From the turtles to the treetops, explore the incredible biodiversity that makes Costa Rica truly unique. As you observe the coastal nesting ground of green sea turtles, float down twisting and turning canals, scan the rainforest canopy for endangered species and relax in a geothermal hot spring, you’ll understand why scientists and educators from around the world come to study Costa Rica’s rich ecosystems.


Day 1: Fly to Costa Rica
Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 2: San José • Tortuguero
Travel via Braulio Carrillo National Park to Siquirres
Travel by boat to Tortuguero
Explore Tortuguero Village on your own

Day 3: Tortuguero
Enjoy a boat ride through the Tortuguero canals
Take a guided hike of Tortugero National Park

Day 4: Tortuguero • Sarapiquí
Travel by boat to Siquirres

Travel to Sarapiquí
Sarapiquí canopy tour
Zip lines 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 excursion reaches heights of 90 feet and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Travelers must weigh below 200lbs to participate.

Day 5: Sarapiquí • Arenal region
Whitewater rafting
Experience the thrill and excitement of whitewater rafting on this excursion! Use teamwork to navigate a path through the free-flowing waters of the Sarapiquí River rapids level 2-3, all while admiring the lush Costa Rican scenery as you pass by stretches of tropical forest.

Travel to the Arenal region
Day 6: Arenal region
Enjoy a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal
Visit La Fortuna Waterfall
Visit the Arenal hot springs

Day 7: Arenal region • Guanacaste
Travel to Guanacaste
Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Day 8: Guanacaste
Take a boat tour in Palo Verde National Park

Enjoy a snorkeling activity

Day 9: Depart for home
Fly home from the Liberia airport

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