San Jose

Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls Gardens Private Tour

San Jose, Costa Rica
VIP Private Tour Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens from San Jose
  • 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience both extremes of Costa Rican nature on this wild and wonderful private tour: an active volcano and lush, serene waterfalls. Escaping the crowds, you’ll get personally picked up from your hotel and whisked off to Poas Volcano, an active, steaming giant. From there, you’ll explore La Paz Waterfall Gardens to take in serious natural beauty, hang out with toucans, and more.
  • Witness one of the world's largest craters, see the massive La Paz waterfall, and more
  • An authentic Costa Rican lunch included
  • Limited to just your group, you'll get a more personalized tour experience
  • Hassle-free transfers from your San Jose hotel

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Private naturalist tour guide
  • Poas Volcano Park Entrance Fee
  • La Paz Waterfalls Gardens Entrance Fee

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    07:00 AM

    Pickup details

    We pick up at all hotels in San Jose area. If your hotel is not listed please send hotel name and address

    What To Expect

    Poas Volcano National Park

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    La Paz Waterfall Gardens

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Alajuela (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Greenway Nature Day Tours

    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.

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    6 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Fun day, great guide
    David_B, Feb 2024
    We had a wonderful day with Josue, our guide, and Andrés, our driver. We lucked out with an exceptionally clear day at Volcán Poas, with amazing views and minor eruptions. The La Paz Waterfalls Gardens are exceptionally beautiful but be ready for the 600 stairs throughout the park. The gardens serve as a sanctuary for injured wildlife that cannot be returned to the wild and it was a great way to experience Costa Rican diversity up close.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Hello David WE are so happy to read that you enjoy your day with Josue and Andres. Great to know the volcano was clear. La Paz Waterfalls is a great place every tourist must visit, even the stairs jajaja. Thank you
    Great tour with something for everyone
    Holly_H, Dec 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.
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    Thank you very much for your positive review about our tour. We really appreciate it and we are so glad you enjoy the day with Nancy
    great volcano and wildlife tour
    Graham_H, Jan 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!
    Response from Host, Jan 2020
    Hello Thank you very much for your great review about our tour and service. We really appreciate it.
    Personable, professional and informative
    Hemant B, Jul 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.
    Response from Host, Jul 2019
    Hello Hemant B Thank you very much for your time and positive review about our tour. We really appreciate it. For sure I will pass your comments to Gerardo, our guide.

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    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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