COSTA RICA TREK

Information

Questions about this program? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us or sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions. Families already registered for this experience should email [email protected].

OVERVIEW

This two-week experience combines outdoor exploration and cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. Costa Rica is both stunning and rich in bio-diversity.

DESTINATION: Costa Rica
TRAVEL DATES


Jul 17 - Aug 3, 2023  Available

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 9-11
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~24 Hours
DURATION: 18 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST (REGULAR PRICE): $5,640

Price after November 17, 2022

Airfare cost to and from the program is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off in San Jose
  • Accommodations (hotels, bungalows & country lodging)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Medical insurance
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Chase clouds across hanging bridges in the rainforests of Costa Rica with us in Summer 2023! Teens will start their trip in San José, then kayak up the Pacific coastline in Jacó. You’ll learn why the Oxcart is Costa Rica’s most famous craft in the Puntarenas province, then head to the small town of La Fortuna, which sits at the base of Arenal Volcano National Park. We’ll also spend time working alongside local teens to maintain trails, tag butterflies, harvest crops, and make an impact on sustainability and ecotourism in the region with unique direct service opportunities.

Moments of the trip that will get your heart racing the fastest:

  • Feeling the pulse of the La Fortuna waters crashing over the falls
  • Sinking into the Baldi Hot Springs, some of the purest in the world
  • Ziplining through the rainforest on a canopy adventure in Los Sueños
IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? While Costa Rica Trek is designed for active teens, the program is appropriate for most. Do not worry about needing to be super outdoorsy to enjoy yourself. The outdoor activities are only meant to complement the overall touring, most of which is still bus-based. The ultimate aim of Costa Trek is to provide teens with a more active way to experience the country through the beauty of its terrain. See you on the trails!

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore cloud forests as you zip-line through Costa Rica’s rainforests


Hike to an active volcano and take a dip in a hot springs thermal pool


Search for jungle wildlife on a nighttime safari


Get up close to crocodiles and more wildlife on the Tárcoles Bridge


Go kayaking on the Pacific Ocean and relax on the beach


Descend to La Fortuna Waterfall—which sits at the base of the dormant Chat volcano—and cool off in the swimming hole


Meet with local Costa Rican teens and take part in meaningful service projects


Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose‘s Jewish community


PROGRAM REVIEWS

BBYO Menorah White

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