Arenal Volcano 3.5-Hour Rainforest Natural History Walk

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Arenal Volcano 3.5-Hour Rainforest Natural History Walk

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 57.20 per person

Trek through the El Silencio Mirado nature reserve on a 3.5-hour tour that takes you close to the Arenal Volcano. Follow your naturalist guide past native flora and fauna, walk through lava fields, listen to the lava flows, and see the lagoon and volcano.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up is available at local hotels in the Arenal Volcano area. Please let the supplier know which hotel you're staying at at the reconfirmation of your booking. An extra fee will be charged for some hotels outside of the normal pick-up zone.


  • See the Arenal Volcano on a trek through the El Silencio Mirador nature reserve
  • Hike through primary rainforest, complete with a variety of animals and old growth trees
  • Learn interesting information about the volcano and the surrounding nature reserve
Full description
Visit the Arenal Volcano and soak up its surroundings during your stay in La Fortuna. Enjoy a 3.5-hour rainforest natural history walk, following your naturalist guide through the El Silencio Mirador nature reserve. Listen to the lava flows and catch impressive views of the Arenal Volcano. On this exciting tour, hike along trails within primary rainforest near Arenal National Park. During the hike, it is possible to see a great variety of flora and fauna characteristic of the area including old growth trees, such as Ceiba, Trumpet, and Guarumo trees. Walk through the lava fields of 1992 and also enter areas that were once devastated by the fury of the volcanic eruption of 1968. While in the park, it is possible to listen to the constant activity of the volcano with its lava flows and sporadic eruptions. On clear days, you will have a magnificent view of the impressive Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Lagoon, and the extinct volcano, Cerro Chato. By night, lava flows are visible down the side of the Arenal Volcano in streaks of red, hot, molten lava.
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Certified nature guide
  • Park entrance fee
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel from the San José area on the Adventure Connection
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Binoculars
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Tours run rain or shine. For reasons beyond control, the supplier may change to a more suitable tour with an equal or similar difficulty rating and adventure appeal. The supplier also reserves the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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Very enjoyable morning

August 11, 2017

Very scenic hike. Very passionate guide

February 18, 2020


Product ID: 24996