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Costa Rica

Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure

Come discover the meaning of “pura vida” and see why there’s no better place to raft, hike, kayak and learn authentic Latin dance than the protected waters and lands of Costa Rica.
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Program No. 19243RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,459
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
500
Costa Rica

Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure

Come discover the meaning of “pura vida” and see why there’s no better place to raft, hike, kayak and learn authentic Latin dance than the protected waters and lands of Costa Rica.
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,459
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
500
Program No. 19243 RJ

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DATES & PRICES

Standard
Accommodation Details

Standard

Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2023
Standard 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

DATES & PRICES

Hotel
Accommodation Details

Comfortable accommodations that meet our high standards.

Apr 4 - Apr 14, 2022
Hotel 2,579
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2022
Hotel 2,579
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

May 16 - May 26, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 7 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Jul 6 - Jul 16, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Jul 18 - Jul 28, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Aug 3 - Aug 13, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Sep 19 - Sep 29, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Sep 26 - Oct 6, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Nov. 4 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Jan 18 - Jan 28, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 28 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Jan 25 - Feb 4, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 4 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Feb 27 - Mar 9, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Mar. 9 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Apr 17 - Apr 27, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

May 10 - May 20, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Aug 14 - Aug 24, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Sep 20 - Sep 30, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

DATES & PRICES

Hotel
Accommodation Details

Comfortable accommodations that meet our high standards.

Mar 1 - Mar 11, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 3,079
Mar 14 - Mar 24, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 3,079
Apr 4 - Apr 14, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 2,579
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 2,579
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

May 16 - May 26, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 7 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Jul 6 - Jul 16, 2022
Hotel 2,659
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Jul 18 - Jul 28, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Aug 3 - Aug 13, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Sep 19 - Sep 29, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Sep 26 - Oct 6, 2022
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 2,459
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Nov. 4 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Nov 7 - Nov 17, 2022
SOLD OUT
Hotel 3,079
Jan 18 - Jan 28, 2023
Hotel 3,279
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 28 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Jan 25 - Feb 4, 2023
Hotel 3,279
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Feb. 4 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Feb 27 - Mar 9, 2023
Hotel 3,279
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Mar. 9 date of Program #20774- Costa Rica: Three Jewels in Paradise.

Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Apr 17 - Apr 27, 2023
Hotel 2,749
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

May 10 - May 20, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Aug 14 - Aug 24, 2023
Hotel 2,599
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

