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  • Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Nature walks, wildlife and hot springs
This trip is the perfect combination of exploring the Arenal region and the Monte Verde Cloud Forest.

We will start in Arenal which is famous for its 7000 year old Volcano and the natural hot springs. In Arenal we will do nature walks, spot wildlife, explore hot springs and generally enjoy the amazing flora and fauna. It is truly an amazing area to visit.

After exploring Arenal and its volcano, we will transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest. The transfer is going to be full of adventure as it will be a Jeep-Boat-Jeep ride! Monteverde is special because of the cloud forests where amazing canopy tours take place. Monteverde’s cloud forests are the byproduct of fog, a thick, low-hanging cloud, tangling amongst the leaves and branches of the forest canopy. We will among others enjoy a very nice hike here. Monteverde is full of adventure and the best place to end this trip!

Please do see the day-by-day itinerary for a detailed overview of this tour.
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Hotel
You will be welcomed by a representative of Green World Adventures. Then, you will start traveling north, in the direction of the northern plains, where the Arenal Volcano begins to crown. The rich land is covered with different plantations such as pineapple, cassava, bananas, and more. Tonight you can have dinner at the hotel or, if time permits, you may go and explore the village of La Fortuna where you will find many kind of dining options and some nightlife too.
Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities and amenities.

In the afternoon we start with a nature walk and hike in the Arenal Volcano National Park where an expert guide will explain interesting facts about the volcano and its history. There are many chances to see wildlife on the hike and, of course, experience the volcano activity first hand. The trail is easy and your guide will help with spotting and pointing out wildlife as you walk. You will be able to enjoy the rainforest and relax in the natural hot springs near the volcano.

After this walk, you are going to visit the natural hot springs resort where you can relax and have a good time. Dinner is included in this place.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel
Today, you will travel to the inspiring Cloud Forest in a particularly unique way. We will take you on the Jeep-Boat-Jeep across the Arenal Lake to get to Monteverde. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Volcano and find different species of birds while you navigate through the tranquil lake. Our staff will point out the many birds and other animals you may see.

Monteverde has one of the most important protected cloud forests in the world. There are just a few of these forests therefore it is very important to conserve and protect the unique plants and animals found here. You will have the opportunity to explore the forest but also meet the friendly locals who enjoy living in harmony with Mother Nature. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
Today, you will explore the wonderful Monteverde Cloud Forest accompanied by an expert tour guide. Departure from the hotel is early so you will have more opportunities to see wildlife. Upon arrival to the reserve, your guide will choose the best trail to follow depending on the weather and the interest of the participants. The nature and history walk can take between 3 to 6 hours during which you will be able to enjoy the enchanting flora and fauna of the forest.

You will hike part of the 12 Km of trails that are in this private reserve of cloud forest while your guide explains you how animals and plants co-exist on this kind of forest. If you are lucky, you may spot a quetzal, a trogon or the noisy bell-bird. Return to the hotel after the informative hike. The afternoon is again at your leisure.
Meals
  • Breakfast
One of our drivers will pick you up at the hotel and take you straight to the International Airport, located just 30 minutes from the hotel, or alternatively, you are off to a new adventure. In Costa Rica you must be at the airport 3 hours prior the departure time.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 2 nights lodging in Arenal
  • 2 nights lodging in Monteverde
  • Nature park Arenal Volcano walk
  • Entrance to the Hot Springs
  • Hike with guide in Monteverde
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Transportation between destinations
  • Hotel Taxes
what's excluded
  • Optional tours
  • Departure taxes ($29 per person)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airfare
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 2 +
guiding method Self-guided/Independent
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in San Jose, Costa Rica
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