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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.
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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.
BY FAR THE BEST OF TWO. ALMOST WORTH THE TRIP TO BE PICKED UP AT THE HOTEL.VERY BEAUTIFUL AND WORTH THE MONEY.
Tour was awesome; guide was on time, food was good as hell. Just so much fun!!!
This was a fantastic trip! I had arrived in Costa Rica the night before so this was a great way to get introduced to the country.
The best part of the day was going to the La Paz waterfalls and seeing not only the waterfalls, but the animal sanctuary. I've done a lot of Viator tours before and this was one of my favorites.
Excellent tour! La paz and Poas were my favorite, though Dokka was interesting...
Brilliant tour. Great guide, ok breakfast, brilliant lunch, and some amazing sites. And we were lucky enough to see Poas on a clear day :)
Great trip. Good selection of things to see and good introduction to Costa Rica
Guide was very knowledgeable, would have wanted to stay longer and linger at the waterfalls gardens but we were pressed for time.
This tour was well worth the money! Donald was an awesome tour guide with 15 years of experience. He knows so much about the process at the coffee plantation, the volcanos and the waterfalls. He taught us a little Costa Rican, as well as telling us about the country while on the bus.
Even though we are huge coffee lovers, we had no idea what the process involved. I only have more of an appreciation for coffee farmers now. The breakfast was excellent too!
It happened to be cloudy at the Poas volcano, so we didn't see much. Instead we hiked up 160 feet to the other crater and saw the lake. Some of our group stayed at the original crater long enough to see the clouds part for a good view of the crater. We regret missing that a little. Note to people on the tour - when the guide says meet at a certain time, be there. Don't make him come looking for you because you made everyone wait 20 minutes!
The waterfall area was serene. It started with several "houses" of wildlife in which you could get up close to a variety of native wildlife. An excellent lunch buffet was next, offering traditional CR dishes as well as pizza, hot dogs and salad. The tour ended with the falls, which were gorgeous. Donald knew the tour so well, that he could tell us how many steps we would descend and ascend.
In addition to Donald's great tour guide skills, our driver was amazing - some of the roads were narrow, on a cliffsiode and full of potholes. I never once felt scared or unsafe.
We stay Costa Rica only two days. The Combo tour gives us the best and must see in Costa Rica. Before we visit CR, we think we should see the vocanal, reain forest and cofee process. The tour all included in one and very organized. We are enjoy and more than what we expect.
Excellent trip. Jason was our tour guide. Well planned timing of meals and tours. Out of our three tour days we had the most fun on this day. Def recommend taking extra clothing. Tour lasts longer than listed hours.