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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

  • 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
Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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.

What to Expect

Your tour begins with morning pickup from your central San Jose hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out the around 3-hour 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Baldi Hot Springs

We took the long trips yesterday from San José and are going back today to stay for a week . Had a great experience with Gray Line Tours. Hans did everything possible to make sure everything went well.

Thank Merril M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not a real hike, but good otherwise.

Our trip started with a long drive to Sarchi for a quick lesson on the local craftsmanship and to buy souvenirs. The souvenir shop was well stocked with standard fare, as well as artisanal items specific to the area. Lunch was also very good, serving...More

2  Thank Rose D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent trip

This was a well-organized and interesting trip. We stopped at a store in the town where they paint up the traditional decorated oxcarts, then on to lunch where they had baby caymans and lots and lots of birds. Then we proceded to the volcano base...More

2  Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
What a Fun Day

My fiancé and I took this long day trip out third day. It was a long day... about 13 hours but it was worth it. The long hours were because of the travel time from our hotel. The van was very comfortable for us and...More

1  Thank Itscc4u33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect Day!

This was an awesome experience. The Drive was long from San Jose but worth it. I was skeptical about the tour based on the reviews but glad we decided to go ahead with our plans. The food and views were amazing. Our tour guide Hugo...More

2  Thank stardD123
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Eva C
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Response from Phyllis S | Reviewed this property |
We saw one snake in a tree but that was it.
Nancy F
7 May 2018|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
Sandals would be fine. You'll be doing a 10-minute hike but beyond that you won't be walking much