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Arenal Volcano
Tours

Arenal Tours Guide.
Things to do in the area of Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

ARENAL TOURS - there is something for everyone! Below is a list of recommended Arenal tours and things to do in Arenal Volcano Costa Rica.  Arenal activities range from adventure sports such as white water rafting and canyoneering down waterfalls, to relaxing in natural hot springs.  Or why not try a canopy tour or float down a river animal spotting?

 

Of course, a guided volcano hike to see Arenal Volcano is a must! We can help you reserve in advance or assist you with your itinerary, answering questions you may have concerning your visit to Costa Rica. We can also help you arrange extensive package vacations in Costa Rica and short 3 day day activities such as the new 3 Day Adrenaline Blast!

 

 

Arenal Volcano Tours

Price from:
$ 69

Costa Rica
Whitewater Rafting

Desafio Adventure Company is a pioneer in white water rafting in Arenal Costa Rica. Full-day and half-day tours offered from floating safaris to hard paddling - heart pounding rapids! Check out the Rio Balsa (Class 2-3) and Rio Sarapiqui (Class 3-4)whitewater rafting tours.

Plus have a look at our Adventure Connection that includes the Rio Tenorio in Guanacaste, so that you can get picked up in Arenal or Monteverde, go rafting along the way to the beach (or vice versa)! Also San Jose options.

Price: $69 per person (Half- day tour) Class 2-3
$95 per person (Full- day tour) Class 3-4
Other rafting options such Adventure Connections

Hot Springs
in Costa Rica

There are several hot springs choices near the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica. Great choices such as Baldi Hot Springs, Los Lagos Resort Hot Springs, Eco Termales and the Springs Resort (Los Perdidos). Each have their unique attractions, and both are great for relaxing in lava-heated waters with a view of the active Arenal Volcano.

Price: Depending on package

Arenal Costa Rica
Combination Tours

Fill your days with adventure! Do 1 to 6 tours all in one day to make the most of your time in the Arenal Volcano area of Costa Rica.

Tours include: 

Mambo Combo (rafting and canyoneering)
6 x 1 Nature Tours (6 tours in one fun-filled day)
Canyoneering and Canopy Tour
Rafting and Hot Springs Combo
Arenal Volcano Highlight 3 in 1 Combo

Price from:
$ 59

Arenal National Park
Guided Hikes

Where: Arenal Volcano National Park

When: 8:00am,1.30pm

Duration: approx 4 Hours

Visit the Arenal National Park and learn about the history of Arenal Volcano and the local flora and fauna. Hike along old lava trails and along the way your naturalist guide will point out a variety of plants, wildlife and lava rock formations. There will also be great views of beautiful Arenal Lake at the foot of the Volcano.

Price: $55 per person

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$ 46

Skytrek Costa Rica
Costa Rica Canopy Tours

Where: Arenal Lake, El Castillo

When: 7:30am,9:00am,10.30am,11:30am,2:00pm,3:00pm,4:00pm

Skytrek Arenal (Canopy Zipline tour), Skywalk (Hanging Bridges) and Skytram (Ariel Tram/Cable Car) are located in the picturesque village of El Castillo a short drive from many of the hotels in Arenal.  The location offers stunning views of the Volcano and Arenal Lake. Not to mention a thrilling time on one of the best canopy tours in Arenal!

Price from:
$ 99

Go Canyoning in Costa Rica
with Lost Canyon Adventures.

Where: Arenal Area

When: 7:30am,10:00am,1:00pm

Duration: approx 4.5 Hours

Canyoning ...'A must' for all those seeking adventure! Desafio Adventure Company offers an exciting combination of exploring, hiking, rappelling in their 'Lost Canyon Adventures Tour' in Arenal Costa Rica. Canyoneering at its best is in Arenal! Get wet and get the adrenaline going on! This great canyoneering tour is for everyone with a sense of adventure - no experience needed!


Price: $99 per person.

