San Jose

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

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Day Tour to Poas Volcano Cafe Doka and La Paz Waterfalls
  • 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Entrance to the Poas Volcano
    • Entrance to the Doka estate coffee farm.
    • Entrance to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (La Paz Waterfall)
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • souvenirs
    • Tips for the guide and driver.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

    Opening hours

    • 3/7/2022 - 3/19/2025

      Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Pickup details

    Please send us the name and address of your lodging.

    What To Expect

    Doka Estate Costa Rica Coffee Tour and Plantation

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Poas Volcano National Park

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    La Paz Waterfall Gardens

    3 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • 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.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    LuisEnrique_B
    This tour was excellent - worth every single penny and I’d highly recommend it to anyone! The tour guide is great, the driver did a great job getting us everywhere that we needed to go and on time, all three excursions were absolutely magnificent, and both meals were delicious!

    Reviews

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    Day Pack with Delectables
    Jeff_F, Feb 2024
    Great tour and food. Excellent driving and time efficient travel paths for optimized during peak hours on our way back.
    Volcan Poas
    Norma_C, Feb 2024
    The tour guide very friendly and include everyone . He answer all the questions that people had. Good experience.
    Po'as tour
    Jacky_L, Feb 2024
    Great tour, San Jose traffic was bad and the driver drove pretty fast, thought we might not clear a curve in the road and go over the edge a few times. But great tour
    All around great day
    Janna_B, Feb 2024
    Loved our day trip. Our hotel was not in San Jose so we met at Doka, the first stop for breakfast and coffee tour. We were greeted by our super friendly and funny guide Mario. We are welcomed with coffee tasting at 7:30 am. Buzzing by 7:35! Good breakfast and wonderful tour of the farm. We learned a lot about the coffee process. On to Poas, darn the weather didn’t cooperate so we saw nothing but still cool to know we were standing at the edge of an active volcano. Sad we didn’t see it though. Final stop was La Paz Gardens and it was lovely. Very crowded and touristy (I guess that’s what we are) and could have used more information, not sure why they didn’t hate naturalists. Enjoyed it as we could see many animals we didn’t see in the wild. The waterfall trails were well maintained and bonus, you just have to walk down, there is a shuttle for your return. All in all a great day.
    Pleasant experience with a different driver
    Larysa_P, Feb 2024
    The tour was good overall. Everything was as per description. My only issue was the driving. Our driver and guide Hernan was not driving well and I had motion sickness during the tour although I usually don't have it. He would speed up when there was a car or a speed hump very close to us, so he would have to speed down sharply.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Hola Larysa, muchas gracias por su comentario el cual vamos a pasar a la dirección general para corregir e instruir de una mejor manera al guía.
    Amazing
    Josephine_E, Feb 2024
    Amazing tour, our guide was so friendly and informative! He very patiently explained everything in England and Spanish. We got to try lots of coffee at the plantation, the volcano was beautiful and La Paz was incredible - we saw so many animals and the waterfalls were stunning. Breakfast and lunch were both buffets and delicious with lots of food. Would highly recommend and good price!
    Great day
    Kelly_R, Feb 2024
    It was a long day but we saw a lot! Cafe Doka was interesting, Poás Volcano was pretty amazing, but La Paz was the highlight for me. I didn’t know there was an incredible wildlife sanctuary there. Our guide Mario was great. My only suggestion would be to have a bit less time at Doka and more time at La Paz because that felt rushed and I could have watched the ocelots and jaguars all day. I understand traffic can be heavy and larger tours can be challenging to manage, but Mario did a great job. Our driver Rafa was awesome!
    Good sights if weather and guide are good
    shailesh_s, Feb 2024
    Seeing Poas is at the mercy of weather (irrespective of month, day, time). We couldn't see nothing. And, many fellow travelers said same. Very disappointing. The guide (Mario) didn't even introduce himself, didn't speak good english, didn't explain many things, spoke mainly in spanish, was more interested in his own breakfast and trying to impress a couple of girls on the tour (even physically touching them and making it a bit uncomfortable for them and others). He didn't manage time well, didn't want to change the order of sights to help us see Volcano, obviously tour company and guide has ties with Doka Coffee plantation, guide didn't take us to 2 or 3 waterfalls in the La Paz garden, didn't answer questions, was rude at times and drove recklessly (yes, he did double duty - Driver and Guide). He played Spanish music too loud. Many things were not good in my personal experience and opinion. Unfortunate but true.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thank you very much for your comment, all comments are welcome for improvement, we will take the necessary actions to correct these problems.
