Discover the beauty and culture of modern Costa Rican life on a mini San Jose adventure.
You savour San Jose the same way you do a mug of velvety Costa Rican coffee. To really appreciate this Central American gem you need time for all its subtle notes to reveal themselves – plus a friendly local to show you the way. Join us on a stopover in San Jose and discover the city’s historical neighbourhoods and markets jammed with foodie treasures. After having your fill of markets and neoclassical architecture, whiz through the mountains by train to laid back Cartago and explore its colonial streets. If you knew nothing about San Jose when you landed, it’s guaranteed you’ll be best friends when you leave.
Discover the neoclassical architecture of San Jose on a walking tour with a real local.
Wander through San Jose’s massive Central Market, tasting exotic fruits and learning the secrets behind a proper cup of Costa Rican coffee.
Get active with an included short hike through the mountans, a train ride past tobacco plantations and a guided bike ride through beautiful Cartago.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. On Day 1 there are no activities planned so you may arrive at any time. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. Instead, our local representative in each location will fill this role. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
3. Please be careful when booking flights to/from San Jose; make sure you fly into/out of Juan Santamaría International Airport [SJO]. Please do NOT book flights to/from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport [SJC] as this is located in California, United States.