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Irazu, Orosi & Lankester

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    What to Expect
    This tour is a cultural gem; the combination of a visit to Irazu Volcano National Park, the abundant plant life at Lankester Garden and Orosi Valley.

    Departing San Jose, you will head south along the Pan-American Highway until reaching the base of the behemoth “Iztaru” (the name of an indigenous village that was situated on the flanks of the volcano, possibly the origin from which Irazu Volcano takes its name).

    The winding road traverses fertile lands where different vegetation is cultivated, and you will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys during the ascent. On a clear day, from the very top of Irazu's summit, you might be able to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

    From Irazu volcano, the next stop will be Cartago, to visit the Virgin of the Angels Basilica, a famous peregrination site, with large vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained-glass windows.

    More than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and other species await you at the beautiful Lankester Gardens, which serves as a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation to protect species. You will be impressed by the diversity of species which grow in the wild.

    The picturesque Valley of Orosi, is home to one of the few remaining colonial churches in the region. Enjoy a scrumptious typical lunch at one of the local restaurants.

    An interesting day combining culture, history and nature.

    • Visit Irazu Volcano National Park
    • The Virgin of the Angels Basilica 
    • Lankester Garden 
    • Orosi Valle
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Lunch
    • Roundtrip transportation (Only from/to centrally located Hotels in the San Jose area)
    • bilingual guide
    • entrance fee to Irazu Volcano National Park and entrance fee to Lankester Gardens.
    • Alcoholic beverages, and any additional meals or entrance fees other than those mentioned in the inclusions.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bring a sweater, camera, binoculars, a raincoat and extra money for souvenirs or personal expenses.
    • NOTES:
    • If travelling with infants 0-2 years, please advice at the time of booking. There is a charge for use of a baby car seat (obligatory) payable directly in resort.
    • Wheelchair accessibility: Only folding wheelchairs are accepted. Some mobility in the legs is required and it is recommended that wheelchair users are accompanied, should assistance be required.
    • Please note that during the tour you will travel to a high altitude at the Irazu volcano.
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Transportation included only from/to centrally located Hotels in the San Jose area. If you’re staying in a different area, an extra fee may apply
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • It is of the utmost importance that you provide your complete Hotel/Cruise details at the time of booking. Without this information, we will not be able to confirm your reservation. If this is the case, please contact us immediately to reconfirm your reservation
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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