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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

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Overview
Get as close as you can (legally) get to the base of Arenal Volcano on a hiking tour that leads you to a scenic observation point. Along the volcanic trail, a guide shares information about the park’s volcanic activity, geology, and wildlife, adding context to the sights along the way. An optional trip to nearby hot springs offers a relaxing end to your day’s adventure.
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Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
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    Ecoterra Costa Rica
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    The tour begins at 07:30am or 2:30pm from your hotel’s lobby, in order to reach El Silencio Private Reserve, to reach as close to the Arenal Volcano as permitted by car. From there, we will begin a 1 km walk along a trail of volcanic rock, rated as moderate in difficulty, to reach the observation point, which is the closest to the base of the volcano we can legally get. At the observation point, your guide will provide interesting information regarding the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, and unedited details of its major eruption in 1968, as well as giving you the opportunity to enjoy the incredible views of the Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake. Afterwards, we will begin our return trip down the same trail to the starting point. For the next stage of the expedition, we will change scenery and enter into the regenerating forest and small area of primary rainforest found at the base of the Arenal Volcano. This trail is about 1.5 km, in length, and with a little luck, you will have the opportunity to discover a large variety of flora and fauna, including toucans, wild turkeys, orioles, wild boars, snakes, and monkeys. After the trails, your driver will be waiting for you, with a delicious snack of tropical fruit, before returning you to your hotel in La Fortuna to enjoy the remainder of your stay. If you prefer, you can visit the hot springs of your choice for an approximately 3 hours, for an additional cost. After giving you time to enjoy these natural thermal waters, we will return to pick you up in our modern mini-vans to take you to your hotel.
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Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
Diagonal 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa RicaDrive in to the parking area and ask the reception about Ecoterra Costa Rica Tours
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Highlights
  • Get close-up views of Arenal Volcano on a guided hike
  • A small-group tour enables the guide to tailor the trip to meet the needs of the group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make the trip hassle free
  • Rejuvenate with a fresh tropical fruit snack and an optional hot springs soak
Important Information
Departure Point
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diagonal 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Entry/Admission - Ecoterra Costa Rica
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alecia J wrote a review Mar 2019
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We had the best experience with Ecoterra, from the transportation, to the beautiful hotels, and the one time we had an issue, it was handled quickly and efficiently by our Jordy. We would definitely use them again if we return to Costa Rica!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Joeshoey wrote a review Mar 2019
UK86 contributions24 helpful votes
Our afternoon started with a short drive to the volcano interrupted by our guide spotting Toucans and Sloths in the trees and stopping to allow us to see them. The walk was interesting with one steep climb but mostly easily manageable. Our guide told us about the history of the
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Date of experience: March 2019
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aablto wrote a review Feb 2019
Toronto, Canada49 contributions7 helpful votes
the hotels wth hot springs are amazing. the volcano was visible from all siedes. nice walk through the park that was mostly in the shed.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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elisha941 wrote a review Feb 2019
Venice, Florida5 contributions
We did the evening hike. It was Very nice hike, guides provide hiking sticks and water bottles if needed and snack at the end of hike. It’s about 2 hours, very scenic very beautiful. Not too hard of a hike. Guide was very informative friendly and even pointed out some wild life.
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Allison O wrote a review Jan 2019
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We did 2 tours with Ecoterra - the 4 in 1 combination day and kayaking in Arenal lake. Both were wonderful but my boyfriend and I loved the 4 in 1 combo day. Ecoterra was prompt, organized, informative and super friendly. Julio was our guide for the day, on the hiking portion of
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Cheryl M
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Sloths!!!
The objective of our tour was to see sloths and that is what we did. The guides use telescopes to spot the sloths a
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Carla W
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Great Off the Beaten Path Experience
What a great trip with Ecoterra. We were in the Fortuna area and wanted to get away from the tourists. This trip is
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MrTravelBug0817
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Awesome Tour
Best tour so far in Costa Rica. Very informative, we got to milk cows, crush sugar cane, make chocolate, tasted mo
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Joann L
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Great Company for Tours in Costa Rica
We used Ecoterra for several different tours while in the La Fortuna area. Each guide was knowledgable and friendl
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Elaine W
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Combo volcano, waterfall and hanging bridges
We had a great day with Ecoterra! Gustavo was our guide and he was great company, really knowledgeable and spotted
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AlisonfromDevon
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Brilliant day with Luis the guide and Miguel the driver
Wonderful day with Luis and Miguel - they both took so much trouble to ensure we saw all that we could and even sto
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Tina G
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Combination tour of volcano, hanging bridges and waterfall
Efficient pick up service. Knowledgeable and fun tour guide who made it an enjoyable trip despite lots of rain. Goo
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CountFl33t
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Ask for Mainor! He was the best tour guide!
We can't say enough good things about Ecoterra and our guide, Mainor! We had the combo tour booked (Arenal, waterfa
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632sherih
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Amazing fun and interesting cave tour
Our driver, Mario, was awesome, stopping to show us monkeys in the trees and discussing highlights to see while in
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CaptainCookieDaddy
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Good company
We booked several activities through Ecoterra and everything worked out great. All of their guides and staff were f
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Doyler38
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What a wonderful bunch of people!
We had three full days with these guys - they provided a transfer from our resort on the Pacific coast - air con an
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lfturbo
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Did so much in one day!
Great day! We started hiking first thing in the morning which was awesome. Next we went to see the falls which we
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87agnieszkad
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Would do it again
I booked the trip with Julio at Jungle Tours, based next to the Amsterdam - bar & nightclub, on the end of the main
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KGilbert2492
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Fun way to learn about Costa Rica
We really enjoyed getting to spend time on the local farm. The food was amazing and it was really cool to learn so
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149nirmalb
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Excellent tour company
Jordy was excellent. He helped us choose excellent destinations, hotels and activities in Costa Rica for a moderate
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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