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San Jose, Costa Rica
9.9281° N, 84.0907° W
Costa Rica
8th-9th Grade14 days$5395
June 9-June 22, 2021Available for 2022 Inquire
June 25-July 8, 2021Available for 2022 Inquire

The jungles and tropical waters of Costa Rica are perfect for exploration, adventure and the spread of its national motto: Pura Vida. The ‘simple life’ in Costa Rica has you hiking its lush rainforests, rafting its wild rivers, surfing its coastlines, and immersing yourself in service and culture. For those who crave adventure of the mind, heart, and soul, this trip delivers the opportunity to get wild and give back.


  • Take a multi-day hike through dense jungle and volcanic landscapes to the Mollejones community
  • Volunteer in the small Costa Rican community of Mollejones, earning service hours and an incredible cultural experience through working directly with the community
  • Cap off your jungle trek by taking an overnight expedition rafting the Pacuare River
  • Surf the wave-riding righteousness and snorkel the reefs of the Caribbean Sea at Cahuita Beach
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The Pacuare River is known all over the world for its unique rapids, and thrilling drops through dense and beautiful jungle. Navigate the class III and class IV rapids of this tropical waterway as it takes you deep into the canyons and fern gullys only accessible by river. Camp on the banks of the Pacuare, and keep an eye out for sloths who may be overhead lounging in the canopies.

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Give back in the land of volcanoes and vegetation as you work with the community in Mollejones. Devote your time to a family and help them complete projects most pressing. Lend a hand in helping build or repair homes, gardening, painting, and playing soccer with kids. Get to know the families, the surrounding area, and how to cook traditional food. Become a valuable asset to the community, and learn new perspectives in life and culture.

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Catch the swells of the Caribbean Sea and learn to surf. Spend your mornings at Cahuita Beach learning to paddle out, read, and catch turquoise mountains of water. When you’ve surfed your fill, explore the forests and beaches of National Park and Marine Reserves around Cahuita.

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Embark on a multi-day hike through Costa Rica’s famous cloud forests. Get a unique perspective of the diverse wildlife and plant-life on foot, exploring the world beneath the forest canopy. Along the way, you will have a chance to travel through small Costa Rican communities that will welcome you with open arms.

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Swim beneath the surface and discover the underwater wonderland of Costa Rica! Grab your mask and fins and meet your new sea-friends!

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trip details

Length14 days
Current Grade for 2021-20228th-9th
BeginsSan Jose, Costa Rica
EndsSan Jose, Costa Rica
Group Size12

dates & availability

JUNE 9-JUNE 22, 2021Available for 2022Inquire
JUNE 25-JULY 8, 2021Available for 2022Inquire

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