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Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose

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    What to Expect
    After early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in an air-conditioned coach, enjoy an on-board breakfast and steaming cup of Costa Rican coffee. 

    Continue on to the Doka Estate coffee plantation, where the same family has been growing and roasting coffee beans for generations. Tour the beautiful, 350-acre (141-hectare) estate, where rich volcanic soil makes an ideal growing coffee-growing climate. Learn how beans are cultivated, harvested, and roasted, and sample an aromatic cup of Doka’s signature brew.

    After that, head to Poas Volcano National Park for a guided hike before visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a private nature reserve that boasts miles of scenic hiking trails and more than 100 species of native wildlife housed in various habitats. Meet some of Costa Rica’s tiniest winged creatures at the Hummingbird Garden and Butterfly Observatory, and get an up-close encounter with reptilian residents at the frog exhibit and serpentarium. Soak up the lush tropical scenery with a riverside hike, stopping at one of the many waterfalls along the way. 

    Break for a lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine before driving back to San Jose, where you're dropped off back at your hotel in the afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Adventure Inn

    Aldea Hostel




    Amón Taormina

    Apartotel Obelisco

    Apartotel El Sesteo

    Apartotel La Perla

    Apartotel La Sabana


    Aurola Holiday Inn

    Autentico (Torremolinos)

    Ave Del Paraíso


    Barceló Palma Real

    Best Western Irazú


    Boutique Jade

    Casa Colón

    Casa Roland



    Condominio Riverside


    Costa Verde Inn

    Courtyard Escazu

    Courtyard Alajuela

    C R .Backpackers

    C R. Guest House

    C R. Morazán

    C. R. Tennis Club

    Country Inn & Suites


    Crowne Plaza Corobicí

    Don Carlos

    Double Tree Cariari

    Fiesta Casino

    Fleur de Lys

    Gran Hotel Costa Rica

    Grano de Oro

    Hilton Garden Inn –Sabana

    Holiday Inn Express

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    Holiday Inn ESCAZU

    Holiday Inn Forum

    Jade y Oro (1492)


    La Amistad

    Le Bergerac

    Marriott Costa Rica

    Park Inn by Radisson


    Pensión de La Cuesta

    Posada Canal Grande

    Posada Nena

    Posada del Museo


    Quality Real San José

    Radisson Costa Rica

    Real Intercontinental

    Residence Inn

    Rincón del Valle

    Rostipollos Hampton


    San José Palacio

    Santo Tomás

    Sheraton Escazu

    Sleep Inn


    Selina Hostel


    Suites Cristina


    Tryp Sabana


    Villa Tournón

    Wyndham Garden Esca.

    Windham Herradura

    We have some exceptions to pick up at the Air B&B, send us the name and address to verify if we can pick it up there.

    If this is not possible, you should arrive at one of the hotels listed on your own.

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point between 4pm and 6:30pm (depending on hotel location)
    • Local guide
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Poas Volcano
    • Entry/Admission - La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens
    • Gratuities
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    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 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Very nice vacation!!best one going to the Daka coffee tour with the volcano and jardin and waterfalls. The place was amazing
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    Response from TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
    Responded Jul. 25, 2019
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We look forward to working with you again in the future! regards
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    Amazing. Absolutely amazing. More than I expected. The bus has room for you to keep your backpack (for you backpackers). Bring a light jacket (rain jacket) and a hat. Blown away. So happy!
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    Response from TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
    Responded Jul. 18, 2019
    Hello dear Leah Miller Wow, Thank you so much for your wonderful remarks. It is a pleasure to have you as our customer. Thank you for taking time to make them.
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    My husband and I had THE BEST time touring the Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfall gardens with our tour guide Max on 2/5/19. Max made our tour exceptional -he was super knowledgeable, enthusiastic and had the best sense of humor. Max gave us a history lesson about Costa
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    Response from TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
    Responded Feb. 10, 2019
    Hello dear Jami Thank you so much for your kind words it was fantastic feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Let's share with the staff your kind comment. We hope to see you soon!
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    We took this day tour today with Eric, the guide. He is simply awesome - very knowledgeable, friendly and respectful. The driver, Memo(?) is very good too! The itinerary for this day trip is perfect. We loved visiting the Doka coffee estate and the La Paz waterfalls! There
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    Response from TamTravelAgency, Director of Sales at Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
    Responded Jan. 20, 2019
    “Thanks for leaving a review and mentioning our guide Erick. You’re right, he knows a lot about the tour!” The team here at TAM is thrilled to hear such good feedback, and we’re proud to have provided you an awesome day tour Best regards.
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    We had a delightful time visiting the coffee plantation and the La Paz waterfall park. Daniel, the tour guide, and his accompanying driver, Eulba (i think that's how his name is spelled) were most pleasant, informative, and organized - all key criteria for a successful
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    Response from TAM Travel C, Social Media Representative at Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
    Responded Oct. 4, 2018
    Hello Fabian D! Thank you for the feedback! We sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay in Costa Rica and will come back again! We will tell the team about your experience with them! .Our commitment to service and guest satisfaction is our main concern.
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