Half-Day Hiking in Pico Blanco Itzkatzú Trail

6 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 4
Mobile ticket


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




7 a.m.:
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel or meeting point.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:
You will arrive at the starting point where you will drink a hot cup of coffee or tea. You will start the hike to Pico Blanco, take your first views of the beautiful San Jose mountains. During the hike, you will have some snacks and be reaching the highest point about 2, 271 m.a.s.l. Rest your feet and body at the hilltop. Then you will continue our hike downhill.

12:00 p.m.:
You will return to the starting point where you will have a brunch and do some stretching exercises.

1: 00 p.m.:
Our guide will drop you off back at you hotel or meeting point.


  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Guide/Expert from the area


  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

September 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 ev...

Olga V
August 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...

August 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!

Spencer A
August 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 communic...

July 2021

This was an amazing hike. Not your usual “tour guide” hikes from the tour books. Our guide Eric is really fun and knowledgeable and very passionate about his hikes and showing everyone the real Costa Rica. If you’re an avid hiker this is the one for you. Make sure he knows what level hiker yo...

July 2021

What an amazing day! Was the hike hard? Yes!would I book this hike again? Yes! The hike was so beautiful and the guide (Eric) was patient as we took short breaks. He was also very knowledgeable about the area. The waterfall was well worth the hike and finished the day with spectacular photos.

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from US$118.75 / per person