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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

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Sample a wide variety of Costa Rican flavors while learning about the country's cultural heritage with this San Jose walking tour. You'll shop for fruits and veggies at the Mercado Central and the Mercado Borbón, visit the National Theater and La Laguna Plaza, and try all sorts of local treats along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.00
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USD32.00

Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River

Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River

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We take you to the base of the Arenal Volcano where you hike about 2 hours to the old lava fields, then we go to the green lagoon for a swim and we ended up right at the natural hotsprings river for an hour to relax in the hot river springs
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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USD59.00

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD72.00
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USD72.00

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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USD72.00
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USD72.00

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

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Visit the Irazú Volcano National Park in just half a day with this excursion from San José. Your driver will pick you up early in the morning and take you to the volcano, where you can see the crater and learn about the history of the area from a local guide. Next, you'll head to the Los Angeles Basilica, a church and museum with a holy water source.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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USD99.00

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

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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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD49.24
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USD49.24

Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

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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
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USD39.30
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USD39.30
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Sloth Tour in La Fortuna

Sloth Tour in La Fortuna

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Though renowned for its wildlife, spotting the Arenal and La Fortuna area's favorite animal residents can be notoriously tricky. Tour a number of locations where wildlife sightings are all but guaranteed on this Arenal wildlife tour—expect to see sloths, toucans, dart frogs, and more with the help of your guide. Tour includes use of spotting scope and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD64.80
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USD64.80

La Paz Waterfalls

La Paz Waterfalls

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This day we will leave your Hotel for the Poás de Alajuela area, we will make a stop for a brief explanation about our golden grain, the coffee where we will stop to see the coffee bushes, also having the opportunity to take a photograph of the Ventral Valley and from the coffee plantation. We will continue the tour through fern, flower and strawberry crops. .
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD115.00
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USD115.00

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD76.50
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USD76.50
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Half Day Adventure from La Fortuna- 2 tours in 1, 4 options to choose!

Half Day Adventure from La Fortuna- 2 tours in 1, 4 options to choose!

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Make the most of limited time and visit two Arenal Volcano area highlights—La Fortuna Waterfall and another attraction of your choosing—during a half-day excursion from La Fortuna. Opt for a rain forest hike with hanging bridges, a volcano tour on old lava flows, or a safari river float, and customize your itinerary to your preferences. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD120.96
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USD120.96

Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

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Travel along the Peñas Blancas River on this relaxed rafting tour. Along the way, spot a variety of flora and fauna such as sloths and monkeys in the surrounding forest that's located in the northern region of Costa Rica. Plus, visit a local farm where you’ll be able to learn about farming practices and enjoy a snack.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD62.64
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USD62.64

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

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

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Get your heart racing and make the most of your trip to Costa Rica on this jam-packed adventure tour. Traverse rugged mountains and jungle trails on an ATV until you reach a beach, where you can stop and relax. Then head to a crocodile hotspot, the Tarcoles River bridge, and safely observe these reptiles that call the area home.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD159.00
Price varies by group size
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USD159.00
Price varies by group size

San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

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Explore San Jose on this guided half-day sightseeing tour. Great for first-time visitors to the city, the tour includes stops at historic and cultural sites such as the Costa Rican Art Museum in La Sabana, the city center, the National Theater, the University of Costa Rica, and the arts and crafts market. Plus, enjoy lunch at a local Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD90.00
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USD90.00
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Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour

Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour

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Escape the crowds and go off the beaten path in Costa Rica. This small-group tour of the Ebano Natural Reserve is ideal for active travelers who want to spend time in scenic nature. You'll take a short hike through the rainforest, spotting wildlife such as colorful frogs, birds, and monkeys along the way, before arriving at a double waterfall where you can cool off with a swim.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.00
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USD75.00
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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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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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USD65.00
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Arenal Hanging Bridges, Guided Walk, Hot Springs Optional

Arenal Hanging Bridges, Guided Walk, Hot Springs Optional

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Explore Arenal’s famous hanging bridges on a 4-hour tour from La Fortuna, and get panoramic views of the dramatic Arenal volcano. Follow your guide along an easy, 1.9-mile (3.1-km) trail through a lushly forested reserve, and cross a series of six suspension bridges and nine fixed bridges for a bird’s-eye perspective of the forest floor. Watch for bright feathers and monkey tails as you walk through the jungle, and take in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica’s thriving wilderness.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.60
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USD75.60

Kayak Float Safari from La Fortuna

Kayak Float Safari from La Fortuna

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Get onto the Penas Blancas River in La Fortuna with your naturalist guide and kayak for a half day and see all the wildlife you can, and then finish with a local ranch tour and snacks from the garden. You'll be picked up from your hotel, then taken to the river to look for crocodiles, lizards, sloths, and monkeys. Then get to the ranch for coffee, sugar cane, and chocolate.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD69.12
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USD69.12

Safari Float

Safari Float

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Get up close to Costa Rican wildlife on this morning safari float along a river beneath imposing Volcan Arenal. Be prepared to get wet as you’ll be in an inflatable vessel, close to the water. Look out for animals including sloths, snakes, and a variety of birds. Take a short hike to an organic farm, where you’ll collect your lunch ingredients.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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USD60.00

Doka Coffee Tour- Grecia & Sarchi From San José
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Doka Coffee Tour- Grecia & Sarchi From San José

