2 in 1 Tour - Hanging Bridges & Waterfall

  • 6 Hours Total
  • Offered In English
  • Typical Lunch Provided
  • Transportation Provided
  • Highly Recommended

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.

Tour Itinerary

7:30AM (aproximately): Hotel Pick Up!

Our driver and guide will pick you up directly at your hotel front desk.

8:10am: Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges

The day starts with a nice hike crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges; this zone owns 250 hectares of protected area, formed by primary rainforest with an innumerable biological diversity. In this beautiful place you can take pictures either from the view or wildlife. Tropical fruit snack is offered at the end of this adventure.

10:30am: Enjoy a local fruit snack!

After a couple hours on the Hanging Bridges, we serve a tropical fruit snack for you to recover from the hike and taste a delicious and sweet local fruit. A highlight of the day comes next, after a 30 minutes scenic drive!!

11:30am: Tour to La Fortuna Waterfall

Its time for the famous La Fortuna Waterfall, a MUST TO SEE! Whether you plan on swimming or not, this 246 feet tall waterfall coming from the middle of the mountain is breathtaking. An observation platform offers a great view from the top right before you start the walk through 498 steps down to reach the swimming hole, your guide will guide you through and watch your belongings while you swim. You must bring a towel with you if you plan on swimming. After refreshing in the clear water, you will climb up back the 498 steps, you can do it at your own pace. Clean changing rooms are available to put dry clothes on.

1:00pm: Bon Appetite!

A fresh and tasty typical lunch is going to be waiting for you at an open air local family property, allowing for a real contact of Costa Rica cuisine and our popular "casado" which translates to English as "married", it is the basis of our typical lunch and consist of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, meat of your preference (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. Vegetarian option is always available.

2:00pm: Hotel Drop off!

This extraordinary half day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of what this beautiful area has to offer and allowing for some relaxation time for the rest of the day. We will drop you off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

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

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

Our guide was able to find lots of different animals on our walk and told us interesting facts and the history of the area. Excellent!

Michele Fegley

Reviewed on 2017-08-21

A wonderful day in the hands of Tony the guide and Edgar the driver. On the hanging bridges tour we were treated to fabulous sights including poisonous snakes, poison arrow frogs, tarantulas, toucans, Motmot birds, strangling trees, monkey vines, etc. all explained patiently and expertly. Tony brought with him a high-powered telescope so that we could see distant birds as well as wolf spiders having lunch seemingly 3-inches from your face. The Fortuna falls was a delight, but you have to have good lungs to climb down and up again (500+ stairs). In all, a memorable and delightful tour. Highly recommended.

Ronald Riesenbach

Reviewed on 2017-08-07

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and spotted sloths, monkeys, toucans, blue Jean frogs, some kind of turkey...I think he may have taken 100 photos for us! It was unforgettable! Thank you!

Claire Wilson

Reviewed on 2017-06-13

William was a very knowledgeable and informant tour guide! Wish we could have spent more time with him!!

Karen Drake

Reviewed on 2017-03-30

Gustavo was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and courteous. We had an experience of a lifetime. Sad to leave Arenal. Beautiful beyond words

Alise Lane

Reviewed on 2017-03-28

Alberto was a great guide. He received a hug from my 9 year old and she is good judge of character

Michael Williams

Reviewed on 2017-03-13

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation included for this tour?

Yes, we provide free transportation for this tour if your hotel is located in Fortuna town or nearby locations, if the hotel is out of town, there might be an extra to pay depending of the hotel location.

Is this tour allowed for kids?

Children are more than welcome to enjoy this hiking tour, but keep in mind that you will be hiking most of the day at different Arenal Volcano attractions, so please make sure your children are very active since this might be a little difficult for thhem. However, we have hiked with children at this tour without troubles, everything depends of the child.

Which Arenal attractions are visited?

This is one of the best 4 in 1 tours in Arenal, combining the Arenal hanging bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Hot Springs.