Arenal Volcano And Baldi Hot Springs Day Trip From San Jose - Alajuela

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Adventure Inn
    Aldea Hostel
    Amón Taormina
    Apartotel Obelisco
    Apartotel El Sesteoread more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience Costa Ricas world-renowned Arenal volcano and Baldi Hot Springs on this exciting full-day trip from San jose. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you visit Arenal volcano National Park and view one of the most active volcanoes in the western hemisphere! Enjoy a complimentary lunch and spend time relaxing in the thermal regions rejuvenating hot springs. Then, indulge in a gourmet dinner as you continue admiring the stunning Arenal volcano a truly unforgettable experience! Receive personal attention on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Dinner included
  • Lunch included

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Combine adrenaline and relaxation as you view Arenal Volcano and soak in Baldi Hot Springs on this rejuvenating day trip from San jose! Your expert local guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Arenal Volcano National Park. En route to La Fortuna, stop for approximately 30 minutes in the artisan town of Sarchi, where youll have an opportunity to admire the colorful oxcarts or shop for souvenirs.

When you reach the park, experience the thundering Arenal Volcano from a safe viewing area. Since a major eruption in 1968, this stratovolcano has been one of the most active in Costa Rica, with mild and nearly continuous explosive activity from the conical crater, whose summit reaches an elevation of 5,436 feet (1,657 meters). As you watch for any lava flows, clouds of smoke or ash, your guide will share information about the parks thermal features.

After your thrilling show, enjoy a complimentary lunch at the Arenal Volcano Inn Resort or La Perla Restaurant. Spend your afternoon soaking in the regions rejuvenating thermal baths and mineral pools at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. This family-friendly spa consists of several therapeutic pools of varying temperature, allowing people of all ages to steep in relaxation.

Later, enjoy a gourmet dinner under the stars at the hot springs and continue admiring one of the world's most active volcanoes!


Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off



Entry/Admission - Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

Entry/Admission - Baldi Hot Springs



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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Oct-2018

    simply beautifual and amazing nature it was great


  • 07-Mar-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 05-Mar-2018

    The tour started off with a stop at a souvenir shop which included very rude sales people. The lady cheated me out of my change and told me it was no big deal maybe not to her. I would recommend Viator to find another souvenir shop besides this one. We left this location and had lunch at a very nice restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious! I was a little disappointed that we had a 20 minute stop at the volcano look out point. I was hoping to get closer to the volcano or at the very least have more of a tour about Arenal Volcano. Everybody on my tour went to Tabcon so I did too. I loved it! This tour was literally an all day event which worked for me.

  • 12-Feb-2018

    Really enjoyed Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs were AMAZING!!!!!

  • 03-Feb-2018

    Great trip!

  • 31-Jan-2018

    This tour was excellent. I recommend it to everybody.

  • 23-Jan-2018

    Exellent guide, nice warm springs

  • 10-Jan-2018

    Not much to see in the tour

  • 04-Jan-2018

    The volcano was a bit under whelming as you only see it from far away but the view is beautiful and you can take lots of nice photos. Hot springs are in a nice five star hotel and the facility is very large with several warm pools. It is nice an relaxing and I had a good time.

  • 04-Jan-2018

    First the best thing: we had an outstanding, helpful, safe driver whose skills and personality helped make a lengthy trip through often bad weather as comfortable as possible. Weather cannot be controlled so we do not consider this a reason for a less than positive review. On the other hand, there were 2 factors that we found extremely disappointing. The bus was OK overall not great but not awful but the microphone and sound system were substandard. 1 After repeated reports from multiple passengers that transmissions from our guide were undecipherable, the guide made some adjustments and , though of marginal quality, most but not all of the guides commentaries could be understood NOTE: we have normal hearing. 2 Upon reaching the walkway to the viewing platform near the volcano, the guide led us in the upward direction and failed to direct us first to the readily available walking sticks not in our site looking ahead toward our guide as they were behind where the bus had been parked. These were provided at no charge as aids for tourists and , as we met other groups after climbing to the top, we noted how many folks up there were using walking sticks. Though we're highly active, the slippery walkway for climbing was somewhat difficult to negotiate and left us wishing for an alternative pathway. Actually, there was an alternative as, on our way done, another guide leading others emerged from a side trail and told us that he'd taken his group on an alternative easier, less steep route which did not have workers redoing a large section of the main path upwards where our guide had directed us. If another guide knew this and accounted for the conditions to adjust the route for those in his group who preferred an alternative, it seemed striking that our guide either did not know of or chose not to mention that option. The Baldi Hot Springs were extremely enjoyable and dinner there was fine but our guide did little to help us find our way around the place or make sure that we were aware of all of the options. This was an important lesson for our future travels: opt for an individual guided tour from a reputable provider. We did not feel that this tour was worth what we had paid and this was not due to the weather - we're realistic, highly experienced travelers

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