The trip begins by leaving San Jose behind and heading east for an hour, climbing up to Costa Rica's highest volcano. The top of the volcano has often been described as the only surface on earth that so closely resembles a lunar landscape. On a clear day, one can sometimes catch a glimpse of both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts from this imposing height. Then, after walking along the crater beds, the tour will continue to Cartago and a visit to the Basilica, the most important center of religion in Costa Rica. Soon we will descend to the historic and colorful Orosi Valley home of the first Spanish settlers, where you will have the possibility of visiting the ruins of the oldest Church of Costa Rica and the Orosi Colonial Church. Lunch will be served in a scenic country style restaurant.
Full day tour approximately 9 hours
Departure times and location:
8:00 am from San Jose. Pick up can be made at your hotel if the hotel is in the San Jose Downtown area. Otherwise in Gray Line main company offices.
Return time and location:
Entrance Fees to Volcano Irazu National Park, lunch, transportation and bilingual guide.