Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour With Lunch And Dinner - San Jose

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  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM 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.
  • Departure Details :
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • 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.


Explore several attractions and sites on this full-day Arenal volcano Combo Tour from San jose. Enjoy views of waterfalls, volcanoes, rainforests, plantations, and wildlife on the way to Arenal. Learn about Costa Rican Coffee and food; taste some of the best coffee in the world and Costa Rican authentic cuisine. Do zip lining & rappelling in the rainforest and learn about the indigenous culture of Costa Rica. Relax in the thermal mineral waters of the Arenal Hot Springs at the base of the volcano, near the town of La Fortuna. Lunch and dinner are included.


Lunch included

Dinner included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

See native wildlife in their natural environment

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Discover several of the beauties of Costa Rica in a single day on this Arenal volcano Mega Combo Tour. You will be picked up in the morning from your San jose Hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, and thendrive along the less-traveled scenic route to Arenal, with great views of volcanoes, plantations, waterfalls, jungles and local towns.

En route to Arenal, stop in a coffee plantation where your guide will show you the coffee plants and will give you a briefing about coffee in Costa Rica and savor a cup of some of the best coffee in the world. Later on, you will stop at the famous La paz waterfall for a few minutes to take pictures; and shortly after another stop will be made at the San Fernando Waterfall look-out point, where you can take pictures of this natural wonder and admire the exotic birds gallery that includes several species of hummingbirds. The next stop will be at the Iguanas Center, where you will be able to see several of these rainforest animals at eye level in their natural habitat from a bridge viewing point, and you will also go to a place nearby where sloths are normally observed in the wild.

Following you will savor a hearty lunch of authentic Costa Rican Cuisine in a restaurant at the base of Arenal Volcano. Then, explore the Rainforest Jungles on a two-hour zip lining adventure that includes a total of 9 cables, a 150 feet high rappel line over the Arenal River and a short indigenous tribe presentation where you will learn about the culture and traditions of the Maleku People of this region.

Continue this perfect day of adventure and sightseeing by relaxing for a couple of hours at the thermal mineral waters of Paradise Hot Springs and Gardens, where you will find small pools, Jacuzzis and cascading waterfalls on larger lagoons, all surrounded by the most beautiful tropical gardens. After soaking in the hot springs, you will head back to your San Jose Hotel and will have a delicious dinner in a Costa Rican typical restaurant on route.

After approximately 15 hours its time to go back to your San Jose Hotel.


Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)

Professional Bilingual Guide



Coffee Degustation

Coffee and/or Tea

Entrance fees

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Services not specified

Additional Info

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

If the zip lining tour has to be canceled due to any reason (weather, maintenance, etc.) it would be replaced with a walk through the rainforest

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

Most travelers can participate

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 its 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 doesnt apply because the cost of the dinner will cover for the drop off charge.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Dec-2019

    Great service from alex blanco and i appreciate him making us safe wirh those crazy cliffs on the edge going up the mountain. I also would like to thank the zip line crew for making sure i was ok even after being stuck 3 times do to my own faults lol... overall i love it

  • 02-Dec-2019

    Okay ! Honest opinion from an unbiased reviewer lol. This trip was definitely an adventure!! We were picked up from a hotel at 6:30am and headed to the rainforest. We stopped a few times for sightseeing along the way. The drive was LONG. Super long. Luckily we were traveling with some funny people that kept it entertaining. We stopped in a tree house for a snack and saw some toucans. We stopped for lunch, drove by the volcano so you didn’t really stop and get to see it but we really didn’t care. We were pretty much ready to get to the rainforest. Zip lining was great but be mindful the rainforest is extremely unpredictable so BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES!!!! and walking shoes !!! Preferably hiking shoes. It was POURING raining when my group zip lined and there was mud everywhere on the line but that was fine. It made it more of a Costa Rican rainforest adventure I guess you can say. After this we headed to the thermal spa which was in my opinion the highlight of the trip as there was a bar in the water and we got to clean up in the showers. After this we headed to dinner which was a 2 hour drive. After we ate we had another hour and half drive back to our hotels. All in all I would definitely recommend this trip if you have a FULL day open. We left at 6:30a from our hotels and returned around 10pm! So it was a LONG long day ! Great guide though!

  • 18-Nov-2019

    An outstanding day of activities led by our awesome guide, Henan Sandi! Though it started early in the day, he was energized and ready to take our small group of 7 on the adventure. The schedule as advertised was pretty accurate though, as a local resident, Hernan was able to add some personal touches and stops that made it even better. The pace was excellent and we never felt rushed to get through anything.

