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From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

Start your full-day tour with a scenic drive from La Fortuna to the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Head out on a 4-hour hike that will take some effort but is definitely worth it. At the end of the hike you’ll have reached the Rio Celeste. The river’s blue color is the result of a chemical reaction between 2 merging rivers having different volcanic minerals. This rare phenomenon creates a fairy tale-like beauty. Visit a waterfall and a lookout point for great views and see the place where the river changes color. Your guide will point out local wildlife on this adventure as well. After your hike, enjoy a delicious lunch before the drive back to La Fortuna.

Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

Monteverde: Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek Ziplining Tour

Explore Monteverde in a new way by getting a new perspective on the forest through the Sky Walk, SKy Tram, and the Sky Trek system of zip lines to admire the forest from the air. Spot different flora and fauna from the air, and admire the cloud forest, Arenal Volcano, Miravelles, and Orosi Volcanoes. Begin the tour with the Sky Walk guided tour, which combines trails and suspension bridges of varying lengths and heights above the canopy of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the area while being immersed in the forest's canopy, and learn from a guide specializing in the forest. Next, enjoy the Sky Tram portion of the tour, and have the opportunity to ride through the forest with short stops to observe the forest's biodiversity, and spot Arenal, Tenorio, Miravilles, and Orosi Volcanoes, and admire the Nicoya Gulf and Guanacaste Plain if the weather permits. For the final portion of the tour, enjoy the Sky Trek system of zip lines, which combined cover over 2.5 miles of distance through the forest. Enjoy a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline with speeds up to 40 miles per hour and distances ranging up to 2500 feet and heights of 524 feet. Absorb the views from five different observation towers over the cloud forest's treetops offering a panoramic view of the surroundings. Try the Sky Trek Vertigo drop, perfect for anyone looking for an adrenaline-filled activity.

Guanacaste: Rainforest, Sloths, & Nature Day Trip with Lunch

Guanacaste: Rainforest, Sloths, & Nature Day Trip with Lunch

Discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of Costa Rica on a guided day trip. Swim in a waterfall, explore a virgin rainforest, do a skywalk, meet sloths, spot frogs, and more. Sample a typical lunch, chocolate, coffee, and sugar cane as you discover the authentic Costa Rica in the intimate and high quality service of the very small groups that we operates. After pickup, head straight to start your adventure by swimming in a beautiful natural waterfall in the middle of a tropical forest. Marvel at the beauty of the surrounding Costa Rican nature. Then, travel for around 40 minutes to Tenorio, where you will explore a virgin rainforest. Learn the secrets of the amazing jungles of Costa Rica from your naturalist tour guide as you hike through the rainforest. Then, do a skywalk across incredible hanging bridges that provide the most gorgeous views of this paradise (hike: 1.5 miles (2.5 km)). Snap photos as you explore. After working up an appetite, visit a small local restaurant for a taste of authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Tuck into a delicious lunch that you will never forget. Discover the flower garden with the most beautiful butterflies and take pictures with and of them. Next, go on a short walk to discover Costa Rican wildlife. See sloths in their natural habitat up close as you explore their marvelous ecosystem. Search for world-famous frogs, including incredible red-eyed tree frogs and tiny poison dart frogs. Next, visit a small local farm to taste and learn everything about the traditional natural coffee and chocolate of Costa Rica. Discover how everything is made by hand. Taste natural sugar cane. Finally, return to your pickup location after your authentic Costa Rican experience.

Tubing Rio Celeste

Tubing Rio Celeste

Welcome to the ultimate adventure! Our tour kicks off right at our reception, and the excitement starts building from the moment you step into our top-notch transportation. As you embark on an approximately 8-minute journey along the picturesque road to our starting point, you'll feel the anticipation in the air. Upon arrival, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to your safety and enjoyment. Our team equips you with all the necessary gear, from helmets to life vests, ensuring you're well-prepared for the adventure that awaits. With our expert guides leading the way, your tour is set to be nothing short of extraordinary. The tour itself is a captivating experience that lasts a minimum of 1 hour and 30 minutes, with the mesmerizing Río Celeste as the star of the show. This enchanting river is a sight to behold, and you'll find yourself completely immersed in its natural beauty. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife that graces this area, including the likes of sloths, monkeys, and a vibrant array of birds. It's a journey that promises to leave an indelible mark in your memory. But the adventure doesn't end there! As we reach our final destination, you'll have the opportunity to cool off and unwind in our all-natural pool. It's a scenic oasis that beckons you to take a refreshing dip. And to top it all off, we've prepared a warm welcome, complete with locally sourced fruits to satisfy your cravings, and towels for your ultimate comfort. Join us on this remarkable journey, where every moment is an opportunity for adventure, connection with nature, and unforgettable memories. Get ready to dive into the beauty of Río Celeste – a true gem of Costa Rica.

Rio Celeste: Tubing Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Rio Celeste: Tubing Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Expereince the rush of spilling over the rapids of the turquoise Celeste River on this tubing tour in Katira. Spot colorful birds, monkeys, and frogs as you float safely along with the provided safety helmet and life vest. Refuel with some delicious fruit and drinks that are included in the tour.  Meet your guide and get set up with your well-maintained tubing gear. Set off down the river through dense jungle over the blue water. Keep an eye out for local birds like toucans, bear-necked umbrella birds, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds.  Awaken your inner adrenaline junkie as you glide over rapids on this family-friendly adventure. Relax and get some incredible photos of this area that is just outside the Tenorio National Park. 

La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Hike and Don Alexis Farm

La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Hike and Don Alexis Farm

Discover one of the hidden mysteries of Costa Rica tucked away, close to Tenorio Volcano National Park. Go on a 4-hour hike through the beautiful rainforest. Along the way, visit the lagoon and Los Teñideros, where two streams with different minerals and chemical compositions meet and change color to form a heavenly turquoise blue. The last stop of the day is at the magnificent Rio Celeste Waterfall. A short hike will bring you back for lunch at the Don Alexis Farm, where you can swim in the river and refresh after this great day.

La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full Day Tour

La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full Day Tour

Discover one of the hidden mysteries of Costa Rica tucked next to the Tenorio´s Volcano. We will take a 4 hours hike through the beautiful rainforest. Along the way, we will visit the Los Teñideros, a magical place where two streams with different minerals and chemical composition meet and change the water to a heavenly turquoise blue color. At the last stop we will enjoy the magnificent Rio Celeste Waterfall. After the national park we will stop for a picture with our giant ARBOL DE LA PAZ. Once on the way we will have a delicious costarican lunch, after we will hike trought the farm to check cacao, pineaple, corn, banana and many more plantations to finish enjoing a pristine pool in the Rio Celeste to swim. After this relaxing time we are ready to come back to La Fortuna.

Horseback Riding Rio Celeste

Horseback Riding Rio Celeste

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience with our thrilling horseback riding tour in the magical surroundings of the Celeste River. Dare to cross the crystal-clear waters of this unique river while being captivated by the beauty of the flora and fauna that surrounds you. On this journey, the possibility of encountering wild animals such as sloths and monkeys adds an extra touch of excitement to the adventure. Get ready to experience an incredible adventure, blending lush nature with the thrill of horseback riding in such a captivating setting as the Celeste River!

Rio Celeste Hike & Sloths Wild Life

Rio Celeste Hike & Sloths Wild Life

Hike through the tropical rain forest and discover many picture-perfect sights along the way. Visit “Los Teñideros”, see the volcano's furnace vents, the magnificent Rio Celeste waterfall, and 2 species of sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary. Once at Tenorio Volcano National Park, your guide will give a short introduction, and then the hike starts going through the tropical rain forest, where fauna and flora are plentiful. During the hike, visit “Los Teñideros”, where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the astonishing blue color that gives the river its name. Come by the volcano’s furnace vents that expel gases of extremely high temperatures, and get the chance to take a dip in the natural hot springs. See the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall. Head to the Sloths Sanctuary, where you will see 2 different species of sloths and wildlife in their natural habitat. The final reward will be an exquisite traditional meal at the end of your journey.

Río Celeste National Park Hike

Río Celeste National Park Hike

Once we arrive to the Río Celeste National Park, you may use the facilities to get ready and look at the information booth provided by the Río Celeste National Park. We will then begin a hike through the dense, lush, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Río Celeste National Park. The hike is approximately 3-miles long and considered intermediate. You and your naturalist guide go at your own pace and you'll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. We then arrive to "Los Teñíderos" where two rivers come together to form the celestial, turquoise blue water color that gives the waterfall its name "Celeste." We'll return, walking back through the Rio Celeste National Park to the "Ollas" -- or mud baths -- and take a moment to relax in the natural hot springs. For the grand finale, we then walk-on further to see the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall - the perfect place to take photos. We finish off with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then head back to La Fortuna. Please note: the Río Celeste waterfall may lose its blue color during rainstorms. Our policy is to advise clients the day of the tour if it is raining in the area and offer the tour for the following day, should clients want to postpone or change to a different tour. No refunds for inclement weather.

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What people are saying about Tenorio Volcano National Park

Overall rating

4.6
(108 reviews)

While we didn't get to see as many sloths up close as we had hoped, the excursion was really good. Daniel was so informative! And Adonai (driver) was so careful to give us a smooth ride. He also had a keen eye to spot a sloth and a monkey on our hike! Lunch was very delicious too! Pick up was right on time. Worth every penny.

It was an amazing day! Our guide did a really good job, he was very funny and we saw a lot of wildlife ! The driver did a pretty good job too and the stop for lunch was incredibly delicious!

Alex was a great guide for our family that included two adults and two children (ages 8 and 12). Our kids absolutely loved this experience. We highly recommend it!

it was amazing and I totally recommend it. the guide Santiago was very good and knowledgeable. He helped us to find some really cool animals.

Very nice excursion with a very good guide, it was a very good day