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From San José: Irazú and Turrialba Volcanoes Full-Day Trip

Product ID: 270977
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Indulge your eyes in the picturesque views of the Cartago Province farmlands. Experience a unique history and culture, shaped by the tallest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica.
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Duration: 8.5 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup available from hotels in San José Province and Cartago.

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  • Marvel at the interior of Irazú Crater, the tallest volcano in Costa Rica
  • Visit the "Central Town" at the foothills of the active Turrialba Volcano
  • Travel between the windy and colorful roads of Cartago's farms and fields
  • Explore the most important Catholic church in the country (option 1)
  • Navigate through largest coffee plantations in Costa Rica and be amazed by their history (option 2)
Full description
After getting picked up at your hotel, head to the Irazú Volcano National Park where you can admire and even enter the crater of the highest volcano in the country. You will also be able to the experience the unique miniature fauna and flora of Paramo, a tropical dwarf forest nestled in the highlands.

Afterward, take the back road to Turrialba Volcano. Here, visit the "Central Town" located at the foot of the volcano. On weekdays, pay a visit to the one-teacher school in the town. Enjoy some time to explore the eerily abandoned town, still filled with farmhouses and buildings. Next, stop for dinner at a family-run grill house for a traditional Costa Rican lunch.

Finally, before beginning the drive back to San José, choose to explore one of two exciting options. Either visit the Basilica of the Angels Church in the middle of Cartago downtown and learn why it is visited by more than 1 million pilgrims each year or, if you're into coffee, visit the charming town of Aquiares, where the best coffee in the world is produced.
  • Private 4WD transportation
  • Biologist or certified guide
  • National Park parking free
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance Fee to National Park (adults $15; kids $5)
  • Snacks
  • Traditional Lunch

From US$ 160.55 per person

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Product ID: 270977