2018 Arenal Costa Rica Hiking Tours

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

If you love hiking, Arenal Volcano area offers great hiking tours with the perfect combination of trails in the rainforest that you can not miss, we have a lot of options for you to explore! Check out the list

Of course you need to visit the imposing volcano national park, there are many trails to follow, or more than one if you feel like exploring it at its best, you can hike around the rainforest the surrounding it, climb up a little by following the lava trails made by the latest explosions, make it up (to the allowed area) and see the wonderful views, the lake and all what it represents.

The hanging bridges is another classic tours you just cannot miss, they will combine the long bridges in the heights along with some ground hiking and this way be able to get the best perspective of the rainforest, from above and below, see the differences, what animals live higher, what type of flora can be found at both scenarios, is truly a fantastic experience, great to learn and admire both faces of the forest.

Another tour that is a must do when visiting Arenal is visiting the La Fortuna Waterfall, you will start going downstairs through the forest to find at the end the amazing jewel that is the waterfall, with fresh, clean water coming from the mountains and its magnificence will take your breath away… you will want to jump into the water, swim towards the fall and experience what the real rainforest is all about.

We offer several combinations so you can be able to experience them all in one day, or two at a time, mix a different adventure tour or add hot springs too. Tell us what you are up to and we will help you plan the perfect trip when visiting the Arenal area.

4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + Eco Termales

4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + Eco Termales


With this 4in1 combo tour you will be able to experience in the easiest way, without having to rush through the day, 4 of the travellers favorite places such as the river, the waterfall, the volcano and hot springs, who knew you could do it all in a day?

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4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + The Springs

4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + The Springs


The tour begins in Peñas Blancas River. During the trip you will have the opportunity to observe many different animals and numerous bird species. The boat doesn't use a motor so that you can enjoy the sounds of nature ...

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4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + Tabacon Hot Springs

4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + Tabacon Hot Springs


This pleasant journey begins in a raft through the scenic Río Peñas Blancas. While you go paddling or floating downstream, our naturalist guide will show you a wide variety of trees, birds, monkeys and other wildlife.

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4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + Baldi Hot Springs

4 in 1 Safari + Waterfall + Volcano + Baldi Hot Springs


This pleasant journey begins in a raft through the scenic Río Peñas Blancas. While you go paddling or floating downstream, our naturalist guide will show you a wide variety of trees, birds, monkeys and other wildlife.

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3 in 1 Hanging Bridges + Waterfall and Volcano Hike

3 in 1 Hanging Bridges + Waterfall and Volcano Hike


Do you have limited time in Arenal area? Well, this is the perfect option for you; we have designed an outstanding combination to explore the best of the volcano surrounding wonders. This tour is designed for those who love hiking and walking through the canopy forest

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3 in 1 Safari + Waterfall and Volcano Hike

3 in 1 Safari + Waterfall and Volcano Hike


Let’s float down the river; start the day with a unique experience at Penas Blancas River where a Safari Float will show you the perfect complement between a filled wildlife ecosystem and the sounds of nature. The float takes 2 to 3 hours and is suitable for the whole family.

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2 in 1 Safari and Fortuna Waterfall

2 in 1 Safari and Fortuna Waterfall


Limited time or simply you don’t want a full day tour; this one is specially designed for those who love exploring the beauties of the rain forest.

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2 in 1 Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall

2 in 1 Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall


The day starts around 7:30am when we pick you up at the hotel and head towards one of the most important reserves in the area; first activity Arenal Hanging Bridges, offers trails in the heart of the rainforest in combination with a tree top walk in the suspension bridges, walking through the canopy

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2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano Hike

2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall and Arenal Volcano Hike


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.

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4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Baldi Hot Springs

4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Baldi Hot Springs


Prepare for a full day of nature, sightseeing, and hiking. This full day tour will take you through the highlight of Arenal, making a memorable and well worth it day. The places visited are very scenic and filled with rain forest, a great chance to find some wildlife and take great pictures.

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4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Tabacon Hot Springs

4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Tabacon Hot Springs


A day packed of hiking and exploration awaits you, be ready for an informative and memorable day in Arenal, a great chance to see as much as you can in 1 day, you will be surprised of the wonders you can discover in only a few miles around you.

