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Day Trip from San Jose to Arenal Hanging Bridges & Tabacon Hot Springs Resort

    What to Expect
    Located north of Costa Rica, is the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands of thousands of tourists for its permanent, extraordinary volcanic activity that on clear nights resemble pyrotechnic games with intermittent explosions of ash and lava. Our tour begins when our guide pick you up at the lobby of your Hotel and move to the northern part of the country, being unavoidable to make a brief stop in the famous town of Sarchi, internationally known for its laborious artisans who give Sarchi renown as the cradle of the Costa Rican Crafts.

    Following our trip we will pass through plantations of various agricultural products, ornamental plants, cattle farms, until we reach the town of La Fortuna to have lunch in a cozy restaurant just in front of the Volcano. This excellent location allows us from very early, to have the best view waiting for the Volcano to please the visitors.  After lunch, we will visit Mistico Park.  

    At  Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, the junction between the two types of ecosystems forming a transitional vegetation strip with high biodiversity occurred. In this forest we can observe both highland bird species, like bellbirds and species of trees like yema huevo, cirri and pilón. We can also see lowland species like toucans and Crested guans, and trees like caobilla, fruta dorada and maquenque. 

    The treetop is a diverse and almost unknown environment to science; it is a space that offers a completely different perspective than the one seen from the ground, with various species of epiphytic plants, birds and butterflies.

    One of the advantages of walking on Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park compared to walking on the ground is that it allows to observe more species, more closely. It also allows appreciating the shape of trees, flowers and vegetable structures that emerge above the canopy.

    Finally, we will rest in one of the best hot springs in the area, where you can optionally have the oportunity to have a massage or spa treatment booked in advance. To close with a gold pin, an excellent dinner will be served, always with the best view of the Arenal volcano to not miss a single opportunity to observe its possible explosions of incandescent lights. After dinner we will return to San Jose. 

    Tour includes: Bilingual tour guide, comfortable transportation, bottled water, buffet lunch and dinner and entrance fees. 

    Daily departure time - 7:00 am aprox depending of your hotel location (Pick up and drop off from all major Hotels in San Jose, Alajuela and Heredia provinces. 

    Drop off time : 9:00 pm aprox. 

    Personalized service & small groups
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San Jose downtown hotels
    Alajuela province hotels
    Heredia province hotels
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Lobby of the Hotel
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Dinner - Buffet dinner
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Gratuities (recommendedl)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Destiny Travel Costa Rica
    29 reviews
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    Great site to visit, but take an Uber
    We had a wonderful visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica.
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    Great experience
    Absolutely loved this experience. Guide was knowledgeable and we got to see four baby sloths up close as they
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Amazing and Intimate tour!
    This is a must do in Costa Rica! Our day started on a river cruise in which we saw: sloths, monkeys, birds,
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    Tammie H
    Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
    Day trip with Oscar
    This was such an amazing trip. We ended up being just us and our amazing tour guide Oscar. Although we to wait to
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    Great Experience
    Was a great way to escape the city and visit the natural wildlife of Costa Rica. The tour I had felt like a
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Personalized tour company
    We did a ton of research of different tour companies and chose Destiny because of the types of tours they offered,
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    Gary W
    Don't let the "rainy season" scare you away
    We were apprehensive about going to Costa Rica in the rainy season but came to find it is a great time to visit.
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    Sequim, Washington
    A beautiful refuge for orphan animals snd amazing Waterfalls
    My granddaughter and I took this tour to the La Paz waterfall and gardens, we saw unusual Orchids, and an area
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    Shari E
    What a great way to spend the day. The hummingbirds, butterflies, sloths and monkeys and the breathtaking
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    Highly recommend this tour!!
    I had originally booked the Irazu tour, and that one had to be cancelled the day before, so they arranged for me
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    Alana P
    Toucan Rescue Ranch
    This was a great tour! We loved seeing the baby sloths and learning more about them. Highly recommend this tour
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    La paz
    La Paz water gardens is gorgeous our guide was very informative and courteous. lunch was very good ,all animals
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    Toronto, Canada
    Great outing!
    We were picked up at the hotel on time and traveled inside an air-conditioned bus. There were only 6 of us so we
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    Athens, Georgia
    Fantastic tour!
    I've never booked an official tour before--I typically like to explore on my own, but I can't emphasize enough how
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    Jamie M
    Better than expected!
    Really enjoyed all the animals, waterfalls, and food. Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Highly recommend!
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    Key Details
    • Destiny Travel Costa Rica
    • Duration: 13h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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