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Chaves Tours

La Fortuna, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
506 2479-0606
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Owner description: Be picked up from any of the tourist hotels in Fortuna. We take them to the stable where the journey begins. This tour is approximately 1 hour, where... more » Owner description: Be picked up from any of the tourist hotels in Fortuna. We take them to the stable where the journey begins. This tour is approximately 1 hour, where you see a great variety of flora and fauna, plus spent three natural rivers, our guides will explain what is going to see during the trip. About 300 meters before reaching the waterfall stop the horses and undertake a short hike to the waterfall where they have about 1 hour to swim in the refreshing waters, take pictures or simply enjoy the peace and quiet to live there. After that we return that lasts about 1 hour. « less
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Hyogo, Japan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Very exciting and wonderful experience! Guess how much I worried to include this activity in my group trip. All the members are over 70s and the oldest lady is 85. They were scared of horses at the beginning. But everybody got used in ten minutes and enjoyed horseback riding on the ranch and fields, then got excited passing the stream... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We made a snap decision to go horseback riding and did not regret it. Our hotel (volcano Lodge) helped us arrange this tour and we were promptly picked up and transported with no problems. During our tour, there were a total of 6 riders (including us) and a guide. Our guide was wonderful and seemed to be right at home... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Beautiful terrain: streams, serene pastures, trees with toucans. Well-trained horses: they weren't typical trail horses that clung head to tail to each other. More experienced riders could trot and canter through open fields while beginners rode at their own pace. Because of so much rain there were muddy spots, but the horses were confident and sure-footed. Our guides were experienced,... More

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NYC
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

While the terrain traveled was lovely (we rode through a cow pasture filled with grazing cattle and through streams to get to the main attraction - the waterfall), this was not the best guided horse tour I've ever been on. Not because of what we saw, but because of how the operation is run. The guide saddled 20 or so... More

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YENDER C, Manager at Chaves Tours, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment, we appreciate your time please note in Costa Rica no under age kid can work, so this kids that when on the tour that day, riding with us they do it for fun, usually in the farms children learn how to ride before they learn to walk. our horses are very well treated,... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

horseback riding to the waterfall was great, even when we had never rode before the horse are quite tame and trained. the walk up from the waterfall pool was the hard part, but it was fun, nice cattle ranch thank you all

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Manchester, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Healthy and well behaved horses. First time on a horse for all of us. Which included our 11 year old daughter. It was awesome! and what a view thru the countryside and waterfalls. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

the hotel we were staying book us on this tour and others we did love the ride on the farm but overall the waterfall, it was amazing, the view from the looking spot was the best thank you chaves tours for such a wonderful experience

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

we took the horseback riding to la fortuna waterfall, the ride at the cattle farm was fantastic, the guide Joel was very informative and professional as we have never rode, he took time to explain us everything and all we needed to know the only hard part was walking up the steps at the waterfall

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We did horseback riding in to places in costa rica, but the one we love the most was this one, Eric the guide was helpfulness and knowledgeable. we did the horseback riding to the waterfall, the hard part is walking up the 500 steps from down below, but it worth to do it

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My wife and I were vacationing in the low season, so when we went on the ride to the La Fortuna waterfall, it was just Rudy, my wife and I. It was an awesome experience. The horses were gentle, although my wife's horse didn't like being in the back of the pack, so it would trot to get ahead of... More

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