5-Day San Jose to Poas Volcano National Park, La Paz Waterfall Garden and Tabacon Hot Springs Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-SJ-004A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Daily (2023-01-01 To 2023-12-31)
Stay in the same hotel throughout the whole process, saving the trouble of changing hotels and packing luggage; including breakfast and scenic spot ticket fees.
Visit Poas Volcano National Park with beautiful natural scenery at close range, and overlook the most active volcano, Arenal Volcano.
Go to Tabakang Hot Spring, enjoy leisurely and slowly experience in the hot spring surrounded by tropical plants.
You can arrange free activities for the whole day, including sightseeing in downtown San Jose or exciting activities in the surrounding area.
- Admission fees for the following attractions: Doka Coffee Tour, Poas Volcano National Park, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Tabacon Hot Springs.
- Four nights hotel accommodation and breakfast.
- A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to operate. Your reservation will be placed on hold until the tour meets the minimum number of required passengers.
- Four nights hotel accommodation and breakfast.
- Transportation during the itinerary.
- Local English or Spanish-speaking tour guide.
- Meals list on the itinerary.
After arriving at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), you can take the 24-hour free shuttle bus provided by the hotel to the hotel, which runs every 20-30 minutes. After arriving at the hotel, you can check in by yourself.
Good morning! Today we will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast! Then, we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation. Shortly after the coffee tour, we will proceed to visit Poas Volcano National Park. Here, there is an instant noticeable change in temperature and lively vegetation of the cloud forest to discover. Following Poás, we will continue to La Paz Waterfall Garden, where we will enjoy a buffet lunch (rated 4 Forks by the Costa Rican Tourism Council) that includes multiple selections of Traditional Costa Rican dishes!
San José → Coffee Tour → Poas Volcano National Park (40 mins) → La Paz Waterfall Garden → San José
What to bring: Hat, Walking shoes, Camera, Light jacket or sweatshirt, Insect repellent, Raincoat and Binoculars.
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose - Airport Or Similar. (Breakfast and Luch included)
Today we will adventure over to the Arenal Volcano! We will first stop at the famous town of Sarchi! Here, you will be able to appreciate many of the art crafts and souvenirs that Costa Rica has to offer. Following, we will dive deep into the diverse plantations with agricultural products until arriving to the small town of La Fortuna! We will stop to enjoy a delicious lunch with a magnificent view of the volcano.
The impressive Arenal Volcano is a magnificent natural wonder that is situated in La Fortuna (The Fortune) of San Carlos! Then, you will go to relax at one of the best hot springs in the area where you will experience relaxation from the thermal waters. To end a perfect evening, we will be going back to San José, for a wonderful dinner served with a great view of the volcano!
San José → Town of Sarchi (pass by) → Arenal Volcano → Tabacon Hot Springs or Baldi Hot Springs → San José
1. As the hot springs are in hot reservations, the final reservation of the hot springs, please place an order and make an actual reservation.
2. What to bring: Swimsuit, Binoculars, Insect repellent, Water shoes, Camera, Sunblock and Change of clothing.
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose - Airport Or Similar. (Breakfast, Luch, and Dinner included)
As the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose is also known as the "City of Flowers!" It has a pleasant climate and spring-like weather throughout the year! Today, you will have a chance to spend an entire full day on your own! It is recommended that you go to the tropical rainforest park to participate in various exciting activities such as aerial ropeway, rafting, horseback riding, and boating, or experience the unique charm of Central American cities in downtown San Jose.
The following items can be booked in advance:
1. ATV Combo Adventure Tour: price is $170 per person
2. Bay Island’s Cruise to Tortuga Island: price is $150 per person
3. Adventure Combo: price is $150 per person
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose - Airport Or Similar.(Breakfast included)
Today, you will end your pleasant trip to Costa Rica and return to your warm home by plane.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the
Three meals every day (Only dinner is included on pick-up day and breakfast is included on drop-off day).
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Entrance fees for the following attractions: Doka Coffee Tour, Poas Volcano National Park, La Paz Waterfall Garden, Tabacon Hot Springs.
Rates could alter without prior notice.
Optional fees will be paid in cash to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.
Daily Service charges for driver and the guide is $12 minimum per person.
Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.
Services related to travel insurance.
Other personal expenses.
Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
⇒ More than 46 days prior to departure date (EST): $100 per pax of the tour penalty. The rest amount will be refunded.
⇒ 45-31 days prior to departure - 70% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 30-24 days or more prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 23 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption
Terms & Conditions
Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.
You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.
E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)
Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.
Changes in Booking
You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.
Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.
Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy, reschedule and refund policies.
4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.
5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.
6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.
6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.
6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.
6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.
8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.