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Greenway Nature Tours offer multiple one day tours from San Jose. Please take a look of our multiple options we have available for the whole family. WE offer nature and adventure tours.

ADVENTURE COMBO I: CANOPY & RAFTING

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
Costa Rica provides White Water Rafting experiences that take your adrenaline to top levels and fascinating Canopy Tours going high above the treetops. Now you can enjoy the two activities in an extraordinary way. Discover the natural marvels of Sarapiqui; an extensive territory located in the northeastern parts of the country, with a variety of crystal clear rivers, an abundance of beautiful tropical forests and villages inhabited by friendly and laborious people. Leaving San José the tour traverses the majestic scenary of Braulio Carrillo National Park and arriving in Sarapiqui we will enjoy two adventurous attractions: the Canopy Tour in the middle of a secondary forest with trees of high altitude and after lunch the White Water Rafting in the agitating waters of the Sarapiqui River. The Canopy Tour takes about an hour and a half and the nine cables of different length stretch over the forest with the last one crossing the Sarapiqui River. The rafting at Sarapiqui River has different levels between class II and class III, presenting vibrant scenary to those who want to participate in this exciting activity. Nine miles of unexpected rapids in combination with calm and relaxing intervals makes this an unforgettable experience for bird watchers and nature lovers.
TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Equipment for canopy.
  • Equipment for rafting.
  • Lunch.

DURATION: 9 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: Rubber soled shoes that can get wet, swimsuit and shorts of a quit-drying material, Extra T-shirt, Sunscreen, Towel and complete change of clothes for after the rafting, hiking shoes, hat, camera and binoculars.
PRICE: $126.00 USD .

ADVENTURE COMBO II RAFTING & HORSEBACK RIDING

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Costa Rica offers different kinds of white water rafting where the adrenaline shoots to the limit and fascinating Horseback Riding tours can be experienced in lovely rain forest sceneries. Now you can enjoy both activities combined in a single tour. Discover the natural wonders of Sarapiqui, a large territory located in the northern part of the country, with crystalline rivers, abundant scenic beauty and towns full of hard-working and friendly people. As we depart from San Jose we drive close to Braulio Carrillo National Park, arriving to Sarapiqui where both adventure attractions can be enjoyed: the Horseback Riding Tour in the middle of a secondary forest, followed by lunch, and then Rafting in the white waters of the Sarapiqui River. The Horseback Riding tour lasts one and a half hour. Rafting on the Sarapiqui River on class II or III which allows a vibrant scenery for those who wish to enjoy this exciting activity. A group of unexpected rapids is combined with slow relaxing stretches along a distance of 8-miles which will make this an unforgettable experience for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
TOUR INCLUDE: Air-conditioned minibus transportation, naturalist bilingual guide, horseback and white water rafting gear and lunch. DURATION:9 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: Rubber soled shoes that can get wet, swimsuit and shorts of a quit-drying material, Extra T-shirt, Sunscreen, Towel and complete change of clothes for after the rafting, hiking shoes, hat, camera and binoculars.
PRICE: $126.00 USD.

ARENAL VOLCANO & BALDI HOT SPRINGS

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Located in the north of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its permanent, extraordinary and trusted volcanic activity, which on clear nights it seems like fireworks with intermittent explosions of ash and lava. We will continue on our trip until we get to this wonder from nature then we must go to the north of the country, and inevitably we must make a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, with international fame, it has earned the name of the Birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. As we continue our trip we will go throw diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until we arrive to La Fortuna, for lunch in a cozy restaurant right in front of the volcano. This excellent location will allow us the best view to see any volcanic activity. Later you will relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area where you will be able to enjoy an optional massage or other special treatment that must be reserved ahead of time. Find yourself lovely wrapped by Mother Nature at Baldi Hot Springs and enjoy its Complete Natural Therapeutic Benefits. At Baldi Hot Springs you will find an endless dreamed stay, where the natural environment, colorful natural gardens, therapeutic waters, pure air and our care combine on a perfect state; the dream came true. The unique frame where your experience turns into the most unforgettable one. Last, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano so you will not miss any opportunities to look out for the incandescent light explosions. After dinner we will begin our return trip to the city of San Jose.
TOUR INCLUDES:
DURATION: 9 hours
DEPARURE TIME: 9:00 AM
  • Transportation.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Entrance fee to Baldi Hot Springs
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.

