San Jose

Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Santa Ana, Costa Rica

From USD 161.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a day exploring nature and learning about coffee production with this group tour from San Jose, which includes breakfast, lunch, and hotel transfers. You'll start at the Doka Coffee Estate, where you'll learn about the lifecycle of coffee, from bean to cup. You'll then visit Poas Volcano National Park for some hiking, wrapping your tour up with a stop to observe flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
  • All entry fees are included
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip transfers from San Jose hotels are included

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fee to Poas Volcano
  • Entrance Fee Coffee Tour
  • Entrance Fee La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:00 am

Pickup details

We will pick you up in hotels located in the San Jose area. The pick up time will depend on the hotel location, we will kindly ask to specify in your request the place where you will be staying.

What To Expect

Doka Estate Costa Rica Coffee Tour & Plantation

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Poas Volcano National Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers

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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It's a very nice tour and Max is a good guide.
206 reviews
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Fabulous tour
Surita_M, Mar 2023
The crater at Paos Volcano was amazing. Max was an excellent tour guide . The coffee experience was cool but I adored the peace lodge and seeing the birds and butterflies. Such a fun day
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Surita: Our team are very happy to hear your excellent experience in our top seller tour with Expediciones day tours. Hope to see you soon in Costa Rica!
Spectacular scenery and great guides!
Martin_S, Mar 2023
The waterfalls were spectacular and the Poas Volcano was very interesting and accessible. I also enjoyed hearing about coffee culture from our guide, who has a family history of working around coffee. I was amazed that we saw so much in one day. I also greatly appreciate the leader's and driver's efforts to help my wife make the most of her tour, despite her limited ability to walk distances. The tour was easy to book, and communication regarding pickup times at our hotel was straightforward.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Martin: As you & your wife, witnessed that customer service is our greatest strength at Expediciones day tours, as well as the incredible operational organization of our tours. We really appreciate your comments,
Excellent 1 day experience
Alexander_T, Mar 2023
As I was in San José for the weekend this was an excellent way to taste what Costa Rica nature has to offer. We were lucky to have amazing weather all day long ! Everything was professionally organised: coffee tour was interesting and in a pretty location (far from the very touristy Starbucks plantation), plenty of time to visit the volcano and the waterfall Park is beautiful (wasn't a fan of the zoo but the walk alongside the river was great). Quality food options for breakfast and lunch as well. My only caveat would be groups are a bit large meaning hotel pickups and drop-off are long and group chemistry doesn't pick up, also lacks a certain "Latin flavour" but I feel this is common in tourist Costa Rica.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We appreciate your comments regarding the excellence in the organization of the tour, we are really pleased to read them because they are the result of the years of experience of our brand Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours. We hope you will recommend us to your friends looking for a tour operator in Costa Rica. Regards,
Sue_E, Mar 2023
Donald, our tour guide, had an incredible command of both English and Spanish languages. He went back and forth between both with amazing proficiency. He was very knowledgable about the coffee plantation, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls Park. The meals were filling and delicious at both locations. The views were spectacular at Poas and La Paz. It was fun to stop off at a shop between locations and try some local strawberries and other snacks.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Sue for sharing your travel experience with Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours in such an exceptional way! We are glad that you enjoyed the tour with one of our best tour guides Donald! We hope you will recommend us to your friends on future trips to Costa Rica! Regards,
Great tour! Great sights. Mediocre lunch.
Keren_H, Mar 2023
We did the whole day tour and it was wonderful! Learning about coffee was informative and fun. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The Poas hike was lovely, although it was foggy so we couldn’t see the basin or lagoon. The waterfall gardens were lush and beautiful and included lots of animal sightings and another scenic hike. The only thing that disappointed me was lunch at La Paz.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Keren, thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback about the overall experience in our most popular tour, despite the fact that the quality of the lunch was not the best part , your comments help us to improve the experience of clients who will choose us as their travel operator in Costa Rica in the future. Regards, Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours
More time in the bus than seeing sites.
Kathe_B, Mar 2023
