This action packed Arenal combination tour includes: a safari float down the Penas Blancas River, a hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall with swim, a guided hike to see the Arenal Volcano, and a relaxing soak at Tabacon Hot Springs, one of the most luxurious natural hot springs resorts in the area. This full day tour includes lunch, dinner, snacks, all transportation and a bilingual naturalist guide.
Your adventure will begin when you are picked up from your hotel in the morning and brought to Rio Penas Blancas for a leisurely boat ride. You will be helped into a durable rubber raft to go out on a water safari and nature tour. Your guide will paddle and steer the boat while pointing out an amazing variety of wildlife living on or near the water. You will be offered a fresh fruit snack and cold bottled water along the way.
After the Safari Float, you’ll be driven in an air-conditioned van to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Here you will descend down over 400 stairs built into the canyon as you follow the descent of the waterfall from lookout platforms along the way. When you reach the bottom, you will likely see that it was totally worth the trek as you witness the thundering water cascading 230 feet down into a dazzling turquoise pool. This is a beautiful setting where many people have gotten married or engaged! You can take a plunge into the refreshingly cool water or sit and rest on the bank enjoying the lush scenery. Afterwards you’ll hike back up the stairs receiving an excellent workout! Due to the many steps, this part of the tour is not recommended for people with knee problems.
Between activities, you’ll stop to refuel with a hearty traditional Costa Rica style lunch at a local restaurant.
Next stop, the Arenal Volcano! This active, but “sleeping” volcano is seen on a clear day towering over the town of La Fortuna. Entering a private reserve, you’ll go for a guided hike on well maintained trails through the rainforest canopy stopping to observe any wildlife along the way. Eventually you will reach an observation platform with amazing views of the volcano, excellent for taking photos.
After your boating and hiking expeditions your guide will drop you off for a few hours at the luxurious Tabacon Hot Springs. This property was originally bought by an architect who took great care to preserve the native rain forest setting while creating private hot spring grottos fed by the natural hot springs river. These grottos and stepped waterfalls create a romantic and peaceful oasis for couples or groups of friends to share an incredible outdoor experience. Included in this stop is a delicious buffet dinner in the open-air restaurant. Your driver will pick you up at a prearranged time after dinner and take you back to your hotel.
Included in this fun filled full day of adventure are all admission fees, boat ride, bilingual naturalist guide, lunch, dinner, fruit snack, bottled water and round trip transportation from your hotel in the La Fortuna area. One way transport can take between 15 to 45 minutes depending on your the location of your hotel. Combined time of tour including transportation can take from 7.5 to 10 hours. Please bring your bathing suit, towel, hat, hiking clothes, hiking shoes, rain jacket, bottled water, sun protection and insect repellent. See ya there!
What to Bring
Change Of Clothes
Hiking Shoes And Sandals That Can Get Wet
Location and Availability
The Combination Tour Tabacon with Safari Float is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3
Combination Tour Tabacon with Safari Float: Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing by email
All cancellations must be made three (3) days before the arrival date, except during the Easter season, half-year holidays in July, Christmas and from January 01 to 10, whose case must be made seven (7) days before of the date of service.
In case the client does not show up for the tour it will be NO SHOW, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.
Mid-year vacations, second week of December until January 10 and Easter or Easter are high season.
NOTE: Prepayments are required to be canceled and sent MINIMUM 3 days before the tour.
6 and up
Latitude: N 10°29'17.03". Longitude: W 85°16'41.05"
Overall 70.0% (3 Guest Ratings)
Danny was awesome! We had the best day!
We saw the most amazing wildlife and met the most wonderful people. This was such an exhausting and long day but it was worth every sore muscle we ended up with. Ending the day soaking in the hot springs was absolutely perfect!