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Arenal Volcano Hike provided by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/13/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/13/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Join a guided tour to Arenal Volcano for better chances of spotting wildlife on the way to a scenic vista point overlooking Lake Arenal. This trail takes you right past the volcano’s most recent lava flow and includes an optional thermal hot spring experience at the end of the day. Those without private transportation will additionally benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna area hotels.
Highlights
  • Guided hike up Arenal Volcano ups your chance of spotting wildlife
  • Tour guide entertains and informs on the way up
  • Ideal way to visit Arenal on a time budget
  • Perfect trip for photographers with scenic vista at the top
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your selected hotel in the La Fortuna area. Take a short drive to the active western side of the Arenal Volcano, and then begin your hike. The Toucan Trail leads through the rain forest and over a solidified lava flow on a moderately challenging ascent that concludes at a vista point over Lake Arenal. Afternoon departures even have the chance to see lava rolling down the side of the volcano. During the hike, your guide provides insight into the area’s history and helps you spot local plants and animals you might miss on your own. Finally, conclude your tour with an optional stop at a mineral hot spring (not included) before getting dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Fruit
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Trisha S wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a great tour! Our tour guide “Hy-del”? was amazing. Very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
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Julia S wrote a review Dec 2019
Northwest New Jersey4 contributions5 helpful votes
Great excursion .. family of four .. children in their 20’s.. Harold was very knowledgeable about the area..Highly recommended.
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BrittanyAdventures wrote a review Mar 2019
Winnipeg, Canada3,181 contributions435 helpful votes
I went on a guided tour of the 1968 Trail near the Arenal Volcano with Jacamar Naturalist Tours during my stay in La Fortuna. We started at 8 AM and spent the morning exploring this trail. The trailhead was about a 20 minute drive from La Fortuna. I was promptly picked up at
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Janice K wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
very informative guide, Harold. He is passionate about his beautiful country and its natural wild life, birds, flowers and plants! He made our trip memorable!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Roja1927 wrote a review Jan 2019
14 contributions11 helpful votes
We weren't able to book the AM or PM tour online specifically through TripAdvisor, which was disconcerting to us to have to pay and not know if we were getting our preferred time. We ended up going to the tour operator's website and booking through there, which still required an
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Magdalena S
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Great experience
We enjoyed every bit of the trip despite the weather that was not 100% as we would have wished. The Tourguides were
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sammiszoo
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Wow!!
What an amazing experience! Our guide was so incredibly knowledgeable and told us so much about Costa Rica, la fort
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GrandReviewMaster123
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A day out of the resort
Keep in mind that a 5 star in Costa Rica might not be the same in another country. The Package is nice. The horses
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crsswift
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Hiking Lovers Tour La Fortuna
I was very glad we booked this guided tour. The park was beautiful, and the rain forest amazing, however we would h
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HXP238
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Relaxing and great animal/cooking experience
What a great way to see animals! We were guided by Diego and driven by Jose, both of whom were great at their jobs.
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Adam C
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The Combo Tour Is an Excellent Experience!
The combo tour was fantastic. The guide, Jose, was extremely knowledgeable about wildlife, plants, birds, Costan Ri
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whereisbrandy
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Day Tour w/ Mistico, La Fortuna and Lunch
We had a great day with Jacamar Naturalist Tours. They were a bit late picking us up at our hotel in the morning
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Meander63878448150
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Refusing to give me a Refund
I ended up not using their service as I found a more affordable option. Was promised a refund and didn't hear anyth
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natileem
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Canon Negro by boat Jacamer
Fabulous nature tour on Rio Frio by Jose into lagoon full of beautiful and rare birds...excellent information on sp
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nehadutta94
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Great experience! Highly recommend
We did a tour of the hanging bridges with Erica and it was incredible! While you can go to see the bridges without
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Bikerhiker2820
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Wow...fantastic experience!
What a wonderful experience that was guided by a very knowledgeable and personable guide named Jason. His passion,
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SinghLakhbir
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Tour with Elvis - He was the King
Took this tour on March 6, 2020 with our tour guide named Elvis. He was really knowledgeable and personable. His br
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Nodnarb481
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Jacamar is an excellent choice for private Transfer!
We used Jacamar throughout our trip to get around Costa Rica. From San Jose to La Fortuna, Monteverde to Manuel Ant
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Nodnarb481
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Excellent Tour
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. Diego was incredibly knowledgeable and had an unbelievable ability to spot
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gzgirl
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Great peaceful introduction to Costa Rican wildlife
The good: Great guides, close up to nature, lovely family with snack at end. Saw bats, many birds (including some r
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Key Details
  • Arenal Volcano
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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