• Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the wild volcanic landscapes of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on this full-day trekking tour. Set out on a moderate 3-hour hike through the jungle and keep a lookout for Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Toucans and Coatis along the way. Pass hissing fumaroles, volcanic craters and bubbling mud pools, then cool off with a swim beneath the Oropendola Waterfall. After re-fuelling with a delicious lunch of Costa Rican cuisine, enjoy a soothing soak in the hot springs and volcanic mud baths of Rio Negro.


  • Full-day hiking tour of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Embark on a 3-hour hike past mud pots, fumaroles and volcanic craters
  • Spot Howler and Capuchin monkeys in their natural environment
  • Swim beneath the Oropendola Waterfall
  • Tuck into a typical Costa Rican lunch
  • Enjoy a soothing soak in the volcanic mud bath of Rio Negro
  • Moderate hike is suitable for all abilities
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Oropendola Waterfall

Customer Reviews

Justin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great experience! Hike was very mild and more of a walk. Guide was very knowledgeable. Typical Costa Rica tour lunch buffet. Very hearty. Mud bath was very cool and highly recommended.

Nicole S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

With this tour, we adventured into the beauty of Costa Rica and had a fantastic tour. Paul, our tour guide was informative, energetic but easy going which made for a great hike. He was great with our kids, often telling stories or providing facts to teach them more. We saw snakes, spiders, monkeys, lots of birds and various spots where the volcano was evident. The park itself was not very busy so paths were not packed with people, at least not on this day. The restaurant that we had lunch at was amazing hot sauce made me take a knee and the hot springs was a great relaxing end to the day. I highly recommend a good bug spray as we did get eaten a bit by mosquitos and noseeums but aside from that, just a great trip. Thanks Viator and Thanks Paul!

Brien C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Freddy was a fantastic guide. We had a full day seeing the beautiful sights in Rincon de la Vieja. We started with a hike 3km on paved paths. It was a relaxed pace - not difficult at all. The hike saw several different areas around the volcano, but not the caldera itself.

We then changed to swimsuits and hiked short hike to the waterfall to swim. It was a beautiful view, but the water was a bit cold! After the swim, we went to lunch at a local restaurant. There was a buffet with several options and everything was very tasty.

After lunch, we drove to the hot springs area, where we painted each other with the warm mud, then rinsed it off and sat in the hot springs, which was very relaxing and a great way to end the day.

I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

Kim J United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was great! The description is accurate and it was a great way to spend a day of our vacation. The hike was interesting, the hot springs/mud bath was different and fun to do and the waterfall/swimming was so refreshing. I would definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was fantastic. Our guide, Juan Carlos was great! He takes his job seriously and just loves nature. We saw lots of monkeys and birds and we got to swim in a waterfall! The hike is more like a walk, so don't be discouraged if you're not into actual hiking. Lunch was really good and the mud bath was a lot of fun too. It was a great way to spend the day and do a lot of things all in one tour!

Graciela Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I loved hiking at Rincon de La Vieja. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The sites were breath taking, swimming in the crystal clear water of the waterfall was so refreshing. Lunch was delicious. The hot springs were a relaxing treat.

Graciela Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Swimming in crystal clear waters was refreshing. The sights are breath taking. The hike was rejuvenating and lunch was delicious. Our guide was very knowledgeable and quite in touch with nature. I loved it.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Was fantastic, so glad we chose this!! Raphael was the best guide, so personable and informative. The sights were breathtaking.

megan b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing! Rafeal and our driver were great!! The tour was very informative. I loved the entire tour but the hot springs was by far the best part. You will definitely enjoy the costa Rican lunch provided. You must bring bug spray!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is definitely recommended. We had a good time and the sights are absolutely stunning, especially the waterfall. The tour guides were great, cheerful and informative and we could not have been happier.

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