Arenal Volcano Trip

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  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 8
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 700 meters
  • Tour Code BM-15494
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  • Starts La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Ends La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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.
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
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Vladimir Barash
  • From USA
  • On Mar 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing views of scenery and wildlife
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... Read more
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

Other Practical InformationPrice 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
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Are credit cards accepted in Costa Rica?

    American Express, Visa, and MasterCard have commonly accepted forms of payment in Costa Rica, especially when paying for tours, shuttle services, hotels, attractions, and other services. However, it is always a good idea to carry some cash to pay for taxi rides,  meals, and other minor transactions. You will also need cash when visiting remote locations.   

  • Do I need to visa to travel to Costa Rica?

    Not everyone wishing to visit Costa Rica requires a visa. Depending on your place of residency, nationality, and length of stay, the criteria may vary. Americans, for instance, can enter Costa Rica without a visa and are allowed to stay for up to 90 days. To confirm any entrance requirements, inquire with the relevant embassy ahead of time.

  • Do people in Costa Rica speak English?

    English is common only in tourist-friendly places in Costa Rica. Otherwise, Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in the country. Learning a few common Spanish words and phrases might be helpful while speaking with locals. The locals also speak Creole and a few Indian languages.

  • What is the best month to visit Costa Rica?

    The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April. The weather during the dry season is amazing enough to relax on the beach and trek through the forests. Those enthusiastic about exploring the lush rain forests and participating in water sports, May to November is the best time to visit Costa Rica.

  • How many days should I spend in Costa Rica?

    A three- to five-day Costa Rica itinerary is more than enough to cover all the major highlights of the country. Anywhere between 10 days and two weeks in Costa Rica will give you enough time to explore and experience everything the country has to offer. 

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