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

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

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. ...

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 boating!

The guide is going to provide all necessary equipment for the boat trip, life jackets and paddles on, as well as clear instructions to navigate down the river.

8:20am: Enjoy scenery and wildlife!

Your guide will take you down the river spotting flora and fauna to show you, a great chance to see monkeys, lizards, birds, sloths, and a beautiful calm scenery while navigating on flat water.

10:30am: Enjoy a typical snack!

After a couple hours on the river, you will leave the boat and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican snack on a local family farm, tropical fruits, plantain and cheese, and a delicious coffee are part of the menu. A highlight of the day comes next, after a 30 minutes scenic drive!!

11:30am: Breath taken away!

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: Majestic Arenal!

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.

Customer Reviews

The 4 in 1 tour was fantastic. Tony was an excellent guide. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a great day. He is extremely knowledgable about the wildlife, and the country. He spotted a Sloth that we would never have seen and a family of monkeys including babies. We saw three types of Kingfisher which is pretty exceptional. The food is perfect and lots of it. I would recommend the tour to anybody that wants a full day of amazing sites in Arenal.

Laura Alonso

Reviewed on 2017-01-26

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