The day starts right after breakfast, our guide will greet you at the lobby and will introduce you to the great day that is expecting you! Will start by visiting the Hanging Bridges so be ready for a 2.5 hike around the rainforest, is an easy hike, slowly walking combining the ground floor with the bridges, making stops to observe the wildlife that will encounter on the way, learning about the animals, birds, reptiles and insects that you will see, a small break in between will take place so you can have some snacks and continue the way admiring the natural beauty around you!

After the bridges you will take a short drive towards La Fortuna Waterfall, be prepared with your swimming suit if you wish to take a refreshing bath! Once at the waterfall facilities there are some changing rooms so you can get ready and a nice observatory point to see the waterfall from above too.

It will take about 20 minutes to get down to the waterfall through about 500 steps, don’t be intimidated… take your time, go slowly and have some time to appreciate the enormous canyon you will be, enjoy the noises of nature and follow the water sounds that will slowly open to a gigantic waterfall and its river of clean water.

After some time at the waterfall, taking time to explore the surroundings, bathe and take pictures when ready is time to go back up, you will sure be hungry and we will drive you to have the best meal you will have while in the country, you will visit the Rodriguez Family Ranch for lunch who will welcome you into their kitchen and table, always in the best company of nature.

After having a fantastic meal and having relaxed with a homemade cup of coffee is time to get on the way but this time to visit the imposing Arenal Volcano National Park! The volcano is surrounded by some exuberant rainforest and we will walk around it, open your eyes and follow the guide to spot some more wildlife like monkeys, birds and sloths and of course learn about the history of the volcano, its lava flowing rivers and why it is important to us, the locals and the rest of the country.

After having seeing some fantastic views at the volcano is time to get back and to end the day in the best way possible… enjoy the relaxing and magical of hot springs of Baldi! Go and explore the surroundings and the so many hot springs pools around the property and when ready have a nice buffet dinner to put a perfect end to a perfect day!

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Tour Includes

Hanging Bridges Entrance Fee
Waterfall Park Entrance Fee
Arenal Volcano National Park Entrance Fee
Baldi Hot Springs Entrance Fee
Costa Rican Typical Lunch
Dinner
Roundtrip Transportation
Local Bilingual Guide
Water

Tour Itinerary

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7:30am (approximate): Hotel Pick Up!

We will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to start this great expedition. The exact pick up time will be confirmed on your itinerary once the reservation is confirmed.

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8:10am: Ready for Hanging Bridges?

The day starts with a nice hike crossing the Arenal Hanging Bridges; this zone owns 250 hectares of protected area, formed by primary rainforest with an innumerable biological diversity. In this beautiful place you can take pictures either from the view or wildlife. Tropical fruit snack is offered at the end of this adventure.

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10:30am: Enjoy a local fruit snack!

After a couple hours on the Hanging Bridges, we serve a tropical fruit snack for you to recover from the hike and taste a delicious and sweet local fruit. A highlight of the day comes next, after a 30 minutes scenic drive!!

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11:30am: Go to the Waterfall

Its time for the famous La Fortuna Waterfall, a MUST TO SEE! Whether you plan on swimming or not, this 246 feet tall waterfall coming from the middle of the mountain is breathtaking. An observation platform offers a great view from the top right before you start the walk through 498 steps down to reach the swimming hole, your guide will guide you through and watch your belongings while you swim. You must bring a towel with you if you plan on swimming. After refreshing in the clear water, you will climb up back the 498 steps, you can do it at your own pace. Clean changing rooms are available to put dry clothes on.

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1:00pm: Costa Rica Lunch Time

A fresh and tasty typical lunch is going to be waiting for you at an outdoor private farm in the country side, allowing for a real contact of Costa Rica cuisine and our popular "casado" which translates to English as "married", it is the basis of our typical lunch and consist of rice, beans, salad, picadillo, meat of your preference (chicken, beef, fish, or pork), and fried sweet plantain. Vegetarian option is always available.

