Arenal Volcano Naturalistic hike

4 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Due to its great natural beauty, the scenic views and its variety of animal and plant species, this place has been selected several times to be part of the scenes of some films such as Congo, Spy Kids 2 and After Earth, starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith.



This tour starts just 8 miles from the town of La Fortuna and only 5 km from the Arenal Volcano National Park. El Silencio Reserve has 225 hectares of protected land that cover more than 100 hectares of primary forest.

Our experienced guides will provide you with interesting information on topics about volcano history, as well as geologic and volcanic processes and their impact on nearby ecosystems.

Stop At:

• Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela


  • Transportation
  • Bottled Water and Beers
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Bilingual and Naturalist Guide

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

April 2022

Carlos was an amazing guide who gave us a private tour around the volcano. Excellent knowledge and a keen eye for spotting wildlife. The hike wasn't too taxing despite a hangover, but relaxing in the hot springs with a coco loco afterwards was a real treat. Would definitely recommend.

December 2021

Our tour guide Kristel was very motivated and full of knowledge. She showed us a lot of aspects of the nature during the tour of the hanging bridges. We learned a lot about the plants and the animals there.

November 2021

This was the best tour on our vacation. Kristel was amazing and informative. We met her in town, and she arranged two full days of adventure for us. She even took action, when one activity took a little too long, so it nearly overlapped with the next. It was all arranged perfectly. I would hi...

October 2021

I would like to recommend in choosing Carlos Salas from Caribbean Winds to get to know Costa Rica. He was a very knowledgeable guide who provided a lot of information about Costa Rica. He was very patient and made us feel included in everything we did. Thank you very much Carlos for making our...

Breily R
August 2021

I did the Tour With Caribbean winds to the hike to the volcano where we could observe a lot of nature, the guide was very excellent, he taught us a lot about Costa Rica, the activity of the volcanoes, the history of the Arenal volcano since 1968, The Tour was very educational, excellent quality o...

August 2021

Arenal Volcano hike was so much fun. We got to see so much on the hike and got see the volcano in all her glory! You get an amazing view. Carlos was extremely knowledgable about the trail and all the plants and animals. He pointed out so many things. We heard howler monkeys not far from us, got ...

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from US$76 / per person