Trip Option 1.
A TASTE OF IT ALL
Capture the full flavor and folklore of Costa Rica with a cultural introduction to authentic lifestyles while visiting a historical hacienda. Follow with a full day of community service at a local school then soak in the therapeutic hot springs. After a thrilling creek canyon tour, continue on to the cloud forests for some hiking and canopy exploration of this natural wonder
San Jose, Arenal and Monteverde.
Rural cultural introduction; cooking class; “trapiche”tour; community service; hot springs; canyoning tour; hike in the cloud forest; canopy tour.
• All in–country transportation
• All meals
• All accommodations
• All activities
• 1–2 trip leaders
(depending on the number of participants)
• 1–2 teachers FOC (depending on the number of students)
• Teacher cash gift
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare, tips, or taxes
- The itinerary can be shortened or lengthened according to your needs.
- Depending on the flight arrival hour, the first night hotel could be outside of San Jose en route to the first destination.
Arrival in San Jose.
Sleep hotel in San Jose.
Travel to Arenal, interactive culture intro of the “tico” lifestyle, including cooking classes and music. Sleep hotel in La Fortuna.
Full day of community service and interaction. Hot springs visit. Sleep hotel in La Fortuna.
Canyoning tour, followed by transfer to Monteverde.
Sleep hotel in Monteverde.
Ecology hike in the Monteverde Reserve, and
afternoon canopy tour with tram ride and hanging bridges. Transfer to San Jose. Sleep hotel in San Jose.
Our itineraries are evaluated based on six criteria: Accommodations, Locations, Comfort zone levels, Trip Tasks, Adventure and Service. The six criteria are rated on three different levels as per the following chart.
Please note that there are short itineraries 5–6 days and long itineraries 8–10 days, all which can be shortened or lengthened to meet your educational and financial needs.