Ecole Travel to Arenal volcano

Four days, three nights Arenal and Monteverde

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This is a classic tour that combines a visit to the active Arenal volcano and its worldwide known hot springs with Monteverde; one of the most amazing cloud forest in Latin America, home of the Resplendent Quetzal. Enjoy the Tree Top Walk: an exciting walk crossing suspended bridges through the lush vegetation of Santa Elena biological reserve. On the last day transportation back to San José is provided. However, we can arrange transportation to other destinations too.

Day 1. From San José to Arenal.
You will depart from your hotel in San José. Meet the driver and leave on a shuttle van for Arenal. Check in to your hotel in La Fortuna, offering great views of the Arenal volcano. In the afternoon your guide will pick you up for a hike in the national park Arenal. This will take about two hours. After the hike you will be transferred to the natural hot springs where you can relax for a couple of hours. You will finish this first day with a delicious dinner.

Day 2. To Monteverde.
After breakfast your driver will pick you up. Prepare for a scenic journey to the cloud forest of Monteverde. First stage is by van to the shore of the lake Arenal. You will cross this lake with its beautiful views at the volcano by boat. At the other side another van is waiting for you to take you to the little town of Santa Elena in the Monteverde area. After check in at your hotel you will have the afternoon at leisure. You can opt for an organic coffee tour, a canopy zip-lining tour, a visit to the frog sanctuary or an exciting twilight walk.

Day 3. Explore the Monteverde cloud forest.
Early wake up for breakfast. Your transportation to Selvatura Park will pick you up at your hotel and you will drive up the mountains. Here you will start your spectacular walk over suspension bridges. This easy hike gives you the opportunity to enjoy the cloud forest from different perspectives. The rest of the day is free for optional activities.

Day 4. Back to San José or onward travel.
A shuttle van will bring you back to San José or you can choose another destination for your onward travels.

The tour includes:

  • all transfers
  • boat tour crossing the Arenal lake
  • lodging with full breakfast
  • tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • entrance fees
  • dinner during excursion to hot springs in La Fortuna
  • bilingual guide (Spanish/English) during tour to national park Arenal

Hotels / Lodges:
La Fortuna: Lomas del Volcan (or similar)
Monteverde: Claro de Luna (or similar)

Price: $455 per person (based on double room, double occupancy).


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