9 days

Service tours provide an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a new culture in a unique and meaningful way. In addition to your Service Learning activities, you’ll enjoy the biodiversity of this beautiful country from every angle by visiting the hot springs of the Arenal region, hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall, taking an exciting canopy tour and even going kayaking.

  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San Jose

  • Day 2: Playa Palo Seco • Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to Playa Palo Seco

    Visit a crocodile farm

    Conservation project activities:

    • Introduction to project
    • Overview of methodologies and working plan
  • Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities may include:

    • Take a tour of mangrove and protected areas
    • Collect seeds
    • Clean and condition selected areas
    • Measure and demark the working terrain
    • Select vegetal material to be used

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities may include:

    • Visit a nursery
    • Learn planting technique and watering process
    • Fill encasements with ground material
    • Plant seeds
  • Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal Region

    Travel to the Arenal Region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Take a canopy tour

    • Please note: Travelers must weigh below 220lbs to participate in this activity.

    Visit a local school

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Take a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

  • Day 8: Arenal region • San José

    Return to San José

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Enjoy a folklore evening

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in San Jose

  • Day 2: Playa Palo Seco • Central Pacific Coast

    Travel to Playa Palo Seco

    Visit a crocodile farm

    Conservation project activities:

    • Introduction to project
    • Overview of methodologies and working plan
  • Day 3: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities may include:

    • Take a tour of mangrove and protected areas
    • Collect seeds
    • Clean and condition selected areas
    • Measure and demark the working terrain
    • Select vegetal material to be used

    Visit Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Day 4: Central Pacific Coast

    Conservation project activities may include:

    • Visit a nursery
    • Learn planting technique and watering process
    • Fill encasements with ground material
    • Plant seeds
  • Day 5: Central Pacific Coast • Arenal Region

    Travel to the Arenal Region

    Visit hot springs

  • Day 6: Arenal region

    Take a canopy tour

    • Please note: Travelers must weigh below 220lbs to participate in this activity.

    Visit a local school

  • Day 7: Arenal region

    Take a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall

  • Day 8: Arenal region • San José

    Return to San José

    Take a tour of a coffee plantation

    Enjoy a folklore evening

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    3 meals daily: Except - dinner only on Day 1 and breakfast only on last day

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Entrances

    Crocodile farm; Hot springs; Manuel Antonio National Park; Canopy tour; Kayaking; La Fortuna waterfall; Coffee plantation tour

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Our online learning platform engages students in activities before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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