Diamante Verde Rappelling Overnight
Take this tour to see a cave and a canyon in the midst of the gorgeous Dominical landscape. You’ll spend the night camping in a comfortable cave, and spend the daytime rappelling, hiking, and swimming in a nearby waterfall.
- Duration: 48 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:30 AM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Your day of exploring begins with an hour-long hike where your guide will introduce you to local plants and insects, some of which are edible (termites, anyone?) Eventually you’ll arrive at a garden that has tropical fruits, vegetables, and herbs — your guide will give you a short introduction to their medicinal uses. You’ll also get to taste some of the fruit. This tour will also introduce you to some of Costa Rica’s colorful animals— look for the bright yellow scales of the pit viper, which you’re most likely to spot clinging to tree trunks. Dominical’s forest is also a habitat for toucans, monkeys, and sloths.
Next, your guide will show you the way to Diamante Cave. This cave has a wide opening that lets in lots of sunlight that illuminates its stone walls. As you explore the cave, you’ll have a stunning view of the canyon below.
No experience is required for rappelling, and your guide will make you feel comfortable with the equipment before you take the leap. The cave is a short hike from Diamante Falls. This impressive plummet pours over a cliff covered with thick greenery. From the top of the falls you’ll be able to see the Pacific Ocean in the distance, and at the lower falls, you’ll get to visit a network of pools for swimming.
You’ll conclude the tour by falling asleep in the cave. There are special platforms set up with foam mattresses and small pillows. This cave even comes equipped with bathrooms and a small kitchen. Because the cave is open and airy, bats and insects won’t be a nuisance, and you’ll get to hear the soothing sounds of the nearby waterfall.
In the morning after breakfast, you’ll hike to the waterfall’s upper pools to try cliff jumping and do some more swimming. Afterward, you’ll return to the cave to pack up and begin the return journey.
8:30 AM - Arrival and meet the guide at Las Tumbas office
9:00 AM - Begin hike
10:00 AM - Garden tour and fruit tasting
11:00 AM - Hike to cave
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - Rappelling
3:30 PM - Finish Rappelling
4:00 PM - Hike to lower Diamante Falls pool
5:00 PM - Return to cave
5:30 PM - Tea and cookies
6:30 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Evening activities
9:00 PM - Bedtime
7:00 AM - Breakfast
8:00 AM - Leave for a hike to upper falls
9:00 AM - Cliff jumping and swimming
10:30 AM - Hike back to cave
11:15 AM - Begin hike back to basecamp
1:00 PM - Arrive at Las Tumbas office
What to Bring
Change of clothes, bathing suit, closed toed shoes, water shoes, water bottle, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellant, toiletries, and money for tips.
Guided tour, overnight stay, camping equipment, rappelling equipment, Day 1 lunch and dinner, and Day 2 breakfast.
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