We leave the school at 7a.m. and begin our morning drive through the beautiful Costa Rican mountains. Then, we will paddle down 10 kilometers of intense rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc”. As you descend down this beautiful class 2-3 river, you’ll be able to enjoy the view of the lush greenery, vines and different types of insects, birds and animals. Bilingual guides will point out monkeys, sloths and toucans all while you and your crew fight the roaring rapids!
Once you are finished, we will have private changing rooms and showers and will be ready to provide you a delicious lunch. You will be served a typical Costa Rican meal and will be given the chance to purchase photos from your rafting experience.
Afterwards, as we start heading back to Alajuela we will stop in the beautiful cloud forest and head on your next adventure, ziplining. This canopy tour has twelve exciting runs through the cloud forest, the last one being the famous superman ride which zips you head first across a valley and provides amazing aerial views of the surrounding mountains, rivers and land. When you are done, we will head back to Alajuela and drop you back off at your hotel.
Ready for an Adventure?
Explore the Culture, Witness the Nature
We’ll leave the school at 8 a.m. and head North into the mountains. Our route will take us through miles of coffee plantations, the quaint town of Poas and endless farms of strawberries soaking up the lush volcanic soil. The volcano is home to a crater over 1.5 km wide and is one of the world’s largest existing geysers. The national park it lives in contains some of the richest animal life and vegetation in the country. The tour includes a 30 minute hike through this wonderland and ends at the Volcano’s crater lagoon.
We’ll then head to the craft center of Sarchi. Home to hundreds of local artisans, known for their pottery, basketry, and their famous oxcarts, the town boasts plenty of opportunity to practice your Spanish and interact with shopkeepers.
Lastly, we’ll head to the picturesque city of Grecia. Once known as the “Cleanest Little Town” in Latin America, Grecia is home to quiet streets, a beautiful central park and the Catedral de la Mercedes. The church was prefabricated in Belgium in 1897, shipped to Costa Rica, in pieces and carried by oxcarts to Grecia from the Caribbean.