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Hiking to the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

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    Stop At: Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica

    The Rincón de la Vieja National Park was declared a World Heritage Site since large quantities here are protected watershed, flora and fauna. The park protects the river, rainforest, and rare tropical dry forest habitats.

    During this walk, you will observe fumaroles, mud volcanoes, boiling water springs, wildlife, moist forest, volcanic reservoirs at the base of the volcano and a waterfall.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from condos and houses en Peninsula Pagagayo, Condovac,El Coco and Playa Hermosa Beach
    Departure Time
    8/12/2018 - 8/2/2019Tuesday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    8/27/2019 - 3/31/2020Tuesday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    8/27/2019 - 9/28/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Costa Rican typical lunch
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Rincon de La Vieja National Park
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 7 years old
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • What to bring: tennis shoes, comfortable clothes, mosquitoes repellent, sunblock, extra change clothes, sunglasses, hat or cap, camera and passport copy.
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Costa Rica Green Life Tours
    79 Reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Great tour!
    6 adults purchased this tour in early August. Transportation was on time and our guide kml Walter) was professional and friendly. As we drove through Liberia he gave instructions and explained the day. First we did horseback riding through picturesque scenery. Next we ziplined on 12 lines and then had a Costa Rican lunch. The food was amazing! Last we had a chance to experience the mud bath and hot springs. The day was full of adventure and excitement...we had a great time!
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    Simon S
    The perfect tour guides
    Carlos and his team went above and beyond to ensure my family and I had the best experience. The service was highly personalised and the information was expertly delivered. There was never any time pressure and we did as much as we wanted. Carlos even gave up an evening with his family to get us back from a Rodeo. We used them three times, for a local event (a Rodeo in Liberia), Rio Celeste and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall with plenty to see in between. Can’t recommend them highly enough!
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    Charlene K
    Carlos, Ozzie and Green Life tours - 3 Beautiful Excursions
    My son and I visited Costa Rica in April. I decided to book with Green life tours from all the positive feedback, requested Carlos Bello as our guide. I was not disappointed. He lived up to the reviews and more. It was my sons first all-inclusive trip and I wanted to make it memorable. We stayed at Planet Hollywood on the Pacific Coast. I booked 3 excursions through Green life tours and had Carlos for two of them. He made it special from picking us up at the hotel and made sure we were comfortable. This man has so much knowledge and history it's amazing. His love for his country and nature is beyond. He put us at ease and shared parts of his life with us, very easy to talk to and learn from. He took the time to point out the little which we never would have noticed from the vegetation to the birds above, identifying them by their calls, explaining the rare plants, insects and birds Costa Rica has. He is like an encyclopedia/Wikipedia. His humor and interest made it so much fun. He made sure we spent our time enjoying the activities and not waiting in lines or getting stuck. He was willing to help others. We had another tour Guide Ozzie, who was so full of knowledge as well. They both went above and beyond making sure we were fueled and ready for the day, stopping for breakfast and coffee. Costa Rica is rich in culture, nature and history. We were not just another party in a group tour it was private and personal. It was customized for my son and I and left us wanting more. Thank you Green Life Tours (Carlos & Ozzie) for our perfect vacation!
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    El Trapiche Tour and Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
    Our hotel at Rio Perdido booked this custom tour for us through Carlos. We booked it less than 24 hours in advance, which was a last minute decision on our end but luckily he was available! We specifically wanted to tour a coffee farm and Monteverde Cloud Forest - I'm not sure if this is a set itinerary but we got exactly what we wanted! Carlos picked us up promptly at 7am. Our hotel is in the middle of nowhere and he drove us 2 hours to the coffee plantation while giving us Costa Rican history/wildlife/plant life lessons as well as Spanish lessons! We really enjoyed the coffee tour, there was also sugar cane and chocolate as well. We met the owner, made our own toffee candies, and had an amazing, homemade snack at the end of the tour. Very informative and a beautiful setting. We then drove to the Monteverde Cloud Forest where Carlos taught us about all the various flora and fauna (though you can do this tour self-guided). My goal was to find a sloth and Carlos spotted one hidden in a tree! Afterwards we had lunch at a local restaurant where Carlos helped us order. He is not only a great, friendly and well-informed guide, he clearly has love for his country which shined through. Highly recommend spending a whole day with Carlos!
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    Chicago, United States
    Wonderful experience and great value! Fun & relaxing with beautiful, breath taking views of Costa Rica!
    My wife and I had an amazing time with our tour guide, Carlos B. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Costa Rica and wildlife. All of the personnel involved in the activities (horseback riding, zip lining, and mud bath/ hot springs) were friendly and professional. Thorough training was provided for each activity. The lunch was superb and included a flan dessert ( I love flan) & coffee! Travel time is about 1.5 hrs to the activities, but the ride was very enjoyable and shuttle was extremely clean with good AC. Carlos was also very punctual. I highly recommend this tour company for anyone wanting a taste of Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
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    Robbinsville, New Jersey
    Carlos and Green Life Tours
    We did two tours with Carlos. I have to say that the days that we spent with him made us feel VIP all the way. Waiting for us at the airport with a big sign and a big smile. Cold waters and cold towels waiting for us. Carlos is a very warm and caring human being. His enthusiasm and passion for his beautiful country is so evident and appreciated. He is so extremely knowledgeable about the environment, terrain, wildlife, the culture, the history you name it he can speak intelligently and passionately about it. He took us to the best places to eat with the most beautiful views. You will not find a more prompt and delightful tour company or tour guide in the world. By the time we left Carlos at the airport at the end of our week, we felt like we were saying goodbye to family. You can’t visit Costa Rica and not get a tour with Carlos and Green Life Tours.
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    Aradia F
