August 6, 2018 - August 12, 2018 // 7 Days
December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018 // 7 Days
Our Costa Rica Family Service Adventure is the perfect way to spend time volunteering as a family, giving back to a community in need of assistance.
This seven day community service adventure allows you to immerse yourself in the rural Costa Rican countryside exploring the culture and Spanish language while learning, contributing and forming friendships within the village.
Whitewater rafting and hiking through virgin rainforest round out our time in this paradise. This trip can be customized.
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3.5 Days of Service in a Rural Village near Turrialba
Exposure within Community and Country (No Spanish experience is necessary)
Whitewater Raft: Pacuare River
Explore: Pacuare Nature Preserve
San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a picture perfect example of conservation. Rich with roaring rivers, jungle waterfalls, lush rainforests, and a mind-boggling assortment of wildlife, this small Central American country is a vacation paradise. Despite all the natural beauty, many indigenous communities lack the resources to improve homes, schools, or hospitals.
Upon arrival into San Jose, we are quickly whisked away into the countryside about two hours from the capital city. In the shadow of the Turrialba Volcano, we partner a with local family in the town of La Suiza on a number of home repair projects for those needing a hand up.
We work together side by side, family with familia, on construction projects or more intricate detail work for three days. During breaks, we share empanadas, gallo pinto or plántanos while immersing ourselves in the culture, language, and history of the community.
Our evenings are spent at a rustic lodge, affording views of the Turrialba Valley mountains and plantations of coffee, sugar cane, and fruit.
Once our time in La Suiza is complete, we move to the Pacuare River for a whitewater rafting adventure that takes us down 18 miles of Class III and IV rapids through the magnificent rainforest.
On this quintessential tropical river, our route leads us through virgin rainforest and river-carved canyons which shelter jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths and an incredible variety of birds. We steer through crystal clear rapids and take breaks to hike to hidden cascading waterfalls in the lush, green treetops.
Finally, with traditional tropical fare we feast, celebrating the people of Costa Rica as we camp our last evening among the banana trees swaying in our hammocks.
Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica; transfer to hotel; program orientation; transfer to La Suiza.
Three day service projects with a family in La Suiza; cultural immersion; Spanish language exposure.
Two day whitewater rafting trip down the Pacuare River; overnight at a rainforest lodge; hikes to area waterfalls.
Final banquet; transfer to San Jose and airport; homeward bound.