Trek through the unique lava landscapes of Arenal Volcano on a hike designed to show off different perspectives of Costa Rica’s most famous peak. Get an amazing view over Lake Arenal, hike along the lava fields from the 1968 eruption, and learn about the surrounding forest?s ecosystem from a nature guide. After the hike, reward your efforts with a soak in a warm volcanic river and a tropical cocktail.
- Safely get close to Arenal Volcano on a guided hike
- Choose the afternoon tour to watch the sunset over Lake Arenal
- Follow the Arenal 1968 trail to see remnants from a historic eruption
- Finish with a relaxing soak and mud bath in a thermal river
What You Can Expect
The best way to get close to the Arenal volcano, enjoy a jungle walk and visit the hot water river. At 8:00 am or 1:30 pm we start our pickup and go on our way to the far side of the volcano. It?s a 45minute drive on which you can see the Arenal from different angles. We start our visit at the deck of the Observatory lodge or Arenal 1968 trails. Here we enjoy the panoramic view of the volcano and Arenal Lake. We hike through gardens and forest, Along the way your guide explains about the ecosystem, the volcanoes and the animals you can see. Amongst others, we often see monkeys and tropical birds. We visit the Arenal and we explain more about the volcano and its history. We finish the hike at the entrance of the 1968 trails or Arenal Observatory to watch the sunset over Lake Arenal. On our drive down from the park, we will try to find the red-eyed tree frog. To finish the tour in the most relaxing way we take you to the natural hot water river. We relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and you can enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complimentary cocktail. At about 8 pm or 1:00 pm you?ll be back at your hotel.
- Entrance fees
- Local taxes
- National Park fees
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Ticket. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Centrally located Fortuna hotels, outside La Fortuna downtown may apply an extra fee.
8:00 am and 1:30 pm
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time
6 hours (approx.)