Costa Rica Exchange Program

The Costa Rica Exchange Program is designed for the students who want a total immersion program along with embedded adventures!  The students will stay with Costa Rican Families chosen by the school in the area.  The Costa Ricans will then come to the US and stay with the families of the students they had hosted .

 

There are numerous activities and outings within the program designed to introduce the county, as well as culture, food, and family life to the exchange students.

Teachers Travel Free

One teacher travels free for every 6  passengers.  

Customized Tours

In just one phone call we can organize the trip you and your students have been dreaming about, no matter what your group size!

Never share your group!

You will only  travel with your own group and you never have to share buses or hotel rooms with strangers!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1    Depart

Flight to San José, Costa Rica

Meet your host families at the airport

Family Stay in Palmares

Day 2    Palmares

Spend the morning with your families

In the afternoon attend a Welcome Party for the group

Day  3    Palmares

Spend the day with your families

Day 4    Naranjo

Farming tour in Naranjo

The students will have the chance to eat typical food prepared by the farmers, milk cows, and learn about the process of sugar cane

 Visit local artisans

Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 5   Tortugua Island Park

Private Coach Bus excursion from Palmares 

Stop in Puntarenas

Take a Catamaran to Tortuga Island, a paradise Pacific Island

Tropical fruits, beverages, and Ceviche will be served on the Catamaran!

Activities:  Swimming, snorkeling, banana boat, paddling and hiking

Lunch is included

Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 6      Palmares

 Soccer Game for the American and Costa Rican Students

Day 7      Arenal Volcano -Hot Springs

Private Coach Bus Excursion to the Arenal Volcano area  

Enjoy amazing views of the rain forest

Stop in Baldi Hot Springs

Soak in the 24 different pools at the hot springs

Lunch is included

 Return to your families for overnight and dinner

 

Day 6    Palmares - Hiking Tour

Full day hiking tour in Palmares

Explore Natural reserves, plant trees and contribute to the environment

Watch a presentation of conservation of environment

Enjoy a Typical Lunch and coffee break

Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 7    Monteverde - Zip lining

Private Coach Bus excursion to Monteverde

Zip Lining through the Cloud Forest

Lunch

 Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 8    Paso Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Garden

Private Coach Bus excursion to

Poas Volcano area

See the largest crater in the world

Visit the most beautiful La PazWaterfall Garden

Watch exotic species of birds and monkeys, reptiles, and exotic felines such as jaguars, ocelots and many more

Visit the Butterfly Garden, Insectarium

Lunch

Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 9  School in Palmares

Take Spanish Classes at the local High School 

Day 10   Coffee Tour

Private Coach Bus excursion to Naranjo

Visit the Espiritu Santo Coffee planation

Learn about coffee planting process – Espiritu Santo

Have lunch at Sarchi and see the largest oxcart in the world

Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 11 San Jose

Private Coach Bus Excursion to San Jose

Visit the Gold Museum

Jade Museum

National Stadium

Last stop in Multiplaza Mall for lunch and shopping!

Return to your families for overnight and dinner

Day 12    Farewell Party

Farewell Party Organized by the Costa Rican Families to say good bye to the American friends

Gift exchange!

Day 13    Flight Home!

The price of your tour includes the following

Round Trip Airfare on a major carrier

Ground Transportation including Transfers,Coach Buses and Trains

Breakfast & Dinners

Local Tour Escorts and Guides

Accommodations in centrally located Hotels

Entrances and Guided Tours as per Program

Comprehensive Travel Insurance