San Jose

Private Custom Guided Tour in San Jose

San Jose, Costa Rica
Private custom tour with a local guide San Jose

From $32.58

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Private Walking Tour
    • Customization of the tour
    • Meet up at your accommodation (If located in the city)
    • Help from our team to book the tickets for the desired visits.
    • Drink or Food ( If you want to have a break during the tour )
    • Personal expenses
    • Local transportation around the city (it’s a walking tour, car...

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Pickup details

    The local guide will pick you up at your hotel ( if located in San Jose ). Travelers can request the tour to start from any centrally located hotel. In case your hotel is outside the city center we will select a convenient meeting point in the city center.Tour may end at a different location from the departure point unless requested in advance of the tour.

    What To Expect

    Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

    40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)

    40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Parque La Sabana

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


    6 reviews
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    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Great tour, but confusing pick-up info
    Jodee_G, Mar 2024
    I had a solo private tour of San Jose with Ezechiel. He was pleasant and knowledgeable; I felt safe and would recommend him as a guide. The Tour Company, was very prompt in reaching out to me when I booked this short-notice tour and I appreciated that. There was some confusion though about the pickup, cost and how to pay for extra time. So if you go, be sure you have clarity. I incorrectly assumed that because my hotel was listed in the pick-up locations drop-down in the booking process that my pickup was included in the tour. It was not, my guide showed up at my hotel on foot and I called for and paid for the Uber. Further, the traffic was terrible and it took about 40 minutes to get to where the tour started and that time apparently counted as part of my 3-hour tour. And then Ezekiel and I extended the tour to stay at a museum a bit longer. I again made an incorrect assumption that I would pay the tour operator for the extra time through Viator, so I was taken by surprise when Ezekiel expected me to pay him directly for that time, but he could not give me an amount to pay. I do understand that it was partly my mistake to make these assumptions (you know what they say about assumptions!), but I do also feel like the tour description could be more clear.
    Paul knows San Jose!
    Rob_D, Mar 2024
    Paul is an expert on Costa Rica. He knew everything about San Jose and showed me many interesting spots.
    Great private tour of San Jose
    Pam_P, Mar 2024
    Paul covered all the main sights of San Jose in the 2 hour tour, providing much information and history. Well worth it.
    San Jose Walking Tour
    KimChee_Y, Feb 2024
    Excellent guide. Very informative and flexible to our likings. We enjoyed the tour. Thanks, Ricardo.0
    Excellent First Time Visit.
    Melodee_F, Feb 2024
    I found out so much of the history of Costa Rica and why the capital is now located in San Jose. I also learned about the different area and visited many interesting spots.

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