Student Travel 101: Costa Rica
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
Student travel is essential as Intro to Psych. Rain Forest Adventures in Costa Rica offers students two eco-adventure parks to take the travel leap. Here, they’ll reflect on their role in the environment, while also testing their boundaries of height, speed and global awareness. Student tickets for a day of zip lining or Aerial Tram and walking tour begin at $24.75.
Rain Forest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic and Pacific parks have achieved Costa Rica’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Level 5, the highest tier. Both feature signature Aerial Tram rides high into the jungle canopy with color commentary by multi-lingual naturalist guides, heart-pounding zip lines (including the new AdrenaLine 700-meter line at Atlantic), guided nature hikes, bird-watching tours, a Butterfly and Frog Garden and a Serpentarium open-air snake museum.
Students will also learn the many sustainability efforts at Rain Forest Adventures Costa Rica. This commitment began from the ground-up with construction by helicopter, and continues day-to-day with water recycling, energy conservation and training for local workers.
Spending a night in the midst of the jungle is also possible at the Costa Rica Atlantic Rainforest Lodge.
Student tickets (available with valid student ID) for a full day of activities begin at $24.75 for both parks. www.rainforest-adventures.com
About Rain Forest Adventures: The original Rain Forest Aerial Tram Atlantic was established in 1994 in Costa Rica by H.J. Von der Goltz, a visionary and nature lover. It was the first operation of its kind anywhere in the world, with a unique requirement: it had to be built in the middle of 1,200 acres of dense jungle without impacting the forest. Today, five Rain Forest Adventures parks are located in Costa Rica (Pacific and Atlantic), Saint Lucia, Dominica and Jamaica, serving as wildlife reserves and ecotourism attractions. The exceptional combination of attractions such as the Tram ride, Bobsled and Zip Line plus the experience, training and commitment of a multi-lingual and naturalist guides guarantees an educational, adventurous and unforgettable experience for guests. www.rainforest-adventures.com