Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Rating: based on 05 reviews
Enjoy a wide variety of Central American nature and sights on this Costa Rican day tour from San Jose. You’ll visit the highest volcano in Costa Rica, the old city of Orosi and the colourful Lankester botanical gardens all in one day!
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
Your first stop for the day will be at the City of Cartago at the foot of the Irazu Volcano. This is the home of the Basilica of Los Angeles (Basilica de Nuestra Semora de Los Angeles), the focal point for pilgrims throughout Central America. Inside you will find a fine collection of small gold and silver images of human body parts, offered in the hope of healing.
Next you will discover Irazu Volcano, which at 11,000 feet (3.4 kilometres) above sea level is the highest volcano in Costa Rica. You will be amazed by how much the grey earth that surrounds the crater, half a mile wide, resembles the moon’s surface.
After you have descended from the mountain you will arrive at the historic and colourful Valley of Orosi. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the oldest church of Costa Rica, the colonial church of Orosi, and its town.
Before being transported back to your San Jose hotel, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning botanical gardens of Lankester.
Departure Point: Tour departs from most centrally located San Jose hotels
Departure Time: 8:30am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
Return Details: Returns to original point of departure at approximately 4:00pm
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The tour was absolutely delightful. If you get car sick very easily, I recommend you bring some medication with you. The restaurant was excellent, the tour guide and driver were great. The locations visited were wonderful. I would highly recommend this tour!!!
Reviewed by: Erika K, USA