9 days
San José, Tortuguero, Sarapiqi Region, Arenal Region, Guanacaste

Costa Rica’s incredibly diverse ecology makes it truly unique on our planet.

In Tortuguero—nesting ground of sea turtles—discover 11 different habitats. In Arenal, discover a beautiful lake, a powerful waterfall, hot springs and a looming volcano. And in Guanacaste, find an amazing collection of plants and animals against a backdrop of beaches and forested bluffs.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San Jose

  • Day 2: San José • Tortuguero

    Travel via Braulio Carrillo National Park

    Visit a banana plantation

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero

    Enjoy free time in Tortuguero Village

  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals

    Visit Tortuguero National Park

  • Day 4: Sarapiqui

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    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. Travelers must weigh below 220lbs to participate. 

  • 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.

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

    Travel to Guanacaste

  • Day 8: Guanacaste

    Enjoy a free day on the beach

  • Day 9: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San Jose

  • Day 2: San José • Tortuguero

    Travel via Braulio Carrillo National Park

    Visit a banana plantation

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero

    Enjoy free time in Tortuguero Village

  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals

    Visit Tortuguero National Park

  • Day 4: Sarapiqui

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    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. Travelers must weigh below 220lbs to participate. 

  • 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.

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

    Travel to Guanacaste

  • Day 8: Guanacaste

    Enjoy a free day on the beach

  • 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 — at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

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

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Tour Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    Tortuguero canals boat ride; Hot springs; Lake Arenal kayaking; La Fortuna Waterfall; Rincon de la Vieja National Park

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Delve deeper into your global experience through weShare, our online project-based learning program. With activities before, during and after tour, you can create and share a final project to earn credits.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, regional cuisine, live demonstrations and more.

Guaranteed lowest price

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