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highlights
  • Hike close to the Arenal Volcano, walk on the trails of petrified lava
  • See incredible views of Lake Arenal and the volcano from an observation point
  • Explore the rainforest at the foot of the Arenal Volcano
  • Learn more about the history, geological formation and cycles of the volcano
Join us on this guided trip to one of the most famous volcanoes in Central America. Leave your hotel at 2:30 pm in order to reach El Silencio Private Reserve at 3:00 pm. Drive to the point closest to the Arenal Volcano as permitted to travel by car. From there, we will begin a 1km walk along the trail of volcanic rocks, rated moderately difficult, to reach the observation point that is the as close to the base of the volcano as you can legally get.

At the observation point, your guide will provide interesting information regarding the volcano, its periods of activities and the details of its major eruption in 1968. Enjoy the opportunity to see the incredible views of the Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake from the observation point. Start your downhill journey. Follow the same trail all the way to the starting point.

Head for the regenerating forest and a small patch of primary rainforest at the base of the Arenal Volcano during the next stage of your hike. This trail is about 1.5km in length and, with a little luck, you will have the opportunity to discover a large variety of flora and fauna, including toucans, wild turkeys, orioles, wild boars, snakes and monkeys.

After the three and a half hour trip is over, your driver will be waiting for you with a delicious snack of tropical fruits before returning you to your hotel in La Fortuna to enjoy the remainder of your stay.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Amazing views of scenery and wildlife
Vladimir Barash From USA At
5 - Excellent
“This is an absolutely incredible tour -- our guide Jason was both very informative and very helpful. He explained the history of the Arenal volcano to us, we took a short hike a small part of the way up the mountain, and then went back down to look at wildlife in the rainforest. We saw spider monkeys, which Jason said are a pretty rare sight, and then a red curacao just walked out onto the trail in front of us! It was an incredible feeling to just be seeing all these animals spontaneously on a nature hike.

Speaking of hikes, it is important to be aware that this tour is somewhat physically demanding. There are no extreme parts, just some strenuous walking over very uneven ground, but I think the tour description could do a better job of emphasizing the challenge. At the same time, the tour is extremely convenient in terms of picking you up and dropping you off at your desired location, whether a hotel, hot springs, or somewhere else. Overall, I strongly recommend the Arenal Volcano trip to anyone who is into volcanoes and wildlife and plans to visit the Arenal area.”
what’s included
  • Transportation from & to your hotel in comfortable minivans with air conditioning and Wi-Fi
  • Reserve entrance
  • Bilingual guide
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Snacks and insurance policies
what's excluded
  • Tips, souvenirs
  • Anything not included in the 'What's Included' section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 3.5 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 8 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Maximum altitude 700 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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Price per person (USD) Price for children limited to those between 8 to 11 years of age Minimum age: 8 yrs Children must be accompanied by an adult 2 adult minimum required to operate the tour A good physical condition is required Moderate hike, not recommended for children or senior citizens Tour operated in English and Spanish (bilingual) Vegetarian options available, please request at the time of reservation Transportation included from the majority of hotels. If your hotel is located far from La Fortuna or the main road to the Arenal Volcano, please inquire about extra charges The times are approximate. The exact time of the trip will be provided when your reservation is confirmed
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