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Most Popular San Jose Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular San Jose sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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#1 RATED
Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs Day Trip from San Jose
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Experience Costa Rica's world-renowned Arenal Volcano on this exciting full-day trip from San Jose. Feel the rush of adrenaline in the morning as you visit one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere! Enjoy a complimentary lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing in the volcano's rejuvenating hot springs. Then, indulge in a gourmet dinner as you continue admiring the stunning Arenal Volcano – a truly unforgettable experience!

Combine adrenaline and relaxation as you explore Costa Rica's world-renowned Arenal Volcano on this exciting day trip from San Jose! Your expert local guide will take you to the safe viewing area to experience the thundering volcano – one of the most active in the world!

After your thrilling morning show, enjoy a complimentary lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing in the volcano's rejuvenating hot springs and mineral pools. Then, enjoy a gourmet dinner under the stars and continue admiring one of the world's most active volcanoes.

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Sarapiqui Canopy and Rainforest Day Tour
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Admire scenic views as you travel to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui for a full-day riverboat trip and canopy adventure! Swing through the treetops of the Central American rainforest and enjoy a unique perspective of Costa Rica on a day trip from San Jose.

After pickup from your San Jose hotel in the morning, begin your 1.5-hour journey to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui with your naturalist guide and pass through one of the most famous national parks in Costa Rica.

Once you arrive, discover Costa Rica's beautiful tropical wildlife on a riverboat trip. Enjoy views of the magnificent rainforest on a 2-hour boat ride along the water, and look out for forest inhabitants such as toucans, monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and more!

Arrive at the private reserve, where you'll have the choice to horseback ride or hike up to the canopy. After receiving a safety briefing from your naturalist guide, embark on your canopy adventure. Using a special system of steel cables and professional climbing gear, you'll roam through the treetops and leap from platform to platform in the tropical rainforest. No experience required for this unique experience!

After an adrenaline-packed two hours, enjoy a home-style lunch at the private reserve before relaxing on a scenic drive back to San Jose.

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Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose
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Take advantage of your time in Costa Rica on this exciting full-day guided tour from San Jose! Enjoy an exhilarating mountain hike and tour impressive sites like the breathtaking Poás Volcano and Doka Estate's coffee plantation. Witness an amazing waterfall and explore one of the world's largest butterfly observatories at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. A delicious breakfast and lunch are included.

Enjoy a drive by luxury air-conditioned coach from San Jose to begin your exciting Costa Rica adventure. Start your full-day trip with a complimentary breakfast and cup of authentic, delicious Costa Rican coffee. Embark on an exhilarating mountain hike with your local guide and enjoy the gorgeous scenery before making your way to Doka Estate, a 350-acre (141-hectare) coffee plantation. Tour the impressive estate and admire the surrounding rolling hills.

Next, venture to Poás Volcano National Park and marvel at the active volcano crater towering 8,884 feet (2708 meters) above sea level. Escape into a world of tropical wildlife and scenery at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Journey through the Hummingbird Garden and admire colorful butterflies at the Butterfly Observatory – one of the largest in the world! Enjoy a picturesque riverside hike through the rainforest before indulging in a delicious lunch with your group. Then, sit back and relax on a scenic drive back to San Jose.

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Tortuguero National Park
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Join us on an expedition through the dense jungle of one of the most beautiful and scenic regions of Costa Rica. You'll sail through exotic channels and visit an important nesting site for the endangered green turtle at Tortuguero National Park on a full day guided tour from San Jose.

After pickup from your San Jose hotel, you'll travel through the Braulio Carrillo National Park on your drive. You'll pass mountains covered in dense forests, and numerous rivers and waterfalls. Once you reach the banana plantation, you'll board a boat and set sail to Tortuguero National Park.

As you sail throughout the network of lagoons, your knowledgeable guide will be there to teach you about the history and wildlife of Tortuguero National Park. The park's secluded, black-sand beaches are some of the most important breeding grounds for the green sea turtle. The park is not only home to green sea turtles - you'll also get the chance to see sloths, howler monkeys, tiny frogs and green iguanas. You'll get an up close look at the park's great variety of flora and fauna, as well as many secluded beaches where the green sea turtles nest. You'll have time for a lunch break as you continue to cruise through the channels.

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11-Day Tour from San Jose: Monteverde Cloud Forest and Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Parks
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Explore nature up close on this 11-day tour of Costa Rica, including Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Discover the treetop canopy on a Sky Walk, spot butterflies and monkeys on a forest hike and watch the activity of Arenal Volcano as you relax in a thermal spring. You'll be amazed by all Costa Rica has to offer, from its white-sand beaches to its tropical jungles, each supporting an incredible array of diverse wildlife.

With ten overnight stays in your choice of 4-star or 4.5-star hotels with transportation between all locations, this tour is a great way to explore Costa Rica's best national parks and nature reserves and see both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts!

