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Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR
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Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR

By Ecoterra Costa Rica
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$154.67
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$154.67
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Duration:4h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Exploration equipment (lanterns, flashlights, mask, helmet, rubber boots)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Photo package
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel around La Fortuna.
  • Calle 470, C. 470, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica Hotels around La Fortuna
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7453P17

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR?
Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR price starts from $154.67. Discover and book Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR on Tripadvisor
What is the Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR cancellation policy?
Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR?
Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR is hosted by Ecoterra Costa Rica. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ecoterra Costa Rica on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7453P17

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Calle 470
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Venado Caves
    Stop: 4 hours
    With flashlights to light our way and all the gear for the adventure, we will enter into this labyrinth of ancient underground rivers and seabeds, exposed now after thousands of millions of years. We will visit rock formations with names like, “the birthing canal”, “the papaya”, “the coral”, “the altar”. Rock formations of stalactites and stalagmites are very common inside the caves, some hanging from the rocks overhead, and others surging up from the ground. A great colony of bats inhabits the caves, as well as spiders and crabs. After the tour we will enjoy a buffet of fresh fruit. Reserve this unique experience in Costa Rica and get ready to get wet, dirty and see this different world that will astound you with a variety of emotions.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

jungle1954
jungle1954
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Very good experience with Ecoterra
We made the hike on the Mistic Hanging Bridges Tour. We booked on the Viator website a daytour with the Arenal 1968
QZL
QZL
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Great tours and awesome guide and driver
Daniella and driver Jonathan were great! Danny was professional, saw to each person's needs. Thank you so much for
cdenldoc
cdenldoc
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Arenal hanging bridges and Volcano hike tours
Daniela was our guide for both the Arenal Volcano hike and the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour. She was knowledgeable
884efraty
884efraty
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Great experience!
We’re a family of 5 with kids 23, 17, 11 and had a great time! The guide was great, explained about the cave and wh
BamFa
BamFa
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Fantastic day with a great guide (Antonio)
The arena volcano walk was made even better thanks to our guide Antonio who was fantastic. His knowledge of the fau
mikejS9778CA
mikejS9778CA
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Breathtaking Waterfall
No pictures can do justice to this breathtaking waterfall. The height of the waterfall and the power of the water c
ShopCatt
ShopCatt
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Excellent trip with a fun and knowledgeable guide
So first, to say that we didn't actually see the top of the volcano on the trip as it was very cloudy! That said, w
J6189AOevaz
J6189AOevaz
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Great experience / hike with Luis
Luis is an very knowledgeable guide, we enjoyed every second with him. He had an outstanding knowledge about the na
meoshe04
meoshe04
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Beautiful, intimate setting!!!!
This night walk was nice. Although it is behind someone's home, it was very nice and intimate. We saw a lot of inse
Jay F
Jay F
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Not bad...could have been much better
We took a trip to the hanging bridges and while walking the bridges is very interesting, the amount of people there
Jay F
Jay F
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JUST AWESOME
You come to Costa Rica and you want to see a sloth. In most cases, don’t be disappointed when all you find is a bi
Jay F
Jay F
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1000% our trip highlight!
Most people don’t want to be picked up at 530am on a vacation, but if you love birds, you need to drag yourself out
Kim C
Kim C
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BEST night hike (Arenal area)
This was THE BEST night hike in the Arenal area. Better than Oasis. Small group, bilingual naturalist guide, hotel
TeamBeam101
TeamBeam101
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Wonderful!
What a unique experience. Yares was our tour guide and Johnny was our driver. The family welcomed us to their beaut
Julie G
Julie G
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Karleena is the best!
We loved our volcano expedition hike! There were 7 of us and we paid a little extra to make it a private tour. Karl
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Alison E
Playa Samara, Costa Rica37 contributions
Nov 2021
The underground Venado cave tour was honestly amazing to me. I am a person who loves the mountains and mysterious things and this adventure called to me more than anything else. I wish it could have been hours longer-I would explore all day! My guide and driver picked me up from my hostel and immediately I felt welcomed, safe, and super comfortable. The shuttle was very clean and spacious, and the guide (I am so sorry for forgetting his name) was very informative and liked to chat if you wanted to learn things along the way. One of the things I respected most abut this tour was Ecoterra’s respect for the cave. They were very careful to explain that we come in and come out without damaging or taking anything from the cave and not leaving a footprint so to speak. I can appreciate this very much. I felt very safe during the experience, even when crawling through tight spaces and going down steep caverns. Do not doubt your ability to do any of the tunnels because the guide will instruct you and support you 100% of the way. I recommend this tour for families with kids who have a desire to explore and who aren’t afraid of being claustrophobic or bats. You will see bats and some creepy crawlies and many calcium deposits that feel magical. Don’t be afraid of being attacked by a bat or any bugs- this will not happen in this environment. After the tour, Ecoterra also provided a very clean towel to wash up with and the facilities that you are at are clean and don’t feel gross at all. Very well kept area and they served us fruit snacks and water afterwards- which was delicious and abundant! Please book this adventure through Ecoterra, you will not forget it.
Written November 10, 2021
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Chelsea S
Austin, TX102 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
My husband and I went on a tour to the Venado Caves Underground with our tour guide Mainor. We booked with our hotel and were lucky to be able to embark on the experience just two days later, leaving at 7:20 in the morning.

Ecoterra provided us with water shoes which ended up being very useful for this tour! It is also useful to bring a change of clothes. You should expect to get very wet and to have to get on your knees and crawl through small spaces. If neither of these activities sounds appealing to you, I recommend that you pass on this experience.

In the dark, 150m underground into a privately owned land with a large cave, your tour guide will take you through crevices large and small and talk to you about the wonders of this cave. Mainor was excellent in setting our expectations and picking a route that was appropriate for our ability level and desires. The tour could be relatively strenuous or relatively comfortable depending on your group's fitness level and desires.

We ended up going into relatively uncharted territory, climbing down some passageways and through some challenging spaces. If you are lucky, you will get to go through the "birth canal" passage which is exactly as it sounds!

Along the way, Mainor got into details about the stalactites and stalagmite formations all around, and the geologic history of the cave. There was much wildlife to see, including 7 species of bats, quite a few species of spiders (several tarantulas and tailless whip scorpions), a large crab, a lizard, several catfish, the most massive cockroach I have ever laid my eyes on, and a bunch of cool looking crickets. For every sight that we saw and question we had, Mainor was prepared with much more information than I'd ever expect. He was absolutely outstanding!

Throughout the tour, Mainor provided very detailed instructions on how to pass through every difficult passageway, whether that was a climb, descent, or a crawl. Unfortunately we had an incident where Mainor was "spotting" my husband as he descended through a relatively steep passageway, and my husband thought he was slipping (he wasn't) and donkey kicked Mainor in the jaw :(. Everyone was fine and we feel terribly about the donkey kick to the jaw, but Mainor dusted it off and kept pushing onwards with the tour. Sorry again, Mainor!

The tour ended and there were showers for us to use as well as towels provided by the tour company. We also got a nice treat of fresh fruit, cookies, and water at the end. Mainor also took photos of us with his waterproof camera throughout the tour, and was able to send us the photos immediately through a wifi connection enabled on the bus. Thanks again for the incredible experience, Ecoterra and Mainor! I would do this tour again 10 times!
Written April 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Venado Caves Underground Experience from La Fortuna PRIVATE TOUR