Nature Tours

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

Being one of the main places for nature tours, you should not want to miss a piece of the Arenal area, which gathers a rich biodiversity and great chance to find real wildlife, whether you enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, or seating, Arenal offers options for all preferences.

Our guides are professionals and will bring along the necessary equipment to make sure you optimized the tours by seeing as much as possible, they will teach you all about the rainforest, the wildlife, flora and the volcano, everything you need know, the animals habitat, how they get food, where they live, how they live, the different species that can be found, make sure you also bring along a nice hearing to difference the sounds of nature, the birds, ciccaras, the wind, the rivers, waterfalls and much more.

In Arenal you will find many options to admire nature, you can find yourself immerse in the forest when visiting the hanging bridges or being comfortable sitting on a raft while on the safari float, do a little hiking to the fresh waterfall or go around the majestic volcano, see the most beautiful views, the Arenal Lake, the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, filled with color and life. This and more will make you feel like never leaving this beautiful destination.

Among the wildlife that you can see in its wilderness you will find the different species of sloths and monkeys can see so many beautiful flowers, orchids, amazing old trees and all the biodiversity that lives in them. Are you are birdwatcher? Good news! Arenal has the best birdwatching trips as well.

You don’t have to be fit to go on nature hikes, there are options so that all visitors can enjoy, longer or shorter trails, more secluded, options for the more adventurous and what’s most important plenty of opportunities to see the rainforest and wildlife which is the main reason for nature tours.

Nature tours in Arenal are for everyone, tell us what you are interested in the most and we can take you to the best places so you can make your dreams come true!

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 + 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 Safari and Chocolate Tour

2 in 1 Safari and Chocolate Tour


This is an outstanding combo for all type of travellers and groups, 100% enjoying scenery, culture, and rain forest.

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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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Baldi Hot Springs

Baldi Hot Springs


Baldi Hot Springs is a perfect place with 25 thermo mineral hot water pools flowing from the volcano and ranging in temperatures from 93 F to 152F

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Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Hot Springs


Tabacon is flanked by the beautiful Arenal Volcano. The road here literally takes you to the heard of the jungle, so expect the sounds and sights of the native flora and fauna to flood your senses.

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The Springs Hot Springs

The Springs Hot Springs


The freeform, landscaped pools provide guests with great views of the volcano and a multitude of options.  These Arenal hot springs with temperatures ranging from 83 ˚F to 103˚F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences.

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Eco Termales Hot Springs and Dinner

Eco Termales Hot Springs and Dinner


Providing visitors with an escape into the natural paradise, combined with all of the necessary comforts to make your experience memorable, filled with the peace and serenity of the tropical rainforest, and impressive views of the Arenal Volcano, which heats and nourishes our waters.

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Frecuently Questions

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

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. This hardly ever happens.

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?

We have choose from that will adjust to every traveller type, some are full day trips so you can keep busy during all day and will be provided with the needed meals, some activities are half day tours of about 7 hours long which will provide lunch and some are shorter adventures or hikes of up to 4 hours so you can still relax at the hotels before or after the activity or be able to schedule something else.

Are any meals included?

Most hikes are considered to be half day tours of no more than 4 hours and no meals are included with them. Our 2 in 1 and 3 in 1 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, the safari float, the volcano and at the waterfall, 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.

Is a good physical condition required?

Not entirely, most activities are made so that kids and people that have never done these activities or is used to hike can easily accomplish them, you will at all times will be with an expert guide to help you and guide you through each activity in the best way and safely.

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.

What are the main attractions in the area?

We consider Arenal to be the epicenter of adventure! Being the number one favorite destination of the world according to tripadvisor it offers pretty much every activity that can be done in the country in one destination. You can stay in Arenal for weeks and will always have something different to to every day. There are main attractions for every one, there are the activities that will bring up your adrenaline such as whitewater rafting, zipline, waterfall rappelling, lake kayaking, biking, strenuous hikes, waterfalls and more. But if are not such an adventure seeker can find other kind of activities like peaceful walks, hanging bridges, gardens, safari and bloat trips to sightsee, cultural events and many more.