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Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the wild volcanic landscapes of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on this full-day trekking tour. Set out on a moderate 3-hour hike through the jungle and keep a lookout for Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Toucans, and Coatis along the way. Pass hissing fumaroles, volcanic craters, and bubbling mud pools, then cool off with a swim beneath the Oropendola Waterfall. After re-fuelling with a delicious lunch of Costa Rican cuisine, enjoy a soothing soak in the hot springs and volcanic mud baths of Rio Negro.
  • Full-day hiking tour of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Embark on a 3-hour hike past mud pots, fumaroles and volcanic craters
  • Spot Howler and Capuchin monkeys in their natural environment
  • Swim beneath the Oropendola Waterfall
  • Tuck into a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Enjoy a soothing soak in the volcanic mud bath of Rio Negro
  • Moderate hike is suitable for all abilities
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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This activity will end right where it started.Self Drive to Adventure Park: 8:45 AM @ Hacienda Guachipelin Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 6:00 AM (please let reception or security know we are coming to pick you up) Langosta/Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM RIU Guanacaste & RIU Palace: 7:00 AM (bring copy of passport) Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 7:20 AM Playa Hermosa & Playa Panama Hotels, Condos Houses (Occidental Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo, Villas Sol, Condovac, Mangroove): 7:30 AM Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:45 AM Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood: 7:00 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer) Dreams Las Mareas 6:30 AM ($200 extra per booking, not per customer) Pick up times are an estimate.  Please be ready at the specified time but it may take us up to 20 minutes longer depending on that days pick up schedule and traffic.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise dietary information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required, if you are a solo traveler please contact us
  • If you do not need transportation, please meet us at the entrance of the National Park at 8:30 am.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Native's Way Costa Rica
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
See all safety measures taken by Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja.
What is the policy on sanitisation during Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja.

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  • "I highly recommend bringing (or buying at the top) something cool to drink in the hot pools." See review
  • "The mud bath and thermal pools were a once in a lifetime experience and we highly recommend this excursion as well as tour guide Dauly!" See review
  • "Having small groups on these trips gives one the 'private tour' experience." See review


