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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester

  • 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
Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
From US$107.00
Without the convenience of a guided tour, you’re likely to miss the beautiful Irazu Volcano with its lagoon-filled summit and the surrounding historical towns of Orosi and Cartago. A guided tour from San Jose eliminates the hassle of slow public transportation and shows you the top sites in the area in just one day, plus provides useful information from your guide throughout.
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.
Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed June 11, 2018
Very easy and very pretty tour!

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,...More

2  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed May 26, 2018
Interesting tour with Eric

I was staying with my daughter so was the first one to be picked up (at a hotel nearby) Very early, then we got others. Fun to be with folks from many different parts of the world! (and Eric Flores, if you read this message,...More

2  Thank greenthumbannie
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile
Quick get away

Jorge was our guide and he was friendly and knowledgeable about the country. The volcano, city and hot springs tour was beautiful and breath-taking. Well worth the trip. Safe, fun and a great way to meet others solo and couples off.

1  Thank Patt M
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile
A nice one day trip around San Jose

Good day trip to finish our 2 weeks in Costa Rica. Overall trip was good and as expected. The lunch was good and in a very beautiful place, with (maybe we were lucky?) some tucans flying around.

2  Thank Martin S
Reviewed March 19, 2018
Good start to a trip

We did this on our "recovery "day after a 30 hour journey from the UK. The guide was excellent and gave us a first class introduction to a whole range of things Costa Rican from the agriculture to the energy policy and lots in between....More

Thank Ewingston
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Rebecca D
October 28, 2018|
Response from greenthumbannie | Reviewed this property |
Don't worry, you would be back by 6:00 PM. The tour I was on did stop at all of the hotels where the passengers were staying so that it would very much depend on where your hotel was located as to whether you would be... More
Nini S
October 4, 2018|
Response from greenthumbannie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does stop there if there are people on the tour staying there.
Angela N
July 16, 2018|
Response from Patt M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it is open during all sunlight hours