Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

San Jose, Central Valley (1772)


The full-day combo tour of the Arenal Volcano includes a guided tour of the volcano, a lunch break, and a dinner at a local restaurant. This tour is perfect for those who want to see the volcano up close and learn about its history and geology. The tour is also great for those who want to enjoy a delicious meal and relax in a beautiful setting.


Tour Duration: 840 min

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

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.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner at no additional cost

  • Coffee or Tea with local snacks
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most San Jose area hotels)

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Services not specified

Points Of Interest

  • 20 minutes: Discover several 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. Then drive 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 (coffee degustation will be provided in a rustic restaurant later on).
  • 15 minutes: Continue your tour with a stop at the famous La Paz Waterfall, one of the most famous natural attractions in Costa Rica. At this attraction, you will be able to admire the pristine Rainforest environment that surrounds the waterfall, and you will have the chance to take pictures of it for a few minutes.
  • 30 minutes: 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 bird’s gallery that includes several species of hummingbirds. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee while admiring the amazing waterfall, accompanied by traditional local snacks that Costa Rican people normally eat with their coffee.
  • 10 minutes: 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.
  • 120 minutes: Following you will savor a hearty lunch of authentic Costa Rican Cuisine in a restaurant near the impressive 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.
  • 120 minutes: 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.

Additional Information

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms