A moderately strenuous hike for fit nature lovers who revel in mountain views, Costa Rica rain forests, rivers, waterfalls, flora, fauna and an authentic Costa Rica farm experience
Tour Includes: Bi-lingual guide, transportation, equipment
Depart from: Blue River Resort & Hot Springs
Tour Times: Twice daily (call ahead for times)
Duration: ~3.5 hours
Bring: Long pants, walking/hiking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and a smile!
Tour Price: Cost: $55 per adult / $45 per child to 12 years old
- Fitness level needs to be high and recommended minimum age 10.
- This is a moderate hike involving rain and mud.
- Minimum group size may be required
- Weather conditions dependent
- Guide has final say. For example, should fitness level, weather conditions or client behavior warrant, the tour will be cancelled without a refund.
From Blue River Resort & Hot Spring we drive less than 15-minutes up the mountain to a special, authentic Costa Rica farmhouse bordering Rincon de la Vieja National Park where we are welcomed by the Viales family. From here our tour commences as we set off hiking through the farm into the jungle, entering secondary forests, primary forests, past pristine waterfalls and rivers. We’ll observe the ecological diversity that abounds here on the northern slope of Rincón de la Vieja National Park, with an incredible views and a variety of flora and fauna. Animals include howler monkeys, sloths, tapirs, jaguars and many colorful birds. A goal of your guided tour is to form a special appreciation for nature and the many wonders inside Rincon de la Vieja’s north (Caribbean) rain forest.
Your hike ends back at the Vialle family’s farmhouse, for a well-earned Tico snack. Enjoy refreshments and sample cheese and corn-based tortillas, all handmade and farm fresh.