The Arenal Volcano tour starts with a drive to the active Western side of the volcano. Once there you will embark on a hike on the trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1968. It is possible to observe a variety of plants, wildlife, and magnificent lava rock formations.
Once on the top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. The hike ends up at a view point, where if the weather allows, you will be able to listen the activity and see some smoke and ash emanating from the volcano. During the tour,our experienced guides will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano impact on the area.
The tour concludes with a relaxing stop at the mineral hot spring. (Stop at hot springs is optional, entrance fee not included).
what to bring
Comfortable clothing, hiking boots or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent and rain gear (during rainy season)
Bilingual naturalist guide, transportation in an A/C bus, park entrance fee and beverages.
Activity level: medium
Departure time: 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
Arrival time: 12 noon & 6:30 pm (longer if you stop at the hot springs)