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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner provided by Go Tours Costa Rica - Day Tours

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner
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Tour snapshot
No hidden expenses: meals and coffee tastings are provided
Duration:
14h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    14h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See the highlights of the Arenal area in just one day on this action-packed tour from San Jose. Visit a coffee plantation, stop at the La Paz Waterfall, dine on Costa Rican fare in a local restaurant, and go zip lining and rappelling through the rain forest and over the Arenal River. Then wrap up your day with a relaxing soak in a hot spring before returning to San Jose.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from San Jose hotels are included
  • All entry-fees are included in the price of the tour
  • A professional, English-speaking guide will lead the way
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfers from San Jose hotels are included
  • All entry-fees are included in the price of the tour
  • A professional, English-speaking guide will lead the way
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62880P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Alajuela
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Entry/Admission - Alajuela
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Hot Springs
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Alajuela
  • Entry/Admission - La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Entry/Admission - Alajuela
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Hot Springs
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San José
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    La Casa del Café
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    La Paz Waterfall
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cinchona
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Centro Turístico Las Iguanas
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Go Adventure Arenal Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Paradise Hot Springs
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
839 reviews
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Mark Y
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The landscape on the entire drive was beautiful, especially the waterfall and volcano. Zip lining was by far the best zip lining experience that I have had, and the hot springs were very relaxing after the zip line adventure. Tour guide, Juan, was very knowledgeable and thorough, while also keeping the tour moving so we could experience every aspect of the itinerary to the fullest. Great day overall!

**Only suggestion would be to provide bottled water or make it clear that no drinks are provided between stops.
Written January 10, 2022
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Andrea T
1 contribution
This tour was amazing and very well thought out. We took a scenic route to Arenal as opposed to the highway and the tour guide would describe farms : plantations : crops and animals as we spotted them. We stopped at a wonderful coffee shop, gift shop and bomb
Spot for lunch all before zip line adventure.

The zip line crew was fun and high energy and the safety measures for both COVID and the zip line adventure were fantastic and we had nothing to worry about at any time.

Juan was a wonderful tour guide! He was always on time, gave clear instructions, had a very good plan for all the stops and overall was very accommodating.

Would highly recommend to anyone. 10/10.
Written February 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jarns
London, UK4 contributions
Had a great day with Fernando.
Picked us up right on time and was very friendly and welcoming.
As soon as everyone was picked up (only 4 people in our case) he provided us with all kinds of interesting information about Costa Rica and the areas we drove through. The information was told in a fun and interactive way.

Sufficient time was given at each stop and we never felt rushed or like we were waiting around.

A long day but definitely worth it.
Written April 27, 2022
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Valerie A
7 contributions
I booked that excursion for my birthday date and I received the pickup time almost in the same time that I booked the excursion. We were about 20 people in the bus, our guide was Francesco. We saw beautiful landscapes inthat excursion including a coffee plantation, the montains, many volcanoes, La Paz Waterfalls and stoped at a picturesque little restaurant with an amazing view of the waterfalls and had there an appetizer and an homemade fruit juice.

But the thing is our guide suggested way to many stops at a point that it was completely ridiculous! We stopped at many stores, grocery stores, souvenirs shops, the bank!

The lunch was really average.

We had a lot of fun at the zipline and the
views were impressive! When I asked the
guide how long we will be at the hot springs,
he said 1,5 hours, I asked him if we could
stay longer and he said that we got a 3 hours
drive to go back to our hotel so we couldn't.
The hot springs were awesome, definitely 1,5
hours is not enough at all!

When we left the hot springs, the guide
offered to go to the souvenirs shop for great
deals (yeah right)! That stop was for 25 min and we went for what I call a ?!!$&! waste of time! I was feeling so upset, that 25 minutes we could have had it at the hot springs instead!

