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Iraz˙ Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankaster Gardens

$100 per person (1 day trip)

Includes

Air-conditioned bus transportation to and from Alajuela, bilingual guide, lunch, entrance fee to the Iraz˙ Volcano and entrance fee to Lankester Gardens.

Description

You will take the Pan-American Highway South, to start ascending the large Iraz˙. The winding road travels through fertile lands cultivated with all kinds of vegetables. On the top of the volcano you can observe the main craters and on a clear day both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen.

As you descend to the city of Cartago there will be a stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica that, according to religious custom, is a peregrination site for many believers. After visiting the Basilica you will stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids and bromeliads and countless species of other plants.

Optional Island activities

You will continue on to the Valley of Orosi where creation overflows in unparallel beauty. You will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and the group will stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants. During the tour you will be able to observe La Casa Del So˝ador an example of Costa Rican primitive art.

What to bring

Do not forget to pack hat, jacket, walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars and camera.

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