Excursions in San José / Central Valley
The visit to the most active Volcano and the opportunity to relax in the Hot Springs of the Baldi will offer an unforgettable experience, one of the most popular tours in Costa Rica. In route we will pass by La Fortuna, the closest town to the Volcano where in a cleared day you will have the opportunity to admire the majestic colossus. Costa Rica's most active volcano periodically erupts, rumbling as it sends clouds of smoke and ash into the sky. Witness the spectacle of the Volcano at night, watching the red lava snake down the mountain and illuminating the sky like a magnificent display of fireworks. Take time out to visit and relax in the heated Jacuzzis at Baldi, so close that you will feel he rumblings of the Volcano. When its getting night, here down at the volcano we will delight a tasty dinner.
The visit to the most active Volcano and the opportunity to relax in the Hot Springs of the Tabacon Resort & Spa will offer an unforgettable experience, one of the most popular tours in Costa Rica. In route towards the volcano we will pass by La Fortuna the closest town to the Volcano where in a cleared day you will have the opportunity to admire the majestic colossus. Costa Rica's most active volcano periodically erupts, rumbling as it sends clouds of smoke and ash into the sky. Witness the spectacle of the Volcano at night, watching the red lava snake down the mountain and illuminating the sky like a magnificent display of fireworks. Take time out to relax in the thermal Hot Springs and naturally heated Jacuzzis at Tabacon Resort, so close that you will feel he rumblings of the Volcano. Enjoy the different optional activities offered at the resort.
Visit to the Poas Volcano National Park in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, crossing beautiful coffee lands to get to the imponent Poas Volcano surrounded by the Cloud Forest. Then continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a real paradise where you will see 2 pretty waterfalls and trails to enjoy its Butterfly Farm, the Hummingbird Garden and frogs of the Tropical Rain Forest. The tour starts with the visit to the Doka Coffee Farm, a place to learn about the cofee cultive process and where you will have a delicious breakfast.
Enjoy the beautiful views from Irazu Volcano, the highest peak of the Central Volcanic Range of Costa Rica. Witth a bit of luck it's possible to appreciate both oceans from this impressive cone. Visit also the Basilic of Los Angeles, Saint Patron of Costa Rica in the historic Cartago City. Then refresh your eyes with the greeness ot the Orosi Valley, its coffee lands and the rich trails of the Botanic Lankaster Garden. Nature and culture in the old capital of Costa Rica!
This river gives you a beautiful combination of natural sight scene and adrenaline. Reventazon River is one of the most beautiful rivers on the world. Be in a true greenish water canyon. Waterfalls into the river are surrounded by many colors, and tropical birds flying above our heads. Wild life is exuberant with sloths, toucans, parrots, coati, butterflies, and colorful frogs. Reventazon River has one of the most excitements rafting of the country this makes it unforgettable. During the downhill we will do a stop to enjoy of our buffet style lunch at the beauties beach of the river. Finishing the tour in our totally private in which you could take a shower, enjoy a beverage at the same time you see pictures of your trip and talk with your friends about this incredible adventure you have done.
Drive to Sarapiquí area, through the extraordinary rain forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves of Costa Rica. On arrival to Sarapiqui, a beautiful area known for its impressive natural richness, you will board a boat for a relaxing ride on the Sarapiqui River where you will feel in close contact with nature and admire the inspiring surroundings. After the boat ride you will continue with a walk on Selva Verde eco lodges private trails which are a heaven for nature enthusiasts, hikers, bird and wildlife watchers. Following lunch and on route to San Jose, a visit to the famous Rainforest Aerial Tram is included, for a ride on a gondola through the tree canopy in company of a naturalist guide that will talk to you about the wonderful rainforest. The Rain Forest Aerial Tram Atlantic is a 475-hectares (1,200-acre) private reserve that shares a 10 km border with Braulio Carrillo National Park, constituting a buffer zone between the park and farming lands.
In a peaceful and wilderness enviroment at the same time, through the most preserved and important areas in the western caribbean site, we´ll take you through it´s several waterways(Tortuguero Canals) to spend time watching the variety of life; wich is rich in flora and fauna.
This tour takes us to the unforgettable Poas Volcano; across coffee plantations and scenic vistas, and then into the heart of the artisans´ workshops in Sarchi. To embark on this tour we will take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. En route we will see the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the popular Mango Park. As we ascend towards the Poas Volcano we will stop to learn more about our golden bean, which is a term used to describe the unique and savory coffee of Costa Rica. Then we will continue our trip through the fern, flower and strawberry farms taking in the scenic vistas along the way. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, so be prepared to experience the cool and exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano National Park. At the volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with itsÂ´ fumaroles, and then go on a light hike traversing a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon to learn about the different ecosystems. Next, after visiting the volcano, we will have time to enjoy a scrumptious lunch at Doka Estate. Our third stop is the town of Grecia, considered one of the cleanest towns in Latin America. Grecia is home to one of the only Metal Churches in Central America. The church is a national monument that fills its inhabitants with pride. Then shortly after visiting the metal church, in order to experience the local lifestyle, we will also visit the central market area, unique to the area. Our last stop along the way is the town of Sarchi, known as the cradle of Costa Rican artisans. Here we will take in the artistic work of the local artisans, as they create the famous typical oxcarts. Then, we will be able to shop for that special souvenir to take home. And, if we are lucky we might be able to see the biggest oxcart in Latin America, a two-story spectacle unto itself. So go ahead and get ready to enjoy a unique experience.
