Recent Searches
Clear
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Arenal Best 4 Attractions

star-4.5
|
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

From US$153.00

Lowest Price Guarantee

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Loading available options...


icon1 day  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
More questions?
(888) 651-9785
Chat now
More questions?
(888) 651-9785
Chat now

Overview

Explore the dramatic landscape surrounding the Arenal Volcano on a full-day nature tour from La Fortuna that offers a blend of active time and relaxation. Hike Arenal’s 1.9-mile (3.1 km) hanging bridge trail, walk to the scenic La Fortuna waterfall, and hike on the Arenal Volcano at sunset. Spend the evening soaking in the hot springs, choosing between Baldi, Ecotermales, Kalambú, Paradise, Tabacón, The Springs, or Titokú, with a buffet dinner at the springs. All transport, entrance fees, lunch, and dinner are included.
  • Full-day Arenal nature tour
  • Hike hanging bridges and to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Walk on the slopes of the volcano at dusk
  • Soak in natural hot pools
  • Lunch and dinner included
  • Pickup and drop-off at downtown La Fortuna hotels
  • Family friendly
Saved to wishlist!
National Park fees
Bottled water
Dinner (at Hot Springs)
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
EXTRA COST:
Arenal Lodge
Arenal Observatory
Chachagua Rainforest
Hideaway Rio Celeste
Linda Vista Del Norte
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa
Magestic
Rancho Margot
El Tucano
The Springs Resort and Spa
Volcano Gold
Villas Eco Arenal

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet a driver at your hotel in downtown La Fortuna, then transfer to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to warm up your legs for a day of hiking, following a trail through the area's lush rainforest. Watch for plants and wildlife at the edge of the trail, and cross a series of 9 fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges.

The next stop is La Fortuna Waterfall, reached by a 15-minute hike down a scenic trail; bring your bathing suit to swim in the waterfall, or just enjoy the sunshine in the peaceful stop. After La Fortuna Waterfall, return to town to refuel with lunch at the Lava Rocks Café.

Following your meal, head to the Arenal Volcano for a hike along the side, following one of several trails for the best chance to spot moving lava. The cooled lava flows are home to a wide variety of plants and animals that you’ll see along the way, and the hike concludes at dark, in hopes of watching glowing chunks of rock as they tumble down the mountainside.

