- Duration: 6 hours
Today visit the Irazu Volcano National Park, Lankester Botanical Gardens and Orosi. Colossal Irazu stands at 3432m asl making it Costa Rica's tallest active volcano with a long history of eruptions. Reaching one of the highest points in the massif, visitors on a clear day can get views of both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Visiting the volcano allows for a taster of just the diverse landscapes Costa Rica has to offer. Travel through fertile lands, learn about the abundant vegetation all with panoramic views. Stopping at the city of Cartago, make a short stop at the Virgin of the Angel's Basilica, with its large vaulted ceilings and striking stained glass. The building is one of Costa Rica's most well known pilgrimage sites, with many visitors travelling days on foot to reach it. At the Lankester Gardens, admire more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and countless species of other native plants. The area around Orosi is of unparalleled beauty; stop at one of the few remaining colonial churches and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
Entrance fees to both Irazu Volcano National Park and to Lankester Botanical Gardens are included.