.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12186P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of bookin; Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information
  • It is recommended you bring: Tennis or hiking shoes a bottle of water, raincoat, comfortable clothes, repellent, swimming suit and camera
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Vegetarian options available upon request
  • Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Travellers must bring face masks, however if they do not have it available, we have a kit for each traveller that contains face mask and gloves if necessary. Groups and families of 5 travellers or more go private.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall?
2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall price starts from RM 681.18. Discover and book 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall on Tripadvisor
What is the 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall cancellation policy?
2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall?
2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall is hosted by Rain Forest Explorers. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rain Forest Explorers on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12186P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    La Fortuna Waterfall
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Rain Forest Explorers
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 3
    La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Tim O
Tim O
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Amazing day with Mario.
The Mystico hanging bridge tour was absolutely beautiful but without Mario the guide, we would not have been able t
danielpV425ZS
danielpV425ZS
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An Absolute Must Try Experience!
A great way to see two of the most popular sites in the Arenal area. I’d give this 6 stars if I could - both hotel
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W1548DXdonw
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Amazing Hanging Bridge, Volcano Hike and Riverside Picnic
Absolutely amazing experience and guides. We did the Hanging Bridges and Volcano Hike but the best part of the tri
H9269QUellenw
H9269QUellenw
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Great Tour guides Great Trip
My family and I started off doing the hanging bridges tour, then moved onto the volcano hike. We learned so much ab
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johnmE8089VX
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Great family day out
We really all enjoyed the day in Fortuna. With our children aged 12, 19 and 21 everyone was entertained by our know
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X7098QPmichaelb
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Among the best things you can do in Costa Rica -- great guide, great wildlife, great fun
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALONSO, WHAT A GREAT GUY!So we actually booked directly through them after Ta
JeremyWatford
JeremyWatford
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Highlight of our entire trip.
We spent a full day with Mario, beginning with a hike up the 1968 volcano trail to view lava fields, then a calm ra
gabriella s
gabriella s
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Fantastic day exploring the rainforest!
This was such a wonderful start to our time in Costa Rica! The day was perfect thanks to Carlos our tour guide. He
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jessicarE277DU
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Amazing
The guide Fabricio was really knowledgeable & friendly. I only recommend to eat breakfast before the tour because i
txjennilee
txjennilee
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Wonderful
We had a wonderful time with Fabio and Fabrizio. The tour was really fun ( a little terrifying if you are afraid of
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lindadR1054XG
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Fun in the rain!!
Carlos and johann were threat hosts. The day was fabulous despite the day. Can’t say enough about lunch and the wat
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Traveler35898347731
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Amazing experience!!
WOW… what an experience! My favorite activity was seeing the wildlife at Hanging Bridges - so cool seeing the anima
KaaBananahammock
KaaBananahammock
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Great guides and service, it can be done alone too
The experience itself was great. They picked us up on time and the guide was knowledgeable and accesible. The drive
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F7608VMemilyg
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Outstanding 4-1 tour - book it now!
We had the best day on our 4-1 tour with Canoa Aventura, and specifically our guide Abner!! (Shoutout to our driver
AladinKader
AladinKader
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Breathtaking
What an experience this was! First and foremost our tour guide Carlos was absolutely terrific, knowledgeable, helpf
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howthedogtravels
11 contributions
This was the perfect trip to introduce us to the Arenal and La Fortuna area on our first day here. The guide Carlos was extremely knowledgeable about Costa Rica, the La Fortuna area, the local volcanoes, native wildlife, and both the native and invasive plants and agriculture practices in the area. We were so impressed and pleased with how kind and friendly all the guides and staff were here!

On the trip we were able to see many monkeys, a toucan, iguanas, graceful water birds as well as vultures and hawks. Carlos expertly identified animals in the rainforest surrounding the river that we never would have seen on our own.

Following the river tour we had a snack at a beautiful garden cafe made of fresh juice and coffee, cheese, fried plantain and a local rice cake. The snack was much needed for the trip to come. The hike down to the Fortuna Waterfall is over 500 stairs down, and over 500 stairs back up. At the pool below the waterfall you can swim under the waterfall on a light water day, however since we went right after the rains the water was flowing too hard. We swam a bit down river instead.

