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A full day. The host was both a great driver and guide. In spite of the rainy weather, the sights were breathtaking, and the meals wonderful. Word of caution, this includes some hikes that, while short, are rather strenuous, including climbing up and down many steps in the gorge to view the waterfalls. I'm a senior, and may have been the oldest person on the bus. With a little huffing and puffing I kept up, and it was well worth it. Only 1 complaint, we were picked up about 45 minutes late. Given the inclement weather, had us wondering if the trip had been canceled.
Breathtaking and life changing, and that is not hyperbole. We were blessed with a clear day with no cloud cover. I understand those can be few and far between, so bear that in mind when choosing this package. The volcano and the lagoon are marvels of nature and are worth the hike at multithousand meter altitude. Be warned that the air is thin. My lungs were burning, and I am relatively fit. The view, however, was worth the ever so slight pain.
The trip to Poas alone would have made this package worthwhile, but the Doka tour and La Paz waterfalls were the perfect bookends. The animals at La Paz were beautiful, and I made friends with a Toucan. The meals were superb - not dried out cafeteria food that you'd expect with a package.
Our guide, Marco, was also just the best. He was witty and knowledgeable. He talked enough to be informative but not invasive on the bus ride. He took my hand, told me to close my eyes, and walked me gently to edge of the crater so I could appreciate the stunning view with anticipation. He went over and above.
I would give this package 10 stars if I could. Thank you very much for the very fun day.
For those who have trouble walking, be warned that I logged 6 miles and 33 flights climbed on this day. My calves felt it afterward. This trip isn't for everyone, but it's the BEST for those to whom it applies.
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. They took very good care of us and helped us to make the most of our experience. I would highly recommend this tour.
This was an amazing experience showcasing all that Cost Rica has to offer. The day beings with breakfast in the Doka Coffee plantation followed by a tour of the coffee plantation and coffee production. The tour continues to the Poas Volcano and sulfur pool, we had a fantastic view as there was no cloud cover such brilliant sunshine. The trek through the cloud forest to the lagoon was awesome. The next stop is the nature park and waterfall gardens, where you enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking the rain forest. After lunch you can visit aviary with an amazing display of exotic birds, the humming bird garden, the butterfly observatory and jungle cats. The final part of the tour is trek through the waterfall gardens and rain forest this is a truly amazing Costa Rica experience.
It was an amazing 3 tour combined together. It was very clear sky and warm day so seeing Volcano was very easy. Our tour guide Jorge is awesome and very knowleadable. And Our driver Coto was super safe all day. Thank you so much again for a fun day....
I booked this trip for my first day in Costa Rica before joining my weeklong tour. It was a great day and a wonderful introduction to the rich ecosystems of Costa Rica. Though it was too cloudy to see the crater of the volcano , the hike was nice. The coffee plantation tour and breakfast were very good. Coffee production is such an important part of the culture and economy. The La Paz butterfly gardens, nature preserve and waterfalls were the highlight of a very good day. Absolutely beautiful and very interesting. The food for both breakfast and lunch was good, the guide was good and fellow travelers were friendly. Highly recommend.
This was a great experience! Everything about it was well run and fun. Recommend.
Awesome tour! Very enjoyable. The Doka Coffee farm was very interesting, so much fun to see the entire process of coffee making and to actually pluck and taste the beautiful red ripe coffee berries. Breakfast was delicious although basic. The drive to Poas volcano was scenic but unfortunately we couldn't see the crater. It was all covered in thick fog and despite waiting for 30 minutes as other mentioned it didn't clear up. We still enjoyed the short walk up to the viewing area. Lunch at La Paz lodge was also delicious. The grounds and all the observatories are fantastic. Waterfalls are spectacular, it is a bit of walk but everything is paved and didn't quite feel like a hike. We enjoyed all the beautiful views despite it being a rainy day, my only regret is that everything we saw at La Paz other than waterfalls had been set up. The animals were in cages it was like visiting a zoo, and the beautiful landscaping all along the private property had been designed to be there. It was all beautiful and native to the area but had been planted there.
