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SAN JOSE TOURS

Tour Descriptions San José


AERIAL TRAM RAIN FOREST TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.

RATE:$79.00

No other tour givesyou a more intimate view of the rain forest than a ride on the Aerial Tram. The open vehicle takes your through the canopy, skimming over hilltops, into the depths of the Costa Rican jungle. The ride stops several times along the way for close up views of birds and nesting sites. After 45 minutes you arrive at the end station and disembark for a walk along the forest floor. Refreshment or a meal can be taken at the restaurant or a simple look at the gift shop.

What to bring: Binoculars, camera, comfortable shoes, light jacket or raincoat, tennis shoes.
Lunch included.


ARENAL VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 10:00 a.m.

RATE:$77.00

If you want a "one-of-a-kind experience", this tour is a must. You will be thrilled with the volcano’s magnificence. You may even witness an explosion of smoke and lava from the mighty Arenal.The exuberant vegetation in the surrounding areas will make you enjoy a relaxing scenery and the refreshing cool air of the alpine region. Bring your bathing suit and towel to take a dip in the hot springs.

What to bring: Camera, light jacket, swimsuit, towel, binoculars, walking shoes.
Lunch and dinner included.


BUTTERFLY FARM
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 am

RATE:$30.00

The Butterfly Farm is an excellent destination for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. Costa Rica hosts over 800 species of butterflies such as the giant blue morpho. In an enclosed tropical garden filled with many of butterflies, experience guides proceed to talk about discuss butterflies’ natural history and the farm’ operation.

What to bring: Light jacket, camera.


CARARA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE AND JACO BEACH
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 am

RATE:$79.00

We will explore the reserve under a canopy of giant trees spotting monkeys and exotic birds. Then we will take a short drive to the beach for lunch and enjoy three hours of serenity and total relaxation by the ocean.

What to bring:Walking shoes, light clothes, swimsuit, towel, suntan lotion, insect repellent, binoculars, and camera.
Breakfast and lunch included.


COFFEE TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

RATE:$32.00

We will visit a gorgeous coffee plantation in Heredia where visitors will see the production of the coffee. See an amazing dramatization of professional actors that will make you laugh with funny stories of the country life.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, and Camera


PUEBLO ANTIGUO
Approximate pick up time: 5:00 p.m.

RATE:$45.00

Enjoy a bilingual show in which professional actors dramatize the most relevant points of Costa Rica's history at the turn of the century. Music, dance groups and masked mythical figures can be seen throughout this lovely theme park.

What to bring: Camera, sweater or jacket and comfortable shoes.
Dinner included.


HORSEBACK RIDING
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

RATE:$87.00

This is your opportunity to be in totally contact with nature!!. This horseback riding begins with short explanation at the history and valuable nature treasures while we ride to La Balsa River. We will ride through ornamental plantations and the forest where is possible to observe birds and many times sloths and monkeys. On this trip we will visit a viewpoint where you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the valley.

What to bring: Long pants, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, and binoculars.
Lunch Included.


IRAZU VOLCANO TOUR (HALF DAY)
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 a.m.

RATE:$38.00

The tour takes you through the old capital city of Costa Rica, Cartago, and a visit to the Los Angeles Cathedral, home of Costa Rica’ s Virgin shrine. The tour continues to the Irazu volcano where you can walk to the edge of the crater that gives you ample time to admire its marvel surface. If weather permits, you will be able to admire the scenic view of this majestic national park.

What to bring: Camera, sweater or jacket, comfortable shoes, binoculars.


IRAZU VOLCANO, LANKASTER GARDENS AND OROSI VALLEY
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

RATE:$63.00

The tour takes you through the old capital city of Costa Rica, Cartago, and a visit to the Los Angeles Cathedral, home of Costa Rica’ s Virgin shrine. The tour continues to the Irazu volcano where you can walk to the edge of the crater that gives you ample time to admire its marvel surface. If weather permits, you will be able to admire the scenic view of this majestic national park.  We will descend to the famous Lankaster Gardens, a tropical paradise featuring over 800 varieties of exotic orchids and various tropical plants. On the way back visit the beautiful and historical Orosi Valley and the Colonial Church., home of the Spanish settlers.

What to bring: Light jacket, comfortable shoes, and camera.
Lunch included.


LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 a.m.

Perfect for Nature lovers! When travelers think about Costa Rica, they imagine Tropical Rain Forest, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies and flowers. At la Paz Water fall Gardens, you will see more than you imagine…Variety of climates, including both Cloud & Rain Forests, five magnificent waterfalls with nine view platforms, the largest Butterfly Observatory in the world, a Hummingbird Garden, where our feathered friends will delight and fascinate you antics as they play and fight with each other at amazing speeds. Lunch included

What to bring: Walking shoes, hat, insect repellent, sun lotion, and binoculars.
Lunch included.


