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Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
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Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

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411
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.34
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$42.34
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.
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* A traveler said: "Really wonderful guide . We were lucky to see the volcano as we came in the Rainey season. When the rain stopped we heard the monkeys and saw them also"


Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

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416
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$160.00
From
$160.00
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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* A traveler said: "Our host Fernando moss was exceptional ! He was very knowledgeable and friendly he treated us very well and made accommodations for myself and my friends. This tour was way more than we expected and highly recommended."


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

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

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319
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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.
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* A traveler said: "The guide made the experience fun, she stopped to show us a sloth on our way to Arenal. The birding was amazing at the hanging bridges. Would have liked more time there to look for more birds."


Doka Estate Coffee Tour with Butterfly Garden and Bonsai Garden

Doka Estate Coffee Tour with Butterfly Garden and Bonsai Garden

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236
  • 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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$96.00
Get the inside scoop on a pair of Costa Rica's most famous exports on a combo tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation. Learn how coffee beans are grown, harvested, and roasted to perfection, and then follow the sticky-sweet journey of sugar cane at a working sugar mill. Finish the flavorful visit with a tour of the estate’s inedible natural treasures, including hundreds of miniature bonsai trees, colorful orchids, and butterflies.
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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183
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
Price varies by group size
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$38.00
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Alex the tour guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around! Fantastic tour! The food was declicious too!"


Pacuare River

Pacuare River

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170
  • 2 to 4 hours
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$85.00
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$85.00
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.
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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group or Private Tour

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group or Private Tour

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134
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
Price varies by group size
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$74.00
Price varies by group size
Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). We’ll continue to charming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas in San Jose. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine or beer pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed our city experience with our tour guide Juan. He was very informative and gave us so much history information on San Jose and Costa Rica. He pointed out and explained many historical buildings, where historical buildings use to be, and statues. Our tour ended with a wonderful meal."


Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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134
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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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* A traveler said: "Great Trip, nice people, Juan did a great job shepherding us around. We saw native culture, local cuisine, hot springs, nature"


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

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

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105
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
From
$145.00
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.
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* A traveler said: "Me and my boyfriend had a blast in this tour with Fernando Moss. Absolutely the best experience, saw tons of animals, shook hand with a monkey. Fernando Moss gave us tons of information about the plants, animals and geographic areas. Definitely recommend to add this to your trip in Costa Rica."


Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffe Tour

Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffe Tour

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99
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.77
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$30.77
Hacienda Alsacia is our first and only coffee farm. We came here to work the soil, learn from the land and channel our passion into positive change. Now we invite you to rediscover coffee through the human experience. Once you visit, you too have ownership in its future.
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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91
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.00
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$66.00
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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* A traveler said: "Sergio did an awesome job! I felt it was a great value for the $$ spent and a great way to spend a day in San Jose."


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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88
  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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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* A traveler said: "Such an amazing excursion! Fernando Moss was our guide and you can tell her loves his job & his country. He went above & beyond, we learned a lot about Costa Rica and all of our experiences. He also made stops not listed on the excursion to show us waterfalls, enjoy some local snacks, and more. Highly recommend this tour and Fernando!"


Skip the Line: Rescate Wildlife Rescue Centre General Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Rescate Wildlife Rescue Centre General Admission Ticket

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63
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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.
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

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58
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.00
Price varies by group size
From
$57.00
Price varies by group size
Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

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53
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
As one of Costa Rica's biggest exports, coffee plays a big role in Costa Rica's economy—and its culture, too. Learn about artisanal Costa Rican coffee from bean to cup complete with harvesting, roasting, and grinding on this tour of a family-owned coffee farm near Arenal Volcano. As a bonus, try other favorite Costa Rican crops such as chocolate and sugar cane.
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* A traveler said: "We had such a wonderful time on this tour. It was very informative and the samples were delicious. A must have for the ideal costa rica experience!"


Amazing Mega Zipline (25 lines) over 11 Waterfalls

Amazing Mega Zipline (25 lines) over 11 Waterfalls

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48
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
Feel the adrenaline rush of soaring over 11 different waterfalls on this small-group canopy tour at Adventure Park Costa Rica. Enjoy breathtaking views over the ocean, mountains, and rainforest on 25 zipline cables, the longest in Costa Rica. Led by a professional guide, this tour emphasizes safety and provides all the necessary equipment. Lunch and bottled water are included. Transportation to and from this Costa Rica zip line tour is an available option. Participants must be at least seven years old and weigh less than 280 pounds (127 kg).
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* A traveler said: "Flying through the jungle on the zip lines, seeing howler monkeys in the trees, rappelling down the waterfall cliffs, and the amazing views in the jungle."


