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Address: Templo de la Musica, Parque Morazan, Barrio Amon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 6280 6169
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Group & Private City Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley...

Group & Private City Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley day-trips.

Food, History, Culture and Art.

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US$ 29.00*
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour
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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour

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Exceptional, well priced tour

- ~2 hour tour - Covered about 90% of San Jose - Loved the guide (spoke perfect English, very friendly, answered all questions) - Incredible suggestions for food, shopping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

- ~2 hour tour - Covered about 90% of San Jose - Loved the guide (spoke perfect English, very friendly, answered all questions) - Incredible suggestions for food, shopping, museums, day trips outside San Jose, etc. - Would recommend to anyone and even repeat

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. Signing up was easy. Great bang for your buck. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, & helpful. I always recommend a walking tour in new cities and I would definitely recommend this company to my friends.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and me were lucky as there was an event of Horse Parade. Silvia, I think that was the guide's name (if wrong, sorry) brought us in the middle of Parade, but not blocked so we could enjoy the same. Also she showed lots of historic area which were just one block away from the hotel where we stayed... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a great time and got to know more of San Jose! Silvia is a San Jose fanatic and loves sharing with visitors. Safe travels. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour with Barrio Bird for our first day of a week long visit to San Jose. We met with Carla who was a lot of fun and very informative. We saw things we never would have noticed or understood had we gone walking around on our own. We learned a lot about Costa Rican culture and also... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Excellent! We are so happy not only the tour but Carla's recommendations amplified your San Jose experience. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this activity! We got an insider's scoop into San Jose and covered lots of ground in our 2-hour tour. Our guide, Carla, was friendly, informative, relaxed, and professional. She had answers to all of our questions and made us feel welcome. This was an excellent way to see the sights of San Jose through the eyes of a... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a great time. We'll continue striving to provide this insider experience! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family really enjoyed our tour with Carla on Christmas Day. She was knowledgeable, smart, and had a good sense of humor. What a great overview of the city -- especially since we only had about 36 hours in the city. I suggest this tour to any San Jose visitors -- do it at the start of your visit, since... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We too feel we offer a great introduction to San Jose and Costa Rica. We designed it to help guide guests during the rest of their travels. Cheers! More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice 2 hour highlights walking tour of San José with a helpful and competent young guide. Having done a lot of such tours all over the world, this was probably one of the most expensive such tours I have ever done for 2 hours of strolling through town with no transport or refreshments provided. With 6 people... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are glad you got a great introduction to Costa Rica and enjoyed the walk. I think the proper way to assess value is making an in-market comparison as economies vary country to country. In Costa Rica we have minimum wage requirements, pay our taxes, pay into a healthcare system, etc. We operate by the law... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed the city walking tour; it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! We ended up being the only participants so we essentially had a private tour with our wonderful guide, Silvia. She was friendly, down to earth, and extremely knowledgeable about San Jose and Costa Rica. She took us through various neighborhoods... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

!yay! We're so happy you were able to take away so much from our tour and it's an honor to be a highlight of your trip. We'll continue striving to offer intimate insider experiences for our guests. Safe travels! More 

Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I decided to look into a walking tour on a Wednesday morning for the same day. Since the online form says 24 hours notice is required to book, I sent a message to ask if there was any possibility of getting in on the afternoon tour. I got a quick response from Stacey, saying it was no problem. As it... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

It was our pleasure! Thank you so much for choosing to see San Jose, it's a gem! More 

Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Without this tour I think I would have been very unimpressed with San Jose but our guide was very friendly and informative and clearly enjoyed living in San Jose which helped me to see past my first impressions. The tour was good and very enjoyable but it would be nice perhaps to get a bit more general history and information... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

YES! You really do need a guide to San Jose. Too many great things are hidden! More 

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