Day 1
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San José

Upon arrival in San José, transfer to your hotel.

Included Meals: None

DAY 2
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Family Stay

Begin your Costa Rican adventures by meeting your host families! Then take in your surroundings as you hike around Trinidad de Dota, a beautiful mountainous region.

Note: 2-3 students will be placed per family on this program. Enjoy meals and time outside of scheduled activities with your host family.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3
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Family Stay

Depending on the season, help collect different kinds of fruit that are grown in this region. Next, join the local community for una mejenga, a pickup soccer game. Enjoy getting to know your tico host family.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4
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Family Stay

Visit a coffee plantation to learn about how coffee is made and produced locally in the town of Dota. Later, participate in a community project of planting trees at a reforestation property.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5
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Arenal

Visit a local school where you will meet and connect with students just like you! Then, bid farewell to your tico families and travel to Arenal Volcano. Upon arrival, relax in the hot springs and take a dip in the warm, thermal waters.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6
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Arenal

There’s nothing like starting your day ziplining through the forest canopy! Afterwards, learn about the fascinating history of the active volcano in Arenal National Park. From there, head to a beautiful organic farm where you’ll learn about the tropical plants and traditional techniques of the area. Then, feel the rhythm in a salsa class.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7
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Sámara

Transfer to the region of Guanacaste. Upon arrival, visit the beach town of Sámara and enjoy a walk along Carrillo beach.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8
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Sámara

Keep your eyes peeled for reefs and tropical fish as you kayak and snorkel at Chora Island. Later, enjoy some free time at the beach!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9
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Return

Depart for the United States with a lifetime of memories!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Note
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The order of this itinerary may be subject to change.

Our Goal
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Xperitas, we work with teachers to provide their students with outstanding language and cultural immersion experiences. As a nonprofit we are mission driven. We believe that when students have an authentic experience outside of the classroom, using their language skills in a different culture, they make a deeper cultural connection. Our programs are designed to inspire students to make personal connections with communities worldwide and gain greater cultural competency. The benefits of student language immersion travel abroad reported to us by teachers, parents and the students themselves are as follows: 

  • A better understanding of language and the nuance of dialect 

  • An understanding of language within the context of the culture 

  • A greater awareness of different perspectives  

  • A sense of increased independence, self-sufficiency, and cultural competence 

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.”