Day trip

San Jose: Irazú Volcano, Cartago City & Orosi Valley Tour

4.7 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica
Day trip

San Jose: Irazú Volcano, Cartago City & Orosi Valley Tour

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica

From US$ 130 per person

Visit the summit of the highest active volcano in Costa Rica, at an elevation of 3,432 meters, followed by a visit to the city of Cartago and the Orosi Valley.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup/drop-off service is offered at any Hotel/Hostel/B&B/Airbnb in San Jose downtown, Alajuela downtown, and Heredia downtown. Please be ready for pickup at least 5 minutes prior to departure time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the summit craters of the highest volcano in Costa Rica
  • Visit the charming city of Cartago and visit its central basilica
  • Explore the beautiful Orosi Valley and stop for a traditional lunch
Full description

Start with a pickup from your hotel and travel by minibus along the Panamerican Highway until you reach the base of the Irazú Volcano. Travel up the winding road through fertile farmlands where many types of fruit and vegetables are cultivated. 

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. At the summit of the volcano, on a clear day, marvel at the spectacular view of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Next, descend to the city of Cartago and stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica. Discover this local pilgrimage site which has large vaulted ceilings and exquisite examples of stained glass windows. 

Continue the tour through the Orosi Valley, an area of magnificent natural beauty. Visit one of the few remaining colonial churches in the region and stop for a tasty typical lunch at one of the local restaurants. Finally, be returned to your hotel to complete the tour.

  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Typical Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This tour is suitable for people of all ages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Jorge was a really nice guide, he explained us not only a lot about the volcano but also many other things like the history of Costa Rica and the nature. After the volcano he brought to see the city of Cartago and after that to a restaurant in the middle of a coffee farm were we had a really good lunch. Thank you for the tour, I highly recomendo it.

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March 12, 2023

Marcos was an excellent guide, he showed us incredible places and gave us a lot of information about his country. We were fortunate to see the crater of the volcano, however, as it was the dry season we did not see the typical "lagoon" inside. It was good and in a restaurant with incredible views.

February 6, 2023

It was amazing. I was all alone on the tour and my tour guide Freddy was just great. I knew a lot, was very friendly and helpful. I was incredibly lucky on this tour. I was allowed to see such incredibly wonderful places. I recommend it from the bottom of my heart. Just the place for lunch made it worth doing this tour. Thanks

January 30, 2023

Product ID: 363440