    I liked this tour a fair...
    Puja_S, Feb 2024
    I liked this tour a fair amount. Seeing Poas volcano and the la Paz waterfalls was absolutely incredible. I also really liked that at the conservation area, you were able to go in the toucan and sloth enclosures to get closer to them. The variety of animals they had was impressive, though it is galling so many people had tried to keep these wild animals as pets, necessitating their removal to the park. I did also feel like we spent the right amount of time at places (aside from the coffee stop), and I never felt rushed. There are some things I thought the tour could do better though. I didn’t like that the company did not confirm the pick up time until I reached out to them fairly late the day prior once I realized I hadn’t heard from them. They also changed the pick up time by half an hour and I’m not sure they would’ve notified me had I not reached out first. I also felt like we spent a little too much time at the coffee place, and at each of the 4 or so gift shops we went to, all of which sold the exact same stuff. Lastly, it would’ve been nice had the company told us we may want to bring masks to the volcano as once we got up there, everyone pretty much started coughing from inhalation. On the whole though, the negatives were fairly minor and didn’t detract from the enjoyment I got from the overall experience.
    Must do!
    LuisEnrique_B, Feb 2024
    This tour was excellent - worth every single penny and I’d highly recommend it to anyone! The tour guide is great, the driver did a great job getting us everywhere that we needed to go and on time, all three excursions were absolutely magnificent, and both meals were delicious!
    Excellent program, but very long drop-up and -off from the hotels.
    Luc_S, Feb 2024
    The trip itself was excellent. Beautifull program. But our bus was full and not so comfortable. Limited leg space. And the pick-up and drop-off from the hotels took a long time. We were the first to pick-up and it took 1,5 h to pick up the last. And the same for the drop-off. So we spend a lot of time on the bus extra.
    An authentic view of Costa Rica in one day!
    Shelley_C, Feb 2024
    The coffee tour, the volcano and the waterfalls were incredible! It was a day to remember for a lifetime!
    Full day of activities!
    Noemi_S, Feb 2024
    Tour guide was fantastic. Started out with breakfast at coffee plantation. Good breakfas.t then ride to Poás volcano. Worth the hike. The waterfalls were spectacular, the best part of the trip. I appreciated the pick up from a different hotel than what was listed.
    Tour Guide was great!!
    O_F, Feb 2024
    Our driver and tour guide was great. Enjoyed the coffee tour and volcano. It was an experience to remember. The Pas Waterfalls and butterfly experience was exceptional!!
    Great day in Costa Rica
    Steven_W, Feb 2024
    Started the morning at Doka-excellent coffee & breakfast! Poas Volcano-had a brief clearing and got a glimpse of the crater Stopped for strawberries, cheese & wine. Amazingly sweet strawberries! Bought them & the cheese. So yummy! Onto La Paz waterfalls. Saw beautiful flowers, birds, butterflies, monkeys, jaguars, poisonous frogs & snakes, and sloths. The waterfalls were worth the hike. A long day, but loved every minute of it!
    Amazing experience
    Roberto_R, Jan 2024
    This was an amazing experience anyone in Costa Rica for a few days or around the capital should try this tour
    Great tour!
    Morgan_G, Jan 2024
    Our tour guide Mario was great! He was really fun and did a great job showing us all the sights. It was nice we were able to fit everything in in a pretty short period. We got up early for pick up, but were back before dinner. Loved the coffee farm tour w/ breakfast, stop at the volcano, and lunch at the waterfall where we also saw lots of native animals. We even made a stop for fresh strawberries!
    One of the best tours you can take!!
    Sherman_W, Jan 2024
    Cétait our guide was beyond awesome. He and Mr. Chris our driver was help and very knowledge about Costa Rica, which made the tour even better to have such passionate people to lead us on our tour. The information received was something out of this world, things you would only see and read from books. If you looking for a tour went passionate Costa Rica, this is your chance to enjoy the true living of their everyday lives. The destinations was beyond out this world. Every places we stopped during the tour came with a detail lesson from the natives and you can hear the passion and enjoyment from them. Once again the views you will experience in this tour is beyond belief and I highly recommend booking with them and see the beauty in Costa Rica.
    Great choice !
    John_Z, Jan 2024
    Awesome insight into Costa Rica in a short period of time. We only had a single day to get outside San Jose so selected this tour. Mario, our driver and guide did an excellent job. All 3 stops were uniquely different . Our group of 18 was cooperative and fun to be with.
    Stay away
    JR_J, Jan 2024
    Do not waste your money. This operator will steal your money by only texting when it's time pick tou up. If any issues comes as in my case instead of working with you, they will try to get you to pay them outside of Viator to cut them them out. Guess what, they will ask that you pay the same price but to them directly. They'll ignore your messages, ignore the hotem tour desk, ignore Viator customer service, then lie and say the tour was taken. How absurd! Viator is no better. The hotel told me I should have never booked with them. They have a bad reputation for pocketing tourists money and not provide the tours.
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