Full Day Tour Irazu Volcano Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens

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From $118.00

7 reviews   (4.57)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour is the best combination of the Irazu Volcano National Park and the Orosi Lankester Garden tours. To that end the tour offers the mystique of the Irazu Volcano, and the enchantment of the lush gardens in Orosi Valley.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle


What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • All the protocols of the Government created by the Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute are applied.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles
A famous peregrination site for many believers, some of which 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, and is a must see.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jardin Botanico Lankester
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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The tour will begin with us trekking 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).

The winding road traverses fertile lands in which all types and forms of vegetation are cultivated, 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, one can be privy to an unforgettable bird’s eye view of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great day trip to Irazu!
Kelli S, 17-06-2022
The trip to irazu volcano was great! Our guide Gary was excellent! He shared so much information with us about Costa Rica on our bus ride to the volcano and home. We were able to get a great view of the craters before the clouds came in. The gardens at Lankaster were beautiful. Gary walked around with us for a short time to point out highlights and then gave us time to walk on our own. Lunch was amazing! It was the best food I’ve had on our trip and the view was so pretty! We then had a surprise stop at some ruins and Gary told us all about that too. Our driver (sorry I dont remember his name) was very nice and a very safe driver. It was a great day and I would highly recommend this tour company and Gary as your guide!
Nice day
Ricarda_O, 20-02-2022
Our tour was really cool. Our tourgide Erik knows a lot and explain a lot about the country, the Vulkan and more. It was a really cool day.
Request Max to be your Guide!
SavyTraveler0827, 10-09-2021
We cannot say enough about how amazing our guide, Max, was. He went above and beyond every step of the way on our tour/adventure of Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley, and the Lankester Gardens! He was extremely experienced and knowledgeable. If you do this tour (highly recommend) you MUST request Max. He will make sure you have an unforgettable experience.
Great day but very long
megmb2014, 27-02-2020
This is an ambitious agenda for a one day tour. Our guides picked us up the hotel promptly at 6:05. After picking up just one other group, a family of 4, we went on to Irazú. We were fortunate to have good weather and views of and from the volcano were magnificent. We then went on to a brief stop in Cartago to see the cathedral (beautiful), then to Lankester Gardens, and then to lunch at a lovely restaurant in the Orosi valley. The problem was that it was a long time between a sketchy breakfast before 6 a.m. to lunch after 1 p.m. We were not able to the give the gardens the attention they deserved -- hungry and tired. Not sure if the logistics would allow this schedule to be rejigged and have lunch before going to the Gardens.. At the end of a long day, we hit San José's nightmarish rush hour traffic on the return. This is not the fault of the organizer, but meant we didn't get back to our hotel until after 7 p.m. A long day, but worth the effort in order to see Irazú.
Irazú Tour , Cartago and Best lunch ever!
ggormley, 06-02-2020
Excellent tour with guide Eric and driver Antonio. Informative and a beautiful blue sky day to learn a lot about this country. Tourists caused us all a delay as they got on the wrong bus and when asked more than once didn’t realize it! They should all compensate our delay and needless driving around the Center of very busy San Jose.
We weren’t picked up or dropped off in Alujuah at our hotel and had to pay out of pocket 15$ - need sure why not? I’ve done other tours from the same hotel and they would pick up and drop off. They caused a bit of stress. We paid the same as others on the tour / feel we should have been compensated.
Tour 10/10 - as I said - amazing trip - logistics 0/10 on pick up and delivery.
Great service poor weather
Kaili_M, 23-12-2022
Great service but wasn’t able to see the volcano due to poor weather condition. Thank you for all the service!

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