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Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna

Full Day Nicaragua Tour from La Fortuna

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Travel to Nicaragua on a full-day round-trip tour from La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Cross the border to visit the neighboring Central American country and see Lake Nicaragua, the islands of the Solentiname Archipelago, wildlife, national monuments, and more. Includes light breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, and transportation including hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$318.72
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$318.72
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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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Costa Rica Campesino Farm Tour

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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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$73.81
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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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Walk and Taste San Jose's Markets and Specialty Coffe

Walk and Taste San Jose's Markets and Specialty Coffe

We'll start our little adventure at Parque Morazan's kiosk ("Templo de la Música"), and then walk along Central Avenue for a few blocks. We'll walk through the alleys and food stalls of the Central Market and Borbón Market, a more underground spot compared to the Central Market. Dragon Music is a retro music store in the middle of Borbón Market, where you can find used vinyl, CDs, magazines, and more. We'll taste some flavors of the city, from specialty coffee, seasonal fruits to empanadas and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.37
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San Jose City Tour

San Jose City Tour

Make your stay in San Jose more than just a jumping-off point with this half-day city tour showcasing the history and culture of the Costa Rican capital. Skip the stress of public transit and let a driver and guide zip you around town to major landmarks like the ornate National Theatre, Gold Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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$101.82
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Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

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
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$114.00
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Volcan Irazu - Sanatorio Duran & Cartago Day Trip

Volcan Irazu - Sanatorio Duran & Cartago Day Trip

Costa Rica is one of the Central American countries with the most volcanoes, among them is the highest in the country, at 3234 meters above sea level, the Irazú Volcano, only an hour and a half from San Jose, you can visit with us this beautiful and great volcano, where we tour the Irazú Volcano National Park. During our tour, we started the climb to the crater of the volcano for about an hour and a half, with a trip full of beautiful landscapes where you can see the city of Cartago and San José complemented by the beautiful agricultural farms of the area. To take the lunch in a typical restaurant in the area, which is going to be curious for its amounts of memories that flood the walls of the thousands of visitors who have eaten in this place, and your visit here will not be theexception for you to leave your memory of the visit.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.00
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San José By Night From San José

San José By Night From San José

Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the way Explore markets, significant city buildings, and local neighborhoods Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city Indulge in a tasty local menu filled with authentic local ingredients Sip expertly selected wine pairings as you dine
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience From San José

Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience From San José

Discover a tale of two cities, exploring the real Costa Rica in San Jose and Escazu, the “City of Witches” Walk the spiritual route of churches and learn the rich local history of Catholicism Experience the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, and ride like a local about public transport Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha as well as a coffee tasting
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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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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$77.00
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VIP City Bus From San José

VIP City Bus From San José

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Though Costa Rica may be more famous for its natural attractions, its capital city of San Jose is not to be overlooked. Head out from downtown San Jose on a double-decker sightseeing bus to discover the city’s important historical landmarks, learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, and find the best panoramic views of the city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San Jose

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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$112.00
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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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Night walk wildlife observation and Reptile watching in Monteverde from San José

Night walk wildlife observation and Reptile watching in Monteverde from San José

One of the best ways to really appreciate the natural diversity of Costa Rica is by taking a guided night walk through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. As you make your way through the jungle, you'll likely spot a variety of creatures that are active at night, from coatis to sloths and even tarantulas.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hot springs and Maleku Indigenous Reserve in Arenal la Fortuna from San José

Hot springs and Maleku Indigenous Reserve in Arenal la Fortuna from San José

Discover the culture of the Maleku Indigenous people and more on a 12-hour tour from San Jose. Observe the local language, medicine, daily life, and traditional dance in a respectful environment. After your visit, head to volcano heated hot springs where you can enjoy the benefits of the thermal waters. All-inclusive transportation from your hotel plus a provided lunch ensure that your enriching cultural experience is also stress-free
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.07
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Tour to the Monteverde Reserve rainforest wildlife observation from San Jose

Tour to the Monteverde Reserve rainforest wildlife observation from San Jose

You can still experience the amazing biodiversity of Monteverde's cloud forest even if you're staying in San Jose and just have one day to spare. Let a professional driver handle the roads as you relax on the way to the mountainous reserve, where a nature guide leads you along the most scenic trails for a look at the thousands of plant and animal species that dwell here. A traditional Costa Rican lunch rounds out a day in this magnificent mist-shrouded landscape.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.58
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Full day Kayaking and animals, birds watching tour at Arenal lake from San Jose

Full day Kayaking and animals, birds watching tour at Arenal lake from San Jose

Full day Kayaking and animals, birds watching tour at Arenal lake with lunch included, we pick you up at your hotel in San Jose, Heredia or Alajuela
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cultural San Jose City Sightseeing Guided Tour

Cultural San Jose City Sightseeing Guided Tour

While many visitors rush through San Jose, there's so much to explore in Costa Rica's capital. See the city’s best on a guided tour that introduces you to local history and culture, from ancient artifacts at the Precolumbian Gold Museum to modern paintings at the Costa Rican Art Museum and the splendor of the National Theater. Pick up some handmade souvenirs at a craft market, and get an overview of authentic Costa Rican cuisine with lunch at a restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.82
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Private full day City Tour San Jose visit most interesting and cultural places

Private full day City Tour San Jose visit most interesting and cultural places

The sprawl of San Jose poses challenge for visitors who want to explore the capital but don’t have much time in Costa Rica. This private guided tour of San Jose provides an easy answer for time-strapped travelers by taking you to San Jose’s top sites in just a day. From the National Theatre of Costa Rica to a popular artisan market, you’ll get a sense of this city’s rich history and culture.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.50
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Quetzales scarlet macaws and birds watching tour in San Gerardo de dota San Jose

Quetzales scarlet macaws and birds watching tour in San Gerardo de dota San Jose

Maximize your chances of seeing quetzales, scarlet macaws, and other rare birds in the wild on this guided tour to Los Quetzales National Park from San Jose. A guide shares information about the cloud forest as you hike to spots within the park that are known for their bird populations, upping your chances of seeing stunning wildlife.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bird watching in San Gerardo de Dota from San Jose/Alajuela

Bird watching in San Gerardo de Dota from San Jose/Alajuela

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The mountain town of San Gerardo de Dota sits in the Savegre River Valley, just south of San Jose. A popular bird watching destination, this area of virgin cloud forest is home to more than 170 native and migratory bird species. With this half-day tour, explore miles of forest trails and catch sight of many species of birds, including some rare and endangered species. Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Full day Paragliding, hot springs and visit to the Wildlife Reserve in Puntarenas from San José

Full day Paragliding, hot springs and visit to the Wildlife Reserve in Puntarenas from San José

We recognize him at his hotel in San José Alajuela or Heredia to move to the area of Caldera and Puntarenas where we can do our activities
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs

Day Trip to Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs

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Take a day trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park, which has some of Costa Rica’s most scenic and pristine coastline. After pickup from your hotel, travel along the coastline to the nature preserve, where you will hike in as cars are not allowed in the park. Once inside, swim, sunbathe, or hike the trail to Cathedral Point.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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