Total San Jose Tour: Cartago, Irazu Volcano And Nightlife Adventure

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Atlantic Railroad Station, Av. 3, Aranjuez, San José, Costa Rica
  • Return Details :
    Amón, San José, Costa Rica
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Escape the city for a bike ride through the mountains and a trip up a volcano, wander local markets, take in a total history lesson, then indulge in a dinner to remember. This jam-packed San Jose tour includes culture, history, nature, nightlife and adventure, plus a tasty three-course meal (with wine, naturally). Its the best way to experience the best of San Jose!

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Make the most of San Jose! This Total San Jose Tour combines two of our most popular experiences (Cartago Bike & Train Tour and San Jose by Night), with a bonus volcano visit thrown in, all to make for one epic adventure.

Well start with a train trip beyond San Jose to the beautiful town of Cartago, a sleepy oasis filled with Costa Rican local culture and the freshest air outside the big city. The scenic 45-minute journey will take you out into the mountains, and through the coffee plantations.

Once in Cartago, youll hop on your bike and cruise through the streets, learning all about the towns history along the way. Many of the locals travel by bike here, so youll fit right in! You will make regular stops with your guide, so they can fill you in on all the history behind this fascinating town.

After getting your fix of all that Costa Rican history, well visit the Central Market, where you can sample local life through foods and flavours. Here youll be able to brush shoulders with the locals and dive into local cuisine.

Next up, well ditch our bikes and drive along the winding roads to Irazu volcano the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. Youll get to take in a stunning panoramic view amid the moon-like landscape of this national park.

After youve soaked up the view, well hop on a local bus to return to San Jose for the evening portion of our tour, filled with good food, good wine and great nightlife!

Well visit another Central Market, where well learn the secrets and uses of the roots, herbs, and fruit common in local cuisines, including ingredients that will play a role in your authentic Costa Rican dinner later on.

After the market, well make our way down Central Avenue, enjoying a trip down San Joses memory lane, as well as visiting one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in San Jose, the National Theatre.

Well spend the rest of the evening at our favourite local restaurant, which specialises in local wine and gourmet food. Youll finish the evening in fine fashion, feeling every bit the San Jose local. If youd like to continue the evening in the neighbourhood of Escalante, your local guide will be happy to provide suggestions on where to head, but if not, they can assist you with getting a taxi back to your accommodation.


Local English-speaking guide

Transportation during the tour

Bike and helmet rental

Dinner and wine


Coffee and/or Tea

Alcoholic Beverages


Additional food and drinks

Transportation to/from the meeting and end points

Souvenirs and personal shopping

Tips/gratuities for your guide and driver

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please wear (or bring) hiking shoes and bring a sweater and sunscreen

Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour

This tour can be customised to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance of any special diet needs or allergies. You can do so in the Additional requests box at checkout

For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

On Mondays the restaurant is closed, so we will visit the chefs house for dinner instead.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Jul-2018

    Angel our guide was fantastic, he was so enthusiastic and truly made the tour memorable. We booked 4 tours, and this was by far the best.