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Get a taste of “pura vida” — the pure life — when you join us for some of our favorite learning adventures in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Educational Trips and Tours

Experience the “Pura Vida” way of life through Costa Rica educational tours with Road Scholar. We have a diverse range of the best Costa Rica tours to choose from. You can explore the depths of the rainforest, identify bird species endemic to Costa Rica, or get a taste of the world’s best coffee and chocolate. No matter the program you choose, you’ll be paired with lifelong learners from diverse backgrounds eager to discover the world just like you.  Take a look at Road Scholar tours in Costa Rica and book your experience today.


How Costa Rica Tours Can Be Educational 

Costa Rica is one of the most diverse countries on the planet, home to an estimated 5% of the world’s species within 12 key ecological zones. Costa Rica is home to more than 500,000 species, and approximately 25% of Costa Rica’s land is protected by three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 27 national parks. 

At Road Scholar, our trips to Costa Rica provide privileged access to unique experiences that allow you to connect with the culture and environment around you. Whether you’re exploring Costa Rica’s volcanic peaks or walking along the white-sandy beaches, you’ll learn from local experts about Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity, healthy lifestyle, and more.

In addition to learning about the lush landscape and various animal species that inhabit this Central American country, you’ll also learn about the people around you. Our Costa Rica small group travel programs bring together people from all walks of life, from families to solo travelers, retirees to business professionals, and couples to intellectuals. On each trip to Costa Rica, you’ll engage in spirited conversations, returning with lifelong memories and friends.

At Road Scholar, our goal is to make education accessible to all, which is why we offer one-of-a-kind travel tours across the world, including our Costa Rica educational tours. If you’re looking to partake in an excursion to the tropical climate of this inspiring country, book your Costa Rica tour with Road Scholar today.


Road Scholar Tours in Costa Rica

Whether you’re looking for Costa Rica tours for seniors or Costa Rica family travel packages, Road Scholar has you covered. We offer an expansive collection of educational travel programs that people of all ages and abilities can partake in. As the land of endless opportunities, you can hike cloud forests and down volcanic trails, study delicate ecosystems and go birding with experts who can help you identify some of the rarest winged animals on the planet.

As you browse through our Costa Rica educational tours, you’ll be able to filter based on your interests, desired activity level, length of stay, and price, so you can find an experience that suits your interests. We’re committed to providing engaging and memorable educational travel experiences, so you can learn more about the people, cultures, and environments around you.

Here are a few of our favorite and most popular Costa Rica tours. 


The Best of Costa Rica

Rafting, birding, crocodiles, farm visits, hiking and more on the Road Scholar 12-day Costa Rica tour, exploring its natural wonders. This Road Scholar Costa Rica program offers travelers the chance to explore and learn about the country’s iconic ecosystems. 

Naturalists take travelers through rainforests, wetlands, and transition zones. Visit local farms and participate in cultural activities in rural communities. Hike through the Punta Leona cloud forest and marvel at the Arenal Volcano. This tour sells out quickly, so book now! 


Three Jewels In Paradise

Road Scholar’s nine-day exploration takes travelers through the magical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park, into a private cloud forest reserve, and through the Pacific rainforest. On these tours through the jewels of Costa Rica, guests will learn about gourmet coffee production in one of the world’s best places to grow coffee beans, raft down the Savegre River, and look for giant crocodiles on a boat ride on the Tarcoles River.


Colorful Costa Rica with Family

Costa Rica is a paradise for children, with its abundance of unusual animals and colorful scenery. Marvel at the Scarlet Macaws flying overhead.  Search for slow sloths and howler monkeys in the rainforest. Zipline through the jungle and sail along the rivers. On this week-long journey to Costa Rica, your family will explore and learn together about the spectacular ecosystems of Costa Rica. 


Multi-Sport Adventure

Swim in the warm emerald Pacific waters, meander through lush tropical rainforests, and even learn an authentic Latin dance on this 11-day Costa Rica tour that focuses on activity. From hiking to river rafting, swimming to kayaking, this immersive Costa Rica educational tour is physical and educational. Travelers will learn about tropical conservation and explore Pre-Columbian ruins in Turrialba. Road Scholar has planned an unforgettable tour of adventure and learning on this multi-sport adventure. 


Best Time To Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica has amazing offerings every month of the year, depending on what your goals are for your trip. September is a great month to snorkel the ocean waters and visit the volcanoes and cloud forests. The wet months last from May to October, which can be a beautiful time to see wildlife and rainforests.  Waves are good year-round for those who want to learn to surf or are already avid surfers. Sea turtles are nesting and hatching year-round, and the zip lines are open, rain or shine. You just can’t go wrong visiting during any season in Costa Rica! 


Book Your Costa Rica Adventure Today

To prepare for your Costa Rica tour, make sure to read through our Costa Rica travel guide. Here, you’ll find a collection of travel tips, such as what to pack, information about Costa Rica, its history, and geography, and the top must-see destinations. Become a Road Scholar today through one of our Costa Rica educational tours that will allow you to explore crystal clear waters, immaculate cuisine, lush rainforests and more.

Enroll in a program to visit Costa Rica today!