Costa Rica, 8 Day Exploration Program

Costa Rica, 8 Day Exploration Program

Costa Rica is a country of exuberant natural beauty,  which will offer students various options  of ecological tourism, sharing with Costa Rican families, and also learn the best that Costa Rican culture offers.

Day 1 – Arrive to San José
Meet California College Bound coordinators and
transportation to accommodation.

Day 2 – Irazú Volcano and trip to Pérez Zeledón
Morning: Visit Irazú Volcano National Park to Learn about
Geology.
Afternoon: 3 hour Trip to Pérez Zeledón province of
Costa Rica.
Evening: Meet with host families.

Day 3 – Volunteer project at local schools

Morning: Cultural Exchange with ESL students

Afternoon-Evening: Visit the York University Campus” Las Nubes” to learn more about Ecology in Costa Rica. Student welcome  and exploration of local Rain forest.

Day 4 – Trip to “Boruca” Indigenous Reserve
Morning: Student trip to the indigenous reserve. Explore indigenous cultures and paint a wooden mask. Students will join a “Boruca” native culture course.

Evening: Evening activity with host family

Day 5 – Volunteer project at “ Los Cusingos” Biological Reserve

Morning: Volunteer experience with Nature park ranger see wildlife in its natural habitat and learn about nature preservation.
Afternoon: Visit to the Alexander Skutch Museum.

Evening: Student and community activities with the community development associations and local government.

Day – 6 Manuel Antonio National Park
Morning: 3-hour trip to Costa Rica National Park.

Afternoon: Guided walk to explain the importance of the national parks in Costa Rica and explore birds of Costa Rica. Student Spanish lesson regarding nature and animals.

Evening: Share with host family.

Day 7 – Hot Spring Waters and Butterfly Garden
Morning: Trip to the natural Hot Spring Waters.

Afternoon: Lunch and trip to Casa Alegría Butterfly Garden.

Evening: Farewell Dinner and event with host families and local community leaders.

Day 8 – Return to San José to return home
Morning: 3 hour ride to San José and return to Airport.