Costa Rica Day Trip From San Jose

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Adventure Inn
    Aldea Hostel
    Amón Taormina
    Apartotel Obelisco
    Apartotel El Sesteo
    Apartotel La Perla
    Apartotel La Sabanaread more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point between 4pm and 6:30pm (depending on hotel location)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take advantage of your time in Costa Rica on this exciting full-day guided tour from San jose! Enjoy an exhilarating mountain hike and tour impressive sites like the breathtaking Poas volcano National Park- Doka Estate's coffee plantation and La paz waterfall Gardens . A delicious breakfast and lunch are included.

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Stop At: La paz waterfall Gardens, Vara Blanca, Province of Alajuela

La paz waterfall Gardens

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Doka Estate Coffee Tour, Poas volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela

Doka Estate Coffee Tour -La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: TAM Travel Corporation, Liberia, Province of Guanacaste


Duration: 3 hours


Local guide



Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens

Entry/Admission - Doka Estate Coffee Tour

Entry/Admission - Poas Volcano



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply ( 2 people ). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Please note: there are some stairs leading back from the waterfall which are steep and can be slippery at times

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

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  • 28-Oct-2019

    Our guide and driver were wonderful. It was wonderful with the sights, information, food and all that were able to do during the day. A highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Our guide Filidander and out driver Antonio were outstanding.

  • 10-Sep-2019

    AMAZING, tour guide was terrific, driver was great too. Well worth the fee and I would highly recommend it!

  • 13-May-2019

    Alejandro, our guide is a very knowledgeable about each destination...his English is good and easy to understand...breakfast and lunch were very tasty...Carlos, the driver made us feel safe with the way he’s driving...Highly Recommended...

  • 29-Apr-2019

    If you're in San Jose and want to see a bit more of Costa Rica, this is a great option. We spent the bulk of our time at a wildlife preserve that rescues animals from the illegal pet trade, and happens to be in an area with multiple scenic waterfalls. No matter how hard we tried to stump our tour guide on history or any other subject, he had everything covered. As with all other small-group tours, you'll be in a pretty uncomfortable minivan-minibus for several hours over the course of a full day, and all of the sights you'll see are outdoors. If you plan appropriately you'll be happy.

  • 15-Apr-2019

    We enjoyed our trip. Our local tour guide Alvarro was very helpful and made our trip pleasant. We definitely will book our tour with again.

  • 17-Jan-2019

    Lee, the guide/driver was very knowledgeable and interesting with many facts about Costa Rica and with only us 2 on the trip it was like a private tour !! La Paz Gardens was a spectacular highlight of the day.

  • 23-Sep-2018

    Such a good tour. Go to this if you get a chance. Coffee plantation, nature reserve, and the waterfalls were all wonderful. There was a nice breakfast at the plantation, then hours later a nice lunch at the restaurant at the nature reserve.

  • 06-Sep-2018

    I loved this tour so much! Highly recommended! Every schedule is as expected. There is no unexpected fee for other services. Our tour guide, Donald, speaks fluent English and Spanish. He is also very knowledgeable. He knows enough information about the coffee history and facts of the animals. You won't get flooded with tons of information only if you ask for more details. The tour is very organized. You get to eat breakfast as you arrive at the coffee plantation, and we have a buffet for lunch at noon without any delay. There were some vegetarians in my group, and they love food because both breakfast and lunch have the vegetarian option. La Paz Waterfall Garden is very clean and organized as well. I have been on other tours, and the La Paz Waterfall Garden is the cleanest to visit different gardens e.g., frogs, butterfly, and snake garden for animals. You get to see many different animals very closely. The garden is like a zoo. You can get close to some of the animals, like butterflies, toucans, and hummingbirds and get many great pictures of the animals. My local friends told me that the entrance fee for the garden is 44 for foreigners. The tour costs 110, but it includes breakfast, all-you-can-eat lunch, transportation, a great tour guide, and the entrance fee of the garden. The tour left La Laz Waterfall Garden around 2 pm, so some people in my group got back to their hotel before 4 pm. Thus, you will have time to rest at night. Overall, I love it so much! It's definitely the highlight of my visit to Costa Rica.

  • 30-May-2018

    You’re picked up by the bus at your hotel at an assigned time. Our guide Kenny and driver Enrique made the first hour to the coffee plantation informative and fun with information about many aspects of Costa Rica and its culture. This portion of trip is interactive so it was helpful to drink some coffee before getting picked up. Also note that the first thing you do at the Doka Coffee Plantation is a buffet-style traditional Costa Rican breakfast and a variety of coffees, so you don’t have to eat before you head out for the day. At Doka you could visit their butterfly garden before starting a tour of the facility. The tour told us about how coffee is made from the plant to the product. There was also a very nice gift shop that we were given time to shop.
    Along the road to the La Paz waterfalls you stop at a small store where you can try the fresh fruits of the area, local wines, and you can do some more shopping and use the restrooms.
    When you get to the La Paz resort, you first tour the gardens and animal enclosures. This includes hummingbirds, an aviary, a butterfly garden, and mammal exhibits where all of the animals have been rescued. It was great to get a sense of the species that live in Costa Rica and the rainforests. Before continuing the tour, you get an amazing buffet lunch at the resort restaurant. It is good to keep in mind that after lunch you will be doing a lot of walking, especially up and down stairs, so try not to overfill yourself (but you might eat too much anyways because it’s so good!). The waterfalls were exceptional! They are more than worth all the stairs you have to go up and down, so make sure you take the time to admire all of them. It is a good idea to bring a rain jacket or poncho with you in case of rain.
    Due to the full day itinerary the drive back into the city often coincides with rush hour and can take upwards of four hours. Our driver was excellent and our guide was fun, but it should be planned for.

  • 29-May-2018

    Very good day trip with La Paz waterfalls being a highlight. The Hummingbird Garden and Butterfly Observatory stop was an unexpectedly enjoyable experience. All in all, a day well spent.

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