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11 Days | 10 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Enjoy the natural history, biodiversity and friendly attitude of Costa Rica in a non-strenuous way that allows you to learn the true meaning of “pura vida.” Discover the rainforest, Arenal Volcano and the Pacific coastline. Interact with Costa Ricans from campesinos (farmers) to small business owners and American expatriates. Experience Costa Rica by water on boat excursions exploring the Sarapiqui and Tarcoles rivers and an ocean canoe ride. This program has been specially designed to minimize walking and travel time and maximize opportunities to connect with your surroundings.


• Observe the Arenal Volcano from two prime vantage points and learn how scientists monitor its activity.
• Encounter the mighty crocodile and other creatures of the mangroves on a Tarcoles River boat excursion.
• Enjoy several opportunities for informal conversations with Costa Rican people.

Activity Notes

Walking distances the equivalent of a few blocks. As many of the activities as possible will be conducted in and around the lodges and hotels. Participants must be able to walk unassisted for short distances and climb a few steps as most of the program sites cannot accommodate wheelchairs or rollaters.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival San Jose, 1 night; coach to Sarapiqui, 3 nights; coach to Arenal, 3 nights; coach to Punta Leona, 2 nights; coach to San Jose, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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