Manuel Antonio: Endangered Species Expedition
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Manuel Antonio: Endangered Species Expedition

Join for a Scientific Adventure in Costa Rica!


9 Days / 8 Nights



Begin your Costa Rican experience by exploring the Arenal Volcano, Venado Caves, and La Fortuna waterfalls! Students will learn about unique species of endangered frogs, butterflies, and monkeys, and navigate the cloud forest canopy of Monteverde on an exhilarating ziplining tour! Throughout the program students will learn about biodiversity, habitat sustainability and human impact.  Students then travel from mountains to sea to the Manuel Antonio National Park, where they’ll observe Howler and Capuchin monkeys that call the park home. Snorkeling in the reefs and exploring the marine life give students the complete Costa Rican experience!


























Curriculum and Trip Highlights:


  • Hike the Arenal Volcano National Park > become a volcanologist for a day!
  • Community Service at a rural elementary school
  • Work on an ECO-FARM and learn about sustainable farming
  • Spend a relaxing evening in the natural hot springs of the volcanic region
  • Study unique species of frogs at a frog and snake menagerie
  • Learn about the adaptation made in order to thrive in their specific environment
  • Monteverde Canopy Tour > a zip line tour of the cloud forest
  • Visit Butterfly Garden
  • Learn the etymology of butterflies, beetles, scorpions and more
  • Tour the mangroves along the Tempisque River with ECMAR (The National Marine Science Station)
  • Tour a private rain forest complete with hanging bridges and natural swimming holes
  • At Manuel Antonia National Park > observe Howler and the endangered Capuchin monkeys
  • Learn how the local community supports this threatened species
  • Snorkel tour on a dinnertime cruise near the reefs and explore the marine life.  
  • See dolphins swimming in the boat's wake and feeding on the amazing California Flying Fish
  • Traverse several different ecosystems while white water rafting through a Costa Rican river





Your 9 Days / 8 Nights Program Includes:


  • All accommodations
  • Private in-country transportation
  • Bi-lingual naturalist guide
  • All meals
  • All activity and entrance fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additionally, Scholastic Expeditions provides basic medical, dental and accidental insurance package

2019 Dates:

June 21st to June 29th

July 10th to July 18th 


Price : Student $3550.00 - Adult $3750


Additional Travel Protection:


Scholastic Expeditions provides basic medical, dental and accidental insurance at no cost to the traveller. Travelers can however purchase additional travel protection.


For more information on cost and coverage, please download the information sheet.