Recent Searches
Clear

Top Central Valley Nature and Wildlife Tours

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Central Valley. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
Nature Parks
Nature Walks
Wildlife Encounters
Day Trips
Wildlife Watching
Zoos & Wildlife Parks
Car Tours
Eco Tours
Full-day Tours
Natural Attractions
Water Tours
Half-day Tours
Sightseeing Tours
White Water Rafting
Safaris
Walking Tours
Private and Luxury
Hiking
Private Sightseeing Tours
Pack Animal Tours
Sporting Events

195 results | All Central Valley Tours

Sort by: Featured

One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

star-4.5
3
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.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$161.20
From
$161.20

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

star-4
85
Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$51.20
From
$51.20

ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose

ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose

star-5
16
Premium activity NOW available from San Jose, Join us today! Are you ready to cross a river riding an ATV, and make your draft at the beach, and feel the adrenaline on your body? Meet the pacific mountain hills, driving up through rivers immerse in the jungle trails, then come down up to a beautiful beach, fun and nature will make your day one to remember. We will stop on the Tarcoles River Bridge to take pictures of huge crocodiles in this emblematic river of Costa Rica, enjoy them in their natural environment. Your A/C transportation will give you the best comfort before arriving at our adventure center. Our professional bilingual guide will instruct you on the safety directions before you start the adventure. Forest and river trails are 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.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.00
Price varies by group size
From
$149.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Rio Celeste Tenorio Volcano and Labyrinth Katira From San Jose

Rio Celeste Tenorio Volcano and Labyrinth Katira From San Jose

star-4.5
7
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
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$139.00
From
$139.00
Taking safety measures

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

star-5
289
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.
More
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$160.00
From
$160.00
Taking safety measures

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

star-5
298
Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This full-day tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$150.00
From
$150.00
Taking safety measures

Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

star-5
22
Soak up the beauty and biodiversity of Arenal by horseback on a ride through the family-owned nature reserve at Mistico Park. Known for its hanging bridges, the thoughtfully developed park also features a new riding trail that winds up to hilltop pastures boasting fantastic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake. The slow and natural pace of a horse allows you to appreciate the surrounding flora and look for native wildlife on this relaxed and memorable tour.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$57.00
From
$57.00

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

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

star-5
80
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.
More
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$160.00
From
$160.00
Taking safety measures

Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

star-4.5
407
Observe Costa Rica's bountiful wildlife from the hanging bridges of Mistico Park in Arenal. Trek along ground-level forest trails and suspended walkways in this private, family-owned nature reserve that’s home to a vast array of birdlife, monkeys, reptiles, and tropical plants. Learn about the area’s rich biodiversity from a naturalist guide as you explore different levels of the rain forest, from floor to canopy, and enjoy commanding views of Arenal Volcano.
More
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$44.46
From
$44.46

Pacuare River

Pacuare River

star-5
166
Go river rafting on the Pacuare River on a full-day tour from Turrialba that showcases some of the gorgeous scenery in Costa Rica. Expect to spend about four hours on the river as you raft about 18 miles (29 km) on large and small rapids, with lunch provided during a break along the way. This whitewater river rafting experience is suitable for active people that enjoy an outdoor challenge.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
From
$85.00
From
$85.00

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

star-5
95
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.
More
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$139.00
From
$139.00
Taking safety measures

Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Wildlife Day Tour from San Jose

Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Wildlife Day Tour from San Jose

star-5
72
As one of the most popular parks in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park is a must for visitors. This guided tour from San Jose makes visiting on a time crunch a cinch—your guide takes the guesswork out of deciding which trails are worth the effort, plus helps you spot wildlife along the way. This tour is specifically timed to avoid the crowds, too, helping you have the best possible experience exploring.
More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$145.00
From
$145.00
Taking safety measures

