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

By Native's Way
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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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.
from
S$170.21
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
S$170.21
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 10h
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Mobile ticket
English, Spanish
Features animals

Highlights
  • 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

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja
  • Entry/Admission - Oropendola Warterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Rio Negro Hot Springs
What's not included
  • Gratuities

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.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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 Catalinas: 6:15 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer) RIU Hotels MAIN SECURITY GATE: 6:45 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) 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.
  • Tamarindo Diria, C. Central, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica Self Drive 8:45 am @ Park Pinilla/JW Marriott: 6:00 AM Langosta/Tamarindo: 6:30 AM W/Westin Conchal: 6:45 AM Catalinas, Grande, Flamingo, Potrero: 6:30 AM RIU Hotels MAIN GATE: 7:00 AM Coco: 7:20 AM Secrets, Villas Sol, Mangroove: 7:30 AM Liberia: 8 AM Andaz, Four Seasons, Plt Hollywood: 7:00 AM
  • Tamarindo Beach Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Tamarindo/Langosta - 6:30 am
  • Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, 5009, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Tamarindo/Langosta - 6:30 am
  • Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Conchal - 6:45 am
  • C6M5+74W, Flamingo Beach Road, Guanacaste Province, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Flamingo - 6:30 am
  • Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Grande - 6:30 am
  • Cam. Las Catalinas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Potrero, Costa Rica 6:30 am - $50 fee per booking, not per person
  • Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo, RIU Guanacaste Route, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal District, 50503, Costa Rica RIU Hotels MAIN SECURTY GATE, not lobby 6:45 am - please bring copy of passport
  • Playas del Coco, Provincia de Guanacaste, Coco, Costa Rica 7:20 am
  • Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica Villas Sol, Condovac and other Hotels, Condos, and Private Houses in Hermosa - 7:30 am
  • Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove and other Hotels - 5:30 am
  • Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - a Concept by Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica Andaz, Four Seasons, Planet Hollywood - 7:00 am ($50 transport fee per booking, not per person) - billed separately
  • Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica Hotels and Peri Supermarket at main Liberia Intersection - 7:45 am
  • Rincon De La Vieja Sector Pailas National Park, QMF2+528, Provincia de Guanacaste, Hacienda Santa María, Costa Rica Meet our guide at Park Entrance at 9:00 am
  • JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica 6:00 am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P1

  • 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja
  • We intensify cleaning & hygiene measures for frequently touched surfaces (exterior and interior handles, toilets, common areas, equipment, vehicle, etc .) Hand washing is mandatory before and after the activities, control measures to reduce people, If you would like a mask let us know in advance.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja?
Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja price starts from S$168.15. Discover and book Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja on Tripadvisor
What is the Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja cancellation policy?
Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja?
Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja is hosted by Native's Way. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Native's Way on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Volcano Hike, Waterfall Swim & Hot Springs Combo on Rincon de la Vieja on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17279P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 15 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Province of Guanacaste
    Playa Conchal
    Playa Flamingo
    Tamarindo Beach
    Tamarindo
    Playas del Coco
    Playa Hermosa
    Playa Panama
    Sardinal
    Playa Matapalo
  • 1
    Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Rio Negro Hot Springs
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Las Catalinas
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

