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Extreme Arenal and Cerro Chato Volcano Hike in La Fortuna

  • Satisfy an appetite for adventure in Arenal Volcano National Park 
  • A great choice for nature-lovers and fit travelers
  • Stay safe and on-track during the trek with a guide 
Extreme Arenal and Cerro Chato Volcano Hike in La Fortuna
From USD 68.00
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Extreme Arenal and Cerro Chato Volcano Hike in La Fortuna
USD 68.00

This hike in Arenal Volcano National Park will sate your appetite for adventure. Suitable for active and fit travelers, this challenging excursion reveals the volcanic landscapes of Cerro Chato, Arenal Volcano. Trekking with a guide means you won’t worry about getting lost and you’ll have a better chance of spotting monkeys and tropical birds. Plus, you’ll end with a cocktail at some hot springs.

What to Expect

After hotel pickup in La Fortuna, you’ll travel to Arenal Volcano National Park and embark on a challenging hike to Cerro Chato and Arenal Volcano. During the trek, you’ll pass lava-carved landscapes, see some of the Arenal Hanging Bridges;,and, with luck, spot native tropical birds and monkeys.

Continue to the Arenal Observatory Lodge to learn more about the park’s geology and absorb sweeping views of the national park. After watching the sunset, travel to back by car and soak aching muscles in some nearby hot springs, where you’ll enjoy a cocktail.

The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great hike, even in the rainy season!

This all-day affair was a hell of an experience, and super fun even though we got absolutely soaked during the actual hike. It's a challenging hike, but our guide did a great job leading the way. You'll need to use your hands a few times,...More

Thank Wesley V
Reviewed 4 days ago
It's totally closed (wink, wink, here's a map)

This isn't legal advice, but the other reviews are spot on. The trail is officially closed and you are risking a trespassing fine. On other hand, they've closed it to keep people from heading up Cerro Chato as a cover for actually going up Arenal...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Wonderful Views

I had an amazing time on this hike! It was around 7-8 miles but it was not bad at all. I would say anybody mildly in shape would have a fantastic time on this excursion. The pace is a comfortable one and there is a...More

Thank Austin O
Reviewed 20 May 2018
very very good hiking!!

I appreciate it very much! The 10 hour hiking is very wild and natural but actually not very dangerous. As long as you can be careful enough. We have a small team: 8 people including our guide. Our guide Danniel is very very nice! Many...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile
Great day in the outdoors

We took this tour on our first day out of SAN Jose and it ticked the boxes in terms of giving us exposure to Costa Rican countryside and shaking out our jet lag. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the route was varied and...More

1  Thank Simon P
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Response from Taylor O | Reviewed this property |
A majority of my pictures from Costa Rica are from my hike. I kept my phone in my backpack and took it out often to take photos of the view. You’re not by the river really, mostly in the jungle/forest. It did rain on my hike... More