Arenal and Cerro Chato Volcano Hike in La Fortuna

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This extreme hiking tour is approximately 10 hours, getting to know Cerro Chato, the Arenal Volcano and so much more. On this intense and fun day you get to experience all of La Fortuna's nature to the fullest. To finish the tour in the most relaxing way you are taken to the natural hot water river.
The tour starts with a hike up the dense forest trails that take you to the Arenal and Chato volcano area. After approximately two hours of  jungle workout get to a beautiful viewpoint. Here you can see old lava, endless forest, the lake and admire the two volcanoes  After lunch head down to the observatory park where the hike gets lighter. Here you pass two hanging bridges and visit the Danta river and waterfall. Along the way, your guide will explain the ecosystem, the volcanoes and the animals you can see. You may see monkeys and tropical birds. Leaving the forest, you reach the Arenal Observatory. In its little museum you can see the seismograph and your guide will explain more about the volcano. The hike is finished at the deck of the Observatory lodge. Here you enjoy the panoramic view of the volcano and Arenal Lake till the sun goes down. The transportation will be ready to take you down.  To finish the tour, in the most relaxing way, you will be taken to the natural hot water river. You can relax in its soothing warm water for about an hour and you can enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complementary cocktail. Your tour ends at approximately 8pm when you are dropped off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in La Fortuna area
  • Cocktail in the Hot-springs

What’s not included

  • Dinner not included
  • Climb the crater of the volcanoes is forbidden


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Led by a local guide