Trips in this category: Student Tours

10-day Turtles and Rainforest Student Science Trip

Making Science Fun in Costa Rica!

Hands-on scientific research immersion for students in Costa Rica! Explore Veragua Rainforest Park's 4,000 acre private reserve and learn about global sustainability at the grassroots level. Work with local researchers and study bats, butterflies, insects, owls and frogs. Travel to the Caribbean Coast and spend two nights helping to protect nesting leatherback sea turtles at a sea turtle conservation project. Help tag turtles, transplant eggs to a protected area or release hatchlings into the ocean.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)
  • Trip Length:
    10 day / 9 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)

9-day Costa Rica Caribbean Ecology Trip

Work with turtles on the coast & conduct research at Veragua Rainforest Park

Explore the ecology, ecosystems and people of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Help protect leatherback sea turtles, participate in research at Veragua Rainforest Park, tour a small family farm and swim in the warm Caribbean waters of Cahuita National Park.

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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, 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:
    mid-March through mid-July (during the turtle nesting and hatching season)

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. Participate in mangrove reforestation. Next, head to a small mountain community 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 to 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)

9-day Amazon Discovery Trip

Amazon rainforest, tropical ecology and cultural immersion

This Amazon trip focuses on experiential learning and each day offers a new perspective on the amazing Amazon! Students will explore Amazon biodiversity, indigenous cultures and spend a day of service in an Amazon village. The Amazon Discovery workshop is ideal for Winter term and Spring Break travel.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peruvian Amazon
  • Trip Length:
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round (ideal for Winter term and Spring break)