Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley And Lankester - San Jose

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up customers at the hotel lobby.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of Central America and see Costa Ricas 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.

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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 moons 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.



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 )



Food and drinks, unless specified

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

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    This tour was fun and interesting. The tour guide was excellent, friendly, and professional. Lunch was excellent at a nice restaurant. The restaurant had beautiful flowers all around the property. I was able to take great pics. At the volcano site, we saw an animal called a coati which is the brother to the raccoon.

  • 17-Dec-2019

    This was a great trip. While the hour ride to pick everyone up in the morning was unavoidable, the ride through to our destination was quite scenic and worth the time. Bus driver Roy was very capable and guide Adrian very knowledgeable and friendly. Great value for the money and highly recommended. Dress warm....,

  • 22-Nov-2019

    This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide Eugene (Jose) was VERY informative and energetic. I was surprised about his knowledge from plant life to volcanoes.
    The lunch was excellent as well. This was a very pleasant surprise as I was thinking I might want to prepare a sandwich the night before to take with. No need for this. We were very lucky we had a nice view of the Volcano as this is not always the case.
    The only down side was the LONG trip back because of traffic. Not the tour’s fault. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

  • 08-Mar-2018

    It's a beautiful scenery on our way to these locations and the road is good. I am glad to join that tour and has an experience to see the Irazu volcano with its crater containing blue water. Botany garden is fine. Our lunch at Orazy Valley is memorable. Our tour guides Maria and Mizza are knowledgeable.

  • 31-Jan-2018

    This tour was excellent. The drive and guide were very friendly and very knowledgeable. I recommend this tour to everybody.

  • 27-Jul-2017

    Incredible! An absolute must. Views were stunning and unforgettable.

  • 15-Jul-2017

    Really poor tour. Don't recommend it. The tour guide wasn't friendly

  • 31-Jan-2017

    absolutely highly recommend this tour

  • 09-Jan-2017

    We really enjoyed this tour ,beautiful volcano, it is very cold and windy, I recommend extra clothing, the valley is beautiful with lots of different plantations, not only coffee, house plants, chayote,bananas ,corn and many others, rivers and waterfalls.The Lankester garden is really beautiful, many exotic plants.We stopped in a small town and saw a very old church and went to Cartago and saw The Cathedral The lady of Los Angeles, beautiful german made glass stained on windows and many paints through the church columns dated way back early 1800.Our guide was very knowledgeable on history and culture of the country. We had lunch at coffee plantation, and it was very good and the location was very beautiful overseeing the plantation fields.

  • 02-Jan-2017

    I do not recommend this trip to anyone. I was staying at Costa Rica Marriott and my pick up time was 6:10 am. No one turned up till 6:40 am after which my hotel front desk called the agent and they picked us up at 6:50 am from the hotel. Then, for next one hour, they picked up tourists from four other hotels and transferred us to another bus. In this new bus, they picked up from another four hotels and started the trip at 8:15 am. It was a sheer wastage of two whole hours in the morning sitting in the bus , picking up tourists from different hotels. In evening, we faced the same ordeal. The trip was ended at 4 pm and we were dropped at our hotel at 6 pm. An 8 hour trip took us 12 hours with 4 hours sitting in the bus, which in my opinion, was absolutely ridiculous. At Irazu, it was very cold but there was no instruction in the website to carry winter gears. Also, the guide didn't accompany us to the volcano. Instead he was sitting in the bus with the driver and let us explore the place in that extreme cold weather and we weren't even sure what's the right vantage point to have a good view of the volcano. There was nothing much in Cartago city. The tour drove through Orosi valley and Lankester was less than ordinary. The lunch was ordinary too and the guide miscounted the number of seats . So we had to seat separately from the group during the lunch. This trip isn't worth 105 per person.

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