Costa Rica: Leaving My Footprint

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7 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Lend a helping hand while enjoying the vacation of your dreams

So, you want to experience the picture-perfect splendors of Costa Rica, but you've also been looking for an opportunity to volunteer and give back? Good news - this is the trip for you. Dance down the streets of bustling San Jose, hike through jungle grounds, and take tons of photos of Arenal Volcano. Volunteer at a wildlife rescue center, spend a day among the indigenous Maleku tribe, and visit at-risk youth at a local non-profit organization. Experience beauty in every sense of the word and embark on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that is so much more than "just" a vacation.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to San Jose (SJO)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in San Jose at the Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici or similar
  • Visit to Obras del Espiritu Santo
  • Transfer from San Jose hotel to Arenal Volcano area
  • 4 nights in the Arenal Volcano area at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, or similar
  • Arenal Vida Campesina Tour
  • Full-day Maleku Reserve Tour
  • Volunteer Program Tour at Proyecto Asis
  • Transfer from Arenal Volcano to San Jose hotel
  • 1 night in San Jose at the Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici or similar
  • Daily breakfast and 3 lunches
Great Ways to Explore
  • Volunteer at a wildlife rescue center! Feed animals and learn all about local animal behavior.

  • Enjoy the best of both worlds: the lush jungle and the buzzing city! Enjoy stays in the capital city of San Jose, then stay near majestic Arenal Volcano.
  • Visit the indigenous Maleku Tribe and immerse yourself in authentic culture!

  • Hike through Arenal Vida Campesina, where you'll partake in traditional activities such as milking cows, making tortillas, and learning dances.

  • Spend time with at-risk youth at a non-profit organization that focuses on health, education, homelessness, and other hardships.

Package Overview

Escape to lush green forests, culture-packed cities, and picture-perfect volcano grounds! On this Costa Rican adventure, you'll experience spectacular natural beauty while doing your part to preserve it. This package delivers a unique mixture of opportunities - you'll have the chance to volunteer at a wild animal rehabilitation center, learn about indigenous tribes, make arrows and tortillas, climb a volcano, explore the capital city of San Jose, and much more! 

This 7-night vacation is chock full of tours, special visits, and cultural activities. From a guided journey through breathtaking Arenal Vida Campesina to a full-day tour of the native Maleku Reserve, every day of this trip will be completely different from the next. A memorable highlight of your time in Costa Rica will be your visit to Obras Del Espiritu Santo, a non-profit organization that focuses on local teenagers and children at social risk. Share special time with these children, teach them about your culture and language, and learn about their situations and the hardships they face. You can be sure that these children will never forget you, and you will surely never forget them.

Jump on this opportunity to make a difference while experiencing the beauty of Costa Rica. Enjoy convenient transfers, luxurious accommodations, several included meals, and English-speaking guided tours. So, go ahead. Take tons of priceless photos, feel the reward of giving back, and immerse yourself in the culture and scenic landscapes of this tropical oasis.

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