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Please present tour voucher to ground operator upon arrival to reconfirm your tour day and to confirm tour departure time and other details. You will have an opportunity to select a preferred tour date at time of booking; however , tours pre-purchased online are not pre-reserved for a specific date. Child rates, where applicable, will display at time of booking and vary according to age.
*** Rates below are subject to change, are for general information and may vary slightly by season and/or hotel selected. Exact prices will be provided at time of booking. ***

Santa Rosa National Park Hike & Liberia City Tour (min age 7)

 
Santa Rosa National Park Hike & Liberia City Tour (min age 7)This tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Discover Costa Rica’s rich history and natural beauty with this excursion to a lush national park and the charming city of Liberia. Hike through some of the last remaining tropical dry forest in the world at Santa Rosa National Park, a protected park that’s home to native species of monkeys, birds, deer and more. Visit monuments to Costa Rica’s colourful past and tour La Casona Hacienda museum to learn about the area’s fascinating history. After a savoury lunch at The Canyon Lodge, tour the picturesque city streets of Liberia, famous for its white adobo houses.

Includes: Entrance fees, guide, soft drinks, transportation, lunch and city tour in Liberia.
Not Included: Souvenirs, tips.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel)
Days of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday.
Tour Duration: Approx. 4 hours for activities (approx. 6 hours total duration including transportation).
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, bring a camera, sunblock and extra cash for additional expenses.

Adventure Pass (min age 5)

 
Adventure Pass (min age 5)This tour is available from the following resorts: Riu Guanacaste, Riu Palace Costa Rica.
Take your family and friends for a day of fun and adventure at Diamante Eco Adventure Park! Choose from a variety of activities to do on land, sea and air. On “The Howler”, Costa Rica’s number one double zipline circuit, you’ll soar 1360 meters (4461 feet) through the rainforest as you admire the breathtaking aerial views. After your zipline adventure, take a thrilling 10 meter (30 foot) bungee jump on the “Quick Jump”, before heading to the hanging bridge for a daring walk over the crocodiles below! Then, explore the marvelous underwater world on a snorkelling adventure or take a kayak to sail along the ocean’s sparkling waters. For some more fun and exploration, see the diverse range of exotic mammals and amphibians--including sloths and jaguars--at the animal sanctuary. End your day by relaxing at the beach and enjoying a succulent lunch at the restaurant.

Includes: Transportation (for guests staying at the Riu Resorts), park's access fee, zipline circuit (Superman, Tarzan Swing, Quick Jump and Hanging Bridge), water activities (kayak, stand up paddle board, snorekling), hiking or bicycle tour, visit to the animal sanctuary and the botanical garden, buffet lunch.
Not Included: Photos, videos, souvenirs, tips.
Operates: Daily
Duration: Approx. 6 hours for activities (approx 7 hours with transportation)
Departure Time/Location: Hotel Lobby (time varies by hotel)
Activity Level: Moderate
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably sneakers). Take swimsuit, a towel, a change of clothes, camera (preferably with straps), biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent, plus extra money for additional personal expenses.
Notes: To perform this activity you must weigh between 60 and 290 pounds, fit into the harness comfortably, and be of good general health. The tour is not suitable for persons subject to dizziness or motion sickness, or with conditions affecting blood pressure, heart, back or neck. Pregnant women or persons under the influence of alcohol or any another substance cannot participate in this activity.

Discovery Pass (min age 5)

 
Discovery Pass (min age 5)This tour is available from the following resorts: Riu Guanacaste, Riu Palace Costa Rica.
See a variety of animals up close; from iguanas, bats and toucans to pumas, sloths and monkeys at the Guanacaste Adventure Park Animal Sanctuary. On a self-guided tour, walk along the shaded trails surrounded by lovely gardens to explore the birds, animals and insects around you. As you observe these incredible creatures, you can learn interesting facts about them from a biologist. After your tour, visit the Butterfly Sanctuary to see a wide range of colourful butterflies.
Includes: Transportation, access fee to the Animal Sanctuary
Not Included: Photos, meals, beverages, videos, souvenirs, tips.
Operates: Daily
Duration: Approx. 2 hours for activities (approx 3 hours total duration including transportation)
Departure Time/Location: Hotel Lobby (time varies by hotel)
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably sneakers). Bring biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent plus extra money for additional personal expenses.

