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Arenal Volcano Expedition provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano Expedition
2.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
We begin the tour by heading to the El Silencio Private Reserve, to get as close to the base of the volcano as possible by vehicle. Next, we will walk approximately 1 kilometer along a volcanic stone path with a moderate degree of difficulty, until we reach the viewpoint, the closest point to volcano permitted to access. At the viewpoint, our guide will provide relevant information on the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, as well as unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968. You can also enjoy the excellent views of the Green Lagoon and Lake Arenal. On the guide’s indication, we will begin our descent along the same trail. With a little luck, this 1.5 km (1 mi) trail will provide us with the opportunity to see a wide variety of plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest, like toucans, turkeys, orioles, peccaries, snakes, and monkeys.
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7453P22
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
Exclusions
  • Use of bicycle
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Waiting time after the indicated time is 5 minutes
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
  • Liberia Airport, Liberia Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
Exclusions
  • Use of bicycle
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Waiting time after the indicated time is 5 minutes
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
  • Liberia Airport, Liberia Costa Rica
  • 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 wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Arenal Volcano
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    With a little luck, this 1.5 km (1 mi) trail will provide us with the opportunity to see a wide variety of plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest, like toucans, turkeys, orioles, peccaries, snakes, and monkeys.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

2.5
2 reviews
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gareth90m
Manchester, UK39 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Very very poor. On a 90 minute guided tour, the guide failed to talk about, or point out, a single plant, bush or tree. He (Michael) also only pointed out one single bird. This on a trip described as a flora and fauna guided tour. On complaining to Ecoterra I was told I couldn't have a refund as I had booked through an agency. Very poor experience made worse by the company not actually caring. Use a different company would be my advice.
Written March 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CanND-Reviewer
Fargo12 contributions
Jan 2022
Alejandro and Pepe were our great guides on this fairly easy hike to Arenal volcano. They were both very friendly and fun to talk to. They spotted many examples of wildlife and explained the history of the volcano. Disappointing that we couldn't see the top of the volcano due to the usual clouds, but it was still worth the trip.
Written January 25, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member 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: Ecoterra Costa Rica
DC-WhoHearer
DC-WhoHearer
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Beautiful waterfall and refreshing swim!
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E3535TQamandan
E3535TQamandan
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Great
Everything from pick up to drop off was great. David was our tour guide. We spotted toucans on the way. We were the
Lillian M
Lillian M
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Best night tour in San Carlos!
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DayTrip157979
DayTrip157979
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Arenal, La Fortuna
Our tour Guide, Gabriel, was fantastic!!!! We first met him on this night tour. We were a party of 7, including 2
boydnation
boydnation
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Professional Organization, with a Great Hanging Bridge Tour
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683michaelm
683michaelm
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Outstanding Tour
Excellent tour! We learned so much, and each of us--teens as well as adults--enjoyed the entire experience. Even
Carolin N
Carolin N
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Fun and personalized tour
Beautiful tour! I think we were the only people in the park. We saw nobody else. Just pure nature. A hidden gem! Th
Fam21235
Fam21235
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Do it!
Tour guide Minor did a great job in keeping us safe and explaining different type of things we saw inside the cave.
Inbal F
Inbal F
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Unexpected fun and fascinating night walk just outside of la fortuna
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MedicD1221
MedicD1221
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Amazing Caves!
Our guide was amazing and shown us many parts of the caves. He was so knowledgeable and very funny! I am so glad we
barta905
barta905
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Amazing time in Costa Rica
Amazing rain forest scenery, lots of animals to see and the bridges are breath taking.. Alejandro was our tour guid
CanND-Reviewer
CanND-Reviewer
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Off the beaten path
Daniela was terrific while leading us on a moderately strenuous hike to the Hule Lagoons. She was friendly and kno
251kellin
251kellin
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Definitely worth visiting!
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Jremigus
Jremigus
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An immersive experience with a first nation tribe
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Jenny199x
Jenny199x
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Enjoyable experience!
My sister and I booked this tour last minute and we are so happy we did! Sadly I cannot remember our tour guide’s n
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