Fill your day with adventure on this 9-hour trip to Rincon de la Vieja volcano from Playa Hermosa, featuring a 2-hour tubing trip down the Rio Azul and an afternoon of free time to enjoy the many activities at Blue River Resort and Hot Springs. A guided tour makes it easy to experience adventure in the tropical rain forest and still make it back to the beach in time to watch the sunset.
9-hour water tubing and eco-adventure at Rincon de la Vieja from Playa Hermosa
Includes 2-hour tubing trip down Rio Azul
Pick your own adventures in the afternoon, such as touring a butterfly garden or swimming in natural mineral pools
Kid-friendly tour ideal for families
Lunch included, with vegetarian option available upon request
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Playa Hermosa area 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 day begins with hotel pickup from your lodging near Playa Hermosa or Panama Beach between 7 and 8:30 a.m. (exact time given upon reconfirmation). Head away from the coast and toward the tropical rain forest on the north side of Rincon de la Vieja volcano.
Arrive at Blue River Resort and Hot Springs at roughly 10 a.m. Enjoy a welcome cocktail at the spa while your change clothes, and then take a short drive a private park on Rio Azul. Jump into a water tube and float down the river for two hours, keeping watch for sightings of wild animals like howler monkeys and iguanas in their natural habitat.
At 12:30 p.m., return to Blue River Resort for an hourlong lunch, and then spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying your choice of activities during free time. Swim in natural mineral pools, tour the 700 species of plants at a botanical garden, spot Blue Morphos and more at a butterfly garden, jump into hot springs, or opt for a spa treatment (own expense).
Return to your hotel around 4 p.m.
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
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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White water rapids tubing
Steffanie_D, July 2022
Let me start by saying that the guides for the tour were amazing, especially Kevin! This tour is not for the faint of heart. If you are looking for high adrenaline and love wild adventures then I recommend. Half my party and myself got out of the River early due to the fast rapids and nature of the excursion. If you are a thrill seeker then this is for you, if not then I recommend another tour.