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VIP Private Tour Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge from San Jose

Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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La Fortuna City Tour

Explore the town of La Fortuna with a local guide who shares favorite destinations downtown. Take a leisurely stroll as you hear from the guide about the history of the town, then stop for a fresh coffee made from Costa Rican coffee beans. Finish the tour with a stop at a swimming hole, and have the option to add a cooking class afterward (additional expense).
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San Jose

Visit the Irazú Volcano National Park and Lankester Botanical Garden on this all-day tour from San Jose. First, head to Irazú Volcano, the highest active volcano in Costa Rica at 11,260 feet (3,400 meters) tall and see its most popular attraction, the giant Diego de la Haya crater. On the return trip, stop at the Lankester Garden, which was established to protect types of flora.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Knowing the best of San José

We will visit a beautiful craft shop, where you can get beautiful souvenirs to take back home.During this trip we will visit the National Theater, also known as "La Joya de San José", a masterpiece in art and architecture built by Costa Ricans and completed in 1897.We will also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. While traveling through the city, we will point out several major and historically important buildings of our city, for example, the University of Costa Rica, the Old Train Station, the National Liquor Factory, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the Legislative Assembly ( equivalent to the Congress), the Metal Building, some parks and several sites of interest.This will be an introduction to our Capital City and information about our economy, culture, politics, religion and current general events.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

VIP Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch. Bus & Walking Experience

San Jose is the cultural capital of Costa Rica and boasts a rich and varied history. Get acquainted with the city’s charms on a private tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

VIP Private Tour: Cartago City Highlights, Irazu Volcano and Hot Springs

See the active Irazu Volcano and other highlights of Costa Rica’s Cartago province at your own pace on a private tour from San Jose. Reach the summit of the peak known by locals as ‘El Colosso,’ famous for its modern eruptions and lake-filled craters. Soak up regional culture in the artsy, historic town of Orosi, and spend the afternoon relaxing in mineral-rich hot springs and dining at a volcanic resort.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall

Go deep into the rainforest surrounding the Arenal volcano with a 7-hour, 2-in-1 combo tour that includes a safari float, canopy walk and the scenic La Fortuna waterfall. Watch for monkeys, sloths, iguanas and caymans while navigating a gentle river, then get a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk between tree tops on a series of narrow suspension bridges. Continue to a jungle waterfall, slip into clear water fringed with lush foliage, then enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch and locally grown coffee before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

VIP Private Tour: Cartago City Highlights, Irazu Volcano National Park & Orosi

Costa Rica’s Cartago Province is home to the lofty Irazú Volcano as well as a variety of historic settlements. See Cartago’s highlights in a single day on this private tour, which allows you to experience Irazú Volcano National Park’s panoramic viewpoints and steaming craters, visit centuries-old settlements, and admire historic Spanish-colonial churches. Your guide navigates and provides transportation, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Arenal Coffee Tour

Costa Rica is known for coffee production. On this tour, visit a family farm to learn about one of the world’s most-consumed beverages including how it’s grown, processed, shipped, and consumed. You will also hear about the important role coffee plays in Costa Rica’s economy and culture, plus sip a fresh cup of organically grown Costa Rican coffee.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$80.00
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Monteverde One Day Tour from La Fortuna

Traveling between La Fortuna and Monteverde can be tricky, but this guided tour streamlines transportation. Let your guide lead you to the tram through the cloud forest canopy and enjoy your choice of zip lining or walking across the hanging bridges. Take a guided walk through the nature park and learn about the native animals before heading to a local coffee farm for lunch and a tasting.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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$275.00
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History Tour

A safari rafting tour on the Penas Blancas River provides ample opportunities to see Costa Rica’s wildlife like sloths, monkeys, and toucans in a super relaxing and accessible way. As you float down a calm portion of the river, your guide helps you notice animals and answers all your questions—a small-group tour means you have time and attention to chat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

VIP Private Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose with lunch

Coffee lovers, get your fix on a tour of the Café Britt plantation including private transfers from your San Jose hotel. Learn the history of this famous Costa Rican export, and see firsthand how coffee beans are cultivated, roasted, and transformed into fragrant elixir with a behind-the-scenes look at the farm and processing facilities. Browse products at the Britt factory store, order a freshly brewed drink from the coffee bar, and enjoy a buffet lunch from the plantation’s own restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Observatory Hike

Discover some of the most impressive natural landscapes in Costa Rica, without having to expend excess energy, on an express hiking tour to the top of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano) in Arenal Volcano National Park. Following a short hike suitable for travelers of a moderate fitness level, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the area and delve deeper into the biological habitat with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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San José By Night From San José

Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the wayExplore markets, significant city buildings, and local neighborhoodsImmerse yourself in the culture and history of the cityIndulge in a tasty local menu filled with authentic local ingredientsSip expertly selected wine pairings as you dine
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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Volcano Hike

This tour is a Unique oportunitie for the people that love to hike, and to know about the history and enjoy of the siteseeing
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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VIP Private Tour: Doka Estate Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Oxcarts Factory

Discover the step-by-step process of seed germination to the first crop of our plants. There you will observe and be explained the development process of the plant up to the point of recollection of the ripe grain. You will also learn about the history of the estate, its owners, the production and varieties of plants, the geography of the area and the traditional ways of cultivating the grain.After the visit to the plantation, processing plant and packing house, you will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.Continuing the tour, a few minutes’ drive will take you to a small and traditional town called Grecia. Grecia is noted for its unique church, made entirely of pre-fabricated steel plates painted red. Neighboring Grecia, is the quaint little town of Sarchi, known for its beautiful and intricate arts and crafts and souvenirs. A key artisan town in Costa Rica, Sarchi is best known for the vibrant and pretty oxcarts that are handcrafted here and sold all over the country.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Chocolate Tour (cacao plantation)

First visit a real plantation in less than ten minutes from La Fortuna and learn about the nature and the cultivation of cocoa. Then learn to make your own handmade chocolate in our artisanal factory.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Folkloric Night at Mirador Ram Luna

Home to the Tierra Tica show. Ram Luna is perched high above the mountains overlooking the Central Valley. From this unique vantage point you can admire the auspicious panoramic views at dusk, and then take in the brilliance of the lights emanating from the capital.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Arenal Rainforest Experience & Baldí Hot Springs Package 2: Safari Float

Aventuras Arenal promotes the development of sustainable tourism projects, understanding bysustainability, the group of practices that reduce the negative impact in the social, economic andenvironmental areas.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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MALEKU INDIGENOUS HALF DAY AND HOT SPRINGS

in this tour yuo can know everything about the indigenous maleku in costa rica and the culture, this tour in very interesting
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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MALEKU INDIGENOUS FULL DAY, LUNCH AND HOT SPRINGS INCLUDED

know the indigenous maleku culture and its customs, the travelers can see diferents species animals in their natural habitat
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Carpe Sabor

This is a Walking tour where you visit 3 different bars and restaurants and do food tasting of flagship dishes at each location while we share with you the history of the neighborhood and discuss a little bit about architecture.M-Sa 7:00pm Meet at the Old Customs Building (Antigua Aduana)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Carpe Café

This tour aims to share with you the history of coffee in our town and talk about the different gourmet coffee production areas, the particularities of each one of them and the factors that affect those properties. You will meet your guide at the National Theater of Costa Rica and he/she will be wearing a yellow t-shirt. The tour starts at 3:00pm M-S
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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