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What to Bring for Arenal Volcano & Waterfall Horse Journeys


You should bring light weight, but tough clothes that will allow you to go into the forest with the greatest protection and comfort. Remember that you will probably get wet at some point, either by rain (you can not have rain forests without rain!) or by walking up or through the river beds. Cotton clothing is best, avoid synthetics that trap body heat and moisture, bring T-shirts, blue jeans or long cotton pants, light natural fabric jacket, sweater, athletic shoes, boots, bathing suit and cotton shorts. If you have your own hiking boots, or other specialized equipment, such as binoculars, magnifying glass, Swiss army knife, etc., bring them along. No luggage limit as all transfers are by land.
The tone here is casual wear - it is not necessary to dress up to go to dinner. Comfortable lightweight is best. In the higher elevations, San Jose, the volcanoes, or Monteverde, temperatures are cool and sweaters or light jackets are suggested.

Pack as lightly as possible!!

Suggested items, and Starred (*) items we consider essential:
- Walking or athletic shoes with a good tread suggested for walks
- Riding boots with a bit of tread will be the most comfortable.
- *Sturdy waterproof sandals or river shoes
- *Insect repellant - with DEET
- *Sunscreen - with high sun protection factor, such as SPF 30-40
- Hat or cap rain and sun protection-your personal riding helmet if you like your own, or we do provide riding helmets.
- Sunglasses NOTE: If you wear glasses remember to bring a croakie so you won’t loose them during activities.
- Binoculars (being in Costa Rica without good binoculars are like snorkeling without a mask)
- *Flashlight
- Pocket knife
- Extra socks
- Check batteries in camera – the most often heard complaint from our guests is that their camera batteries don’t last through the day.
- Shirts made from light weight, natural fibers. 1 pair of shorts should be enough if you are just coming for the trek, if you plan to stay in Costa Rica for more time, you will want to bring a few more pairs.
- *For Riding you may want jeans or other durable riding pants. Long pants are required.
- *One or two swimming suits and sweat pants for sleeping and relaxing
- *Poncho or rain gear. Durable rain gear with a hood.
- Light jacket or sweater for higher elevations and chilly nights
- *Day pack (For valuables/camera/passport-so you can carry these items with you at all times). We do provide saddle bags. The Day pack is good for other excursions.
- *Container for drinking water. In most of Costa Rica it is not necessary to buy bottled water. The water in our area is pure spring water.
- Plastic zip lock bags - for keeping books, binoculars and other items dry and for wet clothing.
- Money in small demonations-$20’s, 10’s, 5’s and 1’s. It is hard to cash $100 bills in some places; most places do not take travelers checks. ATM machines are commonly found in any city with a bank. Bring a back up bank card if possible. Notify your bank and credit card company that you will be in traveling in Costa Rica so you won’t have trouble using your cards out of your home country.
- *Easy to carry healthy snacks, energy bars.
- Small first aide kit with moleskin for blisters from hiking boots.
- Ear plugs – Costa Rica has lots of dogs and roosters and birds can be very noisy at dawn.
- Spanish/English dictionary and calculator for figuring currency exchange.  

Sensible Precautions
Almost all encounters with noxious insects & plants can be avoided by watching where you walk and sit, by not touching non-recognizable insects, plants, etc; by tucking pants in your socks, by using an insect repellent, by spraying shoes and ankles to avoid bites, by always following tour guide's instructions to the letter, and finally, avoid using perfumes, after-shave, or other scents that will attract insects.  Please leave your valuables at home.

Charitable Donations
Some of our guests want to bring things to donate to less fortunate people. We support a safe house for abused girls and young women, Salvando Corazones. Used girl’s clothing, shoes, school supplies, books, even toys for girls 8 and over are greatly appreciated.

Most  important of all to bring to Costa Rica: Sense of adventure, open mind and  big smile!!! 
 
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Arenal Volcano & Waterfall Horse Journeys
Tour Code: IT-CRLL01
5 days / 4 nights ~$1,230.00
Dates : All year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day Ride, AP 4 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western
Horses: Costarricense de Paso, Quarter, Crioll...
Pace: Moderate with some canters. Some long ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
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