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San Jose, Costa Rica
9.9281° N, 84.0907° W
Costa Rica
8th-9th Grade14 days$4995
June 11-June 24, 2019 Full Waitlist
June 27-July 10, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 13-July 26, 2019 Limited 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.

highlights

  • Volunteer with the Helping Hand Project, earning service hours and an incredible cultural experience
  • Take a multi-day hike through dense jungle and volcanic landscapes to the Pacuare River
  • Take an overnight expedition rafting the Pacuare River
  • Surf and the wave-riding righteousness of the Caribbean Sea at Cahuita Beach

white water rafting

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.

service

Give back in the land of volcanoes and vegetation as you work with the Helping Hands project in Turrialba. Devote your time to projects most pressing, and lend a hand in 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.

surfing

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.

trekking

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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trip details

Cost $4995
Length 14 days
Current Grades 8th-9th
Ages 14-15
Begins San Jose, Costa Rica
Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 11-JUNE 24, 2019 Full Waitlist
JUNE 27-JULY 10, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 13-JULY 26, 2019 Limited Inquire
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