WHAT´S TO BRING: swim suit, mosquito repellent, sweater and towel.
PRICE: $127.00 USD .

ARENAL VOLCANO & TABACON HOT SPRINGS

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Located in the north of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its permanent, extraordinary and trusted volcanic activity, which on clear nights it seems like fireworks with intermittent explosions of ash and lava. We will continue on our trip until we get to this wonder from nature then we must go to the north of the country, and inevitably we must make a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, with international fame, it has earned the name of the Birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. As we continue our trip we will go throw diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until we arrive to La Fortuna, for lunch in a cozy restaurant right in front of the volcano. This excellent location will allow us the best view to see any volcanic activity. Later you will visit Tabacon Hot Springs. Tabacon Hot Springs offers the unique combination of the energy of the active Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity and mystic of the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have described as “paradise” or “the eight-wonder of the world”. The four elements of nature are present in this unique Arenal Volcano attraction, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region. Tabacon Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth's core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth's rocky stratus. There are three thermal springs that naturally surface and flow in the property at 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Total volume generated by the three springs is 80 liters per second (approximately 20 galons / second). In total, there are five different springs that exist throughout the property, with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Last, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano so you will not miss any opportunities to look out for the incandescent light explosions. After dinner we will begin our return trip to the city of San Jose.
TOUR INCLUDE: Round trip transportation, Tabacon Hot Springs entrance fee, naturalist tour guide, Lunch & Dinner.
DURATION:12 hours
DEPARURE TIME:9:00 AM.
WHAT´S TO BRING: swim suit, mosquito repellent, sweater and towel.
PRICE: $137.00 USD.

ARENAL VOLCANO & THE SPRINGS

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Located in the north of Costa Rica, the impressive Arenal Volcano is a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists due to its permanent, extraordinary and trusted volcanic activity, which on clear nights it seems like fireworks with intermittent explosions of ash and lava. We will continue on our trip until we get to this wonder from nature then we must go to the north of the country, and inevitably we must make a stop in the famous town of Sarchi, with international fame, it has earned the name of the Birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. As we continue our trip we will go throw diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until we arrive to La Fortuna, for lunch in a cozy restaurant right in front of the volcano. This excellent location will allow us the best view to see any volcanic activity. Later we will relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area where you will be able to enjoy an optional massage or other special treatment that must be reserved ahead of time. Last, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano so you will not miss any opportunities to look out for the incandescent light explosions. After dinner we will begin our return trip to the city of San Jose.
TOUR INCLUDE: Round trip transportation, The springs entrance fee, naturalist tour guide, Lunch & Dinner.
DURATION:12 hours
DEPARURE TIME:9:00 AM.
WHAT´S TO BRING: swim suit, mosquito repellent, sweater and towel.
PRICE: $142.00 USD.

BRITT COFFEE TOUR

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Experience the original Costa Rican coffee tour at our farm located in Barva de Heredia. Since 1991, over 500,000 guests from around the world have visited our plantation to learn about and share our passion for Costa Rican coffee. On our Classic Coffee Tour, our experts guide you through the lifecycle of gourmet coffee. Begin in our nursery and follow the beans starting with their growing cycle through careful collection and selection of the finest beans. Learn how Costa Rica’s unique climate and diverse landscapes provide perfect growing conditions for gourmet coffee beans. Next you will be enchanted by the aromas of our roastery where you will discover how different roasting techniques affect the beans and the brew. We’ll reveal our roasting and packing secrets that enable us to deliver the best coffee from our Costa Rican plantation to your cup - anywhere in the world. Learn how experts “break the cup” by using techniques to taste or “cup” coffee to identify and grade the characteristics that qualify a gourmet coffee. Finally, surrounded by our outdoor tropical paradise and while listening to traditional music, you have an option of savoring a buffet lunch featuring local ingredients at our Don Prospero Restaurant. Visit our coffee bar, order and enjoy the coffee beverage of your dreams. Browse our factory store and gift shop and allow us to ship some souvenirs and fresh coffee back to your home where they will remind you of your Costa Rican tropical adventure.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation, show, lunch and tour guide.
DURATION: 5 hours
PICK UP TIME:9:30 AM.
PRICE: $65.00 USD.

