Irazú Volcano Combo tour 4 in 1 from San José

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  • 7 hr

Irazú Volcano, this colossus is the highest volcano in the territory with 3432 meters (11000 feet) above sea level, whose last eruptive phase includes the period between 1963 and 1965 with strong gas and ash emanations that were perceived throughout the country. On a clear, sunny day, both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans can be seen. After visiting the volcano, we will descend to the city of Cartago, the ancient capital of Costa Rica established in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vázquez de Coronado, where a stop is made at the Basilica of the Virgen de los Ángeles, a pilgrimage place for many faithful, which is a tradition in force since 1635. We also visit the Orosi viewpoint, a beautiful valley considered among the 10 most beautiful on the planet, then we explore the ruins of Cartago, a beautiful building that survived a strong earthquake in 1910.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Irazu Volcano National Park

The main attraction of this great tour is the Irazú Volcano with 3 sub craters and fumaroles in its beautiful turquoise lagoon, it is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica just one hour from San José, this volcano is located at 3,432 meters above sea level. the second highest point in Costa Rica. From the top of the volcano it is possible to appreciate the central volcanic mountain range, made up of 3 other volcanoes, it is possible to appreciate the central valley in its entirety and also on a clear day it is possible to see both oceans (Pacific and Atlantic) at the same time.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

We will have a guided visit to the most important church in Costa Rica, the Basilica de los Angeles. This church is recognized for being the headquarters of the pilgrimage, and also for its story about the Virgin of the Angels, in the church our guide will tell us about the stone of the discovery, and will also explain the details of the museum, we will have a visit to the inside the church and we will also have the opportunity to drink holy water if you wish. This is a very beautiful experience and rich in history.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Mirador de Orosi

We will continue to the wonderful and scenic Orosí Valley, surrounded by beautiful mountains, a diversity of crops such as coffee, sugar cane, among others, which was one of the important establishments during the colonial era, witnessing various historical events led by attacks of pirates, earthquakes, floods, as well as the significance of the Franciscan orders entrusted with the evangelization process and pioneers in the erection of the first Catholic churches in the country. On this tour we will visit one of the few colonial churches that still remain standing, followed by a delicious typical lunch at the best restaurant in the area.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ruinas de Cartago

We will visit one of the oldest ruined churches in Costa Rica, our guide will explain to us what happened during the Santa Monica earthquake and how the local rulers decided to conserve and preserve the ruins.

Duration: 45 minutes
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