Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley, Lankester Garden

Lankester Botanic Garden, San José
Pickup from San José
  • 8 hours

  • Included

  • Easy


Estimated Departure from San José: 6:00 a.m. Estimated Return to San José: 4:30 p.m. 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.

Tours Activities

  • Botanical garden lankester
  • Irazu volcano
  • Stop at the virgin of the angels basilica
  • View of the massive crater

Additional Free Services

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish)
  • Entrance fee to: Irazu Volcano National Park
  • Entrance fee to: Lankester Gardens
  • Lunch

Recommended to Bring

  • Close Toe Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap/Hat
  • Long Shirt
  • Pants
  • Insect Repellent
  • Raincoat

Important Information

  • This tour will not operate on Mondays or Tuesdays


Cancellations up to 2 days before the date of the tours, a 0% penalty is applied Example: if the visit is on the 10th, you can cancel the reservation at no cost until the 7th (included). Cancellations from 24 to 48 hours before the tour date, a 50% penalty applies. Example: if the visit is on the 10th, the reservation can be canceled up to the 7th (included). Day 8 is cancelable with a cost of 50% of the amount previously paid by the client. Cancellations within 24 hours before the tour are penalized with 100% of the value of the tour. Example: if the visit is on the 10th, on the 9th the reservation is no longer cancelable. Therefore, the previously paid import will not be refunded. In case of NO SHOW, 100% of the service contracted by the client will be penalized and exceptions for returns will not be accepted. Example: if the visit is on the 10th, the reservation is not cancelable on the 10th.


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