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Walking Tour of San Jose

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    What to Expect
    San José is full of interesting stories and a rich history, you just need a good storyteller to unveil its charms for you. On this tour we will walk through the major historical landmarks and the modern cool spots as well to share how locals enjoy their city.
    App: 3 hours
    M-Sa 10:00AM and 3:00PM
    Pay: $25 for Without Transportation
    TRANSPORTATION SERVICE (Roundtrip): We will pick you up and bring you back to your hotel if it is located in the following areas: GAM (Metropolitan San Jose, Heredia, Cartago), Alajuela (airport zone), Belén, Santa Ana and Escazú.
    Bring comfortable shoes, and the best attitude!
    More info and reservations: freetour@carpechepe.com
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This walking tour of San Jose was enjoyable, but less informative than I had hoped. I expected to learn more about the history of San Jose and Costa Rica generally, as well as modern life and recommendations for tourists. There was some of this but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank RIANA T
    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Riana, thanks for sharing your comments with us. We'd like to take this as an opportunity to grow and improve. Could you please share with us the date you did our tour, and what was the name of your guide? We're very passionate about...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great tour with Nacho - he engaged our three teenagers and told us stories of buildings that we would never have known. He helped our son buy a Costa Rican football shirt and pointed out the first McDonalds outside of North America...More

    Thank alisong553
    AlejandraLopezCha, Marketing at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Alison thank you so much for coming to the tour and taking the time to leave us a review. It makes us very happy to know that you and your family had a great experience with Carpe Chepe. Thanks for coming to San Jose and...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I walked the streets of San Jose the day prior on my own and saw a little of the neighborhood. The next day I decided to take the tour. Ama was out guide. He was awesome!! For nearly 3 hours in English and Spanish he...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank WestPalm123
    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    It is true that most historical landmarks go unnoticed until somebody points them out. In our travel experience, it's always good to have a local friend to share with you these little things. That's our humble mission, to be the local friend that makes your...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I took the tour on July 20th, 2019. My guide Nacho was awesome. We had a large group but he did a great job keeping everyone together while showing us great places in downtown San Jose. His funny stories about the history of San Jose...More

    Thank nxt2nature
    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for visiting our city, we're very happy to know you had fun and that you now know San Jose is a fun and interesting city to visit, and not just a "mandatory stop" like most tourists think. Specially, thank you so...More

    Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

    My mom and I went on the free walking tour of San Jose. It was super easy to find the tour guide. Nacho was our guide and I can not say enough about what a great guide he was and how much fun it was....More

    Thank RebeccaP3243
    CarpeChepe, Owner at Carpe Chepe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

    Thank you very much Rebecca. It's really cool to read reviews like this, we're work very hard to change the image of San Jose and it's really fulfilling to read kind words like yours. Thanks for joining us! Carpe Chepe team

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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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