San Jose

Full Day Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Coffee Plantation Experience

Badge of ExcellenceSan Jose, Costa Rica

From USD 160.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance Fee to Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
    • Guaranteed to skip the long queues
    • Professional guide with 30+ years experience
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off and Parking Fees
    • Breakfast
    • Gratuities
    • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    07:30 am

    Pickup details

    We pick up travellers at any hotel in San Jose downtown, Alajuela downtown/SJO airport area or Heredia downtown.

    What To Expect

    Province of Alajuela

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Poas Volcano

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Dress code is casual
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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.

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    Featured review
    It was an amazing experience! I would highly recommend to do this tour. Guide was fantastic and super helpful!


    120 reviews
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    Iryna_K, June 2023
    Highly recommended!!! Olman is a great guide and amazing person! You simply can't miss this tour! We were lucky to see the crater, the Waterfall gardens are beyond beautiful, the Waterfall, the Coffee Plantation...I really enjoyed the tour and thank you Olman once again!
    Amazing Experience! This is a MUST do in Costa Rica.
    Jeffrey_O, May 2023
    Olman and his guides were amazing from the start. Professional, knowledgeable and just plain great people. My family and I had an amazing time and created so many lasting memories. These experiences were jaw dropping and truly showcase the beauty of Costa Rica and all of the amazing people that make up this great country. Our driver was fantastic, a true professional. Jorge was an outstanding tour guide, he made the day truly special for my family and I. Jorge - My wife and boys and I want to say thank you and we’ll see you next time :)
    Good fun time
    Daniel_G, May 2023
    Great sights and had a fun time on the van ride with other tourists, too. I've never been so close to an active volcano before.
    Outstanding time! Day well spent!
    Herbert_Y, May 2023
    The La Paz Waterfalls and Refuge were amazing! I simply couldn't put my phone away from snapping photos. Our Guides Adonis and Olman truly made it a family affair even though I was traveling alone. I learned so much about the coffee, the volcano, and all the wonderful animal rescues. Pura Vida!
    Fun-filled day tour!
    Chelsea_Z, May 2023
    Really fun day exploring a coffee Plantation, the Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls. Olman was very communicative and provided excellent information throughout the tour. Would have preferred things to be at a slightly quicker pace so it wasn't such a long day, but I'm sure we'd gone longer had we been a larger group, so I can see why the time is budgeted as is. We had more than enough time at every stop and we even got to see the crater and Lagoon!! (Though we'd not have blamed the tour if we didn't. You can't force mother nature lol)
    Excellent One Day Tour
    Rebecca_H, Apr 2023
    Our tour guide Olman was great. We only had 5 people in our group so it was very relaxing. All the sites / stops were great.
    Michael_S, Apr 2023
    Great one day trip to see a few of the amazing places. Really enjoyed looking at the volcano as we were lucky to see before the clouds rolled in. The animal sanctuary was fun to get close to a few of the birds.
    Can’t miss experience
    Courtney_C, Apr 2023
    Guide Olman is a pro! Our small group made our way through the mountains to Poás Volcano with a stop at a coffee plantation along the way. Beautiful views and great pace allowed a full day with a chance to take in nature. The final stop at La Paz waterfall is so much more - a nature hike with birds, jungle cats, butterflies, frogs and hummingbirds was capped off with a full buffet lunch. After lunch we continued our hike to see the gorgeous waterfalls. This is a very active day with lots of hiking at altitude so bring lots of water and have a good breakfast. Olman shares his love of Costa Rica and customizes the pacing for the group (I brought my 6 year old). My 6 year old rated this experience the best of her trip - closely followed by the chocolate plantation
    It was an amazing...
    LeahMay_S, Apr 2023
    It was an amazing experience! I would highly recommend to do this tour. Guide was fantastic and super helpful!
    Thang_N, Mar 2023
    Amazing trip. Olman, our tour guide was knowledgeable, and never rushed us while we enjoyed the locations. Lunch buffet was provided with good food.
    Highlight of our Costa Rica trip
    SherryLynn_C, Mar 2023
    This tour was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We were fortunate that the day of our tour, only my husband and I had signed up…we got our own private tour. Our tour guide, Olman, went out of his way to make our day the very best. He was so knowledgeable and took the time to both explain and show us new things. He absolutely made our day! We toured a local coffee plantation with an incredible view. This was followed by our visit to Poas volcano where we were treated to the clearest of views. It was breathtaking. We then finished off at La Paz waterfalls where we were treated to views of wildlife and gorgeous falls. Just an overall incredible experience. Special thanks again to Olman for making our day unforgettable!
    Great tour!
    April, Mar 2023
    Had a great time doing this tour guided by Olman. He did not rush us and made us enjoy every second of our time in each places from coffee plantation, Poas Volcano, and La Paz Gardens and Falls! Im happy I found this tour! I highly recommend it!
    Must-do for travellers staying in San Jose
    Claire_L, Feb 2023
    Our guide Adonis was outstanding. He shared lots of interesting information about Costa Rica, coffee making, and the flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. He was very personable and went out of his way to ensure we had a great time and always offered to take photos for us at the best moments/places. For me, La Paz was the highlight of the tour, with truly amazing opportunities to get up close and personal with exotic wildlife, and an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch in a lovely environment. Would 100% recommend this tour for anyone staying in San Jose.
    Incredible Excursion!
    jasperez2995, Jan 2023
    Without a doubt, this experience was the best thing we did on our Costa Rica vacation! Olman was so knowledgeable and kind, the shuttle was comfortable, and the three locations were absolutely beautiful!
    Incredible tour with authentic and passionate guide
    Hannah_F, Jan 2023
    I had the most incredible day led by Olman, our group only had 4 of us which meant we had so much time at each location and we were able to add in a spontaneous hike and then a stop for fresh strawberries! Despite doing tours for 30+ years, Olman is still so passionate about his work and he enjoys sharing his local knowledge on the tour. Not to mention- the actual tour locations are incredible, breathtakingly beautiful. I would 100% recommend this tour, you will not regret it!
    You should book
    James_B, Jan 2023
    Olman was an amazing tour guide and this tour is very much worth taking advantage of. Everything is handled from pick up, to passes, to a delicious buffet lunch. He is also an excellent photographer with over 30 years experience in the area. Amazing!
    Bonne excursion en raison du guide
    Eloise_R, Mar 2023
    Je recommande cette excursion pour la qualité du guide, Olman, à l'écoute et très gentil, le refuge pour animaux magnifique et les cascades grandioses, même sous la pluie ! Nous n'avons pas vraiment vu le volcan en raison des nuages et du brouillard mais c'est fréquent à cette altitude, c'est une question de chance...
    Anna_B, Feb 2023
    Es war ein toller Ausflug und unser Guide war super! Er hat alles sehr gut und verständlich erklärt. Er war außerdem äußert freundlich und für Fragen stets offen. Die Tour lief genauso ab wie es in der Beschreibung steht. Ich würde die Tour jederzeit noch einmal machen und kann sie zu 100% weiterempfehlen.

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