This 10-day itinerary combines mountain adventures with a bit of a beach holiday. Spend two days in Rincón de la Vieja exploring the area around one of the country's most active volcanoes. Then travel deeper inland to cross suspension bridges in the jungle, zip-line over trees, and enjoy guided hikes in La Fortuna and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You'll end your trip by returning to Guanacaste for relaxation on the beaches of Papagayo.
Hike to Las Pailas Trails (Rincon de la Vieja Volcano) and La Oropendola Waterfall, Rincon de la Vieja
Excellent experience seeing the volcano and rainforest
We had a private guided hike in the national park and to the Oropendula waterfall. Our guide was amazing, and he could easily spot animals and... Read more
- Witness the power of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and its unique volcanic activity
- Spot diverse wildlife, including over 300 species of birds and three species of monkeys
- Swim in the refreshing turquoise pool at La Oropendola Waterfall
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What you'll do
As you hike, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits the park. You may spot over 300 species of birds, armadillos, coatis, and three species of monkeys – the white-faced, howler, and spider monkeys.
After your hike, you'll head to La Oropendola Waterfall for a refreshing dip in the turquoise pool. From the park entrance, you'll take a short walk along a path leading to the river and then walk along the riverbanks for a little distance until you reach the waterfall. At 82 feet (25 meters) high, the waterfall is an impressive sight to behold as it cascades into the turquoise pool in the Río Blanco river canyon. It's a great spot for swimming and relaxing.
After a while at the waterfall, your tour ends with the return walk to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin.
Transportation not included
Daily8:30 am, 11:00 am
- Bilingual guide
Full-day Waterfalls Expedition
Itineraries with Hike to Las Pailas Trails (Rincon de la Vieja Volcano) and La Oropendola Waterfall
Explore some of Costa Rica's most classic settings on this adventure trip, from active volcanoes to the rainforest to its gorgeous Pacific beaches. You'll see volcanic fumaroles in Rincon de la Vieja, visit hot springs and cross hanging bridges in Arenal, encounter tons of tropical wildlife in Monteverde, and unwind on the beaches of the Gulf of Papagayo. Get ready to go hiking, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and more on this thrilling tour of Costa Rica's northwest.