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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the charming town of Cartago on a half-day tour that begins with a scenic walk to the train station in San Jose. Take the train to Cartago, then follow your guide on a bike tour around the small city. Sample local foods during at the Central Market and learn about Costa Rica’s colonial history while viewing the landmarks before returning to San Jose by local bus.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Yellow House
    Casa Amarilla, Calle 11, Otoya, San José, Costa Rica
    The northeast corner of España Park, in the cafe across the street
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Old Atlantic Rail Station
    Cartago
    Central Market (Mercado Central)
  • You'll end at
    Atlantic Railroad Station
    Avenida 3, Aranjuez, San José, Costa Rica
    Atlantic Rail Road Station
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Includes snacks, and use of bike and helmet
  • Hear insightful commentary from your guide
  • See more of San Jose and its surroundings on this excursion
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people allows for a personalized tour
Important Information
Departure Point
The Yellow House, Casa Amarilla, Calle 11, Otoya, San José, Costa Rica
Duration
6h
Return Details
Atlantic Railroad Station, Avenida 3, Aranjuez, San José, Costa Rica
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Use of bike and helmet
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Maximum group size is 12 persons
  • Casual clothing. Please bring a hat and sunglasses for hot weather.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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emiyinct wrote a review Mar 2020
White Plains, New York19 contributions28 helpful votes
The guide Gladys was sweet and knowledgeable. She took us on a loop around Cartago on bicycles, to the basilica of Juana Pereira de Los Angelos and to the market. There is one big hill but I am in decent (not amazing) shape and made it with only a brief rest stop on the way up.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Daniel M wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Loved the train, bicycle and bus modes of travel. Visiting the market and meeting locals provided an authetic experience. Angel's passion for his country and its history provided a great orientation to the country, Cartego and the locals. I strongly recommend this tour for
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Date of experience: January 2020
Kara B wrote a review Jun 2019
Midland, Michigan7 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was a perfect combination of public transportation, walking & riding bikes. We had a great time, and our tour guide Vinicio was very laid back and very knowledgeable! We learned a lot about Cartago and it's history. There were many neat stops along the way. Cartago
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Date of experience: April 2019
Response from Rock U, Front Office Manager at Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour
Responded 6 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your words, Kara. Glad to hear you enjoy this experience! Hope to have you back.
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Kel D wrote a review Apr 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin6 contributions
I did this tour my second day in San Jose. Fully rested, my mom and I ventured out with Vinny. The train ride was unique and fun. Vinny was kind, knowledgeable and patient with my mom and I as we huffed and puffed up the steepest hill. The empanadas and coconut water at the
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from CostaRicaFriendly, Director de Recepción at Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour
Responded 13 May 2019
Hello Kel! Thank you so much for your words. Vinny sure is a great one and we are lucky to have him. Hope to see you soon.
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Rebecca K wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions
This was a great way to begin our trip! Getting to spend the morning with a local guide and ask her a variety of questions was very helpful to learn more about life in Costa Rica - definitely recommend putting one of these tours at the front end of your stay in San Jose! We
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from CostaRicaFriendly, Director de Recepción at Cartago Day Trip by Rail from San Jose: Bike Ride and Market Tour
Responded 14 May 2019
Hi Rebecca! So nice to hear you had a good time. We hope to have you back soon.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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