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Day Tours from San Jose

San Jose is not just the capital city, it's also the launching point for some of Costa Rica's most famous attractions. With nearby volcanoes, waterfalls, gardens and national parks, visitors can quickly get out of the city and enjoy some of what makes Costa Rica so fabulous.

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Half Day Tours

San Jose in a Nutshell

This is a walking tour of historic downtown San Jose. We'll visit several of the city's parks and plazas, which offer many photo opportunities. Then we'll shop at the Central Market before taking a tour of the National Theater and the National Museum. This tour also includes... More Info or Book Now!

Scenic Poas Volcano

Poas CraterThe day begins with a scenic ride up to the volcano passing coffee plantations and cattle farms. We'll visit Poas' active crater and explore its national park. There are numerous trails to explore (weather permitting) where numerous emdemic species of plants and birds may be seen... More Info or Book Now! 

The Irazu Volcano Experience

Irazu-Volcano-CraterThe day begins with a tour of Cartago and of the famous church 'Basilicia de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles. On the way up to Irazu we'll stop off for many scenic moments and photo opts of the beautiful Central Valley below. Next you'll have a chance to explore Irazu volcano... More Info or Book Now! 

Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour

Aerial-Tram.jpgHop on the Rainforest Aerial Tram and get a bird's eye view of the magnificent rain forest and its hanging gardens. It takes you over an expansive (475-hectare, 1,200-acre) private nature preserve located just 50 minutes from San Jose. This sanctuary shelters an eco-tourism... More Info or  Book Now!

La Paz Waterfall & Gardens

Butterfly at La PazEveryone who visits says "WOW, that place is amazing!" Butterflies, birds, orchids, frogs, waterfalls, monkeys, gardens and much, much more.  La Paz is a photographer's dream and a kid's (of all ages) paradise. It has the largest butterfly garden in Costa Rica, the largest aviary in Costa Rica, an orchid garden, a frog exhibit, snake exhibit, bromiliad garden and an amazing hummingbird garden.  Not to mention waterfalls, hiking trails and a traditional casita. More Info or Book Now!

INBio Park Family Day - Forest Oasis in the City

Largest Flower in Costa RicaTake an educational stroll through three ecosystems unique to Costa Rica and learn about the different fauna and flora that exist here. Visit the exhibits of poison arrow frogs, tarantulas, sting-less bees, bullet ants, a butterfly garden, lagoon and aquarium, a working farm... More Info or  Book Now!

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Full Day Tours

Combo Tour: Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Fluffy Hummingbird

Departing from San Jose, this tour will make a brief stop in Alajuela at the national monument of Juan Santamaria before continuing up to the cloud forests of Poas Volcano National Park. It's just a short walk to the crater, but along the way there are many interesting plants... More Info or Book Now! 

Poas Volcano, Local Culture and Ox Carts - Oh My!

Traditional-OxcartThe day begins with a scenic drive to Poas Volcano stopping for photo opts and interesting tidbits along the way. Once arriving at the national park and volcano, we will take a short hike to Botos Lagoon where you will see the main active crater with its sulfuric fumaroles. We'll then drive... More Info or Book Now! 

Turu Ba Ri Canopy Tour: Editor's Choice Package


We vote this one of the best canopy tours

Enjoy a day full of nature and adventure. We've been to this park and on their canopy tour and its absolutely fabulous. It includes round-trip transport from either San Jose or Jaco... More Info or Book Now! 

Coffee and Butterflies - A Costa Rican Speciality

Butterfly-FarmThis tour includes a visit  to Britt Coffee plantation, a leading coffee grower in Costa Rica, for an entertaining and educational tour all about coffee. Once you've had your fill of coffee, we will stop for a typical Costa Rican lunch at a fun local restaurant before heading over to the Butterfly... More Info or Book Now!

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Botanical Gardens

Costa-Rica_National-FlowerWe'll start the morning off with a drive up to the Irazu Volcano. Once at the top of the volcano you can observe the main crater, and on a clear day both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.   We'll then pass thru the beautiful, lush Orosi Valley full of plantations, rivers and waterfalls... More Info or Book Now!

Arenal Volcano and Natural Hot Springs - See the Lava Flow!

Arenal-VolacanoThis is an extraordinary experience! See nature at her best as we drive through the Costa Rican country side as we head towards one of the top ten most active volcanoes in the world. Once we get to La Fortuna, we'll have a chance to visit the town, shop for souvenirs and... More Info or  Book Now!

The Ultimate Catamaran Cruise

Sea TurtleSail in luxury to Tortuga Island on a first-class catamaran stocked with snorkeling equipment and an extravagant buffet. On the island you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and exploring to your heart's content. You might even get to meet the very friendly peccary... More Info or Book Now!

Four in One: A Day of Natural Wonders

Yellow ButterfliesDeparting from San Jose, this tour will make a brief stop in Alajuela at the national monument of Juan Santamaria and at Mango Park, famous for its mango trees. Then we will continue up into the mountains and visit a traditional coffee plantation where breakfast and fresh coffee... More Info or Book Now!

Coffee & Craters: Doka Coffee Estate & Poas Volcano

Coffee-Beans-Freshly-RoastedWe'll start the morning off in the refreshingly cool cloud forests of Poas Volcano national park. We'll spend thef the morning here on a short guided walk to the active crater and look for wildlife along the way. Then we'll brighten up... More Info or Book Now!

Zip n' Splash at Pozo Azul

Canopy-TourHop on the bus to Pozo Azul in La Virgen de Sarapiqui where you'll get to experience two of Costa Rica's greatest adventures: rafting and a canopy zip-line adventure. Ten cables and twelve platforms after arriving, we'll then embark on a nine mile river adventure of class II and III rapids. This is a great opportunity ... More Info or Book Now!

River Rafting: Choose your Raft (class II - IV available)

RaftingWith several rivers suitable for rafting close to San Jose, there is a rafting adventure suitable for just about everyone. From adventure junkies to families who just want a relaxing float down the river, rafting trips last from three hours to longer day adventures. Some trips offer as many as 52 rapids!... More Info or Book Now!

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