CANOPY TOUR SAN LUIS.

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
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.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation, entrance fees, tour guide and lunch.
DURATION: 8 hours
DEPARTURE : 8:00 AM.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Camera.
PRICE: $85.00 USD.

CHOCOLATE TOUR

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
In this three-hour activity you will discover the marvels of one of the favorite foods of humankind - chocolate. A plant originating in Mesoamerica with an extraordinarily rich history, cacao, or chocolate, was one of the most important products of the Maya and Aztec, as well as other Central American cultures. The tour includes a guided hike across the Tirimbina suspension bridge to a cacao plantation, as well as to a forested section where you will observe forest species of cacao and how the product originally developed there. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree is explained. Onsite, you will learn about the process by which cacao is processed into chocolate (harvesting, fermentation, drying, milling). There also you may taste different types of chocolate, made from organic chocolate grown by the Association of Amazilla Women of the Caribbean, a group of rural women from Pueblo Nuevo de Guacimo dedicated to the production of organic chocolate.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation to and from your hotel, Lunch, Chocolate Tour and naturalist tour guide.
DURATION: 7 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: hiking shoes, poncho, mosquito repellent and hat.
PRICE: $80.00 USD.

POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, DOKA COFFEE TOUR & LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
To get to the different attractions included during this excursion we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape. On the way to the volcano we will visit Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour, in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean. After the coffee tour we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park. Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation, Naturalist Guide, Entrance Fee to the National Park, Entrance fee to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Coffee Tour entrance fee, Guided tour into the rain forest, the observatory, the hummingbird gallery, the Orchids garden, Breakfast and lunch.
DURATION: 9 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: Warm Cloths, camera, hiking shoes, hat, binoculars.
RATE: $121.00 USD.

DOKA, GRECIA AND SARCHI OXCART’S FACTORY

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:
This tour begins with a wonderful drive through some of the largest coffee and sugar cane Doka plantations of Costa Rica. Arriving first at Grecia, we will see the famous metal church, that has a rare and beautiful architecture. Next, we will tour the fascinating craftsman factories of Sarchi; where they build the famous oxcarts of Costa Rica. Splendidly decorated and in various sizes, these oxcarts are treasured worldwide for their unique beauty. You will not want to leave Costa Rica without one!
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation, tour guide, entrance fees and lunch.
DURATION: 5 hours
DEPARTURE: 10:00 AM aprox.
WHAT´S TO BRING: light jacket, comfortable shoes, binoculars and camera.
RATE: $51.00 USD.

IRAZU VOLCANO OROSI VALLEY & LANKASTER GARDENS.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
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 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, bromeliads and countless species of other plants. We will continue 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.
TOUR INCLUDE: Round trip transportation, entrance fees, lunch & naturalist guide.
DURATION: 9 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 7:00 AM aprox.
WE RECOMMEND: Hat, Jacket, walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.
RATE: $98.00 USD.

IRAZU VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK.

TOUR DESCRIPTION
The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano for a view of the massive crater. On a clear day you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! After an exciting tour at the volcano, we will descend to the historical city of Cartago. Here we will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our "Virgen de los Angeles" with rich displays of carvings, statues and art.
TOUR INCLUDE: Round trip transportation, entrance fees & naturalist guide.
DURATION: 5 hours
Suggested Equipment: sweater, camera, binoculars and comfortable shoes.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Warm Cloths, camera, hiking shoes, hat, binoculars.
RATE: $59.00 USD.

