School Adventure - Costa Rica Walks & Wildlife
Costa Rica, School Expeditions, 15 days - from £1,895 (land only) - from €2,655 (land only) - from $3,060 (land only)
- A great wildlife discovery trek - through rain and cloud forest
- Learn about the Geology of this volcanic landscape
- Explore the Corcovado National Park by boat
- Trek on the slopes of Arenal Volcano
- See a wide range of wildlife including the elusive quetzal
With its tropical rainforest, active volcanoes, deserted beaches, colourful wildlife, perfect climate and friendly people, Costa Rica is a great destination for a school group and well named the ‘jewel of Central America'. We begin our amazing adventure holiday with some scenic hiking beneath Volcan Arenal and on Rincon de la Vieja, where we climb to the crater rim for views of its bubbling lake. Heading south, we stop off at the Pacific beach town of Dominical, before embarking on a 3-day trek into the Corcovado National Park. Journeying by boat and including a trip out to Cano Island for hiking and snorkelling, we will be on the lookout for dolphins, whales and turtles. Our wildlife bonanza holiday is rounded off as we go in search of quetzals and other exotic bird species at San Gerardo de Dota and in the El Copal Reserve. This walking and wildlife holiday takes us to the lesser-known places away from the crowds, yet allows us to experience the best of this remarkable country.
Is this holiday for you?
This adventure tour is designed to be an exploration of the fantastic wildlife and landscapes of Costa Rica. It is not intended to be a long or continuous walking holiday. We have a couple of days which are 6 hour walks, which will be through the forest, and we may experience slippery mud underfoot as rain showers are not unusual in Costa Rica. The main focus during these walks will be looking for wildlife and observing the different climatic zones and types of rainforest. A fun and interesting way for your pupils to learn outside the classroom. We spend some time on boats admiring the forest, beaches and islands - so you should not have a fear of water! The majority of the holiday is leisurely, with a number of short and longer walks and other activities. We have one night where we have to carry our own belongings to the rustic forest lodge, our main baggage will go with the vehicle.