Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day tour from San Jose

Day Trips & Excursions in Costa Rica
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Tour description

Explore the Arenal Volcano area and many other interesting attractions on this full-day tour. Travel on a more scenic route to Arenal than the traditional highway and enjoy beautiful views of plantations, waterfalls, rainforest jungles, wildlife and rustic towns. Learn about the coffee of Costa Rica and its traditional snacks. Relax for a few hours in the thermal mineral hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano. Lunch and dinner are included on this trip.

Travel to the Arenal Volcano area, the most popular touristic region of Costa Rica and enjoy many of the beauties of the country on this full-day trip. Your tour starts in the morning when you are picked up from your hotel in the San Jose area in an air conditioned vehicle and you will then travel to Arenal on an alternative route that is more scenic than the regular highway to this popular destination.On the way to Arenal you will stop in a plantation where you will learn about coffee of Costa Rica, here you will be able to observe the coffee plants and see the workers picking the ripe cherries during the harvest season. Your guide will share information of this important product to the local economy and you will be able to taste a freshly brewed cup of some of the best coffee in the world accompanied by traditional snacks that local Costa Ricans normally eat with coffee.Continuing with the tour you will stop at the famous La Paz Waterfall, where you will be able to take pictures of this popular attraction. Later on you will stop at the San Fernando Waterfall look-out point, where you will also have the chance to take pictures of this beautiful attraction and observe many exotic birds of Costa Rica at the birds’ gallery; it is very common to see toucans, hummingbirds and many other colorful tropical species. Following you will stop at the iguana’s center, a place where you will see lots of iguanas at eye level resting on the top of numerous trees.  Following you will arrive at the Town of La Fortuna, where you will savor a delicious Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located at the base of the impressive Arenal Volcano. After lunch you will visit various points around the volcano to take pictures of this amazing mountain on clear days, and you will then travel to the beautiful Paradise Hot Springs Resort, a place where you will be able to relax for a few hours in the multiple hot springs pools surrounded by lush tropical gardens. This hot springs facility is one of the best in the Arenal area and provides the perfect environment to relax in thermal mineral water pools, jacuzzis and cascading waterfalls. After enjoying of the relaxing hot springs you will go to a local typical restaurant to have a delicious Costa Rican dinner and then will be taken back to your hotel in the San Jose area.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee Degustation with local snacks
  • Visits to La Paz Waterfall, San Fernando Waterfall, exotic bird’s gallery, coffee plantation and iguanas center.
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified