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Rio Celeste Hiking, Sloth Sanctuary & Llanos de Cortes Waterfall Tour

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    Stop At: Native's Way Costa Rica, Meters West Of Banco Nacional 50 Next to La Oveja Negra Surf Club, Tamarindo 50503 Costa Rica

    Hotel Pick up

    After pick up from your hotel, house or condo (see pick up areas), you will stop for coffee and/or breakfast, you will be driven 3 hours to Tenorio Volcano National Park.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Rio Celeste, Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio, Tenorio Volcano National Park Costa Rica

    Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

    Upon arriving at the entrance, you will start out on a 2 hour moderately difficult hike in the park.   Along the trail you will walk through the rainforest and along the Celeste River, where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons.  After this beautiful site, you will continue hiking to where two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise that makes Rio Celeste. This chemical reaction, due to the volcanic minerals, makes for an astounding sight that can only be experienced at this unique location.  After hiking, you will head to another part of the river outside of the park where you will get to swim in the blue waters!!  This is where you will often see sloths and other wildlife. This hike is a fantastic opportunity for healthy exercise and unforgettable experiences in one of Costa Rica's most unique hidden gems.

    **Please be aware, on rare occasions the river may be brown due to heavy rains

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Finca Verde Lodge, 1 Kilometro al sur del Liceo Bijagua, Provincia de Alajuela, Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica, 21304, Costa Rica

    Organic Farm - Sloth and Frog Sanctuary

    Take a tour on a rural organic farm! You will be taken on an inspiring and educational walk, showcasing natural wonders such as tropical plants, flowers, birds, sloths, frogs, snakes, insects and many more animals that inhabit the farm.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cataratas Llanos de Cortes, Bagaces 50401 Costa Rica

    Costa Rican Lunch

    After your swim, we will stop by a local restaurant for a plentiful Costa Rican style lunch!

    Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

    To end the day, we will take you to Llanos de Cortez Waterfall in Bagaces, where you can relax and take a swim underneath the falls or walk around exploring the flora and fauna.

    Please bring: comfortable walking shoes, comfortable clothes, change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, bug repellent, sunscreen, and change of clothes.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    1: JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Hacienda Pinilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica
    2: Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    3: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
    4: Provincia de Guanacaste, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
    5: Guanacaste Province, Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
    6: Playa Grande, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
    7: Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo, Riu Guanacaste Route, Guanacaste Province, Sardinal de Carrillo Costa Rica, 60602, Costa Rica
    8: Del Coco Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
    9: Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
    10: Playa Panama, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
    11: Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo - A Concept By Hyatt, Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste Province, Papagayo Peninsula, 50104, Costa Rica
    12: Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, Playa, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
    13: Guanacaste Province, Liberia, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 6:00 AM (please let reception or security know we are coming to pick you up)
    Langosta/Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM
    Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM
    RIU Guanacaste & RIU Palace: 7:00 AM (bring copy of passport)
    Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 7:20 AM
    Playa Hermosa (Secrets) & Playa Panama (Mangroove) Hotels, Condos Houses: 7:30 AM
    Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:45 AM
    Andaz: 7:00 AM ($100 extra per booking, not per customer)
    Dreams Las Mareas 6:30 AM ($200 extra per booking, not per customer)
    Pick up times are an estimate. Please be ready at the specified time but it may take us up to 20 minutes longer depending on that days pick up schedule and traffic.
    Departure Time

    Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 6:00 AM (please let reception or security know we are coming to pick you up)

    Langosta/Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM

    Conchal, Brasilito, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 6:30 AM

    RIU Guanacaste & RIU Palace: 7:00 AM (bring copy of passport)

    Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 7:20 AM

    Playa Hermosa & Playa Panama Hotels, Condos Houses: 7:30 AM

    Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:45 AM

    Andaz: 7:00 AM ($100 extra per booking, not per customer)

    Dreams Las Mareas 6:30 AM ($200 extra per booking, not per customer)

    • Pick up times are an estimate.  Please be ready at the specified time but it may take us up to 20 minutes longer depending on that days pick up schedule and traffic.
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • National park fees
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional bilingual guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Rio Celeste
    • Entry/Admission - Finca Verde Lodge
    • Entry/Admission - Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our guide was Paul, he was great, well informed and kept the whole tour entertaining. Full tour of everything representing Costa Rica , the people, the nature, the food, the wildlife : incredible. We were able to take some amazing pics. Would definitely recommend, the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Hoosier_traveler481
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Amazing time had with Martin (guide) & Nelson (driver). They really took the time to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend this tour.

    Thank jolly_bengali1980
    Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

    Martin, was very knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend this tour if you want a great day of hiking and stairs!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Catherine C
    Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

    This tour was everything we wanted. Our driver, Jose, was professional and made it a smooth ride. The van was new, clean and great AC. Our tour guide, Martin, was amazing! He managed to weave facts and history about Costa Rica and it's culture into...More

    1  Thank 127bertr
    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    There were parts of this tour that we enjoyed very much, but the tour wasn’t quite as advertised. In hindsight we wondered what the “tour guide” was for and whether the cost was justified. We did see both waterfalls, but the detailed description of the...More

    4  Thank witsendphotography
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    stefizles
    14 August 2019|
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    Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
    We transported from Guanacaste but it was a 2ish hour ride if I remember correct.
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    shan_toronto
    23 July 2019|
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    Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
    I believe they pick up anywhere locally. They are based out of the little stand by the Green Papaya and picked us up from our hotel for no extra charge.
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    Felicia T
    14 July 2019|
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    Response from X4618DMmichelec | Reviewed this property |
    If you are in good health and it’s not too hot yes! There is a lot of stairs to climb that’s the hardest part. The rest of the hike is up hill on a clean dirt path.
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