Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

Costa-Rica

From white sand beaches to misty cloud forests, from towering volcanoes to beautiful rivers that cut through tropical canyons, and to hospitable, friendly communities, Costa Rica has it all. Having abolished its military over 50 years ago, this tiny democratic republic has long been known for its pacifism, commitment to environmental protection, and its status as a destination for those seeking safe yet exciting adventure travel set against breathtaking scenery. However, despite an extensive tourism industry, in many parts of Costa Rica there remains a need for help and service. Our programs offer unique access to Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets and friendliest communities. We are confident you will love the land of Pura Vida as much as we do!

Overview

Population: 4,579,000

Official Language: Spanish

Fun Fact:Costa Rica is home to 9,000+ species of plants, and 34,000+ types of insects.

Custom Group Itineraries

Below please find a selection of sample itineraries that have been custom-tailored for high school educators and their students to fit specific learning objectives and goals.

  • Costa Rica 7 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 7 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Clean-up marine debris to ensure an unspoiled nesting habitat for sea turtles
    • Take private surf lessons from some of Costa Rica's best surfers
    • Assist with surveys of mammals
  • Costa Rica 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 15 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Interact closely with wildlife
    • Volunteer with international researchers
    • Raft down one of Costa Rica's best rivers
  • Costa Rica 15 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 15 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $3,299 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Participate in a cultural exchange, and explore Costa Rican culture.
    • Work with the Reserva's crocodile monitoring project
    • Conduct research surveying mammals such as monkeys and river otters
  • Costa Rica 30 Day Service Adventure

    $5,199 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 30 Day Service Adventure

    $5,199 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Fully immerse yourself in a homestay family and community
    • White water raft down Costa Rica's best river for two days
    • Gain valuable confidence practicing your Spanish language skills
  • Costa Rica 21 Day Service Adventure

    $4,099 Average tuition with airfare
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  • Costa Rica Soccer
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    Costa Rica 21 Day Service Adventure

    $4,099 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Fully immerse yourself in a homestay family and community
    • Explore Manuel Antonio National Park
    • Hike to one of Costa Rica's most impressive waterfalls
  • Costa Rica 15 Day Cultural Journey

    $3,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 15 Day Cultural Journey

    $3,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Trek to the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica
    • Explore a cloud forest led by a naturalist
    • Raft down the well known Pacuare River
  • Costa Rica 15 Day Service Adventure

    $2,999 Average tuition with airfare
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  • Building project Costa Rica
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    Costa Rica 15 Day Service Adventure

    $2,999 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Experience an extended stay with homestay families
    • Visit one of Costa Rica's most beautiful volcanoes
    • Learn to surf on an idyllic beach
  • Costa Rica 12 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 12 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Hike through the tropical rainforest and learn about local ecosystems
    • Learn to surf with private lessons
    • Work alongside the Playa Reserva's crocodile monitoring project
  • Costa Rica 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,099 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 12 Day Conservation Expedition

    $3,099 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Assist with critical conservation efforts and scientific research at a sea turtle research field station
    • Release baby sea turtles into the wild, and interact with wildlife in a highly diverse ecosystem
    • Venture to an indigenous village in the mountains and learn about organic chocolate production.
  • Costa Rica 12 Day Cultural Journey

    $3,099 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 12 Day Cultural Journey

    $3,099 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Immerse yourself in Tico culture
    • Fly through the rain forest canopy on zip-lines
    • White water raft down the Pacuare River
  • Costa Rica 12 Day Service Adventure

    $2,699 Average tuition with airfare
    Costa Rica Homestay
  • Costa Rica Homestay
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    Costa Rica 12 Day Service Adventure

    $2,699 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Hike to the Nauyaca Waterfall, one of the most beautiful in Costa Rica
    • Practice your Spanish language skills with locals
    • Learn to surf with private lessons
  • Costa Rica 10 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 10 Day Osa Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Assist with research at the Playa Tortuga Research Station
    • Enjoy private surf lessons
    • Whitewater raft down the Savegre River
  • Costa Rica 10 Day Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 10 Day Conservation Expedition

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Practice your Spanish skills with locals
    • Zip-line through the rain forrest
    • Whitewater raft down the Pacuare River
  • Costa Rica 10 Day Cultural Journey

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare
    Costa Rica Fiesta de Despedida
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    Costa Rica 10 Day Cultural Journey

    $2,799 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Practice your Spanish skills with locals
    • Explore the three-story giant, Nauyaca Waterfall
    • Visit through the gorgeous beach and National Park of Manuel Antonio
  • Costa Rica 10 Day Service Adventure

    $2,599 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 10 Day Service Adventure

    $2,599 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Stay with a community in the Costa Rica highlands
    • Explore the three-story giant, Nauyaca Waterfall
    • Visit the gorgeous beach and National Park of Manuel Antonio
  • Costa Rica 7 Day Cultural Journey

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 7 Day Cultural Journey

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Enjoy private surf lessons
    • Stay in gorgeous jungle bungalows
    • Hike down to the spectacular, three-story giant Nauyaca Waterfall
  • Costa Rica 7 Day Service Adventure

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare
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    Costa Rica 7 Day Service Adventure

    $2,199 Average tuition with airfare

    Program Highlights
    • Practice your Spanish language skills with locals
    • Volunteer in a small community
    • Contribute towards a meaningful service project
  • When our daughter approached us about wanting to do this trip we had so many apprehensions as parents. (Her only apprehensions were food and bugs!). Paul Laurie was marvelous in spending time discussing all my concerns during a long phone conversation. Sarah has just returned from her trip & had the most amazing time!! Not knowing anyone quickly translformed into making new friends unlike any experience she has had. Her time spent with her host family was absolutely a life changing experience.. The arena built for the village by the group leaves a lasting physical & emotional impression for everyone. Kudos to the numerous videos produced & posted for their trip! I have tremendous respect for Walking Tree, and the way this trip opened my daughter's eyes like no other trip has ever done for her before.

    Debbie McAfee Program Name: Costa Rica Discovery B • Travel Year: 2012 • School: Bothell High School • State: Washington

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