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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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US$ 159.12
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Don’t miss out on one of Costa Rica’s most popular activities — an Arenal Volcano and Tabacón hot springs tour! The day trip from San Jose includes a visit to Arenal 1968 viewpoint, a perfect place to take amazing pictures of the volcano. Continue to the artisan town of Sarchí, savor lunch in La Fortuna and finish at Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort, relaxing in naturally heated pools and enjoying dinner. This tour is limited to 20 people, providing a small-group experience.
  • Spectacular views as you trek through Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Bathe in the thermal pools and waterfalls of Tabacón hot springs
  • Typical Costa Rican lunch and buffet dinner included
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from San Jose
What to Expect
Your tour begins with morning pickup from your central San Jose hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out the journey to La Fortuna. Your first stop is in Sarchí, a town known for traditional handicrafts. Browse the artisan workshops and perhaps pick up souvenirs. On arrival in La Fortuna, head to a restaurant for lunch and tuck into delicious Costa Rican cuisine. After lunch, continue into Arenal Volcano National Park and take an easy hike around the volcano’s base. Follow the Mirador Arenal trail, trekking through lava fields. Spend the rest of the afternoon at Tabacón hot springs, relaxing in naturally heated thermal pools and lagoons that range in temperature from 77 to 102°F (25 to 38°C). After free time at the resort, enjoy a buffet dinner as the sun sets over the park. Your tour ends with drop-off at your San Jose hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in Central San José
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Dinner - Buffet dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Tabacon Hot Springs
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two passengers is required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear light clothing, comfortable shoes and bring a bathing suit and towel
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

The tour is volcano arenal and hot springs water, the guide Skip the volcano tour and when directly to the springs water, we spend too much time on the springs water because of the skipping the volcano tour

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Reviewed 5 August 2019

Gray Line is a very organized company and they will provide what they say they will. For our trip, we had 10 people so we went in a Sprinter type van, which was very comfortable for being a van. BE WARNED, the drive up is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Sweeneaux
Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

We had a great time! Very informative guide and an experienced driver, nice comfortable car for our 13 hours trip. Nothing rush, we just enjoyed a relaxing day trip to view Arenal Volcano and experience one and only Tabacón resort ( plus buffet dinner)! Our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank queenofjung
Reviewed 19 July 2019

The trip started at 7:30am picking us up at our San Jose Hotel. Donald our tour guide was very knowledgeable of every area we drove by. We made a few stops along the day. One was at Sarchi an artisan town with the worlds largest...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chelin_PR
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

We had an excellent time on this excursion! It rained, but it still was fun. It was really nice, the restaurant had great food and friendly service.

Date of experience: July 2019
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1 August 2019|
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Response from chiquitag2019 | Reviewed this property |
We had 3 hours in the springs and then 1 hour of dinner time on site after the springs.
22 July 2019|
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Response from Chelin_PR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you have to schedule with the tour guide to drop you off after the tour and the hotel you are going to be staying at to make sure you can check in. Tour finishes after 6pm.
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