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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This full-day tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Foodie Tour Costa Rican Contemporary Cuisine

Take a half-day food and walking tour in San Jose that highlights innovative chefs who are updating traditional Costa Rican recipes with a modern twist. Stroll between four locations in the Escalante district to enjoy a 6-course tasting menu, seven drinks, Costa Rican coffee tastings, and a cocktail mixing demonstration with locally made liquor. Your guide shares insightful commentary along the way on a tour that can be scheduled for lunch or dinner.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.00
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Eco Tours

4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano Hike, and Tabacon Hot Springs

See the best of Costa Rica in a single day on this 12.5-hour four-in-one tour that's perfect for outdoor adventurers. Cross the famous hanging bridges, where you'll experience the beauty of walking high above the jungle floor. Take in the incredible wonder of La Fortuna Waterfall and hike to the top of a nearby volcano where you'll capture incredible views of Costa Rican countryside. This tour includes a stop at Tabacon Hot Springs and a traditional meal of regional cuisine prepared in the home of a warm and welcoming local. It's the perfect way to experience the beauty, excitement and adventure of Costa Rica in a single day.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Hiking & Camping

3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

Spend a full day exploring Costa Rica’s notoriously active crater on this 3-in-1 Arenal combo adventure. Hike through the jungle surrounding Arenal Volcano on a series of nature trails and hanging bridges, and trek down to the base of La Fortuna Waterfall to appreciate the height and power of the cascade and swim in a natural pool. Finish with a majestic perspective as you explore the lava fields of former eruptions and look for native wildlife along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185.00
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

Design your own perfect day in La Fortuna with this customizable combo tour. Cross the rain forest canopy on hanging bridges, swim at the base of mystical La Fortuna Waterfall, hike the Lava Slides trail at Arenal Volcano National Park, and soak in Arenal’s famous volcanic hot springs. Take your pick of activities, or do them all for a full day of adventure and relaxation. Optional lunch and dinner add-ons provide a taste of authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Arenal Oasis Night Walk from Arenal

Wildlife enthusiasts love this tour of Arenal’s only frog sanctuary. Tour the wildlife sanctuary at night for chances to see rare and colorful tropical frogs in their natural habitat; a guide leads the way and helps you spot frogs and other creatures that only come out at night. Tours even include pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna so you don’t have to worry about driving at night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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North Fields Cafe (Craft Specialty Coffee Tour)

Get a close look at Costa Rica’s coffee- and chocolate-making traditions at a family farm near La Fortuna. See a cacao and sugar cane plantation, and learn how cacao is made into chocolate. You’ll get to sample fresh coffee and chocolate from the farm with a small-group tour limited to eight people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nightlife

Pub Crawl Costa Rica in San Jose with Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

Experience San Jose’s party scene with a pub crawl through the heart of Costa Rica’s capital, and skip the line with an expert guide and a fun crew of fellow travelers. Learn about the city’s history as you walk alongside your guide, drink like a Tico as you tip back house shots at a series of four bars and clubs, then dance, drink and party the night away in the heart of the city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Attraction Tickets

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Combo Tour- Hanging Bridges+ Waterfall +Volcano Hike + Hot Springs

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup from your centrally located Arenal accommodations to the starting point. You will arrive at Místico Park and but before star you will receive the instructions and safety rules, then, you will walk 2 hours through the park, guided by our expert who will show you the nature and the animals.At the end of the visit to the Místico Park you will be taken to the La Fortuna River waterfall, there you will make a downhill walk to the lookout to take some pictures and splash around and swim for a while. After a full morning, we will return to downtonw for a delicious Costa Rican lunch.At 3:00 pm you'll continue on a 1 ½ hour guided hike to Arenal Volcano National Park, through secondary forest trails which take over the 1968 lava flow, while learning about Arenal's activity, history and flora and fauna. After this experience, you'll visit mineral Hot Springs of your choice, the you'll enjoy a delicious dinner and soak in the water. Pick of include!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$210.00
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Sloths observation plus coffee-chocolate-sugar cane experience

This activity will lead to our Sloth Park to start, we will walk trough the rainforest 1.5 to 2 hours inside the trails and you can get to see two and three toes sloths and some poisonous froags and snakes even birds.Done with the hike we will visit the second section of the the park to get your amazing chocolate coffee and sugar tasting along all the information provided in by our tour guides.Very instructive and educative tour!!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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Sloth Watching Tour Experience Costa Rica

La Fortuna is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to spot sloths in the wild, but these well-camouflaged creatures can be difficult to see on your own. On this tour, follow your guide on a 1-mile (1,500 meter) stroll through the forest to an area where sloths are known to frequent, picking up local expertise on a favorite Costa Rica sight along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

See the best of San Jose on this incredible walking tour that takes travelers through more than 40 different sites, including galleries, parks, art houses and iconic buildings. Whether you're a first time visitor or returning to this beautiful city this two-hour tour is the perfect way to hit all of the highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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Night tour La Fortuna

Night walk by nature, accompanied by a professional guide that provides a personalized service explaining each kind of species found in the area
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Looking for Wild Sloths, Birds and Butterflies in San Jose!

You will absolutely love San José after this experience. Guided by young biologists you will discover the nature hiding in the middle of Costa Rica's largest city. You will get to experience with all your senses, wildlife you wouldn't have imagined existed minutes away from downtown. We are an organization called Oropopo Experience, looking to change the way tourism is done in Costa Rica while supporting young scientists, researchers, and local entrepreneurs.Additional notes:*The Butterfly Garden is CLOSED on weekends* Kids 4-17 pay half the price. Kids < 4 pay $3
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

Observe Costa Rica's bountiful wildlife from the hanging bridges of Mistico Park in Arenal. Trek along ground-level forest trails and suspended walkways in this private, family-owned nature reserve that’s home to a vast array of birdlife, monkeys, reptiles, and tropical plants. Learn about the area’s rich biodiversity from a naturalist guide as you explore different levels of the rain forest, from floor to canopy, and enjoy commanding views of Arenal Volcano.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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  • 1 to 3 hours

Attraction Tickets

VIP Private Tour: Arenal Volcano, Rainforest Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs

Explore the Arenal Volcano area on this guided all-day private tour from San Jose. Take a nature walk through the biological reserve of Mistico Park on a system of hanging bridges and catch views of the volcano, which looms over the green hillside. Also take some time for yourself at Baldi Hot Springs in La Fortuna, where you’ll have free time to relax in the resort’s multiple thermal pools.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$180.00
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

Rainforest Adventure from San Jose

Trek through Costa Rica’s lush rainforest on an adventurous day tour from San Jose. Start off with a bird’s-eye perspective of the jungle canopy from aboard an aerial tram, and then descend to the forest floor for a challenging hike through this wildly diverse ecosystem. With the help of your guide, learn about the surrounding flora and spot native wildlife like tropical birds and howler monkeys. Stop for a swim in a natural tropical pool, and enjoy a replenishing riverside picnic along the way.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.99
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

You will get into the Braulio Carrillo National Park, and discover the beauties of the Rain Forest. Enjoy of a hiking tour and the Aerial Tram, two activities that will put you in direct contact with nature, visitors divide into smaller groups for a 45 to 90 minute (optional) nature walk with a trained naturalist guide. The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna. They'll point out orchids and different species of trees and are quick to identify the calls of the many birds that inhabit this unique environment.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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