Excursions

Center for International Programs

Excursion package A

2 WEEKEND + 2 DAY TOURS 
First excursion: Weekend Excursion (Friday to Sunday)
Second excursion: Weekend Excursion (Friday to Sunday)
Third excursion: Day Excursion
Fourth excursion: Day Excursion

NOTE: Excursions are planned according to the weather.

Excursion package B

1 WEEKEND + 2 DAY TOURS
First excursion: Weekend Excursion (Friday to Sunday)
Second excursion: Day Excursion
Third excursion: Day Excursion

NOTE: Excursions are planned according to the weather.

Excursion package C

1 WEEKEND + 1 DAY TOUR
First excursion: Weekend Excursion (Friday to Sunday)
Second excursion: Day Excursion

NOTE: Excursions are planned according to the weather.

Sample Weekend Excursions

Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Enjoy the majesty of the Arenal volcano and the wide variety of birds and mammals that take refuge in the nearby man-made lake. Then head to Monteverde, a private reserve dedicated to the conservation of the area’s flora and fauna and the development of new ways of conserving the environment.

Includes: transportation, accommodations, breakfast, visit to the hot springs and La Fortuna waterfall (by horse or car), jeep-boat ride, canopy tour and transportation from La Fortuna to Monteverde.

Rio Celeste National Park

Travel to the Rio Celeste where minerals mix together in the river to create beautiful turquoise water. This location is known as one of the wonders of Costa Rica.

Includes: transportation, accommodations, food, entrance, walks and guides.

Caribbean Coast

This is a weekend trip to Puerto Viejo and the city of Limon. Limon is the capital of Costa Rica’s Afro-Caribbean culture, with English-based dialects that have survived due to the natural barriers between the central valley and the Caribbean coast.

Includes: transportation, accommodations, breakfast, snorkeling tour and a visit to an indigenous reserve and Kekoldi.

Sample Day Excursions

Poas Volcano and La Paz waterfall

This is one of the most spectacular volcanoes in the country. The crater, which is 1 kilometer in diameter and 314 meters deep, is one of the largest in the world.

Includes: transportation, lunch, visit to a coffee plantation, butterfly and hummingbird garden, walk to the waterfall and entrance to Poas Volcano.

Departure: 7AM Return: 5PM

Canopy Tour

Choose from Poas or San Lorenzo. Explore the rain forest on ropes, soaring amongst the treetops. Appreciate first-hand the great biodiversity that nature has to offer. Tour companies use quality equipment for these tours, and visitors are secured with harnesses and safety lines. Fly between bridges and platforms that are 15-27 meters of the ground.

Includes: transportation, lunch, entrance and guide.

Departure: 7AM Return: 4PM

City Tour of San Jose

This is a perfect opportunity for those who love cultural tourism. It is a half-day trip through the city of San Jose, visiting the National Theatre, the National Museum, the prestigious University of Costa Rica, various government buildings, the center of San Jose and beautiful residential areas.

Includes: transportation and guide.

Departure: 8AM Return: 2PM

Sarchi Artists and Cart Making

Known as the birthplace of Costa Rican art, Sarchi is the perfect place to view the artistic techniques of our country. You will see leather working, jewelry, bronze casting, wood carving and more. Purchase beautiful hand-made crafts to remind you of your stay in colorful Costa Rica.

Includes: transportation, lunch and entrance fee.

Departure: 8AM Return: 4PM

Irazu Volcano, Cartago and Orosi

One of the active volcanoes closest to the country’s capital, located just 1.5 hours from San Jose. Nearby is the Orosi valley, one of the richest agricultural zones in Costa Rica, created by volcanic ash.

Includes: transportation, lunch and entrance.

Departure: 8AM Return: 4PM