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Rincón de la Vieja’s Best One-Day Tour!

a group of people riding on a raft in a body of water

Discover the top experiences in the Rincón de la Vieja region with Hacienda Guachipelin’ One Day Adventure Pass! This must-do combo tour—an easy 45-minute drive from the Guanacaste Airport (LIR) and accessible from beach towns on the northern Pacific coast—is a wildly fun zip-lining, horseback riding, and river tubing expedition around the foothills of the active Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Time spent at the Río Negro Hot Springs, a sublime place to unwind following the day’s activities, caps off the full-day experience.

Kicking off the lineup of One Day Adventure Pass activities is the Canyon Canopy Tour. Unlike other zip[1]line tours in Costa Rica that merely cut through the treetop canopy, Hacienda Guachipelin’ canopy tour, which is set in the magnificent Río Blanco Canyon, is an engaging, riveting affair. On this unique tour, you’ll not only glide through the forest on seven zip-line cables but also climb up and rappel down craggy rock faces, cross bridges that drape over rivers, and feel the invigorating rush of Tarzan swings.

After enjoying a hearty lunch prepared expertly using cherished Costa Rican recipes and locally sourced ingredients, you’ll saddle up for a delightful, scenic trail ride on one of Hacienda Guachipelin’ beloved horses. Enjoy nature’s symphonic serenade and look for tropical birds and wildlife along the way. This peaceful ride is a most relaxing precursor to the thrilling river run that awaits at the end of the trail.

Welcome to the Río Negro River! Here, five kilometers of white-tipped rapids (Class II and Class III) flow through narrow passages between rocks, creating an ideal environment for tubing. The dips and turns you’ll encounter while you navigate the river’s choppy water, swift current, and winding course will thrill and surprise you, but nothing beats the feeling of being completely immersed in and moved by nature that this river trip provides.

Tucked away in secluded tropical dry forest and positioned on the banks of the Río Negro River are the ten thermal-water pools (and bonus mud bath) that form the Río Negro Hot Springs. You’ll love pampering yourself at this paradise where rejuvenating soaks in peaceful, volcano-fed hot springs provide a soothing end to an otherwise active day, as well as an opportunity to reflect on once-in-a[1]lifetime memories that can only be made at Hacienda Guachipelin.