La Fortuna

Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River

Badge of ExcellenceLa Fortuna, Costa Rica

From USD 59.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


We take you to the base of the Arenal Volcano where you hike about 2 hours to the old lava fields, then we go to the green lagoon for a swim and we ended up right at the natural hotsprings river for an hour to relax in the hot river springs
  • Guided tour to Arenal Volcano from La Fortuna
  • Pre-planned itinerary packs in must-see attractions
  • See volcanic gases, hike, swim, and more alongside your guide
  • All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Pick up at airbnbn's or apartments( pick up details mentioned on pick up details)
  • anywhere further away than Tabacón Resort will have an extra charge of $50 from 2 to 10 persons.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

02:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up included for hotels located in a radio of 6 kms from La Fortuna Central Park. Lost Iguana Hotel, Arenal Observatory Lodge, TheSprings Resort, Arenal Lodge and Hotels.(extra fee pay onsite applies for these hotels or places near by, please check cost as it may varies depending on amount of people) Pick up in EL Castillo or Chachagua area is not included , meeting poitn will be the entrance of the Arenal Ecological Park( please contact us to confirm meeting time) Pick in airbnbs or apartments not included if you are in one of those please meet us at pick point mentioned on pick up details

What To Expect

Arenal Volcano

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Arenal Volcano National Park (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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146 reviews
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Great afternoon trip
Vincent_P, Mar 2023
Great trip. Our guide Erik was terrific. Learned and saw a lot. Volcanoe view was beautiful. The swim after was refreshing
Unique experience
Amy_K, Mar 2023
This is basically a walk through a rain forest. Our guide was all about getting to the top quickly, so not so much about the animals. I thought we were going to a waterfall and swimming, but that was another tour. This is a steep 90 minute hike in shallow mud to the top of the ridge with a view of Arenal Volcano, if it is clear, which it wasn’t. We stayed on the top of the ridge for about 40 minutes looking at the view and then headed back a faster way where the ATVs go. We saw a sloth on the way down because the other guide had a telescope. We then went on a bus and went to the public hot springs where lots of people go to. Not as serene as I thought with so many people. They give you local moonshine which is strong and volcanic mud for your face . If you have sensitive skin, don’t use. My daughter’s face broke out in massive rashes for about 3 days. They didn’t hurt. They just looked bad. Overall, an interesting day !
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Amy, We appreciatte your review as it is the only way we can make things better everyday, of course we cannot please always at a 100% every customer as expectations are always different, of course we talk to our guides eveyrime we have a review that indicates us that we can improve the service and knowleadge shared, as well the other things such as the ATV's and the hotsprings being too busy are out of our control as that happens alot during high season, about the volcanic mud we are going to explain our guides that if they offer the mud to ask if anyone has sensitive skin or allergies that may affect anyone so we can protect customers well being, hoping the rest of your trip went great we thank you for visiting us !!!
Christa_G, Mar 2023
This was a fantastic trip! It was very rewarding at the top. Our tour guide Byron was fabulous, very knowledgeable about the area, and he was fun to tour with! I would highly recommend this tour!
Somewhat frustrating!
Jill_G, Mar 2023
Our tour was suppose to start at 2:00 pm but we had to sit and wait for the tour guide to show up with the other part of the group so our hike to the volcano did not start till 2:35 pm. Then we went on our hike to the volcano. It was a beautiful hike and our guide was great but when we got back to the meeting point we had to wait for 30 minutes for their bus to pick us up to take us to the Natural Hot Springs River. We were supposed to be done at 5:00 pm but we did not get back to our hotel till 6:00 pm which messed up our dinner reservations.
Fantastic tour
Emma_P, Feb 2023
Excellent tour. Byron was an incredible tour guide, he is so knowledgable, sharing facts about the various trees and animals we saw and of course about the volcano. The walk was fine, we went at a good pace and will be manageable for all walking abilities. Thanks for a great tour Byron :) Luke and Emma
Great hike and hot springs experience
deeba1010, Feb 2023
We met the tour at the office and on the drive to the volcano hike we stopped to see a sloth that had been spotted in a tree. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable and friendly, he gave us a lot of information on the plants and animals. The hike was moderate, a good pair of shoes is needed. The view at the top is amazing. The stop at the hot springs was very relaxing and a great way to end the tour.
Tour guide was great. He...
Meki_G, Jan 2023
Tour guide was great. He really tried his best to find us some animals to observe. The tour was very cool. We went up one way and came down a different way, which gave us the full experience.
Amazing afternoon with Eric!
Felicia_J, Jan 2023
I had an amazing experience with Eric hiking through the jungle and viewing the Vulcanóloga. He told me about the history and the nature of that magical place and showed me many different animals, such as sloth, snake and birds. Perfect ending with a visit to the hot springs to relax. Lovely!
Good views, nice walk, bit disappointed with hot springs
Rose_T, Jan 2023
Great views. David was a great guide and pointed out some great birds. The walk was good, not too challenging and the views were good at the top, it was a little cloudy. The hot springs were ok, very busy and just a public part of the river, not quite what we expected, we didn’t have too long here due to the light, but long enough to get the idea. Not the best tour that we went on while in Costa Rica.
Thank you for à good...
Aasa_H, Dec 2022
Thank you for à good experience! We saw many different animals and the guides where very nolaygable.
Awesome, one of a kind hike
Michelle_S, Dec 2022
This was a great tour. Our guide was friendly and very know of the area. I would recommend this to anyone interested in having a great hike up to the base of the volcano
Great short trip with Davi
Lily_N, Dec 2022
Awesome info and knowledgeable tour guide. He is kind and caring for the group. He let us taken time and waited for a slowest person
Junior was an excellent...
Denise_M, Nov 2022
Junior was an excellent tour guide - we saw so much wildlife and he helped us get the best pictures. He went at our speed as I was recovering from surgery. Loved this tour.
Our guide David was exceptional. His knowledge of the environment made the trip.
Simon_C, Sept 2022
We encountered a Viper, Toucans and other birds as well as a Sloth. Guide David did an exceptional job.
Ask for David T
Brittany_G, Aug 2022
David T was a great guide! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible. Passionate about snakes and birds and all the great flora and fauna in the area. It poured rain the whole tour but we still had a great time and would absolutely recommend this tour and David T in particular!
Carrie_F, July 2022
Great views of volcano at hike. Hot springs afterwards felt wonderful Guide very knowledgeable. We spotted a toucan
Galina_P, July 2022
I loved everything about the tour. The tour guide was kind and informative. The tour was so rich in information and experience!
Let's do it again!
Karen_R, Apr 2022
Wes and Juan were terrific guides. Knowledgeable in so many aspects of our experience while helping us appreciate the nature of this tour. The tour was challenging in some aspects but they were always helpful in assisting us to comfortably navigate to the top of the trail that we could "legally" climb to. The tour ended with a dip in the hot springs and we all enjoyed the warmth of the springs with some good spirits.
Great tour for the family
Teresa_L, Mar 2022
We had a great time. The shuttle picked us up promptly from our departure site. Our tour guide, Emanuel, was amazing. As we explored the nature trail around the volcano, he was very attentive and helped find interesting rocks for my daughter who has a collection. He also spotted amazing wildlife and explained the history of the volcano. The springs were a bit crowded, but the kids enjoyed it.
Very nice hike. Wilber was a very...
Jennifer e, Feb 2017
Very nice hike. Wilber was a very informative knowledgeable guide! I would have enjoyed the trip to the hot springs more if it had not been at night . The hike down into the springs was a little tricky in the dark. Overall the excursion was a good value!