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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

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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San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.17
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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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Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

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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.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.80
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$140.80
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San Jose Walking City Tour Small Group

San Jose Walking City Tour Small Group

This Small Group Walking City Tour is an excellent introduction for first-time visitors to the country or anyone who wants to experience Costa Rica's capital city. The tour features the best of San Jose's history, architecture, gastronomy, must-see places and locals' favorite spots. Explore the city's central area, parks, boulevards and discover a piece of world history hidden there. Stroll around the East side's trendy neighborhood with its well kept european style houses, small cafes and restaurants.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
Price varies by group size
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$65.00
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San Jose Private Walking City Tour

San Jose Private Walking City Tour

Ideal for first-time visitors to San Jose, this private half-day walking tour offers a look at the Costa Rican city’s history, architecture, gastronomy, sights, and local hotspots. Wander around the city's central area and pass by significant buildings like the National Museum and the Blue Castello. Stroll through San Jose’s trendy neighborhood on the east side, which boasts plenty of cafes and restaurants.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Sloth One Day Tour & Hot Springs Arenal Volcano

Sloth One Day Tour & Hot Springs Arenal Volcano

Experience one of Costa Rica's most impressive natural attractions and its most adorable creature on this combo tour from San Jose. Take a guided nature walk through a sloth refuge to see the elusive animals up close, and then spend the afternoon soaking in more than 20 different thermal pools at a top Arenal Volcano hot springs resort. A buffet breakfast and lunch plus luxury transport complete the full-day adventure.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.00
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$228.00
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Rio Celeste One Day!!!

Rio Celeste One Day!!!

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Trek through Tenorio Volcano National Park on this half-day tour that includes visits to the Blue Lagoon, the Celestial Waterfall, and the local fumaroles. With a guide in the lead, you can just focus on the natural surroundings and listen to commentary from your naturalist guide on the local flora and fauna. Additional stops include the Tree of La Paz and the local pineapple fields.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.00
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$137.00

Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table - Premium

Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table - Premium

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Take a half-day food and walking tour in San Jose that highlights innovative chefs who are updating traditional Costa Rican recipes with a modern twist. Stroll between four locations in the Escalante district to enjoy a 6-course tasting menu, seven drinks, Costa Rican coffee tastings, and a cocktail mixing demonstration with locally made liquor. Your guide shares insightful commentary along the way on a tour that can be scheduled for lunch or dinner.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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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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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip from San Jose

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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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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
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$165.00
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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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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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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

We'll start our little adventure at Parque Morazan's kiosk ("Templo de la MĂşsica"), 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
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$36.37
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Sky Tram- Sky Trek & Sky Walk From Arenal

Sky Tram- Sky Trek & Sky Walk From Arenal

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Explore the rain forest of Arenal at three different speeds with a combo tour that has something for everyone. Get a good view of exotic birds and waterfalls on the Sky Walk suspended bridges, and glide up a mountain reserve on the Sky Tram gondola. There, the real fun begins as you fly back down on a thrilling Sky Trek zipline course. In between bursts of adrenaline, enjoy fantastic views over the treetops of Arenal Volcano and Lake.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.00
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$122.00
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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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$68.00
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$68.00
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Aerial Tram From Sarapiqui

Aerial Tram From Sarapiqui

You will get into the Braulio Carrillo National Park, and discover the beauties of the Rain Forest. Enjoy of a hiking tour and the Aerial Tram, two activities that will put you in direct contact with nature, visitors divide into smaller groups for a 45 to 90 minute (optional) nature walk with a trained naturalist guide. The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna. They'll point out orchids and different species of trees and are quick to identify the calls of the many birds that inhabit this unique environment.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.00
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$102.00
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Hanging Bridges Adventure San Luis From San Jose

Hanging Bridges Adventure San Luis From San Jose

Get an aerial encounter with the rain forest from the height of six suspension bridges, with this guided half-day trip to San Luis Adventure Park. Navigate trails through the canopy of trees, and marvel at the cloud forest, hummingbird garden, and butterfly garden. The route of suspension bridges of Parque Aventura San Luis is carried out on a path with a distance of 1800 meters, it is circular and allows us to pass through 6 suspension bridges located at different heights in the forest and with distances of (29, 44, 117, 34, 70 and 77 meters.)
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

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You will get into the Braulio Carrillo National Park, and discover the beauties of the Rain Forest. Enjoy of a hiking tour and the Aerial Tram, two activities that will put you in direct contact with nature, visitors divide into smaller groups for a 45 to 90 minute (optional) nature walk with a trained naturalist guide. The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna. They'll point out orchids and different species of trees and are quick to identify the calls of the many birds that inhabit this unique environment.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.45
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$111.45
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José

La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens showcases Costa Rican wilderness at its most picturesque, with lush tropical rain forest, thundering cascades, white rivers, and a rich variety of wildlife. This tour provides round-trip transportation from San José and allows you to see the highlights of La Paz in a single day. Your guide navigates through the park’s many trails and takes you to White Magic Waterfall, the butterfly observatory, and other attractions.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.00
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$102.00
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Arenal Hanging Bridges From Arenal

Arenal Hanging Bridges From Arenal

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Get a bird’s-eye view of Arenal’s amazing biodiversity on a hanging bridges hike. Cross a series of 15 suspended and swinging walkways engineered for safety, moving at a leisurely pace to observe native wildlife including lizards, snakes, monkeys, sloths, and hundreds of bird species. You'll get the vantage point of a canopy tour while being able to slow down and really appreciate life in the Costa Rican rain forest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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$68.00
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