OROSI VALLEY & LANKASTER GARDENS.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
This excursion goes to the Province of Cartago, former capital of Costa Rica until 1823, for a visit to the Basilica of our Lady of the Angels, home of the Patron Saint of Costa Rica and 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, bromeliads and countless species of other plants. We will continue 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.
TOUR INCLUDE: Round trip transportation, entrance fees, lunch & naturalist guide.
DURATION: 9 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 6:30 AM Aprox.
WE RECOMMEND: Hat, Jacket, walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.
RATE: $64.00 USD.

WHITE WATER RAFTING PACUARE RIVER

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
The Pacuare River is one of the top five rafting rivers in the world for its scenery and rapids. This quintessential tropical river is a trip of pure magic, unsurpassed beauty, wildlife and exhilarating rapids. Located on Costa Rica’s Atlantic slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca mountain range, home to native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife. After an early morning pick-up from your San José hotel, you will drive by private, comfortable bus to our Operations Center for a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast. Once at the river at our private put-in, you’ll raft 16 miles deep in the heart of densely vegetated gorges, past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids, in one of Costa Rica’s most impressive primary rainforests. On the river you will raftby rios tropicales lodge, where guests stay on twoand three- day trips. Intimate and charming, the lodge blends naturally into the forest on our 1,000-acre private reserve, with waterfalls and pools. After an adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montanas and many more, after we finish, a short drive to Rios Tropicales Operations Center for a hearty and delicious lunch, showers, optional drinks and souvenir store. On the return drive to San José, you’ll enjoy remarkable views of Braulio Carrillo National Park and Irazú Volcano. This unforgettable trip will easily be a highlight of your stay in Costa Rica!
TOUR INCLUDE: Professional bilingual guides, transportation, rafting equipment, breakfast and lunch.
DURATION: 9 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar); Swimsuit / swim trunks; shorts of a quick-drying material; hat with a brim for sun; towel; waterproof sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher; Croakies or straps to secure glasses. T-shirt is optional. Bring an extra change of dry clothes for after rafting.
RATE: $100.00 USD.

Poas & Irazu Volcanoes Deluxe Air Tour (60 minutes flight).

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Board a Cessna 206 Aircraft for an exciting adventure above San Jose City, Poas Volcano National Park, Irazu Volcano and small picturesque towns. Musical background, choreographed to each flight, accompanies spontaneous narration by the professionally trained pilot or tour guide. Poas Volcano is one of the most important attractions from San Jose and from the air is very impressive admire its huge crater, considered one of the largest in the world. This crater measures 1.5 kilometers in diameter (0.9 miles) and is 300 meters deep (900 feet). The summit, surrounded by beautiful rain forest, includes a volcanic origin lagoon called Laguna Botos. Its deep blue waters contrast with the dense tropical forest that surrounds it. Irazu Volcano is known by the name of "El Coloso" (The Colossus) due to the catastrophes that it has provoked in the past. The volcano's summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of variable depth. It is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica.From the top it is possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a clear day. Take spectacular pictures of these amazing active volcanoes and be a witness of the volcano activity, the geysers, the fumaroles, the sulfur’s sediments and the emerald color lagoon inside the main craters. On the way to the volcanoes, a sightseeing tour is included around San Jose City and its main attractions: The Congress, National Museum, Parque Morazan, National Theatre, Central Park and Cathedral, La Sabana Park, The Brand New National Stadium and other highlights of the Costa Rican culture. Upon landing, a return shuttle is waiting.

PLEASE SEE WEIGHT AND SIZE GUIDELINES BELOW.
There is no child price discount for this flight, but a child 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult's lap. Children 2 through 12 years old must occupy a seat with seat belt on and are charged full rate. All taxes and fees are included in rates shown. Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center. Weight & Size Guidelines: Aircraft weight and balance changes with every flight because of passenger weight, pilot weight and length of flight (fuel weight). It is important that we have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers and their carry-on items to be weighed at time of check-in. Maximum weight per flight: 850 pounds.
Cancellation Policy Minimum 48 hours before the scheduled flight. A $20.00 penalty fee applies.
Rates per person
  • 2 pax: $ 350.00
  • 3 pax: $ 250.00
  • 4 pax: $ 200.00

Departure Times: Shuttle Pick-ups available at 8:00 AM from your hotel.
Length: Flight Time approx. 60 Minutes
Duration: 3 hrs door-to-door approximately depending on the hotel’s location.
Cancellation Policy: Minimum 48 hours before the scheduled flight. A $20.00 penalty fee applies.

