Day Trip to Monteverde from La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano

If your itinerary is jam packed and you don’t have enough time to stay in Monteverde but you don’t want to miss the opportunity to hike one of the most famous trails in Costa Rica, we offer this day trip from the La Fortuna area to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Santa Elena and surrounding area.

Enjoy the tropical rainforest and spectacular views of Arenal Volcano, take a ride around the Lake Arenal, and immerse yourself in ancient cloud forests, all in a single day.

Monteverde one day from La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano

Day trip to visit Monteverde from Arenal - La Fortuna
Monteverde one day Tour from La Fortuna

When visiting Monteverde, you will be able to walk through the clouds at 1,600 meters above sea level. Monteverde is one of the most impressive nature preserves on the continent, an impressive Cloud Forest full of a wonderful diversity of Flora and Fauna, a true paradise for nature lovers.


Monteverde is home to over a thousand species of plants and animals, gigantic trees, and home to over 500 species of birds. The most popular birds in this region are the elusive Quetzal and the wonderful-sounding bellbird.


On clear days, in addition to observing towering trees laden with epiphytes, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, as well as Lake Nicaragua. 

Visit to Monteverde Cloud Forest - Santa Elena for a day trip from La Fortuna - Arenal Volcano

  • Very early, around 6:00 am, we will pick you up at your hotel to take Route 142 around Lake Arenal.
  • We will drive around the lake until we reach Tilarán, continuing on to our destination of the day Santa Elena – Monteverde. Here the landscape changes into Cloud; we leave behind paved roads and enjoy nature in all its splendor. The total trip is approximately three and a half hours and allows us to enjoy beautiful panoramic views.
  • Arriving at Monteverde, adventure lovers can choose to take a Canopy Tour (ziplining) to ride long cables through the forest, enjoying views of the treetops, lots of fun, adventure, and adrenaline.
  • Nature lovers can have a chill time walking the trails and suspension bridges.
  • At the end of this first activity, we will go to the village of Santa Elena to enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • The second part of this excursion is a visit and hike at one of the reserves in the area. You’ll be able to enter the real cloud forest, while learning from an expert guide throughout the tour.
  • At the end of the hike, we’ll take you back to your hotel in La Fortuna, this time all by road along the Lake Arenal for an approximate duration of three and a half hours. 


- Departure Time:                 6:00 am 

- Return to your Hotel:        6:00 pm

- All inclusive Tour

Visit Monteverde from Arenal  - La Fortuna
Day Trip to Santa Elena Monteverde from Arenal.

 Includes: What to bring:
- Round Trip Transportation - Long pants and Rain gear
- Bilingual Naturalist guide - Secure shoes or hiking shoes
- All the Entrance fee and activities - Insect Repellent
- Lunch - Sunblock
- Bottle of water  

Rates for the one day tour to Monteverde from La Fortuna Arenal Volcano

Amount per person in US dollars according to the size of your party.

   Group of 2 people          

Group of  3-4 people

Group  5-6 people             

$ 295 p/ person $ 265 p/ person $ 255  p/ person

Important note:

  • Fees may vary depending on the location of your hotel.
  • The prices shown are per person and in US dollars.
  • Ask for special fees applying to groups larger than 6 people.
  • Transportation is provided in a recent model vehicle Hyundai H1.

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