Excellent combination of places to visit!! only gripe is felt rushed through the coffee plantation which was unfortunate as we wanted to actually taste the different coffees and possibly buy some! also the tour guide who was excellent kept advising us not to buy any souveniers until we got to a particular stop which was very disappointing and we missed out on a couple of things we really wanted to get based on his insistence. Otherwise he was great and entertaining though. The volcano was absolutely brilliant and one of my favourite places to visit and the sanctuary and waterfalls were beautiful - perfect combination of places to visit and great way to get a taste of everything with limited time!
This tour is well worth the money. You get three tours and two meals for a small price. Your first stop is the coffee plantation where you have a delicious breakfast. You can also stock up on coffee at the souvenir shop. The second stop is Poas volcano. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes and bring a sweater it is pretty cool and there is a breeze. Depending on when you go it can rain so a poncho is also helpful. The higher you go the thinner the air is so be prepared to huff and puff. It is a beautiful site. The last stop on the tour is the La Paz Waterfall Garden. There are tons of animals that have been rescued at the waterfall garden they also have three natural waterfalls. This is also where you will have lunch. There is something on the buffet for everyone. Our tour guide Adrian was friendly and very informative. He was willing to answer just about any question we had.
If you have limited time in Costa Rica! Then this is the tour to take. It really does encompass the best of Costa Rica with lots of information. Our guide, Max, did a superb job and we felt like we definitely got our money's worth!
Enrique G Puerto Rico
Very good tour and a lot of interesting things to see. The guide (Melvin) was excellent.
Great tour,a lot of steps but so worth it,tour bus picks you up at the end Adrian was a great tour guide
Everything about this tour was fantastic. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. It was my favorite tour.
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.
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!
It was as good as you can have it. For $100, it's a good deal especially if the weather works out!!!
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
I enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
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.
We really enjoyed this trip. It is a great way to see the area around San José and you fit so much into one day. We started off at the coffee estate and to be honest, I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy this at first but we really did. It was actually really interesting and the grounds were nice. We had breakfast there overlooking the valley and it was a nice way to start to the morning. This was followed by a trip to Poaz volcano and we were lucky enough to get there on a clear day so had great views. After this we went to La Paz waterfall gardens which was very enjoyable. They buffet lunch there was amazing, we ate so much! The walk around the waterfalls was pleasant and we saw a bit of wildlife. We had enough time in each place, I thought the day was spread out well with a good balance of guided and independent parts and it was just a really good day. I’d definitely recommend it.
This was the best tour of all. The volcano crater was visible with fumeroles spewing out their steam. There was a great walk about. The La Paz waterfalls with its added attractions and Costa Rican lunch buffet were first class.
A great outing.
Ronald C USA
BY FAR THE BEST OF TWO. ALMOST WORTH THE TRIP TO BE PICKED UP AT THE HOTEL.VERY BEAUTIFUL AND WORTH THE MONEY.