Private Hiking Rio Celeste Waterfall & Sloth Adventure

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From $169.24

12 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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2 hours driving from your Hotel: Upon arriving at the entrance, you will start out on a 2 hour moderately difficult hike in the park. Along the trail you will walk through the rainforest and along the Celeste River, where you can observe one of nature’s most intriguing phenomenons. After this beautiful site, you will continue hiking to where two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise that makes Rio Celeste.
After hiking, you will head to another part of the river outside of the park where you will get to swim in the blue waters!! This is where you will often see sloths and other wildlife. This hike is a fantastic opportunity for healthy exercise and unforgettable experiences in one of Costa Rica’s most unique hidden gems.

Organic Farm – Sloth and Frog Sanctuary
Take a tour on a rural organic farm! You will be taken on an inspiring and educational walk

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Private transportation

Typical Lunch at las ranitas sanctuary place

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 60

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We will visit amazing Llanos de el Cortez waterfall

• Admission Ticket Free

Sendero Las Sorpresas Rio Celeste
Hike to the Must amazing blue waterfalls

• Admission Ticket Free

Tenorio National Park
Walking along the park to get to amazing waterfall

• Admission Ticket Free

Bijagua Ranas
We will stop at this amazing sanctuary to see sloths and more animals

• Admission Ticket Free


Amazing wildlife experience
gingerm666, 28-08-2022
Amazing excursion. Our tour guide, Jason, was incredible! Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and really cared about what we wanted to do. We first went to the waterfall, Rio Celeste, the "hike" was pretty easy but there are pretty steep stairs (248 steps) going down to the waterfall. Going up, definitely had to take a couple breaks but was definitely doable. Well worth it. We saw lizards and amazing plants we even spotted a baby viper and a green forest snake, it was awesome! He gave us the option to do a 3 hour round hike but we didnt want to at the time, but loved that we had that option. We then go to swim in a little river where the waterfall went into. From there we ate at a local restaurant and the food was great. The service as well. Inside there was even a butterfly sanctuary and it was amazing! So many beautiful butterflies! (No Disney pun intended.) From there we went to a nature sanctuary. There were some cool farm animals we saw. Then once we started the walk we saw sloths! We saw babies, nocturnal ones, and got pretty close to one! It was so amazing! The tour guide was awesome. Showed us frogs, lizards, insects, amazing plants. Our whole group had an amazing day! Jason pointed out local volcanoes and even gave us the option to go on the magnetic road that pulls cars. Some group members were tired so we didnt but Jason really gave us great options to see even more of Costa Rica! I would definitely recommend this excursion, you see so much and have a really great time!
Family outing
Nicole G, 12-06-2022
Jason and Jeff are amazing this private tour was awesome loved every minute of it! Jason was kind and funny and so informative he picked us up at our house he was prompt. The drive was good lunch was delicious and the hike was beautiful! We saw a lot of wildlife!
A wonderful experience
L8814QKbradm, 06-03-2022
Our family absolutely loved this adventure. We saw beautiful places, tons of wildlife and enjoyed a wonderful, home made traditional Costa Rican lunch in a small village.

Jason, our guide was a total professional. His warm personality and deep knowledge of the area helped us learn more throughout the day. His safe driving style and expertise of all the adventures kept us relaxed, comfortable and ahead of most the crowds to these places.

The hiking is very manageable and enjoyable for almost all ages and abilities. It will get your heart pumping in a few spots of uphill climbs, but it is always on a wide and well maintained trail and the steeper parts are not very long.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. We came home with great pictures and memories. We were tired but not exhausted at the end of the day.

Costa Rica is a beautiful place with friendly people and rich culture. This tour gives you a chance to experience it all in a single, action filled day trip.
Wonderful tour!
235jennae, 16-07-2021
We had an awesome time! Great tour, the Rio Celeste was beautiful! The tour company is very flexible and allowed us to also see the hanging bridges during this tour. Our guide was very friendly and we knew we were in good hands. He went out of his way to make sure we felt welcomed and got the most out of the day. We saw sloths, monkeys, and snakes on the hike and learned about different plants/animals.

The lunch sport we went to was awesome, great food. They even have a butterfly and frog garden to check out while you wait for the food.

At the organic farm we saw several sloths, including a baby. It was nice not seeing any sloths and monkeys in cages. The wildlife is free here.

Great day trip, would definitely recommend. It gave us a little taste of the rainforest while spending most of our trip on the coast.
Highly Recommend
Nchapman024, 05-05-2021
We couldn’t have asked for better trip. Pick up at the hotel was on time, clean car, and wonderful guide. The drive up went smooth and pretty fast. Rio Celeste is breath taking and water is so beautiful! After, we went to a local spot to swim in the water which was amazing! The sloth adventure was great as well! We saw 3 sloths, toucan, frogs and other wild life! Overall, it was an amazing day and highly recommend!

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