Rafting in Costa Rica

Study Environmental Science in Costa Rica

Take part in eco adventures in the picturesque rainforests of Costa Rica as you make an impact by learning the dangers of deforestation and you help implement prevention programs and plant seeds to give life back to the harmed forest areas.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Arrive in the historically and culturally rich capital of San José where your adventure awaits. Meet your local guides at the airport and join them for a Costa Rican lunch as you learn a few essential phrases in Spanish to enrich your experience by being able to communicate with the locals. After lunch, enjoy the rest of the evening free to explore the vibrant streets of San José at your own pace. Be sure not to miss Mercado Central where you will be delighted with over 200 shops, food stalls, and traditional restaurants. Take a step back into the 19th century to Barrio Amón, the historic neighborhood where various mansions were built for the coffee growers.

Rise early for breakfast and get ready for your departure to La Fortuna and the official start of your adventure that awaits! Along the way, stop for a visit to a coffee plantation in Arenal where you will satisfy your senses as you learn about Costa Rica’s most important export and learn as you observe firsthand how it is grown, harvested, and roasted. Continue onward to La Fortuna where you will have your choice of activities to spend the afternoon whether you opt for zip-lining through the forest canopy, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding around Lake Arenal. The choice is yours!

Wake early for a tempting breakfast and get ready for an adventure-packed day of trekking and waterfall chasing. Start your day by taking one of the trails to the Arenal Volcano, one that has remained dormant since 2010. Enjoy the incredible views over Arenal and La Fortuna from the top and from the sky bridges along the way hanging through the forest canopies! After your volcano trek, head to La Fortuna Waterfall to relax at this pristine and powerful waterfall. For some extra relaxation, head over to one of the many natural hot springs to relax your muscles after an exhilarating day. 

Enjoy breakfast and get ready for the rafting adventure of a lifetime as you plunge through the rapids overlooking the Carribean coasts and tropical rainforests. Today you will raft at the exciting Toro River that begins near the Poás Volcano through the highlands of Costa Rica. Get ready for a fast-paced escapade as you sweep through these large waves!

After breakfast, get ready for another day of adventure with zip-lining and rafting in the Balsa River. Zip-line through the tropical rainforest canopies as you get a bird’s eye view of the verdant greenery below and if you’re lucky, spot some wildlife in their natural habitat! Afterward, head down to the river for a more calm rafting adventure as you pass through the scenic rainforest landscapes.

Enjoy an early breakfast before jetting off to the birthplace of the zip-line — Welcome to Monteverde! Today will be spent zip-lining over the cloud forests as you marvel at the picturesque landscape just below you. Go bird spotting to observe the magnificent resplendent quetzal in the exact town named best in the world for spotting them. Don’t forget to hike the world-famous hanging bridges so you can walk among the clouds in the forest taking in the breathtaking views all around. 

Say your goodbyes to the land of pura vida as your local guides transport you to the airport to catch your return flight home. Hasta luego!

Bienvenido a Costa Rica! Join us on eco adventures in the land of pura vida as we go on an adventure-packed week-long trip to Costa Rica! Satisfy your quench for adventure as you raft the sweeping waves in La Fortuna, zip-line through the tropical rainforest’s incredible canopies, and chase waterfalls in Arenal Volcano National Park! We hope you’ll join us on this trip not to be missed for all nature and adventure lovers!


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