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Excursion 5: Poas Volcano and Sarchi
Tour Code: PNT-006
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 9 hours)

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This national park is one of the most popular and attractive excursions that take place in the northern Central Valley. The road to Poás is an amazing landscape of shades of green coffee plantations, punctuated by flowers, sugar cane and strawberry fields. Sitting at 8,500 feet above sea level, the volcano is one of the few active craters in the Americas. Famous for its geyser-like eruptions of gas and ash, the main crater is an enormous pit approximately 1 mile in diameter and 985 feet deep, making it one of the largest in the world. The crater is usually active with smoke discharges. At the bottom of the crater there is a hot, circular lagoon that measures 1,100 feet across, where water temperatures range between 40 ºC and 70 ºC.There is also a Visitor's Center, where you can enjoy exhibits on the history and other aspects of this still-active volcano. After the visit to the volcano, a traditional lunch will be served at a charming restaurant surrounded by rainforests, greenery, and flowers. Before returning to your ship, you'll stop in Sarchi, which for over a century has been the center of production of the hand-painted oxcart. There you will be able to see the artisans painting a wide variety of woodcrafts, and you can find a large selection of leather goods, oxcarts, and all kinds of souvenirs. The town of Sarchi is very picturesque, with many of its houses beautifully decorated with the ornamentation used on the oxcarts.

Please note: Due to the Volcano altitude of 8.500 feet the tour is not recommended for persons with heart conditions.

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