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$ 85

Horseback Ride Arenal Volcano
to Monteverde Adventure Connection

When: 7:00am

Traveling on from Arenal to Monteverde (or vice versa)? Turn a travel day into an adventure! Consider this fun alternative route by horseback. Ride 3.5 hours around the Arenal Lake with great views of Arenal Volcano on healthy, well-cared for horses. Helmets are provided. Fully insured.

Price: $85 per person     For larger groups please write for possible prices and...

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$ 29

Adventure Connections
Costa Rica

...just what are Adventure Connections? The short answer is an easy way to get between places in Costa Rica that offer an adventure tour along the way! And if you looking to go from San Jose or Guanacaste to Arenal for great white water rafting,  it works out much cheaper as well! Turn a travel day into an exciting adventure.

Price from:
$ 35

Arenal Paraiso
Ziplines Canopy

Where: Arenal Volcano

When: 8:00am,10:30am,1:00pm,3:00pm

Arenal Pariaso Canopy Tour in Arenal Costa Rica. The sensation of flying into the forest is really unique with 12 platforms, 11 cables over 350 meters long and 80 meters heights make this adventure unforgettable.

Price: $45pp adults Children and students with ID: $35

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$ 65

Stand Up Paddle Arenal Lake

Where: Arenal Lake

When: 8:30am,1.30pm

Stand Up Paddle. Get Ready to "Walk on Water!" Try the newest and easiest paddle sport... ever! SUP, as it's called for short, has its roots in ancient Polynesia and looks exactly as it sounds: you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant surfboard and paddle yourself forward with a long paddle. The great thing is you don't have to wait for the waves -- you can SUP on lakes, rivers, pools and any other large body of water.

Price: $65 Recommended ages 7 to 77

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$ 75

Caño Negro
Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica

Where: 3km from Nicaraguan border (day trip from Arenal)

When: 7:30am

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is located north of Arenal near Los Chiles and is a protected area with abundant wildlife. Take a guided boat trip down the Rio Frio for great birding and to see reptiles, mammals and beautiful scenery. The best way to see wildlife in the area! Lunch and transport includes as well as an experienced bilingual nature guide.

Price: $75 per person

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$ 278

Sport Fishing
Arenal Lake

Where: Arenal Lake

When: 5.30am

Imagine yourself in boat at sunrise, watching a volcano! Fishing on Lake Arenal is definitely a unique experience to be appreciated by all fishermen worldwide looking for new places to explore. Fish for the prized guapote and other fresh water fish found in Arenal Lake.

Price from:
$ 59

Arenal Volcano Hike
Guided Hike at El Silencio Reserve

Where: Arenal Volcano

When: 1:30pm

Arenal Volcano Hike at El Silencio Reserve.  Arenal Volcano Natural History Tour is a guided late afternoon/twilight hike to learn about the history of the Volcano and the surrounding flora and fauna and hike over old lava flows and forest trails.  Tours include: guide, transport, entrance to look-out point and entrance fees.  The Volcano tour can also be combined with a visit to the Hot Springs.

Price: $55

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$ 29

Taxi Boat Taxi Transfer
from Arenal to Monteverde

Where: Arenal to Monteverde and vice versa

When: 8:00am,8:30am,2:00pm,2:30pm

Duration: approx 4 Hours

Taxi Boat Taxi Service (or sometimes called jeep-boat-jeep)  is a very scenic one-way transfer between Monteverde and Arenal Volcano Costa Rica or vice versa

Price from:
$ 65

Safari Float
Arenal Costa Rica

Where: Peñas Blancas River (20 minutes from La Fortuna, Arenal)

When: 8:00am,1:30pm

Duration: approx 4 Hours

The Safari Float Arenal Costa Rica on the Rio Peñas Blancas is the ideal rainforest river float for those looking for a peaceful encounter with the plentiful wildlife that abounds along the Peñas Blancas river only 25 minutes from Arenal Volcano. Professional bilingual naturalist guide will assist you as you paddle along a smooth, class-1 river and explain about the various plants and animals of this nature filled area of Costa Rica.

