Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls Gardens Private Tour

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From $245.00

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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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This tour start from your hotel in San Jose. You will transferred to Poas Volcano, about 75 minutes from San Jose. Once at the park, you will be able to admire the crater from a beautiful lookout point not too far from the main park’s entrance. At this point you will be allow to stay for about 30 minutes due the volcanic activity.

Following the visit to the volcano you will continue to La Paz Waterfalls Gardens. On arrival, enjoy the park attractions with our naturalist tour guide. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the #1 Most Visited Privately Owned Ecological Attraction in Costa Rica featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, animal sanctuary with over 100 species of animals, and an environmental education program, five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest.

A great buffet lunch is included in this tour before the return to your hotel.

What's Included

Bottled water

La Paz Waterfalls Gardens Entrance Fee


Poas Volcano Park Entrance Fee

Private naturalist tour guide

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.

What To Expect

Poas Volcano National Park
The Poás Volcano, is an active 2,708-metre stratovolcano in central Costa Rica and is located within Poas Volcano National Park. It has erupted 40 times since 1828, including April 2017 when visitors and residents were evacuated. It is active and has one of the largest craters in the world. Know this colossus without traveling long distances.
Not only has one of the largest craters in the world, but is located in the forests of Central Mountain Range, which boasts magnificent natural landscapes: this is the Poas Volcano National Park. Being located in the province of Alajuela, it offers visitors easy access from major cities of the country. This place lets you explore its attractions through a network of trails, especially in a cold climate tempered by a faint drizzle that most of the year is imposed.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens
La Paz waterfalls gardens is the most complete ecological center where tourist will be able to see and learn about wildlife and rainforest of Costa Rica

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Alajuela is a province of Costa Rica located just besides the Capital City San Jose. It is the province where is located the international airport. The province offer many touristy attractions, including volcanoes, waterfalls, coffee plantations, dairy farms and more.

• Admission Ticket Free


Two fun tours
karenbibou, 12-03-2022
We did 2 private Day tours with this company . 1st La paz waterfall gardens en Poas volcano, 2nd crocodile river and carare national park. Both tours were excellent. Great guides, Mario and Alberto and Eugene the driver. The guides gave us so much intresting information about Costa Rica and the flora and wildlife. They were really helpfull with taking the best pictures. Alberto has fantastic eyes, hè saw so many very hard to spot animals in Cararepark, like a little blue/black frog, a viper scarlet macaws, tucans and many others. Transportation and lunch were really good too. These 2 days were a great introduction to Costa Rica! Pura vida!
great volcano and wildlife tour
Graham_H, 26-01-2020
We were lucky: the volcano gods smiled on us and although there were heavy clouds over San Jose there were no clouds over the volcano. There was a lot of volcanic smoke and gas inside the crater, but that is a large part of the attraction! The smoke came and went and we got occasional good clear views down to the bubbling crater lake. It was a good experience.

The La Paza wildlife center was more interesting than I had expected. I enjoyed visiting with the toucans, the frogs, the butterflies and the humming birds, but I especially enjoyed the chance to see an amiable sloth up close in their enclosure.

Gerardo was a great guide. He had a lot of knowledge and information to share, both about the specific things we saw on the tour and more broadly about Costa Rica. Thank you!
Personable, professional and informative
Hemant B, 12-07-2019
Our guide Herardo was on time, very professional in the way he dealt with all the arrangements he had to make. He had a very personable style and was very easy to communicate with. He was very well informed about Poas volcano and the La Paz gardens and all the waterfalls that can be visited. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour with something for everyone
Holly_H, 14-12-2022
We had a wonderful leader and driver. Nancy was full of info and indulged our wishes for a little extra walking. The volcano was hidden by fog when we arrived but the guide suggested we be patient and in a few minutes it cleared out for a magnificent view. I am not a coffee drinker but found the coffee plantation fascinating. We enjoyed the waterfall garden as well.

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