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DAYS 1- 2: ORIENTATION and SUSTAINABLE DAIRY FARM

– Arrive by group flight to San Jose (SJO). Go through customs, pick up luggage, and meet amazing Global Works trip leader(s).
– Transfer via private bus to hotel.
– Arrive to hotel, safety briefing and snacks. Settle into rooms.
– Experience a family owned, organic, dairy farm to learn about sustainability and make some cheese!
-Spanish games and lessons, so please come ready to use your Spanish!

DAYS 3: WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PROJECTS

-Transfer to wildlife rehabilitation center
-Volunteer on projects that may include preparing diet and feeding animals, cleaning and painting enclosures, creating environmental friendly toys for animals.
– Return to hotel, rest time, take a swim, or a break in a hammock!
-Prepare for cloudforest adventure

DAYS 4-6: CLOUDFOREST RESEARCH STATION

-Travel to work with local park rangers in one of Costa Rica’s alluring cloudforests.
-Spend time on a combination of environmental projects, such as trail maintenance, bridge repair, and reforestation efforts.
-Enjoy day hikes to waterfalls and night hikes to view wildlife.
-It is very common to spot monkeys, anteaters, parrots, coatimundis, and dart frogs in the cloud forest!
-Participate in an interactive talk on La Bandera Azúl Ecológica with park rangers and Global Works trip leaders on Costa Rica’s global role in conservation, biodiversity, ecotourism, and sustainable development.

DAYS 7-8: ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR and TRIP CLOSURE

– Bus transfer to Arenal Volcano National Park; zip-line tour with Sky Trek Adventures
– Lunch and souvenir shopping in town of La Fortuna
– Excursion to La Fortuna waterfall; hike and swim
– Return to San Jose stopping for souvenirs
– Final night dinner, reflection, and celebration