Small-Group Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake Eco Tour

Activity provider: Ecoterra Costa Rica

Small-Group Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake Eco Tour

Activity provider: Ecoterra Costa Rica

From US$ 102.35 per person

Immerse yourself in the splendor of Arenal Volcano National Park on a combined 4.5-hour walking and boat tour. Cruise the coastline of Arenal Lake by motorboat looking for aquatic birds, and hike the forest, learning about the flora, fauna, and geology.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from any hotel in zone 1, including La Fortuna Town, Arenal Country, Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Los Lagos, Volcano Lodge, Volcano Inn, Arenal Springs, Arenal Manoa, Arenal Paraíso, Montaña de Fuego, Kokoro, Campo Verde, Carlos Lodge, Tacotal, Kioro, Tabacón, Mountain Paradise, Arenal Nayara, Villas Eco Arenal, Silencio del Campo, Royal Corin, Baldi Hot Springs, La Pradera del Arenal, Magic Mountain, and Lomas del Volcan For hotels in zone 2, a USD 39 per transportation surcharge applies. This rate is for 1-6 passengers and includes El Tanque Airport, Lost Iguana, Arenal Lodge, El Bosque, and The Springs Resort. For hotels in zone 3 please add USD 48 per transportation, including Arenal Observatorio Lodge, and hotels in El Castillo, Chachagua, and Muelle


  • Hike the secondary rainforest of Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Cruise the shore line of Arenal Lake looking for herons and ducks
  • Learn about the flora, fauna, and geology of the park
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Arenal Volcano from the observation point
Full description
Spend the day in the scenic wilderness of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park on a combined 4.5-hour walking tour and motorboat cruise, and look for the indigenous wildlife, such as aquatic birds on the shores of the lagoon, and collared peccary in the secondary rainforest. Following the 20-minute transfer to Arenal Lake Dam, board a motorboat to observe the rainforest, islands, aquatic birds, and some of the animals of the area from the water. If the skies are clear, this will be the ideal place to take breathtaking pictures of the volcano. Get a clear understanding of the economic benefits the dam provides for Costa Rica. After about 45 minutes, you will arrive at the National Park Peninsula, where tropical fruits will be waiting to refresh you. Then, hike for 1 kilometer while your guide points out the native wildlife and explains the lush flora. The return transfer vans will be waiting at the park’s observation point at the end of your walk, where you can enjoy a final breathtaking view of Arenal Volcano. Your guide will explain the geological formation and cycles of activity of the volcano.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van and boat
  • Bilingual nature guide
  • Water and fruit
  • National park entrance fee
  • Liability insurance
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Hot springs entrance
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please wear hiking shoes, and bring insect repellent, a raincoat, and your camera
  • There is no charge for tours cancelled with 24 hours advance notice. Cancellations of less than 24 hours notice pay full cost
  • Tours require a minimum of 2 adults to operate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Good ride and guide but misleading offer

Excellent guide, but it is very bad to deceive the client by putting in the package "a lunch" that they never gave us, the option if it says that it is optional but that for the client means that he would have the option of a lunch and hot springs within the cost of the entrance, they should not include those two things since they are not part of the entrance but rather we had to pay extra to have them!

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February 19, 2018

Great views. Knowledgeable guide

Great views. Knowledgeable guide

February 23, 2017

Product ID: 38201