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San Jose

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

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US$ 110.00
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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.
  • Tour Irazu Volcano and the Orosi Valley in just a day
  • Travel far from the hustle of San Jose on a time budget
  • Private transportation is reliable and comfortable
  • Guide provides information you wouldn’t get on your own
  • Lunch at a local restaurant included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Jose included
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your San Jose hotel. Travel in an air-conditioned van through scenic countryside en route to your first destination at Cartago, situated at the base of Irazu Volcano. Upon arrival, tour the Basilica of Los Angeles, an important pilgrimage destination famous for its shrine to Black Madonna. Next, drive up Irazu Volcano to admire its gray slopes and crater lagoon at close range. Descend on the other side into the quiet town of Orosi, where a city walking tour highlights the colonial architecture, natural surroundings, and one of the oldest churches in Costa Rica. Eat lunch at a local restaurant (included). Your last stop is at the Lankester Botanical Gardens. Your guide tells you about the tropical orchids that make the gardens popular. Tour concludes with drop-off at your San Jose hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up customers at the hotel lobby.
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original point of departure
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Irazu Volcano National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of two passengers are required for the tour to commence. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I took this tour on my first full day in Costa Rica and enjoyed seeing a variety of sites. It can be cold up on the volcano, so you may want to wear pants and bring a jacket. We couldn't really get a good view of the inside of the cathedral because we were there on Sunday and
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The driver and guide were very nice! We learned a lot about the region while driving. Seeing volcanoes and the craters is always a cool experience. It was cloudy since it was rainy season, but the clouds were moving so we managed to see the lake in the crater, which was
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Really nice trip for getting away from San José for only one day. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable. Irazu Volcano is spectacular when the sky is clear. Keep in mind that the weather can change from one minute to the other and it gets really cold, so bring a jacket.
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This tour is a nice way to see the volcano - closest to San Jose - and some churches. Lunch was excellent at a coffee plantation and also the Garden tour was enjoyable. Expect to be gone all day. Dress in layers.
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From pick up, you head straight to the Irazu Volcano at it's highest altitude point. You traverse up serpentine roads and through the clouds that give you a creepy Stephen King-feeling. At the top, it is cold and windy (about 40 degrees F). After that, you head back down and see
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