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Gray Line One Day Tour: Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

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Address: 500m North from the Best Western Irazu Hotel, San Jose P.O. Box 72-1017 La Uruca, Costa Rica
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+506 2220 2126
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It is no coincidence that the Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs is one of...

It is no coincidence that the Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs is one of the most popular tours in the country; visiting the most active volcano in Costa Rica and relaxing in its hot springs is an unforgettable experience!En route towards Arenal, you will pass by the picturesque town of La Fortuna and, in a clear day, you will have the opportunity to admire this majestic colossus. You may also have the chance to witness a small eruption, causing red lava to pour down the mountain and clouds of smoke and ash to fly into the sky. At night, the spectacle is like a magnificent display of fireworks. At the nearby thermal hot springs you will be able to relax in naturally heated Jacuzzis charged with healthy minerals, or you may take advantage of the resort’s additional services such as Tabacón’s award winning spa.

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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
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Amazing must do tour

This is an all day tour. The tour guide Jorge was great! I think it is the best volcano tour because the view of the volcanos always depend on weather( the clouds can cover the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an all day tour. The tour guide Jorge was great! I think it is the best volcano tour because the view of the volcanos always depend on weather( the clouds can cover the top or crater even in the dry season if a cold front come in. Like it did on our tour) but on this tour you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Guide was hour late picking me up . Was dictorial with dealing with Customers. Had issue at hot springs he offered no support or sympathy for situation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Definitely a long day, as I read in previous reviews. But, I was told these were must-see locations, so I went for it - and it seems everyone else on vacation to CR did so as well! It was very busy, with multiple tour groups. I am thankful to have gone, but if you have the means I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The only drawback of this tour is that you leave and return to San Jose during peak traffic hour. Other than that, the coffee plantation, and especially the visit to the volcano are spectacular. On the other hand, the tour was a little oversold with their advertising of a "delicious breakfast" at the coffee plantation that was no more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The tour guide was thorough and hilarious! He kept us entertained at all times. He spoke about their culture and history as we drove through many different places. It was awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A drive circa 3 - 31/2 hours each way and on route could have fewer stops as those stops were fair only; general group commentary was to get strait to the volcano / springs. The springs were exceptional and were the highlight of the day - the dinner at Tabacon was also also solid. So overall, great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

graylines offers good prices, expériences guides, pickup at your hotel and return. there knowledge makes the tour come alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Going up to the mountain he's beautiful jungle you can have a good day to spend in nature it cost $99 to pick you up from the hotel they give you a nice lunch

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were staying close to el Centro in San Jose, so the drive to the volcano was about 2.5 to 3 hours. The actual volcano was visible from about half way down due to the could coverage. We went to a scenic look out area near by for photos. Our guide was happy to tell us as much as he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Gray Line Tours is one of the oldest tour companies in Costa Rica. It is part of the Marta Group which owns and operates several franchise hotel brands in Costa Rica. It s a good, solid firm with great service at reasonable prices.

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