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Transport Services
    I don't normally write reviews for transportation services, but I used this company twice for transportation between hotels and they were great! Very friendly drivers, and very efficient and dependable - great peace of mind when on vacation. If we come back to Costa Rica again, we will book tours with them.
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    Sammamish, Washington
    Carlos Bella is the best tour guide we’ve ever had!
    We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide than Carlos Bella! His knowledge of Costa Rican history, geography and wildlife is unparalleled. His love of his country is obvious. He’s very personable and shared life experience about his family....we literally wanted to meet his mom and dad after hearing his entertaining stories. When we head back to Costa Rica, we will request Carlos again.
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    Professional, knowledgeable, affordable, and fun-what more can you ask of a tour guide?!
    Carlos picked us (my husband, two young children (2 and 4 yrs old), and my mom from Liberia Airport. He was waiting for us with a welcome sign and much needed cold waters! He brought car seats for my children which I had not even asked for--thank you! Carlos also took us back to the airport at the end of our trip and he ensured we got there on time. Carlos recommended some great surf spots in Tamarindo for my hubby and fun things to do with the children (horseback riding in the beach was one of them). He was spot on! We decided to do the river tour with Carlos as our guide since it was appropriate for the children. We had a blast! Carlos picked us up from our hotel ON TIME, drove us to the restaurant for some delicious morning coffee and snacks and then we headed to the river. He is so knowledgeable about Costa Rica and its history, culture, people, wildlife, animals, birds, ecosystem, etc! Seriously...like an encyclopedia. He's very funny and has an awesome personality. We felt so comfortable with him! We will recommend CRGLT to all our family and friends visiting Costa Rica. You won't find a better tour company in CR. THANK YOU for helping us have an amazing experience! Pura Vida!
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    Brooke P
    Highlight of our trip!
    Carlos was our guide for the day, and might I say he went above and beyond to make our private tour absolutely fantastic!! He was so knowledgable and funny too, and made sure we were always having a great time. We've been home from Costa Rica for 2 weeks now and are still talking about how amazing Carlos was - we hope to go back and visit again!!
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    Shanthini J
    Toronto, Canada
    Very friendly, reliable, and reasonable in price
    Ask for Carlos. He is amazing. The 2 times we went to Costa Rica we used him for all our excursions/trips and now he is like family. He was very accommodating and took us to the best places at very reasonable prices. Way cheaper than the hotel rates. Even used him for day trips and night life. He always had us in mind and would suggest according to our best interest
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    North Mankato, Minnesota
    Airport shuttle plus Palos Verde National Park , Parque Nacional Volcan Tenorio & sloth preserve
    We were met at the airport by Carlos and his driver. We had a large group and everything went smoothly and efficiently. On the way to our resort, Carlos shared great information about his country, safety tips and ideas for things to do. His passion for Costa Rica was so inspiring that we spent 2 days on excursions with him. The first was a trip to Palos Verde National Park and a boat ride on the River Tempisque. Carlos and the boat captain were very knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area and were able to point out things that we would never have seen on our own. We saw crocodiles, white faced monkeys and several different species of birds. We were also able to get close enough to the wildlife to take good pics. After the boat trip, we stopped at a small family owned café for lunch. The food was amazing! We also were able to see Willy, a 7th generation potter, throw pots and explain the traditional way of decorating clay. Absolutely wonderful day! Our second day trip was to the rain forest and a small sloth preserve. Carlos was able to tell us about all of the trees and foliage in the rain forest. This trip envolved a bit of hiking, but Carlos let us set the pace. The waterfall is a must see...beautiful! After the rain forest we visited a sloth preserve - also family owned. We sited 5 sloths and were able to video a baby sloth within feet of us. This was again followed by a wonderful lunch at a local restaurant. Carlos was always willing to pull over if we saw something that interested us - another great reason for private tours! We highly recommend Carlos and Green Life tours. His focus on conservation and uplifting the local economy of his country is interesting and commendable. If you want to learn about the people and culture, this is the way to do it.
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    David Y
    Better than we could have imagined!
    At first we were looking for transportation and some simple hiking tours, but Rio Perdido put us in contact with Green Life Tours, and we got so much more! We could not have asked for a more friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable guide than Carlos. Whereas most tour companies will have a set itinerary, Carlos catered to our interests and personalized our experience. In addition to taking us to some beautiful hiking sites (Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Cerro Pelado are both breathtaking), he spent the effort to share his vast knowledge of flora and fauna. His passion for the natural beauty of Costa Rica was completely infectious! At every step he went above and beyond- he took us to several family owned restaurant for a taste of the 'real' Costa Rica, and he was even willing to get up before 3:00 AM to bring us to a beautiful peak for a spectacular sunrise! We absolutely recommend Green Life Tours for anyone wanting to explore Costa Rica. Thank you for an amazing experience, Carlos!
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    Madrid, Spain
    Perfect experience
    We truly had a blast in this beautiful country, thanks primarily to Carlos and his team in Costa Rica Green Life Tours. He always went the extra mile to show and explain every single detail of the culture, flora and fauna of everything we were visiting, and more. Carlos had everything greatly prepared in advance and made our excursions joyful, interesting and exciting. We can surely recommend him and his company to anybody visiting the country. We were fully satisfied with the service.
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    Redmond R
    Carlos is amazing!!!
    Carlos is the best tour guide on the planet who truly showed us the Real and Beautiful Costa Rica. I cannot say enough nice things about him and green life tours. Carlos picked up my wife and I from a resort and drove us two hours away to get to the st surf spots. I love hearing about the local cultures and Carlos was AMAZING at explaining everything we saw. He is like a walking encyclopedia and knows so much (things that you could only hear from a local). He knew exactly what we wanted and gave us a great day. I cannot say thank you enough to him and we both recommend him to everyone.
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