Day 1: Departure Flight [D]
Arrival to Costa Rica and private transfer to your hotel in San Jose. On the way, you will meet your professional English Speaking guide, who will share with you the best educational experience of your life.
If the Group arrives before 1 PM, you will have a sightseeing tour through the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. If you arrive later or are tuckered out, you can have free time to relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel.
You will have a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in San Jose
Day 2: San Jose/Arenal [B,L,D]
Breakfast at the hotel, then you start travelling to your next destination, the beautiful area of La Fortuna, home of the amazing Arenal Volcano. This is a rainforest paradise, where you can admire the perfect cone form of Arenal volcano. On your way, you will visit two extraordinary destinations: Poas Volcano and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
When you visit Poas Volcano there is a chance you will see a real cinder from the top of the volcano, and it is also not a common crater because it is the biggest geyser crater in the world. In addition, you will walk to the beautiful Botos Lagoon, an extinct crater in the national park.
You continue your tour visiting La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Rescue Center. When you think about Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, snakes, frogs and jaguars. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you’re guaranteed to see all of that and more. In addition, you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.
After enjoying this tropical paradise, you will continue on to the rainforest of Arenal Volcano. After arrival to your hotel, you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
You will stay at the Bunkhouse of Rancho Margot; this eco-lodge is an incredible self-sufficient property that is unique in Costa Rica. You’ll have a delicious buffet dinner waiting for you.
Overnight in Arenal Rainforest.
Day 3: Arenal [B/L/D]
This morning you have a special intercultural exchange activity to share with local students and their rural community. There will be many activities to enjoy the morning together and immerse yourselves in the Costa Rican practice of Pura Vida (Pure Life). Before finishing this activity you will enjoy lunch with locals.
The Arenal Volcano area is very well known for its natural hot springs; you are going to have a relaxing and fun time at Baldi Hot Springs Resort.
To finish a wonderful day you will have a delicious buffet dinner
Overnight in Arenal
Day 4: Monteverde [B/L/D]
In the morning, you have a sustainability tour inside Rancho Margot where you will learn the reality of a self-sufficient hotel. You can see how they produce their own energy, how they heat their water, and visit their organic orchard.
Enjoy a late lunch and then continue your exploration. You will drive for about three hours to the Monteverde cloud forest area; in this natural paradise, you will be staying inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which is a very unique experience.
You will have dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay overnight in Monteverde
Day 5: Monteverde [B/L/D]
You have a full day of volunteering in coordination with the Reserve. Be part of the effort to conserve one of the most important natural areas around the world. In the afternoon, you will explore the reserve during a nature hike with your guide who will explain all the wildlife details around you.
Overnight at Monteverde
Day 6: Monteverde/Jaco [B/L/D]
After breakfast, you are going to the central pacific coast. On the way, you will stop at the Tarcoles River, where you will have a delicious lunch and a boat tour to admire the biggest population of crocodiles in Costa Rica.
This afternoon, check in at your hotel and the rest of our day at leisure to relax at the pool or to visit Jaco Beach.
Dinner will be served later in the evening.
Overnight in Jaco
Day 7: Jaco [B/L/D]
This day will take you to the tops of the trees to one of the most popular adventure activities in Costa Rica. The canopy tour (zip line) is one of the funnest and safest tours with a company of professional guides and high-tech equipment. If you want to fly between the canopy trees, this is your opportunity!
Afternoon at your leisure to enjoy with your friends at the beach.
Day 10: Departure [B]
After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport. This ride takes almost 2 hours from Jaco Beach. You must be at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight.
Have a nice flight back home and never forget the spirit of PURA VIDA!!