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8 in 1 Combo Tour

To get to the different attractions included during this excursion we first drive through the City of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Hero Drummer Boy Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. Your bilingual guide will explain all you see and answer your questions throughout the tour.

As we ascend the mountain towards the Poás Volcano you will notice the cooling in temperature and changes in vegetation, with the abundance of ornamental flowers, fern, and strawberry farms and several coffee plantations. Look past the gorgeous landscape far below to the built up urban area of Costa Rica's Central Valley.

Our first place we stop will be at the famous Doka Coffee Plantation Estate for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour. Doka is an actual coffee plantation where we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica, and the world. Learn about the careful and elaborate process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean. Revenues from coffee as early as the 1700's literally paved the way to much of the Costa Rican infrastructure you see today.

After the coffee tour we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire in awe at the impressive main crater with its bubbling sulfur fumaroles. You will also learn about the different cloud forest ecosystems in this beautiful national park. >From a lookout, peer straight down into the brooding Poás crater, the second largest volcanic crater on the planet at over a kilometer across.

Next is the amazing La Paz Water Fall Garden Park. Access to the park was cut off by the January 8th, 2009 6.2 earthquake but it is now open once again. Start with a tipico lunch before the tour. We will then follow a trail leading through a colorful butterfly garden enclosure with a live display of the different stages of a butterfly's development, then duck and dodge as a hummingbirds dart past us to get to their sugar syrup and brilliant flowers, check out an ancient Costa Rica house and how they lived, drop into the serpentarium to see a display of Costa Rica's most venomous and colorful snakes, into the bird house, and the ranarium (live frog display) and finally follow the trail leading to and down along a spectacular series of thundering waterfalls in the middle of the rainforest, what a place, and great for all ages!

Tour includes

All transportation starting from and ending at Adventure Inn, a bilingual guide (English/Spanish), entrance fees into the coffee tour, Poás Volcano National Park and La Paz Waterfall Garden Park, plus breakfast and lunch

Recommendations

Bring a hat, waterproof jacket (it can get cool at Poás Volcano, three kilometers above sea level), comfortable walking shoes, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera

Tour categories: Family, Nature & Rainforest, Relaxing, Romantic

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