LANKASTER GARDENS & OROSI VALLEY
Approximate pick up time: 10:00 a.m.

RATE:$46.00

The tour takes you through the old capital city of Costa Rica, Cartago to the famous Lankaster Gardens, a tropical paradise featuring over 800 varieties of exotic orchids and various tropical plants. On the way back visit the beautiful and historical Orosi Valley and the Colonial Church., home of the Spanish settlers. The drive will take you to the mighty Cachi Dam, the largest in Costa Rica and then to the ruins of Ujarras, the second church built in the country. On thereturn, you will see the "Bride's Veil" waterfall.

What to bring: Light jacket, camera.
Lunch included.


PACIFIC ISLAND CRUISE (CALYPSO)
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 a.m

RATE:$99.00

Lets travel the scenic Panamerican Highway to Puntarenas and cruise the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island, where you will enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. White sand beach, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking are part of the activities that you will enjoy at this paradisiacal island.

What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun lotion, hat, camera, and light jacket.
NOTE: Snorkeling and kayaking equipment not included.
Lunch included.


QUETZAL QUEST TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 a.m.

RATE:$77.00

This tour will take you in to San Gerardo de Dota near the Costa Rica’s highest peak. This area is a natural habitat for an immense diversity of flora and home of the resplendent Quetzal, which inhabits among others, year round. This hideaway is perfect for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

What to bring: Binoculars, camera, comfortable shoes, light jacket or raincoat tennis shoes.
Breakfast and lunch included.


SAN JOSE CITY TOUR (HALF DAY)
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

RATE:$26.00

The tour will take you into the heart of San José, capital of Costa Rica. Tour the main residential and commercial areas, visit the National Theater and National Museum.

What to bring: Camera.


SAN LORENZO CANOPY TOUR
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

RATE:$87.00

Definitely an adventure you don’t want to miss!! This is one is a lifetime experience which consist of sliding from platform to platform, simply like flying through the canopy. The San Lorenzo canopy is located on 55 hectares conservation tropical forest and beautiful farm, which produces orchids and ornamental plants. The total length of the 10 cables is 5600 feet with 12 platforms functioning today.

What to bring: Hiking shoes, camera, binoculars, and insect repellant.
Lunch included.


PERFECT COMBINATION (COFFEE TOUR & BUTTERFLY FARM)(Full Day)
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

RATE:$75.00

Costa Rica hosts over 800 species of butterflies such as the giant blue morpho. In an enclosed tropical garden filled with many of butterflies, experience guides proceed to talk about discuss butterflies’ natural history and the farm’ operation. Then, you will visit the Coffee Britt Plantation, where visitor will see the production of the coffee. See an amazing dramatization of professional actors that will make you laugh with funny stories of the country life.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, and Camera.
Lunch included


POAS VOLCANO TOUR (HALF DAY)
Approximate pick up time: 8:00 a.m.

RATE:$38.00

The Poas Volcano probably has the world's largest geyser. It can be found just a few miles from Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose with a scenic drive past coffee and sugar plantations through a rain forest. Take a close look at the enormous crater with its deep green lake as you admire its immensity. Naturalists agree that this park has some of the world's most lush flora and fauna.

What to bring: Jacket, comfortable shoes, and camera.


POAS VOLCANO & SARCHI OXCART FACTORY(Full Day)
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m

RATE:$58.00

The Poás Volcano probably has the world's largest geyser. It can be found just a few miles from Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose with a scenic drive past coffee and sugar plantations through a rain forest. Take a close look at the enormous crater with its deep green lake as you admire its immensity. Naturalists agree that this park has some of the world's most lush flora and fauna.

What to bring: Walking shoes, hat, insect repellent, sun lotion, and binoculars.
Lunch included.


POAS VOLCANO & LA PAZ WATERFALLS
Approximate pick up time: 7:30 a.m.

RATE:$75.00

After a delicious Costa Rican breakfast we will continue our upward journey to the Poas Volcano, a scenic drive past coffee and sugar plantations through a rain forest. Take a close look at the enormous crater with its deep green lake as you admire its immensity. Naturalists agree that this park has some of the world's most lush flora and fauna. As we continue on way to the famous La Paz Waterfalls, here you will see more than what you imagine…Variety of climates, including both Cloud & Rain Forests, five magnificent waterfalls with nine view platforms, the largest Butterfly Observatory in the world, a Hummingbird Garden, where our feathered friends will delight and fascinate you antics as they play and fight with each other at amazing speeds.

