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Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

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A full day tour exploring the flora, fauna and natural wonders of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. The day consists of a moderate 2-hour hike where you will see wildlife and volcanic activity, have a visit to Oropendola Waterfall where you can swim in the blue lagoon, eat a typical Costa Rican lunch, and then relax hot springs and enjoy a volcanic mud bath.
  • Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park from the Tamarindo area in just a day
  • Guide provides value by pointing out wildlife and informing about culture
  • Learn about the plants, animals, and volcanic landscape as you hike
  • End your adventure by relaxing in hot springs and mud baths
  • Lunch and bottled water included to keep you fueled
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Tamarindo area simplifies transportation
What to Expect
Your tour begins with early morning pickup from your Tamarindo-area beach along the Guanacaste Coast. A pit stop for coffee during the 2-hour drive up to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano energizes you before you start your hike.
Upon arrival, your guide leads you through the forest of Rincon de la Vieja, pointing out animals like monkeys, wild turkeys, toucans, and more as you hike. Learn first-hand about volcanic activity as you spot mud pots and fumaroles, as well.
Then, take a short walk to Oropendola Waterfall, an off-the-beaten-path attraction often skipped by visitors. Spend time swimming and admiring the falls before sitting down for lunch at a local restaurant.
Next, continue to the natural hot springs at Rio Negro. Relax in thermal waters and take a mud bath to wind down.
Tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Please note: Walking shoes, comfortable clothes, swimsuit, towel, bug repellent, sunscreen, and change of clothes are recommended.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a group of 4 adults ranging in age from 54 – 65 years old and travelled to Costa Rica in July 2019. We booked the Volcano Rincon de la Vieja National Park - Hike & Hot Springs Combo combo tour through Viator Tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paulette H
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Today my wife and I went on this trip lead by a guide named Martin - he's a great guide and very friendly. After we got picked up from the Riu hotel we first went on the hike in the dry forest - it was...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2019

The guide was so knowledgeable about flora and fauna of the area. We saw howler monkeys, anteaters, lizards, coral snakes, bullet ants, etc. They made sure we were happy and comfortable throughout the day. Awesome adventure...would definitely do it again!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SarahEMiller
Reviewed June 16, 2019

Super fun and adventurous day hiking the Ricon de la Vieja, hiking to a beautiful waterfall and going to a hot springs/ mud bath. Our guide, Eric, was AMAZING and so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about CR and all of the plant life and native species...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank travelingweho
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Booked a tour of Rincon de la Vieja through Native's Way and it was fantastic. Marteen was our tour guide and he was absolutely phenomenal. I learned a lot about the place through him, plus he was entertaining on the 2-hour drive up there. He...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank joshpgreen2
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April 14, 2019|
Response from NativesWayCostaRica | Property representative |
Hola! Yes we pick up there at 7:30 am!
February 26, 2019|
Response from NativesWayCostaRica | Property representative |
It is 3.5 kilometers over a span of 2 hours more or less with many stops viewing and giving information of the local wildlife and volcanic activity. It is a fairly easy hike with a little incline, and some areas where the... More
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