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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes, set against a rainforest backdrop. This tour combines two of the highlights of Arenal Volcano National Park: a scenic trek to the base of the Arenal Volcano, followed by a relaxing soak in the Tabacón hot springs. Everything’s taken care of with hotel pickup, lunch, and dinner included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San José
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    La Carreta
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Arenal Volcano
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Tabacon Hot Springs
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    San José
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
12–16 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Buffet dinner
  • Entry/Admission - La Carreta
  • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Tabacon Hot Springs
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HeathD01 wrote a review Feb. 2020
United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Avoid this company! They are so unhelpful and rude! We booked this tour and then emailed the company to ask a question about leaving the tour in La Fortuna. After sending the email they automatically cancelled our booking without even asking if we wanted it cancelling. I think
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Response from Sharon S, Public Relations Manager at Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
Responded Feb. 18, 2020
Dear heathd01, thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us get better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately.
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gfiprint wrote a review Jan. 2020
Croton on Hudson, New York16 contributions
I wholeheartedly recommend the Tabacon Hotel and resort. I recommend to everyone who is going to Costa Rica and especially to the Arenal Volcano. The rooms and the grounds are spectacular and you feel like you are in paradise, Then you go over to there hot springs area and enjoy
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Sharon S, Product Manager at Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
Responded Jan. 20, 2020
Hi gfiprint, I'm pleased you had a great time at the springs! I hope we see you again soon.
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Sarah V wrote a review Jan. 2020
1 contribution
I want to start off by saying that the tour guides were very attentive to their itinerary which was very easy to follow. They picked me up right on time as well as the other travelers. We went to the souvenir shop first which had every souvenir you could think of and the workers
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jason L wrote a review Jan. 2020
Zurich, Switzerland29 contributions9 helpful votes
Overall great experience as highlighted by other reviewers. No issue with the long journey and back after 9pm. 1 star missing due to 1) booked an English tour but end up in a mixed bilingual tour. As the guide switch between English and Spanish every other sentences, it's very
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Nel wrote a review Jan. 2020
3 contributions
Wish there were less clouds around the volcano but still a great tour! Tour guide was informative and friendly. We had a great time
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12–16 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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