9 days
San José, Central Pacific Coast, Arenal Region
Get ready to explore one of the most impressive and biologically diverse places on earth – the Arenal Volcano. After visiting the capital city of San José, students will be introduced to the volunteer work they will be doing and then experience life in the rural communities they will be helping. From the natural beauty to the wonderful people, this is an awe-inspiring place!
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: San José • Central Pacific Coast: Conservation activities

    Enjoy a crocodile safari boat cruise

    Conservation project activities

    • Introduction to the project
    • Overview of methodologies and working plan
  • Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities

    • Take a tour of mangrove and protected areas
    • Collect seeds
    • Clean and condition selected areas
    • Measure and demark the working terrain
    • Select vegetal material to be used
  • Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities

    • Visit a nursery
    • Learn the planting technique and watering process
    • Fill encasements with ground material
    • Plant seeds

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal region

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Experience the thrill of a zip-lining adventure through the Cost Rican canopy (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs)  

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Day 8: Arenal region • San José

    Travel to San José 

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Enjoy a Costa Rican folklore evening

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: San José • Central Pacific Coast: Conservation activities

    Enjoy a crocodile safari boat cruise

    Conservation project activities

    • Introduction to the project
    • Overview of methodologies and working plan
  • Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities

    • Take a tour of mangrove and protected areas
    • Collect seeds
    • Clean and condition selected areas
    • Measure and demark the working terrain
    • Select vegetal material to be used
  • Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities

    • Visit a nursery
    • Learn the planting technique and watering process
    • Fill encasements with ground material
    • Plant seeds

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal region

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Experience the thrill of a zip-lining adventure through the Cost Rican canopy (Participants must weigh less than 200 lbs)  

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Day 8: Arenal region • San José

    Travel to San José 

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Enjoy a Costa Rican folklore evening

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

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

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    Crocodile farm; Manuel Antonio National Park; Hot Springs; Canopy tour; Kayaking; La Fortuna waterfall; Folklore Evening

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

Risk-free enrolment period: Benefit from added flexibility

If you are currently enrolled, or enrol by December 15, 2021, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you will have will have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by March 1, 2022, for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan if your payments are up to date and your account is in good financial standing.

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