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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
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  • 3 hours
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La FortunaCultural Tours

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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
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Monteverde Sky Walk From GuanacasteDay Trips

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
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  • 12 hours
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San Jose Night City Tour Bus Tours

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
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu VisitHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 4 hours
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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from Costa RicaDay Trips

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
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  • 15 hours
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Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San JoseFull-day Tours

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
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  • 6 hours
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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
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  • 12 hours
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Sloth Experience and Cultural Towns Half Day Trip from San JoseDay Trips

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
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  • 6 hours
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Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San JoseHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 4 hours
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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group TourHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 4 hours
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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
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  • 6 hours
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San Jose Walking and Bus City TourDay Trips

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
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  • 5 hours
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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
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  • 4 hours
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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
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa RicaNature & Wildlife

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
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Wildlife Safari Float Trip and Natural History TourHistorical & Heritage 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
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  • 4 hours
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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
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  • 10 hours
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Bites and Sights: Local Tastes of the San Jose BarrioHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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City VIP Bus Tour in San JoseBus Tours

City VIP Bus Tour in San Jose

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Get to know San Jose in just one day on this VIP double-decker bus sightseeing tour. Head to essential city sights such as the National Theater, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Democracy Square without having to deal with public transportation. Plus, get a closer look at key locations with an included walking tour of the city center.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San JoseDay Trips

Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose

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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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum VisitHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 5 hours
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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
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Mini - Combo tour 2 tours in 1, 3 options to choose (half day)Day Trips

Mini - Combo tour 2 tours in 1, 3 options to choose (half day)

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Make the most of limited time and visit two Arenal Volcano area highlights—La Fortuna Waterfall and another attraction of your choosing—during a half-day excursion from La Fortuna. Opt for a rain forest hike with hanging bridges, a volcano tour on old lava flows, or a safari river float, and customize your itinerary to your preferences. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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