Nature & wildlife tours in San Jose

THE 10 BEST San Jose Nature & Wildlife Tours

Nature & Wildlife Tours in San Jose

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6+ hours
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C$222.77
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6+ hours
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C$235.30
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6+ hours
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C$194.92
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6+ hours
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C$207.46
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6+ hours
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C$181.00
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Full-day Tours
12–15 hours
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C$146.19
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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C$219.99
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Adventure Tours
3 days
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C$608.43
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6+ hours
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6+ hours
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C$338.93
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6+ hours
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Full-day Tours
8–12 hours
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C$208.04
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6+ hours
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C$236.69
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Full-day Tours
10–12 hours
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Bus Tours
8–12 hours
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C$208.85
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  • Eric C.
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    Olman is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable guide, and also an excellent driver! Our group was only 3 people, so it was definitely an intimate setting. Make sure to pack a raincoat as you might need it later in the day! The Poas Volcano, animal sanctuary, and La Paz Waterfalls were all excellent. Lunch was average in my opinion, however. Would definitely recommend this day trip if you're staying in San Jose!
    Review of: Full Day Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Coffee Plantation Experience
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Maricris R
    2 contributions
    This is one all-day trip combo you don’t want to miss. The price is absolutely worth it. Not only is it packed with awesome activities but you’ll also be well-fed. My only critique is that our driver/guide Juan doesn’t talk much so we really didn’t get to interact much with him. Other than that, this trip is amazing!
    Review of: Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Matilde A
    1 contribution
    Had the most amazing day at Doka coffee farm, Poas volcano and La Paz waterfalls, all stops were beautiful and interesting to learn about, the guide was great!
    Review of: Day Tour to Poás Volcano, Café Doka and La Paz Waterfalls
    Written May 16, 2023
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  • R V
    Victorville, CA400 contributions
    Experience was great, well informed tour guide and excellent choice of restaurants both for lunch and dinner. Anything you get additional is at you cost, be aware.
    Review of: Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs + lunch & dinner From San José
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Marlon S
    4 contributions
    That was one of the best tours we had, Charton was so funny and energized.
    This was one of the best tours we had, Charton was so funny and full of energy it made the trip worth so much more
    He shared a lot of important information with us and you could tell how happy he was to be doing this job.
    He was very solicitous all the time and helped us with everything, it was amazing.
    Review of: Day Trip from San Jose to Manuel Antonio National Park
    Written April 9, 2023
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  • Estefania R
    1 contribution
    It was amazing! Our guide guide Andrea was very informative and kind. We made many stops along the way to the volcano and hit springs.
    Zip lining was amazing and such a beautiful view.
    Hot springs were great and very relaxing. Be prepared as it a very long tour and all day.
    Review of: Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose
    Written May 22, 2023
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  • Danica
    Lauderdale Lakes, FL2 contributions
    Definitely wear comfy sneakers or hiking shoes. This trail is not for the weak but being that deep in the jungle and seeing it’s hidden treasure is definitely worth it. Fran was an amazing tour guide.
    Review of: La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Wildlife Refuge day tour from San Jose
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • TAMIE N
    1 contribution
    Spectacular views , awesome,knowledgeable & friendly tour guide(Gary).This tour is amazing
    I highly recommend this tour for anyone want to see part of Costa Rica beauty & magic.
    Thank you very much Costa Rica.
    Review of: Coffee Experience and Poas Volcano Half Day Trip from San Jose
    Written April 8, 2023
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  • Lafa W
    19 contributions
    Beto was great! He was helpful, personable and informative. The tour was peaceful and fun. We loooooved Tortuga Island and the vegan lunch they served us. I would recommend the tour to anyone visiting Costa Rica! Thanks again Beto!
    Review of: Visit toTortuga Island with Lunch from San José
    Written May 1, 2023
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  • John R
    1 contribution
    I wanted to leave a review of the wonderful trip I had on the combo tour May 7. The guides we had on the tour, Mario, Algenis, the bus driver, and one other assistant were fabulous!!! They were all very knowledgeable and helpful and assisting anything that we had. Highly recommend their services and this tour.
    Review of: Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    Written May 8, 2023
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  • Beau T
    1 contribution
    This was my second tour with Inside tours. I had the same driver as the first tour (Junior) who is very skilled behind the wheel and made me feel safe while we traveled. In Manuel Antonio, Beto was our guide. As we toured the national park it was clear he had a ton of knowledge about the animals and other wild life living there. Even the plants! There wasn’t a question he could not answer. Along the four he gave history of things we passed by. They did a great job at providing an excellent experience.
    Review of: One day tour Manuel Antonio National Park from San José
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • Danica
    Lauderdale Lakes, FL2 contributions
    This was truly an amazing experience. Food was great, excursions was amazing, everything on this adventure was on point. I definitely recommend this
    Review of: One Day Adventure Tour all included from San Jose
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Daisy C
    49 contributions
    This tour is definitely worth every penny. It is a long day but packed with so much. Ricardo was an awesome guide and found so many animals for us to see. In addition to finding these animals he was very knowledgeable about the flora and history of the area. The lunch was delicious in a small local village that was family run. Our driver Chris was a very safe and capable driver.
    Review of: Day Trip from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park (Canals)
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • Veronica Y
    1 contribution
    It has everything that is mentioned in the description plus the friendliness of the staff.
    It is an interesting road full of information from the moment you get on the bus, the guide explains that we went through a Braulio Carrillo national park full of mountains and literally this mountain has a road that connects with the Caribbean of Costa Rica.
    The hotel has and provides everything that advertises food, drinks, Tortuguero National Park is beautiful and full of animals, in the hotel you can see monkeys, crabs, it's amazing.
    You have to live this unique experience, you really disconnect from everyday life and become one with nature.
    Review of: All inclusive package 2 nights 3 days in Tortuguero from San José
    Written April 9, 2023
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  • MightyJo
    Belgrade, Serbia15 contributions
    This was a great day trip, not far away from San Jose. Having the ability to visit Irazu volcano from a near distance, enjoy the views from over 3400m, and hear interesting stories from our guide Freddy, you can't ask for more. During the trip, we visited the old cathedral in Cartago and enjoyed lunch next to a lake in Orosi Valley. This was our first tour in Costa Rica, and we were not disappointed. Not to mention how Freddy literally had answers to every question we had. We truly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone.
    Review of: Day Trip from San Jose to Irazu Volcano National Park, Cartago City and Orosi Valley
    Written May 16, 2023
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