coconut12016
coconut12016
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Amazing
We went to the Cloud forest last week on Monday where we went zip lining as well as hiking and we had the best time
Climber17191368277
Climber17191368277
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So fun!! Great combination of activities
Packed with fun activities after fun activities!! Very friendly, efficient staff. Great accommodations with trans
JenVR12
JenVR12
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Day tour to Nicaragua
This was an amazing tour. It was 15 hours long so I anticipated it being a really long day. We got on the van and t
Goto321
Goto321
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Amazing trip
Long day but amazing trip, waterfalls & sloth sanctuary a must see. Joselito , Kevin & all the drivers and guides r
danrazgon
danrazgon
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Very fun
Lots of activities, lots of fun, worth the price for fun. I would strongly recommend you do at least one of these c
Suhaida K
Suhaida K
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Okay but felt unethical?
Saw some turtles but we felt really uneasy as we were too close to the baby turtles and mum. Quite hazardous toward
katie b
katie b
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Estuary boat trip
Our tour guide Ivan was fantastic!! We saw all sorts of birds, crocodiles, monkeys and iguanas. I highly recommend
dhorner2121
dhorner2121
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Illegal Turtle Watching
The area is beautiful, but unfortunately, the turtle watching practice is prohibited in Costa Rica. People were bas
Anne T
Anne T
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All in 1 day...
Unimaginable, incredible fun all in 1 day from 9-5 we went... ziplining, rappelling down a crevasse and rock climbi
rachelbW3725JD
rachelbW3725JD
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An amazing day!
Our family of four took this tour yesterday and we had an incredible time! Ariel, our guide, was knowledgeable and
N5283XKannemaried
N5283XKannemaried
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How to spend an unforgetable day in Costa Rica
My husband and I spent an incredible day touring with Native's Way! Our driver, Juan Carlo was friendly and well i
joannd406
joannd406
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awesome tour in CR
Amazing tour. Kevin Pina, our guide was so knowledgeable about the different regions in CR. Rio Celeste Falls, Teno
Buddhaliamrory
Buddhaliamrory
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Great time just know what to expect.
It was fun and the staff were mostly great. We didn’t see any wildlife if you are hoping to see that you may want t
RhinaC
RhinaC
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Best tour by far
This was by far the best thing we did this trip! We read reviews that the hike was r for small kids, but didn’t rea
johnsZ6013YM
johnsZ6013YM
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Awesome
Our trip was perfect from the start, very good communication with tour reps, picked up exactly on time, our tour gu
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Sarah B
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Every piece of this excursion is worth the price of admission alone. Our guide had over a decade of experience and was super knowledgeable about the local culture and the flora and fauna near the volcano; I took copious notes during our hike. The waterfall was an incredible experience; my only sadness is that other members of our party were quick to move on, and I could easily have spent more time swimming in the falls. The hot springs and mud bath was very refreshing and a perfect follow up to the hike and swim.
I saw some reviewers commenting that the hike was medium-to-hard, which I can't agree with? If you can normally walk 3 miles without difficulty, then you will be just fine. There are some stairs and climbing, but really not strenuous, and the guide went slow (I am not a fast hiker and appreciated that).
Highly recommend this hike for any newbie Costa Rican tourist like me!
Written 22 August 2022
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MARK
Doha, Qatar8 contributions
Jul 2021
Native Way was an excellent choice for all our tours. Humberto did a great job showing us everything on the tour of Rincon de La Vieja, History of the area from our hotel, the communities, the province of Guanacosta and the Volcano. He is a good man and he took extra care of families who were traveling with children or senior members of our tour.

Romi in the office is reachable all day long. She does not miss a beat. You call her and book all your trips. She can help plan your all your tours at one time. They re prompt, they know the best rest stops and local restaurant to sample authentic CR food.

Private tours are available upon request. I was best for one of our tours to book it private for 3 folks worked out great and limits the time you spend everywhere.

