Take this Arenal Volcano Lava Hike Tour and experience different attractions and landscapes of Costa Rica in one day. In the morning you will be picked up from your Liberia, Papagayo, or Tamarindo area hotel, and then you will go on a drive with lots of beautiful views of the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, farms, rivers, the Arenal Lake and local towns.
On this tour you will visit the foothills of Arenal Volcano, which is considered the "must-see" destination of the country because of its natural beauty, with lots of tropical jungles, mountains, rivers, and the impressive volcano. Upon arrival to the Arenal area, go on the Arenal Volcano Lava Hike, and explore the huge lava flow from the big eruption of 1,968, where you will learn about the history and activity of Costa Rica’s youngest volcano. Laster on, venture yourself on a walk in the tropical rainforest, and search for the wildlife of the area, on this hike is very common to observe monkeys, sloths, toucans, tropical birds, coatimundis, and other creatures of the jungle.
At the end of the Arenal Volcano Lava Hike, savor a delicious Costa Rican lunch in a local restaurant, where you will be able to taste some of the local cuisine. Afterward, relax for the rest of the afternoon in the mineral waters of the hot springs, which are naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano. This hot springs’ location is located at the base of the volcano, where you will be able to enjoy great views of this mountain on clear days, surrounded by the most beautiful tropical gardens. After the visit to the hot springs, you will head back to your Guanacaste hotel, and dinner will be served on the way there.
This tour is recommended for people who wish to explore different parts of the country, the drive is long but very scenic with lots of things to see.
It is very important to understand that the Arenal Volcano Lava Hike included on this tour is done at the base of the volcano since there are no trails or roads to go up to the summit of it (the slopes of this volcano are restricted areas).