Skip the Line: Rescate Wildlife Rescue Centre General Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Rescate Wildlife Rescue Centre General Admission Ticket

star-4.5
60
Zoo Ave is an important center for animal rescue and rehabilitation, with a vast natural landscape, ornamental gardens, a large number of native and endangered species. This general admission ticket provides entry to the zoo and allows you to explore at your own pace. Learn about local wildlife, see a variety of well-cared-for animals with ample space to thrive, and observe animal rescue and rehabilitation in action.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.00
From
$30.00
Taking safety measures

Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

star-5
41
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.
More
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$165.00
From
$165.00
Taking safety measures

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

star-4.5
31
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.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.32
From
$88.32
Taking safety measures

3-Days Arenal Volcano Tabacon Resort - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio All Inclusive

3-Days Arenal Volcano Tabacon Resort - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio All Inclusive

star-4.5
29
See the vast diversity of Costa Rica on a 3-day tour that includes hiking at Arenal Volcano, exploring the Monteverde cloud forest, and enjoying the tropical white-sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. This expertly organized all-inclusive tour covers all of your transportation and accommodations, so busy travelers can maximize their time and not worry about any of the logistics.
More
  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$590.00
From
$590.00
Taking safety measures

Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

Arenal Volcano National Park Walk with Optional Hot Springs

star-4.5
28
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. 
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$83.20
From
$83.20
Taking safety measures

Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

star-4.5
26
Bring your binoculars on an early morning birdwatching tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Tucked in between Arenal’s volcanic ranges and the Tilarán mountains, this family-owned nature reserve offers an eco-friendly and accessible way to view Costa Rica’s amazing biodiversity. Trek along forested paths and hanging walkways with a naturalist guide as you look for a wide variety of local and migratory birds. Visit in the wintertime to catch sight of the many birds of prey that migrate through this wildlife-rich corridor.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$51.00
From
$51.00

Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

star-5
23
Design your own perfect day in La Fortuna with this customizable combo tour. Cross the rain forest canopy on hanging bridges, swim at the base of mystical La Fortuna Waterfall, hike the Lava Slides trail at Arenal Volcano National Park, and soak in Arenal’s famous volcanic hot springs. Take your pick of activities, or do them all for a full day of adventure and relaxation. Optional lunch and dinner add-ons provide a taste of authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
More
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$140.80
From
$140.80
Taking safety measures

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

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

star-5
19
Enjoy a private and all-inclusive tour in which you can get to know the major attractions in the Arenal area. On this tour you will visit one of the largest waterfalls in Costa Rica, and you will be able to walk on the treetops in the tropical forest while crossing several suspension bridges at more than 125 meters high, while an expert naturalist guide explains about the flora and fauna of the place, you will be able to see mammals, arachnids, snakes, and much more! To finish you will enjoy an afternoon at a Thermal Spa, ideal to relax and enjoy a rich thermal bath with completely natural water at different temperatures, with more than 25 pools you will have a unique moment of relaxation with the best view of the volcano.
More
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$228.58
From
$228.58
Taking safety measures

Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

star-4
18
Explore three levels of lush Costa Rican rain forest from the floor to the canopy on a guided tour tour of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Learn about local flora and fauna as you walk along nature trails, explore specialty gardens, and glide over treetops in an aerial tram, all narrated by a guide with extensive knowledge about the local ecosystem. Optional upgrade includes pickup and drop-off from your lodging in San Jose and a typical lunch.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$68.00
From
$68.00
Taking safety measures

Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

star-5
17
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
More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$145.00
From
$145.00

Manuel Antonio National Park; Beach & Sightseeing Day Trip from San Jose

Manuel Antonio National Park; Beach & Sightseeing Day Trip from San Jose

star-5
15
As one of the most popular parks in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park is a must for visitors. This guided tour from San Jose makes visiting on a time crunch a cinch—your guide takes the guesswork out of deciding which trails are worth the effort, plus helps you spot wildlife along the way. This tour is specifically timed to avoid the crowds, too, helping you have the best possible experience exploring.
More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$145.00
From
$145.00
Taking safety measures

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

star-4.5
15
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.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
Taking safety measures

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Nature and Wildlife in Central Valley?
Q:
What Nature and Wildlife in Central Valley are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Nature and Wildlife in Central Valley are good for avoiding crowds?