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City Tour - San José #130Others
Sarchi Oxcart Factory and Grecia #19Others
Lankester Gardens & Orosi Valley (full day, lunch included) #21Others, Hiking
Typical Costarican Dinner at Ram Luna! (Wendsday) #25Others
Irazu / Orosi Lankester Gardens (lunch included) #181Others, Hiking
Manuel Antonio National Park & Beaches from San José #161Others
Combo Tour (Poas Volcano / La Paz Waterfall) #190Others, Hiking, Volcano watch
Sueño Azul (Blue dream) #191Others
The Best of the Pacific #178Others
Hummingbird Gallery and Slide Show #125Others
Adventure Bridges #122Others
Floating at Río Corobicí #138Others
Sea Kayaking - Isla Damas Estuary #4Others
Sea Kayaking - Manuel Antonio Coastal Paddle #5Others
Sunset Sailing Cruise #10Others
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge #30Hiking
Pure Trek Canyoning / Rapel #119Hiking, Adventure
Miravalles Volcano Cloud Forest Adventure #39Hiking
Manuel Antonio National Park from Jacó #146Hiking
Canopy Braulio Carrillo #189Canopy / Zip-line, Adventure
Canopy Tour Arenal #194Canopy / Zip-line
Crazy Monkey Canopy Ride #170Canopy / Zip-line
Buena Vista Hot Springs, Tree Canopy & Horseback Riding #42Canopy / Zip-line, Hot Springs, Horseback Riding
Tamarindo Canopy Adventure #47Canopy / Zip-line
Congo Trail Canopy Adventure #48Canopy / Zip-line
Rincon de la Vieja Canopy Tour #44Canopy / Zip-line
Monteverde Biological Reserve from Jacó #148Canopy / Zip-line
Manuel Antonio Half Day Canopy Tour #11Canopy / Zip-line
Adventure Combo #179White water Rafting, Canopy / Zip-line, Adventure
Pacuare White Water Rafting - Class IV #51White water Rafting
White Water Rafting ( Sarapiqui y Reventazon) #24White water Rafting
White Water Rafting Class IV ( 2 days-one night) #26White water Rafting
White Water Rafting Sarapiqui River Class III #36White water Rafting
Rio Colorado Rafting (Class II) #43White water Rafting
White Water Rafting (at the Best River for you from Guanacaste) #143White water Rafting
Corobici River Floating Expedition #46White water Rafting
White Water Rafting at Naranjo River #3White water Rafting
White Water Rafting at Savegre River #2White water Rafting
Tortuga Island Cruise #22Snorkeling
Kayaking and Snorkeling at Manzanillo #164Snorkeling, Others
Cahuita and Puerto Vargas National Park #163Snorkeling, Hiking
Horse Back Riding Cascajal #192Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall. #27Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding in Arenal Volcano Area. #37Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding at Finca El Rodeo #103Horseback Riding
Borinquen Horseback Riding #49Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding to the Rainforest in Manuel Antonio #9Horseback Riding
Searching for Dolphins - Caribbean #162Dolphin and Whale watch
Butterfly garden #107Butterfly Farm
Arenal Volcano by Night & Hot Springs #12Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano National Park & Tabacon Hot Springs #41Hot Springs, Volcano watch
Borinquen Spa Tour #38Hot Springs
San José City Explorer. #133Natural History
Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens #131Natural History, Hiking, Volcano watch
Tortuguero One day #186Natural History, Hiking, Others
Carara Biological Reserve & Beach Resort #13Natural History
The Best of Costa Rica (4 in One) #23Natural History, Others
Monteverde One Day #182Natural History, Hiking, Others
Venado Caves #32Natural History
Safari Float Peñas Blancas River #33Natural History
Green Iguana Project at Kekoldi Indian Reserve #166Natural History, Others
Natura Park #169Natural History, Others
Visit to Cachabri Indian Village #168Natural History, Others
Adventure Canopy Tour #102Natural History, Others
Tempisque River & Palo Verde #141Natural History, Bird Watching
Palo Verde Nature Cruise & Guaitil Artisans Village #40Natural History
Monteverde Biological Reserve from Guanacaste #140Natural History, Hiking
Carara national Park #195Natural History, Bird Watching
Natural history tours - Damas Island boat Tour #7Natural History
Natural History Tour - Manuel Antonio Acuatic Learning #6Natural History
Natural history tours - Carara National Park #8Natural History
Biking Tour To Arenal Volcano National Park area #31Biking
Biking Through a Caribbean Village #167Biking
Irazu Volcano #20Volcano watch
Poás Volcano National Park #14Volcano watch
Poas Volcano and Sarchí #136Volcano watch
Irazú Volcano, Orosi & Lankester. #135Volcano watch, Natural History
Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs #188Volcano watch, Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Grand Spa #187Volcano watch, Others
Arenal Volcano #28Volcano watch
Don Tobías Horseback Riding #175Volcano watch, Horseback Riding
Rincón de la Vieja National Park. #139Volcano watch, Hiking
Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs from Guanacaste #142Volcano watch
Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs from Jacó #147Volcano watch, Hot Springs
Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls from Jaco #160Volcano watch
Aerial Tram #183Aerial Tramways, Adventure
Arenal Combination Tour #29Aerial Tramways, Hot Springs, Hiking, Bird Watching
Bird Watching in Arenal #34Bird Watching
Buena Vista Mega Combo. #137Bird Watching, Hot Springs, Canopy / Zip-line, Hiking
White Water Rafting Sarapiquí River (class III) #184Adventure, White water Rafting
Canopy Tour San Lorenzo #180Adventure, Canopy / Zip-line
White Water Rafting Pacuare / Pascua River (class IV) #185Adventure, White water Rafting
Aerial Trails Canopy Tortuguero #176Adventure, Aerial Tramways, Canopy / Zip-line
Walking tour at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge (sunset time) #177Adventure, Bird Watching, Hiking



