Irazu Volcano Costa Rica, with Orosi Valley Lankester Gardens, all in one day!. The perfect combination to explore these natural beauties.
We will take south along the Panamerican Highway until we reach the base of the behemoth “Iztaru” (a 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 Irazu Volcano. On the way to the Irazu Volcano you can enjoy a beautiful view of the landscape may also observe plantations in the area such as carrots, onions, lettuce, potatoes and more. In the volcano you will have a spectacular view of the enormous crater that has a lagoon with a mystical tone green surrounded by rock. All the while affording us a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys.
And at the very top of the summit on a clear day you can have a unforgettable view of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. We will stop at 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. Then we will continue to the Valley of Orosi, an area that overflows with unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop to enjoy a scrumptious typical lunch at one of the local restaurants.
PICK UP TIME:
Estimated Departure from San José: 6:30 a.m. We do the pick up at your Hotel.
Estimated Return to San José: 4:30 p.m