Volcanos Valley 9-Hour Hike - La Fortuna

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in La Fortuna central area includes pick up or the meet point is the Red Lava Office (Please advise if you prefer come to the meet point)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This hiking tour is approximately 9 hours, getting to know the volcano valley. On this fun day you get to experience all of La Fortuna's nature to the fullest. To finish the tour in the most relaxing way you are taken to the natural hot water river.

Know More about this tour

Leaving la Fortuna we go on a 45 minute drive to go visit the huge valley that lays between the Arenal ad the Chato volcano. Accompanied by one of our expert guides you will start your day full of discoveries. We pass the wobbly hanging bridge that provides the only access to this almost unexplored valley. A challenging tailleads us deeper into the dense jungle. Besides large trees we expect to be able to show you a wide variety of wildlife. Leaving the lower part of the valley we reach the base of the Arenal volcano. Here you hike over fields of black lava rocks that lay in the shadow of Arenal cone. Continuing the hike we stop at an impressive canyon where you can see the different layers of volcanic material.The trail will now follow a mountain ridge that leads us to the "Mirador", get your cameras ready because here you will get the most amazing views of the valley, the Arenalvolcano and the impressive lake.Now we go on the most challenging part of our valley hike. To arrive at a dry lava river we need to pass "the Devils comb" 7 canyons carved by volcanic activity. We pass some of the canyons going overimmensefallen treetrunksand some the steepest ones have ropes that help you make your wayup.
Once we reach the dry lava river we make our way down to connect with the Cangrejos trail. This trailright at the foot of the Chato volcano ad follows it's contours till we reach the Rio Caliente. Here at the river side we refresh ourselves and take some time to enjoy a nutritious and tasty lunch. Having crossed the river we reach the fields and trails of the Observatory park. On these well maintained and easy trails we have a good chance of seeing monkeys, cuatis, frogs and different birds. We cross a hanging bridge to reach the refreshing Danta waterfall. Nearing the end of the hike we visit tropical gardens and check out the Arenal Observatory and it's info center. High up at the deck of the Arenal Observatory lodge you can see the whole valley that you walked through and enjoy some stunning sunset views of the Arenal volcano and lake.
Once the sun sets we get on the bus that takes us to the hot water river. At this natural river we enjoy the termalwater while getting a volcanic mud facial and a typical cocktail. At about 7am we end the tour and bring you back.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in La Fortuna area
  • Cocktail in the Hot-springs

Exclusions

  • Dinner not included

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

A 4:30 hours of hike is involved

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