Hiking in Arenal

4 In 1 Safari Adventure In Arenal Rainforest

Duration: 12 hours Super Easy

Duration: 12 hours Super Easy

Why we love this tour

Enjoy a nice ride on the river, discover the waterfall and surrounding rainforest, hike to the volcano and relax in the Tabacon Hot Springs - simply the best way to explore the Arenal area!

  • La Fortuna Waterfall visit
  • Swim in the canyon
  • Volcano base hike
  • Amazing rainforest wildlife
  • Tabacon natural hot springs
  • Traditional snacks and lunch
Duration 12 hours
Difficulty Super Easy
Children 4+
Languages English

What’s included

  • Lunch, diners, water and snacks throughout the day
  • Local bilingual guide
  • Entry fee to Tabacon hot springs, Waterfall Park and Arenal National Park
  • Roundtrip transportation

Pricing

Adult 287 $ / per person
Age 10+

Need to know before you go

What to bring with you:

  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers and comfortable clothes
  • Mosquito repellent, sunscreen and a raincoat

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If a shower or rain happens before or during the tour, it continues as planned, remember it is the rainforest and it should be expected. Unless there is a tropical storm in sight then the tour may be cancelled or postponed but we will contact you in advance to inform you.

Cancellation

With a 24 hour notice you can get a full refund.

Meeting point

Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel (La Fortuna and the Arenal area)

Provided by

Rainforest Explorers

Why we love this tour

Enjoy a nice ride on the river, discover the waterfall and surrounding rainforest, hike to the volcano and relax in the Tabacon Hot Springs - simply the best way to explore the Arenal area!

  • La Fortuna Waterfall visit
  • Swim in the canyon
  • Volcano base hike
  • Amazing rainforest wildlife
  • Tabacon natural hot springs
  • Traditional snacks and lunch
Duration 12 hours
Difficulty Super Easy
Children 4+
Languages English

This all-day adventure si the perfect way to enjoy and explore the Arenal area, as it includes various activities and takes to you to the most wonderfull places that the rainforest has to offer. You will get to enjoy a nice ride on the river, you'll visit La Fortuna Waterfall and be able to swim in the lagoon, after a delicious lunch you will head out and hike to the volcano and in the evening you will relax in the Tabacon Hot Springs!

We'll meet you in the foyer of your hotel to begin this incredible adventure. Once your reservation is confirmed, your exact pick-up time will be confirmed on your itinerary. The guide will offer all required boating equipment, including life jackets and paddles, as well as detailed instructions on how to navigate down the river. While navigating on level water, your guide will take you down the river, spotting flora and animals to show you. This is a terrific opportunity to observe monkeys, reptiles, birds, sloths, and a magnificent quiet backdrop.

After a couple of hours on the river, you'll disembark and have a delightful Costa Rican snack on a local family farm, which includes tropical fruits, plantain and cheese, and a delectable coffee. After a 30-minute picturesque journey, the day's high point arrives!! It's time to visit the world-famous La Fortuna Waterfall, which is a MUST SEE! Whether you plan to swim or not, this 246-foot-tall waterfall cascading from the mountain's heart is a sight to behold. Before you begin the 498-step down to the swimming hole, an observation platform provides a fantastic view from the top. Your guide will lead you through the steps and keep an eye on your possessions while you swim. If you intend to swim, you must bring a towel with you. After a refreshing swim in the crystal blue water, you'll journey back up the 498 stairs at your own time. Dry garments can be put on in clean changing rooms.

A fresh and tasty typical lunch will be waiting for you at an outdoor private farm in the countryside, allowing you to get a real taste of Costa Rican cuisine and our popular "casado," which translates to "married," and consists of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, your choice of meat (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. There is always a vegetarian alternative. After a 20-minute journey, we'll arrive at the world-famous Arenal Volcano. Despite the fact that it has been visible from afar all day, we will be taking a 2-hour hike at his base and through old lava flows, which will allow us to see spectacular views and learn valuable information and history from our local guide. Due to the unexpected gases and steep terrain, walking to the crater is prohibited; there isn't even a trail there. Instead, you'll be at the base of the volcano, overlooking the gigantic mountain and enjoying the rain forest at its base.

Tabacon Hot Springs, on top of all these Arenal delights, has a natural thermal river that flows through the gardens, making you feel like you're in heaven. There are five different springs, with temperatures varying from 25 to 50 degrees Celsius (77 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) (122 degrees Fahrenheit). It's ideal for both families and couples. At Tabacon, dinner is included, and a delectable buffet awaits you. Dinner can be scheduled for 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m. when you arrive. 

Need to know before you go

What to bring with you:

  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers and comfortable clothes
  • Mosquito repellent, sunscreen and a raincoat

Show more

If a shower or rain happens before or during the tour, it continues as planned, remember it is the rainforest and it should be expected. Unless there is a tropical storm in sight then the tour may be cancelled or postponed but we will contact you in advance to inform you.

Cancellation

With a 24 hour notice you can get a full refund.

Meeting point

Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel (La Fortuna and the Arenal area)

Provided by

Rainforest Explorers

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