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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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San José, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


See more of the Arenal Volcano region with the convenience of a full-day tour from San Jose. Take a scenic route to Arenal with views of farms, rain forest, and small towns, and stop at a coffee plantation where you can sample coffee and traditional snacks. Stop at a waterfall, look for wildlife, then have the afternoon to soak in hot springs set in a lush garden near the Arenal Volcano.
  • Includes lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hear insightful commentary from the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-of provided
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Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
Professional bilingual guide
Coffee or Tea with local snacks
Entrance Fees
Services not specified

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • This tour has being designed for those people who wish to do a lot of sightseeing in the morning without much effort, have lunch, and then relax in the hot springs for most of the afternoon
  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose?
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 Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose.
What is the policy on sanitization during Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose?
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 Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose.
What is the social distancing policy during Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose?
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 Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The drive was long, but worth it, we saw many things and enjoyed our time on the tour." See review
  • "We had an excellent guide, Alex Blanco, both personable and professional who made the tour very enjoyable." See review


185 Reviews
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, Nov 2021
Everything was beautiful, Fernando our guide was the best guide I have ever had, his knowledge of the was outstanding,and he assured any questions anyone put to him, and helpful for anyone's need x
Amazing Tour with an Amazing Tour Company and Guide
, Oct 2021
What an amazing day by an amazing tour company and tour guide Kenneth. From the moment we stepped inside the tour van we felt his warmth and love of his country. We were so warmly greeted. All along the way his knowledge of the area and what we were seeing was 10 star top notch. We loved each and every little stop from local fruit stands where we savored some delicious local fruits to coffee shops to stopping to take amazing pictures of sloths in trees and sharing them on whatsapp with all of us. This is an adventure by a tour guide and tour company not to be missed. Come to Costa Rica and travel with my new friend Kenneth. Best money you will ever spend.
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Great trip
, Sep 2021
Great Trip, nice people, Juan did a great job shepherding us around. We saw native culture, local cuisine, hot springs, nature
Thank you to Juan for a wonderful day trip to Arenal!
, Sep 2021
Thank you to Juan for a wonderful day trip to Arenal! He was very informative during the trip and taught us some history about Costa Rica. The waterfall, volcano and hot springs were very beautiful and we got great pictures.
Juan was a great your...
, Aug 2021
Juan was a great your guide. He stopped and even showed us interesting things on the way to out destinations like different animals. He has a lot of knowledge and was consistently sharing throughout the drive. I highly recommend.
Excellent Trip Choice!
, Aug 2021
Juan was a knowledgeable and kind guide! He stopped along the way to show us iguanas and sloths, and a coati which I’ve never seen before! Additionally the tour itself was amazing, from beginning to end each stop was interesting and fun, and it got better as time went on! Would recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica.
Go Tour? Go go go!!
, Aug 2021
What makes a tour exceptional? In this case, it's Eduardo (our driver) and Jeffry (our guide). Our Go Tour staff were playful, thoughtful and accommodating. We had solo travelers, families, and couples in our group and Jeffry helped us find our harmony by getting to know us personally. Toward the end, it felt like old friends finishing up a road trip. Someone at Go Tour give Eduardo and Jeffry a raise!! Here are some pointers on this tour: -Keep in mind the drive will be long and windy. That means bring whatever makes you comfortable: travel pillow, headphones, sleep mask, Dramamine if you are easily carsick. Unexpected road closures may happen. -Try to stick the the schedule as this tour is a pretty big operation with restaurants and services awaiting your arrival. Lingering in one area for too long may reduce your time in the rest of the places. The aforementioned road closures do not help either! -Opt for the ziplining, it is TOTALLY worth it. We saw a monkey on one of our 10 ziplines! Enjoy Costa Rica! Pura Vida :)
, Jul 2021
Our tour was nothing short of AMAZING!! Fernando Moss made this experience a day to remember! He was attentive, respectful, and very out-going! The best decision my husband and I made was booking this tour.
Pura Vida I fully recommande
, Jul 2021
This 1 day tour guide trip was pure joy with amazing surprises: food, landscapes, animals, hot springs and more important amazing people. Our tour guide Fernando Moss was super kind and knowledgeable! I fully recommend this trip! Pura Vida Costa Rica :)
Worth the price
, Jul 2021
Juan was absolutely amazing and very sociable. He did everything to make our group feel as if we were part of his family and the food spots we went to were great! Everywhere we went in the country was beautiful and worth the drive. For everyone concerned about safety, this trip is absolutely safe! When leaving the van the doors are locked at all times.

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