Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

San Jose, Costa Rica

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket

Overview

Embark on a full-day adventure to see some of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and cultural gems. Visit the Doka Estate coffee plantation to see how beans are grown and roasted for the perfect cup, and check out the artistic enclave of Sarchí, birthplace of the country’s signature hand-painted oxcarts. Admire the magnificent (and active!) Poás Volcano and the enchanting Botas Lake, which fills a neighboring volcanic crater.
  • Day trip to Poas Volcano National Park, Doka Estate and Sarchi
  • See breathtaking views of Costa Rica from atop Poas Volcano, an active crater
  • View Botos Lake (Laguna Boas) inside a dormant crater
  • Take a guided tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation and learn about its production from your expert guide
  • Visit the artisan town of Sarchi to see the famous oxcarts
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned coach from San Jose included

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • National Park entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Tour departs from most centrally located San Jose hotels

Departure Time

8:00am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 4:00pm

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What To Expect

Get your fill of Costa Rican flavor, natural beauty, and adventure with a unique full-day tour from San Jose. After pickup at your city hotel, a short drive will bring you to the Poás Volcano National Park, which spans 16,000 acres (6,474 hectares) and is home to the still-active Poás Volcano. Your local guide will lead you to the lip of the crater for breathtaking views down 950 feet (290 meters) into the smoking, sputtering cauldron. You will also see the cerulean Botos Lake that fills a neighboring, dormant crater. 

After your descent from the volcanic range, you’ll drive through a beautiful country landscape to Doka Estate coffee plantation, where the same family has been turning out delicious, aromatic coffee for generations. The area’s mineral-rich volcanic soil is ideal for growing the signature Costa Rican crop. Take a tour of the estate to learn about the journey of the coffee bean from planting, to roasting, to brewing the perfect cup. After your tour, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Tico lunch.

Your next stop is the artisan town of Sarchí, best known as the home of brightly painted carretas — wooden oxcarts that were once used to transport coffee beans across Costa Rica’s mountains. Today, Sarchí’s local artisan community continues this tradition with more than 200 shops and small factories that turn out a wide range of handmade wooden goods. Watch craftspeople at work as they meticulously paint embellishments on carts, wheels, and other pieces of art. You’ll have the chance to purchase a unique souvenir before being transported back to your San Jose hotel.
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Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two passengers are required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Product code: 3171SJO_PVSAC

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