Costa Rica

Nature and Biology

Program Length: 9 Days
Program Price: $1,345
Dates: May 29th – June 6th, 2021

Trip Description:

Dive into a 9-day program focused around nature and Biology!

Travelers will become aware of Costa Rica’s immense biodiversity by taking part in a variety of naturalist tours and excursions, in which they will be able to admire the country’s many ecosystems. From its lush green forests, to its coastline, to its volcanic mountains.

They will also meet the Maleku indigenous tribe and learn about their unique customs. Support sustainable tourism with us!

Join the program and experience the thrill!

Program Includes:

  • 8 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full Time – Bilingual/Licensed Guide
  • Travelers Insurance
  • El Salto Local Waterfalls
  • Arenal National Park
  • Maleku Tribe Experience
  • Tenorio National Park
  • Rio Celeste
  • Rincon de La Vieja National Park
  • Pacific Coast Beach
  • Palo Verde National Park & Naturalist Boat Tour

Program Highlights:

  • El Salto Local Waterfalls
  • Arenal National Park Naturalist Tour
  • Maleku Tribe Experience
  • Tenorio National Park
  • Rio Celeste – Naturalist Tour
  • Rincon de La Vieja National Park
  • Palo Verde National Park & Naturalist Boat Tour

Program Itinerary

Day 1 – Alejuela

  • Depart for Costa Rica
  • Arrive Alejuela, Costa Rica
  • Airport Pickup
  • Check In, Relax & Refresh
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation (The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets).

Day 2 – La Fortuna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to La Fortuna (La Fortuna is a small town in Costa Rica, northwest of the capital, San José. It’s known as a gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, comprising 2 volcanoes).
  • Town Orientation Walking Tour
  • El Salto Local Waterfalls (El Salto, which is Spanish for jump, is a picturesque swimming hole with surrounding rock ledges and a rope swing just outside the town of La Fortuna in the Rio Fortuna).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 3 – La Fortuna

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Arenal National Park Naturalist Tour (Arenal Volcano National Park is a Costa Rican national park in the central part of the country, forming the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. The park encompasses the Arenal Volcano, which “was” the most active in the country, which had previously been believed to be dormant until a major eruption in 1968. It neighbors Lake Arenal, which is the site of the country’s largest hydroelectricity project, the Lake Arenal Dam).
  • Maleku Tribe Experience (The Maleku are an indigenous people of Costa Rica. They are also known as the Guatuso, the name used by Spanish colonizers).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 4 – Tenorio National Park

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Tenorio National Park (Tenorio Volcano National Park is a National Park in the northern part of Costa Rica, which forms part of the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. The jewel of the National Park is the volcano, from which it receives its name).
  • Rio Celeste – Naturalist Tour (Rio Celeste is hidden in Tenorio National Park and the magnificent blue waterfall was for long Costa Rica’s best-kept secret).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 5 – Rincon de La Vieja National Park

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Rincon de La Vieja National Park – Naturalist Tour (Rincón de la Vieja is the largest, most active volcano in Guanacaste).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 6 – Rincon de La Vieja National Park

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Rincon de La Vieja National Park Day 2 – Naturalist Tour (Rincon de la Vieja National Park has 7 different trails leading to beautiful viewpoints, breathtaking waterfalls and other natural attractions).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 7 – Palo Verde National Park

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Pacific Coast Beach Time
  • Transfer to Palo Verde National Park (Palo Verde National Park is an extremely important area in Costa Rica as it encompasses over 45,000 acres of the Tempisque Conservation area and one of the most endangered ecosystems in Central America, tropical dry forest).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 8 – Palo Verde National Park

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Palo Verde National Park – Naturalist Boat Tour  (The best way to experience the national park is by taking a guided boat tour down the river to go wildlife watching).
  • Transfer to Alajuela
  • Farewell Dinner (The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater to all diets).
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 9 – Departure Home

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Alajuela

Program Payments:

1st Deposit Payment of $400 due December 29th, 2020

2nd Payment of $472.5 due February 29th, 2021

3rd Payment of $472.5 due April 29th, 2021

 

Notes: Airfare is not included in the program; Please wait for confirmation that trip has met the minimum number of participants before purchasing airfare.

– Payment Policy: The 1st deposit is refundable up to 100 days prior to departure. If the trip is canceled for not reaching the minimum number of participants the deposit will also be refunded. 

 

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com