We take the Pan-American Highway South, to start ascending the large Iztaru. The winding road travels through fertile lands cultivated with all kinds of vegetables as we enjoy a lovely panoramic view. At 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.
Surrounded for the rainforest and it´s multiples gateways, we immerse you into the gorgeous Braulio Carrillo National Park, taking you to each unique dimensions around the park, throught the safely glide gondolas over the treetops. The aerial tram tour takes you to an extraordinary opportunity to see a primary forest and its natural splendor at first hand.
Set into the placid cloud forests of Costa Rica's Central Valley region, the San Luis canopy tour will take you on an exhilarating and safe adventure through lush, green canopy and across the majestic Rio Cataratitas. Carried securely by a system of zip lines, you will soar weightlessly through the expanse of virgin forest that grounds the tour, and find yourself in intimacy with the habitats of Costa Rica's distinct cloud forest wildlife. The San Luis canopy tour also presents the "Elevator," a thrilling feature that securely lifts visitors high above the forest canopy, granting a paramount view of the surrounding area. Though customer enjoyment is a central objective, San Luis canopy tour designates safety above all as a keystone principle: all personnel and facilities under their name carry up-to-date certification from the Costa Rica Institute of Tourism. San Luis canopy tour takes pride in their credentials and by them guarantees with confidence that this tour is among the most professional, informative, and enjoyable in Costa Rica. Canopy with 12 different zip lines and 18 platforms. Tarzan swing trails and fly like superman.
Have a full eco pass tour and rain forest excursion at Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic, and enjoy the following activities to do in the Costa Rica rainforest: -Entrance to the Park -Transfer from the entrance to the visitors area -Visit to the Molinete River Hanging Bridge- Introductory multimedia presentation -Expert naturalist guide during your stay in our park -Guided walking tour -A real flight on the Aerial Tram gondolas -Canopy tour (10 zip-lines with 14 platforms). -Adrenaline cable -Butterfly and Frogs Garden (free)
The Pacuare River is listed in 'Outdoor Magazine' as one of the top five rivers in the world to white water raft. Not only are its class 3 and 4 rapids some of the best but its natural beauty is what really earned its claim to fame. Experience real 'Pacuare' excitement on the One-Day Rafting Adventure with 28 km of wild rapids and enjoy some of the most pristine rainforests Costa Rica has to offer.
We depart from San Jose towards the Pacific coast via the Old Spanish route of 1606, a brief stop along the way for breakfast. Once we arrive to our first destination, we will ride a boat along the Tarcoles River. Our guides will take us into the world of crocodiles, water and migratory birds. After our boat ride we will visit one of the most beautiful protected areas, Punta Leona Resort, an exotic paradise surrounded by 750 hectares of transitional tropical wet forest to tropical dry forest, which is characteristic of this region. The beauty of its white sands and deep blue ocean are particular of the Pacific coast. You will have all day free to enjoy this beautiful place and to enjoy the optional activities such as water sports, bathing in the crystal waters of the ocean or using the hotel pools. The tour includes a delicious lunch served in one of the local restaurants. In the afternoon you may wish to enjoy an optional guided walk through the jungle. Taking only one and a half hour, it is a good opportunity to observe wild life such as reptiles, amphibians and scorpions. Sunset in Punta Leona is an extraordinary experience, which we will enjoy, and after this spectacular view we will return to San Jose.
We will admire the panoramic views from the Central Valley mountains at nightfall. A delicious Costa Rican buffet dinner will be served, while enjoying a traditional masquerade with typical dances and famous marimba music. During our visit, local artisans will exhibit their beautiful creations for your amusement. The evening will culminate with a magical fireworks show. You cant miss this unforgettable experience!
The tour provides you, with complete summary, the general history of Costa Rica, including information about where to go and how to enjoy yourself the most during your stay here. The tour will be passing through some of the prettiest residential areas, visit one of the most important museums in San Jose as well the National Theater in the heart of the city. You will visit the Democracy Square "Plaza de la democracia" and the main interesting points of the city as Gold Museum "Museo de Oro Precolombino". Before to end the walk, the tour will do a stop in an handicrafts shop. On Sundays, when the Theater is closed, you will can watch it outside, and on mondays, when the Museum is closed you will can visit the Penitenciario Museum (in Niño Museum) or Naturals Science Museum (in La Salle).
Join us for a combination of tradition and authentic Costa Rican culture. Making the real Coffee Tour, learn how do experts have kept a tradition to produce the best coffee in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful cultivation, harvesting, roasting and careful process. We also enjoy the different flavors and aromas of coffee in the lunch buffet.And as if this were not enough, you also have the opportunity to join the wonderful world of butterflies and learn how these individuals have very different meanings in the history of the cultures of humanity. Also, learn about the cultivation of sugarcane and see an old sugar mill in operation. Greece and its famous temple cash will be the next stop in Sarchi and finally, in their factories carts, discover the history and tradition was cast as tenacious roots in the work of our ancestors. Meet the ongoing effort that has enabled people of this region preserve their traditions alive and grow in their families keeping and using the legacy for the Costa Rican visitors.
We take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. In route we will go by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. We will continue our trip towards the Caribbean, stopping to discover La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park where we will walk through many spectacular trails which will take us to the White Magic Waterfall, the most spectacular one in the area. Inside the park we will also visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country that is known as the house of collections of tropical jewels and the impressive hummingbird gallery, serpentarium,old house, bird house and frogs exhibit Once we have finished our walk we will take a delicious buffet lunch and then begin our return trip to San Jose.