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Arenal Volcano National Park Adventure provided by Aventuras Arenal

Arenal Volcano National Park Adventure

Arenal Volcano National Park Adventure
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from $79.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This tour will simply amaze you, it starts with a short boat ride from the Arenal Lake Dam to the entrance of “La Península”, this path will take us through the forest in the most recent national park trails area, we will hike with amazing views of the Arenal Lake and enjoy fantastic lookouts, this trail is special for birdwatching and nature photography. Then we’ll go to areas that were once destroyed by volcanic activity and are now in the process of regeneration, a hike through the “Coladas Trail” will take us all the way to experience what no long ago were lava flows. Nature, geology and volcano history all in the hands of our professional guides. Arenal Volcano before the active period started on 1968 was covered by a lavish canopy of vegetation, the people who climbed Arenal’ s summit told that inside the crater there were big trees and they slept in places where there was some heat due to small steam outlets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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: 4h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21909P12
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Driver/guide • Snacks • Bottle Water • National Park fees • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
- Si su hotel no está en la lista, contáctenos (+506) 2479 9133 - Si su hotel no está en la lista, pueden aplicar cargos extra por transporte
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela Pick up service in more than 65 hotels in the area, please contact us (+506) 2479 9133
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Driver/guide • Snacks • Bottle Water • National Park fees • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
- Si su hotel no está en la lista, contáctenos (+506) 2479 9133 - Si su hotel no está en la lista, pueden aplicar cargos extra por transporte
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela Pick up service in more than 65 hotels in the area, please contact us (+506) 2479 9133
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
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
This is a moderate to challenging hike with steep sections and uneven terrain
Hiking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera are recommended
Not recommended for participants with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Children must be accompanied by an adult
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant women
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    La Fortuna de San Carlos
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arenal Volcano
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Arenal Volcano before the active period started on 1968 was covered by a lavish canopy of vegetation, the people who climbed Arenal’ s summit told that inside the crater there were big trees and they slept in places where there was some heat due to small
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  • You'll end at
    La Fortuna de San Carlos
    See Important Information for details
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Renee K
Houston, TX12 contributions
Wonderful hike with spectacular views and wildlife
Dec 2019
Our guide Daniel from Aventuras Arenal picked us up on time and drove us to the boat landing on the far side of the dam. From there we took a short boat ride on the lake past the dam to the peninsula of Arenal Volcano Park. We got off there and hiked up a well paved path to the visitor center. From the landing, you get some great panoramas of the lake and the mountain range to the south where MonteVerde is. The wildlife we saw on this part of the tour was arguably better than what we saw at many dedicated nature reserves or at the Hanging Bridges. Daniel spotted a 3-toed sloth and several different types of birds along the way (vultures, turkeys, toucans, wrens, and hummingbirds). We were able to see them up close with his spotting scope, and we got great shots with our cameras. We heard howler monkeys, but they declined to show themselves.

From there, it was a short drive to the main Arenal Volcano Park, where we got off again and hiked to the 1992 lava flow. You're able to get up on the flow and see the natural landscape reclaim the lava flow, but you need to stay on the marked trails and aren't allowed to go very far onto the lava flow.

While it would technically be possible to hire a taxi and do the main parts of this tour yourself, having a guide is well worth the price. He spotted so many different animals that we would have been completely oblivious to, had we just walked it ourselves.

We did this tour in late December, which is technically the start of the dry season, but we had scattered rainstorms throughout. The rain let up right at the beggining of the hike, which meant that we probably saw more birds than normal, since they were emerging from shelter and drying themselves off in the sun.
Written December 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your trip with us! We hope we can welcome you back very soon
Written February 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jordan
Baltimore, MD5 contributions
Amazing variety of birds
May 2019 • Couples
Billy was our guide. He brought a spotting scope and took photos with our smartphones looking through the eyepiece. We saw an amazing variety of birds, and our first coati. Billy was very knowledgeable about everything we saw.
Written May 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Jraddick Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the Arenal Volcano National Park . We are thrilled you love our guided services , we will make sure to share your comments with Billy, We hope your travels will bring you back to La Fortuna.
Written November 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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

By: Aventuras Arenal
Des1r33
Des1r33
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Strong legs
You need strong legs to get here at Two set of socks, shoes. A big towel and other clothing items to change needed.
Marta B
Marta B
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Beautiful hike
The Rio Celeste hike was one of the highlights of our stay. Our guide's name was Roy and we went on this tour after
enazarian
enazarian
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Unique and Enjoyable
The Rio Celeste waterfall was the highlight of the trip! Our tour guide's name was Roy, and he was courteous and e
Judi W
Judi W
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Fun Day and Good Boat Tour
We were promptly picked up at our hotel. Our guide was Carlos and he did an excellent job. We had about a two hou
sabrina_shams
sabrina_shams
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Beautiful with great guide
Our guide's name was Mai and she was so knowledgeable of everything and made sure we learned a bit about everything
MacchuPicchu1
MacchuPicchu1
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Tourist
This trip was excellent. Our driver picked up up at our hotel on time in a mini van with one other couple who were
Gabriel S
Gabriel S
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Boat tour for birding
This is a well organised tour, you do have a 2 hour drive to get here but it is worth it. For us an added bonus was
Katheb123
Katheb123
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Great guides, wildlife, and company.
We were supposed to go to Rio Celeste or see the blue water at the waterfall but on our way our guide, Julio, recei
compasspointswest
compasspointswest
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Great day on the river -
With so much to choose from, we were happy we went on the river criuse. Hosts were great, funny, informative abo
stclairmam
stclairmam
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Menagerie of Animals
Couldn’t be more pleased with our trip to Cano Negro. Carlos, our guide, was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. T
Elan_from_EC
Elan_from_EC
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Excellent experience at Cano Negro
We booked our tour about a day in advance. We were picked up from our hotel by a van with our guide at 7:15. There
Grizz35
Grizz35
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Boat tour
Was an amazing trip and our guide Carlos was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw lots o
MLeiteM
MLeiteM
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Great Combo!
We booked a combination that included La Fortuna waterfall, Mistico Park Hanging Bridges and the Tabacon Hot Spring
Andrew H
Andrew H
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Anticlimactic
Staff was nice and helpful. View from the endpoint was not as good as the view from the platform( first stop on th
WorcesterMoray
WorcesterMoray
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Excellent trip on the Rio Frio
Trip on the river up to the Nicuraguan border was excellent. Lots of birds and caimens and lizards. Monkeys in the
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