Day 1
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San José

Arrive in San José, transfer to your hotel.

Included Meals: None

Day 2
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Sarapiquí Family Stay

Begin your day with a refreshing hike through Poás Volcano National Park. After lunch continue on to Sarapiquí, where you will spend the next three days with your tico host family.

Note: 2-3 students will be placed per family on this program.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
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Sarapiquí Family Stay

Take in your surroundings as you experience the thrill of whitewater rafting.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
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Sarapiquí Family Stay

Explore the trails and hanging bridges of Tirimbina Reserve. Later, enjoy una mejenga (a pickup soccer game) with your host community!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
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Arenal

Greet the day with a cacao tour to learn how chocolate is made. Then, bid farewell to your tico hosts and travel to Arenal volcano. Stop at a secluded waterfall, where you’ll hike down to the refreshing pool below. Unwind from your fun-filled day with a relaxing dip in the area’s natural hot springs.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
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Arenal

Head to an organic tropical farm, where you will get to work with local farmers. Learn about tropical crops, milk cows, squeeze sugar cane juice and more. Jobs are based on the current needs of the farm at the time of travel. Later, zip line through the vast jungle canopy!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
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Manuel Antonio

On your way to the coast, visit a typical school and meet Costa Rican kids just like you.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
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Manuel Antonio

Visit the lovely Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the country's most popular national parks due to its unique mix of beaches, tropical forest and abundant wildlife. Here you will have up-close views of white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkeys, sluggish sloths and black iguanas.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9
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San José

Explore the local town of Manuel Antonio and enjoy time at the ocean before returning to San José for a guided walking tour in Costa Rica's capital city.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10
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Return

Depart for the U.S. with a lifetime of memories!

Included Meals: Breakfast

What Others Are Saying

Alyssa, student

Costa Rica

“The tour guides gave us excellent historical and cultural information about Costa Rica. It was great to be able to visit both the urban and rural areas to experience Costa Rican culture in those atmospheres.”

Helen, student

Costa Rica

“My host dad made jokes in Spanish all the time, and by the end of the week I could make jokes back in Spanish, which made me proud.”