Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester information and booking

from
$87
Duration
8 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most centrally located San Jose hotels
Returns to
Returns to original point of departure
Time of departure
7:00am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of Central America and see Costa Rica’s best highlights on this full-day trip from San Jose! Visit the tallest volcano in Costa Rica, tour the old city of Orosi and explore the colorful Lankester Botanical Gardens.

See the best of Costa Rica on this full-day tour from San Jose. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach and visit the city of Cartago at the foot of the Irazu Volcano. Home to the Basilica of Los Angeles (Basilica de Nuestra Semora de Los Angeles), this area is the focal point for pilgrims throughout Central America. Inside, find an exquisite collection of small gold and silver images of human body parts, a holy offering in hope of healing.

Next, discover the Irazu Volcano. Rising 11,000 feet (3.4 km) above sea level, Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica! You will be amazed at the impressive grey earth surrounding the crater, stretching half a mile wide and resembling the moon’s surface.

Descend the mountain and arrive at the historic and colorful Orosi Valley. Here, visit one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica, the colonial church of Orosi, and discover its rich history. Then, head to Lankester and explore the sunning botanical gardens before enjoying a relaxing drive back to your San Jose hotel.

What's included

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified