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
7:30am (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.
8:10am: Ready for 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: Go to the 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: Costa Rica Lunch Time
A fresh and tasty typical lunch is going to be waiting for you at an outdoor private farm in the country side, 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: Ready to see the Arenal Volcano
After a 20 minutes drive we will reach a world's famous one, Arenal Volcano. Even though is has been visible from the distance all day, at this point we will be on a 2 hours walk at the base of him and through ancient lava flows, allowing us for breathtaking observation points and learning interesting facts and history that our local guide has to share with you. Walking to the crater is forbidden, due to the unexpected gases and rough terrain, there is not even a trail there, you will be at the base of the volcano overlooking the giant mountain and enjoying the rain forest at the base of it.
4:30pm: Back to your hotel.
This extraordinary day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of Arenal wonders and everlasting memories. We will drop you off back at your hotel.
We had such a wonderful time. Thank you. Pura Vida
Jorge was our guide and we loved him. All 3 destinations were amazing - really a perfect day. The only thing we would do differently is maybe not drive so far for lunch. There was a good bit of driving involved with pickups and the sites, so would be nice to eat somewhere more convenient. I was impressed when our guide even stopped along the road to show us a sloth in the trees. Pura Vita!
Had the pleasure of having tony and minor as a guide. Had a great great time
Was a great experience...guide was the best...the lunch was really good, a great local experience, and a nice break to the excursions...I was recommended to you guys, and will be recommending myself, going forward!...Pura Vida!
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
We had the BEST experience today with William. He was so informative, teaching us so much on the hike. He was friendly and fun! Edgar our driver was so friendly too! We are vegetarians and didn't expect much from our lunch. It was one of the BEST vegetarian dishes we have ever eaten! Overall our entire family gave this experience a 10+ on a scale of 1-10. Thank you for one of the best experiences ever!! Thanks William!!
Minor and Tony were great! Tony was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and the nature we toured through. Tony made special stops for us to view some wildlife and we were thrilled to have been able to see a sloth sleeping in a tree. We were also able to see a Howler monkey and many amazing insects and reptiles during our tour of the hanging bridges. Our lunch was traditional Costa Rican fare and it was delicious!!! Thank you for the amazing experience and fun!
Wonderful experience. Guide was great
We really enjoyed the personal attention received from our superior tour guide, Antenor (or Antonio, hope we spelled his name correctly). He is knowledgeable about the history of Costa Rica, its geography, and the wildlife habitats. We learned a lot throughout our 3 in 1 tour (hanging bridges, waterfall, and the volcano hike). We were amazed with the natural beatuties Costa Rica has to offer, and the local people are very friendly and accommodating. We will certainly return to this beautiful country. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!!
We were very happy with our experience with Rainforest Explorers. We had a lot of fun, the food was great, the guides were friendly and experienced. It was a once in a lifetime experience!