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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

Find your bliss with a classic Costa Rican experience that combines a seismic dose of adventure and relaxation! On this full-day trip from San Jose, visit the very active Arenal Volcano and explore its base with a guided nature hike. Then, unwind with a soak in a variety of geothermal pools at the luxurious Tabacón hot springs. The tour also includes a stop at the artisan town of Sarchí, plus delicious lunch and dinner.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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City Tour From San José

This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Celeste River From San Jose

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
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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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 5-hour tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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City VIP Bus Tour in San Jose

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.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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Typical Show Ram Luna Restaurant

Each Wednesday and Thursday night, the Mirador Ram Luna Restaurant is decked out with marimba and cimarrona music, traditional Costa Rican folk dancing and clowns, in the midst of typical Costa Rican cuisine including the delicious recipes of our grandparents.The restaurant Ram Luna, located in the hills above Aserrí only 9 miles South of San Jose Is owned and operated by Gilber and Moraima Ramírez and their children.At Ram Luna, one immediately sees that the restaurant is brimming with memorabilia of Costa Rican tradition, live music, and authentic folklore where the most beautiful memories of times now past can be relived.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
  • Duration: 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 6 hours
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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
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Monteverde Tour with Hanging Bridges and Reptiles

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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private full day City Tour San Jose visit most interesting and cultural places

The sprawl of San Jose poses challenge for visitors who want to explore the capital but don’t have much time in Costa Rica. This private guided tour of San Jose provides an easy answer for time-strapped travelers by taking you to San Jose’s top sites in just a day. From the National Theatre of Costa Rica to a popular artisan market, you’ll get a sense of this city’s rich history and culture.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

Explore San Jose on this guided half-day sightseeing tour. Great for first-time visitors to the city, the tour includes stops at historic and cultural sites such as the Costa Rican Art Museum in La Sabana, the city center, the National Theater, the University of Costa Rica, and the arts and crafts market. Plus, enjoy lunch at a local Costa Rican restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Quetzales scarlet macaws and birds watching tour in San Gerardo de dota San Jose

Maximize your chances of seeing quetzales, scarlet macaws, and other rare birds in the wild on this guided tour to Los Quetzales National Park from San Jose. A guide shares information about the cloud forest as you hike to spots within the park that are known for their bird populations, upping your chances of seeing stunning wildlife.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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VIP Private Tour: Chocolate Tour, Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs

An exclusive private tour that includes a visit to the rainforest, a cocoa plantation, artisan chocolate farm for learn about the chocolate history, plantation, processing and elaboration of chocolate drink and bars. Later enjoy a great relaxing time at Baldi Hot Springs, the best Thermal Pools complex in Arenal Volcano Area
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sarapiqui rafting with organic farm

Soak up views of Costa Rica’s tropical rain forest and waterfalls during a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure down the Sarapiqui River. Slip on your provided helmet and life vest, and safely navigate the river's rapids, twists, and turns with a guide. Refuel with a freshly prepared buffet-style lunch at an organic farm. Round trip transport from your hotel in La Fortuna is included.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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