The dinner was horrible, it was looking like a
truck stop, with neons light, dirty tables and
the food was completely disgusting | was so
sad to have my birthday dinner there!
Written April 25, 2022
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katherine c
United Kingdom2 contributions
This trip really has something for everyone. Juan was a really great guide and had great local knowledge. The highlight was a great view of La Paz waterfall whilst watching hummingbirds flit around in the cafe just above it. 14 hours may seem a long day but you’re never more than a couple of hours on the bus at a time with frequent stops to grab a fresh coffee and try local delicacies. The trip ran like clockwork and it’s a great way to get out of San Jose and see some of the more picturesque parts of the county! I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone.
Written February 2, 2022
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Athena
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Friends
Incredibly satisfied overall with the entire tour! Our tour guide, Oscar, was very knowledgeable and kept the entire trip very interesting. He was an AWESOME guide and ensured we got the best views, food, and went the extra mile to show us some shots of the animals with a telescope for better viewing! From pointing out the wildlife and flowers to geographical features and history, I was impressed and happy to learn more about Costa Rica. The food was amazing and so flavorful and tasty. Also lots of stops to sightsee and take trips to the bathroom with souvenir shops and local food/snacks. The hot springs was relaxing after a busy day. Optional offer for zip lining for a extra charge but absolutely FABULOUS and definitely worth it to see views of the forest! Highly recommend if you want to venture out into the nature of Costa Rica away from the city for a day. Definitely book especially if you are only in the area for a short stay!
Written February 7, 2022
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jazynyc
New York City, NY6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Thank you Fernando for showing such amazing enthusiam and detication to what you do. You made this experience one of my favorites in Costa Rica. After 14 hours of sharing you extensive knowledge of Costa Rica and your fascinating family history you were full of energy and eager to make us all smile. I can only say Thank you. You are a true professional. I am looking forward to taking another tour with you. I deducted a star only for the quality of the food. I had taken 3 other tours, at a similar price, here in Costa Rica and the food was much better. Think of WaterFall restaurant next time. It would make this tour 5plus stars. Jazmin
Written January 17, 2022
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Tyler H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Francisco was an absolutely amazing leader. Worth every penny for the experience of a lifetime. This trip truly goes above and beyond expectations, and Fransico makes you feel save the whole time. You would be amiss to not take this excursion while in Costa Rica.
Written April 16, 2022
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LetsMaketheMostofIt
Madison, MS253 contributions
Jun 2021
Fabulous day with so many things to see and do! We started at the coffee plantation where you can order coffee and some great homemade coffee cake before setting out. We then stopped several other places with snacks at each. My favorite of the trip was the "hummingbird" stop - you have to visit to grasp how unique it was. Ziplining with Juan was amazing - I was worried and he double strapped me up to ease my concern. I ended up loving every minute! Buy the photo/video deal so you have some memories to share - it was emailed by the time I was back from the tour. Lunch was delicious and the stop to soak in mineral spas was the perfect ending to a long but adventurous days. This will NOT disappoint!
Written June 22, 2021
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Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the stops to see the coffee plantation, waterfalls, hummingbirds (which I agree with you, it’s a great setting), the zip lining adventure, and of course the relaxing hot springs. Please let us know the next time you wish to visit us and we will be glad to help you with the arrangements for another fantastic day in Costa Rica.
Written September 11, 2021
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Morgan G
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
This entire experience was just amazing! CRAZY affordable for all of the things we got to do today! I went with my boyfriend and this was absolutely the best part of our trip! Our guide Juan was just amazing, patient, and so knowledgeable about Costa Rican Culture. He was so on time with every stop to where we did not miss absolutely any planned activity. He answered absolutely any question we had! I am studying here for 4 months and I have not experienced anything like this day yet! I was fully expecting to have a hard time during zip lining because I had gone before, but this was so incredibly doable for anyone who is worried about walking too much! Most physically demanding thing was after rappelling down a cliff and taking the steep stairs back up, about 5 flights of stairs but you have the option to take an easy path down if you do not want to do the rappelling, but this was one of my favorite parts! we also got to visit the largest gift shop in Costa Rica which was beautiful and fun to look through! we also went to a coffee plantation and Juan told us how coffee is processed and about the Costa Rican people who are the workers behind starbucks coffee beans and many more large companies! Overall I would do this again! Again Juan was just amazing!!!!
Written February 20, 2022
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Absolutely wonderful trip!!
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Fun day with several stops before Manual Antonio park. The highlight of the tour was seeing the sloth in the park.
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Great tour
Oscar was great! He picked up us and took us to try some delicious fresh fruit. Then, breakfast and then to the par
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Best tour ever!!!
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