The Perfect Student Adventure

The Perfect Student Adventure
(9 Days)

Expand your students’ cultural horizons and comfort zones on this service-learning and adventure journey throughout Costa Rica.

Dive into the Tico culture for two full days in San Carlos while doing community service, homestay and interactions with a family cooperative.

Absorb the rainforest energy while zipping through the trees on a canopy tour and rushing down whitewater rapids in Sarapiqui.

Finish off and celebrate the good deeds done with a day at the beach exploring tropical sandy coves and the swaying of the Caribbean palms in Puerto Viejo.

Student Group Journeys

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Trip Details

Length: 8 nights / 9 days


Waterfall gardens, Canopy Tour, White water rafting, Coastal hike, Wildlife Rescue Center, Homestay, cultural immersion and community service.

Regions visited:

San Jose, Poas (Volcano), San Carlos (Northern Plains), Sarapiqui (Atlantic rainforest), and the Southern Caribbean Coast


All in-country transportation; all meals; all accommodations; all activities; service project coordination and materials; 1-3 trip leaders depending on the number of participants; teachers FOC depending on the number of students
Does not include: Airfare, tips or taxes


Day 1 – Arrival in San Jose. Sleep hotel in San Jose.

Day 2 – La Paz Waterfall Gardens, transfer to San Carlos for service learning/home stay intro and expereince. Home stay.

Day 3 – Full day of community service. Home stay.

Day 4 – Full day of community service, hike through community reserve and closing comunal festivity. Home stay.

Day 5 – Travel to Sarapiqui followed by Canopy Tour. Sleep hotel in Sarapiqui.

Day 6 – White water rafting and transfer to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast. Sleep hotel in Puerto Viejo.

Day 7 – Coastal hike through the Gandoca-Manzanillo Reserve followed by beach time. Sleep hotel in Puerto Viejo.

Day 8 – Visit a dynamic wildlife rescue center, sourvenir shopping and transfer to San Jose. Evening trip closure ceremony. Sleep hotel in San Jose.

Day 9 – Fly home.