Excursions are a fundamental part of the Arcos Journeys Abroad experience and are included as part of your program. We seek different locations in the program region or country that are of natural beauty or cultural or historical significance. These are day trips or overnight outings, which typically occur on weekends. Excursions support us in accomplishing our goal of connecting students to the experience and creating moments of learning and understanding while abroad. This can only occur by going out into the field and encountering these new places firsthand. The most memorable moments in our lives are from impactful experiences that are unique to our daily existence. Below is a list of our available excursions.

Pacific Beach

Relax in the warm ocean waters and sunbaked white-sand beaches of Costa Rica's picture-perfect Pacific coastline. Keep your eyes open for endemic wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and scarlet macaws!

Tropical beach in Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna Waterfall

The region around Arenal Volcano is known for its lush verdant beauty. Hike through the rainforest to a pristine waterfall on this eco-adventure. The area is rich in natural diversity and is known for its hot springs.

Arenal Volcano

Rainforest Zipline Canopy Tour

Experience the adrenaline rush as you fly through the rainforest canopy!

Rainforest zipline tour

Whitewater Rafting

Enjoy the thrill of rafting on a tropical river through the rainforest!

Whitewater rafting in Costa Rica