2017 Arenal volcano Tours and Activities

Arenal Volcano is located in the Central lowlands of the beautiful Costa Rica, known for being home of this famous volcano, Arenal also gathers a lush and exuberant rain forest filled with nature, wildlife, beautiful rivers, and breathtaking parks and scenery. Making it a top destination to explore the beauties of Costa Rica and offering a number of activities for your vacation, anything from Nature to Adventure can be found here. To mention a few tours we can list: Naturalist hiking, Hanging Bridges and trails, Volcano hike, Horseback riding, Safari float, White water rafting, Waterfall Rappelling, Zip lining, Night hikes, and much more that you can find on our tour menu. The vibrant town is called La Fortuna, and offers a nice environment to check it out, you can find souvenir shops, a number of Restaurants, nightlife, ATM, groceries, pharmacy, and a beautiful park.Arenal is easily accessible from either International airports, 3 hours from SJO airport and 4 hours from LIR airport approximately.

Things To Do At Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

Let's help us explore the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, and give us the chance to show you the best things to do here.

Arenal Volcano Family Tours

2 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges & Waterfall

$140.00 USD

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 of the trees will allow you to see most of its biodiversity, flora and fauna. Tropical fruit snack is served at the end of your hiking.

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2 in 1 Tour - Safari Float & Waterfall

$145.00 USD

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 Tour - Waterfall & Volcano Hike

$145.00 USD

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.

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3 In 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Volcano Hike

$180.00 USD

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 of the forest, first activity consist of a nature guided hike through trails in combination with suspension bridges.

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3 In 1 Tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Volcano hike

$180.00 USD

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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Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + Baldi Hot Springs

$220.00 USD

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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Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + Eco Termales Hot Springs

$244.00 USD

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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Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + Tabacon Hot Springs

$255.00 USD

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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Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + The Springs Hot Springs

$260.00 USD

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 breahting views, wildlife, culture, and a great day with our staff doing what we love, explore the Rain Forest!

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Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + Baldi Hot Springs

$220.00 USD

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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Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + Eco Termales Hot Springs

$244.00 USD

The tour starts around 8:15 in Peñas Blancas River here we will do the safari float that give us the opportunity to observe a large variety of animals, like sloth, monkeys, crocodiles, birds, frogs, and more. While we paddle down river, our guide will provide interesting information about the flora and fauna species...

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Arenal Volcano Family Tours

Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + Tabacon Hot Springs

$255.00 USD

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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Arenal Volcano Family Tours

Arenal 4 in 1 Tour - Safari Float + La Fortuna Waterfall + Arenal Volcano Hike + The Springs

$260.00 USD

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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Arenal Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

$72.00 USD

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

$70.00 USD

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 filled with wildlife and amazing scenery.

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Baldi Hot Springs and Dinner

$57.00 USD

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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Eco Termales Hot Springs and Dinner

$62.00 USD

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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Tabacon Hot Springs and Dinner

$85.00 USD

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 day pass and dinner

$85.00 USD

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. Find your perfect pool for your mood and the current weather conditions.

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Customer Reviews

We had a fantastic tour with our guide Tony, driver giedy and chocolate tour guide Minor. Tony was fantastic- very friendly and full of knowledge. His ability to spot wildlife was incredible and he really went out of his way to find us species we wanted to see (bats!). We couldn't have been happier!

Claire Durrant

Reviewed on 2017-12-31

Tony and Minor were excellent guides. Minor drove like a pro, and Tony was extremely knowledgeable and took every opportunity to show us amazing plants and animals on our tours--even pulling over on the side of the road several times when he spotted sloths and toucans, etc., to show us. He was gracious and kind and I would recommend him to anyone!

Kelly Smith

Reviewed on 2017-12-07

Bernardo and Maynor were both phenomenal. Bernie had an excellent eye seeing so many animals that we missed and made sure we were able to see them. He also was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.

Kevin Klima

Reviewed on 2017-12-04

I had booked this excursion for 11/16/17 because I was limited on my remaining time in Costa Rica and wanted to maximize my experience and I'm glad I booked with Rainforest Explorers! Antonio and the driver (Edgar?) picked me up at my hotel it was a small group, just myself and one other couple, we immediately started spotting wildlife and several times on our way to the first location we spotted monkeys, a Tucan, and other wildlife. Antonio has an amazing eye for spotting and identifying all species it was very impressive. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and very informative. The overall experience was well worth it and we even spotted a baby Sloth with it's mother at the end of the day which he remembered me mentioning that one was animal I was hoping to see! I would definitely recommend!

Michael Wilford

Reviewed on 2017-11-21

The tour guides were amazing . They were so patient and looked out for sloths/toucans and other animals so we could get to see them.

