Half-Day Trip to Irazu Volcano and Cartago from San Jose

Tours & Sightseeing in Cartago

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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.
The trip begins by ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano, passing all types and forms of vegetation, from coffee plantations, to ferns, depending on the elevation. 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.It should be mentioned, that on a clear day you can actually see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans!After an exciting tour of the volcano, you will descend to the historical city of Cartago. Here you will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and take in the beautiful Basilica of our Virgin of Los Angeles (Virgen de los Angeles) with rich displays of carvings, statues and other art.

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
  • Entry/Admission - Irazu Volcano National Park

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide