Begin your private tour with a 7 a.m. pickup from your hotel in San Jose. Drive roughly an hour through the countryside in an air-conditioned and WiFi equipped car en route to the well-known coffee plantation Casita del Cafe. Tour the facilities while your guide explains the history and importance of coffee in Costa Rican culture.
Then, head to the Poas Volcano: See the sulfurous lake inside the crater as well as clear views of the landscape below. Continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens to see tropical birds, butterflies, and flowers amid a rain forest environment, and hike through the forest to find sloths and monkeys hanging in the trees.
Enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch like rice, beans, and plantains before driving back to your hotel.