9 days
Costa Rica
Summit Tour:
Explore the impact of climate change on Costa Rica's rainforest from March 15-23. You'll work side-by-side with scientists at La Selva Biological Station and learn from students at Earth University who are studying sustainable agricultural development in the tropics.

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

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San José

  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Participate in service learning activities at La Selva Biological Station

    Visit Earth University

    Visit La Tirimbina Biological Reserve

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Take a guided Natural History walk

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

  • Day 6: Arenal region • San José

    Visit INBioparque or a Coffee plantation

    Travel via Sarchi to San José

  • Day 7: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 8: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San José

  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Participate in service learning activities at La Selva Biological Station

    Visit Earth University

    Visit La Tirimbina Biological Reserve

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Take a guided Natural History walk

    Travel to the Arenal region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Enjoy a canopy tour

  • Day 6: Arenal region • San José

    Visit INBioparque or a Coffee plantation

    Travel via Sarchi to San José

  • Day 7: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • Day 8: Student Leadership Conference in San José

  • 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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