Let’s Go to the Irazú Volcano!

Visit the fascinating Irazú Volcano, the highest volcano in the country at 3,432 m. Our guided tour takes you by public bus from the city center to the Irazú Volcano National Park and back.

During your ride (about 2 hours from San José), you will learn interesting facts about the former capital city of Cartago, which you will pass through before winding up to the summit and the national park entrance. There you will pay your entrance fee. Then, our guide will lead you along the dormant crater and inform you about the geography of Costa Rica, its climate zones and active volcanoes. The views are spectacular on a clear day. After that, you’ll return back to San José.

Tour starts? At the Hotel Costa Rica main entrance at 7:45 a.m. (punctuality is very important since the public bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. sharp). This tour is operated daily with few exceptions. If the public bus should not be operating, we offer a private transfer to the volcano for an extra charge.

Tour ends? Hotel Costa Rica at about 2:30 p.m.

Group size: From 2 people, no maximum

What exactly is included? Bus ticket for public bus, tour guide (English / Spanish)

What is not included? Entrance fee to the national park: $15 USD per person, to be paid by each guest at the national park entrance.

What to bring? Comfortable clothing and shoes, warm jacket, camera, sunscreen, water

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