This tour combines some of the best attractions that Arenal has to offer—hanging bridges, the La Fortuna Waterfall, and the Arenal Volcano National Park. It’s a fantastic introduction to the Arenal area.
- 10 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour is aimed at travelers who have limited time in Arenal or those who simply want to enjoy the most of what this area has to offer.
Start the day with a guided hike through a forested reserve. The trails here wind through the rainforest and connect with suspension bridges that extend into the forest canopy. These bridges give travelers a unique view of the forest and offer up an excellent opportunity to spot birds, monkeys, and other creatures. Fruit is offered at the end of this activity.
Around 11:30 AM you’ll head to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Descend the 500 steps to reach the falls, which cascade about 200 feet (60 m) into a clear pool and are surrounded by lush forests. While here, you can take pictures, swim beneath the falls, or simply sit and enjoy the scenery. Around 1:30 PM you’ll visit a local family for a typical-style lunch. The lunch is tasty and served in an open-air area. Costa Rican coffee is offered before you head to the final activity.
At 3:00 PM the tour journeys to the Arenal Volcano National Park. This portion of the tour will teach you about the history and biodiversity of this important park. You’ll walk along forested trails and pass through a lava flow that dates to the 1992 eruption. The park enjoys excellent views of Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano.
After a full day spent exploring the Arenal area, you’ll return to your hotel around 6:00 PM.
What to Bring
Close shoes, rain jacket, comfortable clothes, water shoes, swimming suit, insect repellent, towel and camera.
Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, bottled water, fruit, lunch, and entrance fees to the parks.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Amazing tour! Our guide Carlos was extremely knowledgeable about Costa Rican nature, animals, and history. He went out of his way to make sure we had as many pictures as possible, even pulling the car over in between tours to get good shots. Lunch was A+ as well!
Our guide was amazing!! We got to see so many different species. He was incredibly knowledgeable and funny and friendly. Because we were gone all day, we got to know other people on the tour. Doing three different things was nice as well and we loved going to the tour driver’s home for lunch. It was so yummy.
Our guide, Tony, was incredible! He had sniper eyes and saw animals from long distances and in really obscure places. He even found a sloth while we were driving back to the hotels to do drop off, and we stopped to take pictures. Amazing!
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This tour combines a walk along Arenal’s hanging bridges and a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall. It offers travelers exposure to some of Arenal’s best attractions.
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