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Poas Volcano & Arenal Volcano Tours Costa Rica
Caravan Tours conducts all inclusive, fully guided Costa Rica tours that include Costa Rica volcano tours of Poas Volcano and Arenal Volcano, two of the world’s most active volcanoes and most popular destinations in Costa Rica!
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Costa Rica Poas Volcano Facts
Located just an hour and a half from San Jose Costa Rica, Poas Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcan Poas) is one of Costa Rica’s most established parks and home to the country’s most famous, and perhaps most visited active volcanoes.
At nearly 8,900 feet above sea level, Poas Volcano is breathtaking to behold and easily accessible, with a lookout just 300 feet from the crater rim. The best time to visit Poas Volcano is in the morning (before the clouds roll in) anytime during the dry season between late December and April.
Here are some other interesting Poas Volcano facts:
- Poas Volcano crater is nearly a mile wide!
- The crater lake is filled with hot, very acidic, molten sulfur
- It is the world’s largest, most acidic volcanic lake
- The crater is also nearly 1000 feet deep
- Frequent erupting geysers can reach up to 800+ feet high
- Is considered the largest active volcano in the world
- Is surrounded by numerous fumaroles
- Poas Volcano has 2 summit crater lakes
- Botos Crater Lake, is filled with cold, jade colored, rain-fed water
- Botos Lake is surrounded by cloud forests
Lush tropical rainforests are found at lower levels around Poas Volcano, which is also home to unique cloud forests (including nearby Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail) plus dwarfed, stunted forests and ferns found at higher levels.
Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Facts
Boasting a perfect stratovolcano cone shape, Arenal Volcano is a fairly young volcano (less than 7500 years old) and is located within Arenal Volcano National Park less than 10 miles from La Fortuna Costa Rica.
Here are some other interesting Arenal Volcano facts:
- Arenal Volcano stands at 5400 feet above sea level
- It last erupted in July 1968
- It has been active for over 45 years
- It is on the list of the world’s 10 most active volcanoes
- Arenal Volcano still occasionally emits soft flowing lava
- Volcanic activity has been decreasing since 2010
- It is surrounded by natural volcanic hot springs
Near Arenal Volcano is Lake Arenal, the largest land-locked lake in Costa Rica and one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Arenal hanging bridges is also a popular attraction.
Book Your Costa Rica Tour with Caravan
Caravan’s all inclusive Costa Rica tours include visits to Poas Volcano near San Jose and Arenal Volcano near La Fortuna Costa Rica.
Caravan Tours is one of North America’s most successful and respected tour companies and since 1952 has provided fully guided all inclusive tours to destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, including Costa Rica tours.
To learn more about Caravan’s guided Costa Rica tour including visits to both Poas and Arenal volcanoes, or to make reservations now, please contact our Caravan tour experts.
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
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Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
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