A Taste of Costa Rica
– Duration: 2 weeks –
For true nature and wildlife lovers, there are few better destinations than Costa Rica. On this 2 week programme you’ll get to make a positive impact on the local environment and indigenous communities.
Working alongside a local non-profit organisation, you’ll play an important part in sustainable conservation initiatives to help protect the biodiversity of the region, all while staying in the remote rainforest.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to explore your surroundings on your guided trek through the jungle – You might even get to spot some local wildlife such as monkeys, toucans and parrots!
This programme is designed to impact the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
The impact that you'll make
Environment Conservation (Osa)
The Osa Peninsula is a stunning part of Costa Rica but has suffered from extensive deforestation during the middle of the 20th century. As part of our partnership with Osa Conservation, we have pledged our support to their projects meaning you could be involved in anything from making bat and bird boxes, path building, data collection and animal tracking – all to help with the reforestation of this incredible environment.
A biodiversity hotspot, Camp Osa is located on the edge of the Osa peninsula – a remote part corner of Costa Rica holding 2.5% of the worlds biodiversity. It shelters the largest remaining population of jaguars and tapiers. The Camp itself is based in secondary forest that is decades old – it really is true, unspoilt Costa Rica!
Day to Day
Welcome to Costa Rica
Arrive into San Jose airport where you’ll be greeted by a member of our awesome Camps crew and transferred to your accommodation in the city for your first night. You’ll have some free time to explore San Jose and rest after your flight.
Environmental conservation at Camp Osa
Today we’ll take the 5 hour journey to Camp Osa, situated on the edge of the Osa Peninsula, a remote corner of Costa Rica which is home to 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet. This beautiful rainforest will become your home for the next couple of weeks as you enjoy getting off the grid in true, unspoilt Costa Rica.
Over the next few days you’ll be working alongside Osa Conservation, a local non-profit organsisation, on vital environmental projects designed to protect the globally significant biodiversity within this important strip of forest. Your project work could include reforestation, data collection, animal tracking and making bat and bird boxes to encourage important species to return.
Embark on an adventurous trek through the Osa rainforest. Your knowledgeable guides will teach you about the area, with an opportunity to spot an abundance of wildlife such as Howler Monkeys, White Faced Monkeys, toucans and parrots. We will take a break by a beautiful jungle river and waterfall along the way.
Complete environmental projects
Spend the next few days continuing your environmental conservation work and enjoying your last few days at Camp Osa.
Chau Costa Rica
Say your final farewells to the local community before we take you back to the airport in time for your flight home.
Top up your trip
If you’d like to add in some extra adventure, we offer the opportunity to book some exciting add-ons which can be included within your trip duration or added on to the start or end of your journey. Speak to our team to find out more about how to add these awesome adventures to your programme.
Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.