    Naturally, all of these tours take you to places where you're given opportunities to purchase items from the vendors but we never felt pressured to do so. He was very generous in providing samples of foods and drinks as we went along. Meals were individualized with each participant having a variety to choose from to accommodate their personal taste.

    We consider the experience well worth the value of the price. From the tours, ziplines, and the hot-springs spa, there is no way we could have done it all on our own as economically. (NOTE: Don't forget to bring your bathing suit to fully enjoy the spa!)

  • 14-Oct-2019

    This was the most expensive excursion my friend and I did while in Costa Rica, but it was worth every penny! Our guide, Herman, was so knowledgable and kind. On the way up to La Fortuna, we stopped to try coffee, sweet water, and cheese tortillas--not to be confused with cheese quesadillas! We also stopped at lookout points, at waterfalls, and to see iguanas! Once in La Fortuna, we went ziplining and to the hot springs. Unfortunately, the zip-lining tour was ended halfway through due to extreme lightening. The tour will still go in rain, but lightening is too dangerous. But, the cold rain just made the hot springs all the more enjoyable afterwards! We got to spend ~2 hours relaxing there, sipping delicious piña coladas--you *must* try one!--and looking out at Arenal Volcano.

    Although we did a ton on the trip, we never felt rushed or hurried. Herman was incredibly patient, allowing us to truly enjoy and soak in each location that we stopped at. We signed up for the tour in English, but he also took the time to do the tour in Spanish, as we told him we were trying to learn and improve in the language. Beyond the planned tour, it was clear that he is very knowledgable and passionate about the environment, and he was able to explain a lot about the unique ecosystems of Costa Rica to us.

    Overall, this tour is wonderful. The drive is beautiful, the ziplining is incredible, and the hot springs are so relaxing. This is a great way to get out of San José for a day, and it's the perfect mix of adventure and R and R!

  • 14-Oct-2019

    We had awesome weather which was lucky during rainy season. The DOKU coffee stop was beautiful but no info on coffee plantation. OK lunch but eaten just before zip lining- not a good combo- should have
    zip lined before heavy lunch. Also our guide Hernan- seemed to be doing his personal errands- we stopped at the bank, he bought bananas and pineapples at stops that were not tour stops. The tour was still awesome because Costa Rica is awesome! Guide had no information on areas we were seeing.

  • 06-Sep-2019

    Juan Manuel was fantastic. Great English skills and very easy to understand. He was extremely informative throughout our journey with interesting details and impressive command of facts/dates of Costa Rican history, sprinkled with some humor. He was informative but not overly intrusive during the long drives, allowing you time to rest and nap, if you prefer.

    We were lucky as we spotted several sloths along the way (Juan was fantastic at this), as well as our travel companion Rolandito Cubano. The weather was good and we were able to see all of Arenal volcano and two of the waterfalls fully, as the fog dissapated for a bit. Wrapping up the day at the resort hot springs was great and the two hours they provided was just right, more than adequate time. Lunch and dinner at local roadside Sodas were authentic and quite tasty.

    Do yourself a favor: BOOK THIS TRIP AND REQUEST JUAN (And don't get him started on Uber's world domination) ;-)

  • 19-Aug-2019

    The tour started a bit late due to the infamous Costa Rica traffic. Our driver, Juan did a good job keeping in touch with us and soon we were on our way. The "Full Day" excursion had several stops that made it enjoyable. Our favorites were the coffee tasting, zip lining and the hot spas. Juan did a great job of navigation around the traffic and gave us some interesting facts along the way. Be prepared for a long day due to the long traffic jams along the way from one experience to the other. My wife and I did thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who is crunched for time in Costa Rica and is willing to cram in as many things in one day to see it all. Thank you Juan for your great hospitality and great driving!

  • 12-Aug-2019

    JuanManuel was our guide very informative, very respectful, patient, overall very sincere. He also explained everything in English pretty well where my son understood everything. The van that picked us very clean, all seat belts worked, air conditioning. We did have time limits to our stops so we could get to all our destinations on time. But had enough time to take pictures and bathroom breaks. All food was excellent, large portions served. I would highly recommend this tour!

  • 02-Aug-2019

    Our tour guide , Alex , was amazing. Very informative and thoughtful. Very attentive. Long day, but you get to see the county.

    Thank you

    Mogollon family
    Pura Vida

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Juan our tour guide was superb...very informative and patient..he knows the spot where the sloths can be spotted..maybe the highlight of our trip...the food was very good

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