8-Days Costa Rica: Volcano, Tropical Jungles and Cloud Forests

8-Days Costa Rica: Volcano, Tropical Jungles and Cloud Forests

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46
  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,185.00
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$1,185.00
An all-inclusive tour is an efficient and affordable way to visit Costa Rica’s essential highlights in just a week. Transportation, activities, meals, and lodging are included on your visits to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Tortuguero Canals, and more. Plus, traveling with a guide means gleaning lots of insight into local culture and history that you might miss traveling alone.
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* A traveler said: "It was a very good tour.They did well on covid protocols. All the lodgings was nice and clean in beautiful properties. Pickup times were punctual. We saw and learned a lot. Highly recommend this tour"


Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

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46
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
From
$165.00
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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* A traveler said: "This was an amazing tour! It had a lot of information about Costa Rica and many sights to see. It was so cool interacting with the wild monkeys! The hanging bridges were also beautiful, our guide on the hike was so knowledgeable about the ecosystem. Make sure you ask for Juan for this tour, he’s awesome!!"


San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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46
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00
See the best of San Jose on this incredible walking tour that takes travelers through more than 40 different sites, including galleries, parks, art houses and iconic buildings. Whether you're a first time visitor or returning to this beautiful city this two-hour tour is the perfect way to hit all of the highlights.
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* A traveler said: "It was a great history learning experience to get to know San Jose. Lorena is very friendly a d for me snacks during the tour and provided great city sightseeing advice too. Highly recommended."


San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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43
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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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* A traveler said: "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."


Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

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38
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
Experience San Jose’s party scene with a pub crawl through the heart of Costa Rica’s capital, and skip the line with an expert guide and a fun crew of fellow travelers. Learn about the city’s history as you walk alongside your guide, drink like a Tico as you tip back house shots at a series of four bars and clubs, then dance, drink and party the night away in the heart of the city.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide was great. Very nice and friendly. He even helped my husband get a cab home. It was a great night out"


Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

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39
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$32.00
From
$32.00
Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rican life on this San Jose walking tour that takes you through the streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks. Discover a side to this city only heard from the mouths of locals, while indulging in typical cuisine and one of Costa Rica’s most delectable exports .. Discover the secrets behind herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market. San Jose tour you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life. Take a wander through the city with us on this tour that takes typical San Jose and turns it into a local experience you’ll never forget.
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* A traveler said: "Gladys and Ernesto provided tons of cultural and historical context for all the sites we visited in the city core. Great tour of the thriving markets, pedestrian shopping area and significant buildings. At the end of the tour they led us to a great craft brewery-Stieffel - which was a special interest of ours. Highly recommend this tour!"


Week of Adventures

Week of Adventures

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36
  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
$2,327.40
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$2,327.40
• Come join us for one of our 8 day all-inclusive, multi-sport, Week of Costa Rica Adventure vacation packages. • Witness the tropical birds and sloths while whitewater rafting to the Jungle Lodge, be privy to the rainforest’s awe inspiring natural beauty as you zipline through the canopy and soak up the vitamin D while surfing or snorkeling in the Caribbean coast’s clear blue water. • Our professional and highly skilled guides, who live and work to share Costa Rica’s nature and adventures with you, will accompany you throughout the trip, giving you the most engaging and exhilarating vacation you’ll ever have.. • Jam-packed with new experiences and exciting activities, our multi sport itinerary is the most adventurous way to experience the beauty and nature of tropical Costa Rica. This Costa Rica Adventure Vacation will be one that you will Never Forget!
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Craft Specialty Coffee Tour in San Carlos, Costa Rica

Craft Specialty Coffee Tour in San Carlos, Costa Rica

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35
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$40.00
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$40.00
Get a close look at Costa Rica’s coffee- and chocolate-making traditions at a family farm near La Fortuna. See a cacao and sugar cane plantation, and learn how cacao is made into chocolate. You’ll get to sample fresh coffee and chocolate from the farm with a small-group tour limited to eight people.
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* A traveler said: "This tour was so much fun! The guide was extremely knowledgeable, funny, and passionate about his job. We were able to taste a lot of different things from sugar cane, chocolate, and coffee, and it was all delicious! Highly recommended for anyone interested in a coffee tour in La Fortuna!"


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