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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park

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Overview
Join a guided tour to Arenal Volcano for better chances of spotting wildlife on the way to a scenic vista point overlooking Lake Arenal. This trail takes you right past the volcano’s most recent lava flow and includes an optional thermal hot spring experience at the end of the day. Those without private transportation will additionally benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna area hotels.
Highlights
  • Guided hike up Arenal Volcano ups your chance of spotting wildlife
  • Tour guide entertains and informs on the way up
  • Ideal way to visit Arenal on a time budget
  • Perfect trip for photographers with scenic vista at the top
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your selected hotel in the La Fortuna area. Take a short drive to the active western side of the Arenal Volcano, and then begin your hike. The Toucan Trail leads through the rain forest and over a solidified lava flow on a moderately challenging ascent that concludes at a vista point over Lake Arenal. Afternoon departures even have the chance to see lava rolling down the side of the volcano. During the hike, your guide provides insight into the area’s history and helps you spot local plants and animals you might miss on your own. Finally, conclude your tour with an optional stop at a mineral hot spring (not included) before getting dropped off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I went on a guided tour of the 1968 Trail near the Arenal Volcano with Jacamar Naturalist Tours during my stay in La Fortuna. We started at 8 AM and spent the morning exploring this trail. The trailhead was about a 20 minute drive from La Fortuna. I was promptly picked up at
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very informative guide, Harold. He is passionate about his beautiful country and its natural wild life, birds, flowers and plants! He made our trip memorable!
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We weren't able to book the AM or PM tour online specifically through TripAdvisor, which was disconcerting to us to have to pay and not know if we were getting our preferred time. We ended up going to the tour operator's website and booking through there, which still required an
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Our guide from our tour was wonderful and so knowledgeable!! He made sure we were all comfortable and checked in on us during our hike. We had a chance to get to know him to learn more about the people of Costa Rica!
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What a magnificent day adventure! The hike was awesome and a bit challenging. The views were spectacular and the landscape was other-worldly. After the hike, we went to Baldi and the tubs were relaxing for the adults and exhilarating for the adult-kids and kids in the group.
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