Day Trip From San Jose To Irazu Volcano National Park, Cartago City And Orosi Valley

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our representative will meet you at the lobby of your Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 square
kilometers, which makes it the largest volcano in Costa Rica.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in San jose between 7 and 7:30am. You will then travel 12 miles Eeast through the Panamerican Higway to Cartago province.
At 9:30am you will arrive at Irazu Volcano National Park for a short walk to the main craters, enjoying great panoramic views of the Caribbean and Central Valley. A tour guide will explain all important facts about history, activities, vegetation and wildlife. After spending one hour at the volcano viewpoint, you will start to make your way to downtown Cartago in order to visit the main Basilica.
At around 11:30am, you will visit Cartago City's main attractions including the Los Angeles Basilica. At 12:15pm you will continue to the wonderful Orosi Coffee Valley, stop at a viewpoint for beautiful pictures of the region and proceed to a restaurant for a great lunch.
Lunch will be served at 1:15pm at La Casona del Cafetal, a gourmet Restaurant located at the edge of Cachi Lake. Afterwards, you will be taken back to your hotel in San jose, arriving at approximately 3pm.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

National Park fees


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Free Wifi

Entry/Admission - Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

Entry/Admission - Irazu Volcano National Park

Entry/Admission - Orosi River Valley



Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Small groups ( 5-8 passenger maximum per excursion)

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Dec-2022

    Such an amazing day! Our tour guide was incredible by providing such a rich history and enthusiasm in both Spanish and English. We were picked up from our hotel at 7am and returned around 5pm. So it was a full day of fun! Our tour guides made sure we saw incredible views throughout the entire trip. We highly recommend!

  • 27-Dec-2022

    Excellent tours! Every single activity was good. Of course the Irazu Volcano sit was incredible. The tour guide was fantastic: friendly, nice and knowledgeable.

  • 12-Nov-2022

    Dramatic setting, nice walk around the crater. It was a nice surprise as wasn't sure to expect. Unlike Volcano Poas, we did not have a view of the lake inside the crater. But the environment, flora around and the ride up to the volcano made it definitely a nice day excursion from San Jose.

  • 11-May-2022

    Hummingbirds and the clouds parting in the volcano. Great group of people and excellent driving by Sandra

  • 22-Apr-2022

    Private tour, very knowledgeable guide, provided historical background of areas visited, fauna and flora. Personable and fun to spend time with. Flexible at each stop to ensure I had my fill. Excellent driver, felt safe in crazy San Jose traffic at all times.

  • 21-Apr-2022

    Ein ganz toller Tagesausflug von San José zum Vulkan Irazu, nach Cartago und ins Orosi Tal. Unser Guide Filander und die Fahrerin Sandra haben einen ausgezeichneten Job gemacht und uns einen schönen Tag bereitet. Filander hat uns alles über Land und Leute erzählt. Dazu hatten wir viel Glück mit dem Wetter und konnten den Vulkan ohne Wolken sehen. Das abschließende späte Mittagessen im Orosi Tal war von bester Qualität und in wunderschönem Ambiente auf einer Kaffeefarm. Es gab sogar einen leckeren Nachtisch und Kaffee inklusive.

  • 06-Nov-2021

    Nice trip. Oscar is a great guide and driver. We visited the Irazu volcano, we had a great lunch and then we went to Cartago to see the Cathedral.

  • 19-Oct-2021

    What an amazing day with an amazing tour company. Oscar our tour guide was the absolute best in all of Costa Rica. From his first warm greeting at your hotel to his knowledge all along the way you cannot help but feel the love of his country, the passion for making your day the absolute best or feeling like family. Sandra our bus driver was amazing. Her skill driving a bus in city traffic, on busy freeways, and down tiny roads with tons of rain was incredible. Her smile lights up your day with love and joy. If you are considering a trip to Costa Rica do not wait. It is the most welcoming and inviting destination. Book with Destiny Travel for all of your adventures. You will be so glad you did. They are truly the best in Costa Rica and you will have adventures filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

  • 15-Sep-2021

    The trip to Irazu volcano was breath taking. The drive and guide were very good. I would recommend visiting the volcano.

  • 11-May-2021

    I was in Costa Rica in January, now I have traveled to Colombia. I have waited several months but I cannot shake how HORRIBLE this tour was. We were supposed to have a tour bus but was instead packed into a sedan. At some point the tour guide was alluding to us going to a nicer restaurant and having us pay for his lunch because the office "did not send the money over" for the included meal. I have been on many tours before and many after but this one was easily the worst. Our tour guide was out taking pictures of his own on every site instead of actually guiding us. What took the cake was when we thought we were going to see a coffee plantation but instead he pulls over on the side of the road to a ditch to show us mounds of dirt that supposedly were growing coffee and he said he couldn't take us to an actual plantation because "The Nicaraguans are harder working and the Costa Rican youth are always on their phones now so it won't be worth it". We paid 100+ dollars EACH for a glorified taxi ride across the country. 0/10 don't recommend

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