This tour offers the mystique visit of the Irazú Volcano, and the enchanting views of the lush gardens in Orosi Valley. The tour begins with us trekking south along the Panamerican Highway until reaching the base of the behemoth “Iztaru”, an indigenous village that was situated on the flanks of the volcano. The winding road traverses fertile lands in which a variety of vegetation is cultivated, giving a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. At the very top of the summit, on a clear day, you can view both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As you descend to the city of Cartago, a stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica is a must as it is a famous peregrination site for many believers. The Basilica has large vaulted ceilings and beautifully crafted stained-glass windows. Next, we will take you to 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. Lastly, we'll continue to the Orosi Valley, an area of unparalleled beauty.
- Departure: Morning Experience
- Full-Day Difficult level: Low
- Includes transportation, a bilingual guide, entrance fees and lunch.
- Recommendations: a light jacket, walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, and a camera.
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