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Great day!
, May 2022
This experience was much more than I thought. We had an amazing time. The pickup was on time. We stop at a breakfast spot, where the food was delicious. Once reaching the park, we had a sightseeing tour guided by the best tour guide, Hugo. He was personable, and knowledgeable. He walks fast…be prepared. This hike is not for the weak. But well worth every moment. I could give it all away to you but it is just one of those things you need to see yourself to believe.
Full day of adventure
, May 2022
The whole trip was great from the Volcano to the waterfall to the hot springs! There is a LOT of hiking both up and downhill so just be prepared. Our guide Santos was very personable and knowledgeable about the nature in the area.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Alejandro and Mangera...
, May 2022
Alejandro and Mangera were awesome. They took their time and made sure we had a great time and enjoyed all the spots on our tour. Alejandro taught us a lot about the volcano and Costa Rica.
Amazing experience!!!...
, May 2022
Amazing experience!!! Jumped off into a waterfall, and our tour guide was great. Lots of water and breaks provided.
Cow in the cattle call
, Apr. 2022
We had a nice trip once we were finally to the park. Our guide knew the park well. That’s where the good stuff ends. Getting to and from is awful. They have a meeting spot, the garden, where all of the tour need to exchange passengers. We were there over an hour for “breakfast”. The real purpose is for tour companies to exchange or pick up passengers while you wait. We had some health issues come up after a strenuous hike, which I shared with our Guide. We even decline to participate in the last stop. I told him we were having health issues and needed to get to the hotel. Instead, on the way back, we stopped one more time at the tour souvenir/restaurant. I again expressed to the tour guide that we needed to get to the hotel due to health issues. Yet, we were there for almost 2 hours. We were waiting on folks to arrive from the airport. Several times, I expressed to the guy that we needed to go. However, when the new people arrived, he took both of them to their hotels first. He went down a road that should not be traveled by cars calling it a short cut but it was in the opposite direction of our hotel. He dropped off at 2 hotels and we were last. We took the medication in the room but had to cut our vacation short and go home to be seen by a physician. Unless you want to be a cow in the cattle call, book somewhere else. No recommendation. We’ve travelled for decades and this in the WORST experience.
Fun, enjoyable and educational experience. My tour guide was knowledgable and personable.
, Apr. 2022
The hot springs and waterfall pool swim were fun. I learned quite a few things about the region and the volcano and the culture and economics of Costa Rica
WE had a great time with...
, Apr. 2022
WE had a great time with the hike around the volcano, swam under a waterfall and finished with a hot spring. Such a wonderful experience and guide Alejandro!
1 traveller found this review helpful
You see it all
, Apr. 2022
It's a you-see-it-all trip. We hiked and swam, and relaxed in hot springs. A very long day but we experienced some of the best points of interest here. The tour guide Hector was very knowledgable in Costa Rica's history, and very fun to chat with. It's highly recommended.
Awesome experience!
, Mar. 2022
The experience was awesome. Pick up was exactly as communicated. Hugo was an amazing guide. Have a more behind the scenes type tour, as he is very knowledgeable. I would recommend the tour to anyone!
The bus driver hit a dog...
, Mar. 2022
The bus driver hit a dog and may have killed it and didn’t stop on the way to the connection site. He didn’t see the dog and was driving over the lines and very fast unsafeky. Thank goodness we had a connection van for the tour itself and only had to spend from Tamarindo to the connection spot and then back home with this driver. This started off my tour in a very upsetting manner. The other driver at the connection and tour leader was great. Volcano is small but nice and the hot springs/ mud bath and waterfall are great for a swim.
, Mar. 2022
It is really nice to see and appreciate what Mother Nature has to offer and this one opportunity I couldn’t missed it
Pura Vida! Love it here in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!
, Mar. 2022
Love love the waterfalls! Freddy and Amoa were very friendly and knowledgeable about the tour, so happy to have them in our journey of getting to know Costa Rica, thank you so much!
Great day out
, Mar. 2022
The whole day was great. It was a great exercise mixed with new discoveries and lots of laughters. Totally recommended
3 travellers found this review helpful
Love the whole tour,...
, Mar. 2022
Love the whole tour, highly reccomend it. Buffet lunch was good. The waterfall is a must to swim in, cold but worth it.
I loved the trip, the...
, Mar. 2022
I loved the trip, the guide Hugo was amazing and super informative! I had so much fun, it’s very worth it!!!
Gorgeous scenery and delicious food
, Mar. 2022
There was a bit of a mix up with our pick up but the company handled it so well! There were two different resorts with similar names and our driver got confused (easy to do in a country with no addresses) but our guide was able to swing by and pick us up. Our guide shared some facts about the country on our drive and kept us informed about our progress. We stopped at a little market for coffee, snacks and souvenirs on the way there and back - a nice pick me up for a longer drive. The hike was amazing, so much to see! We were fortunate to see several spider monkeys, a sleeping sloth, an ant eater in a tree, and many more! The waterfall is indescribable, truly picturesque. The water is freezing but SO WORTH IT for the swim. After the waterfall we ate our lunch, which was a Costa Rican buffet that was one of the best meals we had on our trip. Finishing up with a mud bath and hot springs was a nice relaxing end to the tour. It was definitely busier at the hot springs but still plenty of space to spread out and have your own little area. 100% recommend this tour!
Fantastic, full day!
, Feb. 2022
What full day of fun, interesting activities. We started with a wonderful hike in a tropical forest and were very lucky to see monkeys, an anteater, toucan, green parrots, and a tapir! Our fantastic guide Hector had so much interesting info to share. Then a trip to and a dip in a beautiful waterfall and a delicious lunch. The end to the day was volcanic mud and a soak in the hot springs. This was a really good tour, we never felt rushed, learned a lot, saw a lot and had fun. Highly recommend this tour!
Loved the hot water springs and mud bath!
, Feb. 2022
Tour guide was fabulous! He had books and was great at spotting the wild life as well as sharing the names of the plants with us. The hot springs and mud bath are the best part of the tour. Be ready for a long day, bring towels, lots and lots of water (double what you think you need) and entertainment for the four hours in the car. He was an excellent driver, and got us through a number of challenging encounters. I would have liked to see more wild life but maybe that’s due to the time of year. Great time and really glad we had the experience. Would do it again! Thanks for a great experience.
The hike through the park...
, Jan. 2022
The hike through the park was a great experience, including the mud bath, swim under the waterfall. But the tour guide though experienced would get irritated when asked a question and appeared disengaged, so the 3 star rating.
1 traveller found this review helpful
we just had the worst driver ever
, Dec. 2021
Most memorable was when the driver was not paying attention and we very nearly got run over by a big truck.
2 travellers found this review helpful

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