I knew this was going to be a long day … 13 hours. The disappointing part was you had: 7 hours of riding in a bus 4 1/2 hours total to see the three sites 1 1/2 hours for breakfast and lunch The coffee tour was informative The volcano was amazing Waterfall gardens - the waterfalls were pretty but the viewing of the “wildlife” was nothing more than a zoo. I understand it was a rescue facility. For us, we would not have done this trip if we had know you spent the amount of time we did in the bus. We probably would have just don’t the volcano on our own. I wish the reviews would have been more upfront on the actual timeline which is why I have included it here. Our guide Gary was informative but after the last tour he locked himself upfront with the driver and never checked bCk with us. We had to bang on the door to get some airflow into the bus.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Kathe: We appreciate so much the detailed suggestions on your review, as much as the incredible experience on the beautiful views of the Poas Volcano view. Your feedback helps us improve our customer experience and help others to create an expectation about our tours. Hope to visit us again and recommend your friends to come to Costa Rica!
A Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica
GlenW, Mar 2023
Donald, our tour guide, was great: knowledgeable and helpful. The volcano and waterfalls were spectacular as well as the animal exhibits. Even the coffee plantation was quite interesting.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Glen: We are so glad that you appreciate the service of our experienced tour guide Donald, hope to see you soon in our beautiful country!
Good day
brian_s, Feb 2023
The coffee tour was surprisingly very interesting and informative. The volcano completely dependent on weather and although it was very cloudy we got lucky the weather broke while atop the volcano allowing beautiful views of the crater. I was disappointed with La Paz as some animals appeared to be in stress especially the large cats.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Brian, nice to hear from the overall experience with our top selling tour. Your feedback helps us improve our customer experience and help others to create an expectation about our tours. Regards,
Great day trip in San Jose/Costa Rica
Barbel_M, Feb 2023
Our guide Donald was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. The driver was Calli was good and the whole organization (pick up/drop off) was good. The coffee tour was very informative, the volcano was cloud covered but still great and the gardens were amazing. Food was very good. The tour is really worth the money!
Excellent day trip
Marcy_E, Feb 2023
Hit all the highlights, and the trip was well coordinated and managed. Everything was lovely, especially loved la paz for the little kids!
Poas and La Paz
Vernica_C, Feb 2023
Tour is amazing. You get to see wild animals, a volcano crater and amazing water falls. Tour guide Adrian and the driver Carlos were amazing.
Day tour
Michael_R, Feb 2023
Anyone booking this tour would be fortunate to get our guide and driver, Adrian and Jose. They kept the trip informative, always with time to answer any and all questions. The coffee plantation tour was great. Unfortunately the volcano’s crater was fogged in, (nature is not always on your side). The waterfall and the gardens were breathtaking. There is an opportunity to do a considerable amount of hiking if you are inclined, however; Adrian always made us aware ahead of the more difficult areas and left it to oneself whether or not to try or to take an easier route. Definitely a great way to spend a day of vacation.
Good day
Bonnie_A, Feb 2023
Gary was a great tour guide !! Very knowledgeable . Enjoyed Doka coffee tour and La Paz waterfall . Unfortunately too cloudy to see much at Poas volcano.
Best tour guide ever!
Karen_B, Feb 2023
Our tour guide, Martin Mora, was absolutely fantastic. He was so animated, considerate, intuitive, very funny and knowledgeable, and took great care of making arrangements due to a health/mobility concern. We enjoyed all 3 of the special local attractions, but Martin definitely was the highlight of the experience - the best that we have ever experienced.
A great tour!
Mihail_G, Jan 2023
This tour was fantastic! The volcano and the waterfalls were the big highlights, I was amazed! I can only recommend it!
Excellent tour , we would highly recommend. Great value for money and a very helpful and professional team.
Linda_W, Jan 2023
Good day trip. Informative and well presented. A couple negatives. Due to full group we spent ages picking up from different hotels and waiting around for people. This went on throughout the day. Waiting around between each activity. But all three places were excellent. Just a smaller group would have been better.
Even with a cloudy day...
danielle_k, Jan 2023
Even with a cloudy day this tour brought the Costa Rican landscape and ecosystems alive. Max was wonderful and attentive while giving freedom to explore at your own pace.
Great day out!
Rosalind_T, Jan 2023
What a great day we had! Everything ran smoothly. Meals were outstanding. The coffee tour was so fascinating and the volcano was amazing (pictures will never do it justice). I would recommend wearing really great walking or hiking shoes because the La Paz Waterfall Gardens walks were serious! Lots of steps down (and back up) my fitbit said I climbed 54 floors - so not for those who can't handle that - but every part of the day was perfect!
Best day trip from San Jose
Vinu_V, Jan 2023
Max was knowledgeable especially around coffee as he himself is a coffee planter and the best part is that he is damn funny!
Fantastic day tour from San Jose!
Venkat_D, Dec 2022
Everything about this tour is wonderful - learning about coffee from plant to the final product, the scenic drive to the Poas volcano, la Paz waterfall, the food. The tour guide, Adrian, was very knowledgeable about everything on this trip.