9-day Essential Costa Rica

Our Most Popular Costa Rica Student Trip!

This Costa Rica student trip is designed especially for teachers looking for an itinerary packed with a variety of educational activities and opportunities to interact with the local people and communities. Your group gets to choose from several of EcoTeach’s cultural and educational experiences.  Assist a leatherback turtle as she lays her eggs, interact with local schoolchildren, relax on a beautiful white sand beach, visit an indigenous community, spend a night or two with a local Costa Rican family, work side by side with members of a sustainable community or hike through the cloud forest.

Read the full Costa Rica Essential itinerary.

The Highlights:

  • A customizable itinerary designed for teachers planning a Costa Rica student trip.
  • Help protect endangered sea turtles at a turtle conservation station on the Caribbean Coast.
  • Walk the beaches in search of nesting leatherback turtles, have a chance to collect eggs and relocate to a safe hatchery.
  • Stay in a cloud forest community and choose from a variety of different locally organized activities like artisan workshops and sugarcane processing.
  • Spend the night with a local host family and experience rural life firsthand.
  • Relax on a perfect white sand beach and swim in the warm Caribbean ocean.
  • Make this Costa Rica student trip uniquely yours as you choose from a variety of places to travel and things to do!

Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    9 day / 8 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round (turtle work only available March to July)
  • 2024 Program Fee:
    From $2095 land
  • 2025 Program Fee:
    From $2195 land
  • Program Fee Includes:
    Bi-lingual Costa Rican Guide, accommodations, private in-country transportation, meals, activity & entrance fees.
  • Free Travel for Trip Leaders:
    Trip leader travels for free (land + air) with 7 paying participants.
  • Notes:
    Rafting or ziplining can be added for $75 per paying participant.