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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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Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose

Sail to Tortuga Island aboard a catamaran for on this 12-hour day trip from San Jose. Go swimming and snorkeling, then refuel with a 4-course gourmet lunch. Use of all equipment is included, as is round-trip transportation from your hotel and a hot breakfast before departure.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica on this full-day trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park. After a scenic drive along the Pacific coast, you’ll arrive at this protected reserve that features lush tropical rain forest and unspoiled stretches of white sandy beach. Relax on the shore or explore the jungle with a guided nature hike, where you’ll have a chance to spot birds, sloths, monkeys and other resident wildlife.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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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
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$160.00
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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
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Sail away to the tropical paradise of Tortuga Island! On this full-day trip from San Jose, enjoy a cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya to the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters of this postcard-perfect island. Soak up the sun on the beach, snorkel among tropical fish, or explore the island’s forested trails for a memorable escape. Savor a tasty beachside lunch buffet and relax on the round-trip ride from your San Jose hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on this all-day tour from San Jose. On the way to the park, stop for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Then, once you arrive, choose to relax on the scenic beaches or hike one of the many trails throughout the tropical rainforest. Be on the lookout for monkeys, iguanas, birds, and three-toed sloths during your visit.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

Discover many beautiful attractions of Costa Rica on this Combo Tour from San Jose. Fly over the Rainforest Canopy on a zip lining course and rappel down 50 meters (150 feet). Visit 2 beautiful waterfalls in the Rainforest; admire wildlife of Costa Rica at the exotic birds’ viewing point and the Iguanas Center. Learn about coffee of Costa Rica and taste the delicious local cuisine. Participate of a native tribe presentation. Relax in thermal mineral hot springs pools at the base of Arenal Volcano. Lunch and dinner are included.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Palo Verde Boat Safari plus Cortés Waterfall and Liberia City Tour & Shopping

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
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Day Trip from San Jose to Arenal Hanging Bridges & Tabacon Hot Springs Resort

Explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park during a stress-free day trip from San Jose. You'll jump from a walk through the rain forest canopy at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park to a soak in the mineral-rich thermal baths at the Tabacon Hot Springs Resort, traveling between attractions with ease in comfortable coach. A quick stop in the artisan town of Sarchi is also included.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 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
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Celeste River from San Jose

Explore Tenorio Volcano National Park and the Rio Celeste, located in the province of Alajuela, on this guided all-day tour from San Jose. Stop at the Celeste River Waterfall, view the craters of the Tenorio Volcano, and check out the Blue Lagoon and learn how it gets its namesake color. Along the way, spot the local flora and fauna and capture plenty of panoramic shots.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Tortuguero National Park Day Trip from San Jose

Cruise through one of Costa Rica's most wildlife-rich reserves on a boat tour of Tortuguero National Park, home to an abundance of monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, birds, and the endangered green sea turtle. See the cloud forests and waterfalls of neighboring Braulio Carrillo National Park along the way, and fuel the safari adventure with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Zipline San Luis from San José

Fly above the treetops on this all-day zipline tour from San José. Located in the cloud forests of the country’s Central Valley region, the San Luis canopy boasts a system of zip lines that allows you to soar through the forest, plus an "elevator" lift that takes you above the trees for a panoramic view.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Irazu Volcano, Cartago Ruins and Sarapiqui River Tour from San Jose

Discover Costa Rica's famous natural beauty, historical treasures, and fresh flavors on this full-day tour from San Jose. Visit the ruins of a 16th-century church in Cartago, soak up an awe-inspiring views into the crater of Irazú Volcano, and spot native wildlife such as sloths, crocodiles, and monkeys on a cruise down the Sarapiquí River. Savor a traditional lunch at a private farm and drive through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park to round out a memorable day.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

Get out of the city and experience Costa Rica’s rich wildlife heritage with this half day private tour to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. What started out as a rescue facility for toucans has expanded to include other charismatic species such as sloths, monkeys, parrots, and owls. Learn all about them from the dedicated staff committed to their care.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Sarapiquí River Boat Ride

Spend a full day discovering the beauty of Costa Rica’s rain forest on this guided combo tour to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Cruise down the Sarapiquí River on a riverboat, and then delve deeper into the jungle on a horseback ride while learning about native plants and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. Round-trip hotel transport from San Jose and an authentic Costa Rican lunch are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Full-Day Tour from San Jose

See the region from up high as you walk across hanging bridges and sail down a zip line. Recommended for cruise excursions. • Walk across hanging bridges. • Hike amongst the flora and fauna. • Zip line through the forest.(optional)
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip from San Jose to Cahuita National Park (Caribbean Coast)

Traveling to the Caribbean coast from San Jose is a big trip, but this tour makes it possible to achieve in just one day. Private transportation makes it possible to breeze straight across the country to Cahuita National Park, known for its picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters. When you arrive, your guide takes you to park highlights to make sure you get the most out of your trip.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

Discover Costa Rica’s historic sites, natural wonders, and native wildlife on this full-day tour from San Jose. Learn more about Costa Rica’s former capital at the Cartago ruins, admire views of Irazú Volcano, spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Sarapiquí River, and take in the highlights of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and all activities.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip from San Jose to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Safari in Sarapiqui River

Experience the bio diversity and natural majesty of Costa Rica’s most-visited nature reserve on this full-day, guided tour to La Paz Waterfall gardens with safari boat tour on the Sarapiqui River included. Learn about and see exotic animals and insects living in the animal sanctuary. Relax during a boat cruise as your guide points out monkeys, birds, sloth, ocelots, jaguar and more along the shore line.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
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One Day Tour -2 Activities( Zipline and Atv) From San Jose

Escape from busy San Jose for an action-packed full-day tour in the Jaco Beach region. Stop at the beach, then continue with a zipline tour and ATV tour in the rain forest nearby. You’ll also see crocodiles at the Tarcoles River, and get great views of the Pacific Ocean from the ATV and zipline course. Includes lunch, and all necessary equipment and instruction.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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