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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums

Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums

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Experience San Jose's historical and cultural offerings on a walking tour of Costa Rica's vibrant capital city. Begin at Parque Central to take in the city's main attractions. Explore its Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica Art Museum and National Theater in the company of a local guide. Marvel at the Beaux-Arts-style Melico Salazar Theatre and stop by Churrería Manolo’s to sample its iconic cream-filled churros. This comprehensive city walk includes all entrance fees, along with a delicious lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.46
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$79.46

ATVs

ATVs

Experience the adrenaline of an all-terrain-vehicle tour through the jungles and rivers of Costa Rica. A guide leads you down rural ATV trails, across rivers, and to places that are inaccessible by other forms of transport, so you can see a side of the jungle missed by most tourists. Perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers, this trip ends with a chance to swim in a secluded natural pool.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.83
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$180.83

Canopy with bridges and Superman

Canopy with bridges and Superman

Explore the treetops of a Costa Rican cloud forest on an adventurous canopy tour that includes a ‘Tarzan Swing’ and ‘Flight of Superman.’ By following a series of 12 cables stretching through the trees, you’ll discover the unique ecosystem at different heights. Back on the ground, an included Costa Rican lunch is your reward for this adrenaline-filled experience high above the forest floor.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.98
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$98.98

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San Jose to Manuel Antonio or Jaco transfer with chocolate tour on the way

San Jose to Manuel Antonio or Jaco transfer with chocolate tour on the way

This is the best way to turn a day of transportation to a wonderful experience, with a tour on the way to your next destination! Discover one of Costa Rica's traditional productions, we love this chocolate tour as it is an artesanal, authentic local experience, not a large group, standard tour, allowing lot of interaction with your guide (during the tour, as the transfer is provided by a professional driver, not with a guide). Ideal for families and adults too!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.27
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$148.27

Private ATV Tour from San Jose - Jungle and Ocean View from Jaco Hills

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Private ATV Tour from San Jose - Jungle and Ocean View from Jaco Hills

We will take care of you as private tour. Nobody else will be in your van from San Jose. Our A/C transportation will give you the best comfort before to arrive to our adventure center. Memorable pictures from Tarcoles River Bridge. All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) 4x4 Solo and couples capacities Jaco mountains hills with an amazing ocean view. Forest trails and a waterfall, We also take you to the beach. Our certificated tour guides will offer you a professional tour and customer care Come and and enjoy this beautiful adventure.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$150.00
$15.00 savings
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ATV River, Beach and Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Bridge From San Jose

ATV River, Beach and Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Bridge From San Jose

Ready to cross a river riding an ATV, make your draf at the beach, and feel the adrenaline on your body. On this tours you will be having more than an ATV tour, visiting differents highlights on road and in our private property. The biggest crocs are on road, so be ready to take memorable pictures from Tarcoles River Bridge. Our A/C transportation will give you the best confort before to arrive to our adventure center. Here you will receive the safety instructions, then you will turn your All Terrain Vehicle motor on and drive up to mountains hills, another beautiful spot to take a selfie with the ocean as the main attraction. Forest trails and a waterfall will be waiting for you, our certificated tour guides will offer you a professional point of view during the tour. Come and let us know if you like it or not.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00

Authentic Costa Rican Cooking Demonstration with Locals on Their Organic Farm

Authentic Costa Rican Cooking Demonstration with Locals on Their Organic Farm

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This is a fantastic opportunity to get a glimpse into modest Costa Rican life. Your experience will start with your hosts Gabriel and Mima walking you around the farm area and showing you the different fruits and vegetables they grow. You will be using some of those ingredients to cook a traditional meal during your upcoming cooking lesson. Mima's and Gabriel's kitchen is clean and well kept - however, it is rustic and very small. You will use the outside area to do most of your prep work and the final cooking will be a demonstration as there isn’t much space to cook together in the kitchen. You will also see and get to use few really innovative appliances like a solar oven and a stationary bicycle that powers a blender! The cooking part of the experience will last for 30-45 minutes. You will learn how to make a pico de gallo tomato salsa from scratch and also the plantain dessert, which is their own recipe, inspired by old traditional Costa Rican cooking.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.77
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$73.77
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Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

