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Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José

Our tour is unique from San José. We left at 07:00 in the morning enjoying a delicious breakfast on the way to a town called San Ramón de Alajuela.Then, on our arrival to La Fortuna, we head to the fortune waterfall, where we will enjoy a refreshing swim in the river with the highest waterfall in Costa Rica.Then we enjoy a delicious typical Costa Rican lunch, our guide will offer us the different options to choose.After our lunch, we will have a walk through the treetops, we will have a tour of 6 hanging bridges up to 50 meters high and 120 long.To end our tour we enjoyed a delicious bath in the most natural thermal river in the area, with rejuvenating properties and many more rejuvenating properties, we guarantee your satisfaction and relaxation in this beautiful tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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VIP Private Tour: Ultimate Zipline Canopy Tour & Crocodile Safari Cruise

Carara Adventure Park is a privately own reserve with 80 acres of rainforest and stunning views of the Pacific Coast, Carara National Park and Puntarenas City. Our zipline tour is certified with the highest technology equipment PETZL.After instructions, the groups will be transferred to the top of the mountain by a modified open truck where the zip line begins. This zip line includes 12 Cables, 15 Platforms & 3 Hanging Bridges. The longest cable is 1.200 feet long and the highest point about 100 feet.After this great adventure flying around the tree tops, our tour will continue with a short drive to Tarcoles River, where a 60 minutes eco boat tour will allow you to enjoy the abundant wildlife of the area, including the huge crocodiles, multiple aquatic birds, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys and other amazing tropical species.After all this, a delicious lunch is included before the return to an Jose
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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VIP Private Tour: Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls Gardens from San Jose

This tour start from your hotel in San Jose. You will transferred to Poas Volcano, about 75 minutes from San Jose. Once at the park, you will be able to admire the crater from a beautiful lookout point not too far from the main park’s entrance. At this point you will be allow to stay for about 30 minutes due the volcanic activity.Following the visit to the volcano you will continue to La Paz Waterfalls Gardens. On arrival, enjoy the park attractions with our naturalist tour guide. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the #1 Most Visited Privately Owned Ecological Attraction in Costa Rica featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, animal sanctuary with over 100 species of animals, and an environmental education program, five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest.A great buffet lunch is included in this tour before the return to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tour Rio Celeste

On this tour you will go to the Tenorio Volcano National Park. In this park you will witness the magical, volcanic effect into a sky blue colored river.It takes you to the stunningly beautiful waterfall, a high lookout point and the place where you can see the river change color.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Getting off the beaten path on CR for 14h tourism on day trip like local

We choose to go off the beaten path to offer something new and exciting.There is nothing written in stone for this tour and others. This is the fun part of this service. We can suggest places to see and we can stop at any point for pictures, food or great coffee. The service includes a personal driver on 4WD car who will pick you and show you accordingly to the point of interest you want to go.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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Sky Adventures Combo: Ziplines, sky walk, and Aerial Tram from La Fortuna

An adventure package for a full day of experiences with incredible views that you won’t forget. You will be able to fly through the mountains at incredible speed on our ziplines; explore the tropical forest on the aerial tram; and get to discover the secrets of nature in our hanging bridges and trails guided expedition. The tour will start riding an open-air gondola from the ground to the highest point of the mountain. On the top of the mountain you will start riding down a zipline circuit that stretches across canyons, going from one mountain to another, and in between treetops, you’ll ride 8 cables that go up to 328ft in height and 2460ft. At the end of the tour the sky walk offers a more peaceful exploration of the Arenal volcano Cloud Forest on a 2.5km trail. It combines a series of suspension bridges for a one on one experience with the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. You will hike deep into these magical tropical forests to admire nature from a distinct perspective.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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La Paz Waterfalls Gardens (Half day).

Upon arriving at the Waterfalls Gardens, we walk a path, which leads to different attractions of the park including the aviary, the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the frog, monkey and cat exhibition In addition to the 5 highest waterfalls in Costa Rica, with several very impressive views.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

The tour is ideal for people who only have half a day to make an excursion, since you can take the tour and ask to be dropped off at the international airport.This excursion takes us to one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, cataloged as one of the most beautiful and impressive volcanoes, just one hour from downtown San Jose.We can walk through the main crater, and after the tour we go to the highest point of the National Park, then descend from the volcano to visit the most important church in Costa Rica, we know a little about the architecture and the different constructions that the structure has had.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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
  • Free Cancellation

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VIP Private Tour: Arenal Volcano -Fortuna Waterfall & Hot Springs from San Jose

Experience the popular Arenal Volcano National Park on this private guided tour from San Jose. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Baldi Hot Springs and take advantage of free time to enjoy the thermal pools. Hike through a biological reserve to the La Fortuna Waterfall near the Arenal Volcano where you’ll be able to swim and snap photos.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Luxury transfer to Manuel Antonio from San José

Enjoy worry-free transportation from your hotel in Manuel Antonio or Quepos to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (or visa versa) in a comfortable air-conditioned van. Whether you are just starting your vacation or returning to the airport, you can relax knowing that your transportation is covered and you won’t have to worry about finding a taxi or dealing with public transportation.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Waterfalls Gardens 3 in 1 from San Jose

Once the coffee explanation is finished, we will continue our way to the Poás Volcano. As we ascend towards the volcano, you will notice the difference in terms of microclimates and vegetation appreciating the great diversity of agriculture present during the trip, among them: ferns, flowers, strawberries, as well as cattle ranches and the view of the central valley creating A beautiful landscape.This colossus of 2708 meters (8000 feet) is active, and you will not only admire its impressive crater and gas emanations, but you will also learn about its phreatic and fumarolic activity as well as the different ecosystems and exuberant vegetation found in this beautiful national park.Arriving at the Waterfalls Gardens, we walk a path, which leads to different attractions of the park including the aviary, the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the gallery of hummingbirds, the serpentarium, the exhibition of frogs, monkeys and felines .
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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VIP Private Tour Sarapiqui River Cruise & Rainforest Hanging Bridge

