Calling all thrill seekers, this private 9-hour tour of Rincon de la Vieja combines exhilaration with relaxation. Departing Playa Flamingo, you’ll experience the thrill of water tubing on the Rio Azul and encounter Class I-II rapids along the way. Then, spend the afternoon enjoying the luxurious facilities of the Blue River Resort, which include tropical gardens, natural hot springs, mud baths, and water slides. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Private 9-hour tour of Rincon de la Vieja including water tubing from Playa Flamingo
Ideal for families and thrill seekers
Experience water tubing on the Class I-II rapids of Rio Azul
Enjoy the facilities of the Blue River Resort, which include tropical gardens, natural hot springs, and mud baths
Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included
Bilingual guide - English and Spanish
Locker & Change-room
Sun block, bug repellent and other necessities (some available for purchase)
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Make sure we can contact you in Costa Rica, so we may confirm tour, time and exact location the day before tour.
What To Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Playa Flamingo hotel between 6am and 7am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the Blue River Resort and Hot Springs.
Following a 2.5-hour journey, you’ll arrive at the resort and receive a welcome cocktail before changing clothes in preparation for the water tubing adventure.
Climb aboard an inflated rubber ring and set off on an adventure down the Rio Azul. Encounter rapids that range from Class I-II and experience a mixture of calm and fast-paced sections of the river as you pas lush rain forest.
Then, you’ll return to Blue River Resort for lunch and have free time to enjoy the hotel’s luxurious facilities. Opt to swim and soak in one of five pools, one of which boasts an attached bullet slide, or explore the beautiful botanical gardens, home to 700 different plant species.
Plus, the butterfly garden is a feast for the senses and natural mud baths and hot springs provide ample opportunity for relaxation.
Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off at around 7pm.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Bring: Comfortable clothing, insect repellent & comfortable walking shoes, bathing suit, sunscreen, rain jacket & extra clothing (in case of inclement weather conditions)
Must be in good health, physical condition and a competent swimmer
A refundable cash deposit toward locker and towel use may be required.
A vegetarian lunch option is available. Please advise at time of booking if required
There is a possibility of cancellation or change due to weather conditions at the site. You will be offered refund or alternative if known in advance and an alternative if occurs on route.
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions. Pick-up time and location will be communicated once we know where you are staying.
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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