Heredia Province
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Our most recommended Heredia Province Day Trips

  • San Jose: Tortuguero Park Day Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

    1. San Jose: Tortuguero Park Day Tour with Breakfast & Lunch

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in San Jose, Heredia, or Alajuela at 6:00 AM. On your way to breakfast, drive past rolling coffee plantations and admire the mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park. At around 7:15 AM, stop for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast to set you up for the day's adventure. Enjoy fresh fruit juice, coffee, eggs, and the popular gallo pinto (a typical Central American rice and bean dish.) After breakfast visit a local banana plantation and learn about the process of growing and exporting fruit. At around 10:00 AM, leave the bus behind and hop onboard a boat as you cruise into the jungle of Tortuguero National Park. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, which covers over 29,000 hectares, soak up the magic of this luscious green landscape. As you sail along the jungle canals, see native green sea turtles, as well as other endangered a...

  • Rafting Class 3-4 "Jungle Run": Río Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

    2. Rafting Class 3-4 "Jungle Run": Río Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

    Take an exciting break during your travels to your new vacation destination! Bring on the adrenaline and enjoy the "Jungle Run" on the Sarapiqui River. This is the perfect rafting trip for adventurous paddlers! Get piked up from your hotel and travel through small Costa Rican villages to the quaint town of San Miguel de Sarapiquí. There, your professional rafting guide will give you the 101 on rafting including safety tips and technical instructions before heading on your 2 hour journey down one of Costa Rica’s most exuberant rivers! During your descent down the river, you will experience over 30 exciting rapids along 10 km of lush, vibrant rainforest. As you make your way through exciting rapids like "The Pipeline," "The Terminator," and "Dos Locos", you will get your adrenaline pumping! About half way down the river, you’ll stop and watch the rapids from the shore, while enjoying re...

    This was expected a 8 hours activity and it took around 5 hours. The rafting part was not long enough. But we have seen very nice views along the way.

  • San Jose: Doka Estate Coffee & La Paz Waterfalls Garden Tour

    3. San Jose: Doka Estate Coffee & La Paz Waterfalls Garden Tour

    Immerse yourself in Costa Rican coffee, nature, and wildlife on a guided tour to Doka Estate coffee plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup and a relaxing private drive through the Costa Rican countryside. Pass by coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Your guide will point out these sights of interest to you. After a 45-minute drive to Alajuela Province, enter the grand Doka Estate. Explore the lush surroundings before commencing the coffee tour. Learn about the step-by-step development process of plants up to the final point of grain collection. Find out about the estate’s history, its owners, the plant varieties, and the area’s geography. Get an insight into the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best-tasting coffee. Continue to your next destina...

  • San Jose: Sarapiqui Class 2&3 Rafting Adventure

    4. San Jose: Sarapiqui Class 2&3 Rafting Adventure

    The Sarapiqui River is famous for its lush rainforest scenery. Enjoy it up close rafting down the Jungle Run – a section of river that is home to monkeys, iguanas, and other amazing Costa Rican wildlife. Start with pickup from select hotels and travel to El Roble de Sarapiquí, where the adventure begins. Your guide will fit you with the proper gear and go over safety instructions before hitting the river. Duck, dodge, paddle, and laugh your way down the river. Along the way, the "paparrazzi" photographer will be around to catch the best action shots as your Costa Rican river adventure unfolds. About halfway down the river, stop to enjoy a refreshing tropical fruit snack, take a swim, and relax. This area is known for its variety of birdlife, so keep an eye out for interesting tropical species.  Finish the rafting adventure at the Red-Eyed Frog Restaurant, located right next to the riv...

    we had so much fun. our guide Braulio was amazing. for first time rafting we really enjoyed it

  • From San José: Sarapiquí Boat Ride & Tirimbina Reserve Tour

    5. From San José: Sarapiquí Boat Ride & Tirimbina Reserve Tour

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica on a day tour that’s perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers. Embark on an exciting river cruise down the Sarapiquí River. Check out the different flora and fauna around you at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Navigate a unique suspension bridge. Begin your adventure early at your hotel where your naturalist tour guide will meet you. Hop on a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside. On the way, experience the beauty of the second-largest national park in Costa Rica, the Braulio Carrillo. The highway divides the park into 2 big sections, so you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pristine rainforest. Once on the Caribbean slope, learn about the local culture, the unique architecture of the Caribbean, the most important crops including bananas, cassavas, pineapples, heart of palm,...

