Your tour will begin in an air conditioned van, in which your guide will tell you some basic information about the environment that you are about to visit. On some days it is clear enough to see the volcano, on other days it might be too misty to see all the way up to the top.
When the volcano erupted in 1968, it smothered miles of rain forest growth. In the place has come hardened black lava flows, the base of the volcano is host to several different ecosystems now. Some of these are secondary rain forest and open spaces with relatively thin vegetation.
Along your way, your guide will point out several volcanic boulders that the volcano shot out during the eruption. Lake Arenal is Central America biggest man made lake and during this hike you will walk along it. The walk leads you to some view points with excellent views of the volcano.
The best view is saved for last, when you reach an observatory. You will be provided with a drink before you are returning back.
TransportationPick-up and drop-off at several hotels in Arenal.
What to BringLight clothes, hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, binoculars and a raincoat.
What's IncludedGuide, bottled water and the entrance fee.