As we ascend the mountain, we will notice a change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful array of colors and visuals.
Duration: 8 hours
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Estimated Departure from San José: Between 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
Then we continue to Poas Volcano National Park, it is an active 2,708-metre (8,885 ft) stratovolcano. The crater of the volcano is over a mile across and 1050 feet deep. It has erupted 40 times since 1828, including April, 2017. At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles.
Next, after visiting the volcano, we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch at Doka Estate we will stop to learn more about our golden bean, which is a term used to describe the unique and savory coffee of Costa Rica. Then we will continue our trip through the fern, flower and strawberry farms taking in the scenic vistas along the way.
Our third stop is the town of Grecia, considered one of the cleanest towns in Latin America. Grecia is home to one of the only Metal Churches in Central America. The church is a national monument that fills its inhabitants with pride. Then shortly after visiting the metal church, in order to experience the local lifestyle, we will also visit the central market area, unique to the area.
Our last stop along the way is the town of Sarchi, known as the cradle of Costa Rican artisans. Here we will take in the artistic work of the local artisans, as they create the famous typical oxcarts. Then, we will be able to shop for that special souvenir to take back home.
*Children (3 – 10 years old): 25% off discount
Children 0-2 years old pay US$18.00 + 8% IVA (space on the bus)
Cancelation Policy for one day tours
- – Cancellation must be made a full 48 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied 90% refund if cancel 48 hours or more (10% charged to cover bank refund fees).
- – No refunds for No shows.
What to bring
- LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATSHIRT
- WALKING SHOES