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Costa Rican Discovery

Costa Rica

Your destinations: Jacó, Monteverde, La Fortuna, San José

Travel to thrilling Costa Rica for an unforgettable, jam-packed adventure! Hike up Arenal Volcano, zip line through the rainforest, and spend two nights with a local family during your Costa Rican journey of a lifetime!


  • Round Trip International Airfare From Designated Departure Airport
    *Supplements may apply for USA Domestic Air to Designated Departure Airport.
  • Ground Arrangements
  • All Meals
Price: $2990 per person*

*Please Note: Supplements may apply

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Available Dates for 2017
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Costa Rican Discovery - June 26 2017 - Suitable for grades 8-12 (High School)
Costa Rican Discovery - July 11 2017 - Suitable for grades 8-12 (High School)
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Challenge yourself and experience personal growth as you:

  • Ride a zip line high above the rainforest floor
  • Hike up beautiful Arenal Volcano
  • Row an outrigger canoe in the ocean


Learn about different cultures and traditions as you:

  • Study frogs, reptiles, and other rainforest animals and plants with help from a naturalist
  • Practice your Spanish, experience local culture, and make new friends during your two-night homestay
  • Take a guided hike to learn about unique biodiversity in the Monteverde Cloud Forest


Give back to a community as you:

  • Visit a local school to meet Costa Rican students and donate supplies
  • Give your time to local orphans at the Santa Ana Orphanage
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Costa Rica
    Arrive in San José, meet your local guide, and begin your adventure!
  • Day 2

    Zip line thrills!
    Take a zip-line canopy tour across 13 separate cables in the rainforest! Be on the lookout for monkeys, sloths, and other animals, and take a ride on the famous Tarzan Swing! Visit a local school to meet Costa Rican students and donate useful supplies. Make new friends as you explore the town of La Fortuna in small groups, or relax at the hotel pool.
    After dinner, soak in the rock-lined geothermal pools of Eco Termales Hot Springs, heated by Arenal Volcano.
  • Day 3

    Hike Arenal Volcano
    Take a guided hike on Arenal Volcano! See the area destroyed in a 1968 eruption, and the beautiful rainforest (and animals) that thrive at the base of the mountain. Safely explore areas where lava flowed in the 1990s. Take a walking tour of the town of La Fortuna, hike up to a waterfall nearby, and explore the colorful shops. Accept a challenge you will never forget—rappelling down a cliff and straight into the mist of a waterfall! Swing and splash through four different descents, taking in amazing views of the rainforest from heights up to 165 feet.
  • Day 4

    Walk in the clouds
    Snap some pictures on your way to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a spectacular natural wonder 4,000 feet above sea level. Visit a frog pond housing more than 30 species of brightly-colored frogs. Be on the lookout for the red-eyed tree frog as you learn from your naturalist guide!
  • Day 5

    Rich biodiversity
    Take a guided hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to encounter unique animals and plants. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your Costa Rican host family in the Santa Ana area.
  • Day 6

    Costa Rican homestay
    Dine on traditional foods, try out the local lingo and experience daily life in Costa Rica during your two-night homestay. Join the delegation to spend time with children who live at the Santa Ana Orphanage.
  • Day 7

    Outrigger canoe tour
    Say a warm good-bye to your homestay family after breakfast! Join friends and a guide to row an outrigger canoe in the ocean near Jacó! See cliffs filled with frigate birds and pelicans, enjoy a picnic lunch, and go snorkeling—if the weather permits. Stop at Sr. y Sra. Ese’s Wood Factory to see handmade wooden jewelry and shop for handcrafted souvenirs.
  • Day 8

    Depart for the U.S.

Why This Itinerary?

  • Adventure : Challenge yourself and experience personal growth
  • Education : Learn about different cultures and traditions
  • Service : Give back to a community

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