8577
Costa Rica
A Taste of Costa Rica
Hike cloud forests and volcanic trails, learn about biodiversity and delicate ecosystems and savor the art of coffee making and good conversation as you discover authentic Costa Rica.
Rating (4.97)
Program No. 8577RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
1,749
Special Offer
Flights start at
455
Getting There
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At a Glance

Low-level clouds drift through the sweet cedar and hanging moss. Even in dim sunlight, the orchid’s flowers brighten your path as you hike. In this interdisciplinary introduction to Costa Rica, learn about the nation’s rain and cloud forests and the inseparable bond between the people and the land. Explore volcanic terrain and tropical gardens, as well as culture and history. Meet residents in local communities for an intimate experience of this peaceful nation.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1.5 hours a day over uneven trails in hot and humid conditions. Elevations up to 6,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike through the mystical cloud forest at Monteverde and experience the thrill of white water rafting at Sarapiqui.
  • Enjoy scenic views of Arenal Volcano from up in the rainforest canopy during a walk on a combination of nature trails and hanging bridges.
  • An interactive presentation introduces an important gourmet coffee roaster in Costa Rica.
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Gloriana Sanchez
Gloriana Sanchez liked swimming and snorkeling on Costa Rica’s beaches from an early age and became interested in marine biology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in that field from Costa Rica’s national university, where she also pursued graduate studies. She has been involved in projects studying caiman, sea turtles, the green iguana and edible snails. Outgoing by nature, Gloriana enjoys sharing her biological knowledge with lifelong learners. She has traveled extensively in the U.S.A., Central America and Africa.
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Gloriana Sanchez
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