Tour begins at 8:00 a.m. when a trailer picks up the clients in La Fortuna town, during the tour we will learn about the relationship and interaction of the inhabitants with the Arenal Volcano, its effects on land prices, the traditional way of living, agriculture, cattle breeding and its history, the living fences, and much more.
Around 8:40 , a hike at Ecocentro Danaus to see frogs, snakes, butterflies, lots of birds and talk about natural history of the tropical rainforest.
After Danaus, we will make a very interesting visit to a Costa Rican family which welcomes us with a “cafecito” and fresh homemade bread, and some of their our everyday leaving stile.
Close to their house we will find the “pulpería” de Sonafluca, the local rural grocery store, where the participants can buy soft drinks or snacks, if they wish so, and interact with the owner and local clients.
At Sonafluca’s Primary Schoo, the children will present us a selection of local folk dances and information about the educational system in Costa Rica. We can have a very nice interaction with the children.
Finally, about 1:30 p.m. we will arrive to a site full of history, culture, and traditions:
LaCasona Río Fortuna, where you will be told about some aspects of its 100 years history, the surroundings, and its inhabitants. Here, surrounded by a natural ambiance and the majestic view of La Fortuna River and the Arenal Volcano, we’ll be delighted with a traditional lunch prepared at the house, before the ride to the hotels.