From Arenal Volcano, head to one of the area’s natural hot springs for a buffet dinner and a night of soaking (select your desired hot spring while booking). This full-day nature adventure concludes with return transfer to your La Fortuna hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ecotermales Fortuna
The tour starts at 7:30am with the the hanging bridges. You will hike on a 1.9 mile (3.1 km) trail on while enjoying the rain forest's flora and fauna. The trail crosses nine fixed bridges and six suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of seven degrees so that anyone can walk it. Our next stop is the La Fortuna Waterfall. From the trail head you will hike approximately 15 minutes before reaching this majestic waterfall where you can swim or just enjoy it’s beauty. Lunch is next at La Finquita  Restaurant. Action starts again at 3pm before heading to the volcano hike. You will enjoy a wide variety of plants and wildlife and walk. At the end of the hike you will watch the sunset. You’ll end the day with your choice of a relaxing by a buffet dinner or a visit to Baldi Hot Springs & buffet Dinner at Baldi.
Duration: 13 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
The tour starts at 7:30am with the the hanging bridges. You will hike on a 1.9 mile (3.1 km) trail on while enjoying the rain forest's flora and fauna. The trail crosses nine fixed bridges and six suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of seven degrees so that anyone can walk it. Our next stop is the La Fortuna Waterfall. From the trail head you will hike approximately 15 minutes before reaching this majestic waterfall where you can swim or just enjoy it’s beauty. Lunch is next at La Finquita  Restaurant. Action starts again at 3pm before heading to the volcano hike. You will enjoy a wide variety of plants and wildlife and walk. At the end of the hike you will watch the sunset. You’ll end the day with your choice of a relaxing by a buffet dinner or a visit to Baldi Hot Springs & buffet Dinner at Baldi.
Duration: 13 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
La Fortuna Waterfall
The tour starts at 7:30am with the the hanging bridges. You will hike on a 1.9 mile (3.1 km) trail on while enjoying the rain forest's flora and fauna. The trail crosses nine fixed bridges and six suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of seven degrees so that anyone can walk it. Our next stop is the La Fortuna Waterfall. From the trail head you will hike approximately 15 minutes before reaching this majestic waterfall where you can swim or just enjoy it’s beauty. Lunch is next at La Finquita  Restaurant. Action starts again at 3pm before heading to the volcano hike. You will enjoy a wide variety of plants and wildlife and walk. At the end of the hike you will watch the sunset. You’ll end the day with your choice of a relaxing by a buffet dinner or a visit to Baldi Hot Springs & buffet Dinner at Baldi.
Duration: 13 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Paradise Hot Springs
The tour starts at 7:30am with the the hanging bridges. You will hike on a 1.9 mile (3.1 km) trail on while enjoying the rain forest's flora and fauna. The trail crosses nine fixed bridges and six suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of seven degrees so that anyone can walk it. Our next stop is the La Fortuna Waterfall. From the trail head you will hike approximately 15 minutes before reaching this majestic waterfall where you can swim or just enjoy it’s beauty. Lunch is next at La Finquita  Restaurant. Action starts again at 3pm before heading to the volcano hike. You will enjoy a wide variety of plants and wildlife and walk. At the end of the hike you will watch the sunset. You’ll end the day with your choice of a relaxing by a buffet dinner or a visit to Baldi Hot Springs & buffet Dinner at Baldi.
Duration: 13 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Jacamar Naturalist Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arenal Best 4 Attractions?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Best 4 Attractions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Arenal Best 4 Attractions?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Best 4 Attractions.

