Water Tubing and Hot Springs Eco Adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from Samara


Be ready for early morning pickup at your Sámara hotel, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Bring comfortable clothing, a swimsuit, insect repellent, sunscreen, a towel, and comfortable walking shoes. Meet your guide and group, then climb in to a comfortable tour vehicle and take off for the Blue River Resort, about 3 hours' drive away.  Around 10 a.m., arrive at the resort, where you'll be welcomed with a provided cocktail. Use the changing area and lockers to change into gear for your river tubing adventure before hopping back in the van for a short ride to the Rio Azul launch point. Arrive at the launch point and get a brief orientation and safety demonstration. Slide, bump & spin along white water and adrenaline pumping chutes, around bends and through calm water down the river. Travel through canyons and thick greenery, listening to the sounds of the river accompanied by howler monkeys, insects and birds.  Return to the resort around 1:30 p.m., where you will refuel with a provided lunch before embarking on your afternoon activities. Walk through the lush tropical gardens, swim and soak in the five pools, check out the hot mineral springs, or visit the butterfly garden to meet the resident donkeys and miniature horses. Opt to sign up for a treatment at the spa (additional cost) before departing back to your hotel around 4 p.m.  Please note: This tour is suitable for those who can swim and are in decent physical shape. Minimum numbers apply; the tour may be cancelled in case of insufficient passenger numbers.

Tour info

8 hours - 9 hours
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Why take this tour?

Combine Costa Rica’s premier heart-stopping water tubing adventure followed by the ultimate in relaxation - natural hot springs (3 hot springs pools, 2 freshwater pools), mud bathing and natural sauna, meandering botanical gardens with bird sanctuaries, fish and a caiman lagoons, butterfly gardens and much more. All this in a lush rain forest, smoking volcano crater views of Rincon de la Vieja, blue river and waterfalls. Your in for a special treat!

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • All activities

  • Bilingual guide - English and Spanish

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Locker & Change-room

  • Entry/Admission - Blue River Hot Springs Eco-Adventure Tours

  • Entry/Admission - Yoga Retreat At Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Spa treatments

  • Gratuities

  • Sun block, bug repellent and other necessities (some available for purchase)

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8-9 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Your health and well-being are our priority. In response to COVID-19, cleanliness and hygiene protocols have been set up to ensure the health and security of our guests and visitors.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Blue River Hot Springs Eco-Adventure Tours

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About operator:

Rincon de la Vieja Tours offers amazing nature adventures along the base of Rincon de la Vieja – about an hour from Liberia. Tours include transportation from Guanacaste beaches and Liberia. Only the north side of the Rincon is in the rainforest and has blue volcanic rivers, the “emerald green” natural mineral hot springs and abundant tropical wildlife. You’ll be entering a ”paradise on earth” and will have an adventure of a lifetime.Rincon de la Vieja is based out of Blue River Resort & Hot Springs and offers three tours. Two are combo-tours that feature either an adventure to the incomparable blue volcanic rivers and majestic waterfalls by horse or car. Or choose the canopy tour, through rainforest, waterfalls and ending with a Tarzan Swing. These combine with a visit to Blue River Resort & Hot Springs. The third tour option is to spend the day at Blue River Resort & Spa to experience the the hot springs pools, botanical gardens, butterfly gardens, mud bath and natural sauna, the Spa, gym and more. We pick up early morning and deliver you home in time for dinner.

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