Your itinerary will be worked out between yourself and our local experts in San Jose. They are extremely knowledgeable and highly resourceful — trust us! Your tour doesn't need to be a walking tour, we have access to vehicles and buses if needs be, so the world is your oyster (or at least San Jose and the surrounding area is, in this case!). Whatever you are looking to do that is within our Responsible Travel charter, we can organise it for you.
We offer a wide range of options for your Custom San Jose tour, including:
- a visit to a coffee field where you can taste different kinds of Costa Rica’s famed coffee
- an adventure to an active volcano, rainforest reserve, and/or spectacular beaches
- a national park experience complete with monkeys, sloths, and crocodiles (oh my!)
- a trip to a butterfly garden and nearby waterfalls
- a visit to towns, local markets, and cultural sites such as la Basilica de los Angeles
- an educational experience that tours San Jose’s many museums
The above can be combined into various tours — we can make recommendations as to which combinations offer the best value for your interests.
Pricing for full-day tours ranges from USD 95 to 220 per person, for tours of 6 to 10 hours. Shorter tours of 2 to 3 hours start at USD 45 per person.
Tour costs will vary based on tour options, and can be priced to include transportation, entrance fees, and lunch.
All you need to do to get your bespoke private tour organised is to choose your desired tour date. Use the booking function on this page for this request, and choose the number of passengers in your group. In the additional request box, include any information you think will be helpful in organizing your tour. No payment is required to make initial Custom San Jose tour inquiry.
As soon as we receive your inquiry (during normal office hours or at the next earliest point), we will contact you by email or, for those who leave a Costa Rica phone number, we will give you a call and begin the process to organize your perfect stay in San Jose. Then, to secure your desired date and time of the tour, we'll ask for a non-refundable deposit.
Once your itinerary and quote is all confirmed, we will deduct the deposit from the final quote. We can arrange all final payments and terms during the planning stages of your private San Jose tour.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Confirmation of booking: We will be in touch with you by email or phone to go through your tour options with you. All details and pricing will be worked out with you during that conversation. Nothing is booked before that point.
Additional Information: To secure your desired date and time of tour, we’ll need a non-refundable deposit. Note that the deposit amount will vary depending on the options you select for your private tour. We will discuss this with you once you’ve made your initial inquiry. This deposit will then be deducted from your tour once you come to pay for it in total.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour, depending on the activities chosen. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at a rate to be determined once your tour itinerary is confirmed. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour (with the exception of the bike tour) free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.