From$934USD
Was $1099  — Savings of 15% on Oct. 19, 2014
15 days,San José to San José
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Patrol for sea turtles laying their eggs, chill out on the beach and watch the waves lap at the coast, search for the elusive quetzal bird, take the opportunity to go whitewater rafting

From pristine cloud forests to the Pacific coast’s famous surf, experience some of the world's most incredible scenery and exotic wildlife—and make a lasting impact while you're there. Spend five days volunteering with a sea turtle project to help ensure these endearing creatures are around for future generations to admire. Then, hike through misty cloud forests and get your heart racing on optional activities in the lush wilderness. Give some of your time to this beautiful country and a worthy cause, and you'll be rewarded with an experience you can really treasure. Gain a real sense of accomplishment and take home more than photographs.

What's Included

  • Volunteering at a sea turtle conservation project (Playa Matapalo, 5-day). Sugar cane and coffee plantation guided tour (Monteverde). Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour. La Fortuna stay. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 6 breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow USD290-380 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (8 nts), basic lodges (6 nts, multi-share).
  • Public bus, boat, private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-7 Sea Turtle Conservation Project (5B, 5L, 6D)

Dive deep into wildlife conservation on five days volunteering with a sea turtle project.

Day 8-10 Monteverde (1B)

Tickle your taste buds on a guided sugar cane and coffee tour, and check out the birds and forest on a guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Have some more energy? Try a canopy or zipline tour. Looking for a slower-paced activity? Visit a butterfly garden.

Day 11-13 La Fortuna

Options abound– soak in Arenal's hot springs or try some adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.

Day 14 San José

Head back to the capital for one final evening with the group.

Day 15 San José

Depart at any time.

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