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San Jose

Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

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    Stop At: Irazu Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

    The tour will begin by trekking south along the Panamerican Highway to reach Irazú Volcano National Park and the base of the behemoth 'Iztaru' (the 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 Irazú Volcano).

    Stop At: Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, Calle 1, Provincia de Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica

    As you descend to the city of Cartago, you will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica – a famous peregrination site for many believers, some of whom 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.

    Stop At: Jardin Botanico Lankester, 4 Km. Cartago and Paraiso Road, Nr. Bus Stop, Cartago Costa Rica

    Next, stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for Investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads, and countless other species of plants. Continue to the Valley of Orosi, an area that overflows with beauty. After visiting one of the few remaining colonial churches, stop to enjoy a scrumptious typical lunch at one of the local restaurants.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels in San José Downtown, Escazú and near the Airport (verify if pick-up is available at your hotel)
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Return Details
    Hotels in San José Downtown
    • National Park fees
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned transportation
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    The trip was awsome - lunch delicious at the lake restaurant. Volcano started in clouds but cleared out. Basilica breathless. Nice small group 6 people.
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    About the operator

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    By: Costa Rica Groups Travel Company
    86 reviews
    Athens, Georgia
    Well organized. Make sure you have a reservation.
    Poas is a clean well kept area. They are serious about only letting those with reservations in the park. The
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    Greenwich, Connecticut
    Poas review
    Waste of money. Cloud cover prevented any volcano sighting. Every person we spoke to had the same experience. It
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    We booked this trip on a recommendation. There were 6 adults, a child and the guide. It was a relaxing 2 hour
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    The Cloudy Calderon
    The caldron was completely covered with clouds and no one was able to see anything. We were given twenty minutes
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    Stockholm, Sweden
    Great visit to the Volcano
    This trip up to Poas is definitely worth it and booking trough TripAdvisor is way easier than using the official
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    Hugh P
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Take a chance
    Unfortunately Poas decided to remain shieled in mist in the morning @ 7:40, but one takes a cahnce, and some times
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    Miami Beach, Florida
    AMAZING !!!!! Best water rafting in my life !!!!!!
    This tour was outstanding. Amazing experience like never before. Beautiful river with spectacular views and
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    Stephen D
    Vancouver, Canada
    Weather Related Site
    Poas Volcano Park is not worth the drive or money if the volcano in clouded over. We saw nothing but thick clouds
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    Columbus, Ohio
    Exciting first day experience in Costa Rica
    We went in the morning and had two 3 seconds viewing of the crater :) which was lucky and special. it was foggy on
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    Los Angeles, California
    A Must-Do
    Woah. A beautiful trip everyone must go on. Our guides were an efficient and wonderful partnership that ensured
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    Brooksville, Florida
    nice river transportation is a nightmare
    Rafting is nice, but transportation to and from arenal area is an absolute nightmare. Don't do it from Arenal find
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    White Water Rafting Extravaganza
    My husband and myself along with my son and nephew did this. Our driver ended up being our guide on this
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    Toronto, Canada
    Avsome day trip from San Jose
    The trip was awsome - lunch delicious at the lake restaurant. Volcano started in clouds but cleared out. Basilica
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    Haddenham, United Kingdom
    What a great experience
    This was worth the visit. They guides are great, we had Daniel (The Terminator) if you get him expect something a
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    Annika D
    Mayfield East
    Must do in La Fortuna!
    I had never done anything this crazy but I wanted to challenge myself so this was the perfect way to do it . Thank
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