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Guided Half-Day Cartago & Irazú Volcano Tour

by Gray Line Costa Rica
per adult Price is CA $92
Duration: 6h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees 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 drive 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 drive on the way to the volcano

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7:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 6h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is CA $91.92, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

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 José 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. Drive through beautiful pastoral land on the way to discover the Irazú Volcano, with terrain so scarred that it bears an uncanny resemblance to the surface of the moon. 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 is 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 the Caribbean and Pacific coasts may be seen. After viewing the volcano's impressive sights, enjoy a relaxing journey back to your San José hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Cartago and the Irazú Volcano

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your San José 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 pick-up is available from most centrally located San Jose hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Guided Half-Day Cartago & Irazú Volcano Tour ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5

5/5 Sep. 30, 2019

This tour was exactly what we were hoping for. We got to see the best views at Irazu and had plenty of time to walk around and take pictures. The tour guide was very knowledgable. The stop at Cartago was short but for me it was enough time (I was mainly interested in the volcano) and it was nice to drive through the old capital of Costa Rica.

Mallory O

United States

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)...