Guanacaste Dry Forest

A journey to the dry forest of Costa Rica with adventure and nature activities. Enjoy the Rincon de la Vieja National Park at an authentic Guanacaste Hacienda. Relax and enjoy stunning views of the Pacific while staying at the Wyndham Tamarindo.

Day 1 - Arrival to Costa Rica

At the pre-arrange time personnel from Costa Rica Dream Travel Corporation will be at the airport in Liberia to welcome you, provide you with the trip documentation and transfer you to the hotel in Rincon de la Vieja area.
After checking in at the hotel, leisure time to enjoy the area.

Day includes: Private transportation, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin -
Transfer duration: 1 hour approximately.

Day 2 - Adventures at the tropics

After breakfast, enjoy a day full of adventures and unforgettable experiences at Hacienda Guachipelin.
Get an incredible adrenaline rush on their exclusive Canyon Canopy Tour – one of the best adventure tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!
On our one-of-a-kind Costa Rica zip line tour, you will fly through the trees on zip lines, rappel, rock climb, swing like Tarzan, and cross hanging bridges over a narrow river canyon. Your playground is the spectacular White River Canyon, formed by water erosion over millions of years.
It’s just a short walk from Hacienda Guachipelin’s Adventure Center to the first zip line platform, where your excitement begins. You’ll have exhilarating fun on 7 zip line cables, 1 hanging bridge, 2 Tarzan swings, a controlled 20-meter (65-foot) rappel, natural rock-climbing wall, and via ferrata traverses and climbs. The Canopy tour generally takes between 90 minutes and two hours to complete.
Part of your adventure day includes riding the trusty Costa Rican ranch horses from Hacienda Guachipelin along scenic trails through the forest to get to the river. Enjoy riding our sturdy Costa Rican ranch horses on a very scenic trail through ranch pastureland and forest to Rio Negro, on the way to enjoy the tubbing adventure. You will leave the horses at one point, where a bus will pick you up and take you to the tubbing starting point. All of our horseback rides follow mostly forest trails, with very little time on transited ranch roads. Tours are guided by one of our experienced ranch cowboys. All tour participants must wear riding helmets. We recommend using closed-toe shoes and long pants or long shorts.
Then, you’ll have the time of your life riding the watery rollercoaster of the Black River (Rio Negro) in individual inner tube rafts on our Rio Negro Tubing Adventure.
Enjoy non-stop fun and excitement bouncing and splashing down 5 km (3 miles) of class 2 and 3 rapids in this narrow, rushing river of crystal-clear water. There are plenty of quiet pools along the way to appreciate the beautiful tropical scenery. Our special river tube rafts are designed with handles and protective bottoms. Guides go with you and ensure your safety.
At the river, there are bathrooms and changing rooms. We recommend wearing a swimsuit, quick-dry shorts and shirt, and either river shoes, sneakers or strap-on sandals that are secure. When you finish river tubing, you will have the opportunity to dry off and change.
And to relax at the end of the day, enjoy a visit to Rio Negro Hot Springs. Mineral-rich hot springs have rejuvenating, and therapeutic properties treasured for centuries by people all over the world. When you visit Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin and Rincon de la Vieja, you must experience the incredible hot springs at Rio Negro.
Beautiful and relaxing, the volcanic hot springs at Hacienda Guachipelin bubble up in the Rio Negro (“Black River”), heated naturally by the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano – the largest and most active volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Surrounded by thick forest, the crystal-clear river flows through 10 man-made pools we have created to capture the steaming mineral-rich water. You access pools (of varying temperatures) on both sides of the river by two hanging bridges. Heated volcanic clay is available to smooth all over like a “spa body masque.” After it dries, wash it off with a cool shower or jump in the river before soaking again in the hot pools. The complete relaxation is pure bliss.
There are changing rooms, bathrooms and lockers at the hot springs entrance. From there, you will walk an easy trail less than a quarter-mile (350 meters) through the forest to the hot spring’s pools.
When you are ready, we’ll leisurely ride back to Hacienda Guachipelin (1 hour).
Order of the activities may vary according to the operation of the day, and lunch will be offer during your adventure pass. After this fantastic experience, you will return to the hotel.
During the rest of the day, leisure time to enjoy the area.

