Enjoy the wonders of nature with this fabulous hiking tour to the Irazu volcano, near San José. Join the team of Vive Travels in this unforgettable experience!
This majestic volcano is the highest in Costa Rica with an altitude of 3432 meters (11000 feet) above sea level.
After leaving the highway, the adventure will begin! During the ascent to the Volcano, you will be able to see several typical plantations of the region, such as potatoes, onions, garlic, beet, as well as cattle farms. Last but not least, the views of the Costa Rican Central Valley will take your breath away!
While approaching the summit, you will notice the diversity of microclimates, as well as the variety in vegetation. When you reach the top youwill be able to spot the main craters: Irazú, Playa Hermosa and Diego of the Hague. On a sunny day, it is sometimes even possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans from this point!
After an exciting tour of the volcano, you will descend towards the historic city of Cartago founded in 1563, which used to be the capital of Costa Rica until 1823. You will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, one of the most important Roman Catholic basilica in Costa Rica!