Costa Rica Geography and Earth Sciences

10 days/9 nights

From only £2509pp

Overview

10 days/9 nights From only £2509pp

Costa Rica offers geography students a plethora of breath-taking national parks, captivating rainforest and relaxing beaches.   The tour combines explorations in San Jose and the Central Valley, Sarapiqui, the Northern plains and Arenal Volcano National Park along with relaxing in Dominical.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK. 

  • Day 2

    Full day in San Jose.  Lunch at local restaurant. 

  • Day 3

    Full day in Sarapiqui area via Braulio Carrillo National Park.  Nocturnal night walk.

  • Day 4

    Le Selva Biological Station. Sarapiqui Conservation Learning Centre. Optional: Latin dancing lesson. 

  • Day 5

    Travel to Arenal Volcano area. Explore La Fortuna town.   EcoCenter Danaus.

  • Day 6

    Natural History walk at Arenal National Park.  Lunch.  Sky Tram and Sky Trek.

  • Day 7

    Full day in Dominical.

  • Day 8

    Marino Ballenna National Park.  Lunch at the beach.  ASANA.

  • Day 9

    Free time.  Transfer to San Jose. 

  • Day 10

    Departure to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Discover the cultural and archaeological heritage of Costa Rica - gold artefacts, figures and coins.
  • The Sarapiqui River is surrounded by lowland tropical rain-forest along with plantations of sugar cane, coffee, bananas and cocoa trees.
  • Discover the fascinating culture of the Malekus indigenous peoples on an immersive tour, led by an expert guide.
  • Playa Dominicalito is a popular surfing beach located just south of Dominicial. This beach town is surrounded by a lush ecosystem (plantations, estuaries, mangroves and marshes) with the coastline boasting cascading cliffs, deep blue ocean and scenic views.
  • Punta Dominical is located at the southern end of Playa Dominicalito, from here you will see lush green land merge with the ocean, waves crashing onto the rocky shore and perfect sunsets.
  • The Nauyaca Waterfalls is one of Costa Rica's most dramatic - a 200 foot drop complete with a deep natural swimming pool and stunning forest surroundings.
  • See reptiles from Costa Rica and all around the world, including tortoises, crocodiles, lizards and poision dart frogs.
  • Downtown Jose is a great place to shop, especially for souvenirs, for a more authentic experience head to Mercado Central.