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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and ArchitectureDining Experiences

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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$38.00
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San Jose Night City Tour Bus Tours

San Jose Night City Tour

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Come, relax and enjoy this popular 4-hour sightseeing tour of the city and see the historic construction sites that include museums, theaters, markets and other interesting places in the city of San Jose. Tour includes: Bilingual profesional guide, comfortable air conditioning transportation, bottled water and dinner
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San JoseDay Trips

Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose

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Visit a Costa Rican animal sanctuary and learn about sloths on this half-day tour from San Jose. Discover other local wildlife being treated at the sanctuary to be released into the wild such as monkeys, toucans, kinkajous (known as honey bears), coatimundis, macaws, and more. Plus, head to the folkloric towns of Grecia and Sarchi to explore.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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San Jose Walking and Bus City TourDay Trips

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.26
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$60.26

Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu VisitHalf-day Tours

Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

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Enjoy an insider’s perspective of San Jose on this half-day city walking tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll get a sense of daily life in the Costa Rican capital as you ride public transportation, stop by a beautiful local park and visit the artisan workshop of a third-generation craftsman. Taste local flavors while you browse stalls at the historic Central Market, savor a traditional lunch at an 80-year-old inn and learn to make tortillas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San JoseFull-day Tours

Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San Jose

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Learn about Sloths and other Rainforest Animals of Costa Rica on this Half-Day Trip from San Jose. Visit an Animal Sanctuary specialized in rehabilitating injured sloths and learn everything about these amazing animals. Observe other Wild Animal Species of Costa Rica that are also treated at the Sanctuary, like monkeys, toucans, kinkajous, coatis, macaws and others. Travel to the Mountains of San Jose, visit a Native Tribe and learn about the indigenous culture of Costa Rica. Discover the traditions and way of living of the “Huetar” Ethnic Group at the Quitirrisi Indigenous Reservation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose BarrioHalf-day Tours

Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio

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Sample some of the Costa Rican capital’s best bites while exploring its most vibrant neighborhoods on an evening food tour in San Jose. The city can be daunting to explore on your own, so ensure you avoid tourist traps and safely enjoy a night out with the help of a local foodie guide. Learn to eat like a ‘tico’ while trying Costa Rican chocolate, coffee, plus sugar cane liqueur, sangria, and traditional Caribbean dishes on a fun and cultural adventure.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Full-Day Monteverde Tour with Hanging Bridges and ReptilesCultural Tours

Full-Day Monteverde Tour with Hanging Bridges and Reptiles

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Experience Monteverde's famous biodiversity and cloud forest, even if you don't have time for an overnight stay. On this day trip from San Jose, get a close wildlife encounter without much effort on a ‘Skywalk’ along hanging bridges that criss-cross different levels of the rain forest, plus a reptile and amphibian viewing trail. The gentle pace is ideal for families with children and those who prefer a low-impact way to explore Costa Rica’s amazing bioreserve.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.95
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$151.95

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group TourHalf-day Tours

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

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Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Wander through a maze of vendor stalls and to learn about staples of local cooking at the Central Market, and see the opulent National Theater and other architectural highlights on a twilight walking tour. Drive to the ritzy Paseo de la Luz the east side of San Jose well known for its gastronomy. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano From San JoseDay Trips

Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano From San Jose

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Spend the day away from bustling San Jose and see the majestic Rio Celeste, one of the top attractions in Costa Rica. Located inside the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the deep turquoise waters of the river can be explored via a trail, which includes a waterfall, a suspended bridge, and a section of hot springs
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San JoseHalf-day Tours

Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San Jose

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Discover the colonial treasures and culinary delights of Heredia on this train and coffee tour from San Jose. Ride the Old Atlantic Railroad to the historic town, nicknamed the ‘City of Flowers,’ to stroll among colonial architecture and visit a local market. Explore the famous Cafe Britt plantation and roastery where you’ll try some of the world’s best coffee!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

San Jose City TourCity Packages

San Jose City Tour

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On this San Jose city sightseeing tour, an art-historian guide lends an astute perspective on essential San Jose sights such as the National Theatre of Costa Rica, the Museum of Gold, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Plus, learning about San Jose sights and history is made personal thanks to a small-group tour of just 15 people or fewer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.28
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$77.28

Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum VisitHalf-day Tours

Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum Visit

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Visiting San Jose’s markets with a guide turns an everyday scene into a rich cultural experience as your guide tells you the stories behind the markets’ offerings and takes the guesswork out of deciding what’s worth a try. After visiting top San Jose markets, head to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum to take a look at the city’s early history.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.00
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$54.00
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City VIP Bus Tour in San JoseBus Tours

