Costa Rica


Environmental Science & Sustainable Tourism



9 days



$1,890 (on ground cost)Single Room Upgrade: $390



May 14 – 22, 2022

Program includes

  • 8 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • 2 Group Lunches
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Ground Transportation
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • National Park Tours

Program highlights

  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Rio Pacuare White Water Rafting
  • Surfing Lessons                            
  • Sea Turtle Conservation Projects
  • Don Juan Educational Farm
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Rio Celeste
  • Bribri Educational Day
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Hike


Day 1 – Departure –  Saturday, May 14

  • Arrive in San Jose
  • Meet the Group at the Hotel
  • Program Orientation – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 2 –  Cahuita – Sunday, May 15

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Transfer to Cahuita (approx. 4 hours)
  • Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Rio Pacuare White Water Rafting – Experience the whitewater magic as you discover the excitement of thrilling rapids coursing through rugged canyons and verdant tropical rainforests on one of the most exotic and scenic rivers in the world. This adrenaline-pumping excursion takes you through class-III and -IV rapids, past spectacular landscapes, under tumbling cascades, and all the way to the town of Siquirres. Lunch included.
  • Dinner & Discussions

Day 3 – Cahuita – Monday, May 16

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Lunch Break
  • Surfing Lessons – The gentle waves of the Caribbean coast are the perfect place for beginners to learn to surf.
  • Dinner & Discussions

Day 4 – Cahuita – Tuesday, May 17

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Bribri Indigenous Education Day – Chocolate Making, Natural Medicines, Traditions, etc.
  • Bribri Waterfall & Return to Cahuita
  • Lunch Break
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Hike & Sea Turtle Conservation Projects
  • Dinner & Discussions

Day 5 –  La Fortuna – Wednesday, May 18

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Transfer to Arenal, La Fortuna (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Don Juan Educational Farm – Don Juan Eco Farm is an agriculturally educational sustainable experience. You will have  the opportunity to taste tropical crops and discover organic cultivation methods. You will also learn about medicinal plants and how methane gas and compost are produced from organic products on the farm. Learn how they brew their coffee, process their sugar cane and enjoy a fresh sugar cane juice and sugar cane products. Discover the organic, sustainable farming techniques used in Costa Rica.
  • Dinner & Discussions

Day 6 – La Fortuna – Thursday, May 19

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Arenal Volcano National Park Wildlife Tour – Arenal National Park contains a bizarre landscape of solidified lava flows, lush natural forest and tropical flora and fauna which includes howler monkeys, toucans and over 350 bird species. 
  • Lunch Break
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall – La Fortuna Waterfall is a thundering, towering cascade of water that hurdles down a steep canyon along La Fortuna river near the Arenal volcano.
  • Dinner & Discussions

Day 7 – Cahuita – Friday, May 20

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Tenorio National Park – Located in the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, this park has a rainforest that protects species of wildlife of regional importance.
  • Lunch Break
  • Rio Celeste – Hidden in Tenorio Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste, and the waterfall was for long Costa Rica’s best-kept secret.
  • Dinner & Discussions

Day 8 – Day 8 – San Jose – Saturday, May 21

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Ziplining Adventure – Optional
  • Lunch Break
  • Transfer to San Jose (approx. 3 hours)
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of San Jose
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 9 – Return – Sunday, May 22

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • End of Program
  • Depart San Jose, Costa Rica for Home


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  • Deposit payment extended to January 31st, 2022:  $99
  • Notes: Before purchasing the airfare please contact the SAA team.
  • Second payment due on February 14rd, 2022:  $895
  • Third payment due on March 14th, 2022:  $896


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