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Chato and Arenal Volcanoes: 2 Volcano Extreme Hikes

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17 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

Chato and Arenal Volcanoes: 2 Volcano Extreme Hikes

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From US$ 70 per person

Hike through dense forest trails to the foot of the Arenal and Chato volcanoes. Swim in a natural green lake, enjoy views from the Observatory Park, and soak in natural hot springs.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike steep jungle trails and swim in a green volcanic lake
  • Learn about the ecosystem, volcanoes and animals from your guide
  • Relax with a cocktail in the natural hot springs
Full description

Discover the stunning beauty of the Arenal area on this 10-hour adventure. Make your way through narrow jungle trails and over huge lava rocks until you reach the foot of the volcano.

Learn about the local ecosystem from your bilingual guide. Swim in an emerald green lake and jump in from a Tarzan swing. Enjoy a local lunch before heading down to the Observatory Park.

Your hike ends at the deck of the Arenal Observatory Lodge. Enjoy panoramic views of the volcano and Arenal Lake until the sun goes down. Finish the tour with a soak in the natural hot spring resort. Relax in its soothing warm waters for about an hour and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch, with a vegetarian option available
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at central La Fortuna hotels
  • Cocktail in the hot springs
  • Dinner
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • The activity is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that a steep, 5-hour hike is involved
  • Bring a backpack and a liter of water
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes, and a swimsuit under your regular clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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Great tour with so many highlights - nice hikes, impressive Arenal views, jumping into the lagoon with a Tarzan swing, exploring a waterfall, several viewpoints and ending with relaxing hot springs. Carlos our guide shared many insights around plants and animals (we also spotted a snake and slot!) and spread great vibes around the group :)

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March 27, 2022

Great adventure!

Santiago our guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! It is a difficult hike though so be prepared. They provided a large lunch but you will need to bring your own water. If you can book this trip when you get to la fortuna and not online. It will be cheaper.

March 24, 2017

We love it! Our guide was awesome and we see and lern a lot. The money is worth it!

December 17, 2021

Product ID: 81123