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

From the turtles to the treetops, explore the incredible biodiversity that makes Costa Rica truly unique.

As you observe the coastal nesting ground of green sea turtles, float down twisting and turning canals, scan the rainforest canopy for endangered species and relax in a geothermal hot spring, you'll understand why scientists and educators from around the world come to study Costa Rica's rich ecosystems.
  • 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

    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:
    Canopy Tour

    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 200lbs 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: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Travel to Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

  • Day 8: Guanacaste • Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

    Continue on to Palo Verde National Park

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • 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

    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:
    Canopy Tour

    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 200lbs 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: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Travel to Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

  • Day 8: Guanacaste • Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

    Continue on to Palo Verde National Park

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • 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

  • 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; Snorkeling; Palo Verde Boat Tour

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected 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 are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

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

  • Worldwide Presence

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

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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