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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, and Arenal Volcano Hike

Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This 10-hour tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.00 USD
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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

In just one day, it’s possible to visit top Costa Rica attractions like Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, and Arenal Hot Springs when you book this guided tour from San Jose. All-inclusive private transport smooths over otherwise tricky transportation logistics, and your guide keeps you well entertained and informed as you explore. This tour includes all entrance fees plus two meals, adding up to a great value.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00 USD
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Guachipelin Adventure Zipline Horseback River Tubing Combo

Enjoy the thrill of this all day adventure that includes some of the best outdoor fun. Get your adrenaline pumping with an exciting zipline tour, horseback riding through epic landscapes, and tubing along a flowing river. This memorable tour includes a visit to natural hot springs, a volcanic mud bath, and a full buffet lunch. It's the best way to experience the natural wonder of Costa Rica!
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00 USD
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La Paz Waterfall Garden Tour from San Jose

Experience Costa Rica’s famed natural beauty and biodiversity in an eco-friendly way with a day trip to La Paz Waterfall Gardens from San Jose. Observe rescued rain forest creatures like spider monkeys, toucans, tree frogs and even jaguars while learning about the nature reserve’s conservation efforts. Lunch among the serene jungle setting and transport from San Jose are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00 USD
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Wildlife Exploration Tour

We will visit Finca Verde Lodge, and you will be taken on an inspiring and educational walk, showcasing natural wonders such as tropical plants and flowers, birds, sloths, frogs, snakes, insects and many more animals. We will llanos del Cortez Waterfalls. It’s the perfect tour for nature lovers.CATours Give Back: Las Pumas Rescue Center
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00 USD
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Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk

RSVP to the biggest party in Monteverde with this nocturnal tour of the area's famed wildlife by moonlight, when nearly 80 percent of Monteverde's mammalian residents come out to play. Join a guide who will help you spot animals such as gray foxes, reptiles, and more as they come out after dark. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off as well as all transportation and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00 USD
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Essential Costa Rica: 8-Day Tour

Discover the best of Costa Rica on an 8-day, 7-night tour that blends comfort and adventure in one of the world’s most scenic countries. Enjoy the intimacy of a small-group tour as you explore with an experienced guide and a professional photographer, and visit towering waterfalls, soak in thermal hot springs then soar through jungle canopy on a thrilling zipline. Travel by air-conditioned bus, horse and riverboat, discover exotic wildlife in cloud forests, volcanoes and lush jungles, and soak up the sun on a perfect Pacific beach.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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$649.00 USD
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6-in-1 Combo Tour: Puerto Limon Highlights

Make the most of your day at Puerto Limon with this jam-packed shore excursion that gives you a memorable taste of Costa Rica's Caribbean highlights. Spot wildlife on a rain forest trek, visit a working banana plantation, and cruise down the biodiverse Tortuguero Canal. You’ll also take a scenic drive along the coast, explore the region’s diverse culture on a Limon city tour, and hunt for souvenirs at local shops.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00 USD
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Full Day Jaco Jungle Adventure Pass

Go horseback riding, ziplining, waterfall rappelling, and ATV-ing on this adventure-filled all-day guided tour in the Jaco Jungle. Saddle up on a Costa Rican stepping horse and ride past giant trees, monkeys, and nesting macaws. Then, learn how to rappel down a waterfall before ziplining through the rainforest setting. Finish the day with an afternoon ATV ride. A Costa Rican lunch is also included.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00 USD
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Hiking Tour of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Immerse yourself in the wild volcanic landscapes of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park on this full-day trekking tour. Set out on a moderate 3-hour hike through the jungle and keep a lookout for Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Toucans, and Coatis along the way. Pass hissing fumaroles, volcanic craters, and bubbling mud pools, then cool off with a swim beneath the Oropendola Waterfall. After re-fuelling with a delicious lunch of Costa Rican cuisine, enjoy a soothing soak in the hot springs and volcanic mud baths of Rio Negro.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00 USD
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Full-Day Rio Celeste Tour From La Fortuna

Lace up your hiking boots for this full-day immersion in the wild beauty of Tenorio Volcano National Park. Look for wildlife on the drive from La Fortuna, and feel like a jungle explorer on the trek to Rio Celeste, known for its mystical aquamarine waters. Take a dip in warm volcanic river pools, admire a cascading waterfall, and reward your efforts with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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Zipline and Hanging Bridges Combo Tour in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Exchange the sun and surf for for a high-flying adventure in the misty Monteverde Cloud Forest on this full-day combo tour from Tamarindo. Fly through the forest canopy on a 15-cable zipline course featuring a gravity-defying Superman cable and a Tarzan swing, and slow down for a closer look at Monteverde's rich biodiversity while walking through the tree tops along a series of hanging bridges. In between adventures, replenish your energy with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00 USD
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Tortuguero National Park

Explore the natural beauty and protected wildlife of Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park with a full-day guided tour from San Jose. Cruise through freshwater rivers on a boat — the only way to access the inner reaches of this beautiful nature reserve. Learn about the park’s incredible biodiversity from your naturalist guide, and visit a green sea turtle nesting site. Take a break from your exploration to savor lunch at the eco-chic Evergreen Lodge surrounded by views of a lush tropical forest.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00 USD
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Zipline, Horseback Riding, and Hot Springs Private Combo Tour in Guanacaste