At a Glance

The emerald Pacific waters, lush tropical rainforest and volcanic landscapes of Costa Rica are home to an array of plant and animal species as diverse as any on earth. To truly learn about this natural abundance and the rich human culture that has developed around it, you must be immersed in the environment. From hiking to river rafting, swimming to kayaking, expand your mind on a quest to enliven your spirit amid Costa Rica’s tropical beauty, history and culture.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hikes on uneven terrain in tropical conditions; sea kayaking; swimming and rafting.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Hike to "El Ganador" — a 600-year-old Almendro tree.
  • Learn about tropical conservation and explore Pre-Columbian ruins in Turrialba.
  • Sway your hips as you exercise and learn the steps to an authentic Latin dance.
Featured Expert
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Erick Miranda
Erick Miranda hails from Costa Rica’s historic Heredia, a region dotted with coffee plantations and forests. As a young boy, he dreamed of becoming a naturalist guide. He attended a prestigious research center where he studied natural history and honed his interpretive skills. Erick has been a licensed naturalist guide and group leader for more than a decade, as well as a personal cross-training fitness coach. He has traveled extensively within Costa Rica and wishes to start adding some international destinations to his travel list.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Erick Miranda View biography
Erick Miranda hails from Costa Rica’s historic Heredia, a region dotted with coffee plantations and forests. As a young boy, he dreamed of becoming a naturalist guide. He attended a prestigious research center where he studied natural history and honed his interpretive skills. Erick has been a licensed naturalist guide and group leader for more than a decade, as well as a personal cross-training fitness coach. He has traveled extensively within Costa Rica and wishes to start adding some international destinations to his travel list.
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Lenin Duarte View biography
Lenin Duarte is a certified Costa Rican naturalist guide. He worked for many years as a resident naturalist at the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) La Selva Biological Field Station. One of the most exciting parts of that job included the opportunity to interact with biologists and participating in important research being conducted on site. Even after many years of leading groups, Lenin never tires of watching the excitement and wonder on visitors’s faces as they fall in love with the rainforest and its inhabitants.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths
by James Kavanagh
A handy, laminated fold-up card with color illustrations of Costa Rica’s more visible species of butterflies and moths. Includes the distinguishing markings or behaviors of each species.
Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics
by Steven Palmer (Editor), Ivan Molina (Editor)
A lively, literate sourcebook on the politics, economy and society of Costa Rica
Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change
by Richard Fisher
A complete primer for the volcano lover, this heavily illustrated book covers types of volcanoes and eruptions, worldwide distribution and the physics of their formation.
The Birds of Costa Rica
by Richard Garrigues, Robert Dean (Illustrator)
This new edition covers 903 species of birds with hundreds of new, supplemental or revised color illustrations by Robert Dean and revised color-coded range maps.
Nature of the Rainforest, Costa Rica and Beyond
by Adrian Forsyth, E.O. Wilson (Introduction), Michael Fogden (Photographer)
Our favorite biologist-writer returns to the Neotropics in this beautifully illustrated, oversized overview of the rainforest. With chapters on Monteverde and Guanacaste, plants, frogs and snakes, birds, monkeys and jaguars, the sloth, peculiar insects and biodioversity; A marvelous, anecdotal introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation.
Culture Smart! Costa Rica
by Jane Koutnik
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Costa Rican customs, etiquette and culture.
Costa Rican Spanish
by Lonely Planet
A pocket guide to understanding idioms, slang and Spanish as it is spoken by the Ticos.
Costa Rica Adventure Map
by National Geographic
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000.
Tropical Nature
by Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
The Sea Turtle, So Excellent a Fishe
by Archie Carr
An appreciative and informative account of the sea turtle, its ecology and field work in Costa Rica by the man who did so much to promote sea turtle research and conservation, first published in 1967. Karen Bjorndal, director of the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, brings the story up to date in a new foreword.
National Geographic Costa Rica
by Christopher P. Baker
This stylish and informative travel resource features 200 photographs, many maps and good information on the country's history, nature and culture.
The Monkey's Bridge, Mysteries of Evolution in Central America
by David Rains Wallace
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, Wallace often weaves his own travels in the region with a crisp overview of exploration, nature and evolution. Natural history buffs and ecologically minded travelers will appreciate this valuable resource.
Wild Costa Rica
by Adrian Hepworth
This beautiful, informative survey of the habitats, wildlife and protected areas of Costa Rica features 200 color photographs and chapters on natural history and conservation.
Costa Rica, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Barbara Ras
These 26 well-chosen stories by Costa Rican writers introduce the people, culture and land.
Costa Rican Wildlife
by Pocket Naturalist
Put it in your pocket! This handy, fold-up card includes color illustrations of dozens of typical birds, mammals and reptiles.
The Chocolate Tree, A Natural History of Cacao
by Allen M. Young
A rich concoction of cultural and natural history, archaeological evidence, botanical research, environmental activism and lush descriptions of the author's own adventures, The Chocolate Tree offers an appreciation of the plant and the environment that provide us with this Maya food of the gods.
The Ticos
by Richard Biesanz
This insightful, fact-filled portrait of the Costa Rican people details their culture, history and society.
Sea Kayaking, The Classic Manual for Touring, from Day Trips to Major Expeditions
by Freya Hoffmeister (Foreword), John Dowd
Once again fully updated, this 'kayaking bible' covers every known kayaking query, from essentials to advanced hazards. The expert advice is supplemented by black-and-white photos and some classic kayaking stories.
The Wildlife of Costa Rica, A Field Guide
by Twan Leenders, Robert Dean, Jim Zook, Fiona Reid
This guide includes 450 of the most common, interesting and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods that you are likely to encounter. Each has exquisite full-color illustrations.
Costa Rica, A Journey Through Nature
by Adrian Hepworth
Dividing the book by ecosystem and geographic area, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Hepworth's color photographs showcase the diversity of Costa Rica's wildlife and habitats.





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