Irazu Volcano National Park and Cartago City Highlights

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  • duration 9 hours
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Volcano hiking
  • Cultural experience
  • Visit small local towns
  • Visit Los Angeles Basilica
Irazú Volcano National Park is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica. The volcano is still active although the last major eruptions were between 1963 and 1965, with occasional minor eruptions and some small lava flows since that time. This popular tour starts with a pick up at your hotel. A one-hour transfer will then take you to the summit of this beautiful volcano. In Costa Rica, it is known by the name of "El Coloso" (The Colossus) due to the catastrophes that it has provoked in the past.

At 11,260 feet (3,432 m), the Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. It is easily visited from San José, with a road leading right up to the summit craters. From the top, it is possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a clear day. However, such clear days are rare, and the volcano's summit is usually cloud-covered.

You will also get a chance to see the Crater Principal lake in the park, which has an unusual greenish yellow coloring caused by rainfall dissolving the minerals along the crater's walls. It has also been known to change colour to rust-red depending on the minerals present.

After the visit to the volcano, you will enjoy the beauty of the Orosi Valley and Town, Ujarras Ruins and Cachi Lake and its hydroelectric dam.

Lunch is included in a beautiful local restaurant before descending to the historical City of Cartago. Here you will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our "Virgen de los Angeles" with rich displays of carvings, statues and art.

Return to the hotel by 5:00 PM.
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  • Cherryl
  • On Feb 24 2019
“The staff was amazing! Totally enjoyed the entire tour. Mucho grande!”
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  • Jennifer
  • On Mar 06 2019
“Renato was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Driver Julio was safe and careful. Returned us to the ship with plenty of time.”
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  • Theresa
  • On May 24 2019
“Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!”
  • Private Transportation from your hotel in San Jose
  • Private Professional Tour Guide
  • Entrance fee to Irazu Volcano National Park
  • Nature walk and visit to the main crater
  • Visit to Orosi Valley
  • Visit to Ujarras historical church and ruins
  • Visit to Reventazon Valley
  • Visit to Cachi Hidroelectrical Dam & lake
  • Visit to Palomo Town
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant
  • Visit to Basilica de los Angeles
  • Visit to Cartago Ruins & City
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratitudes for guides
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