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Private foodie experience in San Jose Costa Rica by Carpe Chepe

Private foodie experience in San Jose Costa Rica by Carpe Chepe

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This is a private foodie experience of our country's and our city's gastronomy with lunch or dinner options available for you to choose from. We'll walk through the gastronomic district of San Jose Costa Rica and visit the places that are rescuing our gastronomic heritage or pushing the envelope in the scene. We'll visit five places total: three restaurants, for a three course meal (a course at each stop), a cocktail bar and a speciality coffee shop. Each place has something that makes them unique, either their own farm with organic ingredients, or fair trade practices that ensure you the quality of the products used, or a whole culinary research project going on. And, while we do all this, we'll be sharing with the history of the neighborhood and it's architecture as we walk from one place to the next one.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.04
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$161.04

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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Discover historical monuments and the latest San Jose hangout spots during this small-group walking tour in the capital of Costa Rica. Your local guide shows you important landmarks and shares the inside scoop on the city’s best cafes, eateries, and shops. Meet downtown at The National Theater, or upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe

Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe

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This is a small-group gastronomic experience of our country and our city. Our groups are of 8ppl max. to ensure a personalized attention. We'll walk through the gastronomic district of San Jose Costa Rica, sharing with you not only the history of the neighborhood and it's architecture but also visiting the places that are pushing the envelope on the local gastronomy and/or rescuing our gastronomic heritage. We'll visit three restaurants and sample their flagship dishes as we talk about the different periods on the costarican cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Gourmet Coffee Tasting & Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

Gourmet Coffee Tasting & Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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Immerse yourself in San Jose’s thriving coffee culture during a tasting and walking tour of Costa Rica’s capital. Exploring with a guide reveals cafes and coffee varieties that you may otherwise have missed, and also gives you the chance to get the inside scoop on coffee production from local baristas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

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Visit the Central Market in San Jose on this guided tour and learn about its 136-year history. There, sample regional staples like tropical seasonal fruit, tortillas, ice cream, Costa Rican coffee, and other local specialities. Plus, find out how and why San Jose became the capital city of Costa Rica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

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

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
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$101.12
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$101.12
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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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Walk and Taste San Jose's Markets and Specialty Coffe

Walk and Taste San Jose's Markets and Specialty Coffe

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We'll start our little adventure at Parque Morazan's kiosk ("Templo de la MĂșsica"), and then walk along Central Avenue for a few blocks. We'll walk through the alleys and food stalls of the Central Market and BorbĂłn Market, a more underground spot compared to the Central Market. Dragon Music is a retro music store in the middle of BorbĂłn 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.82
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IrazĂș Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

IrazĂș 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 IrazĂș 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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$114.00
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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 IrazĂș Volcano, only an hour and a half from San Jose, you can visit with us this beautiful and great volcano, where we tour the IrazĂș 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 JosĂ© 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.00
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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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$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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$78.51
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$78.51
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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 IrazĂș Volcano National Park and Lankester Botanical Garden on this all-day tour from San Jose. First, head to IrazĂș 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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$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
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.00
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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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$140.91
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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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$205.20
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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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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Central Valley

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San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
"We have a very pleasant city tour with Ama this week. He was extremely friendly, funny, knowledgeable and very well versed on history on every corner. Stopped to have local ice cream unique to San Jose, and really enjoyed the history coffee shop Don Juanito. His special ability to animate the narrative made the tour a wonderful morning and early afternoon."..."
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Tastes of San Jose - Small Group foodie & historic walk by Carpe Chepe
"Had a great time out with Amy. Great food and drinks and we learned a lot about the city. Overall great experience. Thanks Amy."..."
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Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe
"Wow, we loved this tour. Our guide, Ivannia, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was much more comprehensive than we expected it to be, as we got to see some of the main buildings in downtown San Jose as well as going through Central Market and sampling some of the food and drinks. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
"It was such a great experience trying the different fruits and learning new traditions. The instructor was very attentive, and knowledgeable."..."
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IrazĂș Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose
"Very complete tour where you get a taste of everything. Irazu is a must do in Costa Rica. Highly recommended!"..."
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VIP City Bus From San José
"We had a nice look around the city at night with the guide who have lots of knowledge about the city of San Jose...Nice dinner too!"..."
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San Jose
"My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience! Maria was a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Even with the clouds, the volcano experience was a cool and unforgettable one."..."

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