San José, Costa Rica
10 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

Get to see some of the best attractions only a short distance from San Jose. This full day tour visits some of the most popular destinations around the central valley including a morning tour and breakfast at a well known coffee plantation, followed by a visit to the crater of Poas Volcano, and a stop at the famous and beautiful La Paz Waterfall. This tour is perfect for those looking to not venture too far from San Jose while still seeing some of the best sights of the area.

You day starts with a pick up from your accommodation and then a venture north to the Doka Coffee Estate where you will be treated to a delicious typical Costa Rican breakfast before beginning your coffee tour on their plantation. Doka Coffee Estate offers high quality coffee beans across the globe and is well known for it’s rich, aromatic flavors. You will learn about both the ancient and modern techniques of cultivating, harvesting and roasting beans to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and the world. You may be able to sample some of their incredible coffee and maybe able to pick up a pack or two of coffee yourself.

After your coffee tour, we will continue a little further up the mountains until we reach Poás Volcano National Park where you will get to take look inside the crater of an active volcano! Poás Volcano is an active stratovolcano standing at  2,708-metre (8,885 ft) above sea level with a crater that is over one mile wide and  320 metres (1050 ft) deep. Though active, eruptions are infrequent and come with a lot of warning (being constantly monitored by park rangers), making it a perfect spot to be visited by tourists. You will be given some equipment and a safety tutorial before trekking up the mountain for a glimpse inside the crater. On a clear day, you will get to see into the amazing crater lake with its some rising thermal sulphur activity.

A short distance from Poás is the beautiful La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park with its stunning cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest. Here you can enjoy the trail from the top of the valley to witness all the series of waterfalls which makes this area so popular. La Paz also doubles as a rescue centre and wildlife reserve for a number of famous Costa Rican animals including toucans, monkeys, sloths, jaguars and more. Get close to some of the incredible wildlife thanks to their Aviary, Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, and Frog Exhibit. Here you will also be treated to an incredible buffet lunch with both local and international cuisine

Finally you will head back the mountain with your tour guide and group for the return journey to San Jose where your tour will conclude.

PICK UP TIME 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
END TIME Approximately 5:00 PM – 6:00PM.
BRING Light rain jacket or poncho, hat, sunglasses, repellent, camera and money for additional purchases (optional).
Return Transportation Bilingual guide
Breakfast and Lunch Entrance Fee to all activities
Additional activities or purchases
Tour guide gratuity (optional)

Due to the altitude and activity of Poás Volcano, this tour is not recommended for any person with heart conditions, high blood pressure, those who had recent surgery, pregnant women or young children and infants. Please not that Poás Volcano National Park is a cloud forest and due to inclement weather conditions it’s not always possible to view inside the crater.

Pick ups are available from your hotel throughout San Jose and the greater area. If your accommodation falls outside of the pick up area, then we will arrange a pick up location where you can meet your driver/guide.

Child pricing is between the age of 3 to 11 years of age. For infants under the age of 2 years of age their is a charge of $18.00 USD. Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form on our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to minimum numbers of 2 adult passengers – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or arrange an alternative date of departure.

Cancellations must be made a full 48 hours prior to the tour embarking, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied. Likewise there will also be a 100% penalty for no shows.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant

7.00AM to 8.00am

Picked up from your hotel at San Jose or the surrounding area and then embarking north to through the Alajuala countryside.


Arrive at Doka Coffee estate to enjoy a delicious breakfast and begin your coffee plantation tour, where you will learn the process of coffee cultivation from start to finish.


Continue a little further north to Poás Volcano National Park. After a tutorial and saftey briefing, you will make your way upn the volcano with your group to see the crater edge. Approximately 40 minutes to one our will be spent at Poás Volcano.


Afterwards your guide will take you the short distance from Poás to La Paz Waterfall Gardens which is to be enjoyed at your leisure. Here you will have a delicious buffet styled meal and be able to walk through the waterfall trails and many wildlife attractions including the Aviary, Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, and Frog Exhibit. There are additional activities which can be done here to (time permitting) to be paid at own expense.


Rejoin your group and tour guide and head back to San Jose.


Arrive back at your accommodation where your tour will conclude.

* Please note that all times are approximations

Toucan La Paz

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
October 11, 2023

It was one of my favorite tours, Gary was very kind and friendly, correct times, very good explanation, the food not to mention, very good buffet. I highly recommend it.

October 11, 2023

It was an excellent day and one of my favorite tours.
We start the day with a visit to the Doka coffee plantation. During the visit to the plantation you learn a lot about the ancient techniques to produce one of the best coffees. It was very educational. Afterwards we had an excellent breakfast and headed to the Poás volcano. I was lucky enough to see it and also the lagoon on a sunny day and it was very beautiful. To end the day we went to the La Paz waterfall. Beautiful with paths surrounded by vegetation. I am very satisfied with the service provided by this company and I want to thank our guide Alejandro. He was a sensational guide, very professional and he kept us very entertained throughout the day.

October 11, 2023

The trip to Doka Coffee Estates and LaPaz was immensely informative, fun, and inspiring. We booked it through our hotel. Costa Rica is a beautiful place. We’ve done similar tours in other countries and this one stacked up in every way. Nothing but good things to say.

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