This was one of the most memorable activities I ever experienced. Randall was a great tour guide. He taught us the history of Costa Rica and its animals throughout the day without being boring at all. This activity gives you access to the hanging bridges, a spectacular waterfall (you can jump in the water, if you like) and then trek up a hill for a great view of the volcano. Definitely worth booking if you want to experience the Costa Rica rainforest and all its glory.
We were picked up from our hotel in La Fortuna around 7am and dropped off around 4pm.
we walked around a conservation and saw a couple hours worth of wildlife (boars, toucans, spiders, owls), vegetation, and about a dozen hanging bridges. the views were fantastic and it was an unbelievable way to start the day.
La Fortuna Waterfall:
lot of stairs going down to see the waterfall and going back up was tiring for 3 in-shape thirty year olds. the waterfall is a must-see. apparently you are allowed to swim in the water there but it was closed when we visited due to recent rains - got the feeling that it wasn't open to swim all that often.
Lunch was delicious. classic costa rican meal, had some beers. food was included, beer was not.
Hiked down a path and up a bit of a hill to get a beautiful close view of the volcano. note, this is not a hike up the volcano but you are very close to it. here Hector told us a lot about the history of the volcano and costa rica. there were some tough steps on this hike.