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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

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.

Kelli G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Such an awesome hike! Our tour guide, Miguel, was absolutely amazing and informative. Loved the waterfall at the end of our day. The lunch was also amazing. I would highly recommend, although it's a little bit more aggressive of a hike than we realized!


4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

Great trip! The guide were great and very accommodating. The variety of the trip was awesome! We really loved the day spent here!

David J

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2016

The trip was spoilt by the poor communication from the tour guide. Another group sharing the transport were late and no attempt was made catch back this time by limiting the time spent at a planned stop. consequently what could have been a stop of ten minutes turned in to over 30 minutes which put us even further behind schedule. When we reached the Park the transfer bus for the activities group had already left so we were left waiting while the activities group got changed. No explanation was offered. As a result we were two hours late meeting our guide who was not in the best of humours - we spotted more wild life than he did during the walk. After the walk we transported to the restaurant where the food was passed its best as the we were still running late. We were left at the restaurant for a further hour with no explanation or updates. On the return journey we had to explain which hotel we were staying at to prevent any further delays to what was a very frustrating day.

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