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Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Sarapiqui River Tour
Activities in San José

Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Sarapiqui River Tour

  • English and Spanish
  • 12 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the ruins in Cartago on this trip to the magnificent Irazu Volcano, and then enjoy a boat ride down the Sarapiqui River.

Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Sarapiqui River Tour

After picking you up from your hotel in San José, we'll go to the ruins in Cartago, where the remains of the unfinished temple of Santiago Apóstol Parish Ruins can be found.

They are located in the Plaza Mayor, where there are still walls and staircases from a Romanesque building. You'll be surprised to learn that this building is not in ruins but in fact a work that was never finished.

Then we'll set off for the Irazu Volcano, the only place in Costa Rica where you can see both the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean on a sunny day. Here we'll enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast as we admire the impressive views.

Our next stop will be the Old Town of Sarapiqui, where we'll hop on a boat and sail down the Sarapiqui River. During the hour and a half cruise, we'll see some of the area's protected species such as crocodiles, caimans and toucans.

When our boat ride comes to an end, we'll head to a private reserve where we'll recharge our batteries with a delicious meal that is typical of the region.

Lastly, we'll visit the Butterfly Garden, where we'll not only see butterflies but also see a collection of snakes and frogs, as well as a botanical garden.

After enjoying a cup of coffee in the Braulio Carrillo National Park, we'll return to your hotel in San José.


The menu includes rice, beans, salad, meat (chicken, fish or pork), mince, plantain and juice. If you want a vegetarian or gluten-free menu, you must specify this when you book.

Pick up

The tour includes pick up and drop off to and from the main hotels in San José. If the hotel is located further out, you'll be told where to meet.


Adults Children between 2 and 8 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 142
US$ 106.50
US$ 20
  • Adults

    US$ 142
  • Children between 2 and 8 years old

    US$ 106.50
  • Children under 2 years old

    US$ 20

More Information


12 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Breakfast and lunch.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (San José local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 142
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.