Follow the hanging bridges through the Arenal rainforest canopy and the walking trails along the forest floor to spot numerous bird, animal and plant species. Clearings and open spaces in the forest canopy offer a glimpse of the magnificent Arenal Volcano in the distance.
Arenal Rainforest Sky Tram and Trek
Arenal Rainforest Sky Tram and Trek, Costa Rica
This excursion enables you to experience the most spectacular views of Arenal volcano, the lake and surrounding rainforest as you travel by cable car high above the ground.
You will take the Sky Tram, a spectacular, 30 minute, aerial gondola ride through beautiful rainforest, up to the Miguel Angel observatory. The cable cars provide a smooth, slow-paced ride, offering a breathtaking vista of the surrounding natural beauty.
The Sky Tram terminates at the observatory, where you can see right across the Tilarán mountain range. Relax, take a walk and enjoy the views before deciding whether to return the same way or via the Canopy Tour; a 1,093-metre-long zip line system. This thoroughly enjoyable and exhilarating experience allows you to soar through the trees along safe and secure cables, zip lining from platform to platform through the forest canopy.
The Sky Tram is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, however the Canopy Tour does require a good level of fitness and is unsuitable for children under the age of 8 years old.
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Other experiences in Arenal Volcano
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
This easy and manageable hike will allow you to enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano as you walk along the base of this marvellous 'Mountain of Fire'. See recent lava flows and rock formations and learn about the big eruption of 1968.
Embark on a journey of exploration through the beautiful Arenal Volcano National Park, spotting unique flora and fauna along the way and learning about the activity and history of the still-active Arenal Volcano.
The Cano Negro refuge itself is located 25 kilometres south of Los Chiles in the northern area of the Alajuela province, approximately a two hour drive from Arenal. It has been declared a site of international importance for the nesting of migratory birds and occupies an area of 9,969 hectares in the Río Frío Basin.
Ascend through dense primary forest, which is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna, to the summit of Cerro Chato - Arenal Volcano's 'older brother'. Finish this half day walk with a refreshing swim at La Fortuna Waterfall.
The Eco Termales hot springs are a beautiful sanctuary surrounded by nature. The smallest of the hot springs in the Arenal area, Eco Termales is perfect for privacy and relaxation.
This half-day quad bike tour combines adrenalin and adventure with incredible wildlife and tropical forest, all set within the shadow of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
Take to the water of Lake Arenal in your own kayak and explore the shores to spot a multitude of different bird species, and perhaps hear the unmistakable call of a howler monkey.
Drift silently along the Peñas Blancas river, which winds through lush, verdant forest, and see a huge variety of wildlife including monkeys, sloths, iguanas, tortoises, crocodiles and several types of birds.