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Awesome tour!! Although a little long from the Westin where we stayed. We left at 7:30am and came back at 11:30pm. Approx. 7 hours of road. Zip lining was great but the hot springs and dinner at the 5-star hotel in the middle of the rain forest were the showcase of the trip!! This tour is definitely not for young kids.
Sooo much fun! Amazing 7 line zip line and awesome hot springs
This was an all day amazing trip! We had a blast on the ziplines, water slide, horses, and especially loved the mud bath and hot springs! It was so great to enjoy the beauty we were surrounded with as well.
The trip was very well organized and packs in lots of fun activities. Our guide, Saul, was very nice and informative.
Great adventure, very safe, liking being out on a large ranch with lots of activity
It was fabulous! It was everything the website promised and more! Ziplining, waterslide, horseback riding, mud bath and hot springs - what a day! Our tour guide was wonderful. I was thoroughly impressed, and this excursion was my favorite part of my trip to Costa Rica.
The tour was fabulous. The only thing I did not like was the communication. Based on our travel plans, we could not check in with the company 24 hours prior to tour, and after various e-mails to your firm I still arrived with no scheduled departure time. This does need to be addressed.
I think the rain forest combo tour was great. I thoroughly enjoyed everything we did. It was a great experience. The only thing that could have been changed was the variety of lunch.
Good rainforest experience. Mud baths were fun, beautiful scenery, all around a great day out. Highly recommended.
The only reason I gave 1 star less than the best was that the transportation to and from was not the best. They promptly picked us up and took us to a rendezvous point where we waited for a half hour for others to be delivered. They put too many people in the bus, my opinion. Zip line was terrific.
This was a super fun trip and the guide was great but if you're mainly looking for zip lining then I'd find a different one. While the zip lining was fun, I was hoping for longer lines. The mud baths were great, the water slide lots of fun and the horse back riding was ok, I'd have taken the tractor ride had I known. However, all the people were great, both the guide and the people who worked at the lodge! If you just want one giant excursion, then I'd recommend this.
The combo is a great way to experience it all. Our guide was excellent. There was some confusion as to what trip the guide was doing with us. But it was all cleared up in 10 minutes. Since I'm not a horse enthusiastic, there was a alternative - the tractor pulled wagon to the mud bath.
Although we very much enjoyed the tourguide, individuals selecting this tour should be prepared that what you read is NOT what you get. From the description, it sounds like you will be taking a hike around the national park of Rincon de la Vieja. Not so. In fact, you don't go there at all. You're driven straight away to the Buena Vista Lodge where you go on 7 cables - not 10. You don't have an option to go on suspended bridges like it says. You can go on the water slide as many times as you want, but unless you are 10 years old, once is enough. Be prepared that the horseback ride is on washed out roads that go up and down at steep angles and many of your tour group counterparts may have never been on horses before (i.e the horseback riding is the scariest part of this tour, not the canopy zipline). The volcanic mud and thermal springs are quite nice...but I wish there would have been the hiking as the tour explanation eluded to. If you're into hiking and seeing nature - this tour is not it. If you just want "adventure" then this is more up your alley.
We felt that the description of the tour was very misleading. It was not at all what we excpected. The tour description says there are options hot springs, canopy tour which means ziplines or bridge but everything is part of the tour, and there is no bridge, there is a very large waterslide. There was very little widelife and we did not see any birds. The tour ended up being fun, but just not what we expected after reading the description. It is very adventurous and could be difficult for young children or out of shape adults and also includes a horseback ride. Lastly, it is not the rainforest, it is a national park.