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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

From USD 162.70

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This full-day tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Full-day Costa Rica adventure tour
  • Hike around Arenal Volcano and swim beneath La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Cross 16 hanging bridges in the rainforest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 am

Pickup details

Pick up are included in the area of ​​Fortuna Town. Pick ups are not included in San Jose Area or in the Guanacaste area

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Steps down here are sturdily built - no need to worry even when it's rainy.
Hike to the volcano was nice - not too strenuous, and the La Fortuno waterfall is a must.
step step steps to climb and I do mean climb!!
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Very fun day
Sarah_M, Jan 2023
Erica was a fantastic guide, an absolute pro! The whole day was fun! Seeing a sloth was a major bonus!
Active Tour of Volcano and area
Karen_K, Jan 2023
standing on lava flow of Arenal Volcano, seeing a toucan, other beautiful creatures. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, alert to all that was going on around her. The group was made up of young people (except me and my husband). I struggled a bit to keep up, and skipped the trek to the falls due to ankle issue. But our guide was great to suggest alternative activity for me which I enjoyed more than I would have seeing the falls.
Amazing time!
Laurie_P, Jan 2023
The hike up the volcano was amazing with great views. Pepe was extreme knowledgable and helped e plain everything. We were afraid of the hanging bridges, but Pepe helped us through our fears. Loved it!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Nice to know that your tour was pleasant and that your fear of heights was overcome so that you could enjoy it.
The best!!!
VladaEliseeva, Jan 2023
Amazing experience!!! Our guide Erica was the best guide. She went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy and got as much as possible from this experience. We were never rushed, had enough time at each stop, but didn't feel like we were wasting any time. Loved it!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
It is wonderful to know that you enjoy your day to the fullest.
Such a fun day!
Olivia_G, Jan 2023
Raul was the best guide ever! Such a fun filled day! So knowledgeable about all the plants and animals!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your day, that is our goal with each service we offer.
Has a great time, our...
Oscar_M, Jan 2023
Has a great time, our guide was very knowledgeable, we were able to see the top of the volcano, which is usually covered in clouds. The Hanging Bridges was fu, we did see Spider Monkeys. The waterfall was beautiful and refreshing.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are glad that your experience has been a success. Thank you for your comments.
Book this tour!
Bailee_B, Jan 2023
Juan Carlos and Jorge were amazing! Juan Carlos clearly loves what he does - he shared so much helpful and unique information about the area and the flora and fauna that we came across. He has a wonderful sense of humor and was patient and kind to everyone along the hikes. Book this tour! It's a long day, but getting to cover 3 of the most beautiful/must-see places in the La Fortuna area at once is worth it - especially with such knowledgeable and helpful guides!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We really appreciate your comments and for highlighting the work of Juan Carlos and Jorge.
Great Experience!!
Daniel_L, Jan 2023
We had a really great experience! Erica was a fantastic tour guide - she was very friendly and knowledgeable, and she made sure we all had a good time. We got a good view of the Arenal volcano (even though it was a bit cloudy), had a chance to swim and hang out around a beautiful waterfall, and walked across a forest canopy on hanging bridges (which were super cool and unique). We also saw some cool animals, like colorful birds and snakes! Would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We really appreciate your recommendation and we are very happy to know that you fully enjoyed your day,
Excellent tour! Very knowledgeable guide!
Michael_G, Jan 2023
Juan Carlos was an excellent guide! He was very knowledgeable about animals, plants and volcanos. He has an amazing ability to spot wildlife - we saw monkeys, sloth, snakes and many other interesting animals. He was very friendly as well. We really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We appreciate your comment and deeply appreciate your recommendation.
Perfect Way to See Arenal!
Emily_C, Jan 2023
This is the best way to see the highlights of Arenal in a single day. It was a FULL day, but we got to see the hanging bridges, the La Fortuna waterfall, and Arenal. Raul was a great guide, really personable and knowledgeable. He made all of us feel welcome and was great at answering our questions and making the tours extra fun. Jorge was a great driver, too! Definitely recommend this experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We greatly appreciate your recommendation.
Great first day in La Fortuna!
Jessica_A, Jan 2023
Amazing trip! We loved all 3 parts and the lunch was one of our favorite meals in Costa Rica. The waterfall was incredible and the bridges were a nice way to end the tour. Erica was a phenomenal guide and went above and beyond to ensure we were having the best time. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your tour and we greatly appreciate your recommendation.
Highly Recommend
Erica_M, Jan 2023
Excellent tour! Our guide was very friendly, super knowledgeable, and had a eagle eye for spotting the wildlife. I really enjoyed the day!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your day, we really appreciate your recommendation
Well worth it!!!
Matt_H, Jan 2023
Guides were fantastic. Knowledgeable and personable. We are glad that we did this tour. It was a full experience. Guides are trained to spot things and they also keep in contact with each other so that is a guide somewhere else sees something on the trail ahead then he will pass the information along so we could look for it too.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We really appreciate your comment, this tour is a team effort where we try to give our visitors the best experience.