City Tour - San José
Tour # 130
Departing from: San José and Surroundings
Costa Rica Tours
The tour starts taking you through the East of the city of San José, passing the Democracy Park, National Museum, Federal Courts, Los Yoses neighborhood, San Pedro Mall Center and Rodrigo Facio University city of Costa Rica.

We will continue drive down through Barrio Dent, Calderón Guardia Museum, Train Station and the National Park. We will stop at the National Monument in the National Park. You will see very close the Congress Building, National Library and one of the principal buildings “Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones”.

We will continue through the Morazan Park, Metallic building School, Insurance Institute, España Park, The Yellow House and through SENAC or old factory of alcoholic beverages. Next close the Central Park of San José, Melico Salazar Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
We will stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and Opera House for a tour.

After the tour, we will continue to the West of the city visiting La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Art Museum (old control towel of the principal Airport of San Jose) Nunciatura ApostĂłlica Mr. Oscar Arias residence who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1987, Los Yoses and Rohrmoser neighborhoods.

We will continue to Plaza Esmeralda where you can taste a delicious cup of coffee, buy some souvenirs or cigars.

Note: Opera House closed on Sundays. The Gold Museum closed on Mondays instead we will visit Children Museum or Natural Science Museum (La Salle)

Pick-up time: 7:40am and 12:40 p.m. aprox.
Duration: 4 hours
under 10
Aug 17 to Nov 30, 2021: $26.00$19.50

Sarchi Oxcart Factory and Grecia
Tour # 19
Departing from: San José and Surroundings
Costa Rica Tours
This tour begins with a wonderful drive through some of the largest coffee and sugar cane plantations of Costa Rica. Arriving first at Grecia, we will see the famous metal church, that has a rare and beautiful architecture. Next, we will tour the fascinating craftsman factories of SarchĂ­; where they build the famous painted oxcarts of Costa Rica. Splendidly decorated and in various sizes, these oxcarts are treasured worldwide for their unique beauty. You will not want to leave Costa Rica without one!
Duration: Half Day
Includes: round trip transportation, guide

