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San Jose Tours and Trips 2019/2020

Holidays in San Jose are not something most people who visit Costa Rica get to experience. In fact, for most holidaymakers, the Costa Rican capital and its airport only serve as a transit point to the coast and the ... Read More

189 Trips in San Jose with 222 Reviews

Highlights
  • Delight in a 6-course menu prepared from local ingredients.
  • Experience the heart of traditional Costa Rican cuisine.
  • Enjoy your drinks and food in a relaxed atmosphere.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose Food Tour: Farm To Table

  • Free cancellation
  • E-ticket
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4 hour food trip in San Jose. Read More
  • Operator Foodie Tours Costa Rica
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 18 to 90 years old
From US$ 135 4 hours View Tour
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Aug 24
Highlights
  • Learn about the coffee industry in Costa Rica.
  • Taste high quality beans.
  • Visit a coffee plantation.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica

Private Coffee Tour With Lunch

of 1 review
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  • E-ticket
  • Best price guaranteed
5 hour food trip through San Jose and Heredia. Read More
From US$ 100 5 hours View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the way.
  • Explore markets, significant city buildings, and local neighbourhoods.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose By Night: Food And Culture

of 1 review
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This tour exceeded our expectations and was made most memorable by our guide Jurgen, and our driver, Marco. I have ...
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From US$ 74 4 hours View Tour
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Aug 26 Only 8 seats left
Aug 27 Only 9 seats left
Highlights
  • The stars of this trip are the dramatic landscapes of Central America.
  • Quaint Suchitoto is a contemporary arts hub with a colonial facade.
  • Stray off the beaten track in El Cuco, where the dark-sand beaches are secluded and the surf breaks are gentle and reliable.
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  • Starts Antigua, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose

Central American Journey

17 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour to Antigua, San Jose and 5 other destinations in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Read More
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From US$ 1,785 US$ 1,339 17 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Who hasn't dreamt of snorkelling, sun-baking and cocktail-sipping in the Caribbean? Enjoy plenty of time to do just this in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, as well as seeing sloths, racoons and monkeys in nearby Cahulta National Park.
  • Dial the relaxation up a notch in Bocas del Toro, Panama, spending several nights on nearby Isla Bastimentos.
  • Waterfalls, wildflowers, hot springs and mountains - beautiful Boquete has it all.
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  • Starts San Jose, Panama
  • Ends Panama City

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

13 day explorer trip to San Jose, Panama City and 1 other destinations travelling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 15 to 99 years old
SaveUS$ 312
From US$ 1,300 US$ 1,040 13 days View Tour
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Sep 18 Only 10 seats left
Sep 25 10+ seats left
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  • Discover the secrets and wonders of one of the world’s favourite foods – chocolate!.
  • Befriend the residents of the Selva Tropical Rain Forest – toucans, monkeys, parrots and more!.
  • Take on the Tirimbina Suspension Bridge and cacao plantation.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica

Tropical Rainforest And Chocolate Adventure

of 3 reviews
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Excellente tour to Tirimbina -yummy chocolate tour to see and taste the production of chocolate from the bean to the ...
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From US$ 148 10 hours View Tour
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Aug 27 10+ seats left
Aug 28 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Raft down the Pacuare River.
  • Enjoy great activities in Arenal.
  • Explore the Monteverde cloud forest.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica

Eco Adventure Trip In Costa Rica (Best Seller!)

of 12 reviews
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Exceeded all expectations!!! Amazing trip! Very well coordinated!! Wonderful, kínd, professional team! ...
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From US$ 1,300 US$ 1,170 9 days View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • White water rafting from San Jose to Arenal.
  • Presents the best of sightseeing and nature.
  • The best way to commute!.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
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Rafting From San Jose To Arenal

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  • E-ticket
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10 hour adventure trip in San Jose. Read More
  • Operator Costa Rica Green Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure & Rafting
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 125 10 hours View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Discover Cartago, a historical town just outside San Jose.
  • Bike through the streets of Cartago with a local guide.
  • Learn all about the colonial history of the area and daily local life.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
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Cartago Bike & Train Tour

of 2 reviews
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6 hour bicycle tour through San Jose and Cartago. Read More
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
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From US$ 63 6 hours View Tour
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Aug 26 10+ seats left
Aug 27 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Volcano hiking.
  • Cultural experience.
  • Visit small local towns.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
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Irazu Volcano National Park And Cartago City Highlights

