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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

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San José, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner
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icon14 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

In just one day, it’s possible to visit top Costa Rica attractions like Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, and Arenal Hot Springs when you book this guided tour from San Jose. All-inclusive private transport smooths over otherwise tricky transportation logistics, and your guide keeps you well entertained and informed as you explore. This tour includes all entrance fees plus two meals, adding up to a great value.
  • See top Costa Rica attractions from San Jose in a day—great for a short trip
  • Learning about the rain forest is made fun on a zipline course
  • Guide shares information and leads you every step of the way
  • Avoid the hassle of public transit or navigation with included transport
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Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
Professional Bilingual Guide
Lunch
Dinner
Coffee or Tea with local snacks
Entrance fees
Gratuities
Services not specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
San José , San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Centrally located San Jose hotels. Hotel pickups commence at 7:00 a.m.approximately; the exact pickup time for your tour will be advised on a reconfirmation message.

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7:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour includes man-made hot springs pools, filled with natural thermal water
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual smart, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
  • Drop off in the Arenal-La Fortuna centrally located hotels is available. Please note that if you choose this option, dinner will not be included in your tour because it’s done in a restaurant on the way back to San Jose. Also, there is an extra charge for drop offs with luggage, but in the case of this tour it doesn’t apply because the cost of the dinner will cover for the drop off charge. If you wish to take this option, you must let us know at the time of booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Go Tours Costa Rica
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner.

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Traveler Tips


  • "NOTE: Don't forget to bring your bathing suit to fully enjoy the spa!" See review
  • "Be prepared for a long day due to the long traffic jams along the way from one experience to the other." See review
  • "The tour will still go in rain, but lightening is too dangerous." See review