The driving distance from San Jose to Sarapiqui will take about 90 minutes. Along the way, enjoy the beauty of the second largest National Park in Costa Rica: The Braulio Carrillo. Sarapiqui is the name of the river and it is the most important tourist attraction in the region. In the Upper part, the river is perfect for the practice of the Whitewater Rafting. In the Lower Part, boat tours, transfers and fishing are important economic activities.During this 2-hour river safari, you will ride a comfortable boat down the Sarapiqui River and enjoy the very rich wildlife of this region. In there, it is easy to see Howler Monkeys, White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys, Sloths, Toucans, Crocodiles. Giant Iguanas, River Turtles, Otters, many aquatic birds and more.After the boat safari, taste the local flavours with a delicious lunch, before continuing our journey to Tirimbina Reserve, where a nature walk into the rainforest will complement this amazing ecological experience.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Manuel Antonio 2 in 1 from San José

Relax enjoy the Beach and Nature.This national park is considered one of the most beautiful in the country, the combination of a paradisiacal beach with crystal clear waters and coral banks, bordered by lush vegetation and the natural charms of the humid tropical forest. Its beaches are among the best in the country, where diving and surfing are very popular.Our tour includes a catamaran in the morning, where you can enjoy a delicious cocktail, fruit, unlimited drinks, and a delicious lunch, our catamaran tour is focused on the viewing of dolphins and other marine species.After our tour in Catamarán we will enjoy a swim in the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park, we will also have to walk and visualize the animals and vegetation native to the primary forest of the area.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 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
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 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
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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VIP Private Tour: Jungle & River ATV Exploration 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 the Central Pacific Coast to Tarcoles River.In our adventure center, before you begin your journey, you will receive instructions and then take a test run on our specially designed private track. From here on, your guide will lead you along the jungle trails, Teak plantations, 14 crossing rivers sometimes-bumpy, dirt paths real rainforest, viewpoints and 2 different beaches.If weather allowing, you can take a quick swim at Bochinche Beach, a pristine and almost private beach where we will have a break. During the tour, your guide will provide bottled water, and at the end of this Costa Rica ATV adventure, we will greet you with fresh tropical fruits. The driving time and ATV tour last 2 hours.After the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Hanging bridges over the clouds in Monteverde from San José

Our tour is the only one that offers you the best of Costa Rica in just one day, starting our tour at 06:00 a.m. From San José, we discovered the province of Puntarenas in its best expression of nature.Monteverde is recognized for maintaining 2% of the world's biodiversity, and maintains the best preserved forest reserves, we design an ideal tour for nature lovers who wish to explore this wonder without disturbing the environment, our suspension bridges are the most Costa Rica highlands and offer panoramic views of the cloud forest of Monteverde.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Irazú Volcano Combo tour 4 in 1 from San José

Irazú Volcano, this colossus is the highest volcano of the territory with 3432 meters (11000 feet) above sea level, whose last eruptive phase includes the period between 1963 to 1965 with strong gas and ash emissions that were felt throughout the country. On a sunny and clear day, both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be observed.After the visit to the volcano, we will descend to the city of Cartago, the ancient capital of Costa Rica established in 1563 by the conquistador Juan Vázquez de Coronado, where a stop is made at the Basilica of the Virgin of the Angels, place of pilgrimage of many faithful, which is a tradition in force since 1635.We also visit the Orosi viewpoint, a beautiful valley considered among the 10 most beautiful in the world, then we explore the ruins of Cartago in Costa Rica.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Dinner + Typical Show in the best viewpoint of the City

Our tour is the only one in Costa Rica that takes you to enjoy a delicious dinner in the best viewpoint of the city in San José, our guides will make you feel at home and you can enjoy a typical Costa Rica show, have a good You came and learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, we pass by you at 06:00 in the afternoon, it is ideal if you leave your job as a visitor in Costa Rica and have little time to learn about our traditions.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Cinco Ceibas Ecological Reserve from San José

In the Cinco Ceibas Reserve and Adventure Park we have created tours that are unique in Costa Rica, with virtually no impact on our environment.You can enjoy our jungle, a raised boardwalk or horseback riding, with the magnificent views. Take a quiet float in a kayak down the Rio Cuarto. After enjoying an educational and cultural trip in a bullock cart with "Flaco y Gordo" our oxen friends.Marvel at the huge Ceibas and enjoy the biodiversity, birds, flowers and animals. Our facilities are unique, it is the only architectural construction, where fifteen years of reforestation turn into beautiful outdoor installations.The structures that were built mostly from the natural resources on the farm now show the first kind of hospitality.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Between Cartago Volcanoes: Irazu and Turrialba (Private Tour)

We love to run this Experience since it feels like taking family friends on a Day Trip.The roads and route we choose let us showcase the countryside of Cartago Province, and the families and communities that live around this 2 beautiful volcanoes. The cool climate contrast with the warm and traditional people that inhabits these multicolored farmlands.AS AN EXTRA DESTINATION OF THE TOUR WE CAN:a) visit the "coffee country" of Aquiares Town and farms orb) visit the Basilica Of The Angels, the most important church in downtown Cartago.Other additional stops can be done, but we don´t want to give to many spoilers;)
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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