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After experiencing the culture of San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, it’s time to venture out to the rainforests, beaches, and wildlife found in the rest of the country. Here are your options for day tours from San Jose.

Irazu Volcano — 35 miles (55 kilometers) from San Jose
Take a day tour from San Jose to the Orosi Valley and see the tallest volcano in the country and the charming colonial town of Orosi. Enjoy the nearby botanical gardens and waterfalls, or use the area as a base for white-water rafting on the Pacuare River.

Tortuguero National Park — 55 miles (90 kilometers) from San Jose
Take a boat tour down the freshwater rivers and through dense jungle at this peaceful national park, home to the nesting grounds of the Costa Rican green sea turtle. The area is known for rich biodiversity, including colorful plants and wildlife such as monkeys, frogs, and birds.

Arenal Volcano National Park — 90 miles (145 kilometers) from San Jose
The active Arenal Volcano towers above much of this scenic national park, often emitting puffs of smoke and showing other signs of volcanic activity. Natural hot springs, waterfalls, and hiking trails around the base make for an adventurous and a relaxing day in nature and are often combined on guided tours. Coffee plantations and coffee tours are also available along the way.

Manuel Antonio National Park — 105 miles (170 kilometers) from San Jose
Get a dose of rainforest adventure alongside some of the most beautiful beaches in Central America at this stunning national park on a day trip from San Jose. See birds, monkeys, and sloths on a guided nature hike, feel the rush on a canopy tour, or relax on the sand and take in the views from this renowned spot on the Pacific coast.
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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

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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.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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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.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

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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.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose City Tour Half Day

San Jose City Tour Half Day

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Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on this guided tour of the capital city. Highlights include the National Theater, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court, and Central Market. A bilingual guide is on hand to answer questions and provide insight about what you see along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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Monteverde Cloud Forest and Hanging Bridges Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Monteverde Cloud Forest and Hanging Bridges Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, a 26,000-acre (10,500 hectare) oasis of virgin cloud forest. Visited by roughly 70,000 people a year, the reserve is home to about four percent of the world’s animal species. Walk across suspended bridges and hike among native flora and fauna. You can also pay extra to zipline through the canopy. Lunch and a guide are included.
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  • 12 hours
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Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Day trip from San Jose to Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall Gardens

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Home to over 100 species of animals, five waterfalls and a cloud forest the Wildlife Refuge La Paz Waterfall gardens is bursting with bio diversity. Visit, explore, learn and even hike among the sloths, monkeys, tropical birds, pumas, ocelots and more who call Costa Rica’s most visited private ecological reserve home. Take in the incredible plant life like wild orchids on this full-day, small group tour with lunch included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

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The tour is ideal for people who only have half a day to go on an excursion, since you can take the tour and ask us to drop you off at the international airport. This excursion takes us to one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, listed as one of the most beautiful and impressive, just one hour from downtown San José. We will be able to walk through the main crater, and after the tour we go to the highest point of the National Park, then we descend from the volcano to visit the most important church in Costa Rica, we know a little about the architecture and the different constructions that the structure has had. In addition, the church is famous for its pilgrimage and for the history of the Virgin of the Angels, in addition the facilities have a small museum and the holy water fountain.
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  • 6 hours
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San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

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
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$135.00
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Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

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You will get into the Braulio Carrillo National Park, and discover the beauties of the Rain Forest. Enjoy of a hiking tour and the Aerial Tram, two activities that will put you in direct contact with nature, visitors divide into smaller groups for a 45 to 90 minute (optional) nature walk with a trained naturalist guide. The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna. They'll point out orchids and different species of trees and are quick to identify the calls of the many birds that inhabit this unique environment.
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  • 9 hours
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One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

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This sampler adventure tour from San Jose fits the best of Costa Rica's beaches, rivers, and rain forests into one action-packed day. Catch some sun at popular Jaco Beach, one of the closest to the capital, and go croc-spotting at a famous overlook on the Tarcoles River. Then head into the lush jungle for a thrilling zipline canopy tour plus your choice of a horseback ride to tropical waterfalls or an ATV safari.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.20
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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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Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José

Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs From San José

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Head to La Fortuna, home to the Arenal Volcano, on this guided all-day tour from San Jose. Sit back and relax as you travel through diverse plantations and cattle ranches on the roughly 3.5-hour drive. After arriving, enjoy lunch with a view of the volcano. Then, take a dip in the area’s thermal waters and indulge in an optional massage or other treatment.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

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Visiting Monteverde from San Jose in just one day can be challenging on your own, but this guided tour streamlines transportation to make the trip a cinch. Arrive at Monteverde in the morning and head straight to a canopy tour: hike on hanging bridges and learn about the rich cloud forest environment before heading back to San Jose.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José

Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José

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Escape the city and spend the day surrounded by nature on this private tour from San Jose. Discover towering waterfalls tucked away in lush jungle, walk across hanging bridges for a unique perspective of local flora and fauna, and relax at a thermal spa with over 25 pools. This is tour has everything you need to feel rejuvenated all while providing the best views of the Arenal Volcano.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose

Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose

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Monteverde is a Mecca for nature lovers, and this full day trip won’t disappoint. On the way there, stop at the largest fruit stand in the country and sample a variety of tropical fruits. Once at the destination, ride the Sky Tram over the cloud forest canopy, then proceed on a guided hike along trails and hanging bridges suspended among the treetops.
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  • 13 hours
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Hanging Bridges Adventure San Luis From San Jose

Hanging Bridges Adventure San Luis From San Jose

Walking tours of the forest floor are great, but to see the beautiful rainforests of Costa Rica from a different angle, take a canopy tour. Six suspension bridges span the treetops, giving you a bird’s (or, rather, a monkey’s) eye view of the forest. Over one mile of canopy trails form a convenient circuit. Check out the cloud forest, hummingbird garden, and butterfly garden along the way, and learn about the forest ecosystem from your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Super Combo Tour: Waterfalls Gardens + Coffee Tour + Poás Volcano

Super Combo Tour: Waterfalls Gardens + Coffee Tour + Poás Volcano

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Go beyond the city of San Jose and discover its beautiful surroundings on this full-day tour. Start your day with a Costa Rican breakfast at a local coffee plantation, then learn about the process of making coffee on a tour of the property. Then head to the active Poas Volcano to explore its massive crater before heading to a nature park to see an animal sanctuary and picturesque waterfalls.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Orosi & Lankester From San José

Orosi & Lankester From San José

Explore the Orosi Valley and the Lankester Botanical Gardens on this guided combination half-day tour from San José. The gardens, which are located outside of Cartago, serve as a center for orchid research, including more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads, and other plants. Following the gardens, head to the town of Orosi to view the 18th-century Iglesia de San José de Orosi and colonial churches.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

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Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of San Jose on an evening bus tour. Starting from your hotel, a comfortable double-decker bus with onboard WiFi serves as your transportation for the evening. See over 25 of the city’s landmarks and stop for a bilingual guided tour at key locations, including the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Enjoy an included dinner of local cuisine, before drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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San Jose Night City Tour

San Jose Night City Tour

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San Jose is filled with amazing attractions to see such as the National Theater of Costa Rica and the Metropolitan Cathedral, but if you’re not familiar with San Jose, it could take you ages to see everything on your list. Take this San Jose nighttime city tour and travel with a guide who knows their way around under the city lights. Plus, dinner and round-trip transport are both included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Day Trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park

Day Trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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One Day Tour -2 Activities( Zipline and Atv) From San Jose

One Day Tour -2 Activities( Zipline and Atv) From San Jose

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Escape from busy San Jose for an action-packed full-day tour in the Jaco Beach region. Stop at the beach, then continue with a zipline tour and ATV tour in the rain forest nearby. You’ll also see crocodiles at the Tarcoles River, and get great views of the Pacific Ocean from the ATV and zipline course. Includes lunch, and all necessary equipment and instruction.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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