We begin the tour in Fortuna and ride in a minibus around Volcano Arenal to the Hotel “Observatory Lodge”. There we start the steep hike to the summit of “Cerro Chato”. On the way we cross a very compact first rainforest. From the summit we walk down to the green lagoon, an old volcano-crater, where we can swim, take pictures or discover the surroundings.
Another short climb and we walk down through rainforest. With a bit of luck we discover birds or other wild animals. Alone to see the huge plants make this tour worthwhile. The hike down gives us a beautiful view of Arenal and the valley of San Carlos.
To finish this exciting tour we visit the waterfall of Fortuna. This asks for a 15-minute hike downwards; the beautiful landscape and a refreshing bath in the river reward us for the effort. After about 2 hours we return to Fortuna.
The day includes: 4 hours hiking (not just easy), aprox. 2 hours stay near the waterfall and a 45-minute bus drive.
Included: Transportation, bilingual nature bound tour guide, entrance to the park, entrance to the waterfall Fortuna and a lunchbox. What you have to bring: Good comfortable trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, drinking water, Spray against mosquitoes, camera and binoculars. Departure: 8:00 a.m. Return: 2:45 p.m.