Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip’s engaging lesson plan gives kids an education in biology and ecology that can never be found in a textbook. Here, spend the days (and nights!) studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the cloud forest and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding, and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.
Day 1 San JosÉ
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 San JosÉ/La Fortuna (1B, 1L)
Set off from the capital and enjoy the countryside of the Central Valley. Stop for a tortilla-making lesson, along with a typical Tico lunch.
Day 3 La Fortuna (1B)
Take to the lake for a morning of stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Arenal, before a free afternoon.
Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde (1B)
Travel by bus and boat through the stunning Costa Rican scenery up into the cloud forest. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.
Day 5 Monteverde (1B)
Enjoy a free day in this lush cloud forest region. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or visit the butterfly garden.
Day 6 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio (1B)
Take a guided hike through the national park keeping an eye out for the wildlife that can be seen through the trees.
Day 7 Manuel Antonio (1B)
Enjoy a free day for several optional€tivities like mangrove kayaking, surf lessons, a sunset catamaran tour, or take some time to relax on the beach.
Day 8 Manuel Antonio/San JosÉ (1B)
Free morning to enjoy more time at the beach. Return to San JosÉ in the afternoon. Free evening in San JosÉ.
Day 9 San JosÉ (1B)
Depart at any time.
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