This full-day tour takes you through the breathtaking Poas National Park and a couple of towns each unique in their own way and beautifully represent Costa Rican culture. Maximize your time in this eco-paradise and pick up some unique souvenirs and stories to bring home.
What's Included : Hike Poas Volcano National Park. Lunch at Doka Estate. Sightseeing in Grecia and Sarchi. Round trip transport.
Highlights : Hike in the beautiful Poas Volcano National Park. Eat lunch at Doka Estate. Visit small towns Grecia and Sarchi to see traditional Costa Rican life firsthand.
Meals Included : 1 lunch
Transport : Private van, walking.
Joining Instructions : Meeting Point: At around 6 am your local guide will pick you up from your San Jose hotel lobby. This is a shared tour so it's possible that you'll have to stop at other hotels in order to pick up some other travelers before starting the way to Poas Volcano region around 6:40 am. The guide will then give a short briefing before start the adventure. End Point: Your Downtown San Jose Hotel
Optional Activities : No optional activities
Minimum Age : You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
International Flights : Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.
Group Leader : Professional English Speaking Local Guide
Duration: 8 hours Meeting Point: Your Downtown San Jose Hotel Finish Point: Your Downtown San Jose Hotel Itinerary: Visit Poas Volcano National Park and try to catch a glimpse through the clouds of the volcano’s elusive main crater. This impressive and active stratovolcano has erupted 40 times since 1828 and boasts incredible views no matter what direction you're looking. After some walking stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Doka Estate where you will learn about the golden bean–a term used to describe the unique savoury coffee of Costa Rica. Drive through flower, fern and strawberry farms on the way to the town of Grecia. The town is home to one of Central America's only metal churches that acts as the towns social core and one of its most interesting structures since not only is it made completely of metal, but it's also red! Tour around the church for a while and then dive into the local lifestyle and hit up the central market area. The last stop along the way brings you to the town or Sarchi, known all over Costa Rica for its beautiful and intricate artistic work. Sarchi is most famously recognized for its colourfully decorated and hand constructed oxcarts that have been made here for centuries. Note that this Day Tour is operated by one of G Adventures' preferred suppliers and will be a shared service with other non-G Adventures travellers. Packing essentials: refillable water bottle, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, light jacket.
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