City VIP Bus Tour in San Jose

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Get to know San Jose in just one day on this VIP double-decker bus sightseeing tour. Head to essential city sights such as the National Theater, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Democracy Square without having to deal with public transportation. Plus, get a closer look at key locations with an included walking tour of the city center.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.18
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$59.18
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Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San JoseHalf-day Tours

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

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Treat your taste buds to a sampling of Costa Rica’s famed coffee paired with gourmet chocolate on this half-day tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation. See firsthand how this sustainable, gourmet producer grows, harvests, and roasts coffee beans to create the perfect aromatic cup. Visit the on-site coffee bar to taste several of Café Britt’s different roasts, accompanied by chocolate. Round out the day with a farm-fresh buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the plantation restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San JoseDay Trips

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

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Get a taste of Costa Rican culture and coffee on this fascinating guided tour. Your half-day adventure includes a visit to the Doka Estate coffee plantation, where you’ll see firsthand how beans are grown, harvested, and roasted to make Costa Rica’s signature caffeinated brew. You’ll also visit the picturesque towns of Grecia and Sarchí, home to unusual architecture and rich artisan traditions.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Combination Tour: Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot SpringsDay Trips

Combination Tour: Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs

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Don’t miss out on two of Costa Rica’s most alluring natural attractions by taking this 13-hour tour of the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Baldi Hot Springs from San Jose. Stop in the bohemian town of Sarchi, travel through landscapes replete with mango groves and pineapple farms, and eat lunch overlooking the magnificent Arenal Volcano. Then, soothe your muscles in the thermal waters of the Baldi Hot Springs before enjoying dinner. Entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in San Jose are included.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.22
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$158.22
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Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San JoseDay Trips

Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

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Explore highlights of Costa Rica's Cartago province on this combo tour from San Jose that offers a mix of majestic natural beauty and cultural gems. Get a front-row view of one of the country's most mystical peaks at Irazú Volcano National Park, and then stroll among vibrant bromeliads, orchids, and hundreds of other plant species at Lankester Gardens in Orosi. You'll also visit the Virgin of the Angels Basilica, a popular pilgrimage site, in Cartago, and taste local flavor with included lunch at a restaurant.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.00
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$116.00

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and CraftDay Trips

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

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Embark on a full-day adventure to see some of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and cultural gems. Visit the Doka Estate coffee plantation to see how beans are grown and roasted for the perfect cup, and check out the artistic enclave of Sarchí, birthplace of the country’s signature hand-painted oxcarts. Admire the magnificent (and active!) Poás Volcano and the enchanting Botas Lake, which fills a neighboring volcanic crater.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.00
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$101.00
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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groupsCity Packages

San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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See the best of San Jose on this incredible walking tour that takes travelers through more than 40 different sites, including galleries, parks, art houses and iconic buildings. Whether you're a first time visitor or returning to this beautiful city this two-hour tour is the perfect way to hit all of the highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

Maleku Indigenous Cultural TourBus Tours

Maleku Indigenous Cultural Tour

Visit an indigenous Maleku community near the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica’s Northern Plains on a full-day tour from La Fortuna. Learn about the history and traditions of their people. Try typical Maleku foods for lunch before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.96
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$128.96

Costa Rica Campesino Farm TourHalf-day Tours

Costa Rica Campesino Farm Tour

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Experience the ‘pura vida’ of Costa Rica’s traditional farming lifestyle on this half-day nature and agriculture tour. Learn about sustainable farming practices used on the farm; try your hand at milking a cow; extract cane juice to make refreshing drinks; and create artisanal cocoa using indigenous tools. At the end of your tour, taste the bounty of the land with a farm-fresh lunch of local, organic products.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.12
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$101.12
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Hot springs and Maleku Indigenous Reserve in Arenal la Fortuna from San JoséCultural Tours

Hot springs and Maleku Indigenous Reserve in Arenal la Fortuna from San José

Discover the culture of the Maleku Indigenous people and more on a 12-hour tour from San Jose. Observe the local language, medicine, daily life, and traditional dance in a respectful environment. After your visit, head to volcano heated hot springs where you can enjoy the benefits of the thermal waters. All-inclusive transportation from your hotel plus a provided lunch ensure that your enriching cultural experience is also stress-free
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.81
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$154.81

City tour - San JoséCity Packages

City tour - San José

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We made a tour taking into account the past and the present in San Jose. We know the artistic part, including its most recognized spaces in this area, the culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour will show you the most beautiful areas of San José. The tour describes the past and the present of San José, in order to know it´s actual life. You get to know from art, culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour shows you the most beautiful areas in San José.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.25
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$33.25

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