San Jose Day Tours and Activities

Located in the heart of the Central Valley, the capital of Costa Rica enjoys a dramatic setting, ringed by mountain peaks. With many landscaped parks and leafy barrios, San Jose is a surprisingly green city punctuated by colonial-era wooden houses and elegant buildings. As the country's most cosmopolitan city, San Jose provides a wide variety of eating options, music venues and vibrant bars. It's the country's most important transport hub and whether you're merely passing through or planning on staying longer, our day tours and activities are a great way to make the most of your time here. Check live availability and book online with instant confirmation.

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Please note that our San Jose day tours and activities operate independently from our longer multi-destination tours in Costa Rica.

Next Departures - San Jose Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom USD
Tortuguero National Park Day Trip 12 hours 14 Dec 2018 USD $119.70
Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip 12 hours 14 Dec 2018 USD $137.55
San Jose Evening Walking Tour with Dinner 4 hours 14 Dec 2018 USD $60.64
Coffee Tour & Chocolate Tasting from San Jose 4 hours 14 Dec 2018 USD $59.85
San Jose Walking Tour & Lunch 4 hours 14 Dec 2018 USD $66.15

Best things to do in San Jose

Arenal & Baldi Hot Springs Tour from San Jose


FROM USD $0.00

Visit Arenal Volcano National Park to see the world-renowned Arenal Volcano and relax at Baldi Hot...

Manuel Antonio National Park Day Trip

12 hours
FROM USD $137.55

Explore Manuel Antonio National Park, a stunning combination of beach, tropical forest and beautiful...

Tortuguero National Park Day Trip

12 hours
FROM USD $119.70

Go in search of wildlife, exploring the dense jungle and freshwater channels of beautiful Tortuguero...

Costa Rica Sightseeing from San Jose

10 hours
FROM USD $119.70

This exciting full day tour from San Jose includes an exhilarating mountain hike, La Paz Waterfall,...

6 in 1 Rainforest Adventures from San Jose

8 hours
FROM USD $103.94

With this 6-in-1 pass, spend an action-packed day at Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic, inc....

Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River


FROM USD $0.00

Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, battling class III and IV rapids,...

Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

12 hours
FROM USD $131.25

Spend a blissful day enjoying the tropical beaches and warm waters of Tortuga Island on this full...

San Jose Evening Walking Tour with Dinner

4 hours
FROM USD $60.64

Meander through San Jose’s Central Market, stroll through historic neighbourhoods and enjoy a...

Coffee Tour & Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

4 hours
FROM USD $59.85

This half day tour of Café Britt, one of Costa Rica's premier coffee plantations, includes coffee...

San Jose Walking Tour & Lunch

4 hours
FROM USD $66.15

Get off the beaten track and delve beneath the surface of San Jose on this 4 hour walking tour,...

Horse Riding & Sarapiquí River Cruise

9 hours
FROM USD $103.95

Spot wildlife on a Sarapiqui river cruise and horseback ride into the rain forest on this full day...

Rainforest & Chocolate Tour from San Jose

10 hours
FROM USD $147.00

Encounter monkeys and other wildlife at La Selva Biological Reserve and enjoy chocolate tasting on...

San Jose Zipline Canopy Tour

5 hours
FROM USD $89.25

Experience the thrill of ziplining through the lush tropical forest of Costa Rica's Central Valley...

San Jose Dinner, Music & Traditional Dance

4 hours
FROM USD $73.50

Enjoy a evening of delicious Costa Rican cuisine, live music and traditional dance at a hillside...

Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour from San Jose

8 hours
FROM USD $112.35

Spot exotic wildlife and enjoy a bird's eye view of the spectacular Costa Rican rainforest, during...

Planning a longer visit to Costa Rica?

Browse some of our popular multi-day trips that spend a day or more in San Jose. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to San Jose on a bespoke touring itinerary to Costa Rica, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

Costa Rica Day Tours and Excursions

Make the most Costa Rica's cities, beaches and natural wonders with our range of day tours and activities in San Jose, La Fortuna and Tamarindo.