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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa RicaNature and 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Puerto Limon Highlights 6 in 1 Combo Tour. Shore Excursion from LimonHiking

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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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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  • 9 to 12 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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
  • Free Cancellation

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San JoseDay Trips

Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San Jose

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Visit the Irazú Volcano National Park and Lankester Botanical Garden on this all-day tour from San Jose. First, head to Irazú Volcano, the highest active volcano in Costa Rica at 11,260 feet (3,400 meters) tall and see its most popular attraction, the giant Diego de la Haya crater. On the return trip, stop at the Lankester Garden, which was established to protect types of flora.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Sloth Watching TrailKid-Friendly

Sloth Watching Trail

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You don’t need to venture deep into the rain forest to see Costa Rica’s spectacular wildlife on this guided nature walk in a La Fortuna nature center. On this tour, a guide accompanies you on an easy, kid-friendly walk through the forest, pointing out wildlife like sloths, birds, and tree frogs along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon HighlightsCultural Tours

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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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura.Hiking

Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura.

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Experience the adventurous side of La Fortuna on a tour that includes a waterfall hike or rappel, zipline course, and a return trip by tractor or on horseback. Combining some of La Fortuna’s top activities into one high-energy day means you can explore even more of the rainforest: get wet, soar through the air, learn about indigenous Maleku culture, and watch for wildlife in the lush rainforest canopy.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Ticoffia Coffee Tour-Cafe de GuanacasteDay Trips

Ticoffia Coffee Tour-Cafe de Guanacaste

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Discover, Learn and support , Cafe de Guanacaste, the beautiful coffee community of small farmers called Hojancha, part of the uniques Blue Zone areas of the World, according to the National Geographic, located in the isolated Nicoya Peninsula. ̈Where the world's healthiest people Live¨. Let's learn, live and taste, the entire process of Costa Rican coffee from their real protagonist, The farmers, their family, the local co-op and the community.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall GardensDay Trips

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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  • 12 hours
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Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano From San JoseDay Trips

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Only in Santa Rosa National ParkDay Trips

Only in Santa Rosa National Park

Discover Guanacaste’s history and natural heritage on a 6-hour tour of Santa Rosa National Park and La Casona, one of the region’s most important cattle haciendas. Follow your guide through the protected dry forest, and learn about the dramatic battles for Costa Rican sovereignty that took place within the park. Visit the “white city” of Liberia, stroll streets lined with blooming magnolia trees and browse local boutiques and cafés before returning to your Guanacaste hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San JoseDay Trips

La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose

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Safely immerse yourself in Costa Rican nature and wildlife on a 7-hour tour to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Leave the busy streets of San Jose behind in comfortable air-conditioned transportation from your hotel. Discover more than 100 species at the sanctuary, including titi monkeys, 2-toed sloths, pumas, and margays. You can even feed hummingbirds by hand. Have your camera ready for the cloud forest, waterfalls, and aviary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs one day tour from San JoseDay Trips

Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs one day tour from San Jose

From San Jose, the easiest way to take a day trip to Arenal Volcano is on a guided tour. All transportation is included by private vehicle so you don't have to deal with slow public transit, and logistics such as lunch, dinner, and entrance fees are already planned and included in the ticket price. After visiting Arenal Volcano with a guide, head to Baldi Hot Springs to soak in thermal waters before returning to you San Jose hotel.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and CraftDay Trips

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

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Embark on a full-day adventure to see some of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and cultural gems. Visit the Doka Estate coffee plantation to see how beans are grown and roasted for the perfect cup, and check out the artistic enclave of Sarchí, birthplace of the country’s signature hand-painted oxcarts. Admire the magnificent (and active!) Poás Volcano and the enchanting Botas Lake, which fills a neighboring volcanic crater.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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