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Arenal Volcano riding tour

Arenal Volcano | La Palma, Alajuela 824417, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 10 activities in Alajuela
Type: Mountains
Owner description: With our healthy and well trained horses, we start this incredible guided tour, crossing rivers and through the trails in the rain forest, enjoying... more » Owner description: With our healthy and well trained horses, we start this incredible guided tour, crossing rivers and through the trails in the rain forest, enjoying all the views of the San Carlos plains, and the amazing lava paths of the majestic Arenal Volcano. We can see also, monkeys, birds like toucans, turkeys, hawks, falcons etc.Departure time: 8:30 a.m. / 1:00 p.m.What to bring: Long pants, hiking boots, suns screen, mosquitoÂ’s repellent, camera, binoculars and rain gear. « less
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I would really like to thank Jorge Montero, owner of Waves and Trails Travel for arranging our hotel and tours in the Arenal Volcano area, the volcano itself is spectacular, (but more spectacular if you do the horseback riding tour) my wife loved it and my children had a blast while doing the zipline and riding the horses overlooking the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

if you like horseback riding and being outdoors close to an active volcano--go for it. september and october will offer the best views

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This place is a dream come true. The Garden is unbelievable with beautiful flowers, trees, streams and waterfall. This is a spa resort and the bar is located in the middle of the swimming pool, so don't drink too much as fall off your stool. The backdrop is a live volcano where you can see the "steam" coming out of... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Went to the hanging bridge. What an experience! Walking hundreds of feets in a hanging bridge, saw white face monkeys and tropical plants

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My hubby and I were staying at the Treehouse lodge in SantaClara Costa Rica where Mark the owner suggested this trip. Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs Tour (night) Juan along with his son Edwardo picked us up right on time! Took us straight away to see the volcano. Juan was so informative, we could have been on a National... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

I bought evening passes to both hot springs (includes buffet dinner and access to spa from 5p-9p) as I was unsure which one to go to. If you want to go to both, I highly suggest going to Baldi first before Tabacon so you can fairly compare both. In addition, take a stroll around the hot springs before you eat... More

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Good Tour, but the food need to improve a little more

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Buford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The tour guide, "JOHNNY", who was hired by Costa Rica Dream Adventures, made our day at the volcano, river cruise and rain forest trek the most outstanding adventure we could ask for. He has been doing this for over 20 years and his knowledge was totally unbelieveable. From plant names, to animals we should be looking out for, to the... More

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upstate new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The flora and fauna around Arenal Volcano is inspiring! The volcano is an incredible sight. While in Costa Rica, if at all possible, you should visit one of the volcanic national parks. Arenal is among the most beautiful I have seen. The fact that the clouds cleared and we were able to see the summit and the activity was incredible.

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Albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Cloud forests and drive around lake are very scenic. But no volcanic action in at least last year. As you are forewarned, the ride is very slow. And long sections into & out of Santa Elena are unpaved.

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