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Guided Half-Day Cartago & Irazú Volcano Tour

by Gray Line Costa Rica
per adult Price is $70
Duration: {0} Duration: 6h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Guided tour of Cartago & the still-active Irazú Volcano

Beautiful shrine in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels

Chance to gaze down into the lake in Irazú's volcanic crater

Immersion into Costa Rica's breathtaking natural scenery

Beautiful countryside ride on the way to the volcano

Highlights

Guided tour of Cartago & the still-active Irazú Volcano

Beautiful shrine in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels

Chance to gaze down into the lake in Irazú's volcanic crater

Immersion into Costa Rica's breathtaking natural scenery

Beautiful countryside ride on the way to the volcano

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7:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$69.36

Total price is $69.36, taxes included

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Guided Half-Day Cartago & Irazú Volcano Tour

Activity Location

Cartago & Irazú Volcano

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    San José


Description

Tour Cartago—Costa Rica’s first capital—and then head up to the Irazú Volcano to see the main craters and the beautiful Caribbean and Pacific coasts in the distance. Along the way to Irazú, relax and enjoy the views as the road winds through fertile crop land.

Starting out from your San Jose hotel, tour the beautiful city of Cartago—home to the 1921 Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels—which houses a small shrine where the faithful go to worship Costa Rica’s patron saint. A mixture of Roman, Arabic, and Gothic styles, the basilica has 32 stained-glass windows depicting the Virgin, the Heart of Jesus, and the 15 Stations of the Cross.

Then, hop into your tour van to head to the volcano. Cruise through beautiful pastoral land on the way to discover the Irazú Volcano, with terrain so scarred that its resemblance to the moon’s surface is uncanny. Listen as your guide tells you all about the Irazú Volcano National Park, which protects the colossal volcano. At 11,260 feet (3,432 m) above sea level, Irazú is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica, and it’s still active, with a long history of eruptions and eruptive cycles.

The protected area’s many geological features include the Playa Hermosa, the Crater Principal lake, and Diego de la Haya crater, as well as the Sapper Formation—the highest point of the mountain—from which both Caribbean and Pacific coasts may be seen. After viewing the volcano's impressive sights, enjoy a peaceful ride back to your San Jose hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Cartago and the Irazú Volcano

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Jose hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • If you are pregnant, you should not take part.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

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

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

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


Guided Half-Day Cartago & Irazú Volcano Tour ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5

5/5 Jul 5, 2019

Puntual y muy buena atención. La visita es interesante. Sugiero ir abrigado, la altura y el frio son fuertes.

3/5 Mar 9, 2019

This half-day tour was just satisfactory. It just helped us check off a trip to the volcano on our list and the ride up to the volcano was scenic. However, the tour guide made us feel really rushed, wasn’t that engaging and although the itinerary said we’d visit some ruins in Cartago, we didn’t go there. Overall, it wasn’t quite worth what we paid. Maybe find a different volcano tour (even to Irazu)...

5/5 Jan 6, 2019

The views were beautiful. You're above the clouds and can see the crater. If you're lucky, like we were and it's not too cloudy, you can see the Turrialba volcano in the back spitting out ashes. Gary was our tour guide and he is fantastic. Very knowledgeable on volcanoes, landscapes, agriculture and history of Costa Rica.