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Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.
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After a busy day, comfort is key.
Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.
Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.
We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!
24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.
Urban transportation is on us, allowing you to explore each destination with ease.
Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Students have the opportunity to participate first-hand in the important conservation efforts undertaken by a wildlife rescue center and sanctuary in the San Carlos province. Through projects such as feeding the animals or collecting data, you'll learn about Costa Rica's diverse and threatened animal population and help to rehabilitate the sick and injured creatures that are relying on the sanctuary for survival.
Bring your inner nature lover to Tortuguero National Park, a unique protected ecosystem where the freshwater runoff of the rainforest meets seawater along the Caribbean coast. The islands, wetlands, canals, lagoons and beaches are best explored by boat and present exceptional examples of biodiversity. Watch for spider monkeys hanging down over the river, caimans, many species of birds, river otters and the namesake turtles as you cruise through this National Park.
Gain a bird's-eye perspective on the pristine vegetation of the rainforest as you explore its canopy via zip-lines, swings, and treetop platforms. Keep a sharp lookout for some of the many species of birds, mammals and plants that make up this unique ecosystem. Your guide will teach you about the importance of biodiversity and the immeasurable contributions this type of ecosystem makes to society as a whole.
The people of Costa Rica have strong traditions in the arts and culture. Clap along and get caught up in the spirit of the Ticos as native musicians and dancers in colorful traditional dress perform traditional folkloric dances and songs, mostly from the colonial late 1800s. The notes of the songs and choreography of the dances will tell the stories of the Ticos in a way that only the performing arts can.
Horseback Ride, Río Frío Boat Trip, Manuel Antonio National Park, Community Service Project in Sarapiquí, Monteverde Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges, Jauri Tropical Farm, Cultural Exchange with Local Students, Sarapiquí Homestay, Costa Rican Cooking Lesson, Arenal Volcano
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Arrive in the Costa Rican capital of San José, meet your tour manager, and enjoy your first taste of la pura vida.
Rise early this morning and drive through the dormant volcanoes and spectacular cloud forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Continue on a riverboat journey, which will take you to your lodge in Tortuguero. Enjoy spotting the wildlife as you travel, looking out for the West Indian manatee, caimans, or spider monkeys hanging down over the river! All meals are included while in Tortuguero.
Featuring the most important green sea turtle nesting ground in the Western Caribbean, today's
sightseeing adventure within Tortuguero National Park includes boat tours and hiking. A series of canals, mangroves, swamps and lagoons create perfect opportunities to study the vegetation and the multitude of wildlife.
Depart Tortuguero and journey inland to the northern plains region in the province of Alajuela. Arrive at the La Marina Wildlife Rescue Center to begin your
service project. Learn about the center's rescue and rehabilitation efforts and become familiar with many of the country's diverse animal populations as you assist with projects such as improving habitat space, feeding the animals or collecting data.
Today continue work on the
wildlife rescue center service project. Depending on where the need is greatest, you may be assisting with projects such as improving habitat space, feeding the animals or collecting data. Later this afternoon you soar above the treetops, spotting colorful birds and exotic plants on a
Enjoy your final day of volunteer work on the
wildlife rescue center service project.
Spend a final morning in the Alajuela province. Then journey back to Costa Rica's capital. Arrive in San José in time for a
Costa Rican dinner and folklore show.
Depart for the USA.
Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $360Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $240Add to Tour