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Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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    What to Expect
    Discover what makes Arenal one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations for adventure and relaxation. Your full-day tour begins with early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach. On the drive to Arenal, make a quick stop at the charming town of Sarchí for about 30 minutes, where local artisans have been making Costa Rica’s brightly painted wooden oxcarts for generations. 

    After arriving at Arenal Volcano National Park, take in breathtaking views of the nearby volcano. One of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere, it emits a near-constant stream of smoke, ash and lava from a crater that rises an impressive 5,436 feet (1,657 meters) above sea level. The last major eruption was in 1968, and park officials carefully monitor volcanic activity to ensure visitor safety. Learn about this fascinating area’s history and geology from your guide as you admire the sight of the volcano rising out of lush surrounding vegetation.

    Relax over a delicious lunch at Arenal Volcano Inn Resort or La Perla Restaurant. After lunch, you will walk a short distance to get to the lookout point where you can admire this impressive volcano and take some pictures, from a safe distance and then head to the nearby Baldi Hot Springs for a rejuvenating afternoon. There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly spa, which features 25 different thermal pools of varying temperatures surrounded by beautiful tropical scenery and waterfalls. Little ones will love a kids’ area with a splash zone and several different water slides.

    As night falls, enjoy a magical atmosphere of steam rising from the pools as the lights turn on and the stars come out. Savor a delicious dinner at the spa’s on-site restaurant, and then relax in your newfound state of bliss on the drive back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Adventure Inn

    Aldea Hostel




    Amón Taormina

    Apartotel Obelisco

    Apartotel El Sesteo

    Apartotel La Perla

    Apartotel La Sabana


    Aurola Holiday Inn

    Autentico (Torremolinos)

    Ave Del Paraíso


    Barceló Palma Real

    Best Western Irazú


    Boutique Jade

    Casa Colón

    Casa Roland



    Condominio Riverside


    Costa Verde Inn

    Courtyard Escazu

    Courtyard Alajuela

    C R .Backpackers

    C R. Guest House

    C R. Morazán

    C. R. Tennis Club

    Country Inn & Suites


    Crowne Plaza Corobicí

    Don Carlos

    Double Tree Cariari

    Fiesta Casino

    Fleur de Lys

    Gran Hotel Costa Rica

    Grano de Oro

    Hilton Garden Inn –Sabana

    Holiday Inn Express

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    Holiday Inn ESCAZU

    Holiday Inn Forum

    Jade y Oro (1492)


    La Amistad

    Le Bergerac

    Marriott Costa Rica

    Park Inn by Radisson


    Pensión de La Cuesta

    Posada Canal Grande

    Posada Nena

    Posada del Museo


    Quality Real San José

    Radisson Costa Rica

    Real Intercontinental

    Residence Inn

    Rincón del Valle

    Rostipollos Hampton


    San José Palacio

    Santo Tomás

    Sheraton Escazu

    Sleep Inn


    Selina Hostel


    Suites Cristina


    Tryp Sabana


    Villa Tournón

    Wyndham Garden Escazu.

    Windham Herradura
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano
    • Entry/Admission - Baldi Hot Springs
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Each passenger must sign a waiver prior to tour commencement
    • Note: Visibility of Arenal Volcano depend on weather conditions
    • Note: Transfer from San Jose to La Fortuna takes about 3.5 hours each way.
    • Infant meals not included
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    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 June 1, 2019 via mobile

    Great experience! If you are nervous to travel alone or simply want a tour guide, book this tour. There is so much to view, shop, explore, and learn. I would definitely reccommend it!!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank LaKeisha F
    TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at TAM Travel Corporation, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

    Hello dear frind Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with TAM with others here on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much for your wonderful remarks. It is a pleasure to have you as our customer. Best regards

    Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

    Beautiful. Relaxing. This place is amazingly beautiful and serene. They provide towels. I didn't realize it so I took a hotel towel lmao All in all great experience. The hot springs we're so warm and incredibly relaxing!

    Thank cheflenalprice
    TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at TAM Travel Corporation, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

    Dear Friend. Your many positive comments are really appreciated and thank you for taking time to make them. We know that this tour is one of the best tours in Costa Rica so thank you very much for your kind words. Best regards

    Reviewed April 9, 2019

    Your enjoyment of a tour such as this can really depend on having a talented tour guide, and my trip Arenal & Baldi with Daniel from TAM Travel was great! Daniel kept the bus ride interesting with stories, jokes, and facts about the areas we...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank richgeedey
    Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

    This trip was booked by us at the last minute. Trip tour and experience was fabulous. Max the tour guide and Chris the driver are great at making this experience first class. The volcano breathtaking and the springs relaxing. The food for lunch and dinner...More

    6  Thank Cathyern
    TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at TAM Travel Corporation, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

    Hi Cathyern ! It is great to know you really enjoyed this tour and the details. We will let know the good comments to our team!. Your complete appreciation is very important to us. Thanks for taking of your time for giving us the feedback!...More

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