Get a full-day dose of Costa Rican ‘pura vida’ on this private adventure that combines the best of Guanacaste’s thrills, relaxation, and cuisine. Get your heart rate up on an extreme zipline course complete with a giant Tarzan swing, then splash down the country’s longest mountain water slide. Enjoy a horseback ride through the jungle to reach a natural hot springs, where you can soak your cares away with volcanic mud baths. Recharge with a typical Costa Rican lunch, and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide all day.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
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$175.00 USD
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Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

Explore three levels of lush Costa Rican rain forest from the floor to the canopy on a 3-hour guided tour tour of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Learn about local flora and fauna as you walk along nature trails, explore specialty gardens, and glide over treetops in an aerial tram, all narrated by a guide with extensive knowledge about the local ecosystem. Optional upgrade includes pickup and drop-off from your lodging in San Jose and a typical lunch.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

Visiting Monteverde from San Jose in just one day can be challenging on your own, but this guided tour streamlines transportation to make the trip a cinch. Arrive at Monteverde in the morning and head straight to a canopy tour: hike on hanging bridges and learn about the rich cloud forest environment before heading back to San Jose.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00 USD
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Full Monteverde Cloud Forest Experience With Ziplining and Lunch

Experience the ultimate tour of the cloud forest in Monteverde with a package that combines ziplining, a walk on the hanging bridges, visits to the hummingbird and butterfly gardens, and lunch at the restaurant.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.00 USD
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Horseback Ride to La Fortuna Waterfall

Feel like a jungle explorer as you venture into the lush rain forest around Arenal Volcano on a horseback ride from La Fortuna. Climb atop a tame and trusty steed to follow a guide along a scenic trail that hugs a river canyon, stopping to admire the cascades of the Pino Blanco Waterfall and the famous La Fortuna Waterfall. Cool off with an optional swim at the base of the falls, and learn about Costa Rica’s indigenous culture with a visit to the Maleku Indian Cultural Rescue Center.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00 USD
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Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park from Jaco

Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park is a haven of white sand beaches and dense green forest, home to 109 species of mammals and 184 types of birds. This tour allows you to easily escape the city noise and explore the park alongside a naturalist guide. Hike through forest trails and get a chance to see native wildlife, relax on white sand beaches, and swim in tropical blue water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$99.00 USD
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Hot Springs Tour at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

See the world of hot springs and volcanoes up close on this guided, hot springs tour to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Surrounded by wildlife and lush flora, cross a hanging bridge to the water. Float in one of ten natural hot springs, take a mud bath, and see steaming fumaroles along the volcano’s slope. Return to civilization to unwind with a relaxing lunch in Liberia.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00 USD
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Veragua Rainforest and Tortuguero Canals Shore Excursion

Enjoy the wildlife of Veragua Rainforest and the Tortuguero Canals in this shore excursion. Right outside the cruise port, an experienced guide will be waiting for you to start the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.Enjoy the Veragua Rainforest Full Tour (entrance fee NOT included) and its variety of wildlife attractions: reptile habitat, butterfly garden, frog habitats, insectarium, biological research station and the aerial tram are some of the highlights. At the Tortuguero Canals, experience a one-hour boat ride on a covered boat. Don’t miss the chance to take pictures of sloths, monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds and more biodiversity of the region.Going back, watch most of Puerto Limon’s town from a scenic viewpoint, while your guide shares some of the history and culture of Costa Rica’s Caribbean province. You can also choose to visit a supermarket to purchase some Costa Rican coffee and other local goods at a fair price. Finally, it will be time to return to the cruise port.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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$75.00 USD
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Palo Verde National Park and Liberia Combo Tour

Experience the best of Liberia's nature and culture on this combo tour, beginning with a river safari in Palo Verde National Park. Cruise through Costa Rica's largest wetlands while looking for native wildlife like crocodiles, monkeys, and endangered birds. Later, swim or simply relax while surrounded by tropical forest at the base of lovely Llanos del Cortés waterfall, and then discover Liberia's colonial history and modern commerce on a city sightseeing tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00 USD
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Selvatura Park Hanging Bridge Canopy Tour in Monteverde

Take a walk in the clouds with this hanging bridge canopy tour at Monteverde’s Selvatura Park. Observe treetop life from the vantage point of eight suspended bridges that rise up to 180 feet (60 meters) above the forest floor. Costa Rica’s widest bridges make for a safe and comfortable way to explore the magnificent cloud forest that’s suitable for all ages.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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Damas Island Mangrove Boat Tour from Manuel Antonio

Weave your way past the giant twisted root systems that characterize mangrove forests on this boat tour of the largest mangrove ecosystem in Central America at Damas Island. This biodiversity hotspot is home to tons of birds, reptiles, and aquatic animals that you can spot easily with the help of your guide. This tour includes round-trip transportation from your Manuel Antonio or Quepos lodging as well as lunch or dinner.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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