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Rincon de la Vieja – Guided Hike

Depending on hike the departure times start at 6 am.
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Hiking Rincon de la Vieja national park and the surrounding private reserve is an amazing experience. Your experienced certified guides enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area, plant, and animal life. Depending on which length of tour you decide to do, you can see beautiful rivers, waterfalls, bubbling volcanic mud fumaroles, panoramic volcano views, and a large variety of bird, animal, and plant life.


2 ½ hour hike and tall waterfall

Hike through the Vieja forest spotting birds and animals as you go. During this tour you will discover two beautiful waterfalls, the tallest is 35 meters (115 feet) where you can go down a short but steep descent and swim in the pristine waters at the base. This is a moderate hike of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles). Relax at the falls before heading back.

Tour start times: 8:30 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 1 pm

2 ½ hour hike and tall waterfall

Adults $37, Children 4-12 years old $27


5-hour hike, medium waterfall, and hot springs

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is the most active volcano in Costa Rica and this 5-hour hiking tour takes in three wonders of the Rincon de la Vieja national park.  Once you enter the park you will do a 3.5-kilometer (2.1 miles) loop that will take you to the prehistoric bubbling cauldrons with volcanic mud, mini-geysers, and steaming fumaroles.  The national park is home to 300 species of birds, two species of monkeys (Howler and Spider), Peccaries, snakes, and many more animals.

The second stop on the hike is a 25-meter (82 foot) waterfall. The waters are crystal clear, and you can jump in and cool off. The canyon is beautiful and relaxing, the perfect location to add to your photo gallery. From here you will be taken to the most popular destination of the Rincon de la Vieja national park: the hot springs. The natural thermally heated waters flow through 10 natural-looking man-made pools that line a free-flowing river.  After a short hike and crossing a hanging bridge, you can revitalize your skin with volcanic mud, soak in the hot spring pools, and refresh in the cool river. A fantastic end to your amazing adventure.

Tour start times are 8:30 am and 11 am

5-hour hike, medium waterfall, and hot springs (Closed Monday)

Adults $55, Children 4-12 years old $45 *Rincon de la Vieja national park entrance fee is not included.


7-hour 6 waterfalls hike and hot springs

This tour was created with nature lovers in mind. Enjoy a full day on the trails, hiking, and exploring 6 different waterfalls with the opportunity to jump in and enjoy the crystal clear and refreshing water. Your guide will take you on trails through beautiful jungle forests that are home to an amazing selection of over 300 bird species with abundant animal life.

Some of the waterfalls you will visit are twin waterfalls in a shallow and private canyon with sky blue mineral water where you can enjoy a swim if you wish.  You will also visit the largest waterfall in the area of 35 meters (115 feet) with a clear turquoise swimming pool at the base.  You can also dive in under a 25-meter (82 feet) waterfall inside a picture-perfect canyon and there are three more on your way to the hot springs and mud baths. These are 10 man-made, natural-looking pools the line a refreshing free-flowing river. Also included is a delicious lunch.

Waterfalls, Hot Springs, and Cool Rivers, this day will be a perfect balance of nature and relaxation.

Tour time 9 am

7-hour hike with 6 waterfalls and hot springs

Adults $110, Children 4-12 years old $80


7-hour bird watching tour and hike

Rincon de la Vieja national park is home to over 300 species of birds and this tour is geared toward finding them. Costa Rica is known worldwide as a birders paradise and your professional guides will take you on a tour of a lifetime exploring the park with stunning views, amazing jungles while searching for rare and exotic birds as well as common species. Costa Rica is home to over 900 species. Tour includes a guide, park entrance, and lunch. The minimum age to participate is 13. This is a private tour.

Tour start times are 6 am

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7-hour birdwatching tour and hike

$154 must be 13 or older


For all hiking tours, you must be in good health to participate.



If needed, transportation is available from your lodging at an extra cost. Let us know where you are staying.

Wear lightweight comfortable clothing, closed-toed footwear, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and bring your waterproof camera, binoculars, bathing suit, towel, a change of clothing, and rain gear if needed.

Booking in advance is highly recommended

100% refund if canceled at least 48 hours in advance


*** Please help support us, we would be very happy to make these reservations for you, we never upcharge or add extra fees. Our services are always free ***




  • Hikes 2 1/2 - 7 hours
  • Trails
  • Waterfalls
  • Birds
  • Hot Springs
  • Volcano
  • Rivers
  • National Park
  • Private Reserves