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Arenal Best 4 Attractions provided by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

Arenal Best 4 Attractions
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from $229.00 per adult
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from $229.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
This tour offers incredible value for La Fortuna visitors who want to sample the best the area has to offer in just one day. A hanging bridges canopy tour, waterfall swim, Arenal Volcano hike, and hot spring visit are all combined into a single easily-managed booking, topped off by two included meals and private transportation with pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Combine classic Costa Rica outdoor activities into a single tour
Manage all activities under a single booking
Swim, hike on Arenal Volcano, cross the rain forest canopy, and more
Visit top La Fortuna and Arenal area attractions in just a day
Opportunities to spot plenty of wildlife enhanced by your guide
Sit-down lunch and buffet dinner included
Pickup and drop-off from downtown La Fortuna included
What to expect
Your tour begins with pickup from downtown La Fortuna. By early morning, start hiking down a 2-mile (3 kilometer) trail that crosses nine fixed bridges and six suspension bridges, offering incredible views of the rain forest. Though it feels adventurous, the bridges are designed for comfortable crossings. Then, continue to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Walk roughly 15 minutes from the trailhead to reach the falls; swim and snap photos upon arrival. Lunch at Lava Rocks Cafe follows (included). At 3pm, begin hiking on Arenal Volcano. The exact trail is chosen upon arrival for the greatest chance of seeing lava, as the flows vary day to day. Your guide helps you spot plants and animals as you climb the volcano, and you watch the sunset from a vista point at the end of the hike. Linger until dark to see glowing chunks of lava. Conclude your tour with a dip in either the Tabacon or Baldi Hot Springs followed by a buffet dinner (included). Return to your original departure point at the end of the tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15373P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Entrance fees • Bottled water • Dinner (at Hot Springs) • Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
11h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
EXTRA COST: Arenal Lodge Arenal Observatory Chachagua Rainforest Hideaway Rio Celeste Linda Vista Del Norte Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Rancho Margot El Tucano The Springs Resort and Spa Volcano Gold
Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica Main Office located upstairs of Lava Rocks Restaurant, beside La Fortuna Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Entrance fees • Bottled water • Dinner (at Hot Springs) • Lunch • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
EXTRA COST: Arenal Lodge Arenal Observatory Chachagua Rainforest Hideaway Rio Celeste Linda Vista Del Norte Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Rancho Margot El Tucano The Springs Resort and Spa Volcano Gold
Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica Main Office located upstairs of Lava Rocks Restaurant, beside La Fortuna Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
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
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jacamar Naturalist Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arenal Hanging Bridges
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    La Fortuna Waterfall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Arenal Volcano National Park
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Baldi Hot Springs
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Jacamar Naturalist Tours
    Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
    Main Office located upstairs of Lava Rocks Restaurant, beside La Fortuna Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela.
    See address & details
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Linda & Alan B
Kansas City, MO2 contributions
Several Arenal experiences in one VERY FULL day!
We had a great time on our 3 in 1 combination tour with Jacamar Tours! It was a great day of sight seeing. We definitely got our steps in.

Allan was our primary guide. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife, plants, and trees at the Hanging Bridges preserve. We didn't rush through the hike, so we could take in all the sights and sounds.

The guides also pointed out a sloth while we were leaving the La Fortuna Waterfall! They stopped the van so we could all take a closer look through their scopes.

Lunch was at Jacamar's own farm, with lots of fresh produce and local drinks. The coffee and Cacique Guaro were both a nice after meal treat.

The Arenal Volcano hike was a moderately rigorous hike. Allan gave us a geology and history lesson about the 1968 eruption, which was fascinating!

We saw and learned so much more by having a guide than if we had done these by ourselves. Allan entertained all our questions, regardless of how trivial. He and the rest of the Jacamar staff were top notch!
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Heath S
Warner Robins, GA10 contributions
GREAT experience!!
Jan 2020
This was an awesome trip!! You are hitting most of the main things to do in La Fortuna all in one trip. Our guides (Harold, my homie, and Ulysses) were very knowledgeable and friendly and had everything planned out well. It's a full day and involves some moderate physical activity. A few of the older couples on our tour struggled some. There was no wasted time on this trip. All of the activities were interesting. I purchased the Tabacon Hot Springs add on and it was well worth it. Tabacon was really nice and a unique experience. The pools are naturally heated and there are quite a few of them. Very relaxing. Overall, this is one of the most memorable tours I have been on in my travels because of everything that was covered in 1 day
Written February 24, 2020
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YorkHusker57
York, NE31 contributions
Wonderful tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent the day on the combination tour with Jacamar Tours, starting with the hanging bridges hike. The views were great and our guide was excellent. She took a lot of amazing photos of the wildlife.

