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See everything Costa Rica has to offer

As with everything in life though it pays to be organised. So if you plan on seeing Costa Rica on one of our amazing weekend trips and would like to be guaranteed a place please book well in advance of travel.

You can simply add this weekend trip when applying for any programme in Costa Rica under ‘Optional Extras’. If you’ve already signed up for one of our volunteer programmes in Costa Rica and would like to add this weekend trip, then please email us – Please note that places on our weekend trips are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We operate a number of amazing weekend trips every month that allow you to explore the country as a group with your new-found friends. The structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your free time and we have maximised time to provide you with something different and exciting every day.

A local guide who knows the country inside out, will accompany you throughout the trip. Not only will you get to share all of their knowledge, but the trip will be even more enjoyable and safe.

Volcanoes, Waterfalls & Rafting

Only £365pp — Includes transport, accommodation, meals (as stated) and entrance fees

If you’re looking to explore Costa Rica before heading off to volunteer with sea turtles on a remote tropical island, then look no further! This four day three night trip will allow you to see some of Costa Rica’s main attractions, including volcanoes, waterfalls, cloud forests, wildlife & birds, as well as go white water rafting! You will get to enjoy two full day guided tours and also have some free time to relax in the capital San Jose.

As part of one of the guided tours we will travel to the Central Valley region where Poas Volcano National Park is located. Paos Volcano is the largest active crater in the world and is a powerful symbol of the geothermal forces that formed Costa Rica many years ago. Everyone will get to admire the breath taking and gigantic crater that is active with sulphur fumaroles and if lucky, get to witness one of the geysers erupt – sending steam and water up to 250 metres in the air!

We will hike through the trails that lead you through one of the mysterious and famous cloud forests, with hummingbirds and quetzal flying around you. On top of this, we will continue along the mountainous route to one of the major attractions of the zone, La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens. Everyone will trek through the spectacular trails that lead to the viewpoints of the beautiful waterfalls and also enjoy the gardens.

The second guided tour will be a full day on the rapids, white water rafting down the Pacuare River! The 18-mile adventure filled run has 52 different rapids, with few rivers in the world offering so many! The river is not overly challenging and is perfect for beginners and seasoned rafters - fun is guaranteed!

You will have your evenings free to enjoy everything the capital San Jose has to offer! With many restaurants, bars and even downtown all within walking distance, there is plenty to choose and do.

This is your chance to see the best of Costa Rica, with a mixture of full day guided tours and free time! For a full break down of each day as well as information about start dates, accommodation, meals and transport, please click more details below.

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