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Rio Celeste Hike and Horseback Ride


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Head out of the city and into the wild on this Rio Celeste Hike in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Journey to the blue river, known for its fairytale beauty that results from various volcanic minerals. This three-hour hike is ideal for active travelers due to its moderate terrain. Your expert guide will point out local wildlife, indigenous plants, and other highlights along the way before your small group stops for a relaxing and well-earned lunch. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing horseback ride to a private oasis where you’ll have the chance to swim in the cool blue waters.


  • A close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a horseback ride
  • Traditional Costa Rican lunch included

What You Can Expect

Starts the morning visiting a Local Farm in a small Village called La Paz, experience how to Milking cows and know about the normal day of a Costa Rican Farmer. After that, continue the tour to the Tenorio National Park, here takes place your new adventure. After some hiking, you will get to the Rio Celeste (blue river). The blue color you can see is the result of a chemical reaction between two merging rivers containing different volcanic minerals. It?s a very rare phenomenon which creates a fairy tale- like beauty.? The hike itself is medium tough and takes about 3 hours. It will take you to a waterfall, a lookout point and the place where the river changes colors. With the help of the guide, there is a good possibility of seeing wildlife. When you finish the hike come pack to a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious food to the Costa Rican style. But your adventures didn’t finish here, the horse at ready to carries you to beautiful and private blue pool when you can take a chance to swim and relax, this part takes almost 2 hours more.

Time estimate:

If you stay in La Fortuna (Arenal area)

Pick Up: 7:00AM

Milking Adventure: 9:30 AM

Start Hiking: 10:30 AM

Lunch Time. 1:30 PM

Horseback Ride: 2:30 PM

Time estimate Drop Off: 6:30 pm


  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Cancellation Policy

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Departure point

Entrance to the Tenorio National Park or any Hotels in the local region, also in any Hotels in Arenal region with an additional cost.

Departure time

8 am from Arenal Zone

10 am at the Park entrance.


6 hours (approx.)

Return details

To the main Hotel if you pay the transportation or to the Park entrance if you meet our tour guide there.

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