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Rincon de la Vieja National Park Private



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Surround yourself with lush Costa Rican forest and discover landscapes shaped by an active volcano with a private tour of Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Take in stunning views of the volcano that bears this park’s name, and witness bubbling mud pits and volcanic fumaroles. Be on the lookout for the colorful fauna that inhabits this paradise during your full-day hike.
  • Explore Rincon de la Vieja, one of six active volcanoes in Costa Rica, during a full-day guided outing
  • Hike in the 55-square-mile national park and explore bubbling mud pits and fumaroles — ground openings where volcanic vapors escape
  • Enjoy a delicious Costa Rican buffet with fresh ingredients
  • Private hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Duration: 8 hours


Discover Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife

Following pick-up at your resort, you’ll arrive at Rincon de la Vieja National Park for a tour led by a knowledgeable bilingual guide. Take a hike along this 55-square-mile piece of rainforest with more than 300 bird species that call the park home.

Be on the lookout for colorful birds like curassows, eagles and the emerald toucan. The park is also home to cougars, jaguars, monkeys, kinkajous and many more wildlife species, which you may spot — if you’re lucky! — during your visit.

View volcanic activity and enjoy lunch

During your tour of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, your guide will point out fascinating views created by the volcano, such as fumaroles — openings in the ground where volcanic fumes escape — and mud pits bubbling with the same vapors. You’ll also have time for a complete lunch that includes soft drinks and freshly brewed coffee.

Learn about the history of this active volcano

Your excursion takes place around the base of Rincon de la Vieja volcano, one of six active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Learn from your tour guide about the volcano’s name — Spanish for ‘old woman's corner’ — as local legend has it that a young girl lost her love to the volcano and chose to remain alone on the hills for the rest of her life.

Following your full-day visit to this magical area, the hiking trail loops back to base camp, where air-conditioned transportation awaits to take you back to your resort.


  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the National Park

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothes (long pants) and hiking shoes.
  • Bring insect repellent, sunglasses, a camera, and sunscreen.
  • Bring a plastic bag and rain gear.
  • Bring extra clothes and cap or hat.
  • Please contact Amstar to advise food allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Children: 4-11 years old.
  • Children under 4 years are not allowed.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart problems, or physical limitations.
  • All participants must sign a release of liability.
  • Be aware that transportation time from your resort to the activity could take around 3 hours each way.
  • Important: A price adjustment is applied based on the number of passengers.
Please note: Upon check-in at their resort, contact your Amstar resort representative to confirm the excursion will take place.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Guanacaste
  • Season: All Year
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 5 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
From $443 USD
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