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San Jose: Pura Vida Experience Tour: Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$63.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour

Escape the ordinary on this immersive bike-riding day trip to the charming town of Cartago. Experience the Costa Rican rail system with a short train ride, and then hop on your bike for a two-wheeled tour around Cartago’s historic streets. Learn about the town’s colonial history with your expert guide, and visit a local market to sample delicious produce and traditional treats before heading back to San Jose by bus. A small group limit of 12 people provides a personalized experience on this half-day tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$62.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

Explore the forests of Arenal Volcano National Park on a 4-hour walking tour, with the option to soak away the afternoon in the park’s nearby thermal springs. Follow your guide between towering trees, and discover the devastation left by the powerful lava slides and volcanic activity. Enjoy views of Arenal volcano and the Tilarán Range, and learn about the area’s nature, wildlife and history. Finish the tour with return to your hotel or visit the hot pools of your choice, where Costa Rica’s simmering geology creates a stunning natural spa. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

Design your own perfect day in La Fortuna with this customizable combo tour. Cross the rain forest canopy on hanging bridges, swim at the base of mystical La Fortuna Waterfall, hike the Lava Slides trail at Arenal Volcano National Park, and soak in Arenal’s famous volcanic hot springs. Take your pick of activities, or do them all for a full day of adventure and relaxation. Optional lunch and dinner add-ons provide a taste of authentic Costa Rican cuisine.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$29.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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ChepeCletas San Jose Bike Ride

San José is characterized by its Spanish colonial buildings, Victorian mansions, and rich historical sites. This zero-emission bike tour allows you to see the city up close, avoid car traffic, and cruise through San José’s vibrant neighborhoods—past notable buildings, parks, and squares. Your guide navigates through the city and provides useful background information as you stop to appreciate local highlights.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour

Whether you’re an art collector or enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this tour that explores the contemporary Costa Rican art scene. Visit galleries featuring indigenous works, fashion, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and more, and possibly meet the artists. Along the way, you’ll also catch sight of the local graffiti and learn about the history of the city and its current events.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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5-Day Caribbean Biking and Whitewater Rafting Adventure

This 5-day adventure tour combines recreational mountain biking with white-water rafting in Costa Rica. The itinerary includes guided rides on scenic secondary roads, while exploring active volcanoes, coffee plantations, tropical rivers, lowland rainforests, and beaches along the way. Biking distance is about 50 miles (80 kilometers), with 70% of the travel involving gravel and dirt roads, 20% paved roads, and 10% single track. You’ll also go white-water rafting in the Pacuare River, which boasts Class III and IV rapids.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$1,281.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 days
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Single-Track Mountain Bike Tour in Arenal Volcano

Embark on a thrilling mountain bike adventure among the spectacular scenery of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano! Cruise along rugged single-track trails that wind through the tropical rain forest and open countryside surrounding the base of the active Arenal crater. During the challenging 12-mile (19-km) ride, splash through streams and mud puddles, and keep an eye out for native wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and exotic birds.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Craft Beer Pub Crawl

Sample what’s on tap at local breweries on this pub crawl tour in San Jose. Hear about the beer revolution in Costa Rica while you learn about the brewing process and how to pair beer with certain foods. Plus, as you travel between pubs, discover the city's streets at night on this walking tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums

Experience San Jose's historical and cultural offerings on a walking tour of Costa Rica's vibrant capital city. Begin at Parque Central to take in the city's main attractions. Explore its Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica Art Museum and National Theater in the company of a local guide. Marvel at the Beaux-Arts-style Melico Salazar Theatre and stop by Churrería Manolo’s to sample its iconic cream-filled churros. This comprehensive city walk includes all entrance fees, along with a delicious lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$72.50 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Biking Tour Around Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Lake

Swoop and climb through the trails near Arenal Volcano National Park and Arenal Lake on a full-day, guided mountain biking tour from La Fortuna, and explore the lush jungle at the foot of the mountain. Watch for the monkeys, coati and tropical birds that live in the protected forest, where trees are draped with bromeliads and strangler figs. Take in the sights and sounds of this rugged volcanic mountain range, and finish the day with an option to soak your muscles in a steaming hot thermal pool. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Arenal Road Cycling Tour Around Chachagua

Explore the Arenal region's rain forests, cattle ranches, and rivers on a vigorous, full-day road bike adventure from La Fortuna. Complete a 32-mile (52-km) route encircling the village of Chachagua, riding on a mix of paved and gravel terrain. Get a new perspective on the majestic Arenal Volcano along the way, and finish with a well-earned and hearty meal at a typical Costa Rican restaurant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Road Bike Tour Around Lake Arenal

Get a different perspective on the impressive scenery around Arenal Volcano with a full-day bike tour from La Fortuna that's great for beginning and intermediate riders. Bike across Arenal Dam and on a paved road that borders Arenal Lake for stellar views, and look for native wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, and kingfishers that make their home in Arenal's rain forests. Reward your efforts with an included lunch of typical Costa Rican fare at a local restaurant at the end of the journey.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Bicycle Tour from San Jose

Ride through the Costa Rican countryside with a guide on this 7-hour bike tour from San Jose. Cover more territory than in possible on foot — but absorb more than what is possible by car — as you travel through rural towns, coffee fields, forests, and more in Cartago Province.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$152.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Arenal Volcano Combo 5 Biking, Lake & Baldi Hot Springs Private Tour

Located in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a National Park that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its beauty and recent past volcanic activity. Embark upon a 4-hour bike ride along the Costa Rican roadways. Feel the tranquility of the lush forests with Arenal Volcano as its backdrop. See stunning views of Lake Arenal on this small-group tour with guide. It’s a great opportunity to see local birds, including Ospreys, kingfishers, Toucans, Tanagers, Neotropical Cormorants and Anhinga’s.  This circuit starts from Fortuna Town riding about 23 km roundtrip on undulating terrain, ending in the Arenal river where the picnic is waiting for us. Here you can swim in the river or climb the Beast Hill before head back to La Fortuna.Later, you will relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area: Baldi Hot Springs and havea great buffet lunch.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$225.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$225.00 USD

Arenal Volcano to El Castillo Bike Tour

Break away from the typical tourist track to explore the majestic scenery around Arenal Volcano on a half-day bike tour from La Fortuna to the village of El Castillo. Pedal with a guide and small group of fellow cyclists along Costa Rican country roads, passing through cattle ranches and tropical forests alive with the sounds of howler monkeys and toucans. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Arenal, and cool off with a refreshing swim in this impressive man-made lagoon.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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La Fortuna Zarcero Road Cycling

Advance to expert level.Distace: 88km - 55 milesElevation gain: 2800mts - 9180ft • Departures:8:00 a.m. / • Duration:7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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