Travel

Travel Dates: June 15-22, 2019
Group Capacity:
 22
Travel Cost: $1,535.00**

  • Flexible Payment Options
  • Airline prices may fluctuate at the time of purchase
  • A valid passport is required for travel

** subject to change until group flights are purchased for a minimum of 20 travelers

Costa Rica is so rich in wildlife that you’d think it had a monopoly on nature. Home to howling monkeys, toucans, butterflies, hummingbirds, colorful frogs and leatherback turtles, more than 25% of Costa Rica is protected in national parks and reserves.   Located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is a tropical paradise which boasts 1/20th of the world’s biodiversity. It is a wonderful destination for anyone interested in the natural sciences, or a cross-cultural language immersion experience.

Led2Serve
GSC Alumnae has partnered with Led2Serve, a non-profit organization designed to equip, inspire and mobilize all those with a heart to serve on a meaningful & purposeful Service Journey. A portion of your Journey may be tax deductible.

During our visit to Costa Rica we will participate in a local service projects. Projects will range from participating in an ongoing reforestation project, painting schools, teaching computers, delivering supplies, teach swimming or helping a local homeowner!

Transportation

  • Round-trip air transportation
  • All in-country transportation

Hotel Accommodations

  • Seven overnight accommodations (hotels or other private lodging)

Meals

  • All meals (excluding 2 dinners and lunch on departure day)

Full-time Tour Director

  • Your Led2Serve bi-lingual Guide/Leader stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

Service Project Coordinator

  • Led2Serve Leader on-site

Traveler Resources

  • We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer travel questions.
  • Private guides to local  attractions

La Fortuna, Nuevo Arenal, Monteverde and more!

 

Day 1              Depart for San Jose, Costa Rica

June 15           Private bus and driver

Stop for lunch at favorite spot

Welcome dinner at La Fortuna

Overnight at partner Lodge

 

Day 2          Breakfast at the Lodge

June 16      Optional local church in La Fortuna

Explore town, lunch at Lava Rocks Cafe

Afternoon move up to the mountain Lodge for 3 nights

Optional Baldi Hot Springs with dinner package or dinner at Observatory Lodge

Evening at the Observatory

 

Day 3              Breakfast

June 17           Morning hike until or optional morning bird watching tour

Bus to Santa Teresa for school day of serving – option of:

Helping teach English, arts & crafts, painting projects, cooking for team

 

Day 4              Breakfast at the Lodge

June 18           Head to Stunning Nuevo Arenal for the day

Reforestation project and lunch Duvelia

Afternoon meal with local family

School project with local program

Fabulous meal in town before heading back to the Lodge

Evening at the Observatory

 

Day 5              Breakfast and bird watching

June 19          Day of adventure and explore

Many options to choose, hiking exploring, day trips

Evening Jeep – Boat – Jeep to Monteverde

Free evening for dinner on your own in lovely Monteverde

 

Day 6              Breakfast in Monteverde

June 20           Day of exploring town

Evening event TBD

Jeep-boat-jeep back to La Fortuna

Evening in La Fortuna

 

Day 7              Breakfast

June 21           Morning, local serve project at the orphanage or school – TBD

Evening dinner event at the Hut

 

Day 8              Breakfast

June 22           Depart and head to SJO

 

 

Not included:

2 dinner & 1 lunch, any alcoholic beverages and any tours listed as optional

*itinerary subject to change due to weather and/or project availability

**Led2Serve does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This content has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax or accounting advisors regarding tax deductibility of Journey fees.