A full day of horseback riding through Monteverde, Costa Rica along a forest banked river and a stop at a local watering hole for a well-deserved drink!
Your horse trek adventure begins in the morning when you'll be invited to help tack-up your horse in preparation for the day (optional). Once mounted up your guide will ride with you along picturesque back roads through Monteverde's agricultural heartland where commerce and tradition mingle. As you ride keep your eyes peeled for sloths and toucans and enjoy learning about the rich cultural heritage of the area and learning about the coffee, banana and sugar crops grown in the area.
After a span of time you'll reach a babbling river that winds through forest. There you'll swap roads for trails and wind your way along the river while monkeys chatter at you from the trees.
Two and a half hours of riding will bring you to a secluded clearing on the banks of the river where you can rest your horse under the trees, enjoy a picnic and, if you like, a refreshing swim in cool, clear waters. The forest pulses with life and you'll marvel at the amazing biodiversity of the area and the unique tropical plant life of this region famous for its cloud forests.
Along the route back to the ranch, your guide will make time to stop at a local bar for a quick beer or a soft drink while you soak in the atmosphere. A final ride back to the ranch rounds out this full day adventure of horseback riding in Costa Rica.
Suitable for: Riders with moderate experience. The day includes approximately 5 hours in the saddle so a reasonable degree of fitness and comfort are required.
Tour Time: Full Day
Includes: Round trip transportation to and from your hotel, 5+ hours riding, gourmet picnic lunch and river swim. As with all our tours, helmets are included and rain ponchos are available.