Ready for a change of scenery from the hustle and bustle of San Jose? Ride the rails to nearby Cartago and enjoy a bike tour of the historical town! After a guided morning stroll, a 45-minute train trip takes you through the mountains to this sleepy oasis, where you’ll bicycle to its Central Market for some tasty bites. Enjoy the fresh air and friendly locals on this half-day tour, with transport by bus back to the capital. Numbers limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.
• 5 hours
In this day tour you will be able to enjoy beautiful views from the Irazu Volcano National Park, Orosi Valley and explore Cartago City. Irazu is an active strato volcano with an irregular subconical shape. It towers 3,432 meters above sea level and spreads over 500 squarekilometers, which makes it the largest volcano in Costa Rica.
• 8 hours
This excursion offers the opportunity to visit the City of Cartago and its Basilica of Los Ángeles. You’ll also have a chance to discover the highest volcano in Costa Rica (at 11,000 feet above sea level) with its amazing resemblance to the moon’s surface.
• 6 hours
Irazu Volcano is situated within the Central Mountain Range, just a few kilometers from Cartago, and it is a relatively short and pleasant drive away from the capital city of San Jose. The trip leads up to a spectacular view of the massive crater, which is home to a lagoon with a mystical green hue surrounded by jagged rocks. The moonlike landscape is breathtaking and the air is pristine.
• 6 hours
This tour is the combination of the Irazú Volcano National Park and the Orosi Lankester Garden tours. To that end, the tour offers the mystique of the Irazú Volcano, and the enchantment of the lush gardens in Orosi.
• 10 hours
In 1563, the Spanish conquistador Juan Vazquez de Coronado established the boundaries of what would later become the city of Cartago. Hop on a train and journey to this historic town beyond San Jose where you’ll walk the streets and listen to the city’s rich stories of the past. Finish up this fascinating 4-hour tour with a visit to the local market. There's no better and more memorable way to spend a day away from San Jose!
• 4 hours