Get ready to visit the main attracion, the Majestic Arenal Volcano
Rainforest Explorers, based on our purpose to personalize your tour, offer 3 different trails to explore Arenal Volcano parks, they are Arenal Volcano National Park, El Silencio Reserve, Lava 1968 Reserve, they are all close to each other meaning that the type of forest, and volcano view are quite similar; the idea is that you let your guide know your expectations for this volcano hike, and based on your preferences he will recommend you what trail is best for your interests, making it interactive and allowing visitors to choose what they want to enjoy. Something very important to mention is that hiking to the volcano crater is forbidden by the Costa Rican laws, it is dangerous because of the volcano gases and the topography. Hikes and trails are at the base of the volcano, allowing for beautiful views and an informative history walk that our local guides are willing to share with travellers. The trails are about 2.5 miles each, the hike around Arenal Volcano takes from 2 to 2.3 hours, partly through old lava flow, and the other half inside the rainforest through the enchanting trails at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
Your volcano hike is done, you have a great collection of pictures and unforgettable day for the rest of your life, we will drop you off right at your hotel.
Julio has been our tour guide in the El Silencio Reserve Arenal, he's very good, providing lot of information on the flora, fauna and of course in the vulcanos in general and in particolar of the Arenal. We did not see many animals but we know: it is nature, we were happy for the 3hours (and more!) tour for what se have been able to see and learn. Pura vida.
Overall, we're glad we did the volcano hike and have no regrets. But, I didn't think our guide was very helpful. At many times our guide walked well in front of us, at a very fast speed, not allowing us to enjoy our surroundings. I felt like I needed to walk extremely quickly to keep up with him. We told him many times that we were interested in seeing wildlife (and he brought his telescope lens), but only stopped a handful of times to try and spot a bird. It seemed like he was rushing through it. Like I said, my husband and I are glad we did it because him and I had fun together. But, I was hoping for a guide that would have been more personable and helpful.
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