After the trip was finished, we went to lunch at the company’s exclusive restaurant. It is not an exaggeration to say this was the best food we had on our trip. The meat and fish was cooked for many hours over a wood stove. The traditional beans, rice, plantain, and vegetable mix was served with meat, tomato salad, salsa and a delicious fresh tortilla made with beet juice for a vibrant purple color.

This trip and company are highly recommended! We would not recommend adding the volcano hike at the end. We did not do it and cannot speak to its intrigue, but everyone on our trip was so tired after the river tour and waterfall hike that those who booked the volcano hike ended up deciding not to do it after all.
Written 7 June 2022
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Martin A
2 contributions
Couples
Mario is the man! He is a very knowledgeable guide that can tell you all about the wildlife in CR. My wife and I had an excellent time on our excursion. Not only was the excursion down the river and to the waterfall a blast and educational, but we were also taken to very nice family run farms for snacks and lunch, where the food is excellent. I can't recommend them enough and if you use someone else, you would be making a mistake.
Written 7 January 2022
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Brian
2 contributions
We had an amazing day on the safari float and visiting the La Fortuna waterfall, topped off by a delicious, typical lunch at the family place. Our family of five which includes 3 grown kids could not have had a better experience. Our naturalist guide Carlos and Edgar picked us up at our resort outside of La Fortuna for the first adventure - the safari float trip. Right from the start we knew we were in for a great day. Carlos was informative and entertaining, explaining Costa Rican culture as well educating us about the nature we were experiencing. The float trip was really interesting - Carlos was very attentive to point out and explain the wildlife and vegetation. Then more great conversation as we went to the La Fortuna waterfall and splashed around in the pool below. The typical lunch at the family place was delicious and so relaxing. We highly recommend this trip and especially Rain Forest Explorers!
Written 15 January 2020
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Rain Forest E
Hola! Your words mean a lot and we all enjoy reading your comment, we are very happy to know you enjoyed the tour and felt comfortable all day. Thank you so much for appreciating what we do, you will always be very welcome. Pura Vida from all Rainforest Explorers family
Written 16 January 2020
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Anne S
Sandhurst, UK68 contributions
We spent two amazing days with Carlos, on the first day we did the river safari float and La Fortuna waterfall, it was tiring but a never to be forgotten experience. We also had lunch at the family ranch and were made to feel so welcomed by the family and staff. We spent quite a bit of time at lunch and did not feel rushed in any way, the food was also traditional and was fantastic.
Our first day was so enjoyable that we decided to another trip for the following day where we went to the hanging bridges,and again this was an incredible experience made even better by Carlos spotting all sorts of different animals. The trip was rounded off by a relaxing sit down to eat a fresh pineapple.
Also we cannot forget to mention Edgar who was our driver on the first day who was hilarious and extremely friendly.
Written 1 January 2020
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Rain Forest E
Thank you so much for sharing! and for give us the honor of create such a nice experience for you. Thank you again and please dont hesitate of contact us back if you are comming again to Costa Rica! Pura Vida fom all Rainforest Explorers family
Written 16 January 2020
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Flyer687372
1 contribution
Couples
Michael's English was excellent and he was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. Hansel was absolutely fantastic helping us make the climb up from the waterfall. The food was fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to everyone. Thank you for going above and beyond good service!
Written 8 February 2020
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Jeremy H
Kansas2 contributions
Amazing. This was easily one of the best tours we have ever been on. Both of our guides were fantastic! So knowledgeable and extremely fun to spend time with. We were able to experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer. 100% recommended to enjoy Pura Vida.

