Poas Volcano, Doka Estate & La Paz Waterfall Combo Tour

4.6 / 5

41 reviews

Poas Volcano, Doka Estate & La Paz Waterfall Combo Tour

From $148 per person

Visit some of the most spectacular sights in Costa Rica on a full-day tour from San Jose. You’ll see the impressive crater of the Poas Volcano, tour the coffee plantation at the Doka Estate, and walk along the trails at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
San Jose hotels
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • See the impressive crater at Poas Volcano National Park
  • Visit the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation and its 96-year-old beneficio, or coffee mill
  • Enjoy a walk on the trails through the natural park of La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Full description
Take a drive on the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. Along the way, you’ll pass the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria, and Mango Park, on this full-day tour from San Jose. On the way up to the Poas Volcano, you’ll make a stop to learn about coffee, the country’s golden bean, before continuing on the drive that passes fern, flower, and strawberry farms. You’ll notice a change in temperature and vegetation as you climb up to the cloud forest. At the volcano you’ll have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Afterwards you’ll hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon, where you’ll learn about the park’s different ecosystems. Your trip continues towards the Caribbean, with a stop to visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park where you’ll enjoy a walk along a trail that leads to the spectacular White Magic Waterfall. At the park you’ll also see the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the impressive hummingbird gallery, serpentarium, old house, bird house, and the frogs exhibit. After your visit you’ll enjoy a break for a delicious buffet lunch before heading back to San Jose.
  • Pick-up and drop off at central San Jose hotels
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate.
  • Please bring/wear long pants, a light jacket, and comfortable shoes, and don’t forget your camera.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

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Alturo and Leo were terrific. We enjoyed Alturo sense of humour. Weather definitely corporated for us especially at the volcano. There was a definite problem with the pick up. The only information we received was 8am but the tour bus was there at 6:15am so had to scramble to get ready. The places we went to though we really enjoyed.

February 27, 2020

Well organized, too bad the weather was not on our side and we saw nothing at the Poas volcano, and the whole part of La Paz was in the rain. The guide was attentive to the group. The time at La Paz Gardens before the meal was a short one for my taste otherwise everything else was fine. Under the sun it must be perfect.

January 20, 2020

Amazing! We went during their rainy season, but it was still fun. Started raining once we entered the waterfall, but we all still had an amazing time. I think we all preferred it rainy rather than extremely hot. The rain also have it a rainforest atmosphere. It was awesome. Definitely recommend. Our guide, Donald, was also amazing.

July 29, 2019

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