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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankaster Garden from San Jose

Product ID: 8569
Visit the highest volcano in Costa rica the colonial city of Orosi and the Lankester gardens in addition to seeing the many sights on this day trip from San Jose.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from most central San Jose hotels.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the largest volcano in Costa Rica
  • Wander through the Lankester botanical garden
  • Explore the Basilica of Los Angeles
  • See the oldest church in Costa Rica
Full description
Visit the highest volcano in Costa rica the colonial city of Orosi and the Lankester gardens in addition to seeing the many sights on this day trip from San Jose.

The city of Cartago, located at the foot of the Irazu Volcano is your first stop. Visit the Basilisca of Los Angeles, which attracts thousands of pilgrims from across Central America. See the gold and silver charms, shaped as body parts that are offered for the healing of people.

Your next stop is Irazu Volcano, reaching 11,000 feet above sea level and is the highest volcano in Costa Rica. Examine the gray earth that surrounds the crater, which looks remarkably like the surface of the moon.

Next decend into the Valley of Orosi, which is rich in history, where you will visit the colonial church of Orosi, the oldest church in Costa Rica. Your last stop is at the colorful Lankester Botanical Gardens where you can explore the magnificent landscapes and admire the brilliant plants and flowers.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from central San Jose hotels
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks not listed

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Important information
Know before you go
This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate.

Please bring: long pants, light jacket, comfortable shoes and a camera.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The tour was very well organized. The driver was very good and polite. The guide was very good too, helpful, knowledgeable and organized the group very well. The other tourists on the tour were friendly and cool. The lunch was at a scenic restaurant by a lake and the food/and coffee was very tasty. Overall, very happy about it!

February 27, 2020

The Grayline CR staff always kept in touch with me via email. However, when booking a tour through this page, one chooses the date (available), pays and then the operator communicates with the passenger explaining that they have not met the minimum number of participants and the tour is in standby, which is awkward.

December 16, 2019

Great location close to San José

This tour was led by Ricardo! The visit to Irazú was very impressive, we were at the crater early before the crowds arrived! The guide did his job very well and passed on a lot of information, but his hobby was more the Lancastergarten which I was less interested in. I was disturbed by the partly rehearsed phrases, how great it is to be there as a tourist and how great it is to be able to show the tourists everything!

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November 27, 2017

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Gray Line Costa Rica

Product ID: 8569