PS: Lunch was delicious and in a spectacular setting.
Written 2 November 2021
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1SiM1
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
We did the 4-in-1 tour with the safari float and Tabacón Hot Springs, and it was by far the best tour my friend and I have been on. Hansel was an absolute delight who was so knowledgeable, fun and personable. Edguardo was lovely and very friendly. The lunch was so delicious, thank you ladies for your wonderful cooking and the watermelon juice was delicious. This tour was absolutely sensational and would recommend to anyone who wants to pack as much into their day as possible. Thank you guys. Simone and Peta
Written 14 November 2019
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Rain Forest E
Hola hola Simone and Peta, Pura Vida from Costa Rica :) Thank you so much for trusting us, this is the best reward we can receive. Thank you for appreciating what we do, as a family project, your words mean a lot to us. You will always be very welcome. On behalf of Edgardo, Hanzel and all Rainforest Explorers family
Written 2 January 2020
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Crystal B
Livermore, CA3 contributions
Family
Tony and Mainor were our guides for one of our favorite Costa Rica adventures. We did the 2-in-1 river safari and La Fortuna waterfall with our 6 and 2-year-old children. They were patient and warm, incredibly knowledgeable and overall fun people to spend a day with. I had some nerves going into this with the two little ones, but Tony made it easy and let us move at our own pace (which is often dictated by toddler legs and potty schedules). And the meals! The snack between the two was fabulous, but the meal we had at the end of our adventure really was one of our favorite parts of our whole trip. The food was fresh and delicious, the location was so beautiful and the women who prepared our meal were simply lovely. We couldn't possibly recommend the whole experience enough -- it was a highlight for sure!
Written 21 June 2018
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Thank you so much for trusting us and allowing us to receive such comment from you, this is the best reward we can receive. Thank you for appreciating what we do, as a family project, your words mean a lot to us. You will always be very welcome. Pura Vida!
Written 12 July 2018
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headmixer
Bournemouth, UK79 contributions
Couples
The raft safari starts after a short drive from the hotel, unfortunately ours started with a bang as our raft exploded when they tried to pump it up and we had to wait for another raft to be brought out to the start point. The guide was a nice friendly lad who obviously enjoyed his work. A lovely relaxing float down the river with lots of birds, reptiles and a few mammals to spot amongst the trees and rocks. We "saw" a furry anteater up in a tree (you wouldn't know it with the naked eye) which the guide said was only the second one he'd seen in 15 years guiding. Even the short rainfall didn't distract from the relaxation. After the safari finished, we had a snack and then on to the famous waterfall (back towards town).

The entrance is imposing and you are warned about the 500 odd steps you need to walk down to get to the base, you even have to sign a health disclaimer! Just inside the entrance there is a viewing platform where you can see the water emerge from the jungle cliff on the opposite side and drop down into the pool you are about to walk down to.

What goes down must come up so after making your way all the way down to the lower viewing area (where we were advised against going in the pool due to the sharp rocks) you realise what a waste of time that decent was and also realise you've now got to walk all the way back up. I wasn't going to be put off so braved the sharp rocks (he wasn't kidding) to slip into the very chilly water of the pool for a few moments before setting off back up the steps. It's a lot of steps!!

In reflection, unless you can't live without a bit of water spray on your skin, or love walking barefoot over jagged, slippery rocks why would anyone bother to climb all the way down and even weirder, back up again to see a waterfall from ground level when there is a perfectly adequate view from the top?

I'd do the river safari everyday of the week but not the waterfall, if it was the Victoria or Angel falls, maybe, but this isn't even a small wow let alone amazing.
Written 10 April 2018
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Dear traveller, Greetings from Rainforest Explorers, we thank you for all the explanation about your tour. We are glad to know you enjoyed the Safari float, is sad you were not aware of the trail to the waterfall. Fortunately it is a matter of likes and dislikes and other travellers have found the waterfall amazing, but I certainly agree with you that you must have some physical condition to make it. If you know of somebody travelling to Costa Rica that will enjoy an experience with us we thank you in advance for recommending us. Pura Vida!
Written 10 May 2018
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Traveljmr
Scituate, MA214 contributions
Family
This trip was amazing and well worth! We started out early. Our guide, Carlos immediately found us two species of Toucans and an elusive sloth on the roadside before we even got to La Fortuna Waterfall. The waterfall is breathtaking. The tour company prepared us well. Remember to bring water shoes and go early before the crowds arrive! We swam with some fish there too. Next we were off to the river for rafting. Carlos was so well versed in all things Costa Rica and he has been a tour guide for years. He even attracted some Howler monkeys for us. Even though it rained it did not hinder our enjoyment of nature. It is the rainforest after all, expect to maybe get wet. The lunch was homemade on a wood stove by a lovely Costa Rican woman. So good!! It Included coffee and ice cream too. Just book this tour - first rate, well educated and kind folks! We were done by early afternoon.
PS Don’t be intimated by the waterfall steps. Take your time, there are rest stops. I had a bad back and managed fine. Pura Vida!
Written 29 April 2022
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