• a waterfall surrounded by trees

Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest tour

Costa Rica's rainforests and volcanoes are a sight to behold. Arenal is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and a fascinating spectacle with red-hot rocks tumbling down its steep slopes and ash columns rising above the vast crater. Nearby, the picturesque La Fortuna Waterfall is a 70-metre ribbon of water which falls into a natural swimming hole, surrounded by lush tropical forest. At beautiful Caño Negro, take a river safari through the rainforest to spot birds, waterfowl and a host of exotic animals, then climb through the mountains towards Monteverde Cloud Forest. Take a fascinating bridge walk through the forest canopy, home to more than 100 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds and thousands of insect and plant species.

Duration
4 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Sloth in trees in Costa Rica

Trip highlights

  • Hike to La Fortuna for a leisurely swim
  • Visit the volcanoes in Arenal
  • Cross the cloud forest of Monteverde

Check in to your Arenal hotel for a 2 night stay. Hike to the La Fortuna waterfall, 6km outside of town.

Later in the afternoon you will visit the Hot Springs before sitting down for an enjoyable evening meal.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Los Lagos Spa and Resort

Head north to the Los Chile River for the Cano Negro wildlife and bird watching tour. On your river safari, glide through green river canyons and tropical rainforest, spotting wildlife as you go.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Los Lagos Spa and Resort

Today, early departure to Arenal Lake for a boat crossing to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, so called because of its high altitude and the clouds that go through the forest. The canopy is extremely rich with birds, insects, butterflies and thousands of plants.

In the afternoon, enjoy a hanging bridges tour - walk along the treetop trail crossing the forest on suspension bridges and platforms - an exceptional experience.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel El Establo

After breakfast, the day is at your leisure.

Included

  • Meals as specified
  • All entrance fees and tours as specified.
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels/lodges.

Not included

  • Soft drinks, bottled water or alcoholic beverages.
  • Extras charged to rooms.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Departure taxes approx $28 USD