8 days
San José, Monteverde, Arenal Region, Sarapiquí
Discover a perfect balance of adventure, service and ecology in Costa Rica. Treat your senses to rich aromas at a coffee roastery in San José and sweet delights at a pineapple plantation in Sarapiquí. In Monteverde, feel the thrill of a canopy adventure before visiting a local school. At Braulio Carillo National Park, behold breathtaking biodiversity and geological wonders.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Arrive in San José  

  • Day 2: San José • Monteverde

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Free Time in Sarchi
  • Day 3: Monteverde

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ziplining adventure

    Ziplining adventure

    Ziplines unveil one of the planet’s most fascinating ecological systems from a unique perspective—from the tops of the trees! With local expert guides at your side to instruct you on safety protocol, you can decide which view you prefer—from below the trees or from above. (Note: This activity reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travellers must weigh less than 200 lbs to participate.)  

    Enjoy a local food workshop during a visit to a working mill 

  • Day 4: Monteverde • Arenal region

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

  • Day 5: Arenal region • Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park

    Transfer to Sarapiqui
  • Day 6: Sarapiquí

    Visit Earth University where you will:

    • Learn about production systems
    • Visit a banana plantation
  • Day 7: Sarapiquí • San José

    Ride the aerial tram at Braulio Carillo National Park

    Dinner in Sarapiqui
    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 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Arrive in San José  

  • Day 2: San José • Monteverde

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Free Time in Sarchi
  • Day 3: Monteverde

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Ziplining adventure

    Ziplining adventure

    Ziplines unveil one of the planet’s most fascinating ecological systems from a unique perspective—from the tops of the trees! With local expert guides at your side to instruct you on safety protocol, you can decide which view you prefer—from below the trees or from above. (Note: This activity reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travellers must weigh less than 200 lbs to participate.)  

    Enjoy a local food workshop during a visit to a working mill 

  • Day 4: Monteverde • Arenal region

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

  • Day 5: Arenal region • Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park

    Transfer to Sarapiqui
  • Day 6: Sarapiquí

    Visit Earth University where you will:

    • Learn about production systems
    • Visit a banana plantation
  • Day 7: Sarapiquí • San José

    Ride the aerial tram at Braulio Carillo National Park

    Dinner in Sarapiqui
    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 8: Depart for home

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    3 meals daily (Days 2-7); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day

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    Café Britt Coffee Tour; Canopy Tour; Santa Elena Reserve; School visit; Arenal Volcano; NP. 2 Programs at Earth University; Braulio Carillo NP

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