13 days
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart U.S. for San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Travel to Heredial
  • Meet host families
  • Orientation
  • Night wish host families
Day 2 Arenal
  • Mid-morning departure for Arenal
  • Check into hotel
  • Guided tour of volcano and hot springs
  • Night with host families
Day 3 Arenal
  • Activities include: cannoning down waterfalls, zip lining, and horseback riding
Day 4 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • Movie: Voces Inocentes
  • Night with host family
Day 5 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • Doka Coffee Tour
  • Night with host family
Day 6 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • Dance lesson
  • Night with host family
Day 7 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • San Jose market tour
  • Night with host family
Day 8 Monteverde
  • Mid-morning departure for Monteverde
  • Check into hotel
  • Group hike
Day 9 Monteverde
  • Activities include: Horseback riding, hanging bridges, and zip-lining
Day 10 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • Visit to Juan Sanchez (Indigenous Healer)
  • Night with host family
Day 11 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • Soccer with local students
  • Night with host family
Day 12 Heredia
  • Bus to La Carpio- volunteering
  • Farewell dinner
  • Night with host family
Day 13 Depart for the U.S.
Safety and Security

Our Tour Central office gives our travelers “always there” support—24/7—and our proven contingency plan process brings them peace of mind. We also offer comprehensive liability coverage for teachers and schools, and medical coverage for students.

Educational Accreditation

WorldStrides is accredited by educational bodies across the country, and we have a dedicated Curriculum and Academics Department—this means we’re an actual school, and can offer students high school and college credit.