8 or 11 days
San Jose, Sarapiqui, Arenal Region, Guanacaste, with extension to Granada
Watch our planet’s endless geological drama in action, from the Arenal Volcano to the thunderous La Fortuna Waterfall. Take a tour of La Selva Biological Station and discover a dizzying array of exotic plant and animal life. Over on the Caribbean Coast, discover multicultural communities and Cahuita National Park.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Zip lines 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 optional reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travellers must weigh below 200 lbs to participate. 

    Dinner in Sarapiqui
  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

    Take a tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve where you will:

    • Hike across suspension bridge to former cocoa-growing plot
    • Learn about the cocoa tree and the history of chocolate
    • Enjoy a chocolate tasting
  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

    Dinner in Arenal Region

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Day 6: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Lunch in Arenal Region

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Granada

    Travel to Granada, Nicaragua

  • Day 9: Granada

    Take a guided tour of Granada

    Visit the Convento de San Francisco

    Visit Las Isletas

  • Day 10: Granada

    Travel to Volcan Masaya

    Visit crater viewpoint and museum

    Make a photo stop at Catarina Mirador

    Visit Masaya craft market

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination
  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Sarapiquí canopy tour

    Zip lines 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 optional reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travellers must weigh below 200 lbs to participate. 

    Dinner in Sarapiqui
  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion 

    Take a tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve where you will:

    • Hike across suspension bridge to former cocoa-growing plot
    • Learn about the cocoa tree and the history of chocolate
    • Enjoy a chocolate tasting
  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

    Dinner in Arenal Region

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Day 6: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Lunch in Arenal Region

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park
  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 8: Granada

    Travel to Granada, Nicaragua

  • Day 9: Granada

    Take a guided tour of Granada

    Visit the Convento de San Francisco

    Visit Las Isletas

  • Day 10: Granada

    Travel to Volcan Masaya

    Visit crater viewpoint and museum

    Make a photo stop at Catarina Mirador

    Visit Masaya craft market

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

See what an EF tour is really like

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we'll thank you with a $1,500 scholarship. Learn more

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

    3 meals daily (Days 2-8 and Days 9-11 on extension); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day 9

  • Entrances

    Poas Volcano; Chocolate tour; Whitewater rafting; Hot Springs; Kayaking; La Fortuna waterfall; Arenal Volcano National Park; Rincón de la Vieja National Park; Palo Verde boat tour; Snorkeling; With extension: Convento San Francisco; Las Isletas boat tour; Crater viewpoint and museum

  • 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.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

We believe every student should have the opportunity to travel, which is why we let our travellers choose how they want to manage their payments. Enrol in our Automatic Payment Plan with just $199 to start, make fixed and low monthly payments through Uplift, receive invoices and make your payments in less frequent instalments, or pay up front in full.

See all payment plans


Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you're currently enrolled, or enrol by 150 days prior to tour departure date, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you'll have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by 150 days prior to your tour departure date 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.

More on our risk-free enrolment period

Hmm we can’t seem to find ^text^. Please try another city or give us a call at 1-800-387-1460 to price this tour.
      No dates available for this month
      $2,995*
      View price details

      Program price valid for today. Program price includes all airline/travel provider surcharges, departure taxes and airport fees. Please call 1-800-387-1460 for more information.

      People who viewed this tour also viewed

      Z