The tour starts with a hike up the dense forest trails that take you to the Arenal and Chato volcano. After approximately two hours of jungle workout get to a beautiful viewpoint. Here you can see old lava, endless forest, the lake and admire the two volcanoes After lunch head down to the observatory park where the hike gets lighter. Here you pass two hanging bridges and visit the Danta river and waterfall. Along the way, your guide will explain the ecosystem, the volcanoes and the animals you can see. You may see monkeys and tropical birds.
Leaving the forest, you reach the Arenal Observatory. In its little museum you can see the seismograph and your guide will explain more about the volcano. The hike is finished at the deck of the Observatory lodge. Here you enjoy the panoramic view of the volcano and Arenal Lake till the sun goes down. The transportation will be ready to take you down. Along the drive down you may see the red eyed tree frog.
To finish the tour, in the most relaxing way, you will be taken to the natural hot water river. You can relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and you can enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complementary cocktail.
Your tour ends at approximately 8pm when you are dropped off at your hotel.
- La Fortuna
We will try to have everybody in our office around 10am. Depending the distance from your hotel to our place we may be picking you up from as early as 9:15. At the La Fortuna town center hotels we pick up around 9:30. Get in touch with us if you want a more exact pickup time. At our office we will give you your lunch package and do a last check to make sure you are well prepared for the hike. From our office it's a 20minute drive to the departure point. We aim to start the hike around 10.30. The hike, that ends at the Observatory lodge, will take untill 5:30pm. From here we go on a 20m. bus ride that takes us to the hotwater river. We will stay in the river for about an hour and then start the drop off route to go to the different hotels. The tour normaly ends around 7:30pm.