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

Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose

Make the most of your Costa Rican vacation with a packed day exploring the country’s natural and cultural treasures! On this full-day tour from San Jose, you’ll sample Costa Rica’s favorite drink during a tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation and see the incredible blue lagoon that fills the crater of Poás Volcano. Enjoy a hike through the rain forest, and immerse yourself in the world of butterflies and hummingbirds at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Savor a tasty breakfast and lunch along the way. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to various locations in Costa Rica from San Jose
  • Visit the impressive Poás Volcano
  • Explore one the world's largest butterfly observatories at La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Tour Doka Estate's coffee plantation and sample quality Costa Rican coffee
  • Breakfast, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose

Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens

If you have limited time for sightseeing in Costa Rica, get a diverse taste of the country’s natural beauty with this packed full-day tour. After early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in a luxury air-conditioned coach, enjoy an on-board breakfast and steaming cup of Costa Rican coffee. Stop for a guided nature hike among the mountains outside of San Jose, where you can enjoy the lush scenery and try to spot local wildlife.

Continue on to the Doka Estate coffee plantation, where the same family has been growing and roasting coffee beans for generations. Tour the beautiful, 350-acre (141-hectare) estate, where rich volcanic soil makes an ideal growing coffee-growing climate. Learn how beans are cultivated, harvested and roasted, and sample an aromatic cup of Doka’s signature brew.

Your next stop is Poás Volcano National Park, home to the still-active Poás Volcano that reaches an impressive 8,884 feet (2,708 meters) above sea level. Take a short hike to the edge of the volcanic crater for breathtaking views into the smoking cauldron below, and admire the sky-blue Botos Lake that fills a neighboring, dormant crater.

After descending from the volcanoes, head to the lovely La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a private nature reserve that boasts miles of scenic hiking trails and more than 100 species of native wildlife housed in various habitats. Meet some of Costa Rica’s tiniest winged creatures at the Hummingbird Garden and Butterfly Observatory, and get an up-close encounter with reptilian residents at the frog exhibit and serpentarium. Soak up the lush tropical scenery with a riverside hike, stopping to admire one of the many cascading waterfalls along the way. 

Indulge in a tasty lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine, and then relax on the beautiful drive back to San Jose, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.

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Customer Reviews

Joyce B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great. The day was clear so we were able to see both pools.

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A must tour. We seen a variety of things such as the Coffee Plantation. That was so informative and beautiful. The breakfast was very good to and able to sample various coffee blends. The Poas volcano was awesome. The sanctuary was so beautiful and interesting. Take your camera because there are many great photo ops. The buffet lunch was very good. Our tour guide and driver were awesome. Highly recommend this tour as you will be able to see many things in a day.

Zuriel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Poas Volcano is beautiful! This tour is a MUST DO!!! The day was perfect! Then La Paz Waterfalls are amazing!

PeterRalli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The highlight of our 7 days in Costa Rica. Glad we did this. Talked other people we later met into taking this tour.

Juan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

IWe covered a lot of nice places during the day. The waterfalls were impressive. I also enjoyed the coffee plantation and going to the mini zoo. The only thing to be aware of is that you might not see the volcano and the lake due to the weather. In our case it was too foggy, and we could not see anything, but still it was good to go.

Oscar R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Superb! We went on a good day and was able to see the crater completely. Also, loved the Doka coffee plantation and waterfall gardens.

Caroline D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great trip, a full day very well organized!

importantmail112

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour!

Krupali T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

fantastic tour Max was awesome

Clarensia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour squeezed a lot of great activities into a single day, making it ideal if you only have time for a single day of touring Costa Rica. It had moderate amounts of walking, which although tiring, add to the fun!
Our guide Eugene and driver Jorge were great!

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