Cerro Chato Triple Play: Hike 2 Volcanoes & Natural Hot Springs – Full Day Costa Rica Tour
This magnificent, yet intense hike to Costa Rica’s dormant Cerro Chato Volcano is for experienced hikers only, as it is a physically challenging experience. We hike this Costa Rica Volcano, surrounded by dense forest, with a beautiful lake in the center of the crater. Then we do the to Arenal Volcano & Natural Hot Springs part of the tour. This part includes an easy hike, Sunset, Night Hike, mud facial & cocktails as we soak and relax in the Tabacon Hot River.
The Cerro Chato hike near the Arenal Volcano is an intense 4-5 hour hike through lush rainforest to the rim of the crater. This hike is recommended for those in good shape and willing to hike in extreme conditions.
We pick you up in our new spacious, air conditioned van from your Arenal, La Fortuna area hotel and drive to Cerra Chato Volcano. We hike through lush gardens and tropical forest. When we arrive to this extinct volcano’s crater, we drop down to an emerald-green lagoon. Relax and get ready for some amazing “kodak moments”. We then hike back out and head to Arenal Volcano for a second, easy hike.
On our way we will pass Hanging Bridges and hike to a spectacular Waterfall. At the Waterfall you can take a dip, swim and cool off. Along the hike, your experienced guide will give you details about the plants, trees and different animals that make this delicate Costa Rica Ecosystem home. He will point out wildlife including howler or spider monkeys, pizotes, toucans and other native birds. As we exit the forest we will stop at the Scientific Observatory where they monitor Arenal’s Volcanic activity. Next to the Observatory is a small museum that has additional information about the history and activity of the Volcano and its surroundings.
Although Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano hasn’t spit out lava since October 2010, we can frequently witness impressive smoke formations escaping its crater. We board the van and head to the Hot Tabacon River. We offer courtesy cocktails and beverages while you soak in Arenal’s Natural Hot Springs Tabacon River. Try some volcanic mud that you can apply as a facial treatment, with it’s rich minerals. After an hour of relaxation in this natural Jacuzzi, we leave for your hotel.
Full Day Tour 10am – 8pm
Tour includes: Transportation to and from your Arenal, La Fortuna hotel, Professional bilingual naturalist tour guide, Box lunch, cocktails and beverages at Tabacon river Hot Springs. (Dinner is not included)
**** What to bring:
Hiking shoes, water, swimming suit, towel, mosquito repellent, flashlight, camera, rain gear in case of rain, snacks.
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