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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 US$68.00
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Extreme Arenal and Cerro Chato Volcano Hike in La Fortuna
From US$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, and La Fortuna Waterfall. 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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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Such an amazing hike with a very charismatic tour guide!

I can't say enough about this tour.. I went alone to Fortuna and this was the first thing I booked to do. We had a group of 5 and our tour was led by Marcos .. He is amazing, so friendly and funny, and so...More

Thank Taylor O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Day!

We did a private horseback/guided hike to La Fortuna Waterfall where we swam, meluka tribe, Cerro Chato, and Zipline Canopy Tour. It was perfect! We never crossed the same path twice. The activities were done at Arenal Mundo and the guides were wonderful!

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
All day excursion, highlight of our CR trip!

I booked the extreme hike online through Trip Advisor, paying in advance .... Red Lava showed up at our hotel as described. The picnic lunch they provided was better than expected (sandwiches, fruit salad, granola bars, juice) - I did email them prior to leaving...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic Hike!

This hike was amazing! The trail is definitely difficult, but so much fun. The biggest issue I had was the uneven surfaces made it difficult to keep my balance. There were a few spots where I ended up almost twisting my ankle. Some portions had...More

3  Thank Donna E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful tour

Issac, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made us laugh. Great tour. He told us about the history of the volcano and the eruption.

Thank lindajoffrion
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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