Wildlife Reserves &
National Parks

Come and enjoy the
natural splendors
of Costa Rica
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Orosi Valley Bike Tour
Braulio Carillo l Park
Butterfly Farm
Irazu & Orosi Gardens
Lankaster Gardens
Tapanti Wildlife Refuge
Cerro de la Muerte
Carara Biological Reser

Costa Rica has something for everyone to enjoy!

Braulio Carillo National Park
Duration 7 hours. Safely visit the majestic Braulio Carillo National Park, via a private tram which borders the park. 30 minutes from San Jose you are in the midst of 80,000 acres of untouched tropical forest providing refuge for unnumbered plant species, mammals, insects, reptiles, butterflies and more that 500 species of birds. After driving into the park and viewing the Caribbean lowlands we return to Santo Domingo de Heredia and go up a secondary road to Finca Cerro Zurqui which borders the Park,. An extensive trail system allow you to explore this lush tropical rainforest with your naturalist guide. Epiphytic orchids, ferns and bromeliads create a truly enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the farm house overlooking the Central Valley and Irazu Volcano. Mid-afternoon return to San Jose. Drive time San Jose - Zurqui 30 minutes.
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Butterfly Farm
Duration 3 hours. The first enterprise of its kind in Latin America. This remarkable farm and butterfly refuge is dedicated to the rearing and exporting of live butterflies. During the 1/5 hour tour of the farm you will learn about butterflies in all four stages of their life cycle - egg, larva, pupa and adult. Includes round trip transportation from hotel, entrance fee and local guide. Driving time San Jose - Butterfly Farm is 35 minutes one-way.
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Tarpanti Wildlife Refuge
Duration 8 hours. A mid-elevation forest in a beautiful valley with waterfalls, a rushing river (cool but swimmable) abundant birds, animals and flower including tree hibiscus and many orchid species. This trip also passes through the scenic Orosi Valley. Driving time San Jose - Tapanti 2 hours.
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