Overview

 Highlights


  • Learn about remarkable biodiversity in the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Visit Costa Rica's National Biodiversity Institute and Pacuare Turtle Project
  • Sea Kayak along the mangrove-lined estuaries of Manuel Antonio
  • Take a Whitewater Rafting journey down the Pacuare River
  • Explore the prehistoric Venada Caves and nearby hot springs
  • Option to include service learning projects that address UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Tailor this Costa Rica school trip to suit your school's needs & wishes

For budding nature & biology students it would be hard to beat the National Parks and reserves of Costa Rica. From our well-appointed lodges, campsites and hotels, our experienced guides lead students on day walks and night excursions through pristine rainforests and cloud canopies to view the pristine biological diversity that calls Costa Rica home. Expect to view scarlet macaws and howler monkeys, hummingbirds, toucans and birds of prey to name a few. The Monteverde Cloud Forest alone boasts an incredible biodiversity with 400 species of birds, 2500 species of plants, 120 species of amphibians and 100 species of mammals. With 8 suspension bridges and almost 3 kms of treetop walkways crisscrossing through the forest canopy, our time spent in the cloud forest is exhilarating. This immersive school trip also includes a visit to the Pacuare Turtle Project and the National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) to further enhance our education outside of the classroom. The trip includes loads of time for adventure with activities such as Sea Kayaking at Manuel Antonio and whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in San Jose

Day 2

Pacuare, White Water Rafting/Rain Forest Hike & Zip Lining at El Nido del Tigre

Day 3

Rain Forest Hike & Butterfly Farm - Pacuare Reserve

Day 4

Pacuare Turtle Project

Day 5

Transfer to Arenal/Asis Anila Rescue and Danaus Eco Centre night tour

Day 6

Venado Caves Tour / Eco thermal Hot Springs

Day 7

Transfer to Monteverde/Trek to Station

Day 8

Diurnal and Nocturnal Activity in Monteverde

Day 9

Trek out of Monteverde and transfer to Manuel Antonio

Day 10

Manuel Antonio/ Sea kayaking in Isla Damas

Day 11

Coffee Tour/ Transfer to San Jose

Day 12

Depart San Jose


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Life Below Water:  Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Life On Land:  Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Sustainable Cities And Communities:  There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Grading

Introductory to Moderate


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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