10 days
San Jose, Central Pacific Coast, Arenal Region, Sarapiqui

Hands-on learning and lessons in preservation and conservation are the focus of this tour and these activities couldn't happen in a more spectacular setting. At the Maleku Indigenous site, students will experience Maleku culture firsthand. Visit gardens and see forest wildlife, including toucans, frogs and monkeys and examine life amid the volcanic terrain of the Arenal Region.

  • Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Sarapiquí

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Visit Poás Volcano

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Visit to La Selva Biological Station 

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí

    Visit Earth University where you will:

    • Learn about production systems
    • Visit a banana plantation
  • Day 5: Arenal Region

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitewater rafting

    Whitewater rafting

    Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this optional excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Sarapiquí River rapids level 2-3, all while admiring the lush Costa Rican scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

  • Day 6: Arenal Region

    Visit the Maleku Indigenous Reserve

    Take a canopy tour

    • Please note: Travelers must weigh below 220lbs to participate.

    Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

    Take a Crocodile River Tour

  • Day 8: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park 

  • Day 9: San José

  • Depart for home

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  • Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: Sarapiquí

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Visit Poás Volcano

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Visit to La Selva Biological Station 

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí

    Visit Earth University where you will:

    • Learn about production systems
    • Visit a banana plantation
  • Day 5: Arenal Region

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Whitewater rafting

    Whitewater rafting

    Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this optional excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Sarapiquí River rapids level 2-3, all while admiring the lush Costa Rican scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

  • Day 6: Arenal Region

    Visit the Maleku Indigenous Reserve

    Take a canopy tour

    • Please note: Travelers must weigh below 220lbs to participate.

    Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall

    Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

  • Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

    Take a Crocodile River Tour

  • Day 8: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park 

  • Day 9: San José

  • 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

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

  • Entrances

    Poas Volcano; Whitewater Rafting; Maleku Indigenous Reserve; Canopy tour; La Fortuna waterfall; Arenal Volcano National Park; Crocodile River Tour; Hot Springs; Manuel Antonio National Park

  • 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.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    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

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  • Peace of Mind Program

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

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