What to bring: Walking shoes, hat, insect repellent, sun lotion, and binoculars.
Breakfast and lunch included.


HIGHLIGHT TOUR
POAS VOLCANO, SARAPIQUI RIVER & BRAULIO CARRILLO(Full Day)

Approximate pick up time: 6:30 a.m.

RATE:$79.00

After a delicious Costa Rican breakfast we will continue our upward journey to the Poas Volcano, a scenic drive past coffee and sugar plantations through a rain forest. Take a close look at the enormous crater with its deep green lake as you admire its immensity. Naturalists agree that this park has some of the world's most lush flora and fauna. As we continue on way to the famous La Paz Waterfall, we will cross the continental division and start descending towards the Caribbean, admiring the dense vegetation of the Braulio Carrillo rainforest and the unique beauty of San Fernando falls. We continue to Puerto Viejo, where our jungle motor boat will be waiting for our two hour cruise on one of the rain forest and farms of the Sarapiqui river.

What to bring: Walking shoes, hat, insect repellent, sun lotion, and binoculars.
Breakfast and lunch included.


PACUARE WHITE WATER RAFING (Class III/IV)
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 a.m.

RATE:$95.00

Year round trip, water level and difficulty of the river can vary significantly throughout the year. The most beautiful river canyon in the tropics will bewitch the adventure some beginner and the experienced rafters like. The Pacuare River cuts through one of the scarce pockets of wilderness left on the planet. We will stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank.

What to bring: Shorts and towel, sun block lotion.
Breakfast, lunch and rafting equipment included.


REVENTAZON WHITE WATER RAFTING(Full Day)
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 a.m.

RATE:$75.00

One of the most popular rafting trips in Cost Rica, will treat the first time rafter to a unique and wet experience. The river run begins with a series of non-stop exploding waves that will keep you in the go or if you prefer you can experience an adventure trip full of pure energy, unsurpassed beauty, exuberant wildlife and ravishing rapids. Breakfast, Lunch, rafting equipment and bilingual river guide included. (Waterproof storage will be supplied)

What to bring: Shorts, comfortable shoes or sandals, towel, sun lotion.
Breakfast, lunch and rafting equipment included.


SARAPIQUI WHITE WATER RAFTING(Full Day)
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 a.m.

RATE:$75.00

On the way to the river, you'll pass by the majestic La Paz Waterfall and rolling verdant fields of coffee, papayas and ferns. Upon arrival to Río Sarapiquí, your friendly and professional guides will outfit you with lifejackets, helmets and paddles and give you a safety chat for the river. You'll have fun going through exciting rapids interspersed with tranquil pools, and taking in the stunning tropical forest scenery. Free flowing, it has its origins in clear mountain streams that tumble down through thick rainforest, finally joining together in the crystal waters of the beautiful Sarapiquí River. During the trip, you'll stop to enjoy a picnic lunch and swimming.

What to bring: Swimming suit, comfortable shoes or sandals, towel, sun block lotion and shorts.
Breakfast, lunch and rafting equipment included.


LA PAZ HIKING & SARAPIQUI WHITE WATER RAFTING(Full Day)
Approximate pick up time: 7:00 a.m.

RATE:$84.00

You’re invited to join us for a perfect blend of free-spirited adventure and awe-inspiring discovery on the treasures of Costa Rica Tour. Throughout this day you will explore three of Costa Rica’s most unique regions – the vast Central Valley, the meandering Sarapiqui River, and the densely forested Braulio Carillo National Park. Our first stop La Paz Waterfall Gardens, where you will see more than what you imagine…Variety of climates, including both Cloud & Rain Forests, five magnificent waterfalls with nine view platforms, the largest Butterfly Observatory in the world, a Hummingbird Garden, where our feathered friends will delight and fascinate you as they play and fight with each other at amazing speeds.

What to bring: Appropriate shoes, light jacket, bathing suit or swim trunks, shorts, towel, waterproof camera.
Breakfast and lunch included.


2 DAYS/1 NIGHT PACUARE WHITE WATER RAFING (Class III/IV)
Approximate pick up time: 6:00 a.m.

RATE:$259.00

On the Río Pacuare you'll enjoy one of the most amazing rainforest experiences possible, breathtaking beauty far removed from civilization's rush and heart-pounding excitement. It is certain to be a highlight of your stay in Costa Rica. The Pacuare River is one of the top five rafting rivers in the world for its scenery and rapids. This tropical river is a trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and exhilarating rapids.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, light jacket, bathing suit or swim trunks, shorts, towel and waterproof camera.
Meals included and rafting equipment included.


 


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