Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Hot Springs Tour

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Hot Springs Tour

From $88 per person

Discover the spectacular nature that La Fortuna area has to offer.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.

Experience

Highlights
  • See La Fortuna waterfall by treking the nature trails
  • Visit an aboriginal village and have a traditional lunch
  • Hike over the lava fields from the 1968 eruption
  • Reach the best panoramic viewpoints in La Fortuna
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation and be driven to the beginning of the forest walk. Trek on the easy track along the crystal clear La Fortuna river. En route, hop on a tractor cart uphill to a panoramic viewpoint. Spot the next location from a distance then begin the return walk down a jungle staircase. Halfway down is a high suspension bridge to cross. The trail leads further down the huge canyon, which was shaped by a volcanic mega-eruption. At the end of the canyon is the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall. Be amazed by the lush vegetation on its 70-meter high walls, the huge volcanic rocks at its foot, and the amount of water splashing down in its massive pool. Take time to bask in its beauty and if you are brave, you can take a super refreshing dip. Return to the viewpoint then walk down to the little village of the Maluku Indians. Seated in their Palenke (main house), enjoy a rest while listening to an interesting story about their culture, art, and history. After being active for a few hours, the time has come to relax and enjoy a typical hot lunch. Next to the restaurant is a butterfly garden and frog pond that you can explore until your food is served. Reenergized, take a 15-minute ride to the park at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Being the trek through the primary forest where you can see huge trees with giant roots. Besides a variety of birds, the forest is host to monkeys, sloths, and coati. Once you are out of the forest, cross farmland to a green lake. Passing a cemetery for the victims of the eruption, reach the wall of lava from the 1968 disaster. Climb some steep steps to arrive on top of a huge mass of lava rocks. Follow a trail, which has been cut through the rocks you climbed on your way up the slopes of the Arenal. Reach the highest viewpoint that exists around the volcano and absorb the most spectacular panoramic views of Lake Arenal, the jungle, the valley, the lava fields, and most of all the Arenal that towers over you. To finish the tour in the most relaxing way, you will be taken to the natural hot spring resort. You can relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complementary cocktail. At around 6:30 PM, you will be taken back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in La Fortuna
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees
  • Natural hot spring resort fee
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • You must be at least 18 years old to drink alcohol
  • The tour is operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 177 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5
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Excellent tour there are too many activities that are worth it. The groups were very small, good for the covid-19 issue and Carlos our guide was an extraordinary person and with excellent knowledge of flora and fauna. Fully recommended for those who want to experience the attractions of La Fortuna thoroughly.

May 11, 2021

Overall was a great day adventure however future travelers should know that the hike is not for the faint of heart and with the temperamental rain it could be easy to slip and fall so wear proper shoes. the guides were super friendly and the lunch was quite good. Bring a waterproof case and backpack for a towel. Its a long day so be prepared!

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April 23, 2021

The guides were absolutely incredible and super accomodating. My husband and I took the trip from Playa Hermosa all the way to La Fortuna on very little sleep - this trip took about 4 hours. We ended up being an hour late to the tour but the guides were incredibly helpful. They picked us up and took us to the tour to meet the rest of the group. Following the La Fortuna hike, waterfall, and lunch, my husband was incredibly tired and still feeling sick from the windy car ride and wanted to go to Tabacon to relax. The guides were super understanding and even went the extra mile of one, dropping us off at our car, and two offered to take us to Tabacon (guide us there in our car.) I was extremely grateful that they would even take us to our car, already going above and beyond, they even offered to escort us to Tabacon! We declined because Tabacon was truthfully a 15-minute drive and pretty easy to find but this is the generosity and helpfulness you can expect from these guides. 10 stars.

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January 5, 2021

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