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From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

4.6 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From La Fortuna: Rio Celeste Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From US$ 85 per person

Enjoy a full-day Rio Celeste tour. Experience the natural beauty of Tenorio Park as you navigate trails that wind through stunning landscapes.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hike in the Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Marvel at the color change created by 2 merging rivers
  • Stop for a delicious lunch after your hike
Full description
Start your full-day tour with a scenic drive from La Fortuna to the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Head out on a 4-hour hike that will take some effort but is definitely worth it. At the end of the hike you’ll have reached the Rio Celeste. The river’s blue color is the result of a chemical reaction between 2 merging rivers having different volcanic minerals. This rare phenomenon creates a fairy tale-like beauty. Visit a waterfall and a lookout point for great views and see the place where the river changes color. Your guide will point out local wildlife on this adventure as well. After your hike, enjoy a delicious lunch before the drive back to La Fortuna.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Professional guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in La Fortuna's central area
  • Dinner
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our guide, Christian, was excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable and could spot hidden wildlife easily. He was funny and made our hike bearable, as it heavily rained midway through our tour. He showed us the best spots for photographs, and served as our photographer! We also ate a delicious local lunch! I highly recommend this tour.

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October 1, 2022

Had a wonderful time exploring Rio Celeste on this tour! The hike was a good workout (3.5+ mi with a lot of stairs down/up to the waterfall), which I really enjoyed. Mario was an awesome, energetic guide who made the experience fun. Rio Celeste is a must-see in Costa Rica - would highly recommend this tour esp if you’re a solo traveler!

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September 14, 2022

we had a wonderful day with Santiago. The pick up was a bit messy (20 min late) but we made it happen. it was a longer drive than expected (around 1h30 drive) but it was worth it !!! the park was absolutely gorgeous ! we stopped on the road to check some sloths, we continued in the park where it was absolutely magical ! we spotted a lot of different animals and the sighting was incredible. Santiago was soooo friendly, knowledgeable and great vibes. the lunch was great too and the swimming in the river was awesome. the group of people was super friendly too. it was honestly a great day in total ☺️. highly recommend !!!

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April 25, 2022

Product ID: 81186