Costa Rica Caprice

Costa Rica Caprice

San Jose, Arenal, Guanacaste

Take your students abroad on our Costa Rica Caprice program. Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Students can explore the Pacific or Caribbean coasts, volcanoes, and rainforests and encounter countless species of mammal, insect, reptile, and bird. While the environment is impressive, there is much more to Costa Rica. Adventure awaits around every corner, and the unique culture of La Pura Vida beckons through food, music and art.

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Departure from North America
  • Arrive in San Jose Our Tour Director will meet us at the airport. Our private coach will be waiting to transfer us to our hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Hotel check in Our accommodation for the next four night(s) will be in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Dinner We will dine this evening in a local restaurant.
Day 2 See San Jose
  • Walking Tour
  • First Concert Performance Your concert performance is today in the San Jose Area.
  • Dinner We will dine this evening in a local restaurant.
Day 3 Discover your Wild Side...
  • Zoo Ave Visit Zoo Ave where we will view dozens of scarlet macaws, reclusive owls, majestic raptors, several different species of toucans, and a host of brilliantly colored birds from Costa Rica and around the world. Enjoy a stroll along the paths where to get a close look at large iguana, deer, monkeys, and a 12-ft. long crocodile. Zoo Ave houses only injured, donated, or confiscated animals.
  • Aerial Tram Tour Enjoy an Aerial Tram Tour through one of Costa Rica’s most unique eco-tourism and research facilities. Travel through the rain forest canopy and view the details of everyday life in the treetops, where 75% of all rain forest species dwell.
  • Lunch Lunch is included.
  • Second Concert Performance Your concert performance is today in the San Jose Area.
  • Tiquicia Dinner and Show Experience a Tiquicia Dinner and Show, which includes native Costa Rican folklore dances and a buffet of local cuisine.
Day 4 White Water Rafting Tour
  • Rafting the Rapids Have fun white water rafting with your group!
Day 5 Volcanic Forces...
  • Travel to the Arenal Area Today we will travel from San Jose to Arenal. Via Poas Volcano National Park and La Paz .
  • Poás Volcano National Park Visit the Poás Volcano National Park. Poás is an andesitic-basaltic strata-volcano 8,000ft high. It has the biggest geyser in the world and is impressively beautiful.
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens and view the Butterfly Garden, featuring a variety of species and an excellent learning center.
  • Lunch Lunch will be included today.
  • Arrive in Arenal Arenal is famous for its Volcano, an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream.
  • Our accommodation for the next two night(s) will be in Arenal.
  • Dinner We will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 6 Boat Tour & Hot Springs
  • Boat Tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Enjoy a Boat Tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (lunch included). Board a riverboat (with shading) and meander along the river to view wildlife in one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular wildlife refuges. During the tour, look out for long-nosed bats, turtles, basiliscus lizards, herons, storks, as well as howler and white-faced capuchin monkeys.
  • Eco-Termales Hot Springs Visit the Eco-Termales Hot Springs and take the opportunity to submerge yourself in the natural medicinal waters. The springs include several pools of varying temperatures, all surrounded by nature.
  • Areñal Volcano Travel around Areñal Volcano to a viewing spot where, if we are lucky, we will witness the Areñal Volcano hiss and spray lava.
  • Third Concert Performance Your concert performance is today in the Arenal Area.
  • Dinner Tonight dinner will be in a local restaurant.
Day 7 Head to to Guanacaste
  • Corobici River Float Experience close-up more of Costa Rica’s spectacular wildlife by taking a Corobici River Float. Head down the river on a rubber raft wearing life jackets and enjoy spectacular and exotic sights of flora and fauna while spotting numerous bird species, turtles, iguanas, monkeys, and small crocodiles.
  • Arrive in Guanacaste Guanacaste famous for its sun-splashed beaches and great Pacific surf. The region's dry tropical climate encompasses a varied landscape. Popular white-sand beaches line the coast, and to the east, the Guanacaste Mountains feature fascinating national parks and caldera volcanoes.
  • Las Pumas Cat Zoo Make a brief visit to the nearby Las Pumas Cat Zoo, where Costa Rica’s six different cat species (cougars, jaguars, jaguarondis, margays, ocelots, and “tiger” cats) prowl safely behind chainlink fences. The zoo takes in orphaned, injured, and confiscated cats.
  • Hotel check in Our accommodation for the next two night(s) will be the Buena Vista Eco-Lodge (Subject to availability), in Guanacaste.
  • Dinner We will dine this evening in a local restaurant.
Day 8 Explore the Buena Vista Eco-Lodge
  • Relax and Re-energize at the Buena Vista Eco-Lodge Live a unique experience filled with adventure and relaxation, integrated with the harmony of nature and the charm of its culture in the rustic environment of a Guanacaste Hacienda, located besides the tropical forest. Without a doubt it is one of the best eco hotels in Rincon de la Vieja and the eco lodge of Guanacaste that has the most compromises with the planet.
  • Activities include: Horseback Riding Tour, Rincón de la Vieja Hot Springs and Mud Bath, Canopy Tour, Natural Water Slide
Day 9 Final Farewell
  • Depart to North America Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.

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