Explore the boundaries of Arenal Volcano National Park, on this Arenal Volcano Tour. This trip begins when you get picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle at the schedule of your convenience (morning or afternoon), and then you will travel to the base of Arenal Volcano where the tour takes place.
Hike on the old lava flow from the big eruption in 1,968 and learn about the history of Costa Rica’s most famous volcano with the help of your expert guide. On this part of the tour, you will be able to observe the unique lava rock formations, as well as enjoying Arenal Volcano’s closest look-out point. Continue this amazing nature tour with a hike in the local rainforest jungles, where you will be able to search for the abundant wildlife of this area.
Be on the look-out for toucans, sloths, parrots, agoutis, and monkeys, this is one of the best places in Costa Rica to observe the rare spider monkey. After the 2-hour jungle and lava hike, proceed to relax in the thermal mineral waters of Paradise Hot Springs and Gardens, where you will enjoy a real natural spa treatment. Paradise Hot Springs offers multiple pools with different temperatures for you to relax, all surrounded by the most beautiful tropical gardens carefully planted around the pools. At the end of your visit to the hot springs, you will be transported back to your hotel.
This tour is also available replacing Paradise Hot Springs for Baldi Hot Springs or Tabacon Hot Springs, with an additional charge.
This Arenal Volcano Tour includes hiking at the base of the volcano. Going up to the summit or crater is not included since these are restricted areas (there are no roads or trails to go up to the volcano’s summit, and it is prohibited by law to climb to the top of it).