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San Jose, Costa Rica
9.9281° N, 84.0907° W
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Costa Rica
8th-9th Grade14 days$5395
June 9-June 22, 2021 Available Enroll
June 25-July 8, 2021 Available Enroll
July 11-July 24, 2021 Available Enroll

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

  • 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 and the wave-riding righteousness of the Caribbean Sea at Cahuita Beach
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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.

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service

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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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.

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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 $5395
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 9-JUNE 22, 2021 Available Enroll
JUNE 25-JULY 8, 2021 Available Enroll
JULY 11-JULY 24, 2021 Available Enroll

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