La Fortuna
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785

Arenal Volcano Hike

Badge of ExcellenceLa Fortuna, Costa Rica

From $70.20

Select Date and Travelers

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Arenal Volcano National Park’s massive size and unique natural setting can make it an easy place to get lost in, if you don’t already know the area. This Arenal Volcano National Park Hiking Tour from La Fortuna allows you to explore one of the park’s beautiful trails with a guide who can navigate the steep slopes and volcanic landscape well. Plus, take in views of Lake Arenal, while your guide talks about the volcano’s history and forest formation processes.
  • Hike Arenal Volcano National Park without having to worry about park fees
  • Stay energized and hydrated with provided fruit and bottled water
  • Upgrade to make this tour a private one for a more intimate experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from select surrounding areas

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Fruit

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

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

      Main Office Located up stairs Lava Lounge Restaurant, beside La Fortuna Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • 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
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    about cancellations.

    Traveler Photos

    See more
    Featured review
    Sloths, monkeys, pigs & lots of birds. Beautiful views of the volcano and surrounding area. We had an amazing guide that had great knowledge of the area that provided history as well as plants and animals. The spotting scope added to the experience.
    61 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 61 reviews
    Great tour!
    Mark_B, Mar 2023
    We had fantastic tour for our family. The guide was thorough and knowledgeable. A truly enjoyable experience. Thank you so much!
    Great tour!
    Jackie_S, Mar 2023
    This was such a great hike! The tour guide had so much knowledge of the area and made the trip so much fun! The views were spectacular! Totally enjoyed every bit of this tour.
    Amazing tour
    Jon_N, Feb 2023
    Sloths, monkeys, pigs & lots of birds. Beautiful views of the volcano and surrounding area. We had an amazing guide that had great knowledge of the area that provided history as well as plants and animals. The spotting scope added to the experience.
    Nature and history
    Elena_B, Feb 2023
    This was a cultural history hike, not a nature hike. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and shared much of Costa Rican history. The hike was moderate, and a little tricky due to the rain but was still invigorating. If you are looking to learn a little while breathing the fresh air, this is for you!
    Good long hike. Moderate...
    Sethumadavan_S, Dec 2022
    Good long hike. Moderate level of difficulty at times. Hiking stick made available at the start of the hike is a must for the hike, especially when climbing down. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable experience with spectacular volcano and lake views. Recommend doing it in the morning.
    Beautiful weather
    Shawdi_M, Jul 2022
    The 360 degree view at the top of the mountain was gorgeous. The guide was very knowledgeable. There was no fruit
    Amazing tour!
    Joshua_M, Apr 2022
    Marco (not polo) was a great guide! He was very knowedgeable of the history of the Arenal Volcano, and the nature surronding the Volcano. He spen additional time educating us of the vegetation along the way as wel as the wild life. Amazing experience! He even stopped to help us find us a Sloth on way back! Absoluetly worth it!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing experience.
    Tanner_W, Mar 2022
    Our guide Gonzalo was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Had an amazing time and learned so much about the area and wildlife during the trip.
    Arenal Volcano Hike
    SYEDA_F, Feb 2022
    It was great tour. We just finished a tour today and are guide was wearing his mask all the time outside and in the van. Our guide didn’t wear his mask outside and was coming close to us when talking, we were nervous so kept our masks on, he didn’t wear a mask in the Van and didn’t ask the other couple to do so till I said something . I think the guide should take a test and then the tour group should let us know.
    We greatly enjoyed our hiking tour...
    Eloise_P, Feb 2018
    We greatly enjoyed our hiking tour with our very knowledgeable guide who explained much particularly about the flora as we climbed the side of the volcano to the lava deposits from the 1968 eruption. We certainly would not have had the same experience had we taken the trail on our own. We were with one other couple who were birders so this became an interesting focus also , enhancing our trip. It was interesting to learn how this eruption in Costa Rica was so different to eruptions in areas like Hawaii. Despite the inclement weather which must be expected in a rain forest, the experience was nevertheless well worth our anticipated adventure. We were even treated to a viewing of a sloth as we were returning to our accommodation. Though he was high up in his tree, with the aid of a telephoto lens on a tripod which our guide had, we were able to see him quite clearly. He placed our phones next to his device to produce clear pictures as keepsakes. This was definitely a worthwhile tour. Though we were not able to see the top of the Arenal Volcano this particular day due to low clouds, we saw her in all her glory the following day.
    Very informative tour and excellent...
    paul.lalancette, Jun 2017
    Very informative tour and excellent tour guide Ronald from Jacamar Naturalist Tours. He had a great enthusiasm for plants and we learned a lot about the volcano and surrounding area! Beautiful hike to an observation point to see the lake and volcano at the same time. Best place for photos. Convenient pick up at your hotel and cold bottled water for the hike. I'd suggest doing this tour and booking your hot spring separately Tabacon!. We booked the hot springs separately to be able to spend more time there, the place is huge! combined with this tour you would only be at the hot springs for 3 hours including your lunch there. We were glad we booked Tabacon separately and took advantage of the beautiful spa as well with no rush to have to leave.
    The guide was great and it was ok...
    colleen b, Nov 2016
    The guide was great and it was ok. Do more than the arenal hike solo so you get your value out of the tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    This was such a great experience for...
    Amber N, Sep 2016
    This was such a great experience for my husband and myself. Our tour guide was amazing and answered all and any questions we had, even where to get the best food around the area. He even stuck out the tour through the rain so we could finish our hike up the Volcano. He was very informative and was very fluent in english which was great for us. Overall a great tour and am going to recommend it to everyone.


    Product code: 15373P3