9 days
Costa Rica
Summit Tour:
From March 20-28, learn how local conservationists are protecting endangered sea turtles on the tranquil beaches of Tortuguero. You'll also visit the Tortuguero Conservation Center and Museum where you'll learn about conservation from the experts. From zip-lining adventures to whitewater rafting, you’ll experience the beauty and culture of Costa Rica while doing hands-on work to protect wildlife.

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 San Jose

  • Day 2: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 3: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 4: Tortuguero

    Travel to Siquirres

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero

  • Day 5: Tortuguero

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals

    Visit Tortuguero National Park

    Visit the Tortuguero conservation center and museum

    Visit a local school

    Enjoy free time in Tortuguero Village

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui • Arenal region

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 8: San José

    Return to San Jose

    Visit United World College

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to San Jose

  • Day 2: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 3: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 4: Tortuguero

    Travel to Siquirres

    Travel by boat to Tortuguero

  • Day 5: Tortuguero

    Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals

    Visit Tortuguero National Park

    Visit the Tortuguero conservation center and museum

    Visit a local school

    Enjoy free time in Tortuguero Village

  • Day 6: Sarapiqui • Arenal region

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 8: San José

    Return to San Jose

    Visit United World College

  • 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 2-7; 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

    Tortuguero canals boat ride; Tortuguero Conservation Center and Museum; Whitewater rafting; La Fortuna waterfall; Canopy tour; Hot springs.

  • Experiential learning

    Conservation center; School visit; United World College workshop.

  • 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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