Day Tour to Poás Volcano, Café Doka and La Paz Waterfalls

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From $140.00

19 reviews   (4.74)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our meeting will take you to 3 magical places that will leave you in love with Costa Rica.
We will visit the Poás Volcano at only 2,574 meters above sea level, a natural wonder that will impress you. Then The Coffee Tour at the Doka Estate; where you will learn more than you imagine. And finally The wonderful La Paz Waterfalls, without a doubt an experience that you cannot miss.
For this and much more we invite you to this magical adventure!

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle


Entrance to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (La Paz Waterfall)

Entrance to the Doka estate coffee farm.

Entrance to the Poas Volcano


What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks


Tips for the guide and driver.

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

A day filled with the aroma of coffee will be our reward as we visit the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica, known as the Hacienda Doka estate, located on the slopes of the Poas Volcano.
Visiting this Doka coffee plantation will allow you to learn everything about the process and good practices related to this crop, as well as on our tour of the coffee farm we will observe its machinery and discover the step by step of seed germination for the first cultivation of the plants, the development process of the plant and up to the point of harvesting the mature grain, we will also learn about the history of the farm, the production and varieties of coffee plants, the geography of the area and the traditional way of cultivating the coffee bean, it is very important to note that being in the natural and cultural environment of this coffee plantation will make you want to enjoy an exquisite cup of coffee while having an exquisite typical Costa Rican breakfast.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Poas Volcano National Park
We will go to the beautiful POAS VOLCANO, whose main attraction is that it can be accessed to the edge of it. Not only does it have one of the largest craters in the world, but it is located in the mountainous forests of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range and we will be able to learn from the gas emanations, ecosystem and vegetation. On the way to the Volcano you will be able to notice its different microclimates and the great diversity of agriculture, we will be able to observe a great variety of plantations and cattle farms at the same time that we will have a spectacular view of the Central Valley. And the lagoon of its crater will leave us in love with the desire to return.
The complete stay in the Poas Volcano National Park will be approximately 50 minutes which are distributed in: 10 minutes in the initial talk, and information, 10 minutes walk to the viewpoint of the Volcano crater, 20 minutes of fixed permanence in the viewpoint and another 10 minutes on the way back to the transport parking lot.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz
La Paz Waterfall Gardens Natural Park is the most popular nature tour in the San José area with five famous waterfalls and the largest animal sanctuary in Costa Rica. It is by far the best place to see wildlife in Costa Rica, it is the most popular ecological attraction in Costa Rica. Lush tropical jungle, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, hummingbirds, snakes, felines and frogs. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens Natural Park and Wildlife Refuge, you're guaranteed to see all of that and more. at the beautiful falls, you will be able to take beautiful pictures.
In this Tour we will enjoy an exquisite lunch.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included


El paseo a paos.
angelydiabz76, 14-09-2022
Me encanto la comida y el paseo. El choffer exelente. Beautiful place to visit . The breakfast and lunch were delicious.
Exceeded expectations
Jennifer J, 24-08-2022
Everything was great. From picking us up on time, to explaining the coffee farm, poas volcano, animals and waterfalls. It was well worth the money and we will use this company again.
Amazing day!
Ayala_R, 02-08-2022
We took this tour and it was incredible! Our tour guide, Will, was so nice and well informed. He taught us a lot, starting with the coffee plantation, and all the way to the animals in La Paz Waterfall Gardens. We were only 3 people which made it so personable and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour! It is definitely worth the price!
Worth it - Good value
Steven_N, 20-07-2022
Great tour guide (George) who was thorough, sincere and flexible. Heavy city traffic can easily extend tour by 1-2 hours. Easy pickup process from hotel - no shenanigans or tardiness. The sites were excellent. Doka Coffee Tour was not crowded at all (off season) and breakfast (and coffee) was included. Poas Volcano gets crowded quick with a 20 min time limit to view....clouds move in/out quick so it's all about timing. La Paz waterfall park was worth every cent...kind of a zoo/botanical gardens/waterfalls all-in-one, with a nice buffet lunch included.
Only downside -which has nothing to do with our guide - was (1) the vehicle they gave him had no working AC, and (2) I had another tour the next day with the same company that canceled, which kind of left me to improvise on short notice (immediate refund provided with no issues, though).
Great day in Costa Rica
arnoldc325, 05-06-2022
We had a private tour with Jahan Sanchez in a comfortable air conditioned bus. The tour was not only beautiful and educational but Johan had a wealth of information about the volcano, the animals and the waterfalls. When we weren’t hiking and seeing the sites we were learning about Costa Rica’s economy, politics and life. Johan and Carlos the driver were great. I highly recommend this full day, active tour.
A great day out
O8271YAmarkc, 11-01-2023
Hernan was a great guide. The Doka coffee plantation was interesting - breakfast was great. The Volcano was amazing as were the waterfalls and lunch - a great day out, with lots of walking
344rayas, 10-01-2023
Great experience! our guide Charlton was excellent; arrived on time, smooth driver, very informative, friendly, and attentive. The tour was fun and allowed enough time to enjoy each step. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica.
sm10110, 02-01-2023
Excellent trip. Guide Charlton was very good and explained everything very well. Definitely recommend it. It’s whole day trip.
Great experience
chinalani, 21-12-2022
Totally worth it. Good variety of activities. Good opportunity to shop, hike, see lots of animals. Tour guide was great. The only slightly uncomfortable thing is that the van seating was tight but it's bearable.
The single best one-day tour package in Costa Rica (opinion of foreigner who is a frequent visitor)
Jet561123, 11-12-2022
The highlight was the crater of Poas Volcano, appearing when the clouds parted for a few seconds at a time. The many educational nature experiences at La Paz Waterfall Gardens were the best combination I know of at a single site, with the stairways down along the waterfalls unique in the country. The Doka Coffee Estate also was excellent, rounding out the variety that made the tour so worthwhile.
Our bilingual guide, Charleton, was superb in his knowledge to impart about what we were seeing, in his good cheer that kept us engaged, and his attentiveness to our individual needs.
My only objection was to the difficulty in finding out our pick-up point, since we were not staying at one of the hotels listed. The automated online forms kept asking me give my location, even after I entered the information multiple times. My phone calls to the number given online connected me with an unfriendly agent, who wouldn't respond either in Spanish or English when I asked about pick-up arrangements.
What a great day!
Hbpito, 12-01-2023
Wonderful experience. Small group. Our driver/guide was very professional, friendly, warm, caring and very knowledgeable. Could not have been better.
Great way to see three locations!
M5102QHdebbieb, 27-09-2022
Tour is a great way to quickly see three locations. Our driver picked us up on time and we had a very small group for our tour. While in the van, we were not able to hear our guide talk because of traffic and open windows. Once at our locations, our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Having set designated time limits at the locations allowed for us to see each long enough to experience them, and not waste time getting to the next destination.

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