TOP 3 - Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

 
TOP 3 - Arenal Volcano & Hot SpringsThis tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Admire stunning views of Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, surrounded by spectacular landscapes and standing 1657 meters (5437 feet) tall. Currently dormant, Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica’s most active and youngest volcanos. Set off on a hike into the volcano’s surrounding areas to explore the variety of exotic wildlife along with the beautiful natural landmarks that surround it, including a magnificent waterfall. After your hike, visit one of the many hot springs in the mountains to enjoy a relaxing soak as you admire rolling green hills of Costa Rica.

Includes: Round-trip transportation, bilingual guide, hiking tour, waterfall visit, entrance fee to the hot springs and lunch.
Not Included: Tips, personal expenses.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby, times vary by hotel
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 6 hours for activity (approx. 12 hours total duration including transportation)
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and swimsuit. Bring one or two changes of clothes, raincoat, biodegradable insect repellent, camera and extra money for beverages, souvenirs, tips or extra expenses. Please take into consideration that there are 50 steps in the stairs to climb the waterfall.

Blue River Tour

 
Blue River TourThis tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Embark on a fun adventure when you visit Costa Rica’s Blue River. Walk along the bright blue river and past a magnificent waterfall on your journey to explore the Botanical Gardens where you’ll discover a stunning collection of hundreds of different types of floral species, including colourful orchids and hibiscus flowers. From there, continue to the Butterfly Gardens to take in a variety of exotic species such as hummingbirds, toucans and butterflies. You’ll also get to explore the forest habitat of bats, sloths, monkeys and much more! Next, visit Dino Park, a massive area in the forest containing life-sized animatronic replicas of dinosaurs! After your day of fun, enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the natural hot springs on site.

Includes: Air conditioned transfers, guide service, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Garden, hot spring pool, lunch and Dino Park.
Not Included: Massages, alcoholic beverages.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel)
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 5.5 hours for activity (approx. 9 hours total duration including transportation).
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes and swimsuit. Take a change of clothes, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring extra money for souvenirs or personal expenses.

Sensoria Land of Senses Tour (min age 7)

 
This tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Explore the beautiful landmarks and the wide range of diverse species on the Sensoria Tour at Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Start your tour with an incredible hike through the hidden trails as you keep an eye out for the thousands of different exotic species in the jungle, from jaguars, pumas and kinkajous to blue-crowned motmots and toucanets. The wide and diverse range of species thrive here because of the multiple tropical ecosystems present in the massive 34,000 acre park. Admire the breathtaking landscapes surrounding the rainforest, including two volcanoes and multiple bright blue waterfalls as you continue along the trail. When you approach the hot springs gushing through the natural mineral-dense rocks, enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the pools before ending your tour by feasting on a succulent picnic-style lunch with the breathtaking tropical scenery in the background.

Includes: Round-trip transportation, entrance fees, guide, soft drinks and lunch.
Not Included: Tips, personal expenses.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel)
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 6.5 hours for activity (approx. 9 hours total duration including transportation).
Activity Level: Moderate.
Recommendations: Wear hiking shoes. Bring camera, swimsuit, a change of clothes, towels and extra money for additional expenses.

