STEM Trips to Costa Rica

Thrilling Eco Adventures

Costa Rica is a country of natural beauty, exotic wildlife, and diverse landscapes, making it an ideal location for hands-on learning experiences and once-in-a-lifetime adventures.


Opportunities for field studies in the areas of ecology, agriculture, and animal behaviors impress the importance of protecting the fragile balance of habitats in the tropics.


Experience the warmth of the people who gladly share their culture and traditions. School visits and service learning projects offer the chance to make a lasting and meaningful difference for locals and your student group.


Explore the canopy from a birds-eye view, raft with expert outfitters, or choose from another adrenaline-packed experience.


Learning and fun go hand-in-hand in Costa Rica!


We promise each of our groups a great experience and value. In order to do this, the minimum group size for a Costa Rica tour is ten paying participants. 

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Sample Itineraries

School Trips to Costa Rica

8-Day Costa Rica Class Trip Itinerary

  • Animal Rescue Program
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Hike
  • Hanging Bridges Tour
  • Canopy Zipline and more


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School Trips to Costa Rica

11-Day Costa Rica Class Trip Itinerary

  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Arenal Volcano Hike and Hot Springs
  • Cloud Forest Naturalist Tour
  • San Jose Gold Museum and more


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school trips to costa rica

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Considering other locations for your trip? We offer STEM trips to multiple destination.


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Air Travel

Your flights will be convenient to maximize your tour time. Whenever possible, flights are direct to and from your gateway city.

All Inclusive

Everything is covered to make planning as simple as possible for trip leaders, students, and families.

The Perfect Balance of Meaningful Experiences


The varied landscapes and diversity of wildlife make Costa Rica an ideal destination for hands-on learning experiences in the areas of ecology, biology, agriculture, and more. Through field study, volunteer experiences, and research, students learn about the delicate balance of the many eco system in this beautiful country. From canopy tours to sea turtle studies, students will be immersed in experiences that make learning extraordinary.


Cultural Immersion

The warmth of the Costa Rican culture will welcome your group with open arms. Learn the trades of skilled craftspeople, learn expressions and colloquialisms, engage in a class exchange at a local school, learn traditional dances, and cook tamales. Your hosts will gladly share their rich cultural traditions with your group as you make memories that will last a lifetime together.

STEM School Trip in Costa Rica


From volcano hikes to a canpoy zipline, there is no shortage of activities that will get your aderealine pumping in Costa Rica. Challenge your group with off-the-beaten path experiences.

STEM Class Trip in Costa Rica

Who is this trip for?

Middle School:

Reaching Middle School Minds

At NationsClassroom, we know the minds of tweens are busy trying to figure out the world while getting side tracked by hormones and emotions. Reaching them through experiences that offer the thrill of adventure with the security of trusted adults is the key to a great educational travel experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

High School:

A Time of Self-Discovery

The high school years are a time of self discovery. Educational tours with NationsClassroom provide new experiences that will open the minds of yours students and help them dream of new opportunities that they had never conceived before.


When Experience is Everything

Think of any job you've ever had. What training served you well? Best guess is that it was what you experienced on the job. NationsClassroom will give your students hands-on experiences that apply your STEM-based curriculum in meaningful ways. These will be lessons learned that students will be able to build upon for years to come.


Build The Cultural Fabric of Their Lives

When students perform and experience the arts in new places, they build self-esteem, motivation, and self-expression. They also gain cultural exposure, witness social harmony, and develop an appreciation of diversity. A performance tour with NationsClassroom allows students to weave their own experiences into the cultural fabric of their lives.

Teachers, parents, and students rave about NationsClassroom tours


“The Florida trip was one of the best that I have ever led. The weather was great and the tour was a blend of fun and experiential learning. My staff, students and parents were ‘wowed’ by the dedication and hard work of your staff. St. Augustine was very under rated and the Ocean Discovery Show at Sea World was great. But the highlight for the students had to be the Kennedy Space Center.”

-Clayton M., Assistant Principal, South Carolina



“I really enjoyed our Disney World tour. I had a great time and learned a lot more than I thought I would. It was great to learn how important my personal brand is on the Disney Y.E.S. program.”


-Joshua G., Student, Kentucky

“Talk about bringing classroom lessons to life.Our entire Florida tour was full of hands-on activities and everything that we did was interactive with our students. The opportunity to have lunch with an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center was amazing for our staff, kids and parents. Once again our Account Manager and On-Tour Support were top notch.”


-Gail C., 8th Grade Teacher, South Carolina

“Our tour of Florida was just incredible. To think that our kids were able to swim with dolphins and learn about the ecosystem in the Everglades while having fun is really just so gratifying for me. Thank you for all that you do to make this great experience simple for me and my parents and a life changing experience for my kids.


-Cammie N. 8th Grade STEM Teacher, Georgia