Recommendations: comfortable clothes, sunblock

under 10
Up to Nov 30, 2021: $29.00$21.75

Lankester Gardens & Orosi Valley (full day, lunch included)
Tour # 21
Departing from: San José and Surroundings
Costa Rica Tours
After our visit to the Basilica de Los Angeles we will drive to the Lankester Gardens. The Lankester Gardens are a Tropical Paradise featuring over 800 varieties of exotic orchids, various tropical flowers, and plant life. This tour continues with a ride through the unique beauty of the famous Orosi Valley and Reventazon River. The area is noted for its rich soil, abundant plant life, and the outstanding coffee plantations. We will have a stop for lunch in a restaurant surrounded by beautiful coffee plantations and an excellent view to the Cachi Lake. Along the way, we will visit one of the oldest colonial churches and see the enchanting "Dreamers House"
Includes: transportation, guide, lunch, entrance fee to Lankester Gardens
Pick up time: 10:30 a.m. approximately
Duration: 6 hours

Suggested Equipment: Sweater, camera, binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, rain coat

under 10
Dec 01 to Nov 30, 2020: $43.00$32.25
Dec 01, 2020 to Nov 30, 2021: $43.00$32.25

Typical Costarican Dinner at Ram Luna! (Wendsday)
Tour # 25
Departing from: San José and Surroundings
Costa Rica Tours
Take pleasure from seeing the wonderful view of the Central Valley from a high point while you enjoy a delicious typical buffet. As well, admire an amusing traditional mascarada show followed by pleasant marimba music and cheerful Costa Rican typical dances. Finish the night finding delight in the magic of bright fireworks. Watch how local artisans work in their crafts. Do not miss this wonderful night!
Duration: 3 hours

Recommendations: camera and sweater; This tour runs only on wednesdays.

under 10
Up to Nov 30, 2021: $49.00$36.75

Irazu / Orosi Lankester Gardens (lunch included)
Tour # 181
Departing from: San José and Surroundings
Lunch and entrence fee included
under 10
Dec 01 to Nov 30, 2020: $58.00$43.50
Dec 01, 2020 to Nov 30, 2021: $58.00$43.50

Manuel Antonio National Park & Beaches from San José
Tour # 161
Departing from: San José and Surroundings
Costa Rica Tours
For an unforgettable trip to a national park considered one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica – despite being relatively small – we’ll get an early start, taking the Central Pacific beach route untill we reach Manuel Antonio National Park. With its 683 hectares of protected area and some of the most impressive scenery in all Costa Rica – white sand beaches and verdant green foliage in the midst of imposing mountains – Manuel Antonio lies in the tropical rainforest life zone and protects patches of primary and secondary forest, mangroves, beach vegetation, marine habitats, islands and a 14 – hectare lagoon.
Our route winds through the mountains of Monte del Aguacate from where we can glimpse majestic views of the entire Central Valley and the Pacific Ocean. In addition, we will also have a chance to pass through picturesque towns such as Atenas, Orotina and San Mateo.
When we reach the bridge over the Tárcoles River, we’ll make a short stop to check out huge crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks. The males of theses impressive prehistoric creatures can average up to 5 meters in length, while females normally reach 4 meters. Theses crocodiles often spend their time soaking up the sun on the banks of the Tárcoles River; water levels and temperatures, the distance to the water, available shade and the time of day are important factors for determining how long they spend in the sun, the shade or the water.
Our journey continues toward Manuel Antonio National Park along the scenic Southern Coastal Highway through African palm plantations and several towns dotting the Pacific Coast, until reaching the port of Quepos. Here bananas used to be shipped off for export; today the port serves fishermen. From here it’s a short hop to the park entrance.
Upon arrival we will take a walk along trails to look at the park’s flora and fauna. Some of the most outstanding fauna includes raccoons, coatimundis, agoutis, two-toed sloths, capuchin monkeys, large cats and the park’s endangered endemic subspecies of squirrel monkeys. There are also abundant marine animals such as moray eels, manta rays, anglefish, sea urchins and sartfish.
After the walk, our guide will take us to one of the most beautiful while sand beaches in the national park, where we’ll have plenty of time to bathe in the crystalline waters or simply soak up the sun.
Includes. Transportation, professional guide, park entrance fee, light breakfast and lunch.