Cerro Chato Rainforest Volcano Hike & Crater Lake Swim

Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano and Waterfall Hike

Product ID: 25061

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Key Details
6 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide

Pick-up service

Pick-up is at local hotels in the Arenal Volcano area. Please let the tour provider know the name and address of your hotel at the reconfirmation of your booking. An extra fee is charged for some hotels outside of the normal pick-up zone.

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What You'll Do
  • Take in fantastic views of the Arenal Volcano, a crater lake, and San Carlos Valley
  • Hike through lush rainforest teeming with local wildlife
  • Learn about the flora and fauna of the area from your expert guide
  • Go swimming in the refreshing, clear pools at the base of La Fortuna Waterfall
Take a thrilling hike up the dormant Cerro Chato Volcano through lush rainforest, learning about the local animal and plant life along the way. At the top, reach the crater lake and swim next to a waterfall that spills 200 feet into the emerald water.
What to Expect
The Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano hike near La Fortuna will take you from La Fortuna to the Arenal Volcano's neighbouring Cerro Chato Volcano. Learn about the flora and fauna of the area as you hike through pristine rainforest. And after reaching the top, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful crater lake and an exciting descent.

Your tour begins with a pick-up at your Arenal Volcano area hotel. Take a short drive to the beginning of the trail, which leads you up to the dormant Cerro Chato Volcano.

Enjoy an extreme 4-5 hour hike through primary rainforest. Along the way your naturalist guide will teach you all about the plants and animals that live in the area. Upon reaching the top of Cerro Chato you will be able to appreciate the scenery at Crater Lake. Bask in the sun and take in the emerald green colors of this 1600-foot wide lake.

If it's clear, you'll get impressive views of the great Arenal Volcano and San Carlos Valley as you begin your descent. Along the way down, take a short but steep hike to see the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall, which spills 200 feet into a clear river. Here you can go swimming in the river before continuing your descent back to your hotel.
What's Included
  • Transport to/from your hotel
  • Fun and professional naturalist guide
  • Tropical fruit break
What's Not Included
  • Any additional food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

You can meet at the tour provider's office in the center of La Fortuna behind the Central Church. It is the three-story building that says "DESAFIO." (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
This tour is recommended for people in good shape and willing to hike in extreme conditions.

Tours run rain or shine. For reasons beyond control, tours may be changed to be more suitable with equal or similar difficulty ratings and adventure appeal. The tour provider reserves the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions.

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Product ID: 25061