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Coast to Coast

Comprehensive exploration of Costa Rica

Welcome to Costa Rica where you can experience its magic, coast to coast with your students. Arrive in San Jose, the capital. You’ll visit banana plantations, take a boat ride down canals in rain forests, see volcanic hot springs, take a zip line trip (if you dare), talk with local students, and create authentic local foods.  Explore!

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8 Days
Destinations Visited
San JoséTortugueroArenalManuel Antonio National Park
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Fly to Costa Rica
  • Arrive in San José Arrive in San Jose, the capital city. Costa Rica is known as the Switzerland of Central America, a country with no armed forces.
Day 2 Tortuguero
  • Drive through a Banana Plantation En route to Tortuguero, drive through a banana plantation, a subsidiary of the Dole Company. Discover the four main processes involved in banana production.
  • Journey by Boat to Tortuguero Later, journey by boat to Tortuguero, the most important breeding ground for the green sea turtle in all of the Caribbean.
Day 3 Continue in Tortuguero
  • National Park of Tortuguero Enjoy a boat ride exploring the canals of an 18,946 hectare coastal park, the National Park of Tortuguero. The park offers an excellent sampling of Atlantic lowland rainforest.
  • LEAP Costa Rican School Visit
Day 4 Arenal
  • Continue to Arenal
  • Volcanic Hot Springs Travel to Arenal and visit the volcanic hot springs for a relaxing soak.
Day 5 Travel to Manuel Antonio
  • Add on: Canopy Zip Line Tour Harness in and soar above the jungle canopy on a thrilling zip line tour that takes you through the Costa Rican rainforest.
  • Continue to Manuel Antonio
Day 6 Manuel Antonio
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park: Combining white sandy beaches with lush tropical forest, Manuel Antonio is the perfect place to see a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from white-faced monkeys and sleepy-faced sloths, to green turtles and orange-and-black-shelled land crabs. Explore the cays and inlets of this national park during a full-day excursion.
Day 7 Folklore Dinner
  • LEAP Cocina Tica
  • LEAP Dance the El Torito
Day 8 Return Home OR Extend your Stay
  • Add on: San José Rafting Extension Days 8-9: Add an extra day to your itinerary to experience a white water rafting expedition through the Costa Rican landscape.
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