POAS VOLCANO, DOKA, GRECIA AND SARCHI OXCART’S FACTORY

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
We take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. In route we will go to visit the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the volcano we will stop for a brief explanation on our golden bean the coffee, and then continue our trip through fern, flower and strawberry farms. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, preparing us for the pleasure of the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano. At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon as we learn about the different ecosystems in the park. After visiting the volcano, we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch in at Doka Estate. Our third stop is beautiful Grecia. Considered one of the cleanest towns of Latin America, it is home of the only Metal Church in Central America and a national monument that fills its inhabitants with pride. In order to catch a glimpse of local lifestyle we will also visit the central market area. Our last stop is Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here we 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.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation, tour guide, entrance fees and lunch.
DURATION: 8 hours
DEPARTURE: 08:30 AM aprox.
WHAT´S TO BRING: light jacket, comfortable shoes, binoculars and camera.
RATE: $85.00 USD.

POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK & LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
To get to the different attractions included during this excursion we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape. There are two crater lakes near the summit. The northern lake is known as the Laguna Caliente ("hot lagoon") and is located at a height of 2,300 m in a crater approximately 1.7 km wide and 290–300 m deep. It is one of the world's most acidic lakes. The acidity varies after rain and changes in volcanic activity, sometimes reaching a pH of almost 0; consequently, it supports little or no aquatic life. The bottom of this lake is covered with a layer of liquid sulphur. Acid gases create acid rain and acid fog, causing damage to surrounding ecosystems and often irritation of eyes and lungs. Lake Botos, the southern lake, fills an inactive crater, which last erupted in 7500 BC. It is cold and clear, and is surrounded by a cloud forest located within the Poás Volcano National Park. Once at the park, you will be able to admire the crater from a beautiful lookout point not too far from the main park’s entrance. The Visitors center offer a cafeteria, a souvenir store, a video room and a small museum regarding the volcano. Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden, the Monkies, Felines and the frog’s exhibit. At La Paz Waterfalls Gradens you will have a great time learning with our naturalist tour guide all about the rich Costa Rican biodiversity. By the middle of the afternoon, you will return to the hotel.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation, Naturalist Guide, Entrance Fee to the National Park, Entrance fee to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Guided tour into the rain forest, the observatory, the hummingbird gallery, the Orchids garden and buffet lunch.
DURATION: 7-8 Hours.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Warm Cloths, camera, hiking shoes, hat, binoculars.
RATE: $100.00 USD.

Poas Volcano Deluxe Helicopter Tour (30 minutes flight).

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Board a Bell 206 helicopter for an exciting adventure above San Jose City, Poas Volcano National Park and small picturesque towns. Musical background, choreographed to each flight, accompanies spontaneous narration by the professionally trained pilot or tour guide. Poas Volcano is one of the most important attractions from San Jose and from the air is very impressive admire its huge crater, considered one of the largest in the world. This crater measures 1.5 kilometers in diameter (0.9 miles) and is 300 meters deep (900 feet). The summit, surrounded by beautiful rain forest, includes a volcanic origin lagoon called Laguna Botos. Its deep blue waters contrast with the dense tropical forest that surrounds it. Take spectacular pictures of this amazing active volcano and be a witness of the volcano activity, the geysers, the fumaroles, the sulfur’s sediments and the emerald color lagoon inside the main crater. On the way to the volcano, a sightseeing tour is included around San Jose City and its main attractions: The Congress, National Museum, Parque Morazan, National Theatre, Central Park and Cathedral, La Sabana Park, The Brand New National Stadium and other highlights of the Costa Rican culture. Upon landing, a return shuttle is waiting.
PLEASE SEE WEIGHT AND SIZE GUIDELINES BELOW.
There is no child price discount for this flight, but a child 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult's lap. Children 2 through 12 years old must occupy a seat with seat belt on and are charged full rate. All taxes and fees are included in rates shown. Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center. Weight & Size Guidelines: Helicopter weight and balance changes with every flight because of passenger weight, pilot weight and length of flight (fuel weight). It is important that we have accurate body weight from every passenger. FAA regulations require all passengers and their carry-on items to be weighed at time of check-in. Maximum weight per flight: 750 pounds.
Cancellation Policy Minimum 48 hours before the scheduled flight. A $20.00 penalty fee applies.
Rates per person
  • 2 pax: $ 475.00
  • 3 pax: $ 300.00
  • 4 pax: $ 275.00

