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Private Tour: Horseback Riding Waterfall and Rainforest Hike Adventure in El Castillo

From US$119.00
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
Private Tour: Horseback Riding Waterfall and Rainforest Hike Adventure in El Castillo
From US$119.00
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Private Tour: Horseback Riding Waterfall and Rainforest Hike Adventure in El Castillo
Ride a horse to a jungle waterfall, a traditional farm and a scenic mountainside on a 6-hour private tour from El Castillo. Watch for sloths, monkeys and toucans as you ride alongside your guide, then continue on foot to a towering waterfall. Enjoy a Costa Rican lunch on the farm, explore the property’s gardens and pastures, then ride up a nearby mountain to get sweeping views of the Arenal volcano, Lake Arenal and the lush Monteverde hills.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a central location in El Castillo, close to La Fortuna at 8am. The guide will give you a safety briefing before you head out on a 20-minute drive to the Cano Negro River.

Here, you will start your horseback riding adventure which will last one hour and take you up the river and through the forest, ending at a subsistence farm. The tour continues with hiking for about 20 minutes on a steep trail towards a 42 meter tall waterfall. Once there, you can enjoy the surroundings, take pictures and rest or get in the water and even walk behind the waterfall.

After your waterfall visit, you will get back on your horse and ride up the mountain to get amazing views of Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal and the forested hills of Monte Verde. The horse ride continues back to your vehicle at the Cano Negro River at which point you will travel back to el Castillo for Farm to fork lunch experience at local artisan shop.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2018
A Must do in El Castillo!

My family had two weeks in Costa Rica and on our last night in San Jose we decided on a whim to go on a horseback ride while we were staying in El Castillo. This was the best day during our entire trip in Costa...More

1  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile
Incredible experience

We never write reviews but we had to write about the unbelievable day we spent with Mikey, Memo, and everyone at La Gavilana. If you are looking for the true Costa Rica rain forest experience you won’t be disappointed with this incredible day. None of...More

2  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile
Wonderful experience

We recently had the wonderful opportunity of going on this epic adventure with Mikey!! You have to do it!! Gorgeous views , fabulous waterfall, and more importantly great people! Well worth the money and a trip you won’t regret! Can’t wait to go again! Be...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 10 April 2018
This isn't a five-star day--it's a ten!

We've traveled a fair amount, ridden horses, eaten good food, even walked behind waterfalls elsewhere. Yet this tour, offered through La Gavilana, was without question one of the top five days of my life. We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather, so we enjoyed...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had a week in Costa Rica. The first night was in San Jose because we arrived late and driving to La Fortuna at night was not recommended. The next morning we pick up a small 4 wheel drive and headed out for the 3...More

Thank Bestof47
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