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2022 Outward Bound Costa Rica Program

Any enrollment cancelled before 120 days from departure is guaranteed a 100% refund of the Program Tuition
Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2022 Outward Bound Costa Rica Program! You are currently on the Pre-Enrollment page, the purpose of which is to share exciting highlights and important info that participants will want to know before signing up. If you enroll, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for a once in a lifetime opportunity in Costa Rica! Pura Vida! 
Travel Dates: March 27, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Dates are tentative until flights are secured
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $1,650 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $500

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $1,650

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Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$383.34

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Costa Rica Service Adventure

From white sand beaches to misty cloud forests, from towering volcanoes to beautiful rivers that cut through tropical canyons, and to hospitable, friendly communities, Costa Rica has it all. Having abolished its military over 50 years ago, this tiny democratic republic has long been known for its pacifism, commitment to environmental protection, and its status as a destination for those seeking safe yet exciting adventure travel set against breathtaking scenery. However, despite an extensive tourism industry, in many parts of Costa Rica there remains a need for help and service. Our programs offer unique access to Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets and friendliest communities. We are confident you will love the land of Pura Vida as much as we do!

Service Adventures

Service Adventures

Service Adventures combine rural homestays, adventure travel, and meaningful service projects which are guided by our community partners. Living in these small communities provides the opportunity to engage the language and culture from a uniquely advantageous position.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends!

Trek to a beautiful waterfall deep in the jungle

Stay on a farm deep in the rainforest

Take private surf lessons from some of Costa Rica's best instructors

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

Discover the gorgeous beaches and world-class national parks on the Pacific coast

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
March 27USA - San Jose, Costa RicaToday the group will travel from the USA to Costa Rica, flights usually arrive in the evening. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel for the evening and have an orientation meeting where the group will discuss the upcoming trip in detail.Casa Cielo Grande
March 28San Jose - San Gerardo de RivasThe adventure begins in earnest when we board our bus and leave the big city for a tiny community nestled high in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Upon arrival in San Gerardo de Rivas we will tour the community and have a service project orientation to learn more about the work we'll do doing here.

Afterwards there will be a chance for some pick up soccer before heading to our cozy hotel for dinner.

Throughout the program, we'll have the opportunity to interact with community members in Spanish, participate in intercambios with local students and get a sense of what it's like to live in a small, rural Costa Rican community.
Hotel El Descanso
March 29San Gerardo de RivasAfter breakfast it time to get to work! We'll begin our service project and work under the watchful eye of a local foreman who helps ensure the quality of our work. We'll end this day with a visit to some natural hot springs!Hotel El Descanso
March 30San Gerardo de RivasContinue work on our service project. Our days in the village will consist mainly of working on our community service project. Lunch will be on-site provided by local families.   In the afternoons and evenings, activities are flexible and will vary, but may include excursions around the village, or activities with the local community, like soccer matches.  Hotel El Descanso
March 31San Gerardo de RivasToday, we will wrap up our service work and celebrate this evening with some karaoke and ice cream! Hotel El Descanso
April 1San Gerardo de Rivas - UvitaThis morning we say our final goodbye's before heading to the small beach town of Uvita. Here we'll take surf lessons from professional instructors and enjoy a relaxing day along wide stretches of wide sand! Hotel El Tecal
April 2Uvita - San JoseAfter breakfast we begin to make our way back to the city, making sure to stop along the way in Manuel Antonio to check out another beach and buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon we arrive back in San Jose for a farewell dinner ahead of our international departure the following morning.Casa Cielo Grande
April 3San Jose - USAAfter breakfast, we will head to the airport for a morning departure back to the USA.Your own bed!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Hotel Casa Cielo Grande

Casa Cielo Grande is a beautiful property ideally located just twenty minutes from the airport. Close to the city center yet perched high in the mountains, the views of the Central Valley are breathtaking and the new pool is a delightful respite after a hot day. Spotless rooms and friendly staff will make you feel at home the moment you drop your bags.

Hotel El Descanso

This is small but cozy hotel that typically hosts travelers that come to the region to hike Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica’s highest peak. This family owned hotel has great views of the surrounding mountains and is located only a short walk away from the community’s center  by  The hotel also has its own restaurant where students may get a wide variety of food. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

I have been on two trips with Walking Tree and both trips have been two of the most amazing experiences of my life.

Cameron
Alumni traveler to Belize and Thailand

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

Need to Raise Money? We Have You Covered.

Our travelers are provided with funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!

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Resource Center

Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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