One day tours in Arenal Area - Arenal Volcano Tours- Costa Rica tours: Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs, Safari floating, Caño Negro Wildlife refuge, Venado Caves, Canyoning tour, Horseback riding, Canopy tour, Mountain biking.
1.- Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs
The Arenal Volcano is active since 1968, it constantly ejects gases, water, fumaroles and explosions with pyroclastic material emissions, and sometimes the eruptions are accompanied with powerful thunders.
The ash is carried by the wind over long distances especially to the northwest area of the volcano. The biggest and heaviest material falls close to the crater. The lava flows come out of the crater with a temperature up to 1 000 Centigrade. As the lava flows down it slowly cools off.A short hike in one of the trails close to the volcano area will give us the chance to enjoy some forest and the activity around it.
At the hot springs our customers can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak, it is also possible to see the Arenal Volcano erupting from a comfortable spa.
With the improvement of the road from Quesada City to La Fortuna, the number of local and foreign visitors has increased. Today it is possible to find all kinds of tourist facilities and the friendliness of the people in La Fortuna.
On this tour you can choose between: Tabacón, Ecotermales, Baldí or Titokú Hot Springs, make your choice we’ll take care of the rest.
Includes: Transportation, Naturalistic guide, Park & hot springs entrance fee, Dinner.
Enjoy the sights and the sounds of the rainforest and experience its peacefulness as we quietly paddle the Peñas Blancas river. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous tropical birds await us!
Our professional bilingual guide will share with you educational and interesting explanations of the plants and animals we encounter on the float
You will truly appreciate the wonders of Peñas Blancas river and the surrounding rainforest as we travel down the river without a motor, this way you will enjoy the journey quietly rowing and taking photos.
Make sure to bring your camera and binoculars on this tour! This is half day tour specially designed for people with limited amount of time
Includes: Transportation, Naturalist guide., Fruits, Water, sodas.
The length of the tour is approximately four hours; from La Fortuna we have to go 5 ½ kilometers to the southeast. We spend 1 ½ hours to get to the rest site of the horses.
A beautiful example of the Costa Rican country site will be found along the way, cattle farms and agriculture, also the chance to see some birds as oropendolas and tucans. After that you have to walk five hundred meters into the forest to get to the waterfall, which is 70 meters high.
At the base of the waterfall there is a “natural pool” where we can swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna river for about one hour.
Includes: Transportation, guide, horses, entrance fee
Arenal Hanging Bridges is a new tourism attraction in La Fortuna, only 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Tabacón within a 250 hectare (618 acre) reserve of primary forest.
Visitor who love nature can enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping.
The bridges are build of aluminum, galvanized steel and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. They were designed by structural engineers with the most demanding safety margins in the world.
Guided by a naturalist, who through the natural history will open for you the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest, make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience.
Includes: Transportation, guide, entrance fee,
This is one of the tours we offer for those who want to go on a bike trip to the area where the forest, the Arenal Volcano and the Lake meet and leads trough a beautiful trail.
The tour starts from the Arenal Lake Dam, where we take an old trail into the forest. At the end of the trail we will arrive at the entrance of the Arenal Volcano National Park and then get on the way to the Observatory and back in the main road.
On this trail we will have the chance to see many different birds, for example: Squirrel Cuckoos, Keel Billed Toucans Crested Guans, Slaty Tailed Trogons, Black Headed Trogons, Bare Throated Tiger Herons (, Laughing Falcons; as well as howler monkeys and raccoons.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, bike, helmet, and drinks
The view of the volcano from within this rain and very humid forest is spectacular. The tree top canopy has twelve platforms and ten zip lines. The platforms are 150 feet from the ground. The shortest cable is 195 ft. and the longest is 1200 ft.
When you arrive at the canopy, you are given the balance of the necessary equipment. Then we continue with a short hike through the forest where a guide gives an informative narration about the forests, plants, and trees that prevail in this kind of tropical area.
