2 in 1 Tour - Waterfall & Volcano Hike

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

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.

Tour Itinerary

10:15am (approximate): Hotel Pick up!

We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.

10:30am: La Fortuna Waterfall Hike Tour

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.

12:30PM: 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: Arenal Volcano National Park Visit

Now that you have your energies on top it’s time to our last adventure; this one will be on Arenal Volcano National Park here you will learn about history and biodiversity. You will be guided along trails, one of which winds through a lava flow that was created in the wake of a 1992 eruption. As you walk through the park’s rainforests, be on the lookout for birds, monkeys, and other animals. You’ll enjoy wonderful views of Lake Arenal and the Arenal Volcano.

5:00pm: 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

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

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 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

We had an incredible time with William today and can't imagine having experienced La Fortuna any other way. We saw toucans, monkeys, butterflies, and every plant imaginable. William was informed and experienced beyond compare, and we feel exceedingly lucky to have spent a day with him. We'd highly recommend Rainforest Explorers to anyone looking to visit La Fortuna.

Laura Siqueiros

Reviewed on 2017-09-01

Everything was well paced and balanced. Tony, our guide, answered every question that we had. It was a great time.

Laure Berliner

Reviewed on 2017-08-21

This was one of the best tours that we were given on our trip. Willam our tour guide was very friendly and patient with us. He was very informative and had many stories to tell! We could tell he loved his job! Edgar our driver was fantastic and super friendly! The food we had for lunch was incredible, the best meal I've eaten on this trip! I would recommend this tour to anyone who comes to visit Costa Rica. Thank you so much to William and Edgar!

Kelly Hernandez

Reviewed on 2017-08-09

Hansel, our guide and Benny, our driver, were both fabulous. Great overall experience. We really enjoyed the time that was taken to make the tour special- from stopping to see animals and birds to obvious complete love of the area and the ability to share it with us. Thank you so much!

Shawna Day

Reviewed on 2017-07-20

Carlos was a knowledgeable and patient guide. He knew where to look for animals, about the history of the places, and about the trees. And he took invaluable photos for us. The transportation was smooth and clean. Overall it was a great experience.

Silvia Leon

Reviewed on 2017-06-25

Had an amazing day! Each event was the perfect length and difficulty - nothing was too long that it became boring and neither was it too short. We were taken care of every step of the way so we were free to enjoy the enjoy experience. Carlos, the tour guide went above and beyond and was knowledgeable on everything we saw. He was a master of spying out wildlife and coaxing animals to come out of hiding. He was a blast to talk to and made the whole awesome trip that much better.

Joshua Noggle Waxenbaum

Reviewed on 2017-06-17

William and Edgar were amazing! William (our tour guide) was so knowledgable about the area and you can just tell that he loves what he does for a living! Edgar (our awesome driver) was great, as well, and also taught us a lot during our excursions. We had such a wonderful time today and learned so much. William took a lot of pictures for us today which we will cherish forever :) We would recommend them and this company to anyone! P.S. the food was amazing, too!

Tyson Whipple

Reviewed on 2017-04-28

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of shoes should I bring?

Closed shoes are mandatory for this activity, tennis or hiking shoes are fine. Sandals are not allowed to walk at the Hanging Bridges park, your shoes must fully cover your feet.

What type of meals are included?

A snack is included after the hanging bridges hike. A delicious typical "casado" is included for lunch, rice, beans, green salad, plantain, homemade tortilla, picadillo, and a portion of meat (chicken, fish, beef, or pork). Vegetarian and Vegan options are also available.

Can I swim at La Fortuna Waterfall?

Yes, the pristine water at the waterfall is a great place to swim, bring your swimming suit and a towel for this adventure. Changing rooms are available at the park.