Price from:
$ 73

Arenal
Hanging Bridges

Where: Arenal Volcano

When: 8:00am,1:30pm

Hanging Bridges or suspended bridges, offer a view of the rainforest canopy with its many orchids and other flora and fauna. On Arenal Hanging Bridges you can see birds in the tops of trees at eye level and try and spot the canopy's other inhabitants. Hanging Bridges Tours can be guided or you can hike by yourselves. Early morning birding tours can also be arranged.

Price: $73 per person

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$ 48

Athica Rainforest
Canopy Tour

Where: Arenal Volcano

When: 8:00am,10:30am,12:30pm,2:30pm

It is the newest and an adrenaline-rushing canopy zipline tour! With 12 platforms and 8 cables (the longest one being 750m long!) Athica Canopy Arenal Costa Rica is an adventurous Arenal canopy tour with 2 tarzan swings!

Price: $45 No extra charge for picking up at Arenal Observatory Lodge.

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$ 89

Mountain Biking
Arenal Volcano to Monteverde

Where: Arenal to Monteverde

When: 8:30am

Great challenge for the more-experienced bike rider looking for a fun way of travelling to Monteverde. Desafio Adventure company has 16 brand new Trek suspension bikes with top of the line Bell Helmets. Bike to Monteverde from Arenal an exciting way to travel.

Price: $89 per person. We can make arrangements for more-demanding rides and special equipment...

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$ 93

Cerro Chato
Extreme Hike

Where: Arenal Area

When: 7:30am

Duration: approx 6

Neighboring the Arenal Volcano is the inactive volcano, Cerro Chato. An intense 4.5 hike to hike through the rainforest with a nature guide and a climb up to the old volcano crater to see the emerald green lake. Optional visit to the famous La Fortuna 150-ft waterfall.

Price:  $85

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$ 90

Rainforest Mysteries
Tour at Finca Luna Nueva

Where: San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, Chachagua

When: 8.00am,1.00pm

Duration: approx 3 Hours

The Rainforest Mysteries Tour at Luna Nueva is a unique tour in the Arenal area where you can have a hands-on approach learning about medicinal plants, vegetables and herbs. All plants at Luna Nueva are grown in a sustainable environment and you will learn how we can live in harmony with rainforest.

Price: $90 per person.

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$ 115

Tenorio Wildlife
Safari Float Costa Rica

When: 7.00am

Beautiful Tenorio Wildlife Safari Float Costa Rica. Adventure Conection from  Arenal to Guanacaste or vice versa) with a safari float along the way!

Price from:
$ 55

La Fortuna
Waterfall Costa Rica

Where: La Fortuna, Arenal

When: 8:00am,1.00pm

Duration: approx 2.5 Hours

La Fortuna Waterfall - Hike or horseback ride to the spectacular waterfall in a rainforest canyon near the town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica - a reminder of the wonder and power of nature. Visitors can enjoy the jungle setting of the natural pool at the base of the falls and swim in the river neighboring the pool.


Price: Adults: $10.00 Students: $8.00 Children under age of 6: free of charge

DESAFIO ARRANGES A GREAT HIKE WITH A BILINGUAL NATURE GUIDE. INCLUDES ENTRANCE AND ALL TRANSPORT FROM YOUR HOTEL $55PP

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$ 75

Mountain Biking
Arenal Costa Rica

Where: Arenal Area

When: 8:00am,1:00pm

Choice of three great biking tours: a local tour with a guide which includes a ride to a nature reserve and the surrounding countryside and a volcano based tour at Arenal Lake. Brand new professional suspension bikes and helmets included.