This activity can also be done with no horses. If you do not wish to horseback ride and would prefer just doing the Canopy Tour, please advice the agent at the time the reservation is made.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, equipment
7.- ATV tour
This adventure begins 2 kilometers from la Fortuna's downtown.
The total tour on the ATV 4x4 is around 28 kilometers, approximately 3 hours
Includes: transportation, bilingual guide, water
Upon arrival to our base you will be served a delicious breakfast in the view of the Arenal Volcano!
Then just a short trek out of the canyon, jump in the vehicles and back to your hotel.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, lunch, equipment9.- Caño Negro
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans.
The tour starts when we pick up all “Nature Lovers” from the hotel in a very comfortable bus for the 1-½ hour Transfer to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border. Here your boat waits for your river adventure, at that time we begin our 2 ½ hour floating safari through Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh. An experienced English - Spanish speaking guide leads the tour.
Some birds are residents in the area and it is possible to see hundreds of them especially during the dry season. Some of them are Anhinga or Snake - bird, Roseate Spoonbill, it is possible to see little groups of this bird eating in the surroundings of the river. Wood Storks, the Jabiru, the largest bird in Central America and very endangered. Also the Olivaceous Cormorant, that makes its nest in the area, it is also the most popular bird in the area.
Along the river we can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, also the three-toed sloth and some reptiles like caimans, Jesus Christ lizard and turtles
This trip includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, regional fruit, natural juices and coffee, canned drinks, natural juices, bottled water and cookies are also included during the boat tour.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, lunch, boat tour, water
The caves were formed during the Miocene period, 15 or 20 million years ago. For many years they were under sea level and due to tectonic movements they surfaced.
The Guatuzos aborigines discovered the caves. Limestone rocks, stalactites, stalagmites and corals, form most of the caves. The whimsical stone formations are formed by the underground river. The length of the tour into the caves is 1 ½ hour, during this time we will find marine fossils, and also bats, spiders and crickets.
Because we will have to walk through the river and waterfalls from the upper part of the cave, we recommend our customers to take light clothes, hiking shoes and extra clothes to be able to change when they finish the exploration of the caves. The equipment for the tour will be provided to each client.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, equipment , entrance fee, water
Mysterious and imposing, in the very bowels of the Tenorio Volcano, manifestations of hidden power transform the union of the Buena Vista and Roble rivers into a sky blue stream, giving birth to one of the most extraordinary phenomenon’s of nature: “Light Blue River”. Along the river we’ll find hot springs, bends of heavenly tranquillity and a waterfall of singular beauty, all surrounded by varied flora and fauna. We leave at 7:30 a.m. from La Fortuna.
The tour arrives at the Tenorio Volcano National Park, were begins our 7 k.m hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest. It will arrive to “Los Teñíderos” of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name.
The tour returns through trails, rich with ecological wonders, that lead us to the “OLLAS” -- openings in the earth where we can excavate healing muds, take a mud bath, and a dip in the natural hot springs all while observing the attractions of Tenorio Volcano.
We’ll continue our hike through the jungle to seek out the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures. On our decent we will get to see the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose colour makes it one of a kind.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee, lunch, water
Let’s go on a hike to this private reserve, enjoy a great variety of flora and fauna, visit a place where primary forest is the number one ingredient. Experience nature becoming part of it all at the waterfall with its colourful palette of transparencies.
Swim in its enchanting sounds of nature and let the peaceful environment over come you. Walk on the hanging bridges and trails and allow us to share with you this unique ecosystem where pure air and the rain forest make a perfect combination.
And for a perfect ending will travel the Sky Tram: a 15 minunte aerial tram tour trought the rain forest from the “Miguel Angel” observatory to the guest hourse, where you will have spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano & Lake, and the Tilarán mountain range.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee
Let's enjoy a full day rafting with the most professional guides, and have lot of fun with white water rapids from this area.
Rafting class III is suitable for all levels of experience. It is fun and safe.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, lunch, equipment, fruits