9 days
Costa Rica
Summit Tour:
Make this tropical oasis your classroom from March 20-28. From guided nature walks at La Selva Biological Station to close encounters with bats at La Tirimbina Biological Reserve, you’ll experience local culture while also investigating the region’s agricultural best practices.

Summit Leadership Conference:
Join other teachers and students in San José for a two-day leadership conference, March 21-22. Hear from world-renowned conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and environmentalist Severn Cullis-Suzuki, attend expert-led workshops, and gain valuable insight into the challenges and best practices surrounding environmental sustainability. 

Using Design Thinking—a creative problem-solving technique used by companies like Apple and Google—international teams of students will create and present solutions to an environmental challenge.

  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

  • Day 2: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 3: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 4: Sarapiqui

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

  • Day 5: Sarapiqui

    Take an excursion to Earth University

    Visit La Tirimbina Biological Reserve

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui • Arenal Region

    Check-in at La Selva Biological Station

    • Tour La Selva Biological Station laboratories, herbarium and orchid house

    Take a guided Natural History walk

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 7: Arenal Region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 8: San José

    Visit Café Britt Coffee plantation and roastery

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

  • Day 2: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 3: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 4: Sarapiqui

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

  • Day 5: Sarapiqui

    Take an excursion to Earth University

    Visit La Tirimbina Biological Reserve

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui • Arenal Region

    Check-in at La Selva Biological Station

    • Tour La Selva Biological Station laboratories, herbarium and orchid house

    Take a guided Natural History walk

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 7: Arenal Region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 8: San José

    Visit Café Britt Coffee plantation and roastery

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your Experience Includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers and a comfortable motorcoach.

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms.

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner Days 2-8; Dinner on Day 1; Breakfast on Day 9.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert naturalist guide, certified by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, is by your side throughout the tour.

  • Student Leadership Conference

    Conference registration, keynote addresses, expert workshops, student workshops and the Innovation Village are included.

  • Entrances

    Whitewater rafting; Hot springs; La Fortuna Waterfall; Canopy tour.

  • Experiential learning

    EARTH University; Tirimbina bat night walk; La Selva Biological Station; Coffee plantation.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience 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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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

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