Day Tours

San José Tourist Area


Most Popular Day Tours
La Paz Waterfall Gardens &
Poas Volcano Combo Tour
White Water Rafting:
- Aventuras Naturales Irazu Volcano / Orosi Valley & Lancaster Gardens Combo Tour

- Rios Tropicales
Calypso: - Tortuga Island Cruise Aerial Tram Tortuguero Canals
  - Punta Coral Cruise Canopy Tour San Luis
Additional Day Tours
Cafe Britt Coffee Tour San Jose City Tour Grecia / Sarchi / Oxcart Factory
Combo: Butterfly & Coffee Tours Orosi Valley & Lancaster Gardens  

Calypso Cruises, Tortuga IslandCalypso Cruises - Experience blue water, white sand, green mountains, superb cuisine and attentive personal service. Calypso's super catamaran, Manta Raya, will pass thru more than seven islands in the Gulf of Nicoya. Her Port of Call is the enchantingly beautiful, palm studded Tortuga Island where you can walk the impeccable white sand beach, swim in the turquoise waters and investigate the marine life while the crew prepares a sumptuous feast (featured in Gourmet Magazine). Enjoy dining in the shade of white umbrellas with tables covered in white linen.

Duration: Full day.
Departure: 9:00 am.
Wear or Bring:
casual clothes, bathing suit or shorts, suntan lotion, camera, sun glasses, tight fitting hat, light weight long sleeved shirt, rubber sandals, tennis or boat shoes.
Included: Air-Conditioned Bus Transportation to and from San Jose, Jaco, Quepos / Manuel Antonio and Monteverde. Multilingual Guide, typical Costa Rican breakfast, BBQ lunch served with Chilled White Wine Juices, sodas and fresh fruits, live music, snorkeling excursion, banana boat ride.

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Irazu Volcano, one day tourIrazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens - We take the Panamerican Highway South, to start ascending the large “Iztaru”. The winding road travels through fertile lands cultivated with all kinds of vegetables as we observe a lovely panoramic view. On the top of the volcano you can observe the main craters and on a clear day both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen.

As we descend to the city of Cartago we will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica that according to religious custom is a peregrination site for many believers. After visiting the Basilica we will stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids and bromeliads and countless species of other plants.

We will continue on to the Valley of Orosi where creation overflows in unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants.

During our tour we will be able to observe La Casa Del Soñador an example of Costa Rican primitive art.

Duration: 9 hours (full day).
Departure: 8:00 am.
Wear or Bring:
Hat, jacket, walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.
Included: Lunch.

Package #106 : Adults - US $ 76.00

San Jose - Tortuguero, one day tourTortuguero Canals

6:10 a.m. Depart from San Jose with our bilingual naturalist guide.
6:30 a.m. Driving thru coffee plantations we'll head into the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park
7:30 a.m. Typical breakfast, fresh fruits, coffee, eggs and "gallo pinto".
8:00 a.m. We continue to a banana plantation were we'll visit a "Banana Packing Plant".
10:30 a.m. Embark to on the boat trip into the Caribbean Canals to the world famous Tortuguero National park
12:00 pm Typical Lunch
1:00 p.m. After lunch we will take a walk through the rainforest to learn about how nature works and to get a real feel of our tropical humid rainforest
3:30 p.m. Head back to San Jose making a rest stop along the way.
6:30 p.m. Arrive back in San Jose

Duration: 9 hours (full day).
Departure: 6:10 am.
Wear or Bring:
Hat, rain coat, hiking shoes, insect repellent, sunglasses, binoculars and camera.
Included: Naturalist bilingual guide, typical Breakfast and Lunch, land and water transportation San Jose-Tortuguero Canals-San Jose.

Package #108 : Adults - US $ 92.00

San Jose, Costa Rica, one day tourSan José City Tour & Shopping - Starting on the East side of San Jose, the first thing we will see is Democracy Plaza and the National Museum, the Courts, Los Yoses, San Pedro Mall, Hispanidad Fountain and the Rodrigo Facio Campus of the University of Costa Rica.

After we have seen the capital’s main attractions, our first stop will be the impressive Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the beautiful National Theater where we will have a guided visit through these cultural gems.

After our visit, the tour continues thru the western section of San Jose: La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Costa Rican Contemporary Art Museum or the first International Airport in Costa Rica, the National Gymnasium, the Comptroller’s office, residential area Rohrmoser, Nunciatura, Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias Sanchez’s home, Rohrmoser Boulevard and Pavas section.

At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity of visiting a interesting shopping place where you will be able to buy a souvenir of your visit to San Jose.

On Sunday, the National Theater is closed and we will only see it from the outside and all the Pre-colombian Gold Museum.

Duration:
5 hours.
Departure: 1:00 pm.
Wear or Bring: Hat, jacket, walking shoes and camera.

Package #101 : Adults - US $ 44.00

Grecia and Sarchi, oxcart factoryGrecia & Sarchí (Oxcart Factory) - Located in the province of Alajuela and surrounded by cane fields we find Grecia, a beautiful town considered one of the cleanest in Latin America, it is home to the only Metal Church in Central America and a national monument that fills its inhabitants with pride.

We continue to Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine wood workshops. Here you will have time to enjoy the artistic work of the local artisans as they create the famous typical oxcart and you will be able to shop for that special souvenir to take home.

Suggested equipment: light jacket, comfortable shoes, binoculars and camera.

Duration: 5 hours (half day).
Departure: 11:00 am.
Wear or Bring:
Hat, jacket, walking shoes, binoculars and camera.
Included: Lunch.

Package #103 : Adults - US $ 40.00

Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens, one day tourOrosi Valley & Lankester Gardens - After visiting the Basilica we will stop in Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids and bromeliads and countless species of other plants. We will continue on to the Valley of Orosi where creation overflows in unparalleled beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop for a delicious lunch. On our return trip we will be able to observe La Casa del Soñador or dreamer’s house, an example of primitive art.

Duration: 6 hours (half day).
Departure: 10:30 am.
Wear or Bring:
Hat, jacket, walking shoes, bug repellent, binoculars and camera.
Included: Lunch.

Package #104 : Adults - US $ 52.00