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Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip from San Jose
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Spend a day exploring one of Costa Rica's most beautiful attractions on a guided full day tour from San Jose. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, a stunning combination of beach, tropical forest and beautiful wildlife, and enjoy the scenic landscape. You can hike, join a nature walk on the park's trails, or just relax on the beach!

Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. It features a beach of crystal-clear waters with coral reefs and is bordered by exuberant tropical vegetation and rainforests. Its beaches are considered among the best in the country, with great snorkeling and the surfing spots.

Enjoy a drive along the Pacific coastline and enjoy scenic views on the way to Manuel Antonio National Park. Travel past photogenic villages along the coast until you reach the port of Quepos and the park.

Since the park is closed to vehicles, you can hike to the preserve. Relax and enjoy the beach, sunbathe or join a nature walk along the trails and observe the park's abundant flora and fauna. Spot monkeys, iguanas, birds and possibly even the famous three-toed sloth! Hike up toward Cathedral Point to enjoy spectacular views of the park and Pacific.
Enjoy a perfect sunset on a scenic drive back to your San Jose hotel.

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Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica
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Experience the adrenaline-charged thrill of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River! The scenery while rafting is simply unique. The tropical vegetation and power of the waters will transport you to a Central American fantasy world. This one-day adventure battling class III and IV rapids is an unforgettable Costa Rican experience not to be missed.

While in Costa Rica, head out rafting (approximately 3-4 hours) on this perfect tropical river, which due to its scenery and rapids has been declared one of the five best rafting rivers in the world. This is a trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and exhilarating fun.

The Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home to native Cabecar Indians, jaguars, monkeys, sloth and an incredible variety of birds, butterflies and reptiles. Known as one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, you'll enjoy a day filled with adventure as you raft down the Pacuare River. You'll have time for a relaxing lunch, before heading out on the river again for the last leg of your whitewater rafting experience.

On your ride back to San Jose, you'll have the chance the take in the beautiful landscape around you in the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft
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Take a full day and visit a still-active volcano, a unique coffee plantation and the historic city of Sarchi on this exciting day trip from San Jose. It's an adrenaline rush mixed with Costa Rican culture, and an eventful way to explore the many attractions Costa Rica has to offer!

Sitting in the middle of the national park is the still-smoking and gurgling Poas Volcano. The majestic and imposing crater, 1.7 miles (2,708 meters) high, allows you to enjoy a magnificent view of the central valley.

After the sights at Poas Volcano, you will visit the Doka Coffee Estate to be guided through all the stages of coffee making. You will have the opportunity to closely observe and understand how a first choice bean turns into a fabulous cup of coffee.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue to the town of Sarchi, the artisan center of Costa Rica. Don't miss out on the construction and painting of the oxcarts.

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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
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Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of Central America and see Costa Rica's best highlights on this full-day trip from San Jose! Visit the tallest volcano in Costa Rica, tour the old city of Orosi and explore the colorful Lankester Botanical Gardens.

See the best of Costa Rica on this full-day tour from San Jose. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach and visit the city of Cartago at the foot of the Irazu Volcano. Home to the Basilica of Los Angeles (Basilica de Nuestra Semora de Los Angeles), this area is the focal point for pilgrims throughout Central America. Inside, find an exquisite collection of small gold and silver images of human body parts, a holy offering in hope of healing.

Next, discover the Irazu Volcano. Rising 11,000 feet (3.4 km) above sea level, Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica! You will be amazed at the impressive grey earth surrounding the crater, stretching half a mile wide and resembling the moon's surface.

Descend the mountain and arrive at the historic and colorful Orosi Valley. Here, visit one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica, the colonial church of Orosi, and discover its rich history. Then, head to Lankester and explore the sunning botanical gardens before enjoying a relaxing drive back to your San Jose hotel.

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Aerial Tram Atlantic from San Jose
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See the rainforest from above the tree tops on this aerial tram ride from San Jose! You'll get a bird's eye view of the Costa Rican rainforest and have the chance to spot exotic wildlife and plants.

Located about an hour outside of San Jose, Braulio Carrillo National Park is a site not to be missed. This large park is home to several dormant volcanoes and is one of the most bio diverse rainforests in Costa Rica.

After pickup from your hotel, you'll be on your way to the rainforest. Once you've arrive, you'll take a walk along forest trails where your bilingual guide will lead you to the awaiting aerial tram. You'll get the chance to explore the hanging gardens of the rainforest up close from the comfort and safety of the aerial tram.

The tram will take you on a 70-minute ride through the canopy, allowing you to discover the beauty of the rainforest from up above. You'll see plants, animals and birds in this hidden world of tremendous beauty and extraordinary biological diversity. Enjoy lunch out in the lush setting of the rainforest before returning to San Jose.

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