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Blue River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike provided by Ecoterra Costa Rica

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Blue River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

Blue River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
This is, without a doubt, one of the most incredible places in Costa Rica; where magnificent turquoise waters combine with the lush, surrounding nature. Located on the slopes of Tenorio Volcano, this unique river amazing guests with its incomparable beauty. This tour begins with a 7 km. (4.3 mi.) long trail through the rainforest. Along the way, we will come to several sites of interest, starting with a visit to the magical waterfall of the Celeste River, followed by the Blue Lagoon, formed by a calm river breach, and the viewpoint of the Tenorio Volcano and its surrounding hills. Later, we find one of the highlights of the walk, "The Teñideros" (the Dyeing Pot) where the river acquires its characteristic color. As we conclude our hike, we will continue walking along the river banks, admiring its bubbling waters, thermal water springs, and the beautiful natural environment. Finally, a delicious lunch will make for a spectacular closing of our visit to one of the most interesting places in Costa Rica.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 7453P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
National Park fees • Bottled water • Lunch • Snacks • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
National Park fees • Bottled water • Lunch • Snacks • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multilingual guide
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Good physical condition is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

4.5
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antonj71
Manson13 contributions
Easy hike in the Rainforest and a Most Beautiful Waterfall!
Apr 2021
We visited here as part of a day tour and had a guided hike. We did not see any exciting large wildlife, but did see where Tapirs had barreled through the brush. We got to see some cool insects, a couple of short nosed green vine snakes and variety of the less spectacular birds. The star of the show was the waterfall where we got our Christmas Card shot! It takes at least minimal mobility as the drop to the viewing platform is 253 steps down and then 253 steps back up. The view was more than worth it. We had a very considerate guide that also educated us in the flora that we were walking through and patiently answered all our questions.
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frank J
27 contributions
Interesting hike but then the spam
Jan 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the hike along the blue river, it was really beautiful and we saw some wildlife along the way. It was amazing when we reached the end of the hike to see the source of the volcanic particles flowing into the river from underground. There was also a beautiful waterfall. I would give this a higher rating if we didn't receive spam and junk mail from them 3-4 times a day, and we can't seem to block it. I've emailed the company but the spam continues.
Written 12 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Monica W
Treasure Island, FL625 contributions
Highly recommend this company!
May 2018 • Couples
I wasn't sure about which company to use and trust for this excursion as in the past I have used a private party to book this. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how organized and easy dealing with this company was. I booked everything online, received confirmations instantly, and was able to call the company and someone answered every time and knew what was going on at all times. It was truly impressive. I would highly recommend this company if you were looking to book any tour while in CR. They are very easy to deal with, and they have very knowledgeable and pleasant guides who work for them We did the Rio Celeste tour, which has change since we did it last time 8 years ago. Some of the trails have been closed due to damage from past hurricanes. Although the scenic routes we took last time were not open anymore, we still had a great time. Thank you Ecoterra!
Written 23 May 2018
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Dear client, thanks for your detailed description, we work hard to offer you a complete vacation during your stay in our country, full of rain forest and unforgettable experiences, we hope you can recommend our services. It was a pleasure to work for you! Our best regards.
Written 22 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danice S
St. Petersburg, FL34 contributions
So Beautiful!
Mar 2018 • Couples
This tour was incredible! From our driver Jorge, to our guide Mainor we had the best experience. Your fun begins as soon as you are picked up from your hotel. We traveled from La Fortuna so the drive was a few hours but we learned all about the local area and stopped at a 400 year old Kapok tree for photos. We arrived at Tenorio and were given walking sticks (please use them, they really help) and started our journey on one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever taken. The water of Rio Celeste is indescribably blue. The hike had its challenging moments, the ground is muddy even when not raining so the the walking sticks came in handy. It was so much fun!
Mainor is amazing, he really cares about his environment and the beauty of his country. He picked up trash that was discarded along the trail... he is very knowledgeable and was able to pick out animals we never would have seen without a guide. After the hike he provided us with an ice cold beer and then we went to a local restaurant for lunch (amazing)!!!
I highly recommend this tour.
Written 26 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Professional guides, good drivers and office staff works just to offer you the best holidays in our country. Thank you for your comments. Best regards
Written 22 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Borkman0443
Duluth, MN137 contributions
Wonderful day touring
Feb 2018 • Couples
We hired this tour outfitter for a trip to Tenorio National Park and the Celeste River hike, a two-hour trip from Fortuna and our hotel. Our guide was knowledgeable and explained the chemical reaction that occurs when the two rivers meet with different
pH's and minerals. He pointed out several birds to us, and explained the history of this area, the volcano, etc. His english was very good, and seemed to enjoy his job as a guide. He allowed us plenty of time to take pictures at the waterfalls, the
spot where volcanic gasses were bubbling up in the River, and at the end of the trail where the two rivers met and the chemical reaction turns the water into the most unreal shade of blue you've ever seen in water.

Also, EcoTerra offered us the use of walking sticks for free. Please use them! Several within our group declined, and regretted it later.

Afterwards, we were taken to a nice little diner for our lunch (provided in your fees). The resaurant baited the area with hanging banana bunches, which attracted a variety of toucans and white-headed capuchins.

Their vehicle was comfortable and equipped with A/C and wifi. No problems at all with this outfit and guide service.
Written 11 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear client, thanks for your detailed description, we work hard to offer you a complete vacation during your stay in our country, full of rain forest and unforgettable experiences, we hope you can recommend our services. It was a pleasure to work for you! Our best regards.
Written 22 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joge0512
Costa Rica5 contributions
Great service!
Jan 2018 • Couples
We did the hike to the Blue river, and it was more than I could ever expect it, our tour guide (Andrey) is very knowledgeable!
Written 10 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear client, personalize service is our goal, to accomplish all your wishes during your vacation to give you unforgettable time in Costa Rica. Best regards
Written 16 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Best new experience
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Totally worth it
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Great time getting dirty
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Sublime!
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