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  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Very good tour and a lot of interesting things to see. The guide (Melvin) was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Great tour,a lot of steps but so worth it,tour bus picks you up at the end Adrian was a great tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Awesome experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Everything about this tour was fantastic. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. It was my favorite tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Experienced a wonderful busy day on this tour. First, we visited the Doka Coffee Estate where the processing is the same as a century ago. Very informative and the coffee is delicious, especially the Peabody AA. Next on the itinerary was Poas Volcano and the Lagoon. Fortunately the fog lifted while there, so we were able to view the steaming caldera. Last, we went to La Paz Waterfalls and Gardens. This educational center is fantastic. Great hiking to all the falls, delicious lunch ( usually I don't care for buffets, however, this one rates A ). The exhibits were fantastic and was relieved to find out that they rehabilitate injured animals. Only those that can't survive in the wild are kept at this facility. The butterfly garden and hummingbird areas were amazing!! All in all, I would highly recommend this tour even though there is lots of walking. My husband and I are in our 70's and didn't have a problem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This was the best trip by far. God blessed us an incredible view of the volcano for 5 minutes, just before the thick cloud rolled in. Also the waterfalls exquisite. Be prepared for a good hike over 700 steps to climb and descend. Pics with toucans on your shoulders and in the same room with the amazingly colored frogs!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

It was as good as you can have it. For $100, it's a good deal especially if the weather works out!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

This tour was amazing. The tour guide Katia was knowledge and our driver was safe. We had a great time. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Eduard Z
Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The trip was very nice and guide was very knowledgeable. At that day it was raining close to the volcano, so we haven't seen the crater. However, they showed us a coffee plantation and beautiful place with lots of animals! Toucans, monkeys, different wild cats, hummingbirds and others! Lunch was a buffet style and tasted amazing! After the lunch we moved to the next location to see waterfalls! I've been in lots of places but these kind of waterfall I haven't seen anywhere else! I'd highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Absolutamente satisfecho en todos los aspectos. La relación precio/valor superó mis expectativas. Tenía un sólo día para hacer turismo, y realmente la amplitud del tour me permitió sacar el 100% de provecho al día. El guía totalmente conocedor de los itios y siempre estuvo muy atento y pendiente de todos nosotros. Los 3 sitios incluídos realmente bellos y dignos de conocer. En total recomiendo este tour como una obligación si tiene poco tiempo para hacer turismo!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Our tour guide, Choo Choo (sp?) was great! He was very friendly and informative. The coffe tour was great and we enjoyed being able to ake in the beautiful scenery of the plantation, learn the entire process that goes in to producing coffee, and the time in the shop at the end. Buy your coffee here! First, you get to buy coffee from the place where you actually saw the process first hand know that it's considered one of the best in Costa Rica, and second because, at $8/bag (when we were there) it's also the best deal you'll find. Poas Volcano was amazingly beautiful. We took a bit of a trek to the main crater, but it was too foggy to see anything. We took another trail that led us to a second crater, which was just beautiful. Choo Choo suggested heading back to the main crater before departing, and I'm glad he did because, by the time we got back, the fog had lifted and seeing the crater was well worth the wait and the hike. We stopped at roadside store where we got to sample "Locarno strawberries", strawberry wine, and a Vsta Rican wine, then headed to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Lunch there was delicious - you ave to try their fried plantains - so good. The fauna and flora at the Gardens is so beautiful. There are tons of hummingbirds and the have a bit of a wildlife zoo going on with a butterfly area, frogs, monkeys, a tiger, birds, and other animals. At the end of the walk through there are paths to two waterfalls, one of which you can get close enough to feel the mist. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The tour was great,more then we have expected. We had luck to have nice weather,great tour guide,good food. We have a lot of fun and that was the best we experienced in San Jose.
Jesus,man you are the best.
Definitely we will recommend to everyone,who visit San Jose, the combo tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Best day trip I've ever taken. The volcano portion was very intriguing, but the wildlife sanctuary is an absolute must for any animal lover. If you are into coffee, you will also enjoy the informative tour of the Doka coffee plantation and the delicious breakfast. Other outstanding points were the amazing Buffet lunch and the walk to the waterfalls. Even though it was raining, it was absolutely gorgeous.. Lastly, the quick stop to try fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries at a souvenir shop was the icing on the cake. Excellent value, excellent day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

I enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This was a refreshing change of pace and scenery from the bustling city tour we took 2 days before. Our guide Alberto was very congenial and informative. The volcano, rain forest, waterfalls, coffee plantation--all were a treat for the senses.

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