Traveler Photos

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
54 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-10 of 54 reviews
star-5
Excellent Combo Tour
Nomad764659
, Dec 2019
Had a fantastic full day seeing the hanging bridges, La Fortuna waterfall and the Adrenal volcano hike. Our guides Diego, and Jason were fabulous. They shared their knowledge of plants, animals and obvious love of their country. They keenly found and pointed out birds, and other animals in the forests. We especially enjoyed our agri-tourism farm lunch while watching 15 species of birds including toucan feast on papaya. We were tired after the volcano hike but it was worth the effort. Would highly recommend Jacqamar Tours.
HelpfulHelpful
star-3
Good not, great. Not very active, disappointing "hike"
kmmilwaukee
, Mar 2019
Enjoyed Hanging Bridges. Saw plenty of animals, including many that we would never have spotted without the knowledgeable guide. Lunch was very good. The volcano hike was a very short walk to a lookout point to see the side of a volcano. You are not allowed to hike on the volcano, so the description of the tour should be updated to indicate you view a volcano. I believe we were supposed to do the full trail, but the guide was walking very slowly and stopped often to talk. It seemed like she did not want to do the hike.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Hanging bridge, Hiking, and Hot springs
Curious07131393168
, Jan 2019
A lot of walking, makes you appreciate nature. David, our guide is awesome and knowledgeable. Nice to end the day in the hot springs.
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
A long day starting with the hanging...
RITESRATH
, Aug 2018
A long day starting with the hanging bridges trip with amazing views of Arenal volcano to start with. Our guide had incredible knowledge- she pointed out snakes, various birds, bats, flowers the bridges were amazing to walk across- best part of the tour. Waterfall hike was a nice climb and beautiful for pics but a little short to actually take a dip volcano hike was interesting with good flowers and trees pointed out hot springs were incredible- it rained in the evening and the water was really rejuvenating topped off with sumptuous buffett.
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
Good tour - could have been much...
Rushabh J
, Apr 2018
Good tour - could have been much better if it was clubbed with an actual guide! Nonetheless still a good tour to consider!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
This tour is a must. 4 activities at...
htmartinez
, Dec 2017
This tour is a must. 4 activities at once and the experience of a lifetime. the staff was amazing and this tour takes you to the volcano and hanging bridges which was fun to do. got to see animals. got to be in shape for this, lots of walking but it is so worth it. you will love it. and to finish at a hot spring. was relaxing.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Fantastic tour and our guide Tony...
Michael O
, Sep 2017
Fantastic tour and our guide Tony was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable about the local animals and plants and was able to spot several hard to find birds. The hikes along the hanging bridges and near the volcano were beautiful. The waterfall was an amazing experience and you're able to wade in the water next to where it crashes. The included lunch and dinner were delicious and the hot springs were a perfect way to end a long day.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
This was a very good tour that we...
dougfo
, Sep 2017
This was a very good tour that we enjoyed. Tony a biology teacher/professor, was our guide. He demonstrated a great deal of passion and love for the country and its environment. The tour started at 8 am and we returned to our hotel at 10:15 pm. During the tour, not only did we see the sights but also spotted the following animals: Troop of spider monkeys, toucan, numerous birds, vine snake, a tarantula in its hole and in the evening saw a baby eyelash viper. In all animal encounters we felt safe, keeping distance when needed as I am not a daring individual when it comes to snakes and spiders. We rated this tour very highly based on the quality and passion of the guide. Here are some things one should be aware of when signing up for the combo tour. It is important to be in shape. While my wife and I who are in our early 50's walk upwards of 12K steps per day Fitbit, we thought we could handle the 18K of steps associated with this tour. Shame on us but we forgot waterfalls and volcano's are not the same walking as on a flat surface. The two of us were sore the next couple days and had our activities been strenuous those days we would have had a problem. While we enjoyed Tabacon as it is a beautiful facility by day, visitors should be aware that many of the pools in the upper quadrants of the resort are essentially closed as they do not have lighting. We preferred for safety reasons to stay where there was light. Subsequently, there were only 4-5 pools from which to choose. The buffet was good at Tabacon and our 14 year old son loved the super fast slide in the main pool. However, I am not sure the extra was worth the Tabacon up-charge since in our opinion many of the pools were not reachable in the dark. One of the less expensive spas might make a more practical choice. At the time of this writing it should be noted that at the waterfall some steps were under repair and we had to navigate off the steps using ropes in the mud to descend and climb back up the 500 steps. If we had one complaint about the tour it is that there is not much time to spend by the waterfall. This is a problem as it is exhausting descending to the bottom and then having to re climb the steps 30 minutes later is tough. it would have been nice to spend another 15-20 minutes at the bottom or taking time to re-climb. FYI - There is another set of 50 steps leading down to a quieter pool below the waterfall pool. This is a nice relaxed area if you don't want to deal with the rocky shore,crowds and turbulent water by the falls. One other heads up in reference to the Volcano Hike: The emergency exit is used when leaving the volcano lava flow. This was good as it was getting dark when we reached the summit 5pm -ish. The emergency exit trail only takes 20 minutes to descend and if we were not sore, it would have been an easy trip. Bottom line, great day and worth the based on the sights and guide.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Allen and Hugo were excellent...
Diane M
, Aug 2017
Allen and Hugo were excellent guides. Highly recommend this tour to all visiting Cost Rica. Hanging bridges were amazing, followed by the spectacular waterfall. Lunch was quite tasty and welcoming after the morning. The hike was strenuous but Allan was so knowledgeable about CR and the history that it was well worth it. The next day my calves were quite sore. Be warned! Highly recommend this and try to get Allen as your tour guide.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
This trip was fabulous.Our tour...
Gabriella E
, Jul 2017
This trip was fabulous.Our tour guide,Anderson, was amazing!You start the day w/ hanging bridges. Anderson had eagle eyes.He saw animals we would have never seen without his help.Then the waterfall. 500 steps down and 500 steps up. Phew!Hike around the volcano was spectacular. End in relaxing hot sp
HelpfulHelpful

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your must-do activities without being locked in
Product code: 15373P13

Explore Similar Things to Do