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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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Find your bliss with a classic Costa Rican experience that combines a seismic dose of adventure and relaxation! On this full-day trip from San Jose, visit the very active Arenal Volcano and explore its base with a guided nature hike. Then, unwind with a soak in a variety of geothermal pools at the luxurious Tabacón hot springs. The tour also includes a stop at the artisan town of Sarchí, plus delicious lunch and dinner.
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  • 12 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$162.00
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US$162.00
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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa Rica

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Grab your passport and head over the border for a whistle-stop tour of Nicaragua’s best bits, from Liberia in Costa Rica. Take in the views from Catarina Volcano, haggle over handicrafts at the Masaya Artisan Market and visit the active Masaya Volcano. After a delicious lunch of typical Nicaraguan cuisine, explore the colonial town of Granada, where you can marvel over the historic architecture and admire views of Mombacho Volcano. Finally, set sail across Lake Nicaragua for a 1-hour sunset cruise, stopping to meet the friendly monkeys of Monkey Island along the way.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$189.75
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US$189.75
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.26
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US$60.26

Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights

Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights

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The Costa Rican province of Puerto Limon is known for its rich biodiversity, local food culture, and sandy Caribbean beaches. Experience Puerto Limon’s highlights in just a few hours during this shore excursion, which allows you to easily tour the city and see top attractions such as the Tortuguero Canals, a Banana Plantation, and Playa Bonita. Along the way, your guide provides helpful commentary.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.50
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US$59.50
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Monteverde Sky Walk From Guanacaste

Monteverde Sky Walk From Guanacaste

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Enjoy a full-day tour to Monteverde where the clouds meet the woods and take an exhilarating walk through the famous cloud forest on hanging bridges. Sky Walk uses trails and a series of suspension bridges for a more relaxing introduction of the flora and fauna of the forest. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a hike on the ground and then taking you to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat called the “canopy” with a professional guide.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$163.00
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US$163.00
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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 By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$74.00
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US$74.00
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Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.00
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US$57.00
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Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose

Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San Jose

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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North Fields Cafe ( Craft specialty coffee and chocolate tour)

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North Fields Cafe ( Craft specialty coffee and chocolate tour)

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Aromatic coffee, sweet sugarcane, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate are three of Costa Rica’s top agricultural exports—and its favorite products among locals and visitors alike. Learn about these three crops first-hand on this tour of a family-owned farm near La Fortuna. See how coffee is created from bean to cup, and then taste other delicious crops along with a guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.00
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Puerto Limon Highlights 6 in 1 Combo Tour. Shore Excursion from Limon

Puerto Limon Highlights 6 in 1 Combo Tour. Shore Excursion from Limon

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Make the most of your day at Puerto Limon with this jam-packed shore excursion that gives you a memorable taste of Costa Rica's Caribbean highlights. Spot wildlife on a rain forest trek, visit a working banana plantation, and cruise down the biodiverse Tortuguero Canal. You’ll also take a scenic drive along the coast, explore the region’s diverse culture on a Limon city tour, and hunt for souvenirs at local shops.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$115.00
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US$115.00
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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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Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San Jose

Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San Jose

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Learn about Sloths and other Rainforest Animals of Costa Rica on this Half-Day Trip from San Jose. Visit an Animal Sanctuary specialized in rehabilitating injured sloths and learn everything about these amazing animals. Observe other Wild Animal Species of Costa Rica that are also treated at the Sanctuary, like monkeys, toucans, kinkajous, coatis, macaws and others. Travel to the Mountains of San Jose, visit a Native Tribe and learn about the indigenous culture of Costa Rica. Discover the traditions and way of living of the “Huetar” Ethnic Group at the Quitirrisi Indigenous Reservation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio

Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose Barrio

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Sample some of the Costa Rican capital’s best bites while exploring its most vibrant neighborhoods on an evening food tour in San Jose. The city can be daunting to explore on your own, so ensure you avoid tourist traps and safely enjoy a night out with the help of a local foodie guide. Learn to eat like a ‘tico’ while trying Costa Rican chocolate, coffee, plus sugar cane liqueur, sangria, and traditional Caribbean dishes on a fun and cultural adventure.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$74.00
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US$74.00
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San Jose Night City Tour

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
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Full day at Poas Volcano with coffee tour at Starbucks Farm from San José

Full day at Poas Volcano with coffee tour at Starbucks Farm from San José

Visit the impressive crater of Poas Volcano and go behind-the-scenes at a large commercial coffee farm on this full-day tour from San Jose. A guide shares fun facts about one of Costa Rica's most-visited volcanos and biggest exports on a field-to-cup tour of the coffee farm. Plus, private transportation and included lunch make this tour a breeze.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$142.86
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US$142.86

Nicaragua One Day Expedition from Costa Rica

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

Palo Verde Jungle Tour

Palo Verde Jungle Tour

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We will drive through back roads, sugar cane fields, local towns, see the locals digging up the sand used for the concrete… An unforgettable cultural experience. Next stop we will visit an elderly “Casona" a beautiful old house that belonged to 3 former presidents of Costa Rica… This venerable construction will tell the story of the Guanacaste cowboys or "sabaneros" who lived way before cars, cell phones or internet by the midst of the 1800s in a faraway era of colonial Costa Rica. We will then get in a covered motor boat through the Tempisque River and will cruise Palo Verde National Park looking for wildlife such as monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, all kind of exotic birds, bats. Enjoy of some of our most precious traditions such as the “oxoperated sugar mill” (trapiche) where they grind the cane with oxen. Freshly cane juice will be offered to you to taste.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.21
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US$128.21

Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum Visit

Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum Visit

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54.00
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US$54.00
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Full-Day Monteverde Tour with Hanging Bridges and Reptiles

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

Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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The best TOP Ranked tour from San Jose 3 destinations in one day. Coffee Experience, Unique Poas Volcano Crater and one most beautiful nature park and waterfalls. We will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. we will continue to Poas Volcano National Park, where there is a noticeable change in temperature and exuberant vegetation of the cloud forest. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens we will go through walking trails surrounded by lush tropical rain forest. Here we will appreciate flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, and hummingbirds. There are also, educational animal exhibits to enjoy such as the Aviary, the Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, Serpentarium, Jungle Cats Exhibit, and the Frog Exhibit
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.65
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US$150.65

Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

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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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US$58.00
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US$58.00

Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano From San Jose

Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano From San Jose

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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
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$139.00
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US$139.00
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