San José - Custom Package
Costa Rica's biodiversity is indisputably the main attraction of the country. But in the midst of the wildlife and plant abundant jungle, the lights of this big city are illuminating. San José: a pulsating capital surrounded by quiet, mysterious cloud forests. Here is a great place for your journey through the tropical paradise of Costa Rica to begin. Located nearby to beaches, mountains and national parks, you'll get to learn a lot about the culture and nature of the country. Join in a spontaneous volleyball or soccer tournament of the locals in the Sabana Park, where eucalyptus trees and ponds form a beautiful green oasis amid a turbulent city.
Take the first day to go for a stroll and marvel at the victorian mansions. In the heart of the city, at the Central Park, you'll find two important monuments: the Teatro Melico Salazar and the Catedral Metropolitana. Don't forget to enjoy some local specialties as well: a sorbet, freshly roasted coffee or a tamale. And for some fun nightlife, be sure to check out the nearby clubs, bars and casinos, where the city really comes to life.
Hotel Sleep Inn (Classic) / Hotel Presidente (Comfort)*
Enjoy a day of unique cultural experiences! Our guide will take you to historically significant places of San José. You'll have the choice between two of four historical sights: the Jade Museum, the Gold and Mint Museum, the National Museum or the National Theater. Of course, you should not miss out on a culinary experience by going to Chinatown. There you can find some great ingredients for your cooking course where you'll prepare country-style dishes with a professional chef!
Hotel Sleep Inn (Classic) / Hotel Presidente (Comfort)* Breakfast
- 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast
- City Tour San José incl. guide, entrances
- Other meals and drinks (2 dinners, 1 lunch)
- Tips and gratuities
Combine this trip with...
Excursion to Cartago
You will take the train to Cartago through picturesque landscapes of the "Cerros de la Carpintera" woodland. Since Cartago used to be the capital of Costa Rica you will find fascinating sites surrounded by beautiful scenery. Take your bike and get new perspectives: A must-see is definiteley "Basilica de los Ángeles" - the most important cathedral of Costa Rica. On the way you will already pass special sites such as the house of the former president Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno or the ruins of Santiago Apostol, the only church in Costa Rica in Romanesque style. Moreover you will learn about the legend of the headless fahter. Discover the market and try some local delicacies! The tour ends at the Atlantic Railroad Station in San José.
Meeting point: Park España
Price $ 75 CAD per person
Includes: English-speaking guide, transfers (by train), bike rental, helmets and snacks
Duration: approx. 5 hours
Poás Volcano, Doka-Coffee Tour & La Paz Waterfalls
You start the day with a sightseeing tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation. There you will enjoy your breakfast with a good coffee. Afterwards you will get insghts into the production of coffee - from the cultivation to the coffee roasting (including the tasting). The journey continues to Poás Volcano which has a height of 2.708 meters. Enjoy the view of the impressive main crater and discover different ecosystems of the park during a hike to the Botos lagoon. Around noon you will drive on to La Paz waterfalls. There you will get served a delicious Costa Rican lunch. Subsequently you will discover the amazing surroundings: tropical rainforest, spectacular waterfalls and endemic species of animals await you! In the late afternoon you will return back to San José.
Price $ 159 CAD per person
Includes: English-speaking guide, transfer, breakfast, lunch and entrance fees
Duration: approx. 10 hours