Rio Celeste Waterfall at Tenorio Volcano and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose

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From $155.00

30 reviews   (4.67)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Costa Rica has many unique places sights. One of the most famous is the majestic Rio Celeste located in the canton of Guatuso in the province of Alajuela, inside the Tenorio Volcano National Park.
• Visit one of the most famous areas in Costa Rica.
• Discover Celeste River Waterfall.
• Enjoy a walk on the trails through the Tenorio Volcano National Park.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water


Coffee and/or Tea

Hotel pickup and drop-off


What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 55
  • SENIOR: Age: 56 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Rio Celeste
View of Celeste river, Waterfall and Hiking in Tenorio Volcano National Park

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Rio celeste & sloth tour
Lizbeth F, 21-09-2022
The waterfall was so beautiful and our tour guide was great!! Highly recommend this tour!! Everything was wonderful, including the food and views and wildlife! We saw many sloths, frogs, monkeys, etc. thank you!!!
Great day out
robertr173, 22-07-2022
Great day out to the Rio Celeste park and Sloth sanctuary. Guide was great looking after myself and daughter and was very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. Journey time is long from San Jose but this was made longer by road closures but out of anyone's control, However we enjoyed the journey, the Rio celeste and the bonus was the Sloth sanctuary which was wonderful with a fantastic local guide who took us on a walk around the reserve. Thank you to all
Amazing tour!!
Joshua_R, 31-03-2022
This tour was amazing! The view of the river was stunning and our tour guide Yancy took us to an area where we could see the gradient of the colour changing which looked spectacular. We also saw a range of animals including monkeys. On our way back our tour guide stopped along the road to show us some sloths - definitely one of the highlights of our trip!! I would highly recommend this tour and also requesting Yancy.
walking with friends full of knowledge to share
andydillon67, 17-12-2021
How can I put this into words ,by luck we booked with A&E as always from the UK its all a bit of guess work . What amazing luck apart from being the people that made our holiday fantastic ( we had 5 tours with them ) to people we miss as friends . great knowledge of the areas looking after Me and Maria on every Tour . I can say we miss Costa Rica Now we are home but the last tour we had was like leaving friends .
If you are going to book a tour in costa Rica book A&E and no one else
Anonymous, 23-01-2021
We had an amazing experience with tour guide Yojhan and driver Juan Jose. They were extremely friendly, professional, and kind. We had booked this excursion last minute(literally the day before), and Yojhan was extremely communicative in keeping us updated about the logistics for the tour the next day. We were picked up 5:15am sharp. We had a traditional Costa Rican breakfast(included) before reaching Rio Celeste. The beautiful rainforest-feel hike was around 2.5hrs-3hrs. I would suggest wearing hiking shoes due to the muddy and slippery trail + mosquito repellents but I hiked with my Birkenstock sandals and it was fine. Yojhan was extremely patient with us. Rio Celeste was beautiful. Please note that swimming in Rio Celeste is prohibited by the government. We then had an extremely delicious lunch(included) next to the National Park, omg it was soooooo yummy yummy. We also stopped by a cute maze called Katira Labyrinth. Since there was only a few of us in the tour, the guide offered to stop by the town in La Fortuna for a quickstop on the way back for a quick souvenir shopping. We did not get back to the hotel until 8pm. The trip is a must!
best tour in Costa Rica
christine_s, 30-11-2022
Best tour we did in Costa Rica. Saw so much wildlife that we never would have spotted without a guide. The water was amazing, and even in the pouring rain, we had a blast. Everyone in the group loved it.
Beautiful Waterfall!
Luis A, 14-10-2022
The tour is a long day with 4 hours of driving from San Jose to Rio Celeste but definitely worth it. Our driver Johan and our tour guide Luis made the road trip very comfortable and fun. The breakfast and lunch were very good. The Rio Celeste trail could be challenging for some people that are not used to walk and climb stairs. The sloths watching was informative and fun too.

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