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Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna provided by Red Lava Tourist Service Center

Arenal Observatory and Hiking Tour from La Fortuna

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Active travelers who want to admire some of Costa Rica's most beautiful nature will love this day tour. From La Fortuna you'll be taken to the Arenal Volcano National Park, where you'll go on a guided hike through the rainforest. Learn about the biodiversity here, and spot native wildlife like monkeys and birds. Admire waterfalls, rivers, and end the tour in a relaxing, heated river pool.
  • Combine action and relaxation on this fun tour
  • Get close to nature in the Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Transfers from hotels in the La Fortuna area are included
  • Receive a complimentary cocktail to enjoy in the hot pools
Important Information
Departure Point
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in La Fortuna area
  • Cocktail in the Hot-springs
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Arenal
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Candace wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions
Our group of 4 had Nano, Christian as our tour guide. We only knew what to expect by the description of the package but we were blown away with the views and our knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend this tour. If we are lucky enough to return we will definitely request
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Date of experience: February 2020
Talitha T wrote a review Jan 2020
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica56 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked this tour via get your guide. From the pick up at the hotel to the drop off, it was an exemplary tour. We were told what was happening at each part. We walked around the Arenal observatory area. Christian made what could be a boring subject matter (horticulture),
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Manuel K wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions
We had one of the best days in our vacation in Costa Rica in this Tour and that was all because of our incredible guide "Eric". He was not only incredibly nice, funny and sympathetic, he was also incredibly competent and knew exactly how to convey the information in a way that
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Date of experience: December 2019
blbdvm wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
Max did a great job. Coffee break was very nice with homemade bread and simple cup of delicious coffee. Hot springs were a nice , relaxing touch at end of day. Complimentary cocktail. Would recommend. Swam at waterfall - very cool.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Peter wrote a review Nov 2019
14 contributions6 helpful votes
All on time. Fun enthusiastic guides. Stunning scenery and jungle walk to waterfall. Beware steep steps up and down and you need rubber shoes to wade across riverbed of stones. Then simple but adequate lunch and on to jungle walk with our guide Santiago who was like Mowgli in
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Date of experience: November 2019
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About the operator

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By: Red Lava Tourist Service Center
Great value and beautiful scenery
Our tour guide Christian “Nano” was amazing, friendly and super knowledgeable about the locations we visited, the w
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The perfect day! You need to do this tour!
This tour was amazing! Our guide, Christian, tailored the trip just for us. We were a family of 4 and the only on
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Matt W
Increidlbe Full Day Tour
This tour was amazing! We had Christian aka Nano and he was incredibly knowledgeable, interesting, and fun. We di
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Eric from Red Lava Tours was Amazing!
We had a VIP experience since the tours were just starting up again after COVID closures. We were the only ones on
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Such a fun day
I was fortunate to get this tour in before everything started to get shut down due to coronavirus. Im very happy I
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Full day arenal volcano
We had a great experience with red lava tours! We did the full day which included a rainforest tour, a waterfall, h
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The tour was a full day of fun and adventure. Our tour guides Erick and WIlliam were fabulous, they were very enter
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Go for it!
This full day tour was the best way to experience nature around La Fortuna. Did a variety of activities and a great
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Wonderful day in nature!
Fabulous Guide Eric showed us his beloved area full of energy and cared of us with fruits, lunch and coffee. Best T
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3 half-day tours
I booked 3 successive half-day tours: La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano Hike, and the Hanging Bridges. The hike
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Incredible Tour! Worth every penny!
I had the BEST time on this tour! It was a full day packed with awesome activities. Our guide Santiago was so incre
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John F
Much work, but well worth it.
I was the only person on this tour. Julian had an enthusiastism for his environment and his job that one could not
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Full day of fun and adventure
We (myself, my sister, in our thirties, and my mom) took this tour in February with Anthony and Nano as our guides.
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Karl B
Great tour
It's the guides that lifts this tour. Their great spirit, happiness and knowledge really brings a lot (in my case C
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Jam-packed wonderful day!
This trip had it all! The guides were very knowledgeable, and definitely had our safety and enjoyment as a top prio
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Key Details
  • Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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