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Costa Rican Eastern Lowlands
Waterfall at Braulio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica
Waterfall, Braulio Carrillo National Park

The orchid collection at Lankester Gardens is world famous.Outside of San Jose en route to the Caribbean coast lies the immense Braulio Carrillo National Park. It is the largest park in Costa Rica, and the most significant tract of rainforest in Mesoamerica. Further east is the antique town of Cartago, gateway to the bucolic countryside of the Orosi Valley. The orchid collection at Lankester Gardens is world famous, as is river rafting on the Reventazon River outside of Turrialba.

Reventazon River Rafting

3 Days/2 Nights


Day 1: San Jose/Turrialba Morning departure via private car for a full-day trip to the village of Cartago, Irazu Volcano, Lankester Gardens and lunch in the Orosi Valley. Transfer to Casa Turire and overnight. (L)
Day 2: Full-Day River Rafting Morning pick up at the hotel for a full day of river rafting on the Reventazon River (Class III). Return after an exhilarating day and overnight Casa Turire. (B, L)
Day 3: Turrialba to San Jose, or Punta Cocles, or Mawamba Lodge.

Rafting on the Reventazon River
Shooting the rapids on the Reventazon River
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Casa Turire
Casa Turire Hotel is situated on a 4000-acre family-owned plantation which grows coffee, sugar cane, and macadamia nuts. This charming hotel is surrounded by scenic mountains, towering volcanoes, and an artifical lake filled by the Reventazon River. Set amidst beautiful tropical grounds in Turrialba, the hotel features twelve deluxe rooms and four suites, an elegant restaurant, cozy bar, garden patio, spring-fed swimming pool, and conference rooms.
The unique 17-room plantation style Casa Turire, Turrialba, Costa RicaLiving room, Casa Turire, Turrialba, Costa Rica

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