Vandara Hotsprings & Full Day Adventure

 
Vandara Hotsprings & Full Day AdventureThis tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Explore the heart of the jungle at Rincon de la Vieja National Park on a series of adventures on land, air and water. Start with a horseback tour around the massive 34,000 acre park, while you soak in the incredible scenery of lush green flora and beautiful blue rivers. Look out for the exotic wildlife that live here, such as monkeys, jaguars, sloths and toucanets. Continue along the path to the foothills of Rincon de la Vieja volcano as you listen to stories about the park from your expert guide. Explore the surrounding landscape and see the gases which rise from the active volcano as you approach it. Next, return to the trail until you reach a zipline platform. Take in the stunning aerial views of the park and try to spot the wildlife as you glide along the treetops in the rainforest on a series of ziplines, deep in the jungle. From there, take a tube to the top of a 400 meter (1,312 foot) waterslide to take a thrilling ride into the river! After your tubing adventure, take a break to unwind in the relaxing thermal hot springs and volcanic mineral mud baths at the park. Finish your journey with a delicious lunch at the on-site restaurant while you take in views of the park.

Includes: Round-trip transportation, bilingual guide, lunch and fees for activities on the site.
Not Included: Alcoholic beverages, liquor and massages.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 6 hours for activity (approx. 9 hours total duration including transportation).
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers/sport shoes and a swimsuit. Bring a change of clothes, insect repellent, a camera, sunscreen, and extra money for additional expenses.
Please Note: It is recommended that you bring a copy of your passport. Massages available for an extra charge on site. The visit to the waterfall at the beginning of the tour is subject to weather conditions.

Canopy Congo Trail (min age 7, height & weight restrictions apply)

 
Canopy Congo Trail (min age 7, height & weight restrictions apply)This tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Take your vacation to new heights as you soar above the rainforest, riverscapes and along the massive Guanacaste treetops on the Zipline Canopy Congo Trail. Enjoy listening to fascinating stories about Costa Rica and its local traditions told by your friendly guide. Then, take off to the skies and try to spot the families of sloths, monkeys and other exotic animals feeding on the nearby fruits as you zip over 20 metres (60 feet) high above the forest.

Includes: Round-trip transportation, bilingual guide.
Not Included: Beverages, beer, souvenirs and meals.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel)
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 2 hours for activity (approx. 3.5 hours including transportation).
Activity Level: Active
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Bring camera, insect repellent, sunscreen and money for extras such as drinks or souvenirs. There are weight and height restrictions for the zip line portion of this excursion.

Aerial Pass (min age 5)

 
Aerial Pass (min age 5)This tour is available from the following resorts: Riu Guanacaste, Riu Palace Costa Rica.
Take your vacation to new heights with the Aerial Adventure and Zip Line Pass at the Diamante Eco Adventure Park! On board “The Howler”, enjoy stunning aerial views of the rainforest and ocean as you glide 1,360 meters (4461 feet) across the rainforest. From there, head over to the “Quick Jump” to plunge off a 10 meter (30 foot) platform for a thrilling bungee jump. Still feeling adventurous? Dare to walk on the hanging bridge, suspended over a river crawling with crocodiles below!

Includes: Transportation for guests staying at the Riu Resorts only, Park access fee, zip line circuit including Superman/Tarzan Swing/Quick Jump and hanging bridge.
Not Included: Meals, beverages, photos and souvenirs. Transportation for guests not staying at one of the Riu resorts can be added locally for an additional charge.
Operates: Daily
Duration: 7.3 hours for activities (approx 8.3 hours total duration including transportation)
Activity Level: Moderate
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sneakers preferably). Take your camera (preferably with straps), biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent, extra money for additional personal expenses.
Requirements: To perform this activity you must weigh between 60 and 290 pounds, fit into the harness comfortably, and be of good general health. The tour is not suitable for persons prone to dizziness or motion sickness, or with conditions affecting blood pressure, heart, back or neck. Pregnant women and persons under the influence of alcohol or any other substance cannot participate in this activity.

