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Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

  • 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
Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
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Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
From US$120.00
A guided tour enriches your experience in Rincon de la Vieja National Park by providing information about the park’s plant and animal life and expert navigation down the pothole-ridden roads between the Guanacaste coast and the rainforest. Plus, this tour offers a stress-free way to visit one of Costa Rica’s must-see destinations from Tamarindo area beaches in just one day.
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.
Reviews (52)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Tour Guide and Service Exceed our Expectations!

We were very lucky to get Pablito as our Tour Guide. He was awesome. Super knowledgeable and great with our kids- always looking for animals for them. During the entire hiking tour, he kept sharing his knowledge of the animals, plants, and volcano itself. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Good Tour Guides and Service

Marvin and Luis were fantastic tour guides. The hiking was very enjoyable but because of the closure of the summit trail and the drought conditions in the area we didn’t get to see as much as we had hoped for. The waterfall and mud bath...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A lot to see during a long, full day..

...which starts at 06:30 and end round 18:00. We were lucky to spot three different kinds of monkeys, lots of iguanas, birds, hummingbirds and had a good lesson about flora, fauna and geology. Buffet after the hiking, some hot springs with mud pack. And a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Manuel T
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile
Exceeded Expectations!

We had an awesome time on this tour with our guide Martin. He was very genuine and personable which made the travel interesting. Hike was beautiful, waterfall amazing, lunch delicious, and hot springs relaxing.

Thank tarag537
Reviewed February 7, 2019
Awesome excursion for first Costa Rican trip

My girlfriend and I had an awesome time on this excursion. Nelson picked us up at our hotel (Riu Palace) and took us to a small breakfast place about 35 minutes away where we met up with the rest of the group. We then went...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
January 13, 2019|
Response from NativesWayCostaRica | Property representative |
Yes we pick up there at 6:30 am !
Nancy D
September 21, 2018|
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Response from NativesWayCostaRica | Property representative |
Yes our pick up times range from 6 am to 7:30 pm and you will return between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. The hike portion is 2 hours, 30-45 minutes as Oropendola Waterfall, an hour for lunch, and over an hour at the hot springs... More