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Guided Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Orosi Hot Springs Tour with Lunch

By Gray Line Costa Rica
Free cancellation available
8h
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Highlights

  • Stunning journey into the lush landscape outside San Jose

  • Majestic Byzantine basilica in the former capital of Cartago

  • Views of the steaming green lake in Irazu's volcanic crater

  • Dramatic tropical rainforests in the mystical land of Orosi

  • Chance to go for a healing dip in the bubbling hot springs

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Cartago, the Irazu Volcano, and Orosi hot springs

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Jose hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from and to most centrally located San Jose hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Leave the city of San Jose behind to explore Costa Rica’s stunning natural surroundings and smaller townships. Visit the impressive basilica in Cartago, gaze down into the steaming crater of the Irazu Volcano, and feel rejuvenated with a dip in Orosi's refreshing hot springs.

After being picked up at your hotel, head out of town in the direction of Cartago, Costa Rica’s original capital city. Step inside the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, which was built in 1639 and is a spectacular mix of colonial and Byzantine architecture.

Leaving historic Cartago behind, wind your way toward Irazu Volcano National Park, where Costa Rica’s highest volcano looms 11,260 feet (3,432 m) over the Central Valley. Discover the expansive and barren moonscape of its massive crater and gaze down from the rim into the steaming green waters of mineral-rich Diego de la Haya lake.

From here, continue on into Orosi, a mystical land filled with lush rainforest and hypothermal hot springs. Filtered between the layers of the earth, these rich springs bubble up from the ground at up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (65 C), boasting minerals, salts, and ions that are said to provide a wealth of healing benefits. After lunch at a local restaurant, soak in the tranquility of the atmosphere as you go for a soothing swim before heading back to San Jose.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Cartago

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • San José San José Province
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