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4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + The Springs

4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + The Springs


Stunning scenery and lush rain forest perfectly describes this day. If your aim is to explore and try to cover the most interesting sites in Arenal in one day, this expedition is for you! Get ready for breathing views, wildlife, culture, and a great day with Rainforest Explorers.

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4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Eco Termales

4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Eco Termales


More than participating on a tour, this day will provide you an unforgetable experience; exploring these sites and learning about them will convince you why Arenal is famous worldwide and why the rain forest provides one of the most beautfiful sceneries on Earth.

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2 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + Chocolate Tour

2 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + Chocolate Tour


The perfect mix of rain forest, culture, and smooth hiking, providing a great chance to see wildlife and cocoa from plantation to a cup only with this unique 2in1 Hanging Bridges + Chocolate Combo which has everything you need for a nice half day tour in Arenal.

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3 in 1 Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Chocolate Tour

3 in 1 Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Chocolate Tour


There is so much to do and see while visiting the Arenal area and we know there is not always enough time to do as much as wanted, that is why we have created these fantastic combos so you can experience some of the highlights of the area by going on this 3in1 Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Chocolate Tour, all in one day!

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3 in 1 Combo tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Chocolate Tour

3 in 1 Combo tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Chocolate Tour


Loved by families, this wonderful combo offers an exciting adventure from the oldest to the youngest one. A must do for culture explorers and nature lovers while visiting Arenal.

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Arenal Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

Arenal Hanging Bridges Guided Tour


A hike to Enjoy and Revitalize, this 2.5 hours guided hike will give you the widest perspective of the rainforest while immersing you in the trails all surrounded by lush vegetation.

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Arenal Volcano Hike Guided Tour

Arenal Volcano Hike Guided Tour


Known worldwide and considered one of Costa Rica’s 7 wonders, Arenal Volcano is a must to see on your trip to Costa Rica. Even though the crater entered a resting stage since 2010, the trails at the different reserves  gathers a very interesting history and a lush rainforest

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Frecuently Questions

Read some of the most asked questions about Rainforest Explorers Tours.

Is a good physical condition required?

Not entirely, most activities are made so that kids and people that have never done these activities can easily accomplish them, you will always be given directions to follow and at all times will be with an expert guide to help you make each activity in the best way and safely. Hikes are pretty easy, just go with the guide, pay close attention and try to see and learn as much as possible.

Is transportation included?

Transportation with all our tours is always included from any hotel in La Fortuna and the Arenal area, some hotels are located further away from the main area, in this case an extra fee may apply. If your place is not on the list just ask us!

How long does it take?

Most hikes are considered to be half day tours, these will take up to 2.5 to 3 hours to accomplish plus the time to and from the hotel. If interested in doing a longer hike, we have our combos available, these will take up to 7 hours.

Are any meals included?

Our 2in1 and 3in1 Combo Tours will always offer a nice lunch at a local family ranch, 4in1 tours also offer dinner at the hot springs resort of your choosing.

Can kids go on the tours?

Sure they can! Everyone can have a great time at the hanging bridges, at the waterfall, the safari float and the volcano hike, although we believe is more enjoyable for kids 4 years old and over.

What clothing and shoes should wear?

Comfortable, closed shoes or sneakers will be ideal as well as comfortable clothes: shorts, t-shirts, tank tops. A change of shoes and clothes may be also required. Bring also mosquito repellent and sunscreen and a raincoat in case of an usual rainshower.

Should bring a camera or phone?

Sure, keep in mind it will be under your supervision and we highly recommend a waterproof case. For most adventures hands must be free, so a GoPro will be ideal.

What happens if rains?

If a shower or rain happens before or during the tour, it continues as planned, remember is the rainforest and it should be expected. Unless there is a tropical storm in sight then the tour may be cancelled or postponed but we will contact you in advance to inform you.

Is transportation offered from other destinations?

Yes, we offer pick up and drop off to most destinations in the country, please contact us to coordinate it and quote the extra fee.

What is the cancellation policy?

For most tours it is required a 48 hour notice so you can get a refund, just don't forget to notify us.