Departure Times: Shuttle Pick-ups available at 8:00 AM from your hotel.
Length: Flight Time approx. 30 Minutes
Duration: 2 hrs door-to-door approximately depending on the hotel’s location.
Cancellation Policy: Minimum 48 hours before the scheduled flight. A $20.00 penalty fee applies.

POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK. HALF DAY

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
We will take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. In route we will go visit the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the volcano we will stop for a brief explanation on our golden bean the coffee, and then continue our trip through fern, flower and strawberry farms. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, preparing us for the pleasure of the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano. At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon as we learn about the different ecosystems in the park.
TOUR INCLUDE: Round trip transportation, entrance fees & naturalist guide.
DURATION: 5 Hours.
Suggested Equipment:sweater, camera, binoculars and comfortable shoes.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Warm Cloths, camera, hiking shoes, hat, binoculars.
RATE: $59.00 USD.

PRIVATE VAN AND NATURALIST TOUR GUIDE

TOUR DESCRIPTION
Enjoy your visit to Costa Rica meantime you discover the best places with us, with a customized and personalized professional service. Book your van with a real Costa Rican naturalist tour guide and let him know where you want to go or to do, and he will give you his best recommendation. With our service, avoid the crowds and overpriced tours doing them by your own. No pushing guides and enjoys having a great time doing exactly what you want to do. Enjoy the freedom and adventure of exploring Costa Rica on your own and at your own speed! It is easy and we guarantee a 100% satisfaction service in our deluxe vans with A/C and cooler filled with soft drinks and bottled water. Snacks and Alcoholic beverages can be purchased during the tour upon request to the guide. Just bring your hiking shoes, swimsuit, binoculars, suntan lotion, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, or what ever you want to bring and leave the rest on our hands. This service is perfect for One Day Tours or Multi Day Vacations. The chosen optional tours or activities are on your own and must be paid directly at each venue. Tours or Entrance Fees are not included in this service. We only include with this service the bus & Driver. We also offer transportation for bigger groups. Please contact us for additional information and quotations.
HOURS OF SERVICE: 7 Hours.
ESPECIAL RATE: $385.00 USD.
NOTES:-Service only available for activities and places with a relative logical distance from San Jose and maximum 40 miles. Some restrictions apply. Basic service for up to 6 passengers in the Van. Additional passengers, please add $35 each.

RAIN FOREST ADVENTURE: 3 IN 1.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
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 lodge’s 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.
Tour Includes:
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Boat ride on the Sarapiqui River
  • Guided walk on Selva Verde Trails
  • Rain Forest Aerial Tram Tour
  • Lunch


DURATION: 11 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: Comfortable shoes, light clothes, rain gear, camera, binoculars and hat.
RATE: $122.00

RAIN FOREST AEREAL TRAM

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Twenty minutes outside of San Jose you will cross the Continental Divide and enter Braulio Carrillo National Park. After a half hour trip through the park, the bus will reach a 1000 acre private reserve of virgin forest. Open-sided vehicles shuttle passengers from the parking area to the Visitor's Center. The shuttle trip provides an introduction to the forest, as visitors pass a small river and numerous tree snags with nesting holes of various birds - the White Hawk is regularly seen here, as well as the Pale-billed Woodpecker and many others. After a quick briefing on canopy exploration and the construction of the tram, visitors divide into smaller groups for a 45 to 90 minute (optional) nature walk with a trained naturalist guide. The trails are well-groomed and provide an excellent introduction to the rain forest. Time now to board the Aerial Tram. The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna. They point out orchids and different species of trees and are quick to identify the calls of the many birds that inhabit this unique environment. The tram ride lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. The lower, outbound leg of the tram journey takes you skimming over hilltops and in and out of the sub-canopy, a dark world of overburdened tree limbs dripping with mosses, ferns, and orchids. Lianas and vines drape over branches and traverse forest spaces, and act as highways for birds and insects. The ride will stop several times as passengers board at either loading station. The return leg of the ride reveals the most dramatic portion of the trip as the cars glide on a breath- taking journey through and above the airy canopy.
Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from/to San Jose downtown hotels.
  • One meal (breakfast or lunch depending on departure time)
  • Introductory video.
  • Guided walking tour.
  • Tram Ride accompanied by an experienced-bilingual guide (Spanish/English).


