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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was an awesome trip and i'm so glad I booked it. To begin with, our tour guide, Eugenio, was awesome. He provided us so many details about each place we went, Doka coffee plantation, Poas Volcano and the La Paz Waterfalls, butterfly exhibit and wildlife refuge. He spoke excellent English. He encouraged us not to give up easy while looking at the Main Crater at Poas because the clouds usually clear after a bit and you can see the water. We ended up seeing the water just like the photo. Also same for the Ancient Crater laguna. Very beautiful. It was all amazing and a great day. The hiking at Poas and the waterfalls were fairly easy and could be accomplished by most people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a great tour and a highlight of my time in Costa Rica. I would highly recommend it to anyone. We started with a nice breakfast at the coffee plantation then an interesting tour of how coffee is picked and processed. We then drove up through beautiful cattle farms, strawberry growing fields and small villages with amazing valley views to the Poaz volcano. There was a short, pleasant walk in the cool air up to the rim of the volcano where we saw the crater and smelled the sulfur. Next was the rainforest preserve for a great buffet lunch and a walk through the animal rescue center. I held a toucan on my arm, saw lots of birds, parrots and macaws as well as monkeys and large jungle cats that had been rescued from private owners who could no longer care for them. The butterflies were beautiful and it was so much fun being buzzed by hummingbirds in the hummingbird garden. We then walked down through the rainforest to see three beautiful waterfalls. There were a lot of steps, mostly down but a bit of a climb back up at the end, but I didn't feel rushed, so I went at my own pace and rested as needed. These could be difficult for someone with mobility issues, but I am not in perfect shape and had no problem. The waterfalls were full with all of the rain and were so worth the climb. Thank you to our guide Jorge for showing us the secret of the magic falls. One good thing about this tour is that the ride back to the city was about 1 12 hour which is shorter than the other tours I took. I arrived back at my hotel around 6, in time for dinner and not so exhausted from the drive. I have already recommended this tour to other travelers as a great day and a great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a great tour! Our guides were entertaining and had a lot of information. Unfortunately, it was raining and cloudy and we couldn't see any of the volcano. But the coffee tour was great and we got soaked but loved the cascades! The animals were sooo awesome and the breakfast and lunch was good! Great time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour have it title Best of Costa Rica !!! The bus was comfortable, tour guide was informative, honest and sense of humor. The hike to the Volcano crater was enchanted path. Water fall was magnificent because it was 120 feet high and you can be so close to the water fall. Hummingbird and butterflies gardens were magical. Lunch was great and so much foods. Coffee plantation tour contained a lot of information from planting, harvest, process to coffee. It make me appreciated a cup of coffee more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was great on every level and seemed an exceptional value. Our guide Jorge provided background in English and Spanish, and each location went beyond my expectations in interest and beauty. The view of Poas was exceptional we had a break in clouds to a breathtaking view and enjoyed the short walk up. La Paz was absolutely amazing, the wildlife healthy and accessible, and the food excellent. The waterfall trail was somewhat strenuous many steps but so worth the effort. A wonderful group, and a truly wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was a wonderful tour! The Doka Coffee Plantation tour was wonderful and very informative. There was a wonderful 60 minute hike that we took to the volcano crater unfortunately the weather was completely cloudy and we couldn't see into the crater but the hike was incredible! The food on this tour was the best I had especially the lunch. And the butterflies were amazing! Highly recommended tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Donald and Julio provided a well organized, knowledgeable and fun tour! We packed three amazing experiences into one unforgettable day! Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This was a good tour. It took us out of the City and up the mountain to the Volcano. We then decended the mountain and had activities planned the entire way. Then we toured the waterfall park and ended up at the government buildings and walking through various parts of San Jose. A great tour to get a feel for the City and the culture.. I highly recomend the tour. Excellent guide. We found out many things that we would not have found out any other way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic combination of tours! Unfortunately unable to see the crater or lake due to clouds/fog at Poas, but La Paz and Doka Estates were great. We were able to make the hike for the waterfalls a bit more challenging by going to every single landing and moving at a quick pace which was nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Had a great time and the tour was wonderful. Planning to return in May for a family reunion and will be giving this info to those in our party.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The volcano was very cool. The waterfalls were beautiful so many places to take pictures. The gardens very nice especially the butterflies and we got to hold a Toucan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was an awesome tour. The volcano is breathtaking. :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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

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.

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