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Aventuras Ticas

10-Day Guided Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion in Costa Rica
Starting from $ 3899.00
10-Day Program | Immerse yourself in tico life and natural history. Student group Spanish language immersion begins with a taste for the local way of life in Costa Rica! Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and appreciate the everyday Costa Rican lifestyle. Students will stay three days and nights with a volunteer familia tica (2-3 students per family) where their Spanish language skills learned in the classroom come to life in this unique language immersion experience in Latin America. On this student language immersion trip to Costa Rica, students participate in activities like touring a local farm, hiking the rainforest, visiting a volcano and exploring the natural wonders of this lush paradise.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

10 Day Immersion Program

Most Costs Included in Trip Pricing

Dedicated Planning Assistance

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • Poás Volcano
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Tirimbina Reserve
  • Pickup soccer game
  • Chocolate tour
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Hot springs
  • Organic farm visit
  • Zipline
  • School visit
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Walking tour of San José

Day 1 | Departure

Arrive in San José, transfer to your hotel. Included Meals: None

Day 2 | Family Stay

Begin your day with a refreshing hike through Poás Volcano National Park. After lunch continue on to the region of Sarapiquí, where you will spend the next three days and nights with your tico host family. Note: 2-3 students will be placed per family on this program.

Day 3 | Family Stay

Take in your tropical surroundings as you get to know your your tico host family. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Sarapiquí river.

Day 4 | Family Stay

Explore the trails and hanging bridges of Tirimbina Reserve. Later, enjoy una mejenga, a pickup soccer game, with your host community!

Day 5 | Arenal

Greet the day with a cacao tour to learn how chocolate is made. Then, bid farewell to your tico hosts and travel to Arenal volcano. Stop at a secluded waterfall, where you’ll hike down and take a dip in the refreshing pool below. Unwind from your fun-filled day with a relaxing dip in the area’s natural hot springs.

Day 6 | Arenal

Visit a local school where you will meet and connect with students just like you! Head to an organic tropical farm, where you will get to work with local farmers. Learn about tropical crops, squeeze sugar cane juice and more. Later, zipline through the vast jungle canopy!

Day 7 | Manuel Antonio

Head toward the Pacific coast and its gorgeous beaches. Keep your eyes peeled for sloths, crocodiles and colorful parrots along the way!

Day 8 | Manuel Antonio

Visit the lovely Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the country's most popular national parks due to its unique mix of beaches, tropical forest and abundant wildlife. Here you will have up-close views of white-faced capuchin and squirrel monkeys, sluggish sloths and iguanas.

Day 9 | San José

Explore the local town of Manuel Antonio and enjoy time at the ocean before returning to San José for a walking tour in Costa Rica's capital city.

Day 10 | Return

Depart for the United States with a lifetime of memories!

Price Includes

Round-trip airfare from city listed (and any airline fuel surcharges)
In-country transportation (air, motorcoach, van, as applicable)
All overnight accommodations
Insurance for accidents or illness and trip cancellation coverage due to medical reasons only
International phone allowance $10 per day for one leader while in country
Local Spanish speaking guide during tour portion of itinerary
Xperitas Family Stay with all meals included
Local Family Stay Coordinator on call during family stay
24/7 Xperitas emergency support while abroad
Meals as indicated on the itinerary
Activities Included: Poás Volcano , Whitewater rafting , Tirimbina Reserve , Pickup soccer game , Chocolate tour , La Fortuna Waterfall , Hot springs , Organic farm visit , Zipline , School visit , Manuel Antonio National Park , Walking tour of San José ,

Price Excludes

  • Airline baggage fees
  • Increase in air cost due to requests for specific travel dates or airline
  • Costs incurred due to late or missed flights
  • Passport, visa or other document costs
  • Transportation to/from departure city
  • Any meals not indicated on itineraries
  • Spending money and gifts
  • Any fees associated with advanced seating assignments
  • Small-group supplement when group has fewer than 24 participants
  • Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s)

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$xxxx.xx / per student

Spring Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below. 

Payment Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 1, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 1, 2023

$800

December 1, 2023

$800

January 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Spring Programs: March and April, 2023

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 1, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 2 - November 14, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

November 15, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Summer Payment Schedule

Payment and cancellation schedule:

Billing and Payments: Xperitas will email a bill for the final payment approximately three weeks before it is due. For all other payments please refer to this schedule. A payment reminder will be sent to you via email a week before a scheduled payment is due. Payments can be made by credit/debit card via the Xperitas portal or by check or money order payable to Xperitas.

Cancellations: Any cancellation made through October 15, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after this date will be calculated on an individual basis at the time of cancellation and follow the schedule and terms below.

Payment Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

June 15 (Early Bird); October 15, 2023 (Final)

$500 due with application*

November 15, 2023

$1000

January 15, 2024

$1000

March 15, 2024

Balance

*Once the online application and $500 deposit are submitted and processed, participants will receive enrollment confirmation.

Cancellation Schedule

Summer Programs: May, June, July, August, 2024

Date of Cancellation

Refund Amount

Cancellations received through October 15, 2023

Full refund – No administrative fee charged

October 16 – November 30, 2023

Refund of all money paid

MINUS a $250 administrative fee*

December 1, 2023 or later

Refund of all money paid MINUS a $500 administrative fee* AND any air/land

expenses incurred by Xperitas

(Varies by program and cancellation date)

30 days prior to departure

No refund possible

*This fee is to help cover the cost of organizational resources incurred in the planning of the language/cultural immersion experience.

Enrollment Information

*Prices are based on a minimum group size of 24 students. When the minimum group size is not reached, a small-group supplement will apply. The order of this itinerary, and all itinerary items, are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances that may arise prior to or during international travel.
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