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Costa Rica’s famous coffee industry with this tour to a coffee farm from San Jose. Learn first-hand how beans are grown, harvested, and roasted for the perfect cup of coffee. Plus, visit the towns of Sarchi and Gracia to visit popular monuments and learn how they keep handicraft traditions alive.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.00
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USD70.00

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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San Jose City Tour with lunch. Private Tour

San Jose City Tour with lunch. Private Tour

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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
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USD145.00
Price varies by group size
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USD145.00
Price varies by group size

San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Food Tour and visit Gold Museum

San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Food Tour and visit Gold Museum

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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. Highlights: Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market Visit top markets to learn about local culture through food Lots of fruits, empanada, ceviche and coffee tastings included, plus museum entrance Good way for first-time visitors to learn about San Jose history and culture
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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Sloth Watching Tour Experience Costa Rica

Sloth Watching Tour Experience Costa Rica

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La Fortuna is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to spot sloths in the wild, but these well-camouflaged creatures can be difficult to see on your own. On this tour, follow your guide on a 1-mile (1,500 meter) stroll through the forest to an area where sloths are known to frequent, picking up local expertise on a favorite Costa Rica sight along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.00
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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose
"The farmers market was amazing! Tasting all the different fruits was great! I truly enjoyed myself! I would recommend this tour to everyone!"..."
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Afternoon Tour to Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs River
"Tour guide was great. He really tried his best to find us some animals to observe. The tour was very cool. We went up one way and came down a different way, which gave us the full experience."..."
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"Excellent, informative tour. Sergio and staff are very professional Informative, courteous, helpful and fun tour for all to enjoy. Definitely recommend."..."
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Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup
"Great tour, the guide was was very knowledgeable and the driver took extra care to make sure we were dropped off safe at our hotel. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, so we do not have to drive anywhere to catch a tour."..."
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Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).
"What a wonderful and memorable experience!! This is a MUST do! Alex was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and friendly."..."
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge
"We saw a lot of animals that you don’t see a lot and they were beautiful ! We can hold butterflies and the waterfall were beautiful !"..."
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour
"Fabulous tour with Luz, our fabulous guide who taught us so much about the history of San Jose and Costa Rica! She took us into the markets where we sampled gorgeous tropical fruits and then tamales and coffee! Would thoroughly recommend this tour. Luz was very generous with her time also as we had so many questions!"..."
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Sloth Tour in La Fortuna
"Knowledgeable guide and convenient pickup from hotel. We saw several sloths and had a nice Snacks and drinks after the tour."..."
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La Paz Waterfalls
"Waterfalls are amazing. Worth the many steps taken. Just keeps getting better and better as you go from one waterfall to another. Max our guide was a cool cat that has been doing this tour for many decades. Well instructed tour."..."
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Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner
"Exploring San Jose in the evening by walking showed us a different side of the city. Luz was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country and culture. We learned an incredible amount and appreciate the great introduction to Costa Rica!"..."
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Half Day Adventure from La Fortuna- 2 tours in 1, 4 options to choose!
"This is a fun combo tour. Going to the hanging bridges with a guide was really nice. He found and showed us wildlife we would have normally missed. The waterfall is definitely worth checking out - just be ready for some COLD water! The included lunch and dessert were delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour!"..."
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Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River
"A relaxed glide down the river with sightings of howler monkeys, crocodiles and many birds. This is not a white water rafting experience but very gentle which gives you the chance to see wildlife. It's suitable for all age groups. There are some snacks and drinks afterwards and a demonstration about chocolate making."..."
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ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose
"We had an amazing time exploring the rain forest. Our guide was friendly, and took us to all the amazing sites."..."
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San Jose Sightseeing City Tour
"We enjoyed the whole experience, Jordan was a great guide. Of the many stops. We enjoyed the historical theater quite a bit."..."
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Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour
"Cesar was very knowledgeable and patient. He was funny and humble. I will definitely recommend this breathe taking experience!"..."
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III
"Great guides, very attentive and invested in a wonderful experience. Awesome vegan snack afterwards. River is beautiful, saw Monkeys, Sloth, Tucán"..."
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Kayak Float Safari from La Fortuna
"Great tour company. On-time pickup from my hotel. Sharp-eyed & attentive river guides, a fun river (with crocodiles, iguanas, and monkeys), and tasty beverages at the end."..."
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Safari Float
"Pablo was an excellent guide. Friendly and knowledgeable. We saw all sorts of birds, reptiles, and monkeys."..."
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Doka Coffee Tour- Grecia & Sarchi From San José
"Beautiful setting, informative tour on coffee production, lovely lunch overlooking plantation. Our guide was very nice even carried my shopping bags to the car. Great scenic ride to and from."..."
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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna
"Fantastic experience, we saw so many cool animals in the dark. The guide was very knowledgeable and skilled, able to spot animals we would have never noticed. She answered all our questions thoroughly as well. The property has a gorgeous view of the valley and the food was delicious"..."
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San Jose City Tour with lunch. Private Tour
"Excellent guide, excited to share the history and culture of Costa Rica and the San Jose area. Provided a great perspective of the successes and the challenges of modern CR. Truly, a wonderful representative."..."
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San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Food Tour and visit Gold Museum
"Gladys took us to the market in San Jose and that was awesome. She really knows her way around and introduced us to some interesting local items. She was awsome!"..."
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Sloth Watching Tour Experience Costa Rica
"Andres was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and friendly. We really loved this and saw so much wildlife ."..."
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