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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and ArchitectureDining Experiences

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.00
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US$38.00
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San Jose Night City Tour Day Trips

San Jose Night City Tour

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Come, relax and enjoy this popular 4-hour sightseeing tour of the city and see the historic construction sites that include museums, theaters, markets and other interesting places in the city of San Jose. Tour includes: Bilingual profesional guide, comfortable air conditioning transportation, bottled water and dinner
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
Price varies by group size
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US$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La FortunaCultural Tours

Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$26.00
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US$26.00
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Full-Day Monteverde Tour with Hanging Bridges and ReptilesCultural Tours

Full-Day Monteverde Tour with Hanging Bridges and Reptiles

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$151.95
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US$151.95

Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San JoseHalf-day Tours

Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San Jose

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Discover the colonial treasures and culinary delights of Heredia on this train and coffee tour from San Jose. Ride the Old Atlantic Railroad to the historic town, nicknamed the ‘City of Flowers,’ to stroll among colonial architecture and visit a local market. Explore the famous Cafe Britt plantation and roastery where you’ll try some of the world’s best coffee!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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US$79.00

Arenal Coffee TourBus Tours

Arenal Coffee Tour

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Costa Rica is known for coffee production. On this tour, visit a family farm to learn about one of the world’s most-consumed beverages including how it’s grown, processed, shipped, and consumed. You will also hear about the important role coffee plays in Costa Rica’s economy and culture, plus sip a fresh cup of organically grown Costa Rican coffee.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.34
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US$85.34

San Jose City TourCultural Tours

San Jose City Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.28
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US$77.28

Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San JoseDay Trips

Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

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Explore highlights of Costa Rica's Cartago province on this combo tour from San Jose that offers a mix of majestic natural beauty and cultural gems. Get a front-row view of one of the country's most mystical peaks at Irazú Volcano National Park, and then stroll among vibrant bromeliads, orchids, and hundreds of other plant species at Lankester Gardens in Orosi. You'll also visit the Virgin of the Angels Basilica, a popular pilgrimage site, in Cartago, and taste local flavor with included lunch at a restaurant.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$116.00
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US$116.00
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Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History TourHistorical Tours

Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History Tour

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A safari rafting tour on the Penas Blancas River provides ample opportunities to see Costa Rica’s wildlife like sloths, monkeys, and toucans in a super relaxing and accessible way. As you float down a calm portion of the river, your guide helps you notice animals and answers all your questions—a small-group tour means you have time and attention to chat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.60
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US$73.60

Nicaragua One Day Expedition from Costa RicaDay Trips

Nicaragua One Day Expedition from Costa Rica

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Discover the natural beauty and heritage of Nicaragua with a full-day tour that travels round-trip from northern Costa Rica. Visit the active Masaya Volcano and the extinct Apoyo Volcano, cruise by boat to small islands on Lake Nicaragua, and view picturesque Spanish colonial architecture in Granada. You’ll benefit from border-crossing assistance and hassle-free transportation that allows you to make the most of your day.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$220.00
Price varies by group size
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US$220.00
Price varies by group size

San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groupsCultural Tours

San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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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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US$32.00
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US$32.00

Hot springs and Maleku Indigenous Reserve in Arenal la Fortuna from San JoséCultural Tours

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
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$154.81
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US$154.81

Archaeological TourPrivate and Luxury

Archaeological Tour

because we like to give a personalized service and not saturate the place of clients since with less people the experience is better enjoyed
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.74
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US$27.74

San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with LunchDay Trips

San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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US$150.00
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Maleku Indigenous Cultural TourBus Tours

Maleku Indigenous Cultural Tour

Visit an indigenous Maleku community near the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica’s Northern Plains on a full-day tour from La Fortuna. Learn about the history and traditions of their people. Try typical Maleku foods for lunch before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.96
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US$128.96

La Fortuna City TourBus Tours

La Fortuna City Tour

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Explore the town of La Fortuna with a local guide who shares favorite destinations downtown. Take a leisurely stroll as you hear from the guide about the history of the town, then stop for a fresh coffee made from Costa Rican coffee beans. Finish the tour with a stop at a swimming hole, and have the option to add a cooking class afterward (additional expense).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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US$65.00

Maleku Indigenous Reserve TourDay Trips

Maleku Indigenous Reserve Tour

The Maleku Indigenous Reserve is located in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. The reserve is home to three different villages, known as Palenques Margarita, Tonjibe y El Sol, all within the 2993 hectares (7395 acres) territory. The population is 1000 indigenous, and 80% speak the native dialect called Maleku Jaica. The purpose of this tour is to allow you to learn about the way of life of these indigenous groups in the present day and what they have done to keep their customs and traditions alive.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.72
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US$126.72
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Half-Day San Jose City TourDay Trips

Half-Day San Jose City Tour

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Discover the vibrant history and culture of the Costa Rican capital on a half-day San José city tour. Soak up the green oasis of La Sabana Metropolitan Park, explore diverse neighborhoods like Rohrmoser and Otoya, and visit stately landmarks including the National Library and Casa Amarilla. Featuring admission to the majestic National Theater and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, plus a combination of walking and minivan touring, it’s a great way to experience the city’s highlights in a single afternoon.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.00
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US$72.00
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Costa Rica Campesino Farm TourHalf-day Tours

Costa Rica Campesino Farm Tour

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Experience the ‘pura vida’ of Costa Rica’s traditional farming lifestyle on this half-day nature and agriculture tour. Learn about sustainable farming practices used on the farm; try your hand at milking a cow; extract cane juice to make refreshing drinks; and create artisanal cocoa using indigenous tools. At the end of your tour, taste the bounty of the land with a farm-fresh lunch of local, organic products.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101.12
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US$101.12
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Maleku Indigenous Arenal Volcano Full Day + Lunch + Thermal Experience IncludedDay Trips

Maleku Indigenous Arenal Volcano Full Day + Lunch + Thermal Experience Included

know the indigenous maleku culture and its customs, the travelers can see diferents species animals in their natural habitat
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.34
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US$115.34

Quetzales scarlet macaws and birds watching tour in San Gerardo de dota San JoseCultural Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$152.33
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US$152.33

Private full day City Tour San Jose visit most interesting and cultural placesCultural Tours

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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$108.50
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US$108.50

Rainforest Aerial TramCultural Tours

Rainforest Aerial Tram

Costa Rica had become one of the world's top ecotourist destinations. Experience the biodiversity of a tropical rainforest via aerial tram for a truly unique perspective. In the canopy, if there's room enough to wiggle, you'll often find something wiggling there, and there's no better way to explore this treetop world than by aerial tram with a trained naturalist guide to help you spot and identify the surrounding flora and fauna.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.06
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US$82.06

VIP City Bus From San JoséDay Trips

VIP City Bus From San José

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.00
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US$78.00
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