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Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour

Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour

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Escape the ordinary on this immersive bike-riding day trip to the charming town of Cartago. Experience the Costa Rican rail system with a short train ride, and then hop on your bike for a two-wheeled tour around Cartago’s historic streets. Learn about the town’s colonial history with your expert guide, and visit a local market to sample delicious produce and traditional treats before heading back to San Jose by bus. A small group limit of 12 people provides a personalized experience on this half-day tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
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$63.00
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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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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

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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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$103.50
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$103.50
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San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

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San Jose is the cultural capital of Costa Rica and boasts a rich and varied history. Get acquainted with the city’s charms on a private tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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$150.00
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Half-Day San Jose City Tour

Half-Day San Jose City Tour

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Discover the vibrant history and culture of the Costa Rican capital on a half-day San JosĂ© city tour. Soak up the green oasis of La Sabana Metropolitan Park, explore diverse neighborhoods like Rohrmoser and Otoya, and visit stately landmarks including the National Library and Casa Amarilla. Featuring admission to the majestic National Theater and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, plus a combination of walking and minivan touring, it’s a great way to experience the city’s highlights in a single afternoon.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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San Jose Night City Tour

San Jose Night City Tour

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Come, relax and enjoy this popular 4-hour sightseeing tour of the city and see the historic construction sites that include museums, theaters, markets and other interesting places in the city of San Jose. Tour includes: Bilingual profesional guide, comfortable air conditioning transportation, bottled water and dinner
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San Jose

Heredia City Tour and Coffee Britt Plantation Visit by Train from San Jose

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Discover the colonial treasures and culinary delights of Heredia on this train and coffee tour from San Jose. Ride the Old Atlantic Railroad to the historic town, nicknamed the ‘City of Flowers,’ to stroll among colonial architecture and visit a local market. Explore the famous Cafe Britt plantation and roastery where you’ll try some of the world’s best coffee!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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San Jose City Tour

San Jose City Tour

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On this San Jose city sightseeing tour, an art-historian guide lends an astute perspective on essential San Jose sights such as the National Theatre of Costa Rica, the Museum of Gold, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Plus, learning about San Jose sights and history is made personal thanks to a small-group tour of just 15 people or fewer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.28
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$77.28

Day Trip to Arenal Volcano and TabacĂłn Hot Springs

Day Trip to Arenal Volcano and TabacĂłn 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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$170.00
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$170.00

Day Trip to IrazĂș Volcano, Cartago City and Hacienda Orosi Hot Springs

Day Trip to IrazĂș Volcano, Cartago City and Hacienda Orosi Hot Springs

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Costa Rica is famous for its rugged volcanic landscapes, rich biodiversity, and well-preserved colonial history. This tour allows you to experience all three highlights in a single day—while your guide navigates and drives, you can admire the steaming craters of IrazĂș Volcano, visit the Virgin of the Angels Basilica in Cartago, stroll through Lankester Gardens, and see centuries-old colonial churches in the Orosi Valley.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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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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$116.00
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$116.00
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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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$78.00
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$78.00
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Week of Adventures

Week of Adventures

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‱ 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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  • 8 days
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$2,327.40
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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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$66.00

Five-Day Spanish Immersion Group Classes in Heredia

Five-Day Spanish Immersion Group Classes in Heredia

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Whether you’re a complete beginner Spanish speaker or just need to brush up on vocabulary, this immersive 5-day Spanish language class in Heredia will help you reach your language goals. The 5-day course offers an incredible value: half-day lessons are included, and Spanish-language extracurriculars such as salsa classes help you practice all day long while introducing you to Costa Rican culture.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.00
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$285.00

Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose with lunch. Private Tour

Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose with lunch. Private Tour

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Coffee lovers, get your fix on a tour of the CafĂ© Britt plantation including private transfers from your San Jose hotel. Learn the history of this famous Costa Rican export, and see firsthand how coffee beans are cultivated, roasted, and transformed into fragrant elixir with a behind-the-scenes look at the farm and processing facilities. Browse products at the Britt factory store, order a freshly brewed drink from the coffee bar, and enjoy a buffet lunch from the plantation’s own restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
Price varies by group size
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$155.00
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Knowing the best of San José

Knowing the best of San José

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We will visit a beautiful craft shop, where you can get beautiful souvenirs to take back home. During this trip we will visit the National Theater, also known as "La Joya de San José", a masterpiece in art and architecture built by Costa Ricans and completed in 1897. We will also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. While traveling through the city, we will point out several major and historically important buildings of our city, for example, the University of Costa Rica, the Old Train Station, the National Liquor Factory, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the Legislative Assembly ( equivalent to the Congress), the Metal Building, some parks and several sites of interest. This will be an introduction to our Capital City and information about our economy, culture, politics, religion and current general events.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.34
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Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs one day tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs one day tour from San Jose

From San Jose, the easiest way to take a day trip to Arenal Volcano is on a guided tour. All transportation is included by private vehicle so you don't have to deal with slow public transit, and logistics such as lunch, dinner, and entrance fees are already planned and included in the ticket price. After visiting Arenal Volcano with a guide, head to Baldi Hot Springs to soak in thermal waters before returning to you San Jose hotel.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
Price varies by group size
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$155.00
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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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$101.82

City tour - San José

City tour - San José

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We made a tour taking into account the past and the present in San Jose. We know the artistic part, including its most recognized spaces in this area, the culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour will show you the most beautiful areas of San José. The tour describes the past and the present of San José, in order to know itŽs actual life. You get to know from art, culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour shows you the most beautiful areas in San José.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.25
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$33.25

Local Food Markets of San José

Local Food Markets of San José

Visit three of San Jose’s bustling markets on this food-focused tour. First up: San JosĂ© Central Market. Established in 1880, it’s the largest and oldest market in the city and contains more than 200 shops, stalls, and restaurants within its narrow walkways. You’ll also visit the meat market and BorbĂłn Market, which focuses on fresh produce.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Costa Rica Pure Nature 7 days - 6 Nights

Costa Rica Pure Nature 7 days - 6 Nights

Hotel nights are in 4-star hotels and in a standard room, breakfast is included every day in the hotel and on tour days it is indicated which meals are included, the hours in which it is collected confirm a day before the tours, a representative of the company will be contacting you to give you the information. It is important to send flight information and times when you arrive in the country to cash the transfer to the hotel. DOES NOT INCLUDE AIR TICKETS, only hotel nights, tours and all transfers. 2 tours are included, ‱ IrazĂș Volcano + Los Ángeles Basilica + Orosi Valley Includes: Guide, Transportation, entrance to the IrazĂș Volcano and lunch ‱ Baldi Thermal + Sloth Bear Tour Includes: Guide, Transportation, lunch, dinner, lazy tour and entrance to the thermal waters of Baldi
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,400.00
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$1,400.00

Costa Rican Wonders 6D/5N Vacation Package

Costa Rican Wonders 6D/5N Vacation Package

Enjoy with us some of the best Costa Rica destinations, tours and experiences with this unique vacation package specially designed for nature lovers and adventurous people looking for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica This vacation package includes 6 days and 5 nights in high quality hotels, exclusive tours, meals listed in itinerary, professional naturalist tour guides, all entrance fees, deluxe transportation service and the visit the beautiful following Costa Rican destinations: San Jose, Irazu Volcano, Cartago City, Alajuela and Sarchi Ox Carts factories
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,450.00
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$1,450.00
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