Costa Rica Tour
MARTI_E, Jan 2023
Roy was a great guide!! Loved all of it! The Volcano was not really visible because of fog but the hike was still nice. The waterfall was beautiful a lot of people swam but it was too cold for me. Really enjoyed the hanging bridges especially seeing all the wildlife in the forest.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are glad that you enjoyed your ride and walks. Thank you for your comments.
Fantastic tour
Craig_F, Jan 2023
Juan Carlos was an amazing tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We greatly appreciate your recommendation.
Awesome hiking excursion day!
Chad_L, Jan 2023
This was an awesome day filled with hiking and sightseeing! We were picked up promptly at our hotel at the designated time. Pepe our guide for the day was beyond amazing! He was so knowledgeable about all the places we visited, and was entertaining as well. He is also incredibly talented at spotting different wildlife that we would never have noticed, and also awesome at taking photos! We were picked up promptly from our hotel at the designated time. Our group was 13 people. The van was comfortable. Our first stop was only about 10-15 min to Arenal Volcano National Park - we hiked about 1- hour up to the summit of the base, there is a cafe at the top that serves coffee, pastries, and smoothies made fresh from the fruits on the farms located right there. We then hiked back down. They offered walking sticks, which I would recommend using, since the terrain is rocky and uphill/downhill. We then loaded up in the van to the next stop, which was the Hanging Bridges park, only about 15 min away. This was about a 2-2.5 hr hike overall. There are several smaller bridges, and a handful of longer and higher bridges. This is where you get to see more wildlife - we were lucky to catch a group of spider monkeys, hummingbirds, bats, snakes, frogs, several different types of insects, all spotted by Pepe. Again, this is a moderate hike, some uphill and downhill. We then headed to a local La Fortuna restaurant and had a typical Costa Rican meal Casada, which consists of rice/beans, plantains, vegetables, and your choice of protein. The meal and a drink are included in the excursion fee. After lunch, we headed to our last stop, which was the La Fortuna waterfall. It's about 500 steps down to the base of the waterfall/river, so again it requires moderate exertion. The waterfall is beautiful, and the water is cool but swimmable. I recommend water shoes since you have to walk over rocks to get in the water and they are somewhat slippery. Because we took a little longer at the hanging bridges park, we had only about 45 minutes to stay at the waterfall, but it was enough. After hiking the 500 steps back up to our van, we then started the drop offs to our various hotels. It was definitely a tiring day filled with up/downhill hiking and steps, but it was well worth it to see the sites! If you are like us and don't want to deal with renting a car and planning out the different site visits, I highly recommend this excursion, or any excursion with Green Vacations Costa Rica! And if you can, request Pepe, he is the best!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We really appreciate your review for people who seek opinions, yours are very accurate and it is very nice to know that Pepe collaborated so that your visit was a success.
Awesome Day at La Fortuna Attractions
Daniel_W, Jan 2023
We had an awesome day with guide Juan Carlos and driver Joel. Juan Carlos gave lots of history and information as he led our group on the Arenal Volcano hike. Joel kept our belongings safe in the van as we hiked. Arenal Waterfall was spectacular! Definitely take a swimsuit and experience that cool water after you descend 500 steps. Lunch at a Costa Rican family's restaurant was good and filling. Afterward we hiked at the Hanging Bridgrs. Again, Juan Carlos gave plenty of information about the trees, plants and wildlife. And muchas gracias to Green Vacations Costa Rica owner Andres for going above and beyond to get our expensive flips, inadvertantly left on the van, back to us on a Friday night after the business had closed. We highly recommend this tour! Worth every penny.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed this tour to the fullest, which allows us to experience a little bit of everything we can offer.
Amazing experience!
Emily_B, Jan 2023
This was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Well worth the cost! Our guide Erika was very personable and educated on where to look for interesting plants and wildlife. The shuttle from and to our hotel also made the experience that much easier .
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We really appreciate your comments and we are glad to know that it has been a complete and pleasant experience. Ericka is very knowledgeable and dedicated to her job. We thank you very much for visiting us.
Must do in la fortuna area
Carly_J, Jan 2023
This tour was amazing!!! Our guide Pepe was so informative and fun to lead us for the day. The hike at the volcano was beautiful. The lunch spot in town was so cute and authentic. We learned so much about the area! 10/10 would do this again!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are glad to hear that you would do the tour again, that indicates that I enjoy it a lot.
Great experience for the whole family
Renaldo_D, Jan 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Arenal Volcanos, waterfalls and hanging bridges. Our guide, Rahul was very knowledgeable about the biodiversity in Costa Rica and spoke very good English. He was very personable and made the tour fun and educational. We saw so many different types of animals and insects, including a sloth in a tree in a parking lot near a hotel. The views are absolutely breathtaking and pictures do not do it justice. The meal at lunch was authentic and delicious. Would highly looking recommend this tour to anyone looking to cover a few different activities in one day.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We appreciate your comment and we are glad to know that you enjoyed this tour
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