We take the Pan-American Highway South, to start ascending the Irazu Volcano. The winding road travels through fertile lands cultivated with all kinds of vegetables as we observe a lovely panoramic view. 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 we descend to the city of Cartago we will stop at the Virgin of the Angels church that according to religious custom is a peregrination site for many believers. After visiting the Church we will stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Institute for investigation. This place protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and countless species of other plants.
We will continue on to Orosi Valley where the creation overflows in an unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants.
During our tour we will be able to observe “La Casa del Soñador” an example of Costa Rican primitive art.
|Departures:||7:00 AM approx|
|Duration:||8 hours for full day option, 5 hours for Irazu Volcano and Cartago only.|
|Cost per person:||Full day tour including lunch: Adults $86.00, Children $64.50
Half day volcano only tour: Adults $49.00, Children $36.75
|Includes:||Transportation, guide, (lunch and entrance fees to the National Park and Lancaster Gardens on the full day tour)|
|What to bring:||Hat, jacket, walking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars and camera|