All tour guides are vaccinated, Really does not matter to me, but those of you who have health conditions or live in fear, it should comfort you.
Written 20 July 2021
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Varvara
20 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We experienced the tour on Feb 24, 2023 and every minute of it was perfect. Our hotel was located out of the main pickup route, but the Native's Way tour agency was offering a separate pickup at hotel with a private driver (for an extra reasonable fee given the distance) who would then drive us to meet the main group before entry into the parc. That driver was Miguel and only that part would already deserve 5star review as he showed us so many other things on top of the main tour and us the most kind person ever (however, the fact that we were speaking some Spanish helped a lot too). Then the main tour was great from A to Z. The moderate level of hike was just good for our 8-year old son who hates hiking, but he did it and still had some energy. Bring some good hats that holds well on your head as a portion of the hike is through the dry tropical forest, which is pretty much under the sun and it also gets windy. But it is so much worth it, you get to see all kind of Costa Rica's nature. We spotted some monkeys on several occasions, some birds, a small but poisonous viper. We saw the exciting boiling water, fumaroles and boiling mud as well as the mini-crator (the main one would be on the top and it is not a moderate hike to get there)! All this was so amazing and impressive to see. Our guide Hugo provided so much interesting information, my head is full of it now and I am just looking at occasions to share it with those who do not know. :) Thank you Hugo! And what to say about the waterfalls and the thermal baths. A pure paradise experience. I attached a couple of pictures, but it does not represent the actual feelings you get from this experience which are 500% more. Thank you Native's Way for perfect logistics, for having such great drivers and guides working with you, for being available and so responsive on WhatsApp for any doubts I had before the tour! And thank you Costa Rica for having us! You have won our hearts! Pura Vida!
Written 25 February 2023
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Nivia T
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Gustavo was our tour guide and I highly recommend asking for him by name, he is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and patient. The tour was spectacular, bring good quality water shoes and get ready for a nice workout. The hot springs and mud bath were amazing. The food served for lunch was delicious local food in a very well maintained restaurant buffet style.
Written 2 November 2021
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Christine Z
Elkton, MD2 contributions
Jul 2022
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the volcano. He was quick to point out interesting plants and the changing habitats. He was witty and used humor to engage the young adolescents on the trip. The lunch was fantastic and was all you could eat at a local establishment. To reach the waterfall there is a suspended staircase and those who have a fear of heights may not be able to walk down to the waterfall. There are suspended bridges to and from the hot springs. But overall a great experience. The hardest part of the day was the 6:30 AM pick up and the 7pm drop off; overall a 3 hour travel each way from the Riu Guanacaste.
Written 4 August 2022
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Explorer788607
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Geno was the best guide we could ask for. He showed immense enthusiasm for the animals, plants, and culture of Costa Rica. He was very attentive to our family and ensures our 70 year old mother was comfortable with the pace of walking. We saw the different kinds of monkeys, the largest bird in South America, an ant eater, and many different birds. The waterfall and hot springs were amazing and I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Ask for Geno! You won't find a better guide!
Written 26 January 2023
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Betsy B
1 contribution
Feb 2020
We dutifully readied ourselves for our early morning (6:30am) departure, only to wait over an hour to begin our tour. Our guide was lovely, but was clearly working under a time constraint to bring us in to lunch on time...the hike was rushed, and older members of the group were pushed well past their comfort zone. Nice lunch. Not sure what value was added by being on a tour rather than doing a little research and going on your own...at $125 per person, I think we would have had a better experience exploring independently, without the constant pressure to hurry along. Good people, less than stellar organization.
Written 20 February 2020
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mrpancake
Exeter, NH28 contributions
Hecto, our guide was amazing. Very informative and had thorough knowledge on everything Costa Rican. He was very innate while walking on our volcano tour. His background was in environmental studies so he was extremely knowledgeable of the geology and biodiversity. He was able to ‘coo’ the Capuchin monkeys out of the trees. Fascinating information regarding the ficus trees. Expert on birding. Hector discovered a termite ‘hive’. He dug out a small hole and grabbed a handful of termites.He offered them to us to eat. Didn’t hesitate and tried them. Seriously tasted like a small nu with a smoky flavor. The highlight was our waterfall excursion. We were able to jump off a small rock ledge into the 30’ cascading waterfall. Another highlight was the mud bath and hot pools. So relaxing. This tour outfit did it up in style. Reclining seats. Air conditioning. Stops for light breakfast and amazing buffet lunch ( all with super healthy choices). If I could I would give Hector 6 stars.
Written 3 March 2022
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David F
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Guide Martin and driver Jose were very friendly and knowledgeable with a real pura vida attitude. The tour lasted all day and included a full buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican food. The van was comfortable and towels were provided at the hot springs. Martin knew the itinerary very well and pointed out wildlife whenever he could. Our day was extremely windy so we didn't see many birds or monkeys but the geothermal features of the volcano were interesting and we got to swim in a beautiful waterfall. My only wish was that we had more time at the hot springs (only ~1 hr to apply mud and soak in all 8 pools) and that the morning coffee stop had better Costa Rican coffee instead of $1 stuff from a vending machine. Also note that the trip from Papagayo is not so far out of the way but costs an additional $50, payable online by Applepay, which is convenient. All in all this is a great option for a semi-adventurous day trip from the coast.
Written 13 January 2020
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CourtW
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
The trip was very smooth and easy. Right after I booked i was notified by the tour guide company & confirmed pickup from my hotel. Staying at the Riu, It’s a bit of a drive but the tour guide & driver were very nice and accommodating. Upon reaching the park, prepare to walk about 3 miles. Most of the Hike is stairs, but the path is well built up. It’s accessible but it’s definitely moderate because of all the stairs. The views were breathtaking. Definitely a must see if you’re staying in guanacaste area! The guide i believe his name was Jugo was very kind & very knowledgeable. He pointed out different birds, wildlife, and trees and even gave feedback on the history of the park. Definitely would recommend bringing lots of water, water shoes for the waterfalll (which is FREEZING), but well worth it. 10/10 day for those looking to explore and learn. You also get to take a mud bath in hot springs which is such a relaxing time after the 3 hours of hiking.
Written 28 April 2022
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