Day includes: Breakfast, lunch, Canyon Canopy Tour, Rio Negro Tubbing Adventure, Horseback Riding, Rio Negro Hot Springs and volcanic mud bath, transportation in regular basis (shared) during tours, English Speaking tour guides, equipment rental, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin -
Tour duration: 8 hours approximately.
Note: Order of activities may vary according to the operation of the day.

Day 3 - Enjoy Rincon de la Vieja

During the day, leisure time to enjoy the area. Relax at Rio Negro Hot Springs or enjoy a self-guide hike at the trails of the hotel.

Day includes: Breakfast, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin -

Day 4 - Welcome to the Pacific!

During the morning, leisure time to enjoy the area.
After midday, your transportation will be ready to transfer you to the North Pacific Coast.
After checking in at the hotel, leisure time to enjoy the area.

Day includes: Breakfast, shuttle transportation, lodging and taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo -
Transfer duration: 1 ½ hours approximately.

Day 5 & 6 - Enjoy the Pacific!

During the day, enjoy a carefree leisurely time. Beach comb at the pool area or swim the beach of Tamarindo.

Day includes: Breakfast, lodging and hotel taxes.
Overnight: Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo -

Day 7 - Goodbye Costa Rica

At the pre-arrange time, and according to the international flight schedule, you will be transferred from the hotel to the International Airport in Liberia to take the international flight back.

Day includes: Breakfast and private transportation
Transfer Duration: 1 hour approximately

International Airport Authorities and Airlines recommend all passengers arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled flight departure.
Note: Airport exit taxes may not be included in your international ticket ($29 per person).

Program includes

- Private transportation from Liberia International Airport to the hotel in Guanacaste
- 3 nights in Guanacaste at the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, standard room, bed and breakfast.
- Free entrance to Rio Negro Hot Springs
- Natural spring water swimming pool
- Free access to hiking trails and waterfalls
- One Day Adventure Pass at Hacienda Guachipelin (canyon canopy tour zip line, Rio Negro tubing adventure, horseback riding, Rio Negro hot springs and volcanic mud bath and lunch included)
- Shuttle transportation from the hotel in Rincon de la Vieja to the hotel in Tamarindo
- 3 nights in Tamarindo at the Hotel Wyndham Tamarindo, standard ocean view room, bed and breakfast.
- Private transfer from the hotel in Tamarindo to the international airport in Liberia
- Lodging and sales taxes
- Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Program does NOT include

- Additional activities not mentioned on the program
- Meals not mentioned on the program
- Beverages during meals. Sodas or alcohol
- International airfare
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for tour guides and drivers

Optional tours at the beach

Frequently Asked Questions

Travel Insurance


- Prices valid for a minimum of 2 passengers travelling together.
- Children policy: No special price for children. Children must be at least 8 years old to go on the Rio Negro Tubing Adventure.
- Maximum occupancy: 3 persons.
- Beverages not included with the described included meals. Sodas or alcohol.
- Regular basis tours are shared with other travelers with English speaking tour guide and in regular basis transportation service (shared transfers).
- Shuttle bus transportation consists in door to door service shared with other tourists.
- Schedule time for regular basis tours and shuttle transportation are subject to the availability of the service, location of the hotel and route.
- Special bedding requests are subject to the availability of the hotel at the moment of check in.
- In Costa Rica, triple or quadruple occupancy consists in a room with 2 beds ( roll away bed confirmation depends on the hotel availability at the moment of reservation and may have an extra cost).
- Any additional services not mentioned on the program as included will have an additional cost.
- On site confirmed services are not exchangeable for other activity and if not taken the activity there is no refund.
- Guarantee deposits may be required to confirm the program.
- Costa Rica Dream Travel cannot be liable for the loss of any service contracted (partial or total loss) due the loss of international flights, due negligence, arbitrary acts of the clients not under our direct control.
- Reservations and confirmations are subject to hotel’s and tour’s availability at the moment of the confirmation.


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