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

by Gray Line Costa Rica Duration 8h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $133
Amazing! 5/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 3 Expedia Verified Reviews

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.

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.

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7:45 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 8h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English.
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$133

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

Activity Location

Cartago

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    San José


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


Inclusions

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

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Jose hotel

  • 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.


Guided Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Orosi Hot Springs Tour with Lunch ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

Shurendi E

United States

Oct 05, 2017

This was an amazing tour

I will never ever forget it! Remember to go properly dressed, because it's very very cold up there. About 8 degrees Celsius. But you'll love it. I've had a great time. I'm sure you will too.

Arrie JAN D

United States

Jun 26, 2017

Although I twice attempted to confirm when this

tour ended as we needed to return to hotel by 3:30 pm, I wasn't told that "tour" didn't include pick-up, drop-off time, therefore 8 hr tour ended at 3 pm over 2 hours til they expected to rtn to our hotel (we were scheduled 1st on, last off). Also tour DID NOT include visit to Orosi Hot Springs, but included visit to botanical garden instead, due to some miscommunication or misunderstanding b/t operator and Expedia, which is yet to be resolved. Tour operator did attempt to return us to our hotel by 4:30 by sending special van to collect us at first San Jose drop off stop and rush us across town, but we still missed our shuttle to airport and had to pay extra $15 to get there. Tour stops were very short with inadequate time to see things, especially at botanical garden, which is why we didn't choose that option with Expedia in first place. Also there's no crater lake at Irazu, picture is 6 years old. It should be updated. Volcano was amazing and weather perfect.