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On this day trip you will visit San Jose, Cartago and Irazú Volcano. Read More
From US$ 175 9 hours View Tour
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Aug 25
Aug 26
Highlights
  • Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market.
  • Become a mixologist of natural Costa Rican drinks and an expert on more than 30 local exotic fruits and vegetables.
  • Savor several tasty seasonal samplings of Costa Rica as well as its famous organic coffee.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose Bites And Sights Tour

of 2 reviews
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This was an excellent tour. We got our exercise plus a lot of good information on local San Jose sites ...
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
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From US$ 36 3 hours View Tour
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Aug 26 Only 10 seats left
Aug 27 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its collection of awesome local pubs.
  • Experience the Costa Rica craft beer revolution first-hand.
  • Sample some of San Jose’s best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they’re made.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
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The Art Of Craft Beer In San Jose

of 3 reviews
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Highly recommended. A great way to experience the city. ...
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
SaveUS$ 4
From US$ 74 4 hours View Tour
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Aug 26 10+ seats left
Aug 27 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Cruise the canals in search of wildlife..
  • Hike through the pristine environment of Tortuguero National Park..
  • Search for sea turtles when in season.
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  • Starts San José, Costa Rica
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Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4-Day Independent Adventure

4 day explorer trip visiting San Jose and Tortuguero in Costa Rica. Read More
  • Operator G Adventures
  • Tour Type Self-Guided Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat
SavingUS$ 25
From US$ 474 4 days View Tour
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Aug 27 10+ seats left
Aug 28 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Swap the concrete jungle for the real thing on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palm-lined beaches of Costa Rica.
  • Long-nosed tapirs, white-faced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and three-toed sloths – Costa Rica is home to all manner of exotic native animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them.
  • Spend three days in the dense, vibrant forest of Monteverde, home to one of the worlds most elusive birds – the resplendent quetzal.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose

Classic Costa Rica

15 day adventure trip in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Manuel Antonio National Park and Sarapiqui. Read More
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure, Wildlife, National parks & Waterfalls
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
SaveUS$ 555
From US$ 1,930 US$ 1,447 15 days View Tour
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Aug 31 Only 7 seats left
Sep 7 Only 4 seats left
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San Jose Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 222 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Best of Costa Rica
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5 - Excellent
“MOST MEMORABLE PART: Ziplining in cloud forest”
Very Good Reviewed Tour: Costa Rica Traverse
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4 - Very Good
“MOST MEMORABLE PART: White water rafting & camping beside the river.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Costa Rica Traverse
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5 - Excellent
“The local team ran a first rate operation. Would I do it again? Yes! I would have turned around on the beach and set off to do the full traverse right there and then.”

San Jose - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Holidays in San Jose are not something most people who visit Costa Rica get to experience. In fact, for most holidaymakers, the Costa Rican capital and its airport only serve as a transit point to the coast and the country’s famed beaches. However, a visit to San Jose can be incredibly rewarding because it offers a glimpse into everyday life in Costa Rica in a way you won’t be able to experience at the seaside resorts.

Tour Highlights

  • Teatro Nacional, or the National Theater, is an opulent building located at the central square called Plaza del Cultura. It hosts a variety of theater performances, concerts and other cultural events.
  • Jade Museum, located in a modern, architecturally distinct building, holds an impressive collection of pre-Columbian artefacts made using this semi-precious stone.
  • Situated in downtown San Jose, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum treasures over a thousand gold, ceramic and stone artefacts made by various groups who have inhabited present-day Costa Rica.
  • La Sabana Metropolitan Park is a breathtaking urban green space that sprawls for 72 acres. It is the perfect place to unwind away from the capital’s hectic traffic.
  • San Jose is also a great starting destination for day trips in the wider region. Coffee plantations, historical cities and volcanos can be visited within an hour's drive from the main city center. 

Travel Tips

  • If you truly want to soak up the vibrant ambient of the Costa Rican capital, head over to the Barrio Amon, an area nestled north of Plaza Espana. In this historic neighborhood, you will have an opportunity to see picturesque mansions in various architectural styles, some of which in recent years have been converted into boutique shops, restaurants and hotels.
  • Even though downtown San Jose is best explored on foot, the chaotic traffic makes it hard for tourists to get around. Pedestrians generally do not have the right of way, so you should be careful when crossing the street and always watch out for reckless cars and scooters.
  • The Costa Rican capital enjoys warm temperatures year-round, however, if you want to experience the city without worrying about rain, plan your visit during the dry season, which lasts from mid-December to April. 
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