San José makes an excellent base for exploring Costa Rica. For first-time visitors, the best way to make the most of these day-long excursions to take a guided tour, though some are doable on your own using public transport. With plenty of ... 

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Tours & Tickets

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

Experience Costa Rica’s world-renowned Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs on this exciting full-day trip from San Jose. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99

Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Take advantage of your time in Costa Rica on this exciting full-day guided tour from San Jose! Enjoy an exhilarating mountain hike and tour impressive sites ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.99

Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Don’t miss out on one of Costa Rica’s most popular activities — an Arenal Volcano and Tabacón hot springs tour! The day trip from San Jose includes a ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.99

Tortuguero National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Take an expedition by boat through the dense jungle of Tortuguero National Park and explore one of the most beautiful and scenic regions of Costa Rica. Cruise ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.99
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Spend a day exploring one of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions on a guided full day tour from San Jose. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, a stunning ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.99

Sarapiqui River Sightseeing Cruise and Zipline Canopy Tour from San Jose

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Admire scenic views as you travel to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui for a full-day riverboat trip and canopy adventure! Swing through the treetops of the Central ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.99

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Take a full day to explore the natural and cultural attractions of Costa Rica! Visit a still-active volcano at Poas Volcano National Park and a family-owned ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.99

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of Central America and see Costa Rica’s best highlights on this full-day trip from San Jose! Visit the tallest ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.99

Whitewater Rafting on the Chirripó River from San Jose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Get a taste of Costa Rica's untamed rivers on a Chirripó River whitewater rafting trip. Located just an hour’s drive from San Jose, this section ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.99

Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Combine art, beauty, coffee and nature on this popular cultural half-day guided tour. You will drive through the stunning scenery of Costa Rica as you travel ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.99

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