Two Volcano Extreme Hike In La Fortuna - Alajuela

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Parada de autobuses, 702, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this 10 hour guided naturetour our guides take you on a hike in which you get to enjoy La Fortunas
most spectaculair scenery. You get to know the rain forest at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, see and learn about wildlife and flora, hike through fields of big lava rocks, climb up to the highest scenic viewpoint to see the Arenal and its spectacular surroundings. Go to the Observatory park for a light hike through tropical gardens, pass two hanging bridges, go through more forest to visit a waterfall, learn about the volcano in a museum, see the sun set over the Volcano and Arenal lake froma panoramic observatory deck and go to a hotwater river at night to enjoy a drink and a volcanic mud facial.

Highlights

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Led by a local guide

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Itinerary
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Experience the real rainforest. On these ruggred trails you will pass huge trees, twisted vines and get the chance to see animals in their original habitat. Leaving the forest we pass a green lake and a cemetary of the people that got surprised by the 1968 mega erupution. Fom here we climb the wall of lava rocks and make our way through the lava fields that lay under Arenals shadow. At the highest point you have the volcanos cone right in front of you and you can enjoy an amazing 360view. Going down we pass more forest increasing our chances to see wildlife.

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

This place is uniquely located facing the Arenal and Chato volcano. On our hike we will see the impressive Arenal volcano from the best angels and get close to the steep and lush hills of the Chato volcano. Since climbing the volcanos is not allowed we will admire them from a distance.

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Arenal observatory lodge & Spa

Inclusions

Lunch

Professional guide

Pickup and drop-off from hotels in La Fortuna area

Cocktail in the Hot-springs

Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

Entry/Admission - Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa

Exclusions

Dinner not included

Climb the crater of the volcanoes is forbidden

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required; Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise information

A 5 hours of hike is involved

The itinerary may change due to weather conditions or issues with trails

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Dec-2019

    This tour was my favorite day of my vacation! The tour was well planned and our guide (Christian Campos) was Superb! He absolutely loves his country and all it has to offer. He is friendly, funny and very informative. We saw magnificent landscapes, spectacular wildlife and had a wonderful homemade lunch and snacks. I would highly recommend this tour!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I would consider the hike to be of moderate level. Definitely has you breathing hard but absolutely worth it. Amazing sights!! The lunch provided was pretty good. There was a hold up for some reason where we were sitting around for awhile waiting. The waterfall unfortunately was not that pretty but the rest of it was great. The hot springs were nice as well. Carlos was a great guide.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This was the perfect start to my Costa Rica Trip! The hike was gorgeous!! We spotted so much wildlife thanks to our amazing guide! The views were absolutely stunning! It is definitely a vigorous hike though so if you are not physically active at all it might be too much for you.

    You don't actually climb up to the top of a volcano. The tour used to include climbing to the top of Cerro Cato but currently the government won't allow it so for the second part of the hike we went to a second nature preserve. It was definitely the more mellow part of the hike, but we were able to go swimming in the pool of a gorgeous waterfall, cross hanging bridges and spot a lot of wildlife including Howler Monkeys!

    We ended the day going for a dip in a natural hot spring. It was the perfect way to end a truly incredible day!

  • 19-Aug-2018

    Highly Recommended

  • 09-Aug-2018

    Let me start by saying this is not a hike for those who aren’t in the best shape, older or have health issues. My girlfriend and I both have athletic builds, but I am in average shape, and we both found this trail difficult and tiring at times. There are sections where you need to use a rope to help you repell down or climb up the hillside, and it can be a little more hairy when the ground is slick and muddy from the rain. There is a lot of going up and down for the 6 miles you spend hiking through the forests around Arenal. With all that said it is truly a great experience. You can’t come to La Fortuna without experiencing the beauty of the forests around Mt. Arenal. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see some awesome wildlife like birds, snakes, insects, sloths and monkeys. Both Santiago and Daniel do an excellent job of explaining the ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits it while also having fun with the group. After the main difficult hike you will hike to Arenal observatory and hotel to enjoy so cookies and coffee. Afterwards you stop by a small restaurant to get some to get some road beers before heading to the hot “springs”. The hot spring is actually the Tabacon River which is naturally warm from the geothermal activity of the volcano and is a popular spot for the locals. You spend about an hour here and enjoy some vodka Fresca shots from guys. For what you pay, the experience you get to enjoy with great guides, this is hands down a must tour for anyone who isn’t afraid to go out on an adventure and experience the beauty of the La Fortuna countryside.

  • 23-Apr-2018

    Probably the highlight of our holiday. Emmanuel, our guide, was so good. He was very knowlegdable and his English was perfect. He was calm, friendly and patient with our mixed group of hikers : Saw a lot of forest and and animals. Wasnt too hot or humind in there, which was a bonus but had perfect conditions for a great Arenal view!
    Sunset at the lodge was also really good, saw some toucans flying around. The sunset over the nearby lakes, which was beautiful. The hot springs were a perfect way to end our long day, didn't want to get out. Definitely could have stayed there all day! haha

  • 12-Apr-2018

    The tour guides were very nice. However it said Climb Cerro Chato and see epic views, that didn't happen! The Costa Rican government won't allow anymore tourists to go there. Also, the trails can be very mudy and there are few ups and downs and if you're not prepared you will struggle and you will be exhausted in the end. But there was always a guide with the ones struggling at the back. But naturewise it's brilliant!

  • 01-Apr-2018

    Eric was our guide and he was fantastic! Kind, funny and very knowledgeable! I highly recommend this adventure as you will likely experience many aspects of weather, adventure and hopefully wildlife! Great day and finishing off with drinks in the hot springs was perfect♥️Eric is the best!!

  • 20-Mar-2018

    Excellent hike and guides. Really learned a lot about flora and fauna. Not extreme but moderate plus with steep ups and downs through jungle. Bring extra water, a small towel, and a bathing suit. One of the highlights was swimming beneath a waterfall. Lunch was fine. The warm volcanic river was fun. It was packed with people and sits beneath an overpass so adjust your expectations appropriately. We would definitely do it again.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    This tour absolutely blew my expectations out of the water. 100 worth every penny and would recommend it as a must for anyone visiting La Fortuna. Both guides Marcus and Eric were awesome. They were both well prepared, knowledgeable about the area the animals and the ecology La Fortuna. They were also funny and made the experience as a whole much more enjoyable, two cool guys your would want wander through the forest with. The hike itself was amazing there were countless breathtaking views and it was a challenging hike which made it a lot of fun. There were steep inclines, traversing laid down trees, and some repelling down steep slopes. Our group was diverse in age and hiking experience and everyone made it through okay. It did not feel like we were on a common national park trail. It really felt like we were exploring new paths.

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