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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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Rainforest Adventure Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour

Discover Costa Rica’s rain forest from a unique treetop perspective with this aerial tram ride. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll glide through the forest canopy in the Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you will have a chance to spot amazing native plants and animals. Round-trip transport from your San Jose hotel and a traditional Costa Rican lunch are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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  • Duration: 4 hours
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VIP Private Tour: Poas Volcano National Park Half Day from San Jose

Your breath-taking, adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside on an air-conditioned transportation and recent model deluxe vehicle or mini bus. You will be heading to Alajuela Province and them the Volcano, about 90-minute drive from San Jose.On the way, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the countryside with multiple Dairy Farms, Tropical Flowers Nurseries, Strawberries Plantations, Cheese Factories, picturesque souvenir stores and small local vendors. Taste the local flavors and give yourself a chance to try a Prestiño, a very traditional tin pastry cover with a special typical syrup made in the sugar mills. Once at the National Park, the visit to the crater will be in small groups accompanied with a park ranger and for only 30 minutes per group for security reasonsAfter the park visit, we will include short stops at different local attractions such as souvenir stores, dairy farms and small restaurants
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 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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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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  • Duration: 4 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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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
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

Discover highlights of Costa Rican history and culture on this city tour of downtown San Jose. Visit the city’s architectural treasures, including the historic National Theater. Take a spin through the galleries of an art museum to admire pre-Columbian treasures, and enjoy the lush landscaping of one of San Jose’s beloved emerald parks.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens from San José

La Paz Waterfall Gardens showcases Costa Rican wilderness at its most picturesque, with lush tropical rain forest, thundering cascades, white rivers, and a rich variety of wildlife. This tour provides round-trip transportation from San José and allows you to see the highlights of La Paz in a single day. Your guide navigates through the park’s many trails and takes you to White Magic Waterfall, the butterfly observatory, and other attractions.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 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: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 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 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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Half-Day Trip to the Amazing Irazu Volcano National Park

It's easy to check out Irazu Volcano National Park when you book this half-day tour from San Jose. Start your day with convenient hotel pickup, and then head straight to the volcano. When you reach the top, take your time admiring the lagoon and the view before you head down—you can see the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean on a good day.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Carpe Market - Cultural and gastronomic tour

Visit the Central Market in San Jose on this guided tour and learn about its 136-year history. There, sample regional staples like tropical seasonal fruit, tortillas, ice cream, Costa Rican coffee, and other local specialities. Plus, find out how and why San Jose became the capital city of Costa Rica.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 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
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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VIP Private Tour: Irazu Volcano National Park Half Day from San Jose

Your breath-taking, adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside on an air-conditioned transportation and recent model deluxe vehicle or mini bus. You will be heading to Cartago Province, about 1-hour drive from San JoseIrazú Volcano is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica. The volcano is still active although the last major eruptions were between 1963 and 1965, with occasional minor eruptions and some small lava flows since that time. With our professional tour guide you will be able to explore the park and walk to the main lookout point.The Crater Principal lake has an unusual greenish yellow coloring caused by rainfall dissolving the minerals along the craters walls. It has also been known to change colour to rust-red depending on the minerals present. The Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 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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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Orosi and Lankester from San José

Explore the Orosi Valley and the Lankester Botanical Gardens on this guided combination half-day tour from San José. The gardens, which are located outside of Cartago, serve as a center for orchid research, including more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads, and other plants. Following the gardens, head to the town of Orosi to view the 18th-century Iglesia de San José de Orosi and colonial churches.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Puntarenas Zipline & Crocodile Safari Boat Tour Shore Excursion

Visit Carara Adventure Park on an action-packed day tour from Puntarenas. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the privately owned reserve, which contains lush rain forest and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Experience the rain forest canopy up close as you fly down the zipline course, which features 12 cables and three hanging bridges. Then take a 1-hour boat cruise to look for crocodiles, monkeys, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Puntarenas Shore Excursions: Jungle & Rivers ATV Exploration & Crocodile Safari

An ATV tour of Carara National Park lets you explore off-the-beaten-path of this Costa Rican gem. After a safety and instructional briefing, take your ATV on a guided tour along rugged jungle trails, past teak plantations, and over 14 river crossings, stopping to admire views and beaches along the way. Then, head down the Tarcoles River on a boat tour for a chance to spot crocodiles, monkeys, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tortuguero One Day Tour

Depart from San Jose accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide for a pleasant journey to Tortuguero National Park, after a scenic drive by the Braulio Carrillo National Park, there will be a stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Bites and Sight From San José

Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central MarketBecome a mixologist of natural Costa Rican drinks and an expert on more than 30 local exotic fruits and vegetablesSavor several tasty seasonal samplings of Costa Rica as well as its famous organic coffeeSee a side of San Jose known only by locals and not found in guidebooks.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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