Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Hike, Mud Bath and Hot Springs

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 12 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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Immerse yourself in the wild volcanic landscapes of Rincon de la Vieja National Park on this day hiking tour. Take a 3-hour walk of moderate difficulty through the jungle, and along the way spot howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, toucans, and coatis.
Walk alongside wheezing fumaroles, volcanic craters, and pools of bubbling mud, then cool off under the waters of the Oropendola Waterfall.
After recharging energy with a delicious lunch of Costa Rican cuisine, enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs and volcanic mud baths of Río Negro. Full-day hiking tour of the Rincon de la Vieja
Embark on a 3-hour hike through mud pools, fumaroles, and volcanic craters. Observe howler monkeys and capuchin monkeys in their natural habitat. Swim below the Oropendola Waterfall. Enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch.
Enjoy a relaxing soak in the Río Negro volcanic mud bath. Walk of moderate difficulty, suitable for all skills.
This small-group sightseeing tour offers you a more personalized experience.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

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

Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja
The Rincón de La Vieja National Park is one of the most diverse ecological areas in the country. Around two volcanoes, Rincón (active) and Santa María (inactive), the park also houses an extraordinary display of local flora and fauna, while being part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site.
While plant life is impressive on its own, especially considering the huge concentration of purple orchids here, it is the concentration of volcanoes that truly amazes visitors.
The Rincón de la Vieja volcano gave rise to the name of the park and contains nine separate but contiguous craters. It is one of the five largest volcanoes in the Guanacaste region and is believed to be over a million years old. Despite being considered active, it has not erupted since the early 1980s. The park sees a lot of volcanic activity, including vents, fumaroles, and boiling clay pots, and has at least 32 rivers that flow down its sides.
There are a number of nature trails for guests, with some reserved for very experienced hikers. The most popular is the 2.5-mile La Pailas trail, which takes approximately two to three hours and is ideal for spotting wildlife, flora, waterfalls, and traces of volcanic activity. The most ambitious hikers can spend eight hours hiking to the top of the Santa María crater, from where you can see Lake Nicaragua on a clear day.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Oropendola Warterfall
Relax in a Natural Pool in this beatiful place, swim in a clear water

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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