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Trips in this category: Costa Rica Student Tours

9-Day Costa Rica Caribbean Ecology Trip

Work with turtles & conduct research at Veragua Rainforest Park

Explore the ecology, ecosystems and people of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Participate in sea turtle conservation, spend an afternoon with an indigeneous community, participate in research at Veragua Rainforest Research Park and spend a night on a small family farm.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)
  • Trip Length:
    9 days / 8 nights

10-day Costa Rica Coast to Coast

Turtle Conservation & Tropical Forest Exploration

Patrol sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean Coast, participate in a community reforestation project, spend a night with a local farm family, explore Arenal Volcano National Park and then travel to the northeastern region of the country to explore Rincon de la Vieja. Along the way, visit Pacific beaches, raft, zip line, hike and more!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    March through Mid-July.

8 day Costa Rica Conservation Meets Cultural Immersion

Osa Peninsula turtle work & sustainable community visit

The perfect combination of conservation work and meaningful cultural immersion. Work side by side with local biologists to monitor local sea turtle populations and participate in mangrove reforestation. Then, head into the cloud forest and visit the town of Providencia to explore the cloud forest and engage in community activities.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Length:
    8 days/ 7 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round

9-day Essential Costa Rica

Our Most Popular Costa Rica Student Trip!

This Costa Rica student trip is packed with a variety of educational activities. You customize your own itinerary by selecting from a list of projects, places and educational experiences. You might assist a leatherback turtle as she lays her eggs, visit with local schoolchildren, spend a day with an indigenous community or work with members of a sustainable community in the cloud forest.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    9 day / 8 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round (turtle work only available March through July)

11-day Classic Costa Rica

Turtle Work, Indigenous Community & Family Stays

Travel to the Caribbean Coast to patrol the beaches for nesting sea turtles, spend a night or two with a local farm family, participate in a local reforestation project, visit an indigenous community and fly through the rainforest on a zipline tour.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    11 day/10 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)

10-day Costa Rica & Nicaragua Exploration

Culture & Ecology

Spend a few nights on a small, family-run farm, visit a local elementary school, take a canopy tour and work with monkeys, sloths and more at Asis Wildlife Rescue Center. Hike the trails of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, explore the colonial town of Granada, visit Coyote Hill (a former prison) and visit the artisan town of Masaya.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Length:
    10 day / 9 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round

11-day Wilds of Costa Rica

Osa Peninsula turtle work & cloud forest community visit

Travel to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast and work with local researchers on an in-water turtle monitoring program to catch, study and release sea turtles. Next, head to the small town of Providencia located in the cloud forest and known for its sustainable lifestyle, hospitality, amazing hiking and rock climbing. Here, participate in community activities like pulping fruit, making cheese or crushing sugar cane.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    11 day / 10 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round