Day trip

La Fortuna: Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

La Fortuna: Waterfall, Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC
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Discover the dense forests and volcanic landscapes of La Fortuna on a day trip. Enjoy a guided hike to sights like the La Fortuna waterfall and end your journey with a hot springs soak and cocktail.

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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

Escape into the nature of the La Fortuna on a guided hike. Walk by the river and follow a trail to a panoramic viewpoint. Have a delicious lunch at a Maluku Indian village and trek through forest, lava fields, and farmlands before relaxing at a natural hot spring resort with a drink.

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.

Encounter 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 water splashing down in its massive pool. Bask in its beauty or even take a 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.

Leave the forest and each 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. 

Conclude your tour at the natural hot spring resort. Relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complimentary cocktail. Afterward, you will be taken back to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • National Park entry fees
  • Natural hot spring resort fee
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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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
    • National Park fees and natural hot spring resort fee are included
    • Beverages will be provided
    • Dinner will not be provided
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 392 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    My boyfriend and I enjoyed every second of this tour! Anticipate a full day of exploring the amazing sites of La Fortuna. Our guide, Marcos, was funny, inviting and very informative. He made sure that everyone was enjoying themselves as well as feeling safe during the hikes and activities. I would highly recommend this trip!

    August 5, 2022

    The tour and tour guide was Great! So much to see and take in. The tour guide was by far one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. He was extremely knowledgeable and social! Had the whole group laughing and talking amongst ourselves. Would recommend this to others visiting.

    August 2, 2022

    This tour was incredible!!! Worth every penny. Our guide, Isaac, was the best. You can tell he really loves his job, and he does everything he can to make the day fun! The hike to the waterfall isn't too bad since it is downhill, but hiking back up is quite strenuous. Also the hike up the lava fields is fairly strenuous too, but the those are the only parts of the trip that are extremely physical. The water at the waterfall was very cold, so keep that in mind, but it didn't stop any of us from getting in anyway :) Your shoes will get muddy so be prepared for that. I would also recommend 2 swimsuits because the waterfall and hot springs are at 2 different parts of the day and putting a wet swimsuit back on isn't fun haha. And don't forget water shoes! We forgot ours, and regretted it. The waterfall area has a lot of rocks, so it would have been much easier to move around with our feet protected. I would absolutely recommend doing this tour if you are going to be in La Fortuna!

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    July 14, 2022

    Product ID: 192264