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star-5
Overall great experience
Dominique_D
, Jun 2022
Had a great time especially during zip lining/canopying. It was a longggg day but well worth your money!
star-5
Lifetime experience
Jarrell_B
, Jun 2022
The tour guide ( Fernando ) was very knowledgeable and professional the whole tour . I would recommend this tour to anybody that’s wants to learn about the culture that makes Costa Rica.
star-5
Fun tour!
Lesley_C
, May 2022
This tour was so much fun. We did a lot in one day. Started off by visiting a pretty coffee plantation where we were able to buy coffee/pastries. Saw the volcano from a distance. Saw beautiful waterfall. Got to relax in the hot springs. My favorite part was the ziplining, it was raining but still so awesome. Food was really good, especially the lunch. The dinner restaurant food wasn’t that great. Our tour guide Juan was super nice and made sure we got a lot out of this tour.
star-5
Great trip, getting a...
robert_v
, May 2022
Great trip, getting a taste of a variatie of things to do in Costa Rica. Tour guide, Kenneth, was great, took his time to explain, went out of his way to show us new experiences. Highly recommend this tour. Also food was delicious, all in all great value for the price. Again, tour guide Ken made the trip.
star-3
Nola Girls
Monique_C
, May 2022
We spent most the the day riding. We did not hike at all as the website suggested. The hot springs was a pool (3 pools) not natural hot springs. The tour guide Fernando was very informative & nice.
star-5
Best Day Ever
Shanae_F
, May 2022
I highly suggest this tour! Fernando is absolutely incredible. He was very knowledgeable and informative. The day will be jammed pack with adventure!! I brought my travel neck pillow and took a few naps in the van for sure. I was nervous about such a lengthy tour. However, we would have never seen all of the sights independently. Additionally lunch and dinner were amazing! The only con for me was the ride was a little bumpy at first and I had to take something for motion sickness. However, I would totally do this tour again! 10/10! Highly recommend!!
star-5
Full day seeing the various sites of Costa Rica
Brianna_D
, Apr 2022
Could not recommend this tour enough. From the communication beforehand about pickup through the end of the day, our tour guide Fernando was amazing. We spent a lot of time driving in the bus, but Fernando educated us on the basic history of Costa Rica along the way, in a way that was engaging and interesting. Every single stop along the way was very worthwhile and a great way to see different characteristics of the country. The food stops were well planned out and delicious, and we even got to see a waterfall and sloth! Fernando made sure my friend and I were safely dropped back off and were able to grab a taxi to get to where we wanted to go. 10/10 day!
star-5
This is one tour you don’t want to miss!!
Anonymous
, Apr 2022
We had an amazing tour with Francisco and Luis. They were fun, thoughtful, and informative. We definitely got more than our moneys worth! This was a fun and a knowledgeable day... we saw so much on this tour and would definitely recommend. (We saw/experienced sloths, waterfalls, local culture/cuisine, volcano, hot springs, and more…)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lots to see and experience, good value for moneyLots to see and experience, good value for money
Uma_G
, Apr 2022
Francisco our tour operator was very informative and accommodating. A full day almost 15 hour trip with zip lining and hot springs as the star attractions! Lots of stops on the way to taste fruits coffee, see the Iguanas, sloth, a few birds. Enjoyable trip!
star-5
Our tour guides were...
Rovi_B
, Apr 2022
Our tour guides were Kenneth and Luis, who were so sweet and hilarious. Kenneth was very engaging with us and ensured we got the full experience. They were very knowledgeable with any questions we had about the tour and made the overall experience a day to remember. We stopped by many places to see the view as well as sample fruits, wines, and coffee. We saw iguanas and tried to see sloths; however, they were hiding from us the day we went. But we did see howler monkeys which was a surprise after ziplining. Due to COVID, they aren't getting paid a salary just yet, so make sure to tip them well as they work super hard, and it is their only source of income!
star-5
Francisco was an amazing...
JVona_L
, Mar 2022
Francisco was an amazing tour guide very knowledgeable and had great hospitality. Would definitely book again and tell my friends.
star-1
Boring. Should be more...
SYED_H
, Mar 2022
Boring. Should be more entertaining. And should have more fun. More in bus rather than on the foot. All the time we were in the car
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
No hiking up volcano
james_t
, Mar 2022
A lot of driving. We all thought at some point we would do some hiking and see animals. Nope! If we would've know we would've paid more attention and ask to be let off bus to taken in volcano and get pics. Don't count on seeing any animals it's totally random and luck
star-5
Zip line. Amazing...
Isabel_P
, Mar 2022
Zip line. Amazing experience with very professional peoples. All of them were very aware of our safety. Love it.
star-5
Great trip Francisco was a wonderful guide
Lorrell_C
, Mar 2022
Loved the whole day! Francisco was wonderful 😎 first time zip lining and can’t wait to go again! Pura Vida 🇨🇷
star-5
Scenic views
Torrie_T
, Mar 2022
Very informative and great for pictures. Ride was lengthy but great for sightseeing. Driver took very good care of us and belongings while outside of van. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica.
star-5
Oscar is the GOAT
Fred_M
, Feb 2022
This adventure is awesome. It’s a must do if you are near San Jose. If you can, ask for Oscar. He is the GOAT of Costa Rican tour guides.
star-4
Mostly awesome...
Ellen_H
, Feb 2022
The best part of the trip was going by waterfalls and seeing beautiful birds. The current company they use for zip lining needs maintenance. Very Rusty. The hot springs pool was dirty. The restaurants we ate at were great. And the guide was absolutely awesome. Knowledgeable and friendly. I hope they change the zip line and hot springs companies they are currently using.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Thank You Francisco!
Kate_R
, Feb 2022
An amazing day! Francisco was terrific, showing and explaining everything. Who would think at almost 72 I zip lined through the amazing Arenal Volcano forest! Great food, good comrades along the way. Stunning wildlife, especially the birds! Thank you Francisco for making this trip so memorable.
star-5
Oscar made this tour even better than it was.
Ricardo_S
, Jan 2022
This tour was probably the best tour you can find on this site. The sheer volume of activities was astounding. From tasting the local cuisine, Ziplining in the mountains, checking out the volcano, a bunch of fun local spots to relaxing in the hot springs. It was an amazing experience. Our host Oscar was very knowledgeable very kind and a great tour guide. He even spotted a sloth and let us watch it up close with his telescope. Oscar picked us promptly at the break of dawn and was very helpful and very nice the entire time we were with him. If you're looking to do as much as you can in one day, then this is the tour for you. It's worth every penny. Highly recommend it

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