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Rincon de La Vieja National Park

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Address: Costa Rica
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+506 8807 4954
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07:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted...

This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted in 1995.

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US$120.00*
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Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park
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Hiking Tour with lunch by Viator

The guides from Viator were very knowledgeable and readily shared their knowledge of the area. I did expect to cover more ground during the tour. It was pretty slow walking and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides from Viator were very knowledgeable and readily shared their knowledge of the area. I did expect to cover more ground during the tour. It was pretty slow walking and would have been nice if it included going to the top of the volcano. The guide was excellent and pointed our howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the tree... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year the park was closed when we went to visit; this year just the trail to the crater was closed due to activity the previous week. We went on the short trail first, then part of the longer trail. It was a unique experience to see the different terrain and forest types. The bubbling mud pits and all the... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All we saw was the Blue River Tour but we saw three toucans and a sloth as well as leafcutter ants and a wide variety of trees. I was a great experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a guide, but not a very chatty one and not very forthcoming in explaining much about the area as a whole. Perhaps our whole experience would have been more positive with a different guide. At least he was able to point out some of the wildlife. We saw a group of spider monkeys, some with babies on their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a great park. we did the small trek that took us to all the volcancitoes, hot mud and all those.. it smelled bad but was really impressing!!! it was really different for the other treks. bring a lot of water because it gets really hot. i loved to hear the small volcano roaring... you could definitely hear that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So worth the drive to this National Park. The road in get dicey on short stretches but it's well worth the bumpy ride. We did the hike to the large waterfall. It was hot. Bring lots of water. Beautiful hike and your reward to beyond beautiful. About 3.5 miles each way. I would call it a fairy strenuous hike. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is worth the stop if you are interested in volcanic activity. It was a great stop and I recommend to friends.

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This was an awesome fun trip. We met Jose our tour guide via person at hotel who charged us only $100 per person to go on this trip. Trip included, horseback riding, zip lining, mud bath, hot springs, pool, and lunch. Lunch was great food! Zip lining was scary but fun. We had a great time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Excellent nature walks with superb guides, or a do it yourself opportunity. Comprehensive explanations of volcanic activity and modern applications for non fossil fuels in generating power. Good explanations of flora and fauna with opportunities to see coatimundi, howler monkeys and cappucin monkeys. An excellent visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very unique national park. $15 for foreigners, less than $2 for Costa Ricans. When we were there it was constantly misting, as a line of clouds would form along the volcano ridge and its precipitation would blow to us while under blue skies. Hot scenes of sulfur vapor coming up out of the ground and >200 degree boiling/bubbling pools were... More 

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