Price: $75

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$ 115

Rio Celeste
Arenal Day Trip

Where: Tenorio Volcano National Park (day trip from Arenal)

When: 7:30am

Rio Celeste is often referred to as one of the jewels of Costa Rica and one of the least visited of Costa Rica's attractions. If you are willing to take a trip off the normal tourist circuit you are in for a treat! Rio Celeste is not like any other river or waterfall in Costa Rica! It is an amazingly colored torquiose-blue river that winds itself around the rainforest of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, The water is coloured due to a chemical reaction of minerals from the Tenorio Volcano.

Price: $115 (min 2 people)

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$ 84

Venado Caves
Costa Rica

Where: Venado (day trip from Arenal)

When: 8:00am,2:00pm

Guided hike in the Venado Caves, located 45 minutes from La Fortuna, Arenal. Get dirty and learn a little about Costa Rican geology on this excursion. Experienced bilingual guides, transport from your hotel and all equipment included.

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$ 47

Arenal Natura
Arenal Night Tour

Where: Arenal

When: 5:30pm

Arenal Natura is located in a tropical rainforest, at the base of Arenal Volcano, home to a large quantity of species of flora and fauna.  You will learn all about the ecosystems and nocturnal life on this informative two hour guided hike.

Price: $45pp

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$ 65

Kayaking
on Lake Arenal

Where: Arenal Lake

When: 8.00am,1.30pm

Duration: approx 4 Hours

Bring your camera because this 2-hour paddle on Central America’s second-largest lake gives you the best views of the behemoth Arenal Volcano and Costa Rican wildlife!

Price:  $65 per person

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$ 89

Bird Watching in Arenal
Costa Rica

Where: Arenal Area

When: 5.30am

Duration: approx 4 Hours

Birding Costa Rica. Our high quality bird watching tours are suitable for both beginners and more avid bird watchers. With over 800 species of birds in Costa Rica, your list of birds you will see during your stay in Costa Rica will be forever growing and our tour hopes to help you along the way!

Price from:
$ 55

Arenal Vista
Canopy Tour Costa Rica

Where: Arenal Area

When: 8:00am,10:30am,1:00pm,3:00pm

Costa Rica canopy tours, fly through the air on ziplines! Great fun and breath-taking scenery at Parque Vista. Arenal Vista Canopy Tour, Arenal Volcano

Price from:
$ 65

Horseback Riding
Arenal Don Tobias

Where: Arenal Area

When: 8.30am,1.30pm

Horseback Riding Arenal.... On Don Tobias Trail.

Enjoy a horseback ride with views of the famous Arenal Volcano. Healthy horses will take you through forests and trails and to a pretty lagoon.

Tours are 3-4 hours including transport (about 2 - 2.5 hours on the horse).  No need for lots of riding expierence. Fun for all the family!

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$ 45

Rainforest Chocolate Tour
Arenal Costa Rica

Where: Arenal Area

When: 8.00am,10.00am,1.00pm

Duration: approx 2.5 Hours

Rainforest Chocolate Tour. Learn about and TASTE! every step of the chocolate process. Hands-on, Informative and entertaining tour - Arenal Costa Rica

Price from:
$ 155

San Jose One Day Tours
to Arenal Volcano

Where: San Jose-Arenal

When: 7.00am

Duration: approx 14

One day tour from San Jose Costa Rica to Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a great day out enjoying the tropical the rainforest on a Hanging Bridge canopy tour, visiting the small town of La Fortuna and soaking away your cares at a relaxing hot springs. Dine at the hot springs and return to San Jose.

Price from:
$ 125

Canyoning Costa Rica
Gravity Falls Arenal

Where: Arenal

When: 9.00am

Duration: approx 6 Hours

Arenal Tours.Most Extreme Tour in Costa Rica! Try Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping in the pristine canyons of Arenal Costa Rica.

Price from:
$ 45

Farm Tours
Costa Rica

Where: Near Arenal Volcano

When: 9.00am

Duration: approx 4 hours including transport and lunch

El Bosque is an Eco Farm with sustainable practices. La Campesina tour gives visitors a great opportunity to learn about Cost Rica's most important plants, animals and traditions! Great tour for kids!

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