Horseback Riding Tour
To begin this tour, you will hike approximately 300 meters from the lodge back to the gondola pass over the Pacuare River—an experience in itself! When you reach the other side of the river, the horses will be waiting, along with a horseman from the region. Accompanied by one of our guides, the group will travel along a dirt path from which you can appreciate beautiful views of the Pacuare River, as well as protected forest.
The first part of the ride is a climb up to an intermediate point from which you can view the tiny community of Bajo del Tigre where most of our employees come from. You’ll continue through secondary forest and fields before arriving at this small community. You`ll visit the home of a local family and try a typical Costa Rican snack, such as “picadillo”, while seeing how they live. You will then visit the community`s one-room schoolhouse (during weekdays and school days ) where one energetic teacher teaches all grades . From there, it is a one hour ride to the river, where you’ll say “adios” to your horse and cross the river again in gondola before arriving back at the Pacuare Lodge.
Duration: The tour is approximately two hours and must be reserved in advance. It is only available in the morning since horses are brought from Bajo del Tigre.
Difficulty: Beginners to Intermediate
Minimum Age: 12 years old
What to bring: 1 pair of light cotton hiking trousers or jeans, Insect repellent , Camera , Binoculars, Hiking shoes or sneakers
Included: Guide, horses and snack