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2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

From USD 155.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Swim beneath a jungle waterfall and hike into Arenal Volcano National Park on a 7-hour, 2-in-1 combo tour that takes in the best of the region’s natural beauty and wildlife. Spot monkeys and bright tropical birds as you walk through the rainforest surrounding La Fortuna waterfall, then enjoy a leisurely Costa Rican lunch with locally grown coffee. Follow your guide along jagged lava flows and mountainside trails as you explore Arenal, learn the history of this iconic volcano, and earn stunning views of Arenal lake.
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna/ Arenal only
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Fruits
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of La Fortuna/Arenal

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

10:30 am

Pickup details

We pickup from all hotels in the Arenal and La Fortuna area, if you come from a different destination please let us know, we can arrange that too. Which hotel are you staying at?

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear tennis or hiking shoes and bring a bottle of water, raincoat, repellent, swimsuit and a camera.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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.

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Skip the volcano, do waterfall on your own
Michael_H, Aug 2022
Overall, this was a good experience however it was different than what we expected. First, we traveled to the waterfall (we thought that would be later so we had to change into our suits); THAT part should be called the hike. It was 1,000 steps and the way back up was strenuous on everyone. The waterfall itself was beautiful and there are swimming areas as well. It was cold and slippery and very rainy at the bottom but totally worth it! Then we got back in the van. The guides pulled over when they spotted a sloth (no idea how they saw it!) It was hard to see with the naked eye but with their camera and scope, we got some good pictures of the sloth and a toucan. We then went to lunch which was SO good. The people were super nice and accommodating and the food was one of the best meals we’ve had so far (including fresh fruit juice and ice cream). There was also great bird sightings here and a few dogs too. Last, we went to the volcano. It was not really a hike and more of a walk with some steps; MUCH easier than the waterfall steps. The trail to the volcano was extremely muddy. Do not wear Teva type sandals as you will slide around on the mud under your toes. There wasn’t much to see on the walk but the guide did share lots of history that was mildly interesting. That made it longer; otherwise you could do the trail and back in 30 min or less. They gave us fresh pineapple at the end. Overall, it was a good experience and we got some great pictures but I think we could have done it on our own and would skip the volcano next time; it’s better from afar :)
Recommend a guide especially with little kids
Hannah_S, Mar 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and great with the two young kids in our group. The lunch that was provided was one of our best meals during our whole trip and it was in a beautiful location as well. It is a smaller family operated tour company. We enjoyed everyone we met. If I had not been traveling with children I might have planned to go here without a tour guide however I was glad that I booked this trip as it was very enjoyable.
This tour was so much...
Chloe_B, Dec 2021
This tour was so much fun!! Edgar and his family are absolutely amazing and so nice and accommodating! We were staying in Guanacaste- which was extra far from La Fortuna and Arenal- and Edgar went out of his way to come pick us up and bring us back all in the same day. For sure a long ride if you’re coming from the Guanacaste area so be prepared but the experience and views were absolutely worth it! The lunch meal was also delicious-the best we have had in Costa Rica thus far. The hike and waterfall were great as well. I would highly recommend this tour!
The best time!
Amanda_R, Mar 2020
We had a busy and exciting day. This tour was so much fun and informative. The lunch was absolutely delicious. Bring bug spray and sun screen since you are outside all day. Worth every cent.
Excellent Adventure
Margaret C, June 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the waterfall and our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. The volcano hike was good but you can only go so far on the trail.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Hello, we hope you are doing great! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Rainforest Explorers. We are glad to read you enjoyed our combo tour...we know, It is a shame we cant walk further on the trails of the protected and natural reserve el Silencio! We appreciate your review and if you have anything that can improve our service, please feel free to write us at Regards from all Rainforest Explorers Family
AN amazing experience for our family...
Christine_G, Mar 2018
AN amazing experience for our family that included an 11 and 14 yo. Carlos and Michael were fantastic, knowledgeable guides who went out of their way to not only find us a sloth but we saw a momma and baby! This was a half day 2 in 1 and I cant imagine the 4 in 1. Waterfall was beautiful and LOTS of steps to climb down and up. Family lunch on ranch took us out of town a bit, was authentic and delicious. Volcano hike to end day was pretty and we scoped toucans. A must do!
I don't even know where to start on...
Sarah R, Oct 2017
I don't even know where to start on how amazing this tour was. It was off season so as with most of the tours, the group was very small. By the last hike it was just me and the guide, Carlos. And oh man Carlos is THE BEST! He has an AMAZING eye and ear for wildlife. Since it was just the 2 of us, he took me on a few extra trails where we saw a family of monkeys, frogs, birds, and insects. I swear Carlos spotted a camouflaged lizard on a tree 50 yards away. This whole tour was a really nice balance of activity and sightseeing. Just beware that the hike to the falls is all stairs and can be a little rough going up, but the trail has been recently rebuilt and is very nice with lots of rest areas along the way. 100 this was THE highlight of my trip.
Our guide was WONDERFUL! He was so...
Lindsey G, May 2016
Our guide was WONDERFUL! He was so diligent in answer all of our questions, providing history and origins of not only incredible scenery, but had a keen eye for all wildlife! It was absolutely our favorite tour while in Costa Rica. Would highly recommend!
Our driver William and guide Edgar...
Nicole M, Mar 2016
Our driver William and guide Edgar were very knowledgeable and made this trip fun for all ages. Would definitely recommend doing while in Costa Rica.
This tour far exceeded our...
James W, Feb 2016
This tour far exceeded our expectations! William was top notch and a great tour guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about what he does. The Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfalls are both must see's when staying in the areas, so I highly recommend this tour! I believe if you are staying in any La Fortuna area hotels, they will come and pick you up directly from your hotel. They travel in very nice tourist vans, with air conditioning, which is great. In addition to the 2 in 1 tours, the tour guides will often stop in transit to point out wildlife i.e. sloths, toucans, monkeys etc... as you travel between locations. Great people!
We had a great time with Edgar and...
Brenda B, Oct 2015
We had a great time with Edgar and Tony. They were great guides and so knowledgeable about the plants and animals and so patient with all of our questions. The hike to the waterfall was beautiful and the swim was really fun too. We had a delicious Tico lunch and then a great hike to the lava flow and through the rainforest to end our day. What a wonderful time. This is a must do if you are in La Fortuna!!