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Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft

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San Jose, Costa Rica

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Embark on a full-day adventure to see some of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and cultural gems. Visit the Doka Estate coffee plantation to see how beans are grown and roasted for the perfect cup, and check out the artistic enclave of Sarchí, birthplace of the country’s signature hand-painted oxcarts. Admire the magnificent (and active!) Poás Volcano and the enchanting Botas Lake, which fills a neighboring volcanic crater.
  • Day trip to Poas Volcano National Park, Doka Estate and Sarchi
  • See breathtaking views of Costa Rica from atop Poas Volcano, an active crater
  • View Botos Lake (Laguna Boas) inside a dormant crater
  • Take a guided tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation and learn about its production from your expert guide
  • Visit the artisan town of Sarchi to see the famous oxcarts
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned coach from San Jose included
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch
Food and drinks, unless specified
Optional gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
On the arrival at the hotel the tour guide is going to ask in the reception of the hotel for the client

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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

Get your fill of Costa Rican flavor, natural beauty, and adventure with a unique full-day tour from San Jose. After pickup at your city hotel, a short drive will bring you to the Poás Volcano National Park, which spans 16,000 acres (6,474 hectares) and is home to the still-active Poás Volcano. Your local guide will lead you to the lip of the crater for breathtaking views down 950 feet (290 meters) into the smoking, sputtering cauldron. You will also see the cerulean Botos Lake that fills a neighboring, dormant crater. 

After your descent from the volcanic range, you’ll drive through a beautiful country landscape to Doka Estate coffee plantation, where the same family has been turning out delicious, aromatic coffee for generations. The area’s mineral-rich volcanic soil is ideal for growing the signature Costa Rican crop. Take a tour of the estate to learn about the journey of the coffee bean from planting, to roasting, to brewing the perfect cup. After your tour, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Tico lunch.

Your next stop is the artisan town of Sarchí, best known as the home of brightly painted carretas — wooden oxcarts that were once used to transport coffee beans across Costa Rica’s mountains. Today, Sarchí’s local artisan community continues this tradition with more than 200 shops and small factories that turn out a wide range of handmade wooden goods. Watch craftspeople at work as they meticulously paint embellishments on carts, wheels, and other pieces of art. You’ll have the chance to purchase a unique souvenir before being transported back to your San Jose hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Poas Volcano National Park
Our guide will show you all the marvelous things this volcano has to offer.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sarchi
Cradle of national crafts. You can buy souvenirs and help the artisans
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Tours Costa Rica

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft.

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It was informative and very...
Raphael
, Sep 2017
It was informative and very educational. The food was delicious.
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Beautiful place. Its a climb up to the...
Irene D
, Aug 2017
Beautiful place. Its a climb up to the crater, can be strenuous. Would avoid if heart or lung problems. What an enjoyable day. Definitely purchase coffee, and local arts.
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Mario the tour guide was excellent. He...
Sophia S
, Mar 2017
Mario the tour guide was excellent. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about all sites visited. We were lucky to get a glimpse of the volcano, so that was cool. The food at the Doka Coffee Estate was good, which included fish, rice and beans, salad,etc. It was buffet but due to us getting there a little late, we only had one round at the buffet. However the coffee made up for it. Overall nice excursion on a beautiful day, with nice tour guide and driver forgot his name.
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We enjoyed our group as much as our...
John T
, Mar 2017
We enjoyed our group as much as our tour since we had quite the international group of people. Well worth the time and gave us a great overview of the area.
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We were fortunate and had a clear...
Lynda J
, Mar 2017
We were fortunate and had a clear morning at the volcano, the entire day was filled with the most enjoyable, memorable experiences and we thoroughly recommend this tour.
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Tour was great.. only problem ride was...
John P
, Feb 2017
Tour was great.. only problem ride was late and I had to call in to find out where it was and it cost me 15HST.
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Excellent outing! The itinerary...
Kathy H
, Feb 2017
Excellent outing! The itinerary, guide, and driver all were outstanding. Thanks!
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Long day with much of tour on bus. No...
Robert W
, Nov 2016
Long day with much of tour on bus. No one's fault, distance is distance. Coffee processing facility was interesting, but volcano was obscured by clouds.
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This trip was great, so many highlights...
Benedicte G
, Oct 2016
This trip was great, so many highlights in one day. Mario, our guide, was very knowledgable and always had interesting information to share about everything from plants and animals to history and local fun facts. The volcano was beautiful, and I recommend doing the trail back to the parking lot rather than walking back the same way. Visiting Doka was great and the lunch was very tasty. I also enjoyed driving through the country side and visiting Grecia and Sarchi. I can definitely recommend this day trip if you want to explore the areas around San Jose!
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We went to Sarchí and Doka Plantation...
frances.marin
, Oct 2016
We went to Sarchí and Doka Plantation. In the coffee plantation, we had a delicious buffet lunch with natural juice, and we also tasted different types of coffee. In Doka, they showed us the entire process to make coffee. In Poas, you have to bring sweaters because sometimes is cold. It was great.
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