• Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Hike around the base of Costa Rica’s famously active Arenal Volcano on a beautiful and thrilling half-day tour. Take in an up-close perspective of the majestic crater on a moderately challenging hike that leads through lush rain forest, open meadows and volcanic lava fields. Learn about the natural and geologic history of the area from your expert guide and enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off from Arenal.


  • Hike around Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
  • Learn about the Costa Rican landscape from your bilingual guide
  • Enjoy stunning views of the active volcano and the surrounding tropical landscapes
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Hike to Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

Half-Day Hike to Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica

One of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere, Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s crowning natural attractions. Your half-day volcanic adventure begins with morning  pickup from your Arenal hotel and a short, scenic drive to Arenal Volcano National Park. 

Follow your naturalist guide along a gorgeous network of trails that wind around the base of the volcano while learning about the area’s fascinating geologic history. Take in spectacular views of the crater, which rises 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) above sea level and regularly emits puffs of smoke and streams of glowing lava. 

The moderately challenging hike leads you through thick patches of rain forest and across hardened lava fields from the volcano’s previous eruptions. At the end of your expedition, relax on the return drive to Arenal, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the earl afternoon.

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Customer Reviews

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The guides arrived slightly after the emailed arrival time, but ended up being just fine. The guides were good and took their time explaining different plants/flowers/items along the hike.

It was fun


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

A first rate experience. The guide was most knowledgable. Got to see the volcano up close on a clear day!

Victoria S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Nice tour with small group. Enjoyed the boat trip across Lake Arenal in order to get to the start of the trail. Spotted an Osprey on the Lake which was a great start! Guide was great and pointed out lots of things and was very knowledgeable about the volcano.

Rukevwe A

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

Great tour guide! Good information. Unfortunately as was very cloudy could not see the volcano in all its majesty but it was still a great trip nonetheless.

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