Rincon de la Vieja National park is a must-visit destination in Guanacaste. Trails weave through woods shaded by giant strangler figs, and leads past the seasonal waterfall, sulfurous and steaming fumaroles, and volcanic mud pots known as “pailas”. Exotic and rare flora and fauna find refuge here including kinkajous, pumas, a variety of monkeys, sloths, tapirs, and jaguars. After visiting the park, we will drive to Vida Aventura Nature Park to continue our adventure. A delicious typical lunch, time to relax in a thermal pool or jacuzzi, and a choice of zip lining or horseback riding. Description
Prepare for an active morning in the cool climate of a Costa Rican mountain rainforest.
You will be picked up from your hotel in the Guanacaste area at 7 am aprox.
First see for yourself the amazing dynamic of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. This National Park is home of one of the most active volcano with fumaroles activity, that is the largest in the Guanacaste mountain range. On this 2-hour hike you'll see the energy that this sleeping giant liberates. You will hike down a short trail that takes you towards the steamy sulfurous water ponds, a smaller volcano, little mud pots, then the bubbling water lagoons that are naturally heated.
Then you will visit the Vida Aventura Park, where you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch, choosing from a variety of dishes such as chicken, rice, beans and salad.
After lunch you will choose between two adventure activities: zipline or horseback riding.
For the ziplining option, your experienced guide will provide training on how to ride the zipline. Then, secure your harness and take off through the canyon, gliding easily around the treetops along seven cables.
For the horseback riding your guide will help you mount a horse for a trail-riding experience along a tropical forest drive, learning about the diverse flora and fauna as you cross streams and grass pastures. Keep an eye out for two active volcanoes, Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles, and admire the spectacular panoramic views along the way.
When you’ve completed the ziplining or horseback ride activity, head to the soothing part of your tour – a thermal mud bath and hot springs spa in gorgeous natural surroundings.
Wearing a bathing suit, lather the soft volcanic mud on your skin and face, making a natural mineral mask, and lay out comfortably until it dries in the sun. Finally, dip into a geothermal pool, washing away the clay and soothing any sore muscles as you relax more deeply into the thermal pools.
After this, is back to your hotel.Highlights
: Liberia, Costa RicaDuration
: 10 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.