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Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs - Half Day provided by Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs - Half Day

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs - Half Day
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take a guided walk through the famous Arenal Volcano National Park up to the 1992 lava flow rocks learning about volcanic activity and natural history. Witness a breathtaking view of Lake Arenal and the Tilaran mountain range. Observe different wildlife, trees and plants along the way. Visit a 400 year old Ceiba tree.  Relax in the therapeutic natural hot spring waters of the Tabacon River. Includes: Transportation, park entrance, guide, fruit, snacks and refreshments. Level of difficulty: Easy Duration: Half day
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • You will love our personalized guided tour through Arenal Volcano National Park followed by a relaxing stop in the spa waters of the Tabacon river.  You will be picked up at 7:15 am for the morning tour or 1:30 pm for the afternoon sunset tour from your hotel, if it is in the vicinity of La Fortuna, or from our office.  The drive to the Arenal Volcano National Park takes about 30 minutes passing along the impressive north side of the cone shaped Arenal Volcano where you can stop for photos.  Once at the park, your guide will take you to the 1992 lava rock flow where there is a beautiful close up view of the volcano, Lake Arenal and the Tilaran Mountain Range. Next, you will be guided through the park's loop trail in tropical rain forest to a gigantic 400 year old Ceiba tree.  Your professional guide will point out all the exotic flowers, plants, birds and wildlife that you see on your walk as well as give you an informed understanding of Costa Rican natural history, volcanology and the Arenal Volcano itself. You will be provided with fresh tropical fruits, snacks and beverages.  To top things off, you will also visit the Tabacon River, famous for its hot therapeutic waters, for a relaxing dip and a great finish of your day with us.  All our tours are small and personalized or private to provide you with outstanding customer service and to best preserve the natural environment.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will love our personalized guided tour through Arenal Volcano National Park followed by a relaxing stop in the spa waters of the Tabacon river.  You will be picked up at 7:15 am for the morning tour or 1:30 pm for the afternoon sunset tour from your hotel, if it is in the vicinity of La Fortuna, or from our office.  The drive to the Arenal Volcano National Park takes about 30 minutes passing along the impressive north side of the cone shaped Arenal Volcano where you can stop for photos.  Once at the park, your guide will take you to the 1992 lava rock flow where there is a beautiful close up view of the volcano, Lake Arenal and the Tilaran Mountain Range. Next, you will be guided through the park's loop trail in tropical rain forest to a gigantic 400 year old Ceiba tree.  Your professional guide will point out all the exotic flowers, plants, birds and wildlife that you see on your walk as well as give you an informed understanding of Costa Rican natural history, volcanology and the Arenal Volcano itself. You will be provided with fresh tropical fruits, snacks and beverages.  To top things off, you will also visit the Tabacon River, famous for its hot therapeutic waters, for a relaxing dip and a great finish of your day with us.  All our tours are small and personalized or private to provide you with outstanding customer service and to best preserve the natural environment.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47194P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
  • Small personlised tour
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if in the vicinity)
  • Fruits
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Light refreshments
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • • 7:15 am pick-up for morning tour • 1:30 pm pick-up for sunset tour • Choose your own pick-up time
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela Departure Point: • Your hotel if it is near La Fortuna or along the way to the tour • Our office Dates: See Availability
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to Bring
  • Good hiking shoes or running shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit/swim trunks
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Medication
  • Please advise us of any specific dietary requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional local guide
  • Small personlised tour
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if in the vicinity)
  • Fruits
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Light refreshments
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • • 7:15 am pick-up for morning tour • 1:30 pm pick-up for sunset tour • Choose your own pick-up time
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela Departure Point: • Your hotel if it is near La Fortuna or along the way to the tour • Our office Dates: See Availability
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to Bring
  • Good hiking shoes or running shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit/swim trunks
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Medication
  • Please advise us of any specific dietary requirements
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

