The Horseback Ride to Tocori Waterfalls is a unique tour that combines natural beauty, nature, and local culture into one unique experience. In one action-packed tour, you will horseback ride on a country farm, walk through the jungle, observe and swim beneath a waterfall, and then spend time at the family farm, enjoying a traditional Costa Rican meal!
The day starts when you are picked up from your local area hotel. Those staying in Manuel Antonio will drive for about 20 minutes to the farm after picking up other adventurers. Guests staying in Jaco, Uvita, or Dominical will have a longer drive.
When you arrive at Rancho Don Gilberto, you will meet your guide. He will fit you with a helmet, provide a brief safety and instructional speech on horseback riding, and then you will be matched with your horse.
You will ride along a trail that eventually cuts through fields and forest for about an hour. Then you will walk along a trail towards the waterfalls. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the plants, animals, and history of the area.
There are four waterfalls at the Tocori Waterfalls, 1 requires almost no walking, but if you can walk about 1/4 mile, you will discover the rest. Don’t forget your camera for the stunning views! And don’t forget your bathing suit so you can swim below the falls!
After taking in the scenery and cooling off in the stream, you will ride back to the private ranch for a delicious Costa Rican style meal. Casados, BBQ, and fresh local fruits will be served. You will also have time to see and learn about indigenous herbs and plants.
Following lunch, you will be returned to your hotel. The tour is expected to last around 4 – 5 hours including transfer times from Manuel Antonio and longer for those staying in Dominical, Uvita, or Jaco. Of course, this is subject to change due to the nature of the tour. Riders should not weigh over 200 pounds. Participants should be able to ride at an easy pace for around two hours. Your adventure includes bilingual guide, lunch, drinks, and transportation.
- Horseback ride at a Costa Rican ranch
- Visit and swim beneath the Tocori Waterfalls
- Eat a Costa Rican style lunch at the rancho