San Jose

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

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Arenal Volcano Mega Combo Tour

From USD 169.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 14 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


In just one day, it’s possible to visit top Costa Rica attractions like Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, and Arenal Hot Springs when you book this guided tour from San Jose. All-inclusive private transport smooths over otherwise tricky transportation logistics, and your guide keeps you well entertained and informed as you explore. This tour includes all entrance fees plus two meals, adding up to a great value.
  • See top Costa Rica attractions from San Jose in a day—great for a short trip
  • Learning about the rain forest is made fun on a zipline course
  • Guide shares information and leads you every step of the way
  • Avoid the hassle of public transit or navigation with included transport

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Services not specified

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • San José
    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.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

La Casa del Café

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

La Paz Waterfall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Centro Turístico Las Iguanas

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Go Adventure Arenal Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Paradise Hot Springs

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Our Tour guide Harlem/Harlum was amazing. He was very informative and made sure we didn't feel rushed at the stops. I would highly recommend this tour. The views are amazing ..oh and we got lucky and was able to get a clear picture of the volcano which we were told doesn't happen often. The tour is all day and worth every penny. The food we had for lunch and dinner was amazing at both locations not to mention the fresh juice.


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We wouldn’t recommended,
Tracy_N, Sept 2023
It was a long rough ride , the meals were not good . At least they should offer a cold water bottle during the trip beside . ! We wouldn’t recommended,
Amazing experience
AliSa_A, Sept 2023
Absolutely 100% one of the best tours we ever had. Driving in the scenery road, the waterfalls, the food, the knowledgeable guide, wold animals and birds, the zip lining, and the hot springs, all were mesmerizing and amazing. It is a highly recommended tour.
The whole tour was...
Kirsten_R, Sept 2023
The whole tour was amazing but especially the zip-lining! Our guide was so personable and knowledgeable, too.
Great tour of the countryside & awesome zipline!
Melissa_J, Aug 2023
Fernando our tour guide/driver was great! He made the tour fun. It was nice seeing the country side. Food was good . This is a long tour so be prepared to be out for hours. We added on the zipline and it was awesome going through the jungle high up in the air. Others did the natural springs. We arrived at the springs afterwards to see that it’s a bunch of pools at a resort. Not what we thought so definitely add on the zipline.
Our Tour guide Harlem/Harlum was amazing. He was very informative and made sure we didn't feel rushed at the stops. I would highly recommend this tour. The views are amazing ..oh and we got lucky and was able to get a clear picture of the volcano which we were told doesn't happen often. The tour is all day and worth every penny. The food we had for lunch and dinner was amazing at both locations not to mention the fresh juice.
Great experience
Ernika_V, Aug 2023
This was a great experience, I felt like I truly saw Costa Rica and experienced more than what the city has to offer. Sites were beautiful! Would definitely recommend this and yes it is actually a full day so bring a change of clothes.
This was a great...
Janet_C, Aug 2023
This was a great experience the food was great and the zip lining experience was definitely something someone should try overall. Hott Springs was definitely needed after the zipline. It was a long excursion so be ready to be there all day you’ll prob get back to your hotel by 8:30 or 9:00pm
A full and great day
Beth_P, Aug 2023
Harlan was very attentive and went out of his way to make sure that we learned a lot and had many fun experiences- some of which aren’t even listed on the description. We spent most of our week on the coast and had only one day to see Arenal and the hot springs. We were able to do that and much more. It’s a long day, but if you are up for it, it’s basically 3 tours in one. Will was a great driver. The bus could have been more comfortable, but it did get the job done. If you get car sick easily, you might consider a remedy because some of the long ride is over curvy mountain roads.
A day full of adventure
Violeine_S, July 2023
I had an amazing time. It was a day full of adventures. Juan Prado was a welcoming, attentive, and wonderful tour guide.
A great experience
Syed_H, July 2023
Our tour guide Harlem was great and very informative. Even though our tour bus broke down the tour company sent us a replacement bus Farley quickly (1.5 hours) we were still able to do all our tours. Overall a great experience.
Well rounded experience
Shama_P, July 2023
It was a packed day filled with all the things you would want to do while in Costa Rica and great food!
Great variety of stops and the best guide!
Kiersten_W, July 2023
This is one of the best tours we have ever taken. Our guide Harlem was so knowledgeable and entertaining. Warren was an excellent driver who made the ride as smooth as possible. The highlight of the trip for me was seeing nine sloths, including two babies. This probably isn’t typical on this trip, we may have just gotten very lucky, but Harlem and Warren were great at spotting wildlife. Zip lining was great, but all of the stops on the way gave us a real taste of Costa Rica. It was great to have the drive there broken up by so many unique stops.
Pamya_F, July 2023
Best tour ever! Our tour guide, Harlem, made sure our experience was AMAZING!!!! Just book it, you will not regret it!
What a day!
Sam_G, July 2023
Jam packed with fun, knowledge, food, waterfalls, zip lining, coffee, snacks, lunch, dinner, etc. Fernando was great! Just an incredible experience you won’t regret it!
Marvelous one day tour
Tawny_W, July 2023
Zip lining was great! It was long and fast enough. We loved stopping and seeing so many things. Hot springs with the vegetation and different temperature pools was very enjoyable. Our guide, Harlem, was super informative and was great! We had enough time at the different spots and loved our day!
Best Zip Line tour - Don’t miss
Joel_E, June 2023
I didn’t realize I hadn’t reviewed! You do not want to skip this Zipline adventure. Nothing better than Zipping through the Rain Forest. L
Full day
Steve_H, May 2023
Driver was great, food was great, stops were great. It was a full trip from start to finish. Beautiful scenery along the drive.
Lauren_W, Apr 2023
Our tour guide juan was incredible and the day was packed with fun events! Not a dull moment and you felt like you got to see a lot.
long tiring and low class
Robert_B, Apr 2023
I have not been on Costa Rica tours before, however I have traveled pretty much around the world. The tour guide was knowledgeable, the van that we rode in had lots of issues. The seating was cramped to say the least... worse than airlines. Suspension put my head in the roof every bump and there were tons of them. meals were mediocre at best. And the hot springs ended up being a hotel pool that they said came from the hot springs.
zipline and rappel heaven
Elizabeth_T, Apr 2023
the ziplining and rappelling was epic this was the highlight of the trip. we got a bit sick from the food but the tour guide was phenomenal highly recommend Fernando and the adventure was so fun def do this tour

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