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2:00pm: Ready to see the Arenal Volcano

After a 20 minutes drive we will reach a world's famous one, Arenal Volcano. Even though is has been visible from the distance all day, at this point we will be on a 2 hours walk at the base of him and through ancient lava flows, allowing us for breathtaking observation points and learning interesting facts and history that our local guide has to share with you. Walking to the crater is forbidden, due to the unexpected gases and rough terrain, there is not even a trail there, you will be at the base of the volcano overlooking the giant mountain and enjoying the rain forest at the base of it.

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5:00pm Time to Relax!

Known as the largest hot springs on the world, Baldi offers 25 pools. Temperature and environment varying as you discover the big resort. A great choice for active people and families with kids.

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7:00pm Dinner time!

Dinner is included at Baldi, the time for dinner can be coordinated upon arrival, it can be 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, or 8:00pm.

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8:00pm Hotel Drop off!

This extraordinary day is accomplished, leaving a very good taste of Arenal wonders and everlasting memories. We will drop you off back at your hotel.

People Love Us

Our guide Julio was really good and knowledgeable. We had a great time visiting hanging bridges, volcano, waterfall and relaxing time at hot springs. Food was great and Julio was looking after us all day, making sure we are all ok. It was a small group which was great. We could all enjoy listening to our guide. I would highly recommend.

Monika Szkudlarek

2018-12-25

Our tour was wonderful, we had a great guide and driver. Our favorite part of the tour was actually the lunch we had at a private home, very special!!! The food was homemade on the porch over a wood fire and delicious. Also would recommend Baldi Hot Springs, the buffet dinner was like nothing I've ever experienced. Again wonderful food, far above expectations for a buffet, great atmosphere. Would HIGHLY recommend Rain Forest explorers! Don't want to give away all of the surprises of the tour but they go ABOVE AND BEYOND to make the entire day special!!!

Lindsey Ward

2015-05-08

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Read some of the most asked questions about 4 in 1 Bridges + Waterfall + Volcano + Baldi Hot Springs.

Transportation is included from any hotel in La Fortuna and the Arenal area, some hotels are located further away from the main area, in this case an extra fee may apply. If your place is not on the list just ask us!
Pick up is usually between 7am and 7:30am (it varies depending on the location of your hotel) and takes about 9 hours to complete. By 5:30 pm you will be heading to Baldi Hot Springs after all activities have been completed successfully. Baldi closes at 10pm, you can stay for as long as needed.
A delicious Costa Rican lunch will be provided and served by a local family in a beautiful location next to one of the rivers so you can be in peace with nature and be able to observe some more animals and birds. Also snacks like fruits and water are provided along the day and a deserving dinner will be provided at Baldi after bathing and relaxing.
Sure they can! Everyone can have a great time at the hanging bridges, the waterfall, the surrounding of the volcano national park and the hot springs, although we believe is more enjoyable for kids 4 years old and over. It may seem like a long day but is not so strenuous, hikes are easy to moderate and there is time to rest in between each activity. Is the perfect combination of you don't have much time in the Arenal area or wish to do as much as possible
Hiking shoes or sneakers will be ideal for the hikes as well as comfortable clothes: shorts, t-shirts, tank tops. A change of shoes and clothes may be also required if you plan to go for a swim to the refreshing waterfall and the thermal pools. Don't forget a bathing suit, there will be changing rooms before starting the hike down to the waterfall if needed or after the hike and at the Baldi Resort. Bring also mosquito repellent and sunscreen and a raincoat in case of an usual rainshower.
Sure, keep in mind it will be under your supervision and we highly recommend a waterproof case.
Not entirely, the walk at the volcano is not though, there are different trails that can be explored and go from 2 km up to 3 km (1.2 - 2 miles). Pace is slowed since you will be with a guide giving you information about the volcano, the birds and wildlife found on the way and time to take nice pictures. Based on the trail chosen a little elevation will be required. The guide will choose with the group the right option. The hike to the waterfall though is a hike down on steep stairs, 520 stairs to be precise and then back up. Is worth the adventure, kids and people of all ages can do it. You can make it slowly at your own pace and enjoy the views, usually takes 20 minutes on the way down and 25 on the way up. We do not recommend the visit to the waterfall to the ones with hip or knee problems, but if you have any of these conditions and wish to be part of the tour you can remain at the main facilities of the waterfall park where there is an observatory, restrooms and a nice restaurant so you can enjoy of a drink or two. And the walk on the bridges is soft and goes at an easy pace so you can learn and see as much as possible of our rainforest. The length of the tour on the longest trail is of 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) and lasts 2 to 2,5 hours to complete.
If a shower or rain happens before or during the tour, it continues as planned, remember is the rainforest and it should be expected. Unless there is a tropical storm in sight then the tour may be cancelled or postponed but we will contact you in advance to inform you.
Yes, we offer pick up and drop off to most destinations in the country, please contact us to coordinate it and quote the extra fee.
We are very accessible, with a 24 hour notice you can get a refund, just don't forget to notify us.
We have in Arenal tropical weather, it means is usually hot and humid with some rain always on the sight, not heavy rain, usually sun showers towards the end of the afternoon or late evenings. During the months of January, February, March which are considered to be summer, temperature goes between 28°-32° Celsius or 82-90 Fahrenheit and during the rainy season it varies from 22°-28° centigrades or 71-82 Fahrenheit.
Climbing the Arenal Volcano up to its crater is not allowed, there are only a few trails mostly around the base of the volcano with a little altitude that can be explored, these trails show a combination of rainforest, wildlife, the last footprints of the lava that used to flow and incredible views. That is the closest as someone can get. Some trails will have views of the valley and the Arenal lake. The Arenal Volcano, although has not throwed lava for the last 8 years is still considered active, every once in awhile you can witness the fumaroles coming out of the summit. The terrain is not welcoming for people, on one side there is much forest with wildlife like wildcats, snakes and many wild animals and on the other side is sandy and rocky and unstable.
Yes, it is considered one of the active volcanoes of the country. In 2010 was the last time it throwed lava but it is still active, we can usually observe the fumaroles from its main crater and the rivers are still hot, hence the hot springs.
That's a great question, there are many different resorts that offer hot springs, some are for guests use only which is fine because are more exclusive and quiet but if wish to explore more options or if you stay at a hotel with no hot springs there are plenty of options to choose from. Tabacon Resort and Spa Being one of the most popular natural hot springs spot in the world most visitors come to enjoy the peaceful surroundings with a variety of pools of different temperatures and sizes all hidden within the most wonderful and attractive tropical gardens that open up the way for relaxing exploration. The pools are filled with water from an actual hot water river that flows all around the property. There is anything more natural than this. Temperatures vary from 22° to 40° Celsius (72-105F) and you can see small natural cascades to soften your body and spirit. 2. Baldi Hot Springs Consider as the largest hot springs in the world it offers 25 pools of all sizes and temperatures amidst the rainforest surrounded by waterfalls and caves so that everyone can enjoy. Is more like a family place, it offers a water playground for the little ones, water slides, caves to explore, wet bars and restaurants so that everybody can spend a relaxing and fun time. 3. Los Perdidos Hot Springs This being part of the astonishing The Springs Resort, you can get a day pass and enjoy amazing panoramic views as well as a relaxing time at the hot springs, make sure you visit the unique little pools at the bottom of the resort that are immerse in the rainforest at the most peaceful place on earth. 4. Eco Termales A great option to relax and explore. Although it is a smaller option, it also is a more exclusive place, is not as crowded as other places get from time to time and also has its pools also filled with the river water, very natural and relaxing ambience. 5. Paradise Hot Springs Another beautiful, little place to enjoy a relaxing time. It's located right in front of the volcano which makes you have a wonderful view too. Transportation is only included with Los Perdidos option, to all other options you can drive or call a taxi from frontdesk. Depending to your hotel location these can be from 5 up to 25 minutes away. Which one do you prefer? You can combine any of these options with any activity you do during the day or you can get a day pass and enjoy of a nice lunch or dinner, just ask us!