Tour Number: 1540358WA
Group Leader's Name: David Jons
Departure Date: 3/6/2015
Return Dates: 3/14/2015
Departure Gateway: Atlanta
9 days
San José, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio National Park

There’s nothing quite like the rainforests of the “Rich Coast” to get the adrenaline pumping.

At its heart, the Central American country boasts an epic landscape that is home to nearly 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Discover how fragile these endangered ecosystems are as you travel through different rainforest preserves and unearth dazzling displays of color and sound.
Environment and Culture in Costa Rica tour map
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Arrive in San José

  • Day 2: San José + Arenal

    Experiential learning: Visit InBioparque**

    • Ecosystem exhibits and trails

    Visit Poás Volcano

    Visit hot springs

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 3: Los Chiles + Arenal

    Travel to Los Chiles

    Environmental activity: Take a boat tour of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge **

    Return to Arenal

  • Day 4: Arenal Region + Monteverde

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Travel to Monteverde Reserve

  • Day 5: Monteverde

    Lecture: Attend a lecture at the Santa Elena Institute**

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest

    Experiential Learning: Plant a tree

    Participate in a canopy adventure

    (Note: To ensure safety, there is a 220lb weight restriction imposed on canopy tours)
  • Day 6: Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to the Central Pacific Coast

  • Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 8: Sarchí + San José

    Travel via Sarchi to San José

    Visit a coffee plantation

  • Day 9: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Arrive in San José

  • Day 2: San José + Arenal

    Experiential learning: Visit InBioparque**

    • Ecosystem exhibits and trails

    Visit Poás Volcano

    Visit hot springs

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 3: Los Chiles + Arenal

    Travel to Los Chiles

    Environmental activity: Take a boat tour of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge **

    Return to Arenal

  • Day 4: Arenal Region + Monteverde

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

    Travel to Monteverde Reserve

  • Day 5: Monteverde

    Lecture: Attend a lecture at the Santa Elena Institute**

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest

    Experiential Learning: Plant a tree

    Participate in a canopy adventure

    (Note: To ensure safety, there is a 220lb weight restriction imposed on canopy tours)
  • Day 6: Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to the Central Pacific Coast

  • Day 7: Central Pacific Coast

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 8: Sarchí + San José

    Travel via Sarchi to San José

    Visit a coffee plantation

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Everything you get

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    3 meals daily Days 2-8; local dinner on Day 1 and light breakfast on Day 9; With extension: 3 meals on Day 9 and light breakfast on Day 10

  • Full-time Tour Director

    We have the best Tour Directors in the business; Your group will have a trusted, friendly guide at your side full-time on tour to manage all logistics, offer insight and guidance, and respond to any unexpected challenges

  • Guided sightseeing

    Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    INBioparque; Poás Volcano; Hot springs; Santa Elena Cloud Forest; Canopy tour; Manuel Antonio National Park; Coffee plantation; With extension: Whitewater rafting in the Sarapiqui River

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    We have over 400 schools and offices in more than 50 countries, which means if something happens, we can react quickly and in person. We also include our $15 million liability policy and $1 million consumer protection plan at no additional cost to travelers.

  • Curriculum Integration

    We provide support and expertise to help you integrate academic goals into your tour itinerary as needed.

Total Price

$2,214 $424*
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