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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
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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. 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.

Reviews (74)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Guides, Read Description Carefully

This was an excellent day and we had an incredible time. The guides Emmanuel and Marcos were so knowledgeable, professional and lovely. We learned a ton from them. It's clear they spend a lot of time in the rainforest and are very familiar with the...More

Thank Julia D
Reviewed 1 week ago
All Day Hike

My boyfriend and I did this hike in addition to the Rio Celeste hike. We had the best time on the all day hike of Arenal and Cerro Chato valleys. It is a long day, but the hike is not too difficult other than its...More

Thank kconner250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't waste your money!!

My husband and I booked this excursion and were very disappointed!! First, they picked us from our hotel almost two hours late. The information shown on Trip Advisor is very misleading as you do not hike to Cerro Chato or Arenal Volcano. The tour guide...More

Thank Queenginab21
RedLavaTsc, Owner at Red Lava Tourist Service Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Queengina, to start, the location where we hike is at the Arenal and Chato volcano, is does not say we climb them. This is forbidden. You can not blame us for the fact that you haven´t read the description correctly. In none of the tripadvisor...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Best Day in Costa Rica!

You get so much bang for your buck with this! We were picked up via shuttle from our hotel at about 10 AM and spent the ENTIRE day out with these guys. Our guides were Marcos and Christian. They were both super awesome guides who...More

1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed October 3, 2018
Amazing hike and hot spring adventure!!!

Nano was out guide and he was excellent!!! Incredibly knowledgeable and super friendly. We saw numerous monkeys, kodi mongas, toucans, turkeys, and spiders. The hike was a little challenging but nothing that cant be handled. Our stops along the way included a very refreshing spring/river,...More

Thank Will G
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