Early morning welcome breakfast and orientation briefing with your guide. We then board our private vehicle for the journey overland through scenic mountains and rich agricultural land. At El Bosque, a small town near the Arenal Volcano we visit Don Erasmo Gonzalez, a local farmer who operates his organic farm with his four children. Visitors will see and learn about common Costa Rican crops such as coffee, bananas, medicinal plants, and more. At the end of the farm tour, guests proceed to the garden area where they can harvest organic vegetables and bring them to the farm’s restaurant where they will be washed and prepared for lunch. In addition to freshly harvested vegetables, lunch includes a hands-on demonstration on tortilla making which are then served with the meal!
Further into the Central Highlands we hike through a lush rainforest canyon for a refreshing swim under La Fortuna waterfall. We continue on to La Fortuna Hotsprings, a piece of paradise owned by Dona Mireya and her family. A Costa Rican typical dinner is served under a rustic rancho. Overnight at Hotel Arenal Nayara or Arenal Observatory Lodge.