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  1. Costa Rica
  2. Alajuela
  3. La Fortuna
  4. Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Hot Springs Tour

Product ID: 192264
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Discover the spectacular nature that La Fortuna area has to offer.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

At your accommodation in La Fortuna.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See La Fortuna waterfall by treking the nature trails
  • Visit an aboriginal village and have a traditional lunch
  • Hike over the lava fields from the 1968 eruption
  • Reach the best panoramic viewpoints in La Fortuna
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation and be driven to the beginning of the forest walk. Trek on the easy track along the crystal clear La Fortuna river. En route, hop on a tractor cart uphill to a panoramic viewpoint. Spot the next location from a distance then begin the return walk down a jungle staircase. Halfway down is a high suspension bridge to cross. The trail leads further down the huge canyon, which was shaped by a volcanic mega-eruption. At the end of the canyon is the spectacular La Fortuna waterfall. Be amazed by the lush vegetation on its 70-meter high walls, the huge volcanic rocks at its foot, and the amount of water splashing down in its massive pool. Take time to bask in its beauty and if you are brave, you can take a super refreshing dip.

Return to the viewpoint then walk down to the little village of the Maluku Indians. Seated in their Palenke (main house), enjoy a rest while listening to an interesting story about their culture, art, and history. After being active for a few hours, the time has come to relax and enjoy a typical hot lunch. Next to the restaurant is a butterfly garden and frog pond that you can explore until your food is served. Reenergized, take a 15-minute ride to the park at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Being the trek through the primary forest where you can see huge trees with giant roots. Besides a variety of birds, the forest is host to monkeys, sloths, and coati. Once you are out of the forest, cross farmland to a green lake. Passing a cemetery for the victims of the eruption, reach the wall of lava from the 1968 disaster.

Climb some steep steps to arrive on top of a huge mass of lava rocks. Follow a trail, which has been cut through the rocks you climbed on your way up the slopes of the Arenal. Reach the highest viewpoint that exists around the volcano and absorb the most spectacular panoramic views of Lake Arenal, the jungle, the valley, the lava fields, and most of all the Arenal that towers over you. To finish the tour in the most relaxing way, you will be taken to the natural hot spring resort. You can relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complementary cocktail. At around 6:30 PM, you will be taken back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in La Fortuna
  • Local guide
  • National Park fees
  • Natural hot spring resort fee
  • Lunch and beverages
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
• You must be at least 18 years old to drink alcohol
• The tour is operated by a multi-lingual guide
• Please note that a moderate amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 72 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Red Lava TSC

Product ID: 192264