8 days
San José, Arenal Region, Sarapiquí, Guanacaste

💎 What makes this program special? Practice wellness for body and mind in the beautiful outdoors, as you discover why Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world. Feel inspired by the endless geological drama and beauty of the Arenal Volcano and the thunderous La Fortuna Waterfall. Enjoy a chocolate tasting as you learn how cocoa is harvested at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, and experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Sarapiquí River. Over on the Pacific Coast, discover raw natural beauty in two National Parks and snorkel along the Pacific coast.

🏃 The physical rating of this program is: Active: 3 (out of 3)

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  • Day 1: Fly to San José

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class

    Visit a traditional market

    Enjoy a canopy tour

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

    Visit a pineapple plantation

    Connect with yourself through a mindfulness session

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Travel to Arenal

    Take a tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve where you will:

    • Hike across a suspension bridge to a former cocoa-growing plot
    • Learn about the cocoa tree and the history of chocolate
    • Enjoy a chocolate tasting

    Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Unwind during yoga with a view

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

  • Day 6: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Travel to Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

    Recharge with a wellness session led by your Tour Director

  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Take an excursion to Palo Verde National Park

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

    Relax and restore with yoga on the beach

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to San José

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Sarapiquí

    Travel to Sarapiquí

    Learn to prepare local specialties in a cooking class

    Visit a traditional market

    Enjoy a canopy tour

  • Day 3: Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a whitewater rafting excursion

    Visit a pineapple plantation

    Connect with yourself through a mindfulness session

  • Day 4: Sarapiquí • Arenal region

    Travel to Arenal

    Take a tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve where you will:

    • Hike across a suspension bridge to a former cocoa-growing plot
    • Learn about the cocoa tree and the history of chocolate
    • Enjoy a chocolate tasting

    Visit Arenal Volcano National Park

    Visit the Arenal hot springs

  • Day 5: Arenal region

    Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal

    Unwind during yoga with a view

    Visit La Fortuna Waterfall 

  • Day 6: Arenal region • Guanacaste

    Travel to Guanacaste

    Visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park

    Recharge with a wellness session led by your Tour Director

  • Day 7: Guanacaste

    Take an excursion to Palo Verde National Park

    Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

    Enjoy a snorkeling activity

    Relax and restore with yoga on the beach

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Interested in getting a price for this tour?

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world — at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Regional-style meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left up to you to discover favorite dishes of your own.

  • 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.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Step inside the world’s most cherished treasures with your local guide—we’ll take care of lines and tickets.

  • 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

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  • 24-hour Emergency Service

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

  • Peace of Mind Program

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