Arenal Volcano

¡Hola Arenal!

9-Day Guided Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion in Costa Rica
Starting from $ 3139.00
9-Day Program | A unique Spanish language immersion experience begins for your student group upon your arrival in San José! A Spanish-speaking, certified naturalist guide leads you through the ever-changing, natural beauty of Costa Rica. The adventure continues with ziplining through the rainforest and a visit to the local hot springs. After experiencing the natural wonders of Costa Rica first-hand, students meet their volunteer host family for five nights of pura vida. Our unforgettable Family Stay Experience® allows students to become temporary locals and appreciate the everyday Costa Rican lifestyle. Spanish language skills learned in the classroom come to life in this in-depth language immersion travel experience in Latin America. The order of this itinerary is subject to change.

Includes Family Stay Experience®

9 Day Immersion Program

Most Costs Included in Trip Pricing

Dedicated Planning Assistance

Why You’ll Love This Trip

  • Market visit
  • Sarchí painting workshop
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • School visit
  • Organic farm visit
  • Hot springs
  • Zipline

Day 1 | Departure

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

Day 2 | Arenal

Visit a local market on your way to beautiful Arenal. Paint your own traditional oxcart wheel in an artisan workshop in Sarchí. Then stop at the majestic La Fortuna waterfall and take a dip in its refreshing waters!

Day 3 | Arenal

Spend the morning visiting a local school and getting to know students just like you! Afterwards, head to a beautiful organic farm where you’ll learn about the tropical plants and traditional techniques of the area before enjoying lunch. Cap off the evening with a visit to local hot springs!

Day 4 | Family Stay

Cruise through the canopies as you zipline through the trees! Then, it’s time to meet your local host family! After transfering to the family stay community you’ll be free to enjoy the afternoon and meals with your familia tica.

Days 5 - 8 | Family Stay

Enjoy meals and time with your host family.

Day 9 | Return

Transfer to the airport and head back to 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: Market visit , Sarchí painting workshop , La Fortuna Waterfall , School visit , Organic farm visit , Hot springs , Zipline ,

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 10 participants
  • Tips for guide(s) and/or bus driver(s)

Pricing Calculator

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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, 2024

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 10 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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  • Sarchí painting workshop
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • School visit
  • Organic farm visit
  • Hot springs
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