4.5
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Rajesh M
Raleigh, NC16 contributions
Dec 2019
The hotel pick up was 1 hour late. The guide seemed to be a last minute replacement for their regular guide. He didnt know what was included in the tour. I've to show him what is included and what is not. Still he skipped a few of the included stops on the tour. I'm not satisfied with this company.
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luana S
12 contributions
Nov 2019
I went on the half-day tour with my mother. Despite of the little downpour, Andres was super passionate about his environment, country and everything else he showed us. Learned a lot about costarican fauna and the dip in the hot river came just right - what a magical place! Thanks for everything!
Written 6 November 2019
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Chri S
4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Diana picked us up on time and we visited the Arenal Volcano National Park quite early. We saw many different plants and trees and animals. Many birds and a whole herd of anteaters were among them. Diana was a very good, friendly guide who designed the tour in a personal way. Also the visit of the Hot Springs was an experience. Thanks a lot to Diana!
Eva and Christian
Written 12 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
You are welcome and thank you for sharing your experience! I loved the day that we shared together hiking the base of the Arenal Volcano where we saw a lot of great curassows, coatis, Montezuma oropendolas, eyelash pit viper among other creatures and plants in the tropical rain forest. The icing on the cake of this tour is the stop at the hot spring river called Tabacon, or locally called Chollin, where we relaxed after the volcano walk sharing stories and laughs. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 9 February 2019
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Melina
Sao Paulo, SP18 contributions
We had Andres as our tour guide. He was very patient and helpful. He explained everything we asked about, stopped when we needed. It was very educational. The thermal waters where amazing! We had a great afternoon! He later took the time to recommend places to eat and to hang out! Thank you!
Written 29 December 2018
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You are welcome and thank you too for choosing us to be your guides. We always give our 100% and more to give you a memorable experience. We are happy you liked it. PURA VIDA, Diana
Written 20 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

atx518
Austin, TX53 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
A group of 7 of us booked a morning tour of Arenal and the Hot Springs. Ahndres was our guide. He picked us up on time at our hotel in a nice clean van. We were the second group to arrive at the park so it almost felt like having the place to ourselves. Ahndres was very knowledgable about not only the Rain Forest but the ecology of Costa Rica in general. You can sense his passion for the environment and his desire to teach others about the natural resources we can take for granted. We had a great time with him and we would highly recommend this tour.

We had to leave Arenal later that afternoon, but next time we will take him up on his offer for the rafting.

Pura Vida!
Written 3 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Dinghy Expeditions Outfitter Mountains Rivers and Coasts - Day Tours
ssuknasky
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Would totally do it again!
I had a blast! The guide was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and funny. He even tried to tip our raft a few times(wi
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So much fun!
Came to Costa Rica on a school trip, and white water rafting was by far my favorite activity. The route was beautif
ryanpmccarthy
ryanpmccarthy
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Best day of the vacation
Exhilaratingly fun and a great educational experience on the rain forest and life of Costa Rica. Felt very safe the
chel c
chel c
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Loved it
Loved it! Our guide was fun, friendly and super informative about different facts regarding nature in Costa Rica an
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Great White Water Rafting Experience!
I had such a great time white water rafting with Dinghy Expeditions. Our guide was super friendly and fun while mak
CharlesR1350
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Best raft company in the region
Had a great day...the guides are the sweatest people out there...small warm company that takes care of their client
Northernboy62
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WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!!
Spending the day on the Sarapiqui River with Andre's excellent guidance and July in the safety kayak and taking pho
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Safari Float
Close friends of mine, all adults and one young child, took a safari float tour with Dinghy Expeditions while in La
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AMAZING PEOPLE AMAZING RIVER
We had such a very special adventure guided by the incredible Diana, by the end we all felt a strong bond and had l
Jyotsna T
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Incredible water rafting experience
This was our best family vacation ever. Major highlight of our CostaRica trip was water rafting on Sarapiqui River.
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Highlight of our trip
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Sportymel
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Amazing day out
I have done a lot of rafting and this was my favourite. The rapids we did weren't that big but the guides made the
vwong0107
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A Must Do!!!
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Best rafting experience ever
I’ve done several guided rafting trips. The majority in Idaho on some good rivers but this by far was one of the be
justinelphillipson
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So Much Fun
This is a must-do! The instructors were great, and they had stops for snacks and swimming. Wear sunscreen!
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