Day trip

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

4.7 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Destiny Travel Costa Rica

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
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 40 reviews

Review summary

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It was a very interesting tour, we did it on our first day and got a nice insight into the nature of Costa Rica. We had a very nice and friendly guide, Fran, who told us a lot of interesting and worth knowing things and made the trip very entertaining.

January 5, 2023

Ronnie is an amazing tour guide, we learned so much about Costa Rica, he is very knowledgeable and passionate! The volcano was an amazing experience as well as a tour of Cartago city and the valley. Our lunch was at a coffee plantation it was magical. Will definitely be coming back to Costa Rica to explore more!

May 31, 2022

Es war unglaublich. Ich war ganz alleine auf der Tour und mein Tourguide Freddy war einfach super. Ich wusste viel, war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ich hatte wirklich unfassbar viel Glück bei dieser Tour. Ich habe so unfassbar wundervolle Orte sehen dürfen. Ich kann es aus tiefstem Herzen empfehlen. Gerade der Ort für das Mittagessen war es wert, diese Tour gemacht zu haben. Danke

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January 30, 2023


Product ID: 363440