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

Costa Rica’s incredibly diverse ecology makes it a truly unique destination.

Venture to Tortuguero, a rural town teeming with wildlife and discover its 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
  • Day 2: San José • Tortuguero

    Travel to Siquirres

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero 

    Explore Tortuguero Village on your own

  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Visit Tortuguero National Park 

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero Canals

  • Day 4: Tortuguero • Sarapiquí

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Enjoy the rainforest from a unique perspective as you take a zipline through the canopy

  • Day 5: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Sarapiqui river

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 7: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Travel to Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

  • Day 8: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Tortuguero

    Travel to Siquirres

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero 

    Explore Tortuguero Village on your own

  • Day 3: Tortuguero

    Visit Tortuguero National Park 

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero Canals

  • Day 4: Tortuguero • Sarapiquí

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Enjoy the rainforest from a unique perspective as you take a zipline through the canopy

  • Day 5: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Sarapiqui river

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 7: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Travel to Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

  • Day 8: Guanacaste

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

  • 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 tour; ziplining; whitewater rafting; Lake Arenal kayaking; La Fortuna Waterfall; hot springs; Rincón 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.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    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

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