Poas Volcano & Sarchi Oxcarts Souvenirs with Lunch. Private Tour from San Jose

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From $165.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 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 is a great combitation between 2 of the most visited regions in Costa Rica. The Poas Volcano and Sarchi Oxcart Factories.

Sarchi Norte and Sarchi Sur are the most famous craft center in Costa Rica.

The city has more than 200 stores and small factories that function as family businesses for woodworking. They produce wooden bowls, tableware, folding furniture, wooden and leather rocking chairs and a wide variety of souvenir craft items. The most popular items are the elaborately painted "ox carts" that traditionally transported coffee from the Central Valley to the port on the Pacific coast. Today it is the canton where the world's largest cart is located. The Sarchí furniture have an internationally recognized design and quality and are a true national icon

What's Included


Poas Volcano Park entrance fee

Private tour guide

Private transportation

Visit the largest souvenir stores in Sarchi

Visit to a coffee plantation

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 80

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The use of mask is not mandatory any more in Costa Rica. Customers can use them optional. Spare mask can be provided by our staff upon request and alcohol in gel is provided in all our buses. All our staff is fully vaccinated

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
Poas volcano is the closest from San Jose City, Capital of Costa Rica. Only 60 minutes away, it is an amazing experience to be right at the edge of the crater of an active volcano

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro
A national symbol of Costa Rica, the oxcart plays a key role in the country’s history, as they were used to transport coffee beans & other goods to nearby and faraway markets and ports. Starting in 1840’s most of the rural roads were very rough making the ox cart the sole means of transportation for families even though the trips could take weeks at times.

Highly ornate, these oxcarts are elegantly craved and are usually hand-painted with bright colors. The painting of the ox cart is a Costa Rican tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. Today most of the ox carts in Costa Rica are used as ornate decoration as well as symbols of Costa Rica in celebrations and parades. The largest and oldest oxcart factory is also found in Sarchi. The Joaquin Chaverri Oxcart Factory was built in 1902, and is considered to be the birthplace of oxcart handicrafts in Costa Rica.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fabrica de Carretas Joaquin Chaverri
Carretas Chaverri is one of the largest souvenir stores in Sarchi and pioneer in the Oxcarts fabrication. In here you will be able to admire the local art and purchase many beautiful souvenirs

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Maravillosa excursión.
JacquelineA_M, 05-06-2022
Viendo el volcán Poas en un dia bellísimo y las cartetas. El guía fue excelente y muy servicial. Padamos un dia espectacular nosotros 2 solos.

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