  • La Fortuna: Jungle Safari Float Sarapiqui to San Jose

    6. La Fortuna: Jungle Safari Float Sarapiqui to San Jose

    Turn your day of travel into an action-packed adventure with the Safari Float Adventure Connection! Come see the abundance of nature and wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer! This Costa Rica Safari Float is a smooth, two-hour paddle down the quiet, lower section of the Sarapiqui River. Your bilingual nature guide will paddle and steer your boat as you float down the river and point out all of the exotic wildlife such as birds, frogs, insects, and monkeys in the Costa Rican rainforest! You'll be picked up at your hotel in La Fortuna's Area and travel to a beautiful waterfall on the Pozo Azul River of Sarapiqui. Here you and your family can enjoy nature and the cool crystal clear water that the waterfall offers you. Then, head towards the Red Eye Frog restaurant located in El Roble of Sarapiqui while getting yourself ready to fall deeply in love with the 2-hour Jungle Safari float. Your...

  • San Jose: Classic Coffee Britt Tour with Lunch

    7. San Jose: Classic Coffee Britt Tour with Lunch

    Embark on a guided tour of Café Britt, one of Costa Rica's premium coffee plantations. Start your day with a relaxing drive through the Costa Rican countryside with a hotel pick-up in an air-conditioned vehicle. Be accompanied by a guide to the plantation. Located in Barva de Heredia, Café Britt place hosts coffee lovers from all over the world. Begin in the nursery for a close look at the finest coffee beans. Follow the journey of gourmet coffee production, from the growing cycle to the selection process. Next, head to the roastery to be enchanted by the aromas of different brews. Discover how different roasting techniques affect the beans and the brew. Your guide will let you in on roasting and packing secrets. These techniques ensure delivery of gourmet coffee from the plantation to homes of coffee lovers worldwide. Learn how Costa Rica’s unique climate and landscapes provide ideal...

  • San Jose: Sarapiqui Class 3&4 Rafting to La Fortuna Arena

    8. San Jose: Sarapiqui Class 3&4 Rafting to La Fortuna Arena

    Bring on the adrenaline and enjoy the “Jungle Run” on the Sarapiqui River, the perfect rafting trip for adventurous paddlers. Join the tour on your way from San Jose to La Fortuna or from La Fortuna to San Jose and spend the day taking on challenging rapids and admiring jungle wildlife.  The day beings with pickup from select locations in San Jose or La Fortuna. Travel through small Costa Rican villages to the quaint town of San Miguel to start your rafting experience, passing La Virgen and finishing up in El Roble de Sarapiquí. Here, your professional guide will give you the 101 on rafting, including safety tips and technical instructions before starting your 3.5-hour journey down the Sarapiqui River on a full-day rafting adventure. Experience over 40 exciting rapids along nearly 22 kilometers of lush, vibrant rainforest. Make your way through exciting rapids like “The Pipeline”, “Th...

  • San Jose: Zipline Canopy and River Rafting Private Tour

    9. San Jose: Zipline Canopy and River Rafting Private Tour

    Start your day of adventure with an early pickup directly from your hotel and a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside. During this 90-minute journey enjoy the beauty of the second largest National Park in Costa Rica: The Braulio Carrillo. Cherish the staggering scenic beauty of the pristine rain forest and learn more about the abundance of nature and wildlife from your naturalist bilingual tour guide. Explore the local culture, the Caribbean architecture, the most important crops of the area, and more along the journey. The Sarapiqui River is the most important tourist attraction in the region. In the upper part, the river is perfect for the practice of Whitewater Rafting. In the Lower Part, boat tours, transfers, and fishing are important economic activities. This part of the tour highlights the White Water Rafting that takes your adrenaline to top levels and the...

  • San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Private Day Tour

    10. San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Private Day Tour

    Embark on a full-day private tour of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, the top nature park and wildlife refuge attraction in Costa Rica. Take in the fresh air of the mountain rainforest. Hike through its beautiful waterfalls and spot rare animals on this day trip. The tour begins at your hotel where your guide will meet you. Hop on a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a 1-hour drive along scenic roads. Pass quaint villages on your way to the beautiful complex of La Paz Waterfall Gardens. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the most-visited private ecological attraction in Costa Rica. It features the best hiking trails near San José. The eco-park houses a rescued wildlife preserve with over 100 animal species. Enjoy 5 waterfalls, cloud and rain forests, and hiking trails accompanied by your naturalist tour guide. Make the most of their environmental education program. Spot numerous species of bird...

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What people are saying about Heredia Province

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Super provider. Great tour

The organization (pick-up, equipment, support, ...) worked really well and all guides really enjoy their job, which is skipped. The provider Desafio is really good and professional. We were in the dry season at the beginning of March, so the water level was a bit low. Nevertheless, the rafting was totally fun and there were some action-packed rapids. Again at any time, no matter if it is dry or rainy.

It was amazing! One of my favorite experiences. Luis our guide was fantastic, extremely fun to have. It provided an unforgettable experience. Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!

The rafting was not long enough but well organized.

This was expected a 8 hours activity and it took around 5 hours. The rafting part was not long enough. But we have seen very nice views along the way.

I would have loved to see turtles, but the passion and experience of the guide was good, we saw several species.

we had so much fun. our guide Braulio was amazing. for first time rafting we really enjoyed it