9 days

From $3,775

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This holiday complements our successful tour of the country’s northern parts. It discovers the southern regions, an unexplored and rugged wilderness, where the amenities are more basic, but where one can experience an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the more popular tourist destinations. We start at the Lankester Garden, which has a world-class collection of nearly a thousand varieties of orchids. We continue to a mountain lodge in the cloud forest where we enjoy a fascinating wildlife walk, then move on to the Wilson Botanical Garden. We conclude with a visit to the Central Pacific region, where we enjoy a unique farm-to-table tour featuring the local cuisine, as well as an opportunity to take a fascinating night forest walk on the trails around the lodge.

This tour can be combined with our Gardens of Costa Rica, both of which will be led by Colin Crosbie, former Curator of RHS Wisley and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club.


Tour highlights:

  • World class collection of orchids at Lankester Gardens
  • Roberto Burle Marx design at Wilson Gardens
  • Sample the local cuisine in a hands-on experience
  • Enjoy a swim in the Pacific Ocean

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Today's Price

Deposit: $460 Single supplement: $630

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 1-800-782-0295.

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Julia Corden

Tour Manager

Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and former President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • All visits as outlined in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional tour manager & local guides
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