TOP 3 - Mega Combo Buena Vista (see min age restrictions)

 
TOP 3 - Mega Combo Buena Vista (see min age restrictions)This tour is available from RIU Hotels & Resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Have a blast on a series of exciting adventures in the depths of the Costa Rican rainforest! Take in stunning aerial views of the jungle on a zipline circuit at up to 100 meters (328 feet) in the air. Get that perfect Instagram shot as you take in the scenery, including glimpses of exotic wildlife such as colourful flowers, birds, iguanas and howler monkeys! From there, embark on a trek through the jungle on horseback, passing the Guanacaste prairies while you soak in the picturesque scenery of the Costa Rican pacific coast with views of Rincon de la Vieja volcano in the background. After your adventures, unwind in one of the many natural thermal pools while you admire the breathtaking scenery in the heart of the jungle. Looking for some more adventure? Take an exciting ride down the 425 meter (1394 foot) Jungle Waterslide!

Includes: Round-trip transportation, canopy tour or hanging bridges, water slide, hot springs, horseback riding and lunch.
Not Included: Additional activities and services other than those mentioned in the inclusions, alcoholic drinks, massages, photos and souvenirs.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (times vary by hotel)
Days of Operation: Daily.
Tour Duration: Approx. 6 hours for activity (approx. 10 hours total duration including transportation),
Activity Level: Moderate
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes and footwear (preferably water shoes or sports footwear). Bring swimwear, sunglasses, hat or cap, sunscreen, biodegradable insect repellent, a poncho, a change of clothes, a camera (waterproof recommended) and extra money for any additional purchases. For the canopy activity children ages 3-7 will need to do the activity in tandem with a guide. For horseback riding children ages 4-7 must ride the horse together with an adult. The minimum age for the water slide is 8 years. This tour is recommended for ages 5+.

TOP 3 - Palo Verde Boat Tour (not valid from Dreams Las Mareas)

 
TOP 3 - Palo Verde Boat Tour (not valid from Dreams Las Mareas)This tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
At Palo Verde National Park, you’ll discover one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Start your journey with a short tour of a Guanacaste sugar plantation, where you’ll take in views of seemingly endless farmland where the sugar is harvested and learn interesting facts. Next, you’ll head over to Palo Verde National Park, known as one of the most diverse conservation parks in the world. Depending on the season, the wildlife sanctuary houses up to 250,000 birds of varying species. Try to spot all the varying types of birds, along with local wildlife such as sloths, howler monkeys and scarlet macaws. From there, board a comfortable catamaran to sail along one of Costa Rica’s longest rivers. Look out for the American crocodiles and iguanas along the way as you admire the stunning landscapes!

Activity Level: Mild.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby.
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 3 hours for activity (approx. 5 hours including transportation).
Includes: Air-conditioned coach transportation, guide, river boat tour, entrance fees to the park, fruit, coffee and natural juices.
Not included: Tips (optional) and meals.
Recommendations/Notes: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent and your camera. You must contact ground operator upon arrival to confirm exact tour time. Prices and duration can vary depending on the location of your hotel.

Borinquen Expedition

 
Borinquen ExpeditionThis tour is available from resorts in the Guanacaste region.
Explore Costa Rica’s natural wonders on this day trip through the stunning countryside. Take in views of the majestic Rincon de la Vieja Volcano along the horizon as you embark on a horseback ride down tropical forest trails. Admire Costa Rica’s biodiversity as you travel through lush vegetation that’s home to native wildlife. Then, take an exciting sky-high ride through dense jungle canopy as you zipline over the rainforest before enjoying a delicious local lunch. Relax after your rainforest adventure with a calming volcanic mud bath and soak in a revitalizing natural hot spring.

Includes: Transfers, bilingual guide, lunch, hot springs.
Not Included: Massages, alcoholic beverages, breakfast, dinner, tips.
Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel)
Days of Operation: Daily
Tour Duration: Approx. 5-6 hours for activity (approx. 8 hours total duration including transportation).
Activity Level: Mild
Wheelchair Access: No
Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes and swimsuit. Bring a change of clothes, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring extra money for souvenirs, tips and additional expenses.

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