DURATION: 6 hours Aprox.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Light clothing, rain gear, hat, sun block and insect repellent are recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for those who wish to take the optional nature walk.
RATE: $107.00

WHITE WATER RAFTING REVENTAZON RIVER

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
Florida section. Class III: This section of the mighty Reventazón River is some of the fastest and best 10 miles of Class III rapids you’ll ever paddle! If you’re a first-time or experienced paddlers looking for the excitement of big waves, hydraulics, and stunning scenery, then this trip is for you. The drive from San Jose takes you through the impressive Braulio Carrillo National Park, past rainforest and waterfalls across the Continental Divide to the Caribbean side of the country. At our Operations Center you will have breakfast, there are bathrooms, changing rooms and an area to buy last minute needs. After your safety orientation, the first rapid of the day will set the pace for more to come. As your raft rounds each new bend in this dam-controlled river, you’ll be greeted with yet another breathtaking view of the Reventazón Valley. Look for toucans, kingfishers, herons, tanagers, iguanas and bright green “Jesus Christ” lizards. After a fun and exhilarating day of big waves, hydraulics and stunning scenery, you’ll finish your trip with a stop at our Operations Center for a delicious hot lunch, showers, optional drinks and souvenir store before the return drive to San José. This one-day adventure is unforgettable!
TOUR INCLUDE: Professional bilingual guides, transportation, rafting equipment, breakfast, lunch.
DURATION: 9 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: Rubber-soled shoes that can get wet (Tevas, tennis shoes, booties or similar); Swimsuit / swim trunks; shorts of a quick-drying material; hat with a brim for sun; towel; waterproof sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher; Croakies or straps to secure glasses. T-shirt is optional. Bring an extra change of dry clothes for after rafting.
RATE: $85.00 USD.

SAN JOSE CITY TOUR.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park. Next, we will take a walking tour through the historic National Theater. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards we will visit one of the many unique museums of Costa Rica. We will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest. A brief stop will be made in a beautiful art craft shopping store allowing you to browse through it before returning to your hotel and why not, buy some souvenirs for those who are expecting you back at home.
Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation.
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fees to Gold Museum and National Theater.


DURATION: 4 hours.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Camera, Hat, Walking Shoes, Suncream.
PRICE: $48.00

SAN JOSE NIGHT CITY TOUR WITH DINNER.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful city and historical sites of San José at night. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Sabana Park, The National Stadium, residential areas, Paseo Colon and Second Avenue, the historical National Theater completed in 1897, a masterpiece in art and architecture. Afterwards, you will continue heading to the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court and various sites of interest such as the National Park and National Monument, the National Center for the Culture, The Electoral Tribunal, National Library, The Morazan Park, The Metal School and the Historical Barrio Otoya with its beautiful Victorian and Art Deco houses. At Barrio Otoya, you will visit one of the emblematic restaurants of San Jose: Café Mundo. A lovely place settled in an old Victorian Mansion. This popular place mixes creative cuisine with an ambience of casual elegance. Wood tables and Art Deco wrought-iron chairs are spread spaciously around several rooms in this former colonial mansion.
Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Dinner at Café Mundo restaurant.


