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Gray Line One Day Tour: Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens

500m North from the Best Western Irazu Hotel, San Jose P.O. Box 72-1017 La Uruca, Costa Rica
(506) 2220-2126
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Owner description: You will visit the highest volcano in Costa Rica, the colonial city of Orosí, and the colorful Lankester botanical gardens all in one day!The tour... more » Owner description: You will visit the highest volcano in Costa Rica, the colonial city of Orosí, and the colorful Lankester botanical gardens all in one day!The tour begins in Cartago, the country’s former capital city, where you will visit the Los Angeles Basilica, heart of Costa Ricans religious faith. Inside you will find a fine collection of small gold and silver images of human body parts, offered in the hope of healing.Next, you will discover the country’s highest volcano. At 11,000 feet above sea level, the Irazú Volcano is said to have an amazing resemblance to the moon’s surface.Following the visit to this National Park, the tour will take you to Lankester Gardens, where you will be able to appreciate a beautiful collection of neo-tropical orchids and other tropical plants.Finally, you’ll have a taste of colonial Costa Rica at the historic and colorful Orosí Valley, home to the country’s oldest church.If you want to experience a piece of Costa Rican history, this is the perfect tour for you! « less
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Be prepared, it is very cold and windy on the top of the volcano. The hot sugar cane tea in the visitor center is so good. The temperature changes from valley to the top of the volcano, wear layers.

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Annapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Went with Expediciones Tropicales not Gray Line. This tour covered everything and was an all day tour. We experienced rain on part of the tour but still saw everything and had a good time with our group. tour cost was approx $90 pp. By mini bus went to Irazu Volcano. Got there in rain, strong wind, fog, and cold. Did... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We did not take the tour itself because we had a car, but we visited Lankester Gardens and Irazu Volcano and we drove around beautiful Orosi Valley. After driving ourselves, we can say that it would have been more enjoyable on a tour because the driving can be difficult and is tiring. Lankester has over 1000 orchids, but they bloom... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Costa Rica is the most beautiful country you can imagine. You have there everything you want, from tropical beaches, to high mountains, with everything in between: waterfalls, volcanos, forest, all kind of orchids and birds. Lovely and friendly people too and excellent hotels and restaurants for every budget. Interesting night and cultural life too in San Jose, the capital. If... More

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