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Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

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.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica on this full-day trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park. After a scenic drive along the Pacific coast, you’ll arrive at this protected reserve that features lush tropical rain forest and unspoiled stretches of white sandy beach. Relax on the shore or explore the jungle with a guided nature hike, where you’ll have a chance to spot birds, sloths, monkeys and other resident wildlife.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131,00
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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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125,00
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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

In just one day, it’s possible to visit top Costa Rica attractions like Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, and Arenal Hot Springs when you book this guided tour from San Jose. All-inclusive private transport smooths over otherwise tricky transportation logistics, and your guide keeps you well entertained and informed as you explore. This tour includes all entrance fees plus two meals, adding up to a great value.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$160,00
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Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose

Make the most of your Costa Rican vacation with a packed day exploring the country’s natural and cultural treasures. On this full-day tour from San Jose, sample Costa Rica’s favorite drink during a tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation. Hike through the rain forest, and see the butterflies and hummingbirds at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Breakfast and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114,00
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Arenal Volcano and Baldi Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose

Experience one of Costa Rica’s most iconic adventures as you explore Arenal Volcano and relax with a dip in natural volcanic hot springs. On this guided full-day trip from San Jose, take in spectacular views of the volcano, which regularly emits puffs of smoke. Rejuvenate with a soak in one of the area’s famous natural hot springs as you enjoy the backdrop of the volcano in the distance. Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Jose plus lunch and a gourmet dinner are included.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$141,00
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Day Trip from San Jose to Arenal Hanging Bridges & Tabacon Hot Springs Resort

Explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park during a stress-free day trip from San Jose. You'll jump from a walk through the rain forest canopy at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park to a soak in the mineral-rich thermal baths at the Tabacon Hot Springs Resort, traveling between attractions with ease in comfortable coach. A quick stop in the artisan town of Sarchi is also included.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$265,00
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Irazu Volcano, Cartago Ruins and Sarapiqui River Tour from San Jose

Discover Costa Rica's famous natural beauty, historical treasures, and fresh flavors on this full-day tour from San Jose. Visit the ruins of a 16th-century church in Cartago, soak up an awe-inspiring views into the crater of Irazú Volcano, and spot native wildlife such as sloths, crocodiles, and monkeys on a cruise down the Sarapiquí River. Savor a traditional lunch at a private farm and drive through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park to round out a memorable day.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

Discover orchid gardens, colonial architecture, and a magnificent volcano on this full-day trip to Orosi Valley from San Jose. Admire Irazu Volcano — the tallest in the country — and wander the historic streets of Orosi’s town center. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and take a leisurely stroll through the gorgeous Lankester Botanical Gardens.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114,00
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Day Trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park on this all-day tour from San Jose. On the way to the park, stop for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Then, once you arrive, choose to relax on the scenic beaches or hike one of the many trails throughout the tropical rainforest. Be on the lookout for monkeys, iguanas, birds, and three-toed sloths during your visit.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Monteverde Cloud Forest Full-Day Tour from San Jose

See the region from up high as you walk across hanging bridges and sail down a zip line. Recommended for cruise excursions. • Walk across hanging bridges. • Hike amongst the flora and fauna. • Zip line through the forest.(optional)
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

Discover many beautiful attractions of Costa Rica on this Combo Tour from San Jose. Fly over the Rainforest Canopy on a zip lining course and rappel down 50 meters (150 feet). Visit 2 beautiful waterfalls in the Rainforest; admire wildlife of Costa Rica at the exotic birds’ viewing point and the Iguanas Center. Learn about coffee of Costa Rica and taste the delicious local cuisine. Participate of a native tribe presentation. Relax in thermal mineral hot springs pools at the base of Arenal Volcano. Lunch and dinner are included.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Combo Tour Poás Volcano -Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Pair some of Costa Rica's finest coffee with magnificent volcano and waterfall views on this combo tour from San Jose. See how beans are grown and roasted to perfection at the Doka Coffee Estate, and admire the crater lake and sputtering fumaroles of Poás Volcano National Park. Later, get close to nature among the butterfly gardens and reptile exhibits at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, where a highly rated buffet lunch awaits.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137,00
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Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose

Get a taste of Costa Rican culture and coffee on this fascinating guided tour. Your half-day adventure includes a visit to the Doka Estate coffee plantation, where you’ll see firsthand how beans are grown, harvested, and roasted to make Costa Rica’s signature caffeinated brew. You’ll also visit the picturesque towns of Grecia and Sarchí, home to unusual architecture and rich artisan traditions.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,00
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Day Trip from San Jose to Irazu Volcano National Park, Cartago City and Orosi Valley

Enjoy stunning views from Irazu Volcano National Park and Orosi Valley, plus wander through the streets of Cartago City on this popular tour that takes travelers outside for a taste of Costa Rican nature. Explore the active Irazu volcano some 3,432 meters above sea level and gain a deeper understanding of why Costa Rica's largest volcano is so impressive!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115,00
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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

Get out of the city and experience Costa Rica’s rich wildlife heritage with this half day private tour to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. What started out as a rescue facility for toucans has expanded to include other charismatic species such as sloths, monkeys, parrots, and owls. Learn all about them from the dedicated staff committed to their care.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150,00
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Cinco Ceibas Full-Day Tour From San Jose

Visit a lush primary rainforest with a full-day tour of Cinco Ceibas from San Jose, and experience one of Costa Rica’s most remarkable landscapes. Meet an air-conditioned bus at your San Jose hotel, then watch for brilliant birds and blooming plants as you stroll a boardwalk through the heart of the jungle. Enjoy lunch at the reserve before spending an afternoon exploring; ride a horse along the forest’s edge, paddle a kayak down the Rio Cuarto or take an educational tour of the property in a traditional oxcart.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85,00
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Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano Hike and Paradise Hot Springs

Visit La Fortuna Waterfall, the Arenal Volcano National Park, and Paradise Springs on this jam-packed all-day tour. Travel across hanging bridges in a rainforest preserve before heading down to La Fortuna Waterfall. Following that, hike along the trails of the Arenal Volcano National Park, then relax in the thermal pools of Paradise Springs.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65,00
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Palo Verde Boat Safari – Cortés Waterfall and Liberia City Tour Combo

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Irazu Volcano and Hacienda Orosi Hot Springs

Spend time in Costa Rica's famed rain forests and wilderness on this 9-hour tour to Irazu Volcano National Park and Orosi Hot Springs. Head to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views of the lush forests below, and then soak in natural mineral water for a relaxing end to the day.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144,00
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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day tour from San Jose

See more of the Arenal Volcano region with the convenience of a full-day tour from San Jose. Take a scenic route to Arenal with views of farms, rain forest, and small towns, and stop at a coffee plantation where you can sample coffee and traditional snacks. Stop at a waterfall, look for wildlife, then have the afternoon to soak in hot springs set in a lush garden near the Arenal Volcano.
  • Duration: 13 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135,00
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