Norma Rojas

Reviewed on 2017-11-20

We booked this tour through a travel agent and were pleasantly surprised when it was just the two of us on the tour with the guide (sadly we cannot remember his name)! This is the first time we have been to Costa Rica and we are celebrating our honeymoon. Our guide made sure that we were able to enjoy our hanging bridges tour and we were lucky enough to see a sloth right off the bat! When we picked up other passengers, we went to la fortuna and had lunch afterwards. Our guide heard we were on our honeymoon and they even brought us a cake!!! It really gave us a great introduction to Costa Rica and will truly be something that we never forget.

Lauren schupp

Reviewed on 2017-11-14

Great tour with a professional and knowledgeable guide and skilled driver.

Mirko Svigir

Reviewed on 2017-11-03

Tony and Edgar were AWESOME! I saw everything I was hoping to see. Tony had a great eye to spot animals and was very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. Each activity of the 3-in-1 tour was so much fun and made for a day I'll never forget! Lunch was delicious and it was great to be in the presence of fun and friendly guides. I would highly recommend!

Gabby Wallace

Reviewed on 2017-10-12

My two girlfriends and I went on a 4-in-1 tour with Carlos a few months ago and it was absolutely wonderful! Not only was every aspect of the tour organized and smooth, the tours themselves were incredible! Carlos made sure we saw every single creature possible. Before we even made it to the first tour stop we pulled over and he showed us a pair of toucans and a sloth he noticed while driving down the road. In Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park Carlos identified all kinds of wildlife from insane snakes and frogs to tiny hummingbirds and bats. It was amazing. Our tour also took us to a wonderful lunch location with a comida tipical meal, finished off with fresh coffee and homemade icecream. Delicious. We also stopped at La Fortuna Waterfall and the lava fields. We ended at the hot springs. Overall it was a wonderful day. Carlos was the best tour guide I've ever had and I am so full of regret I didn't leave a review immediately following the trip. It was wonderful!

Sarah Stuchbery

Reviewed on 2017-10-06

We had an amazing time! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We first went to the La Fortuna waterfall. Our guide told us a lot of interesting things about the area and suggested the best places for pictures and swimming. We then had lunch which was so good I almost licked the plate. Seriously, the watermelon juice was incredible. We then did a volcano hike. It was phenomenal. We learned all about the eruption in 1968 and the effects on the community. Our guide even drew little diagrams to help us see how the volcano changed that day. He pointed out volcanic glass. We had incredible views of the volcano. Then we went for a walk through he jungle. He pointed out plants, different insects and animals and talked about the indigenous tribes. On our way back to the resort our guide pulled over so we could see a sloth he saw in the tree! He took pictures for us using his telescope thing. Overall so interesting and beautiful. Would totally recommend this excursion if you want to experience the volcano and really delve into the jungle. Our guide was really fun and cool, the type that you totally feel like he's a friend by the end. Pura vida!

Ingrid Renberg

Reviewed on 2017-09-28

I did the 2 in 1 Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall. It was an amazing experience. So peaceful as we went on the Safari Float, we were the only ones there. Our guilde spotted lots of lizards, a few different kinds of birds and a large family of monkeys. Then we had snack prepared by a local family. It's a little restaurant that they have at there house, nicely decarated with iguanas, birds, cows, and horses roaming around. A true Costa Rica cultural experience. Then we headed to La Fortunate waterfall, it was so beautiful, well worth the short hike, there were children and older adults there so you can do it 😊. Our guide gave us plenty of time to take pictures, swim or just relax by the water. Bring water/hiking shoes. After that we headed to Restaurante Tiquicia for lunch. The food was so delicious. I just wanted to keep eating although I was full. All of that was included in my package . They exceeded my expectations and I had a great time. If you are gonna be in this area you have to do this tour. You will get more than your money's worth. Go for it!!!

Gina Georges

Reviewed on 2017-09-24

Carlos and William have deep knowledge of the forest plants and animals in the forest. They also provided a lot of information about Costa Rica in general. . We were so impressed that they quickly see or hear animals around us and share the view with their binoculars or scopes. We had an unforgettable experience. Thank you for everything. Gulden and Ahmet Yazgan

Gulden Yazgan

Reviewed on 2017-09-24

Antonio was very knowledgeable & friendly. We loved this tour & highly recommend it!

Jackie Fury

Reviewed on 2017-09-13

William and Edgar far exceeded our expectations. Fabulous day!!

Diane Grigg

Reviewed on 2017-09-11

Had a great time. Recommended.

John Garofalo

Reviewed on 2017-09-10