Day 1: Arrival in San José
Arrive in San José, Costa Rica.
Meet your Zoni Tour Manager at the hotel to drop off luggage.
Visit the Mercado Central, a vibrant market offering a variety of local products, crafts, and fresh foods where you will have lunch on your own
Enjoy a guided walking tour of San José's historic center, discovering its colonial architecture, bustling plazas, and cultural landmarks.
Take a tour of the Teatro Nacional, an exquisite neoclassical theater showcasing stunning architecture and rich cultural history.
Have dinner at a local restaurant, savoring Costa Rican cuisine.
Check in and rest at the hotel, getting ready for the exciting days ahead.
Day 2: Arenal Adventure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Depart for La Fortuna, a picturesque town located near the famed Arenal Volcano.
Have lunch at a restaurant near the hot springs on your own.
Immerse yourselves in relaxation at the Tabacón Hot Springs, indulging in the warm thermal waters surrounded by lush rainforest.
Enjoy breathtaking views of Arenal Volcano, an active stratovolcano that dominates the landscape.
Return to your hotel in La Fortuna for dinner.
Day 3: Sarchí, Coffee Tour, and Waterfall Beauty
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in La Fortuna.
Visit Sarchí, a town renowned for its incredible wood crafts and vibrant oxcarts, and shop for souvenirs.
Enjoy lunch on your own at a local eatery.
Take a coffee tour at Doka Estates, where you'll learn about the coffee cultivation process, from bean to cup, and have the chance to taste freshly brewed coffee.
Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a nature park boasting beautiful waterfalls, lush gardens, and various wildlife habitats. You'll be able to visit the zoo, the aviary, and the butterfly garden before hiking to the waterfall for stunning photo opportunities.
Dine at a local restaurant with spectacular mountain views.
Check in at your hotel and prepare for another exciting day.
Day 4: Volcanic Beauty and Coastal Exploration
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
Explore Poás Volcano National Park, home to the world's second largest active craters, surrounded by cloud forest.
Depart for Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and pristine beaches.
Have lunch on your own at a scenic location en route to your next destination.
Arrive at Manuel Antonio and relax on Espadilla Beach.
Check into your hotel to freshen up.
Dinner at a local restaurant in Manuel Antonio.
Day 5: Manuel Antonio National Park
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Manuel Antonio.
Explore Manuel Antonio National Park's trails, spotting monkeys, sloths, and colorful birds.
Have lunch at a beachside restaurant.
Relax on the sandy beaches and swim in the clear waters all while keeping an eye out for the local wildlife.
Enjoy some free time to explore the area and shop.
Dinner at the hotel in Manuel Antonio.
Day 6: Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel in Manuel Antonio.
Transfer to the airport for your departure, bringing back cherished memories of your Costa Rican adventure.
Diverse Experiences: This itinerary offers a well-rounded experience encompassing city exploration, natural wonders, cultural immersion, and relaxation so students gain a comprehensive understanding of Costa Rica.
Educational Opportunities: Students will have the chance to learn about Costa Rican history, culture, and conservation efforts through visits to historic sites, national parks, and local markets, fostering a deeper appreciation for global awareness and sustainability.
Adventure and Relaxation: From soaking in natural hot springs to exploring waterfalls, volcanoes, and beaches, this itinerary balances adventure and relaxation.
Professional Guidance: With guided tours, expert insights, and carefully selected attractions, this itinerary offers a hassle-free and enriching experience, allowing the school group to fully immerse themselves in Costa Rica's natural beauty and cultural heritage.
General information regarding student tours and field trips.
We offer customized educational tours & field trips.Learn more
We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.
transportation, most meals, accommodations, and admissions.Learn more
Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).
Email us at email@example.comLearn more
Visit www.zoni.edu Tours page and select Plan Your Own Trip, call us at 888-495-0680, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.
All ages!Learn more
Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.
No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.
Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.
We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.
Start as soon as possible.Learn more
Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.
Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.
One comes from your organization and the other comes from Zoni Tours.Learn more
The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.
Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.
Destinations around the world.Learn more
The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.
It varies.Learn more
While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.
We provide transportation most of the time.Learn more
Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.
Only the information necessary for safe travel.Learn more
Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.
Students and Tour Leaders.Learn more
Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.
All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.
No. Group travel is secured under one booking.
No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.
While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.
Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.
Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.