9 days

San José, Central Pacific Coast, Arenal Region

Get ready to explore one of the most impressive and biologically diverse places on earth – the Arenal Volcano. After visiting the capital city of San José, students will be introduced to the volunteer work they will be doing and then experience life in the rural communities they will be helping. From the natural beauty to the wonderful people, this is an awe-inspiring place!

Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 2: San José • Central Pacific Coast: Conservation activities

Take a Crocodile River Tour
Begin your three-day conservation activitiesWhile in the Central Pacific Coast you will:

  • Tour mangrove and protected areas
  • Collect seeds for planting
  • Clean, measure, and demark the working terrain
  • Visit a nursery and learn planting techniques and watering processes
  • Prepare and plant seeds

Continue with your Service Learning Activities

Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
Continue with your Service Learning Activities

Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

Continue with your Service Learning Activities

Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal region

Travel to the Arenal region
Visit the Arenal Hot Springs

Day 6: Arenal region

Enjoy a canopy tour
Participate in a Local Exchange

Day 7: Arenal region

Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal
Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

Day 8: Arenal region • San José

Take a tour of a coffee plantation
Experience a folklore evening

Day 9: Depart for home