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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.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 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.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Chocolate lovers flock to this incredible tour from La Fortuna that includes the sweetest rainforest experience and unearths the hidden secretes of local chocolate production. Visit a farm where cocoa is grown, processed and produced. This hands-on experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about history, culture and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Monteverde One Day Tour from La Fortuna

Traveling between La Fortuna and Monteverde can be tricky, but this guided tour streamlines transportation. Let your guide lead you to the tram through the cloud forest canopy and enjoy your choice of zip lining or walking across the hanging bridges. Take a guided walk through the nature park and learn about the native animals before heading to a local coffee farm for lunch and a tasting.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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  • 9 to 12 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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

Treat your taste buds to a sampling of Costa Rica’s famed coffee paired with gourmet chocolate on this half-day tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation. See firsthand how this sustainable, gourmet producer grows, harvests, and roasts coffee beans to create the perfect aromatic cup. Visit the on-site coffee bar to taste several of Café Britt’s different roasts, accompanied by chocolate. Round out the day with a farm-fresh buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the plantation restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

Spend a half day learning about local wildlife and conservation during this once-in-a-lifetime Costa Rican volunteer opportunity. Enjoy the lush landscapes just outside La Fortuna and have the chance to  observe some of the country's most exotic species. Prepare food, and help maintain the grounds as you learn about local wildlife from area experts. This 3.5-hour tour of the property is sure to be a memorable part of any Costa Rican adventure!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 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
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

Tap into Costa Rica’s emerging craft beer movement with this 4-hour beer tour in San Jose. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll explore the Barrio Escalante, the heart of San Jose’s pub culture and home to many brewpubs. Taste 10 different varieties of beer, accompanied by traditional tapas — the Costa Rican version of bar snacks. You’ll also have a chance to pick up a few souvenirs at the Artesanos Market. A small group size helps create a more personalized tour experience.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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San Jose Private Walking City Tour

Ideal for first-time visitors to San Jose, this private half-day walking tour offers a look at the Costa Rican city’s history, architecture, gastronomy, sights, and local hotspots. Wander around the city's central area and pass by significant buildings like the National Museum and the Blue Castello. Stroll through San Jose’s trendy neighborhood on the east side, which boasts plenty of cafes and restaurants.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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City Tour From San José

Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on this guided tour of the capital city. Highlights include the National Theater, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court, and Central Market. A bilingual guide is on hand to answer questions and provide insight about what you see along the way.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural and Heritage Tour of San José, Costa Rica

Enjoy a personalized walking tour in the language of your choice with an expert in built heritage and local history. Through the tour, you will learn how Costa Rica was built from independence to the present day while discovering some of the most important buildings in the country.
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  • 150 to 210 minutes
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  • 150 to 210 minutes
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Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table

Taste how Costa Rican chefs are incorporating farm-to-table concepts on a food tour through San Jose’s vibrant Escalante neighborhood. Take a seat at restaurants and cafes hand-picked for their fresh, innovative cuisine, sampling the best of menus featuring local, seasonal, and organic ingredients. A foodie guide introduces you to chefs and owners for a more personal tasting experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Full Day Tour Orosi Valley and Lankester Botanical Gardens

This tour is the combination of the Orosi Valley & Lankester Botanical Garden. Visit Our Lady of Los Angels Basilica at the city of Cartago and admire the vast variety of orchids and other flowering plants at the Lankester Garden. See one of the few remaining colonial churches in the Valley of Orosi, and enjoy a typical lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Costa Rican Farm Experience in La Fortuna

Go behind the scenes at a working Costa Rican farm to learn about the country’s different crops and the important role they play in the economy. Learn how farmers are using eco-friendly and sustainable practices as you visit different growing stations including sugar cane, timber, poultry, medicinal herbs, and even a tortilla-making factory. It's a great way to go beyond the typical tourist places and meet the people behind the products.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Canyoneering in La Fortuna

Go canyoning in Costa Rica on this exhilarating half-day tour from La Fortuna. Your guide provides a safety briefing and necessary gear, then leads you to three waterfalls where you rappel down the ropes. Clamber over river boulders and canyon walls, and have time to dip into freshwater pools. Reward yourself after this adrenaline-fueled experience by finishing with a home-cooked lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 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 tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Mini - Combo tour 2 tours in 1, 3 options to choose (half day)

Make the most of limited time and visit two Arenal Volcano area highlights—La Fortuna Waterfall and another attraction of your choosing—during a half-day excursion from La Fortuna. Opt for a rain forest hike with hanging bridges, a volcano tour on old lava flows, or a safari river float, and customize your itinerary to your preferences. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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VIP City Bus From San José

Though Costa Rica may be more famous for its natural attractions, its capital city of San Jose is not to be overlooked. Head out from downtown San Jose on a double-decker sightseeing bus to discover the city’s important historical landmarks, learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, and find the best panoramic views of the city.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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