9 or 10 days
San José, Arenal Region, Monteverde, Central Pacific Coast
With well-protected national reserves and an unparalleled diversity of wildlife, Costa Rica is the jewel of Central America. The Arenal Region showcases an active volcano, hot springs, and a broad range of flora and fauna. In Monteverde, visit a local school, and in Manuel Antonio National Park keep your eyes open for sloth, toucans and howler monkeys.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: San José • Arenal region

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Travel via Poás to the Arenal region

    Visit Poás Volcano

  • Day 3: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Participate in a local exchange 

    Enjoy the hot springs

  • Day 4: Arenal region • Monteverde

    Travel to Monteverde

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Local Farm Visit

    Local Farm Visit

    Groups will travel to a farm to hear from a local guide, and learn about the plants and foods that are grown there and why they grow well in that climate. Students will also get to try some foods they may never have heard of before! Students will get a chance to try their hand at some kind of "chore", like milking a cow or grinding sugar cane through a mill to try the nectar.

  • Day 5: Monteverde

    Participate in a canopy adventure

    Please note: Travelers must weigh below 200 lbs to participate in this activity. 

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest

    Plant a tree in the EF reserve

  • Day 6: Monteverde • Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to the Central Pacific Coast

    Rainforest Adventure Park 

    Take a Crocodile River Tour

  • Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 8: Central Pacific Coast • Sarchi • San José

    Travel via Sarchi to San José
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Folklore Evening

    Folklore Evening

    Opt to spend the evening learning about the rich cultural traditions of the region over a traditional Costa Rican dinner. Marimba music, entertainment by a local dance troupe, and spectacular city views from the restaurant will make this a night to remember.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 1 more day

  • Day 9: San José

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River
  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: San José • Arenal region

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Travel via Poás to the Arenal region

    Visit Poás Volcano

  • Day 3: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Participate in a local exchange 

    Enjoy the hot springs

  • Day 4: Arenal region • Monteverde

    Travel to Monteverde

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Local Farm Visit

    Local Farm Visit

    Groups will travel to a farm to hear from a local guide, and learn about the plants and foods that are grown there and why they grow well in that climate. Students will also get to try some foods they may never have heard of before! Students will get a chance to try their hand at some kind of "chore", like milking a cow or grinding sugar cane through a mill to try the nectar.

  • Day 5: Monteverde

    Participate in a canopy adventure

    Please note: Travelers must weigh below 200 lbs to participate in this activity. 

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest

    Plant a tree in the EF reserve

  • Day 6: Monteverde • Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to the Central Pacific Coast

    Rainforest Adventure Park 

    Take a Crocodile River Tour

  • Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 8: Central Pacific Coast • Sarchi • San José

    Travel via Sarchi to San José
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Folklore Evening

    Folklore Evening

    Opt to spend the evening learning about the rich cultural traditions of the region over a traditional Costa Rican dinner. Marimba music, entertainment by a local dance troupe, and spectacular city views from the restaurant will make this a night to remember.

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 1 more day

  • Day 9: San José

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River
  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    3 meals daily (Days 2-8 and Day 9 on extension); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day

  • Entrances

    Poás Volcano; Hot springs; Kayaking on Lake Arenal; La Fortuna waterfall; Santa Elena Reserve; Canopy Tour; Aerial Tram; Crocodile River Tour; Manuel Antonio National Park; With extension: Whitewater Rafting

  • Full-time Tour Director

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