Arenal Volcano Main Attractions Tour from San Jose, Costa Rica
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Arenal Volcano Main Attractions Tour

Starting at
$169
Cost per person

Departure place

San Jose Area Hotels

Departure time

7:00 a.m. approx.

Tour Duration

14 hours approx.

Tour difficulty

Moderate-Difficult

Highlights

  • Explore the most popular attractions in the Arenal Volcano area
  • Hike on the Arenal Hanging Bridges in the Rainforest
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Observe the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica
  • Relax in hot springs surrounded by exotic tropical gardens
  • Small groups of 11 people max. per tour

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation
  • Bilingual Guide
  • La Fortuna Waterfall entrance fee
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges entrance fee
  • Paradise Hot Springs entrance fee*
  • Visit to the town of La Fortuna
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • * Other Hot Springs locations are available with an additional charge.

Tour Description

Travel to the Northern Plains of Costa Rica and explore the most popular touristic activities of the La Fortuna area on this Arenal Volcano Main Attractions Tour. The tour begins in the morning when you are pickup from your San Jose area hotel and then your journey will continue with a scenic drive through plantations, jungles and typical local towns until reaching La Fortuna, the main town at the Arenal Volcano area.

Upon arrival you will visit La Fortuna Waterfall, one of the most resembling attractions of Costa Rica. To get to this waterfall you will go through a beautiful trail immersed in the rainforest, where you will hike down a few hundred steps until reaching the big natural pool. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters of this waterfall, where is also common to observe the local wildlife of our rain forests.

Later on you will have lunch in a restaurant at the base of Arenal Volcano, and then you will visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, the most visited attraction of this area. Hike on trails surrounded by exuberant tropical rainforest for about 3 hours, where you will be able to observe this amazing eco-system from the top at the bridges and from the ground while on the trails. This hike includes several hanging bridges, where is very common to observe monkeys, sloths, toucans, coatimundis, frogs and many other species of the rainforests.

Continuing with your trip you will relax at the thermal mineral waters of the hot springs, where you will be able to relax your muscles after a full day of adventures. The hot springs offer a relaxing environment surrounded by the most beautiful tropical gardens, featuring several pools with different temperatures. At the end of the tour you will travel back to your San Jose area hotel and will have dinner on the way.

 

Special Notes:

You must understand that this is a full day tour, ideal for those who don't have a lot of time while in San Jose, but wish to experience the Arenal Volcano Main Attractions. This tour involves a good amount of walking (3-4 hours approx.).

The hike to La Fortuna Waterfall is not very long (15 minutes approx.), but it requires to go up and down 350 steps. 

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