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Departs: San Jose, San Jose

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Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance fee to National Museum

Private transportation

Professional guide

Typical lunch in a historical house of San Jose

Visit to the Municipal Souvenirs Market

Walking Tour to the Iconic buildings of the city

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 80

Additional Info

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
The most beautiful building in Costa Rica. Our Opera House was build between 1890 and 1897 as a cultural center and special celebrations for the high society of that time. Because it is a theater with constant activities, it is often closed for tours inside, so the visit is subject to the day of your tour being open. In case the entrance is not allowed, a visit to the National Museum will be made instead of the visit to the theater

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum is a museum in San José, Costa Rica. It is located in a subterranean building underneath the "Plaza de la Cultura" and is owned and curated by the Banco Central de Costa Rica.

The Museums of the Central Bank of Costa Rica manage, preserve, research and outreach the Archaeology, Visual Arts, and Numismatics collections of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. They offer their visitors permanent exhibitions and a dynamic program of temporary exhibits that are related to their heritage. They are housed in an extraordinary building located in the heart of San José.

• Admission Ticket Free

San Jose
San José is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the centre of the country, specifically in the mid-west of the Central Valley, and contained within San José Canton.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)
In 1813, the Spanish Courts gave San José the title of city and, as such, required a temple that would honor the Catholic faith. This was the reason why it was decided to build the current metropolitan cathedral. The construction of this first temple began in 1825 under the supervision of Eusebio Rodríguez, who had designed a longer and wider temple with masonry walls. The church was inaugurated in 1827 and received the title of cathedral in 1850, when Monsignor Anselmo Llorente y La Fuente was appointed the first bishop of Costa Rica.

• Admission Ticket Free

Parque La Sabana
La Sabana Metropolitan Park is located in downtown San José, Costa Rica. It is the country's largest and most significant urban park. La Sabana is considered "the lungs of San José" by Costa Ricans.
Covering an area of 0.72 square kilometres (0.28 sq mi), La Sabana Metropolitan Park is adjacent to the city's core districts, offering green space and recreation to the residents of San José.
Several important institutions and organizations are located within or adjacent to the park.
La Sabana Metropolitan Park was officially inaugurated in 1977, though its origins go back two centuries. Manuel Antonio Chapuí, the parish priest of San José at the end of the 17th century, donated several plots of land in the Mata Redonda District "in order to favour Costa Rica's interests". Since that time, the area has been used for recreation and sports activities.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mercado Municipal De Artesanias
Enjoy shopping and haggling for thousands of beautiful handicrafts at the San Jose Municipal Handicraft Market, a veritable maze of aisles packed with colorful souvenirs to take home.
All products offered are handcrafted by true Costa Rican artists. Here you can find a wide variety of jewelry, Wood carvings, t-shirts, hammocks, coffee and spices, bookmarks, butterflies in frames, sloth bears and thousands of other objects.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museo Nacional De Costa Rica
The National Museum of Costa Rica invites you to learn about the cultural and natural history of Costa Ricans, from pre-Columbian times to the present.

Its exhibition rooms show the varied collections in the fields of national history, archeology and natural history, which for 135 years has been the oldest in the country. It carries out temporary exhibitions on artistic and cultural themes and has a varied agenda of activities throughout the year.

The Museum is located in an emblematic building, declared Historical Architectural Heritage and a symbol of the abolition of the army in Costa Rica.

In case the National Theater is closed, it will be replaced by the National Museum

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Excellent City Tour!
Baumshell_A, 24-09-2022
Our tour guide Alberto was very knowledgeable about history and culture of Costa rica. This was a perfect way to end our week trip to this beautiful country. Our guide answered our many questions and told interesting stories about CR. We enjoyed the walking, the museum, and the traditional meal.
amazing tour of San Jose
Lydddmarie, 03-09-2022
Alberto and Eugene were great hosts. I truly enjoyed learning more about the culture and history. I can’t wait to explore more with them as our hosts this weekend.
San Jose Private Day Trip and Jaco Beach Private Day Trip
dsuddreth1, 30-08-2022
Alberto was a fabulous guide and took his time to answer all our questions with a smile and insight. We had the pleasure of spending the following day with Alberto on a private day trip to Jaco Beach where he gave us an excellent experience. Ask for Alberto and he will make you feel like his priority. Thanks Alberto for two memorable days!!
Informative, entertaining, wonderful!
Cristina C, 18-07-2022
Excellent way to start our visit to San José! I booked this tour for myself and my twin boys (10 y/o) as a way to start our time in SJ. Mario, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, as well as entertaining for the boys. We visited the Teatro Nacional, the Museo del Oro and the Museo Nacional. Mario know so much about Costa Rican history, that we left the tour feeling like we learned so much about this beautiful country. Mario's tour company offers dozens of tours, and I would absolutely book them again!
Great Way To Spend The Day!
Sean C, 16-07-2022
What a fantastic tour of San Jose! Mario, our tour guide, picked us up at our hotel right on time and proceeded to give us a driving/walking tour of the city of San Jose. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and history of the city and the country! The 2 museums we visited were packed with local history and artifacts, while the lunch we ate was very authentic. If you have a day to spend in San Jose, you can’t go wrong with this tour! Would definitely do it again.
Beauty, Culture, and History - Today’s Costa Rica
Eugene_C, 02-11-2022
Excellent guide, excited to share the history and culture of Costa Rica and the San Jose area. Provided a great perspective of the successes and the challenges of modern CR. Truly, a wonderful representative.
A time of enjoyment in the capital city of Pura Vida.
DanielAndre_T, 25-10-2022
The city tour by car was very nice.
Alberto was very friendly and drove with knowledge of San Jose. The pickup was punctual, the lunch included was very delicious. A good learning time of history and art.
Good experience
Martin_B, 04-10-2022
Highlights Tour guide Alberto. A very informative and enjoyable guide. Vehicle comfortable. Very helpful in all things. Company should make clear that certain items of the tour may not be open or bypassed because of time constraints. We found out National museum was closed after arriving, parking and walking to the building. This caused us to miss a stop at the market. The lunch said it would be typical for Costa Rica in an historical building. Although the lunch was excellent it was a buffet in a modern hotel. Fortunately Alberto did not let these things ruin it for us. Great guide.

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