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San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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    Stop At: Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose Costa Rica

    We will meet in front of the National Theatre and, after sharing with you its history and beautiful architecture, we'll start walking through the city knitting a story that brings us to modern times.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Correos de Costa Rica, C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 Barrio La Merced, San Jose Costa Rica

    Near the Post Office building we'll talk about the first Chapel in the Central Valley, the Monument of Juanito Mora and the Liberal Period.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market (Mercado Central), San Jose Costa Rica

    We'll visit the Central Market to understand the time when the urban growth required such building. Plus, it's a great way to see the every-day way of living.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    National Theater of Costa Rica, Avenida 2, calle1, Catedral, San José, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    (If transport option is selected) We'll pick you up in any hotel located within the GAM (Great
    Metropolitan Area). PickUp time will be given based on hotel's location.


    • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
    • Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
    Return Details
    National Museum of Costa Rica, Cuesta de Moras, Bella Vista, San José, Costa Rica
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Snacks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Hoy hicimos el tour. Nuestro guía Ama fue siempre muy gentil, siempre tenía una sonrisa y una excelente actitud. Aunque somos costarricenses aprendimos datos muy interesantes de nuestra Costa Rica. Today we get a tour. Ama, our guide was a very nice person. He always...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Irenita A
    AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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    Hola Irenita, para nosotros es un gusto poder enseñar la ciudad, su historia y secretos, tanto a nacionales como visitantes....More

    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    This walking tour of San Jose was enjoyable, but less informative than I had hoped. I expected to learn more about the history of San Jose and Costa Rica generally, as well as modern life and recommendations for tourists. There was some of this but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

    Hello Riana, thanks for sharing your comments with us. We'd like to take this as an opportunity to grow and improve. Could you please share with us the date you did our tour, and what was the name of your guide? We're very passionate about...More

    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a great tour with Nacho - he engaged our three teenagers and told us stories of buildings that we would never have known. He helped our son buy a Costa Rican football shirt and pointed out the first McDonalds outside of North America...More

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    AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Alison thank you so much for coming to the tour and taking the time to leave us a review. It makes us very happy to know that you and your family had a great experience with Carpe Chepe. Thanks for coming to San Jose and...More

    Reviewed 25 July 2019

    I walked the streets of San Jose the day prior on my own and saw a little of the neighborhood. The next day I decided to take the tour. Ama was out guide. He was awesome!! For nearly 3 hours in English and Spanish he...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

    It is true that most historical landmarks go unnoticed until somebody points them out. In our travel experience, it's always good to have a local friend to share with you these little things. That's our humble mission, to be the local friend that makes your...More

    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    I took the tour on July 20th, 2019. My guide Nacho was awesome. We had a large group but he did a great job keeping everyone together while showing us great places in downtown San Jose. His funny stories about the history of San Jose...More

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    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

    Thank you so much for visiting our city, we're very happy to know you had fun and that you now know San Jose is a fun and interesting city to visit, and not just a "mandatory stop" like most tourists think. Specially, thank you so...More

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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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