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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant

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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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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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Tour to the Monteverde Reserve rainforest wildlife observation from San Jose

Enjoy an amazing walk through  Cloud Forest Monteverde trails Reserve, the largest Costa Rica protected areas, which is more than 10,415 hectares. As a tourist adventurer you can discover more than 500 mind-blowing species of orchids in the limbs of the large trees, while lianas, ferns, mosses and lichens fill the rest of the space.You will be picked up at the lobby of your Hotel in San Jose to drive about 3 hours to the Monteverde Reserve and enjoy of a delicious typical lunch for then starting your dream journey of approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. What to bring: walk shoes, binoculars, waterproof coat and camera.Includes: Lunch
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 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 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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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum Visit

Visiting San Jose’s markets with a guide turns an everyday scene into a rich cultural experience as your guide tells you the stories behind the markets’ offerings and takes the guesswork out of deciding what’s worth a try. After visiting top San Jose markets, head to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum to take a look at the city’s early history.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 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
  • 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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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
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose

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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Whale Watching from San Jose

Get the chance to see humpback whales in the wild when you set sail inside of Marino Ballena National Park on this whale-watching tour from San Jose. Experienced guides bring you to areas known for their humpback whale populations and help you spot whales, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and more in their natural environment. Then, enjoy free time on the beach before returning to San Jose.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hot springs and Maleku Indigenous Reserve in Arenal la Fortuna from San José

Discover the culture of the Maleku Indigenous people and more on a 12-hour tour from San Jose. Observe the local language, medicine, daily life, and traditional dance in a respectful environment. After your visit, head to volcano heated hot springs where you can enjoy the benefits of the thermal waters. All-inclusive transportation from your hotel plus a provided lunch ensure that your enriching cultural experience is also stress-free
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Arenal Pineapple Tour

If you love pineapples, you can’t miss this pineapple plantation tour in Arenal. Learn all about pineapple planting, growing, and harvesting from an in-the-know guide, and then sample some of the sweet fresh fruit for yourself. A piña colada is also included for visitors of drinking age.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour of San Jose

Discover historical monuments and the latest San Jose hangout spots during this small-group walking tour in the capital of Costa Rica. Your local guide shows you important landmarks and shares the inside scoop on the city’s best cafes, eateries, and shops. Meet downtown at The National Theater, or upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cultural San Jose City Sightseeing Guided Tour

While many visitors rush through San Jose, there's so much to explore in Costa Rica's capital. See the city’s best on a guided tour that introduces you to local history and culture, from ancient artifacts at the Precolumbian Gold Museum to modern paintings at the Costa Rican Art Museum and the splendor of the National Theater. Pick up some handmade souvenirs at a craft market, and get an overview of authentic Costa Rican cuisine with lunch at a restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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San Gerardo de Dota and Savegre river bird watching and nature guided cloud forest tour at Talamanca

The mountain town of San Gerardo de Dota sits in the Savegre River Valley, just south of San Jose. A popular bird watching destination, this area of virgin cloud forest is home to more than 170 native and migratory bird species. With this half-day tour, explore miles of forest trails and catch sight of many species of birds, including some rare and endangered species. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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