Explore highlights of Costa Rica’s Cartago province on this combo?tour from San Jose that offers a mix of majestic natural beauty and cultural gems. Get a front-row view?of one of the country’s most mystical peaks at?Iraz? Volcano National Park, and then stroll among vibrant bromeliads, orchids, and hundreds of other plant species at Lankester Gardens in Orosi. You’ll also visit the?Virgin of the Angels Basilica, a popular pilgrimage site, in Cartago, and taste local flavor with included lunch at a restaurant.
- Ideal choice for families
- All entrance fees included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
What You Can Expect
The tour will begin by?trekking south along the Panamerican Highway to reach Iraz? 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 Iraz? Volcano).
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.
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.
- Entrance fees
- National Park fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Hotels in San Jos? Downtown
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
10 hours (approx.)
Hotels in San Jos? Downtown