Day 1: San Jose - Costa Rica is known as the Switzerland of Central America, a country with no armed forces. Arrive in San Jose, the capital city.

Day 2: Poas Volcano - Hot Springs - Journey to the top of the volcano, and peer into the two-mile crater. Continue to Arenal. Visit volcanic hot springs for a relaxing soak!

Day 3: Monteverde - Continue to the Monteverde reserve. Enjoy an evening guided walk along a nature trail to see the nocturnal wildlife.

Day 4: Monteverde Cloud Forest - Take a morning guided walking tour of the reserve. At an altitude of 4,000 to 5,800 feet, this cloudy" forest straddles the low continental divide and is known for abundant fauna and flora. Create authentic local foods during Cocina Tica. Take a Canopy Zip-Line tour.

Day 5: Manuel Antonio - Visit with local students during a Costa Rican School Visit. Continue to Manuel Antonio.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio - Combining white sandy beaches with lush tropical forest, Manuel Antonio is the perfect place to see a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from white-faced monkeys and sleepy-faced sloths, to green turtles and orange-and-black shelled land crabs, Explore the cays and inlets of this national park during a full-day excursion.

Day 7: Folklore Dinner - Try some Ox Cart Crafts. Return to San Jose and Dance the El Torito.

Day 8: Travel home to the United States - Flying out of San Jose to Miami, and then to Boston