San José, Costa Rica - Walking Tour Changes During COVID-19
First, thank you for considering travel to Costa Rica and taking an interest in our tours.
We were THE FIRST walking tour company focused solely on San Jose and the urban experience in Costa Rica, and our commitment to it hasn't changed.
For 11 years, it has been our joy to help visitors scratch below its chaotic surface and expose the true hidden gems of history, food, art, politics, architecture and more.
So much has changed over those years (hello culinary explosion!), and we have always modified our routes and experiences to make sure you walk as a true local, enjoying the best and newest in cuisine, art, and culture.
COVID requires us to continue adapting in new ways.
As borders start to open and flights start to resume, we are taking a FLEXIBLE approach to offering tours.
Booking In order to reduce costs we have temporarily stopped using automatic booking software. If you are interested in a tour please contact us directly. We can still process payments via Paypal or Credit/Debit.
Availability Our availability will depend on current orders from relevant government offices.
Refunds Refunds are 100%, at any time, if you are unable to tour due to COVID related issues. This policy is in effect until June of 2021.
Group Size We have always had a max of 8 people on tours to ensure a customized experience. We are reducing this number to 4, and no more than 2 different groups of people in order to minimize transmission risks. If you are traveling in a group of more than 4 we can accommodate up to 8.
Masks All clients are required to wear a mask throughout the duration of the tour. We will provide sanitizing gel or wipes to use as needed.
Tours Bird's Nest - OPERATING. This is our most popular tour and since its origination has always been 85% outside, stepping only into the National Theater lobby, a hidden converted cultural space and 2 churches. Depending on these sites being open, current health events and your level of comfort, we may or may not enter these sites. Contact us to inquire.
Artist Bird - OPERATING This tour traditionally visits a few galleries but also includes a great amount of historic sites and street art. We will enter inside spaces as available. It is likely that we will not be able to enter many until November or after. In that case we can mix this tour with elements of the Bird's Nest listed above. We are happy to be flexible with you if you'll be flexible with us! Contact us to inquire.
Hungry Bird - NOT OPERATING This tour relies heavily on time spent in the Central Market. Due to its tight corridors and generally heavy traffic we do not feel the time is appropriate to offer this tour. In addition, restaurants are closing or modifying how they offer service and we cannot guarantee these experiences. In the meantime, our guide Alejandro is a vegan pastry chef and if you would like to have him prepare you some local treats let us know. Contact us to inquire.