The active Arenal Volcano is one of the most visited attractions in Costa Rica. It has remained active ever since its last, huge eruption in 1968. It is an impressive experience to observe one of the smaller eruptions, especially at night. Although Arenal Volcano is active, there are some quiet periods, where only a few or no eruptions can be observed. A few weeks later there usually is a bigger eruption. Of course eruptions can only be observed when the weather is good and the sky is clear. However, the area offers so many different attractions that it won't get boring, even if clouds are covering the view. We have designed an explorer package that includes the most important sites of the area.
You will be picked up by collective bus (Interbus) at your hotel in San José and take a scenic drive via San Ramón to La Fortuna and Hotel Arenal Paraíso***(*). This hotel is located right at the foot of Arenal Volcano and rooms offer a direct view of the volcano. We recommend that you spend the afternoon and the evening relaxing in the thermal waters of the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel Arenal Paraíso. Included meals: dinner
In the morning, you will join a guided walking tour to Arenal National Park that lets you explore the safe areas of the volcano. This is a group activity that is shared with other visitors. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel Arenal Paraíso***(*), superior room. Included meals: breakfast
After breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel and drive to Los Chiles via Muelle, close to the Nicaraguan border. From there you continue by boat along the Rio Frio to Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve. During this boat ride you will have the opportunity to observe many different species of birds. With a little bit of luck you will also observe crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, turtles and sloths. Return to Los Chiles and drive back to Hotel Arenal Paraíso.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch
The morning is still at your leisure. Return to San José by collective bus (Interbus). Arrival in the early evening. Included meals today: breakfast
May 1, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016
Nov 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
May 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Jan 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Supplements apply for Christmas and Easter bookings as well as for solo departures
*Prices may vary slightly due to fluctuating currency exchange rates.
Additional nights and excursions are available upon request.
NOTE: All our Costa Rica adventures can be combined to form individualized packages. Please ask if you need help creating your own itinerary. We also offer fly drive packages and some short mountain biking and white water rafting tours that are not mentioned in the index. Please ask.
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