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San Jose Day Tour: City Highlights (half day) Adventure Tour

Central America

  • Costa Rica

Set out on a day tour of Costa Rica's capital. Visit sites like the National Theater, the Jade Museum, the Central Market and more! There's plenty of opportunity for learning about San Jose's great history and to pick up some souvenirs to take back home.

What's Included  

Your Discover Moment: City Highlights, San José. Walking tour of San Jose. Snack and sorbet during tour. Entrance to Jade Museum. Certified guide.



Joining Instructions  

Meeting point:
Meet your CEO (Chief Experience Officer) or local guide at 9:00 am at Parque de Francia, right in the center of the Park.They will be visible with G Adventures branded clothing for easy identification.

End Point: Jade Museum


Stroll through Costa Rica's capital, San Jose. Learn about the countries history of democracy, art and culture. Enjoy the bustling Central Market.

Meals Included  

No meals included

International Flights  

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

Packing List  

Health & Safety:
• Face masks (required)
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Rubber gloves

Minimum Age  

Minimum age of 2 years for this trip.

Optional Activities  

No optional activities

Day 1 San José

Duration: 5 hours

Meeting Point: Parque de Francia

Finish Point: Jade Museum

Itinerary: San José's rising star revolves around a rejuvenated arts scene, an eclectic and culinary panorama of fusion and Costa Rican tradition, carefully preserved postcolonial architecture and of course, the coffee culture. The revival is happening east of downtown and our start point in Barrio Escalante. What was historically an upscale residential area, is now sprinkled with art galleries, boutiques and creative eateries. Beginning with visits to two art galleries, one representing the modern scene and the next featuring more traditional work from the coffee-driven colonial era, journey back in time over the next several hours to see and taste the history of the city.

Strolling by a number of small cafes and restaurants creates a bit of an appetite, preparing us perfectly for a quick snack stop at one of neighborhood's innovative restaurants that combines indigenous, traditional and modern tastes in an inventive menu. Did we mention coffee? Today's Costa Rican society was built around the successful coffee industry over the last several hundred years. Tap into this deep local knowledge while learning some of the intricacies of coffee tasting and selection from a resident expert in a quaint coffee shop.

Not ready to end the day yet? Continue on your walk to hear why this nation has no army and emphasizes education over conflict while standing in the most appropriate place to do so, the Plaza de la Democracia (Democracy Square). Finally, step across the square to dig deeper into the past at the international award-winning Jade Museum, housing vast collections of pre-Columbian art and artifacts of outstanding quality and artistic ingenuity, many with deep meaning for local indigenous populations.

Packing essentials: refillable water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, light jacket.


Duration: 1 Days

Physical Grading: 2 - Light

Trip Type: Day Tours

Travel Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Call Us: 01 2311889


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