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Explore the forests of Arenal Volcano National Park on a half-day walking tour, with the option to soak away the afternoon in the park’s nearby thermal springs. Follow your guide between towering trees, and discover the devastation left by the powerful lava slides and volcanic activity. Enjoy views of Arenal volcano and the Tilarán Range, and learn about the area’s nature, wildlife, and history. Return to your hotel or visit the hot pools of your choice, where Costa Rica’s simmering geology creates a stunning natural spa. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.20
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$83.20
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Maleku Indigenous Reserve Tour

Maleku Indigenous Reserve Tour

The Maleku Indigenous Reserve is located in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. The reserve is home to three different villages, known as Palenques Margarita, Tonjibe y El Sol, all within the 2993 hectares (7395 acres) territory. The population is 1000 indigenous, and 80% speak the native dialect called Maleku Jaica. The purpose of this tour is to allow you to learn about the way of life of these indigenous groups in the present day and what they have done to keep their customs and traditions alive.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.72
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$126.72
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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

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Discover the sounds and sights of the rainforest after dark with a 4-hour night hike and dinner tour from La Fortuna, and visit a  frog sanctuary in the Costa Rican countryside. Follow your guide along an easy trail, and watch for the bats, nocturnal birds and mammals that rustle through the treetops and on the forest floor. Search for red-eyed tree frogs and glass frogs in their natural habitats, then enjoy a traditional dinner prepared on a wood burning stove before returning to your hotel in La Fortuna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.32
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$88.32
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Sloth Watching Tour Experience Costa Rica

Sloth Watching Tour Experience Costa Rica

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La Fortuna is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to spot sloths in the wild, but these well-camouflaged creatures can be difficult to see on your own. On this tour, follow your guide on a 1-mile (1,500 meter) stroll through the forest to an area where sloths are known to frequent, picking up local expertise on a favorite Costa Rica sight along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.52
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$75.52
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Costa Rica Campesino Farm Tour

Costa Rica Campesino Farm Tour

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Experience the ‘pura vida’ of Costa Rica’s traditional farming lifestyle on this half-day nature and agriculture tour. Learn about sustainable farming practices used on the farm; try your hand at milking a cow; extract cane juice to make refreshing drinks; and create artisanal cocoa using indigenous tools. At the end of your tour, taste the bounty of the land with a farm-fresh lunch of local, organic products.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.12
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$101.12
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Private Transportation for Dinner in San Jose for 5 hours

Private Transportation for Dinner in San Jose for 5 hours

We offer you a luxury and private transportation for you, your family and friends on your visit to the city of San Jose. You can book an exclusive transport, quality and with the best customer service on board our transport. You can travel around San José, go to dinner at your restaurant of choice, visit a mall or museum, for about 5 hours maximum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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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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$85.00
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$85.00
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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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$85.00
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$85.00
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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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$65.00
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$65.00
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San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

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Tap into Costa Rica’s emerging craft beer movement with this 4-hour beer tour in San Jose. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll explore the Barrio Escalante, the heart of San Jose’s pub culture and home to many brewpubs. Taste 10 different varieties of beer, accompanied by traditional tapas — the Costa Rican version of bar snacks. You’ll also have a chance to pick up a few souvenirs at the Artesanos Market. A small group size helps create a more personalized tour experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San Jose

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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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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$74.00
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$74.00
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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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$54.00
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$54.00
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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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$74.00
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$74.00
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Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour

Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour

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Escape the ordinary on this immersive bike-riding day trip to the charming town of Cartago. Experience the Costa Rican rail system with a short train ride, and then hop on your bike for a two-wheeled tour around Cartago’s historic streets. Learn about the town’s colonial history with your expert guide, and visit a local market to sample delicious produce and traditional treats before heading back to San Jose by bus. A small group limit of 12 people provides a personalized experience on this half-day tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
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$63.00
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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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$38.00
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$38.00
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Private Transfer Pto Viejo Limón, Cocles or Manzanillo to SJO Airport by Minivan

Private Transfer Pto Viejo Limón, Cocles or Manzanillo to SJO Airport by Minivan

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your hotel in Puerto Viejo Limón, Punta Cocles or Manzanillo  to San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO International Airport by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.83
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$230.83
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