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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park

  • 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
Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
From US$64.00
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Arenal Volcano Hike Tour at the National Park
From US$64.00
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.
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.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2018
nice hike, lousy weather

Our guide, Jose, made us start at the exit which made it easier for my family ( me, husband and 10 yr old daughter) to navigate...some areas were steep, and I counted a total of three downpours while hiking...Jose came prepared, not only with the...More

Thank mgdeguzman
Reviewed 7 May 2018
A nice hike

We did this hike with a guide and although we saw little wildlife it is a great spot to hear about the history and views at the top are not to be missed. It is a tough hike though and we saw many older people...More

1  Thank solsenz
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Put some good hiking boots on!

Oh dear God that was a cardiovascular workout! Nothing to look at except the ground to watch where to step among all the rocks and stones on the path. The guide was good, a bit repetitive about 1968 but nonetheless informative. There were 15-16 people...More

Thank MaryAliceS
Reviewed 11 March 2018
Arenal Tour was an excellent experience

Not sure which tour company we used since it was booked through the Volcano Lodge and Springs. Our 3-hour tour was excellent. Bus picked us up at the hotel exactly on time and it was a short ride to the national park where the waling...More

1  Thank DoctorEagle
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile
$64 pp for 1.5hr walk you could do by yourself

We decided to do a guided walk to get some background knowledge about the local area before heading out on our own. Unfortunately, the guide had very little to tell us that we hadn’t already learned in three days here. What’s more, when we booked...More

Thank Emma S
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