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Overview
Start off your trip to Costa Rica right by exploring the capital city on a guided walking tour. While arriving in the hectic city of San Jose can be overwhelming, by traveling with a local you can discover the city highlights and local hang-outs without worrying about logistics or navigation. Plus, a guide shares the city’s history and culture so you can bolster your knowledge of the country.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
National Theater of Costa Rica
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  • 1
    Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Correos de Costa Rica
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Central Market (Mercado Central)
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
National Museum of Costa Rica
Cuesta de Moras, Bella Vista, San José, Costa RicaAt National Museum entrance.
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Highlights
  • Discover the top attractions and hidden gems of San Jose on a walking tour
  • A guide shows you to spots most tourists miss
  • A small-group tour enables the guide to shape the outing to suit the group
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
Important Information
Departure Point
National Theater of Costa Rica, Avenida 2, calle1, Catedral, San José, Costa Rica
Duration
3h
Return Details
National Museum of Costa Rica, Cuesta de Moras, Bella Vista, San José, Costa Rica
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
41Reviews
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Ingrid W wrote a review 12 Feb
13 contributions5 helpful votes
Our small group joined the carpe chepe free waking tour of San Jose from outside the National Theatre. This was on the advice of our hosts from Casa Alma who told us to look out for the yellow T-shirt. The young lady who was our guide was extremely knowledgeable and spoke
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Date of experience: January 2020
Craig M wrote a review 10 Feb
6 contributions
We did this tour as we only had 1 day in SJO. There is not a ton of things to see - city if very spread out and not easy to get around. Tour guide (Angel) was friendly and had good info on history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from CarpeChepe, Marketing at San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review! We are glad you thought our guide was fun and knowledgeable :) There is definitely a ton of things to see and do in San Jose, so we are happy you took the tour and experience some of them. Carpe diem, Carpe Chepe
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RGN_7228 wrote a review Jan 2020
185 contributions32 helpful votes
I didnt know anything about San Jose's history and all I've heard was that there was not much to do/see from a tourist POV. Nacho proved that wrong. It was very interesting and it didnt feel like a long tedious walking tour. It was well balanced with history, fun facts and
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Response from CarpeChepe, Marketing at San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
Responded 1 week ago
We are very happy you liked the tour and our city! :) Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the world. We are a small local business and this really help us keep doing what we love! Welcome back anytime.
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Annetterz wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
Great way to start your visit to the city of San Jose. AMA was extremely informative. Walked to places we would not have seen without the tour and allowed us to better understand the city’s history.
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Response from CarpeChepe, Marketing at San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
Responded 1 week ago
Annette, thank you for exploring San Jose :) All of our guides indeed are experts in the history and culture of our city, we are glad you liked it!
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Kelly wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions
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I had a very good time with David. the tour takes 3 hours. David is very passionate. He tooks time to explain everything with his lovely smile. He knows the city, the people, the stories behind each corner jajajaja. I really recommend the Carpe Chepe's agency. Plus the
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from CarpeChepe, Owner at San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Indeed David is very passionate, knowledgeable, and always has a contagious smile on his face. Thanks for joining us, we're happy you leave with a good memory of our city.
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About the operator
By: Carpe Chepe
Philo I
50
THE BEST BAR CRAWLING
OMG.... THIS IS A MUST!!!!!! I’ve never done anything like this before... This was so much fun. At first, I
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Ingrid W
Norwich, United Kingdom
105
Free walking tour
Our small group joined the carpe chepe free waking tour of San Jose from outside the National Theatre. This was on
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Christopher J
20
City tour
Awesome the tour was very informative and the guides were great very nice and answered all questions. I say it’s a
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Craig M
60
Good view of market and various fruits that we are not familiar with.
We did this tour as we only had 1 day in SJO. There is not a ton of things to see - city if very spread out and
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Faith L
20
Bar crawl
Fun and exciting! Our guide took his time to explain some history of Costa Rica while we enjoyed some shots and
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Valarie T
40
Awesome tours of San Jose!
We did two tours with Carpe Chepe, the Free Walking tour and the Craft Beer tour and both were fantastic! Iva was
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Serena C
Vacaville, California
30
A Must do for Beer Lovers
We were happy to find Carpe Chepe to show us around San Jose. We booked a same day tour and David was the guide.
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Brandon L
San Francisco, California
30
Fun tour with a nice guide!
I had an evening in San Jose and didn't know what to do, and this tour was a great evening activity for a solo
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RGN_7228
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
18032
Really enjoyed
I didnt know anything about San Jose's history and all I've heard was that there was not much to do/see from a
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Serena C
Vacaville, California
30
Awesome time
We booked the market tour for the same day, luckily they confirmed right away. Our tour guide was Ama (Amaral) and
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