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

  • 12 Hours Total
  • Offered In English
  • Typical Lunch Provided
  • Dinner Provided
  • Transportation Provided
  • Hotsprings Tour Included
  • Highly Recommended

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.

Tour Itinerary

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 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:: 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.

5:00pm: Time to Relax!

On top of Arenal wonders, Tabacon Hot Springs offers a natural thermal river that flows through the gardens, to make you feel like in paradise. There are five different springs with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Perfect for families and couples.

7:00pm: Dinner time!

Dinner is included at Tabacon, a delicious buffet is waiting for you. The time for dinner can be coordinated upon arrival, it can be 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm.

8:00pm: Hotel Drop off!

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I bring a change of clothes?

Yes, you need swimming suit if you plan to swim in the waterfall, and also for the hot springs. A change of clothes is needed after the hot springs.

How late can I stay at Tabacon?

The resort is open until 9:00pm, you can stay there from 5:00pm after the volcano hike until 9:00pm, if you prefer to leave earlier you just coordinate it with your guide and we will come to pick you up at your best time convenience.

What type of dinner is included at Tabacon?

A nice buffet is included for your dinner at Tabacon.