Then we hiked down to the waterfall.
It was a little taxing but the sight of the waterfall was worth it.

Then they took us out for a nice lunch where we watched colorful birds next to the dining table.

That afternoon we did the Arenal volcano hike.
It was cloudy so we couldn't see a lot but the hike was still beautiful.

We were pretty beat when we were done.
But the day ended with an evening at the amazing hot springs.
What a day!
Written February 16, 2020
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Ross
1 contribution
Amazing experience with awesome tour guides!
Jan 2020
We did the combination tour (hanging bridges, waterfall, and volcano hike) during our visit to Arenal in January 2020, and it was the highlight of our trip. Our tour guide (Harold) was incredible - very knowledgeable, and clearly very proud of his country and eager to share its beauty with us.

In the middle of the day, we stopped for a lunch that turned out to be one of the best meals we had during our stay. Cannot recommend Jacamar tours highly enough - we will certainly use them again when we return to Costa Rica!
Written February 6, 2020
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LadyNatalie
10 contributions
This was amazing!!
Jan 2020 • Couples
The guides were awesome! The transportation was great! Food provided was traditional and delicious. The whole experience was well organized, educational, exciting, well timed, and nicely paced. My husband and I would highly recommend this company, and our guides julieses and Harold.
Written January 31, 2020
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exodusfarm
Versailles, KY82 contributions
Fun and educational
Jan 2020
I highly reccomend this tour. We had a great time and learned so much. Our tour guide was Marco and he is also a naturalist so we learned about animals, insects, plants and snakes. This most interesting facts was about ants! The waterfall is absolutely beautiful and the water is extremely clear. We got to see mockingjays for the first time as well as numerous monkeys, bats, frogs and jacamar birds. You cannot go wrong with this tour!
Written January 24, 2020
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Kathy M
Colorado Springs, CO2 contributions
Combination tour
Jan 2020 • Friends
Everything was excellent. Shuttles on time, guides knowledgeable and friendly. The sites were welcoming
Written January 12, 2020
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Anna C
1 contribution
Great experience with fabelous guide!
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had only 1 day to spend in La Fortuna, and this trip was an excellent way to make the most out of it. Guide with a lot of knowledgde about the things we saw. Traveled with a diverse group, but the guide managed to make everybody feel included. Enough information in advance of every highlight, Enough time for toilet breaks, plenty of time for pictures and animal spotting. The guide brought a binocular for us to view birds through. Nice lunch and dinner.
Written December 31, 2019
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adela p
Ann Arbor, MI13 contributions
Beautiful, awe-inspiring, informative
Dec 2019
We did the Arenal Combination Tour on Dec 25, 2019. It was a long, 11-hour day, starting with a prompt, on-time pickup at our hotel in La Fortuna at 7:30. However, at the end we were NOT tired because we were so energized and inspired by our experiences!!! The naturalist-guide, Marco, was fantastic: super-knowledgeable about biology and geology, excellent at explaining things, funny, kind, and patient, We learned so much!.thank you, Marco!!!
Written December 29, 2019
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hiphiker
Fort Collins, CO23 contributions
Immerse yourself in the abundant beauty of Costa Rica's Rainforest
Dec 2019
Abraham picked us up at the Occidental Papagayo right on time. Juan,our multilingual, VERY knowledgeable guide, provided us with a personalized tour of 3 waterfalls (La Victoria falls, Las Chorreras Waterfalls, and the Oropendola Waterfall) where we swam in the cold, bright turquoise pools, After a delicious,fresh lunch at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (immersed with lovely views of the surrounding dry tropical forest), we crossed the hanging bridges to relax in Hot mineral springs and volcanic mud bath next to the Rio Negro. We saw many of animals, including crocodiles, various species of birds (Toucan), iguanas, and howler monkeys and learned of the local vegetation (Guanacaste trees, sugar cane, and native plants)
Written December 20, 2019
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The BEST experience!
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Spring break
Harold was amazing as a guide. Very smart and positive attitude throughout. Nice relaxing guided tour.
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Awesome horseback riding and zip lining tour!
We had the best time horseback riding and zip lining in the Arenal area with Jacamar Naturalist Tours! The views wh
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What a day with a wonderful staff taking care of us!
Arranged a "cruise" through Jacamar for a last-minute trip to Costa Rica and were THRILLED with our day. Even thou
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Loved the Cano Negro Tour!
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Best snorkeling experience ever
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Amazing day with Hugo!
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We signed up with this company for the Safari Floating Tour and it was an outstanding three hour event. We were on
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Fantastic experience
Have a fantastic time white water farting with Jacamar! Our guide Diego was awesome and so knowledgeable. The rest
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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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Great tour!
This was a great tour! Our tour guide “Hy-del”? was amazing. Very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
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