8 days
San José, Monteverde, Arenal region, Sarapiquí

Discover a perfect balance of ecology, adventure, and cultural immersion.

Treat your senses to rich aromas at a coffee roastery in San José and sweet delights at a banana plantation in Guacimo. In Monteverde, feel the thrill of a canopy adventure. At Braulio Carillo National Park, behold breathtaking biodiversity and geological wonders.
  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Sarchí • Monteverde

    Visit Café Britt Coffee plantation and roastery

    Travel via Sarchí to Monteverde

  • Day 3: Monteverde

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Canopy tour

    Canopy tour

    Ziplines unveil one of the planet’s most fascinating ecological systems from a unique perspective—from the tops of the trees! With local expert guides at your side to instruct you on safety protocol, you can decide which view you prefer—from below the trees or from above. (Note: This activity reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travelers must weigh less than 200 lbs to participate.) 

    Enjoy a local food workshop during a visit to a working mill

  • Day 4: Monteverde • Arenal region

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 5: Arenal region • Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park

    Travel to Sarapiquí
  • Day 6: Sarapiquí

    Visit Earth University where you will:

    • Learn about production systems
    • Visit a banana plantation
  • Day 7: Sarapiquí • San José

    Tavel via Braulio Carrillo National Park to San José 

    Ride the aerial tram at Braulio Carillo National Park

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Folklore evening

    Folklore evening

    Opt to spend the evening learning about the rich cultural traditions of the region over a traditional Costa Rican dinner. After dinner, marimba music and entertainment by a local dance troupe will make this a night to remember.

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 2: San José • Sarchí • Monteverde

    Visit Café Britt Coffee plantation and roastery

    Travel via Sarchí to Monteverde

  • Day 3: Monteverde

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Canopy tour

    Canopy tour

    Ziplines unveil one of the planet’s most fascinating ecological systems from a unique perspective—from the tops of the trees! With local expert guides at your side to instruct you on safety protocol, you can decide which view you prefer—from below the trees or from above. (Note: This activity reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travelers must weigh less than 200 lbs to participate.) 

    Enjoy a local food workshop during a visit to a working mill

  • Day 4: Monteverde • Arenal region

    Participate in a cultural exchange with locals

    Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest

    Travel to the Arenal region

  • Day 5: Arenal region • Sarapiquí

    Enjoy a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park

    Travel to Sarapiquí
  • Day 6: Sarapiquí

    Visit Earth University where you will:

    • Learn about production systems
    • Visit a banana plantation
  • Day 7: Sarapiquí • San José

    Tavel via Braulio Carrillo National Park to San José 

    Ride the aerial tram at Braulio Carillo National Park

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Folklore evening

    Folklore evening

    Opt to spend the evening learning about the rich cultural traditions of the region over a traditional Costa Rican dinner. After dinner, marimba music and entertainment by a local dance troupe will make this a night to remember.

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    3 meals daily (Days 2-7); Dinner on arrival day; Breakfast on departure day

  • Guided sightseeing

    Comprehensive sightseeing of natural attractions

  • Entrances

    Café Britt coffee tour; canopy tour; Santa Elena Cloud Forest; Arenal Volcano National Park; Braulio Carillo National Park

  • Experiential learning

    Tree planting; local exchange; EARTH University

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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