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       group descending to tizati river valley horseback ride tour western side of rincon de la vieja volcano
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Ride, Glide & Rejuvenate Combo

Ride, Glide & Rejuvenate Combo

Destination: Flamingo, Liberia, Liberia, Nosara, Papagayo, Playa Conchal, Playa del Coco, Playa Grande, Playa Hermosa, Playa Junquillal, Rincon de la Vieja, Samara, Tamarindo

Highlights

  • Horseback ride on mountain tops with awesome mountain and ocean views
  • Zoom above a river canyon with waterfalls, geysers and hot springs
  • Spoil your body to a natural steam bath, mud-body masks, and hot springs
  • More intimate experience with smaller groups

Facts

  • Tour times : 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • What is included? : Transportation and lunch
  • Location : Western side of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Escape the beach to the awe and wonder of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in this combo tour! Horseback ride atop the mountains, glide above a river canyon, and rejuvenate with natural geyser's steam, mud and hot springs.

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Logistics

Our bilingual driver will pick you up as early as possible and take you away on a journey through Costa Rica's dry forest to a quaint ranch at the western skirts of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

Our driver will help you check in. Then, you will head to the stables and ride your horse on mountain tops, in verdant forests to the first zipline platform where you will fly over a canyon to a restaurant where you will have lunch. After that you can treat yourself to outdoor mud masks, geyser steam baths and soaking in hot spring pools.

After you are done with the activities our driver will be waiting for you where he or she dropped you off and will bring you back to your hotel.

What to bring

Sun glasses, hat, bug repellent, sunscreen, second set of clothes, secured shoes, rain gear, long pants for the horseback ride, camera, binoculars

Here is an in-depth tour information, so you can plan ahead your day in this journey.

Mountain Horseback (30-45 minutes)

Skill set required: Fit for all rider skills
Maximum number of people per tour: 10
Tour length: 30-45 minutes
Horseback ride trail distance: 2.5-3.5 km

Soak up stunning, Guanacaste coastline, volcano, and horse-country vistas from Rincon de la Vieja Volcano' western skirts on well-trained and gentle mountain horses. Meander through mountain tops into lush foliage of new-growth forest, on the edge of a river valley to find the first zip line platform.

The tour starts as soon as you arrive. You meet at the stable where you will be introduced to your guides. They will help you gear up with a helmet and choose a horse based on your abilities, skill set, weight and height.

You may join other participants if they are taking this tour at the same time as you do or you and your travel partners will be by yourselves.

The tour departs from the stable and takes you out to pasture hills to the top of the mountain into a river valley to the first zipline platform. On top you will have a 360-degree view of the ocean, Coco Bay, Tamarindo Bay, and Papagayo, and local valley and mountains. Follow the trail over fallen logs, past blooming trees to break into the first zip line platform. Your tour guide will tell you where you can canter, trot or simply go at a slow pace with your horse.

Waterfall & River Valley Zipline

Number of platforms: 18
Number of cables: 12
Longest cable: 0.2 miles (435 meters)
Canyon Width: from 196 feet to 492 feet (from 60 to 150 meters)
Location: Tizati River Valley

What to bring: Long pants (recommended) for the horseback, closed-toe, secure shoes (sneakers are best and they may get muddy!), hat, insect repellent and sunscreen

Whiz across - from edge to edge - a wide river valley draped in lush rainforest, carved by rivers, hot springs and a waterfall; with breathtaking view of the Cocos, Tamarindo, and Papagayo coastline and jungle.

Get off your horse and join your zip line guides who will gear you up and give you a brief safety and instructions talk about using the ziplines. Fasten your harness you do the first three 131-164 foot (40-50 meters) long warming-up cables.

Feel the breeze on your skin as you take in the waterfall cable with awesome views of the 131-foot (40 m) tall waterfall gushing unto the Tizati River below and the lush treetops towering the river.

Guides will be on hand to help you launch from each platform deck and also receive you at the end of each line.

The Tizati River Valley Zipline course features 12 cables, 18 platforms perched on trees or mountain edges of the valley and cables ranging from 30 to 435 meters length and speeds starting at 30 km per hour.
Note: Tizati River forms from the confluence of three other rivers and splits the valley into two separate properties. The river has mines of chalk and hot springs.

Hot Springs

Facts:

2 circular hot spring cement soaking pools: 9.8 feet diameter at 104 Fahrenheit (3-meter diameter at 40 Celsius)
1 circular cold plunge pool: 9.8 feet diameter; (3 m diameter)
1 swimming pool: 82 feet X 49 feet (25 m x 15 m)
Steam room: 172 sq. ft (16 sq. m.)
Capacity: 100 people

Walk on a short-wooden deck jungle trail to discover the source of all the natural beauty products and treatments you will indulge today: natural mud pods, geysers (open cracks on the earth spewing vapor and hot water), cold and hot boiling creeks fed by Rincon de la Vieja Volcano.

Caress your body with fresh warm mud from the mud pods mounted on a base. Have fun and draw figures on your face and lie on a bench to dry. Rinse it up and feel your skin as you had it when you were a baby.

Relax your joints and muscles, boost your immune system and remove toxins after a day of adventure in a wooden natural steam room mounted on top a geyser that pipes in all the geothermal steam.

Finally, relax and reflect while soaking in the hot springs and mineral water pools.

Departure & Return

  • Return details : Tour returns to original departure point between eight and nine hours after tour start time
  • Departure time : Hotel pickup is between 1 and 2 hours before tour start time depending on hotel location
  • Departure point : Tour departs from all major hotels in Conchal, Flamingo, Liberia, Nosara, Papagayo, Playa Conchal, Playa del Coco, Playa Grande, Playa Hermosa, Playa Junquillal, Potrero, Rincon de la Vieja, Samara, Tamarindo

Ride, Glide & Rejuvenate Combo in Pictures

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