Family Volunteer Adventure Package in Costa Rica - 8-days

Costa Rica – Family Volunteer Adventure

Visit rainforests, beaches, volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildlife rescue centers. A family vacation to Costa Rica that will inspire and make a difference.


Our Purpose

Renowned for its world-class abundance of wildlife and for being the “happiest country on earth”, Costa Rica is unrivaled in its natural beauty. From the lush rainforests teeming with monkeys, sloths and toucans to its splendid palm-fringed beaches, there are many sides of Costa Rica to explore.

While Costa Rica has an excellent reputation as a leader in sustainability, environmental pressures are rising due to a growing population and increased deforestation. To achieve our purpose and combat these threats, plant trees with a rural community in the highlands, and learn about their traditional way of life. Volunteer at a wildlife rescue center preparing food for sloths, monkeys, and marmosets.

(Volunteer Time = 6 hours, or 3 mornings)


What You'll Do

As a family, experience rural Costa Rican life by helping to plant trees for a morning, then learn how to cook a typical meal from a local señora. Enjoy a hands-on workshop at an organic chocolate farm that takes you from harvesting to processing and eventually savoring a delicious treat! Spend a day volunteering at a wildlife rescue center and get up close to sloths, spider monkeys, marmosets, and many more species.

More adventurous travelers can add on our optional Adventure Package, which includes a rainforest zipline experience and a half-day whitewater rafting trip.

  • Things to Do in Costa Rica- Wildlife Rescue

What You'll See

Over half of all land in Costa Rica is forested, creating the ideal playground for families and wildlife lovers alike. This family trip through Costa Rica is action packed and allows you to experience a wide range of the country.

We’ll hike through some of the most spectacular national parks in the country, view active volcanoes, and soak in rejuvenating thermal hot springs. Meander along a series of hanging bridges to experience life in the treetops of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Then, travel to the pristine Pacific coast to explore its oceanfront rainforest teeming with wildlife.

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Itinerary Overview

Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica where you’ll be met by your Discover Corps guide. We’ll spend our first full day learning about the culture with a cooking class, dance performance and visit to a local school. Head to the base of Arenal Volcano to soak in the hot springs and take a chocolate tour. Continue on to Monteverde and experience a cloud forest teeming with life.

The next two days will take us to Quepos, a charming beach town where we’ll lend a hand at a local wildlife rescue. A day of wildlife spotting and relaxation at Manuel Antonio National Park will be the perfect ending before we take off on the last day.

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Where You'll Stay

Start the journey in La Fortuna located at the base of the towering Arenal Volcano. Our charming hotel boasts a pool and is the perfect place to unwind after the journey to Costa Rica. The next two nights are spent at a mountainside hotel in the Monteverde Cloud Reserve. The hotel is surrounded by cozy gardens and lush green landscapes. End the trip with 3 nights at a locally-owned boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio. Surrounded by rainforest and the not far from the Pacific coast beaches, this will be the perfect way to end the journey!

Kipp A.

Florence, MA

Traveler's Journal

My 16 year old daughter and I just returned from the Costa Rica Family Volunteer Adventure, it was an experience which far exceeded my expectations. The trip was a blend of memorable experiences including a visit to a wildlife sanctuary and meaningful interactions with local people. Discover Corps’ personal connections and expert guides allowed us to enjoy a casual, comfortable time learning about the country and giving back to the people in various ways.

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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8 days / 7 nights

Program Cost: $2,395 Adult* / $1,995 Child*

These are our 2018 prices. Book now to lock them in before our annual price increase.

2018 Dates

Nov 17-24, 2018

2019 Dates

Feb 2-9, 2019

Feb 11-18, 2019

Mar 23-30, 2019

Mar 30-April 6, 2019

Apr 20-27, 2019

May 25-June 1, 2019

June 1-8, 2019

June 8-15, 2019

June 22-29, 2019

July 6-13, 2019

July 20-27, 2019

July 29- August 5, 2019

August 17-24, 2019

September 14-21, 2019

October 26-November 2, 2019

November 23-30, 2019

December 26-January 2, 2020

2020 Dates

January 11-18, 2020

February 1-8, 2020

March 14-21, 2020

March 21-28, 2020

March 28-April 4, 2020

 

  • * Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult
  • Single Room Supplement = $300
  • Optional Supplemental Fees: High adventure supplement to include zipline and whitewater rafting excursions. $200 per person. Please indicate this at time of booking.

 

See What's Included
  • All activities: chocolate tour, hanging bridges hike through cloud forest, visit to an animal rescue center, and more.
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (1 free evening)
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • 7 nights hotel lodging
  • All scheduled activities
  • Expert naturalist guides
  • Tips for all meals, porters, drivers & safari guides
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Bilingual Discover Corps Host
  • **High adventure supplement includes zip-line and whitewater rafting excursions. $200 per person**

What's Included?

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and most meals to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • All activities: chocolate tour, hanging bridges hike through cloud forest, visit to an animal rescue center, and more.
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (1 free evening)
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • 7 nights hotel lodging
  • All scheduled activities
  • Expert naturalist guides
  • Tips for all meals and local guides
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Bilingual Discover Corps Host
  • **High adventure supplement includes zipline and whitewater rafting excursions. $200 per person**

What’s Not Included:

  • Tips for the Discover Corps guide and driver
  • International airfare
  • Optional Adventure Supplement

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

Customized Private Trips

Let us create a custom trip for your group. Learn more about custom group travel.

This is only available as an 8 day trip. Trips to Costa Rica for different lengths can be arranged for custom groups of 6 people or more.


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