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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

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  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3171SJO_PVSAC
Take a full day to explore the natural and cultural attractions of Costa Rica! Visit a still-active volcano at Poas Volcano National Park and a family-owned coffee plantation at the Doka Estate before stopping in the historical artisan city of Sarchi. This eventful day trip from San Jose, which includes a peek at Botos Lake (Laguna Boas), offers an adrenaline rush mixed with a good dose of Costa Rican culture.
Situated in the middle of Poas Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Poás) is the still-smoking and gurgling Poas Volcano. This majestic and imposing crater, which stands at an elevation of 8,900 feet (2,713 meters), allows you to enjoy a magnificent view of the park’s 16,000 acres (6,474 hectares) and the central valley beyond.

Your guide will take you to a lookout platform near the edge of the 950-foot-deep (290-meter-deep) main volcanic crater, which remains active with small geyser and lava eruptions. After watching the fumarole activity, head to Botos Lake to see the beautiful green lake that now fills the inactive Botos crater.

After the steamy sights of Poas Volcano National Park, visit the Doka Estate, located in the coffee capital of Costa Rica. You’ll be guided through all the stages of making some of Costa Rica’s best quality coffee at this estate where coffee production has been passed down in the Vargas Ruiz family for more than 70 years. As you tour the roasting plant, learn about the ideal climate and rich soil of the fertile volcanic slopes that cultivate the grains. You will have the opportunity to closely observe and understand how a first-choice bean turns into a fabulous cup of coffee.

After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the town of Sarchi, the artisan center of Costa Rica. The charming town boasts more than 200 shops and family-operated factories that produce a variety of wooden goods. Don’t miss out on the construction and elaborate painting of the carretas, oxcarts traditionally used to carry coffee down from the highlands.

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Tour departs from most centrally located San Jose hotels

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8:00am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 4:00pm


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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

Poas Volcano in Costa Rica

Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • National Park entrance fee
Exclusions:
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two passengers are required for the tour to commence. 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
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: art.ofwar, August 2014

    This tour was amazing!

    Reviewed by: Lynnette M, August 2014

    THe tour guide was very knowledlgable on Costa Rica which was great I learned a lot. It was too cloudley to see the volcano but the walk around the area was every nice.

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