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Day Trips

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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3 day / 2 night tour in Tortuguero

Come to know one of the most important destinations in your visit to Costa Rica. This town without access by road will show you a natural paradise that will captivate you.In the early morning your guide will go to look for you at your hotel in San José. Along the way he will tell you about Costa Rica and Tortuguero. Halfway we will stop for breakfast before catching the boat to reach this peculiar town.Once everything is arranged in your room in the lodge at the edge of the canal, you can eat before leaving in the afternoon to visit the town with the guide. Dinner also at the lodge.The next day you will make 2 visits, one to the lodge reservation and another by boat through the Tortuguero canals (entrance to the National Park not included). Of course, all meals in the lodge between excursions.The third day after breakfast, you will return by boat to San José or if you prefer to Guápiles from where you can connect to another destination in Costa Rica.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Day Cruises

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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4-Day Adventure in Tortuguero National Park

Discover the “Amazon of Costa Rica,” brimming with abundant flora and fauna on a short expedition to the pristine rainforests of Tortuguero National Park. The park has a system of natural canals and the only transportation in this area is by boat.HIGHLIGHTSExperience a scenic boat ride in Tortuguero NPSpot local wildlife within the park’s rainforestWalk through lush vegetation on forest trails
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Day Cruises

Perfect Combination: Canopy & Tabacon Hot Springs

Enjoy a fun-filled day of ziplines and hot springs on a small-group tour from San Jose. Travel to the San Luis Canopy to traverse 12 different ziplines and 18 platforms in Costa Rica’s cloud forest. Then head to the town of La Fortuna for a delicious lunch and a dip in the Tabacon Hot Springs. End the tour with a sumptuous dinner and a panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours
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Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake Arenal Tour

The tour begins with a 20-minute drive from the hotel to the Peninsula section of the National Park, near Lake Arenal. Here we will begin a 1.5 km (1 mi) long walk along an easy trail for about an hour. Throughout the tour you can enjoy excellent views overlooking Lake Arenal and the Tilaran Volcanic Mountain Range in the observation bays that are found along the trail. At the end of the walk, we will have the opportunity to climb to the observation platform of approximately 12 meters (40 ft) high for a closer and amazing view of the volcano, and receiving a full explanation of its history, activity cycles, geological formation among other relevant data.At the end of the trail, we will enjoy a snack of fresh fruit before taking our boat for a tour along the forested shores of Lake Arenal and islets to try to find some animals. This is the ideal place to take scenic photographs of the volcano. Add a visit to the hot springs of your choice for an additional cost
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Sailing Trips

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Tortuguero One Day From San José

Tortuguero national park, a beatifull park with exuberant nature. To get to Totuguero you will ride on motor boats through canals, lagoons and rivers, while you can admire the spectacular vegetation and wildlife.This park is well known because of the green turtles nesting time from July to September, every year.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

Day Trips

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.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Cruises

World Famous Calypso Tortuga Island with snorkeling & banana boat from San Jose

Escape busy San Jose for a full day of beach fun at Tortuga Island. Travel by bus and luxury catamaran to the island, where you can choose from activities such as snorkeling, volleyball, and a banana boat ride, or simply relax in a hammock. Have a gourmet 4-course lunch, then take an afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Nicoya before your return to San Jose in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Float Trips

Nature Wildlife Safari Float Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Relish the tranquil beauty of the Peñas Blancas River during this 4-hour float from La Fortuna. At a relaxed pace perfect for families, you’ll cruise past tropical wildlife that call the banks of Peñas Blancas River home: with luck, you’ll glimpse toucans, monkeys, and sloths. Enjoy tropical fruit, cold drinks, and lunch during onshore breaks, and relish the convenience of round-trip transport from your La Fortuna accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ziplines

Sarapiqui River Sightseeing Cruise and Zipline Canopy Tour from San Jose

Delve deep into the Costa Rican rain forest with his full-day tour to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Take in views of lush tropical landscape and native wildlife during a leisurely riverboat cruise, and then experienced the thrill of swinging through the jungle canopy on a series of treetop ziplines. This action-packed day includes a traditional Costa Rican lunch and round-trip transport from your San Jose hotel.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Day Trips

Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour

Make your way to Tortuguero National Park and see where green turtles lay their eggs between July and October. This stunning rainforest is a mecca for the species and also the perfect place for travelers who want to get in touch with nature and spend a day outside of the city. Follow an expert guide through all the sights and learn about the biodiversity that exists in this Costa Rican wonderland.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours

Catamaran Cruises

Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel Antonio

Experience ‘la pura vida’ (the good life) while gliding along one of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastlines on a Manuel Antonio catamaran cruise. Leave the city behind for the Pacific coast, spending several hours soaking up the tropical sun on a luxury vessel with amenities like dining, unlimited drinks, and live music to keep the party going. Cool down by snorkeling right off the side of the boat, and look for dolphins and other marine life during the laid-back voyage.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Float Trips

3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float with La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

This three-in-one tour highlights the best of Costa Rica, including a river safari float and volcano hike that's sure to make for a memorable journey. Kick off the day at Penas Blancas River and take off over rushing waters on a two or three hour water safari. You'll see wildlife up close and gain a deeper understanding of Cost Rica's unique biological and environmental resources. Next, visit La Fortuna Waterfall before heading to a picturesque volcano hike. This popular tour is ideal for outdoor adventurers and travelers who prefer to be active on vacation.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Float Trips

2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall

Go deep into the rainforest surrounding the Arenal volcano with a 7-hour, 2-in-1 combo tour that includes a safari float, canopy walk and the scenic La Fortuna waterfall. Watch for monkeys, sloths, iguanas and caymans while navigating a gentle river, then get a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk between tree tops on a series of narrow suspension bridges. Continue to a jungle waterfall, slip into clear water fringed with lush foliage, then enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch and locally grown coffee before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting Reventazon River From San José

Experience a thrilling white-water adventure on a guided rafting trip along the Reventazón River. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the river’s “El Carmen” area: a 10-mile (16-kilometer) run divided into two sections, one with intense rapids and one with mellow waters and scenic jungle views. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a riverside beach included in the tour price.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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US$90.00
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

Full-Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

Venture near the Nicaraguan border and cruise through the extraordinary wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on this full-day tour from La Fortuna. As you float down the Río Frío with a guide, observe migratory birds like herons and cormorants, and keep an eye out for monkeys and sloths lurking in the trees and caimans lounging on the riverbanks. Chat about your wildlife sightings with fellow travelers over a delicious lunch on the way back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Safari Float Adventure from La Fortuna

Discover the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica on this rafting safari from La Fortuna. Float down the beautiful Corobici River while a guide does all the paddling, so you can take photos and look out for native critters like monkeys, sloths, caimans, and exotic birds. At the end of the cruise, enjoy a homemade Costa Rican lunch at a local family's farm.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation

Float Trips

Pure Nature Safari Float Adventure

Float down the Frio River to look for some of Costa Rica’s diverse animals and bird life on this half-day wildlife tour from La Fortuna. Your guide shares commentary about the creatures you might see along the calm river, such as monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and colorful birds. Afterward, stop for snacks prepared by a local family before you are returned to your hotel.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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