San Jose

Full-Day Vara Blanca Hike Tour

San Jose, Costa Rica
Vara Blanca Hike Tour
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From $250.00

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This guided trek to Vara Blanca is a full day of coffee, wildlife, and waterfalls—all in one. Picked up from your San Jose area hotel, your guide will start you with a typical Costa Rican breakfast, fueling you up for one long day of hiking along and to lush forests, steep canyons, and crashing waterfalls. You’ll also stop at a coffee farm for a look at this Costa Rican delicacy.
  • Hike through the jungle (strong fitness suggested), witness four waterfalls, tour gardens and a coffee farm, and more
  • Authentic Costa Rican breakfast and lunch provided
  • Hassle-free pickup from your San Jose metro area hotel
  • Limited to 8 travelers, you'll get an intimate, small-group experience

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Trekking Poles
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

05:30 AM

Pickup details

Additional costs apply to areas outside of downtown.

What To Expect

Vara Blanca

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Vara Blanca

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


3 reviews
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Amazing Hiking Experience in Costa Rica.
Dale_O, Feb 2023
What an amazing experience! This was the true day hiking adventure in Costa Rica I was searching for. Some challenges for me at times, but our guide Eric was there to assist the whole way. The countryside and canyon were so beautiful! And the waterfalls!!!! Bring your hiking poles and a bathing suit. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thanks for your comment Dale, it was a very good hike. Keep exploring!
Once in a lifetime experience
Juan_S, Aug 2022
Visiting all the waterfalls was worth the hike. The hiking part is a little tough but the guide is helpful and patient. The tour guide was amazing. Showed us around and took us to extra places to visit since we had more time. Honestly I wish I could give this 6 stars.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Awesome adventure Juan thanks for choosing us for your hiking experience in Costa Rica. Stay safe & keep walking. Pura Vida!!

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