¡Descubramos Nicaragua y Costa Rica!
9-Day Guided Language Immersion Program in Nicaragua and Costa Rica w/o Family Stay
Vast freshwater lakes, tropical islands teeming with wildlife, and brightly-colored colonial buildings combine to create an unforgettable landscape in and around the city of Granada, Nicaragua. After enjoying all Granada has to offer, head south to Costa Rica, where you'll zip line through the rainforest canopy and visit local hot springs.
The order of this itinerary is subject to change.
¡Descubramos Nicaragua y Costa Rica! w/o Family Stay
Arrive in Managua, transfer to your hotel in Granada.
Enjoy a morning hike with the Masaya volcano as your backdrop, followed by a visit to the vibrant mercado located at its base. Next, learn about traditional artisan techniques during a hammock workshop. Feel the rhythm as you dance the night away in a salsa class.
Greet the day with a kayak around Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua. Then head for dry land and a walking tour through the historic city center of Granada. Next, visit the ChocoMuseo where you will learn about everything chocolate and cacao - from its origins to making it with your very own hands!
Transfer to Peñas Blancas, where you’ll cross the border into Costa Rica and continue on to your destination. For lunch, visit a local family to learn about Costa Rican cooking and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. Afterwards, soak up the warm Costa Rican sunshine and cool off in the refreshing waters of the Pacific at the Junquillal Reserve.
Hike along nature trails and take in the beauty of nearby waterfalls. Later, join the colorful butterflies, tropical birds and other animals in the canopy as you zip line through the treetops. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing in the waters of the volcanic hot springs.
Explore the dry tropical forest of Rincón de la Vieja National Park, home to Costa Rica’s national flower, the Guaria Morada orchid. Hike to the active fumaroles and stop to see the erupting mud cones.
Visit an elementary school where you will meet Costa Rican students and, if you’re up for the challenge, join in on a mejenga, or pickup soccer game!
Return to San José for a guided walking tour in Costa Rica's capital city. ¡Pura vida!
Depart for the U.S. with a lifetime of memories!