Half-Day Hiking in Pico Blanco Itzkatzú Trail

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From $125.00

15 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This hike is ideal for those adventurers who are in downtown and want to get to know some of most famous San José mountains.

These mountains belong to the Protective Zone of Escazú and are part of the Cordillera de Talamanca. The best known hills are:

• Monkey Trail Hill 2,428 m.a.s.l.
• Cedral Hill 2,420 m.a.s.l.
• Pico Alto Hill 2,353 m.a.s.l.
• The most famous Pico Blanco 2,271 m.a.s.l. Its name refers to its rockier side which can be seen from miles away.

Come join me to hike these unknown but spectacular hillsides!

Join me on these spectacular hikes off the beaten path!

Distance: 5 - 7 km approx. (A shorter or longer distance can be arranged if previously requested, as long as it is within the same time schedule)
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Difficulty: Medium / High
Departure: 8:00 a.m.
Note: The terrain on this hike features dirt roads, mountain trails through rain forest paths

What's Included

Bottled water

Coffee and/or Tea

Guide/Expert from the area

Hotel pick up & drop off



What's Not Included


Travel insurance

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 65

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • • Each vehicle will carry a waste basket with a plastic bag for disposable masks, gloves, tissues, etc. Bags are properly handled and disposed by our staff at the end of the tour. • Our vehicles will be equipped with a hygiene kit, including gel hand sani
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


A Canadian's experience
Morgan_B, 23-08-2022
Eric was an excellent guide for the half day hike! The hike was off the beaten track, medium difficulty, and exactly what my husband and I were looking for- beautiful lookouts, deep in the forest but there are no signs/directions. Eric plans the hikes in advance, and was very helpful in showing us proper technique/ making sure we didn't fall.

Eric was very accommodating, ie: picked up my husband and I from our hostel, made sure we had enough water and snacks, set a good pace, let us have several breaks, ate lunch at a delicious spot. He was very knowledgeable about the surroundings, ie: the landscape, the vegetation, the different cities, pointing out hills/volcanoes, the history of the area. And he was very friendly, ie: never rushed us, asked us questions, easy to make conversation, friendly and kind. I would definitely consider hiking with Eric again!
Best hiking experience
Crisriv0825, 16-09-2021
This was an amazing experience!! Eric, our tour guide was so helpful and the nicest person you could meet. Everything was great!! From picking us up at our hotel till the drop off. It is definitely worth it!! It is an experience you have to take if you come to Costa Rica. Thank you so much for everything! Pura vida!!
Awesome Hiking Experience!
Olga V, 28-08-2021
Where do I start, I was a little indecisive about this tour but I am super happy I booked it. Not only was it my first time hiking but our tour guide, Eric made it enjoyable. He was super attentive, energetic, friendly, and super encouraging. He gave my sister and I breaks whenever we needed them and then we continued all the way to the top. His photography skills were on point and we were happy with all the pictures he took of us on his phone (he knew all the angles). Also, the view was amazing! Eric made sure my sister and I safely reached to the top and back down. The tour included a snack bag that had water, apple juice, a light & healthy sandwich, an apple, and 2 pieces of chocolate which was great! I highly recommend this tour! Thank you so much, Eric!
Night Walker
saylianap, 23-08-2021
Doticotours is literally the best! We went on three hikes with them and I 100 percent recommend doing the hikes. This hike was probably my favorite because It was breath taking and Eric our guide was amazing and he did the best job! If your looking for an adventure this is the place to do it!
Wonderful Hike!
Spencer A, 10-08-2021
This was an amazing hike! My guide was super accommodating in terms of adapting the hike to my skill level and it made for a great experience. The views from the top were beautiful and cooling off in the waterfall after was a perfect way to end the hike. My guide was also really easy to communicate with before and after the experience and it made it easy for me to know exactly what to bring and where to be to get picked up.
Best Hiking Tours Around!
Jeremy P, 19-12-2022
If you’re looking to step off the beaten path… look no further than DoTicoTours!

Our hike up to Pico Blanco was incredible, Eric knows all the best trails and spots and is very knowledgeable about the area. It was just the two of us, and it was a really great setting to explore some nature around the city. He also makes great conversation, and provides snacks!

I would highly recommend a trip with DoTicoTours. Of all the things to do in San Jose — this is not one to miss.

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