Lush forests and stunning waterfallsâ?¦ rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlinesâ?¦ Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. On this special program, roll up your sleeves and give back to the local community. Volunteer with CEPIA, a Collette partner in Guanacaste. Spend two nights in Monteverde's lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Learn about conservation efforts in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Give back to the children in Arenal. Explore San Jose's Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 9 Days
|Day 1||San Jose||San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins: Lush rainforests, stunning waterfalls, exotic wildlife and endless coastlines welcome you to Costa Rica. On this special program you will roll up your sleeves and give back to local communities, engage in the culture, and soak up the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. Your tour opens in Costa Rica's colorful capital city, San Jose.|
|Day 2||San Jose||San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste: Welcome to the Central Valley. Kick off your day with a tour of a local coffee plantation and gain insight into the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views.|
|Day 3||Guanacaste||Guanacaste - Huacas - Guanacaste: Today, embrace the opportunity to give back through our partnership with the CEPIA organization, a nonprofit that promotes culture, health and education for impoverished children and their families in the communities in Guanacaste. Take part in 'Going Local', a sustainable voluntourism endeavor created by the local youth that highlights the town of Huacas during a walking tour. This afternoon, participate in hands-on activities at CEPIA or help at the community center and learn about the Collette Foundation's support of CEPIA.*|
|Day 4||Guanacaste||Guanacaste - Monteverde: After some leisure time in Guanacaste, it's off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem. Along the way, you may encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal!|
|Day 5||Monteverde Cloud For||Monteverde: It's your choice! Explore one of the world's largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds before joining an expert for a 'Hanging Bridges' walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest's lush ecosystem. Or you may take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the importance of conservation to the local flora and fauna.|
|Day 6||Monteverde Cloud For||Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal: Learn about the importance of indigenous trees and actively take part in Monteverde's reforestation efforts during a visit to a tree nursery. Cross through the beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for your 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano.|
|Day 7||Arenal||Arenal: This morning, roll up your sleeves and make a positive impact on the local community during some volunteer time. Projects may include beautification of schools or parks where the children learn and play.** Later we return to Arenal for the chance to relax and take in the breathtaking views.|
|Day 8||Arenal||Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose: Journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendor. This evening, say farewell to paradise during a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers.|
|Day 9||San Jose||San Jose - Tour Ends: Today you depart for home with fond memories of your Costa Rica impact tour.|
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- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.