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Vandara Adventure Combo: Horseback Riding, Ziplining and Hot Springs

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    What to Expect
    Your tour starts with pick up from your hotel or vacation rental in the area if you choose the guided option. Self-drive option is also available, minus hotel pickup. From there, you will drive to Vandara which takes approximately 1.5 hours.

    Once you reach Vandara, you will begin your adventure combo with a 30-minute horseback ride passing the organic garden, orchards. You will then pass through jungle trails admiring the beautiful views of the scenic landscape of the mountains and volcano. For non-riders, an alternate option to reach the canopy is via vehicle. Your ride ends at the first platform of the canopy tour where you will zip through the jungle traversing 10 cables and 11 platforms.

    After this, you'll have an amazing gourmet lunch and then change clothes. For the adventurous, there is a 520 meter water slide down the hillside with twists and turns ending in a warm pool. To finish off your day, you'll spread rejuvenating, warm, volcanic mud on yourselves and then soak in the hot springs.

    Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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    Departure Point
    Guided option: hotel or vacation rental pickup in the Tamarindo area including Tamarindo, Langosta, Playa Conchal, Brasilito, Playa Grande, Flamingo Beach, Hacienda Pinilla
    Departure Time
    Guided Tamarindo Tour
    5/8/2019 - 5/20/2019Wednesday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    5/8/2019 - 5/20/2019Wednesday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    5/21/2019 - 9/10/2021Monday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Tuesday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Wednesday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Thursday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Friday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sunday:07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    5/8/2019 - 9/10/2021Monday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Tuesday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Wednesday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Thursday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Friday:08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Saturday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Sunday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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    Original departure point
    • Lunch
    • Ziplining
    • Horseback riding
    • All necessary equipment
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if guided option selected)
    • Gratuities
    • Excludes hotels in zones other than the Tamarindo area
    • Excludes hotel pickup with the self-drive option.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age to participate on the zipline is 4 years old
    • It is recommended that you wear shorts, hiking boots or sneakers, sunglasses and a hat. Towels, lockers and changing rooms are provided
    • Please bring a swimsuit (for water slide and spa), jeans or light pants (for horseback riding), sunscreen, mosquito repellent, camera
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 June 2019

    My girlfriend, Michelle, and I booked this excursion on relatively short notice and Xplore Costa Rica was able to confirm the reservation immediately. We were the only two who booked that day so we had a very personal experience - they didn't deny us because...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank IAmJoeyG
    Reviewed 19 May 2019

    It was an awesome day in Vandara. Unfortunately my friend got sick that morning and couldn't go, so it was just me and my guide Eliel. Eliel was awesome. He picked me up right on time in front of our condo in Tamarindo. He was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank TheeJWB
    Reviewed 26 April 2019

    Wonderful family experience,just loved the entire day! Our guide, Eugene and driver Al were so resourceful, patient and very helpful. We loved the zip lining, water slide adventure and mud bath. Eugene , Al and the entire staff were very accommodating since we had two...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank pamwatny
    Reviewed 26 April 2019

    Extremely friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and driver Al and Eugene made for a fantastic trip for our group of 9. They're suggestions and advice were greatly appreciated as well as helpful. The Zipline crew, without exception, were friendly, competent, professional and above all patient!...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank JCH2oMan
    Reviewed 3 April 2019

    We enjoyed a great day at Vandara after being picked up at our hotel by Eliel. Eliel was great about educating us about Costa Rica and stopped at one point to point out a Guanacaste tree and explain it's significance to Costa Rica. He was...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Ed J
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    6 June 2019|
    Response from tuccja88 | Reviewed this property |
    Really tough call. The water slide for certain was a bit terrifying as an adult so I would say no to that. The zip lining is thrilling but requires you to hold on a specific way; it’s also pretty high up.
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