Fantastic trip. I thought this was great value for money as we took in the Doka coffee farm, Poas volcanoes and wonderful La Paz wildlife retreat and waterfalls. With Marco providing the information/ advice/ jokes/ enthusiasm and Ricardo keeping us safe on the road, the whole day was great fun as well as being educational! - many thanks. We had a great group of people from many parts of the world who all got on so well - great team building event!. By the way, the breakfast and lunch were super
Had a really great time. Tour guide and driver were extremely amazing and had really great time with my group. It was very cloudy when we got to the crater but after waiting around 30 mins it cleared up for a moment. Amazing!
A very pleasant and interesting tour that I enjoyed a lot. The weather was good so even if it was some clouds hiding the volcano as we arrived they split after only a few minutes so that we could see and take pictures of the landscape. A nice lunch was also included and the tour was topped by a knowledgeable and humorous guide.
At first I was a little skeptical about tour. However, my tour was beyond my expectation. The tour guide and driver were one of the most welcoming and amazing people I and #39;ve met. I and #39;m from NY. To my fellow American traveler, always say thank you, be on time and tip like we always do at home. - Elliott A
We were told that you often don't get to see the crater because of the clouds, but it was a perfectly clear day and it was one of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. The La Paz Water Gardens are extremely beautiful. We only had two days in Costa Rica so this was a perfect tour. Highly Recommend it.
Great trip, the waterfalls were great even though it was raining throughout the visit. Lots to see to keep it interesting
This tour was amazing! The guide was awesome!! He made sure that the whole tour was fully detailed in English and Spanish. The weather didn and #39;t want to cooperate, but despite that, totally worth it! They even stopped during our bus ride to show us a roadside sloth. So cool! Highly recommended!!
Excellent tour. My husband and I enjoyed the tour tremendously!! Our tour guide was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and professional. We will certainly use your company for future trips.
The tour was awesome, they picked my up right outside the hotel I was staying at and as soon as everyone was picked up the tour guide got everyone in the spirit to be traveling about. We started at the Doka coffee farm had breakfast drank some of their best coffee and learned about how the plants produce, before eating some chocolate covered coffee beans. Even though it was rainy season we were able to see everything even the Poas volcano which can be hard to see later in the day. My favorite part was the hike through the water gardens at the end. It wasn't too strenuous and the views were amazing.
Very nice trip good guide .at volcano we did not see because of the fog
Very well done tour! Great variety in events for the day and the Lapaz Waterfall gardens were AMAZING!
What a fantastic tour. The bus picked us up and it fits around 20-30 people, so I was slightly worried at the size of the tour. But not for long. Mauricio was our guide and he was incredible. Very funny, charismatic guide. He made the bus ride, which is about an hour to the first stop, seem like nothing. He would often have our driver pull over for us to take pictures with the view.
Our first stop was the coffee plantation. As a coffee lover, it was very neat to see the plants, the facility, and hear the process the beans go through. The coffee was good, not great. We bought a few bags and brought them home - pretty reasonable prices. They served us breakfast here which I don't think was mentioned in the description of the tour - pleasant surprise.
Next was the volcano. It's neat, but can often be obscured by clouds rolling in. We were lucky enough to get to the volcano right before the clouds completely covered it. The clouds move quickly though, so be patient if you cannot see it right away.
After this, we headed to the waterfall/nature reserve. We first started by touring the nature reserve. Got to hold a bird, look at some monkeys, and walk through a snake exhibit. From there, we had lunch which was buffet style. Not the best food, but we were hungry. From there, we went to see the jungle cats. Finally, we toured the waterfalls. This was my favorite part. Gorgeous, gorgeous views. Be sure to take a camera along because you'll want to snap a ton of pictures. Be warned though, the hike up and down is a bit of a strenuous one!
Overall, this tour was amazing - can't recommend this one enough. It will take up most of your day, but is well worth it. We had an absolute blast and feel like we got to see a good amount of Costa Rica within just a day.
Really amazing trip.. Very informative n fun.. Both guide n driver were awsumm
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