This is the quintessential Arenal Volcano tour to do when you’re in La Fortuna! The Arenal Volcano Rainforest & Natural History tour takes you through lush rainforest along the base of Costa Rica's most famous volcano. Our experienced, bilingual naturalist guide will point out interesting plants and wildlife in the vibrant primary and secondary rainforest of the nature reserve that skirts the Arenal Volcano National Park.You’ll then arrive to the observation point of he Arenal Volcano -- this is the closest you can get to the base of the Arenal Volcano -- and the perfect vantage point to take remarkable photos as the sun sets behind the Arenal Volcano. Then it's time to head to the Baldi Hot Springs. Enjoy more than 15 different volcanic hot pools, swim-up bars, free lockers, restaurant, with friendly, personalized service at this Arenal hot springs location. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious dinner at the resort resturant.
Depending on your choice we start the adventure at Arenal Volcano National Park to hike through 4 km (2.5 miles) trail called "Lava Slides of 1992" which will take us as close to the Mighty Arenal as possible without risking your safety. From there, if the skies are clear, the views of the Arenal Lake, the secondary forest, and the areas devastated by previous eruptions will be impressive but if your choice was the Hanging Bridges we will go to Mistico Park where we will go for 2 miles Hike and with some luck, we will be able to see: howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white faced cappuccino monkeys, Lots of birds, snakes, armadillos, coatis, and other animals the third option is to start the day with a raft ride by the river Peñas Blancas where you will enjoy one of the best places to appreciate nature and wildlife; After our hike on the rain forest or the Safari trip we will continue our journey to La Fortuna Waterfall a beautiful place with a lot of vegetation around it, once there we will hike down (500 steps with some resting areas) to the waterfall base to go for a swim On the cool pristine waters of La Fortuna river, after all this exercise you will be hungry so we will take to a nice restaurant near by to enjoy a delicious lunch.
What to bring: Hiking shoes or tennis shoes, comfortable clothing, raincoat or poncho, insect repellent, swimwear, and money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs.We include: Transportation to and from your hotel or Airbnb in air conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi, bilingual naturalist guide, Safari Float by Raft, La Fortuna Waterfall, Costarican Lunch, and insurance policy.Pick up time: It will depend on the place of collection, exact time will be sent in final confirmation.Duration: 7 hours