DURATION: 4 hours.
DEPARTURE: 6:00 PM. RETURN: 10:00 PM
Drinks:2 local brand beers or 1 cup of house wine.
Entrance: Soup of the day or Cesar Salad.
Main Courses: Select one.
Sautéed Chicken Breast in honey sauce and mushrooms OR mushrooms and red wine sauce. Pasta Penne al Olive, sautéed with chicken, fresh tomato sauce, garlic, olive oil & mozzarella cheese. Pasta Fettuccine Primavera with sea food. Roasted vegetables salad with grilled chicken breast. Sea Bass filet with Juliana vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Dissert: Cheese Cake, Tiramisu, or Caramel Flan. Coffee or Te

PRICE: $69.00

SARAPIQUI RIVER RAFTING

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
At only 90 minutes from San Jose, Sarapiqui River is a great choice for a first rafting trip in Costa Rica. Classified as Class III, section La Virgen to Chilamate, this river has a lush vegetation where is easy to find many wildlife species as toucans, egrets, anhingas, trogons, parrots and monkeys. Rafting down the Sarapiqui, you can expect clear, warm water flowing down from Poas Volcano. The river has interesting and exiting short rapids combined with tranquil pools. Scenery is just spectacular for all those who love nature. The Sarapiquí river is known as the scenic river of Costa Rica's tropical rain forest, has its origin on the Deception Depression between the Poás and Barba volcanoes and runs for 85 Kms (53 Miles) to the San Juan River ,border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. On the way to Sarapiqui, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Braulio Carrillo National Park.
TOUR INCLUDE: Transportation to and from your hotel, Lunch, Rafting Tour and naturalist tour guide.
DURATION: 7 hours
WHAT´S TO BRING: hiking shoes, poncho, mosquito repellent and hat.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Rubber soled shoes that can get wet, swimsuit and shorts of a quit-drying material, Extra T-shirt, Sunscreen, Towel and complete change of clothes for after the rafting, hiking shoes, hat, camera and binoculars.
PRICE: $85.00 USD.

SARAPIQUI RIVER SAFARI

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
At only 90 minutes from San Jose, Sarapiqui River is a great choice for a first rafting trip in Costa Rica. Classified as Class III, section La Virgen to Chilamate, this river has a lush vegetation where is easy to find many wildlife species as toucans, egrets, anhingas, trogons, parrots and monkeys. Rafting down the Sarapiqui, you can expect clear, warm water flowing down from Poas Volcano. The river has interesting and exiting short rapids combined with tranquil pools. Scenery is just spectacular for all those who love nature. The Sarapiquí river is known as the scenic river of Costa Rica's tropical rain forest, has its origin on the Deception Depression between the Poás and Barba volcanoes and runs for 85 Kms (53 Miles) to the San Juan River ,border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. On the way to Sarapiqui, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cancellation Policy
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Boat tour on the Tárcoles River
  • Entrance fee to Punta Leona Resort
  • Lunch


What to bring:
For the river: hat, sun block, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.
For the resort: shorts, sandals, towel and swimsuit.
For the jungle: (optional) walking shoes.
DURATION: (optional) 13 hours.
PRICE: (optional) $125.00.

THE BEST OF THE PACIFIC

TOUR DESCRIPTION:
We depart San Jose towards the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica including a stop for breakfast. On route, there will a boat tour along the Tárcoles River where we will observe crocodiles, water birds and migratory birds. After our jungle adventure with the crocodiles, we continue to Punta Leona, a beautiful resort with a white sand beach, blue ocean and a protected area of 750 hectares of transitional tropical wet forest to tropical dry forest; definitely an exotic paradise. Once at Punta Leona you will have enough time to swim on the ocean or on the swimming pool, bask on the beach, take a walk or relax under a coconut palm. The tour includes a delicious lunch that will be served in one of Punta Leona Resort’s restaurants. Sunset in Punta Leona is an extraordinary experience, which we will enjoy before heading back to San Jose.
Cancellation Policy
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Boat tour on the Tárcoles River
  • Entrance fee to Punta Leona Resort
  • Lunch


What to bring:
For the river: hat, sun block, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.
For the resort: shorts, sandals, towel and swimsuit.
For the jungle: (optional) walking shoes.
DURATION: (optional) 13 hours.
PRICE: (optional) $128.00.