Sustainable Costa Rica - Private Journey For High School Students
Friendly, peaceful and progressive, "the Rich Coast" is one of the world's top eco-tourism destinations. With almost a quarter of the country either a national park or a protected area, opportunities to explore natural wonders are abundant. For private high school groups traveling with 10 or more students.
IncludedLearning Journeys Tour Manager (Groups of 20+. Groups under 20 will have our Learning Journeys concierge service with local guides.) Six nights in superior tourist class hotels Transportation via luxury motorcoach Daily buffet breakfast Daily lunches and dinnersConservation project All Learning Experiences
|Offer valid through 9/30/2017|
|Day 1||Depart USA||USA - Costa Rica|
Arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed by your Learning Journeys Tour Manager and escorted to the hotel. This evening we will meet for an orientation meeting and enjoy dinner together featuring traditional Costa Rican fare. Overnight in San Jose.
|Day 2||Arenal||Arenal-Coffee Tour and Folklore|
AM transfer to Arenal area, on the way the group will make their first stop at one of the most colorful cities in Costa Rica the small and quaint town of Sarchi which is famed throughout Costa Rica for its brightly colored, intricately constructed handicrafts, after enjoyed a delicious typical lunch, the students will learn about the coffee process in a real coffee plantation, then continue the adventure to Arenal, arriving at the hot-water springs which emanate from the ground and form a series of thermal pools with temperatures ranging between 37° and 42° C. (98° - 107ª F°) and are a reminder of the volcanic activity..
|Day 3||Arenal||Spanish Lesson and Ziplining|
Are you ready? This morning you will have an Spanish lesson on Costa Rican idioms and reinforcing cultural approach, learning about local greetings and expressions used by the 'Ticos' This will be our preamble before starting our day adventure, take a journey through the heart of a real Tropical Rain Forest full of wildlife. Travel through a canopy of trees on amazing cables that are the fastest and safest in the area, with cables lines from 200 meters up to 845 meters. We finalize the day with a typical dinner before returning to the hotel.
|Day 4||Arenal||Volcano Hike-Central Pacific|
Hike to volcano Arenal! This morning, lace up your walking shoes and hike through the history while you learn everything you need to know about the imposing and magnificent volcano, enjoy a trail surrounded by the beauty of this perfect volcano, after the adventure, resting your seat and relax in our air-conditioned bus, while enjoy the view of Arenal lake and the cloud forest mountain adjacent of this area on the way to the central pacific.
|Day 5||Manuel Antonio National Park||Manuel Antonio National Park|
Today we will visit once of the most beautiful nation al parks of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio the home of a wide variety of flora and fauna including the white face monkeys, sloths and other mammals, bring your swimsuit because after a educational hiking in the trails of this park, we will enjoy a lunch 'picnic style' the park offers visitors plenty to see and do. Kick off your shoes and stand on white sand beaches.
|Day 6||Manuel Antonio National Park||Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure and Sustainability Project|
Santa Juana Rural and Mountain Tour: Experience the "magic of nature" and enjoy Costa Rica's authentic rural heritage with our highest rated tour. This guided nature, conservation and cultural expedition takes you along lush jungle-shrouded slopes within the Fila Chonta Mountains where three rivers are born making their way to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a refreshing swim beneath mesmerizing waterfalls. Spot fascinating regional wildlife, including a myriad of birds, insects and reptiles, and try your luck at organic Tilapia fishing. Visit an authentic sugar mill powered by two massive oxen, and have the option to take a guided horseback ride.
Learn about coffee and citrus production, and participate in the Carbon Offset Tree Adoption Program supported by the Corcovado Foundation conservation alliance. Complete you journey back into time with a typical Campesino style lunch overlooking the panoramic vista of Manuel Antonio National Park.
Breakfast at hotel. Depart on a 3 ½ hours drive to Juan Santamaria Int. Airport. Adios Costa Rica.