Early morning pick up at your San Jose area hotel to begin hour trip enroute to Upala Bijagua-Cañas. At a designated point we will detour to a gravel road for the last 7 1-2 miles to the Tenorio Volcano National Park reception area to start a 1 mile walk to the Rio Celeste waterfall, and the thermal Teñideros, the site where the water becomes turquoise by a chemical phenomenon. The place is ideal to enjoy the unique scenery of the river, the waterfall and the rain forests of the Tenorio Volcano Volcán Protected Zone. Overnight at B&B offering scenic views of the Tenorio and Miravalles Volcanoes.
Morning visit to the Indian Reservation in Malekus Guatuso (600 inhabitants, 2900 hectares), where community leaders will guide us on the trails to learn about their use of medicinal plants, graves, native farms, crafts and recovery of their language-Malekus Jaica, ending the visit with a presentation of an ancient ceremony of the Holy God, Nature, and Man. In the afternoon, travel to La Fortuna to visit the Arenal Volcano National Park and the views of the lake and dam. Evening visit for a relaxing soak and dinner at the Tabacon Spa. Overnite at Hotel. (B,D)
Morning aerial Tram Tour with impressive views of the countryside, Arenal Volcano and Lake, the ancient and extinct Cerro Chato volcano, the cloud forests and the plains around. After lunch, drive back to San Jose and dropoff at the hotel of your choice. (B,L)