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$107 Day Trips & Excursions

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

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.

$104 Day Trips & Excursions

Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

The tour will begin by trekking south along the Panamerican Highway to reach Irazú Volcano National Park and the base of the behemoth 'Iztaru' (the name of an indigenous village that was situated on the flanks of the volcano, and a likely candidate as a possible origin for the current name of the Irazú Volcano).As you descend to the city of Cartago, you will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica – a famous peregrination site for many believers, some of whom travel for days or even weeks on foot, in a pilgrimage of faith, to the site. The basilica has large vaulted ceilings and exquisite examples of stained glass windows.Next, stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for Investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads, and countless other species of plants. Continue to the Valley of Orosi, an area that overflows with beauty. After visiting one of the few remaining colonial churches, stop to enjoy a scrumptious typical lunch at one of the local restaurants.

$1281 Walking & Biking Tours

5-Day Caribbean Biking and Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Day One: Bike Irazu Volcano, downhill ride on the slopes of the highest volcano through cloud forests and cattle farms, to the colonial town of Orosi. Situated in a river valley and surrounded by coffee plantations, Orosi offers thermal water springs and the magnificent colonial church built in 1739. You'll finish the day with a traditional Costa Rican “casado” dinner.Day Two: Bike from Orosi to Turrialba. Follow the scenic Orosi and Reventazon River valleys, biking through coffee and sugar cane plantations. Spend the night at a lodge overlooking the valley and the city of Turrialba.Day Three:  White Water Rafting - Pacuare River. The Pacuare River combines the beauty of primary tropical rainforest with world class rapids. You will raft class III and IV rapids through the land of the Cabecar indigenous people. Stop for a great riverside picnic lunch and continue rafting all the way to the Caribbean lowlands.Afternoon drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (beach).Day Four: Puerto Viejo Beach. Today you can ride or walk the quiet beaches south of Puerto Viejo all the way to the Manzanillo-Gandoca Refuge. Ride, swim, surf or hike in the rainforest or simply relax at the beach in this laid back Caribbean village.Day Five: Return. You'll drive back to San Jose after breakfast this morning.

$3275.71 Outdoor Activities

Hiking throught Costa Rica

D1.Trek Barra de Parismina to Laguna Perlas:  Boat ride of about 20 minutes. Walk 4.5km and arrive a Laguna Perlas to take the boat.Trek to Reserva Pacuare  accompanied by a biologist. Or boat (Julio Knight): After lunch cross the canal and walk with guide from Reserva Pacuare to 2 ½ hours. D2.Barra de Pacuare to Muelle Goschen a Pacuare Lodge or Pacuare Outdoor Center: Birding tour. After breakfast be ready to take a 40minute boat ride on the canals to Muelle Goschen where a car will pick you to enjoy a rafting day or a trek.D3.Trek Walk Pacayitas to El Silencio: You will be taken to a small archeological site on a private farmD4.Trek La Suiza to (El Copal): You will walk a coffee field and cane fields and cross over the river Pejibaye to your lunch destination. After lunch we will transfer you to El Copal for your overnight stay and your next birding tour.  D5.Trek Taus to National Park Tapanti: bird tour and then breakfast and finally leave El Copal  and walk on a gravel road. After lunch you will then take a steep descent, with views of the beautiful Orosi valley, until you reach the entrance of PN TapantiD6.Trek Muñeco de Navarro to Palo Verde del Guarco This is a trek in a forest preserve!: walk righ out of the hotel for your day’s hike. Cross over the small stream and across the soccer field of Muñeco de Navarro. Start your trek through the forest preserve to Palo Verde. D7.Trek Jardin de Dota to San Pablo de Leon Cortes: Leave early from Verdesana Lodge. You will be driven to Jardin de Dota where you will start your trek. You will walk to Finca El Casquillo where you will have lunch and learn about medicinal plants.D8.Trek From Naranjillo to Esquipulas: You will driven past the Dota Coffee fields and past Napoles and Naranjillo to walk down to the Pacific Ocean. You will be picked up by the two 4x4 just before Esquipulas hopefully around. In Villa Nueva at about 15km you can visit Villa Vainilla. Walk 1 more km for lunch at Coqui’s among the palm oil trees and forget all the healthy eating habits.Trek Palma Tica roads to Quepos Letters: Walk the last 3km through Palma Tica for your triumphal entrance into Quepos to take your first glance at the Pacific OceanD.9. Manuel Antonio to San Jose: Come back to your hotel in San José. Includes: land transfer- local guide- lunch- lodging- tours- dinner- breakfast

$75 Tours & Sightseeing

Orosi and Lankester from San José

This tour is the combination of the Orosi Lankester Garden tour and the mystique the enchantment of the lush gardens in Orosi.We take the Panamerican Highway South, we will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica which according to religious custom, is a peregrination site for many believers. After visiting the Basilica we will stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and countless species of other plants. We will continue to the Valley of Orosi where creation overflows in unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants.

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Irazu, Orosi, Lankaster Gardens Tour

This tour is the combination of the Irazu Volcano National Park and the Orosi Lankester Garden tours. To that end the tour offers the mystique of the Irazu Volcano, and the enchantment of the lush gardens in Orosi. The tour will begin with us trekking south along the Panamerican Highway until we reach the base of the behemoth “Iztaru” (a name of an indigenous village that was situated on the flanks of the volcano, and a likely candidate as a possible origin for the current name of the Irazu Volcano). The winding road traverses fertile lands in which all types and forms of vegetation are cultivated, all the while affording us a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. And, at the very top of the summit, on a clear day, one can be privy to an unforgettable bird’s eye view of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As we descend to the city of Cartago we will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica – a famous peregrination site for many believers, some of which travel for days or even weeks on foot, in a pilgrimage of faith, to the site. The Basilica has large vaulted ceilings and exquisite examples of stained glass windows, and is a must see. Next, after we visit the Basilica we will stop at the Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and countless species of other plants. Then, we will continue to the Valley of Orosi, an area that overflows with unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop to enjoy a scrumptious typical lunch at one of the local restaurants.