We begin the tour by heading to the El Silencio Private Reserve, to get as close to the base of the Arenal volcano as possible by vehicle. Next, we will walk approximately 1 kilometer along a volcanic stonepath with a moderate degree of difficulty, until we reach the viewpoint, the closest point to volcano permitted to access. At the viewpoint, our guide will provide relevant information on the formation of the Arenal Volcano, it's periods of activity, as well as unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968. You can also enjoy the excellent views of the Green Lagoon and Lake Arenal. On the guide’s indication, we will begin our descent along the same trail.
For a change of scenery, we will then enter the regenerating forest and onto the primary rainforest located along the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano. With a little luck, this 1.5 km (1 mi) trail will provide us with the opportunity to see a wide variety of plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest, like toucans, turkeys, orioles, peccaries,snakes, and monkeys. At the end of the tour our driver will be waiting for us with a delicious snack of tropical fruit before returning to your La Fortuna Hotel.
If you wish, you can add a visit the hot springs of yourchoice (additional cost) where you will enjoy the thermal mineral waters for approximately three hours on your own. Afterwards, we will pick you up to take you back to your hotel in our modern minivans.