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Irazu Volcano

Irazu Volcano is an active volcano located in the province of Cartago. It is the highest volcano in Costa Rica with 3432 mts or (11.300 feet) above sea level. Transportation is included in this tour, and we will pick you up in your hotel for the ride to Irazu Volcano. During this 85-minutes drive, your guide will point out the scenic highlights. During the drive, you will observe different type of plantations such as carrots, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and other crops. As we travel up the mountain to the summit, you will see how the vegetation and the temperature changes due elevation. Once in the volcano, we will hike to the main crater, inside of it, there is a lake with emerald green color, surrounded by sharp rocks. Irazu offers three different volcanic craters known as: Irazu, Playa Hermosa and Diego de la Haya. On a clear days, you can see Pacific and Atlantic oceans. After our visit to Irazu, we will drive to Cartago where we will make a stop to the “Basilica de los Angeles church”, which is an important pilgrimage site for many believers.The Basilica has tall ceilings and beautiful windows made of colored glass. Inside, there are many sculptures, carvings, and other pieces of art to see.

In 1963, the Irazu Volcano had a significant eruption that affected Costa Rica and caught the world’s attention. The eruption began on March 13, 1963, with powerful explosions that sent ash, rocks, and gas high into the sky. This event lasted for more than a year, until July 1964, with intermittent periods of activity. During this time, ashfall from the volcano blanketed the surrounding areas, including San Jose and Cartago. The ash affected agriculture and daily life, prompting evacuations and precautionary measures. The eruptions also altered the landscape of the volcano itself, changing the shape of the crater and surrounding areas.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made a full 72 hours prior to the service, otherwise a penalty of 100% will be applied

Tour Price $99

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Location: Central Valley
    Departure: 6:30 – 7: 30 am
  • Includes: transport, bilingual guide, park fee
  • Bring: Comfortable shoes, jacket, poncho, long pants, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera

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