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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

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San Carlos, Costa Rica
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spend a half day learning about local wildlife and conservation during this once-in-a-lifetime Costa Rican volunteer opportunity. Enjoy the lush landscapes just outside La Fortuna and have the chance to  observe some of the country's most exotic species. Prepare food, and help maintain the grounds as you learn about local wildlife from area experts. This 3.5-hour tour of the property is sure to be a memorable part of any Costa Rican adventure!
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
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Departure Point

738, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (closed shoes)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Proyecto Asis

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What is the maximum group size during Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica?
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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Slightly further from La Fortuna town than I had thought but well worth the taxi fare" See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour and feeding experience for all ages and abilities." See review
  • "The station was a bit out of the way for us but worth the drive." See review

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Just wow!
Annie_C
, Mar 2020
A great activity for the whole family. My three children loved it! Carlos was so funny and passionate about his job. Thank you for this wonderful time!
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Excellent
Helena
, Feb 2020
One of the best things we did in costa rica! We saw and learnt a lot and our guide was excellent ! Slightly further from La Fortuna town than I had thought but well worth the taxi fare
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Fun for all
AZ_KC
, Jul 2019
We did the half day tour and feeding. On the tour we met all the caged animals that are either former pets or recuperating from trauma. They treat and release as many animals as they can, but some will live out their life at the center. We learned about birds, monkeys, peccaries, and other animals. The next part had us chopping up food for the birds, monkeys, and others. We prepared the bananas, corn, oranges, etc. Next, we get to feed them, which was super fun. The center is about 30 minutes from La Fortuna. For us it was cheaper to rent a car for the day rather than taxi to and from so keep that in mind. If this sounds fun, do it. I loved it.
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This was an amazing experience, the...
Kelly I
, May 2018
This was an amazing experience, the guide really took the time to explain the history of each animal and how it came to be in the sanctuary and what the chances were of re-introducing in the wild. It rained while I was trying to take photos, but still had a really memorable time getting to know the animals of Costa Rica.
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We loooooved this day. Probably one...
christineguyott
, Mar 2018
We loooooved this day. Probably one of best experiences we had in CR and we had plenty. I thought my 14 yo maybhave thought it too kiddish as there were several younger families. He didn’t The only issue we had was in directions. We didn’t have FPS and directions anywhere in CR were bad, no sign
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The tour was amazing! Our guide...
JoEllen O
, Mar 2018
The tour was amazing! Our guide Carlos was fantastic, and taught us so much. This was the highlight of our time in La Fortuna!
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Wonderful tour to see some animals...
Justine E
, Feb 2018
Wonderful tour to see some animals up close. We had a couple of animal interactions too. My mom and I loved that the rescue focused on rehabilitation and releasing back in the wild. Would recommend to everyone.
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Great staff, knowledgeable and...
Lynn L
, Feb 2018
Great staff, knowledgeable and caring. They seem to be doing the best they can getting the animals back into the wild. We were glad to support them because of the education they are doing to their community and environment. The environment was lacking for some of the animals but they are working on improving the pens as they get funding. You really will get to prepare and feed the animals which was great fun. The station was a bit out of the way for us but worth the drive. We left with warm hopeful hearts for the future of the animals in Costa Rica..
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YOU NEED TO DO THIS!!! My husband...
serenawainwright
, Dec 2017
YOU NEED TO DO THIS!!! My husband and I are wildlife enthusiasts and had the honor to be part of the volunteer program at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica. The program is well thought out, the experience is authentic and true, and our guide, Carlos, is well informed and passionate about his work. Highly recommend this tour and feeding experience for all ages and abilities. Thank you so much for your wisdom and work ethic Carlos. I'll be passing the card you gave us at the end of out tour to my grand daughter in the hopes she'll be able to come and work with you. Thank you a million times over, what a highlight to our trip.
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Chad T
, Aug 2017
This should be the first thing you do when you're here. You learn about the animals then get to prepare their food and feed them. Monkeys, birds, hogs, raccoons, and caymans. Awesome time and learned so much!
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