Complete Package Description
UTSI coordinates all in-country expenses for a group’s educational adventure to Costa Rica. We work directly with numerous Costa Rican vendors to provide all accommodations, transport, guide services, food, and park entrances. Our trips showcase the southwestern region of Costa Rica, and are still off of the beaten path. Standard trip involves visits to several of the major bioregions of Costa Rica including the pristine cloud forest of the Cerros de Los Muertos, the lowland rainforest of Corcovado National Park, and the Southern Pacific slopes--home to Uvita Tropical Studies Institute and the township of Uvita. UTSI managers will work with professors to facilitate any additional sites to visit or activities to conduct.
Trips can be tailored to fit specific interests and schedules of the group and instructors. Professors or instructors also have the opportunity to incorporate UTSI course offerings into their trip curriculum while staying at Finca Carolina. For groups with larger budgets, excursions to destinations such as Volcan Arenal, Mount Chirripo, and Panama can be arranged.
Day Tour Description
Come visit UTSI’s field station located at Finca Carolina for an exciting day tour. Knowledgeable guides provide an introduction to the incredible biodiversity found in our region and tropical sustainable agricultural practices. Hiking trails facilitate access to pristine rainforests and the Rio Ballena. A delicious lunch prepared with many ingredients from the farm follows the hike.