You dont want to wake up that early?
You are on vacations, so we designed this tour for you to enjoy and relax in the morning but still want to have some fun and natural activities.
We start at 10:30am on La fortuna Waterfall for enjoying all the beauty that offers this magical place, here you can either swim, take pictures or just explore. After that adventure, we must be ready for lunch; which is made for a Costa Rican family on their house, it is all fresh from the day and it is a full meal with a delicious cup of coffee at the end.
Now that you have your energies on top its time to our last adventure; this one will be on Arenal Volcano National Park here you will learn about history and biodiversity. You will be guided along trails, one of which winds through a lava flow that was created in the wake of a 1992 eruption. As you walk through the parks rainforests, be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, and other animals. Youll enjoy wonderful views of Lake arenal and the Arenal Volcano.
After this amazing half day we will drop you off on your hotel at 5:00pm, for you to enjoy your night.
Do I need to bring something?
Yes, in order to enjoy our tour the most you may bring: Tennis or hiking shoes a bottle of water, raincoat, comfortable clothes, repellent, swimming suit and camera.
What does the tour include?
It Includes: Round trip transportation, lunch, bilingual naturalist guide, fruits and entrance fee to the park.
How long does the tour take?
Approximately from 10:30am to 5:00pm, we pick you up and drop you off at your hotel.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 7 Hrs
Departure Time :
10:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from all hotels in the Arenal and La Fortuna area, if you come from a different destination please let us know, we can arrange that too.
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Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Enjoy a wonderful outdoor adventure including two great activities in Arenal. If you have limited time or simply you dont want a full day tour; this one is specially designed for you. It will allow you to see and explore the beauties of the rainforest on a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park and by visiting La Fortuna Waterfall. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Excellent value for money
- Family friendly
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Vegetarian meal option available
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
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You dont want to wake up that early?
Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna/ Arenal only
Bilingual naturalist guide
All Fees and Taxes
Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of La Fortuna/Arenal
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
It is recommended that you wear tennis or hiking shoes and bring a bottle of water, raincoat, repellent, swimsuit and a camera.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Travellers must bring face masks, however if they do not have it available, we have a kit for each traveller that contains face mask and gloves if necessary.
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Both hikes were unique. They are challenging but well worth the beauty. I highly suggest hiring a private guide especially for the volcano walk as they can educate you on the history of it. We hired Rainbow Explorers as our guide and they were very informative and we also were fixed lunch by the family. What an awesome experience.
We did 2 different tours led by guides from Rainforest Explorers—both were highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to accommodate our questions and interests. The Arenal Combo tour was outstanding. Mario taught us about the volcano as we hiked, and kept it interesting throughout. The waterfall was really fun, and lunch at the farm was a real highlight of our trip.
Overall, this was a good experience however it was different than what we expected. First, we traveled to the waterfall (we thought that would be later so we had to change into our suits); THAT part should be called the hike. It was 1,000 steps and the way back up was strenuous on everyone. The waterfall itself was beautiful and there are swimming areas as well. It was cold and slippery and very rainy at the bottom but totally worth it! Then we got back in the van. The guides pulled over when they spotted a sloth (no idea how they saw it!) It was hard to see with the naked eye but with their camera and scope, we got some good pictures of the sloth and a toucan. We then went to lunch which was SO good. The people were super nice and accommodating and the food was one of the best meals we’ve had so far (including fresh fruit juice and ice cream). There was also great bird sightings here and a few dogs too. Last, we went to the volcano. It was not really a hike and more of a walk with some steps; MUCH easier than the waterfall steps. The trail to the volcano was extremely muddy. Do not wear Teva type sandals as you will slide around on the mud under your toes. There wasn’t much to see on the walk but the guide did share lots of history that was mildly interesting. That made it longer; otherwise you could do the trail and back in 30 min or less. They gave us fresh pineapple at the end. Overall, it was a good experience and we got some great pictures but I think we could have done it on our own and would skip the volcano next time; it’s better from afar :)
The experience itself was great. They picked us up on time and the guide was knowledgeable and accesible. The driver was also great, safe and cautious. They even stopped in the middle of the ride to show us a sloth that they spot during the trip. The food for lunch was amazing, and the place were we ate was beautiful! That being said, the places are easy to access on your own. If you have a car you can just drive there and the excursions are pretty safe to go by yourself. If you want the convenience of someone taking you, and guiding you, I 100% recommend this. If you’re a self starter and have a car to drive yourself, I’d do it by myself and save money and time!
We had a great day. Our guide, Francisco, was incredibly knowledgable and terrific with our children. They made us a delicious homemade lunch and the tour was fantastic. The best part was how easy going Francisco was when we made requests, specifically to get ice cream! Highly recommend this lovely family owned company.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and great with the two young kids in our group. The lunch that was provided was one of our best meals during our whole trip and it was in a beautiful location as well. It is a smaller family operated tour company. We enjoyed everyone we met. If I had not been traveling with children I might have planned to go here without a tour guide however I was glad that I booked this trip as it was very enjoyable.
What a great day! Our tour guide (Minor) and driver (Edgardo) picked us up promptly at 11:30. They were friendly and engaging! Our first stop was La Fortuna waterfall, which was beautiful despite the many steps! Next, we stopped at the family restaurant to enjoy a delicious and refreshingly authentic meal. We spent the final part of the afternoon hiking the base of Arenal volcano, with homemade chocolate and coffee at the end. What made the day most enjoyable was the attention to detail and jovial atmosphere. Minor, our guide, gave thorough details about everything and expressed his gratitude for our help in bringing back tourism to Costa Rica. He even carried a tired 3 yr. old on his shoulders various times throughout the day!😊
This tour was so much fun!! Edgar and his family are absolutely amazing and so nice and accommodating! We were staying in Guanacaste- which was extra far from La Fortuna and Arenal- and Edgar went out of his way to come pick us up and bring us back all in the same day. For sure a long ride if you’re coming from the Guanacaste area so be prepared but the experience and views were absolutely worth it! The lunch meal was also delicious-the best we have had in Costa Rica thus far. The hike and waterfall were great as well. I would highly recommend this tour!
This guided tour was truly special. Our guide Mario was friendly and knowledgable. With my wife and I being a little out of shape, he made sure to go at our pace for both the volcano hike and La Fortuna (all those steps!). Arenal was spectacular, the views were beyond impressive. Mario even took some drone footage of us against the volcano! La Fortuna was beautiful and so refreshing to swim in after a long day of hiking in the hot weather. Afterwards, we got to eat a delicious traditional Costa Rica casado at their basecamp. Most special of all, my wife got to feed a flower to a wild sloth (her favorite animal!) that hangs around near their basecamp. Absolutely recommended!
Hanzel was the beat part, he knew everyone, answered every question, have great information, and made the whole day awesome. Bear advice, be prepared to get wet! And take awesome pictures!