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La Fortuna: 6-Hour Arenal Volcano Observatory & Lake Tour

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70 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

La Fortuna: 6-Hour Arenal Volcano Observatory & Lake Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 40 per person

Hike to the Arenal Observatory for panoramic views of the volcano, Arenal Lake and surrounding area. Afterwards, enjoy a soak in the hot springs.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Hike through gardens and forests to the Arenal Observatory
  • Take in views of the sunset over Arenal Lake
  • Enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the soothing hot springs
Full description
Head to the Arenal Observatory on this 6-hour excursion from La Fortuna. Travel to the far side of the volcano and take in views of Arenal from different angles. Hike through gardens and forests with your guide, passing 2 hanging bridges. See the Danta River and waterfall, and learn about the ecosystem and the animals you encounter. Visit the Arenal Observatory and its museum and learn about the volcano and its history. Finish the hike at the observatory lodge and watch the sunset over Lake Arenal. End the tour in a relaxing way at a hot spring resort, where you can soak in the soothing hot springs. Enjoy a volcanic mud facial and a complimentary cocktail.
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in the La Fortuna area
  • Cocktail at the hot springs
  • Snack and coffee
  • Natural hot spring resort fee
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The activity is recommended for all ages
  • A 2-hour hike is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 70 reviews

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Our guide Uriel was wonderful. This tour was a great opportunity to see so much in one day. We saw the volcano from the observatory and walked to a waterfall. We would’ve swam in it but the waters were too rough after the rain. We were able to take fantastic photos in front of it though. We walked over hanging bridges and relaxed in the hot springs at the end of our long hike. Uriel shared so many interesting facts and history during the tour. It was very enjoyable overall.

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July 27, 2021

What a day of adventure! Our gudie Christian made all the difference in the world. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, funny but most of all he made sure that we seen and heard as many animals as we could. Stopping and taking time to explain what we were looking at or showing us pictures on his phone. He helped everyone get good pictures. At the coffee and bread stop he made sure we were all taken care of. Same at the hot springs him and the deiver were fun and made sure we wnjoyes ourselves.

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February 14, 2020

Except the part they forgot to pick me up, and the previous day another couple in another tour , everything was good, very informative tour, tour guide was so Pura Vida )) and the driver Esteban was so kind and helpful. So if somehow they don’t forget to pick you up I recommend the tour

January 12, 2020

Product ID: 81168