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Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+)

Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
mjw "When you break it down, many of the individual aspects of the trip weren't brilliant- the shared accommodation was pretty basic, communal cooking duties meant some meals were much better than others, there were some quite early starts that were a bit painful.... But if you love the work that you're doing, have an enthusiasm for the brilliant surroundings, and immerse yourself in the outstanding wi..."
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6 reviews
Starts
Tortuguero National Park
Costa Rica Caribbean Coast
Ends
Tortuguero National Park

Highlights

Start and end in Tortuguero National Park! With the volunteer/community tour Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+), you have a 28 day tour package taking you through Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+) includes accommodation as well as meals and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Bungalow
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Boat, Local Transport, Ferry
Travel style
Volunteer/Community, Adventure, Wildlife

6 Reviews

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  • A
    Written on November 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The short-term internship at Jalova has given me a kick-start in my career in wildlife conservation, and has given me the confidence and skills to pursue this career. The work undertaken at Jalova is at the forefront of wildlife conservation, and I really... Read more

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  • D:
    Written on November 19, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Before coming to GVI one of the things that drew me to apply was the description and details of the training which would be given on base. I have been away before with other wildlife volunteer programs in the past however the training given has never been... Read more

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  • I
    Written on November 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Since I was a kid I have had this dream to live in the jungle. I wanted to explore the rainforest and fall asleep to the sound of wild animals. So when I started looking for something to do during my gap year between high school and medical school and came... Read more

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  • JR
    Written on November 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had always wanted to volunteer with wildlife as it has always interested me greatly. I was also about to start a degree in Zoology, so I wanted a hands on experience of what my studies could lead me to. It was the best decision I ever made, and has opened... Read more

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  • LD
    Written on October 18, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My experience with GVI on their wildlife expedition in Costa Rica was simply amazing! GVI works in a remote national park called Tortuguero National Park, so you get to see all of Costa Rica's wildlife without hordes of other tourists. You also get to be up... Read more

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  • M
    Written on May 23, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    When you break it down, many of the individual aspects of the trip weren't brilliant- the shared accommodation was pretty basic, communal cooking duties meant some meals were much better than others, there were some quite early starts that were a bit... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Meet GVI Team in San Jose (Saturday)
  2. Day 2 - 6: Training & Orientation
  3. Day 7 - 27: Volunteer program activities
  4. Day 28: Travel back to San Jose Airport

Travel guide

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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Videos

  • The GVI Impact
  • Welcome to GVI
  • GVI - Costa Rica Jalova
The GVI Impact

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • I need to do an internship as part of my study course, am I able to use this program for my internship

      Yes of course you can! We have both Long term (24 weeks) and shorter term Internships ( 6-12 weeks) that run alongside this project, you will have specific training and complete a leadership course and we will give you a certificate after participation on project and this can act as a reference to your University or any future employer. Please do inquire for more information on this program option

    • What are some tips for volunteers travelling out to the field?

      Mosquitos and flies can be very bad so bring plenty of insect repellent, and long sleeve shirts and trousers for the evenings. Try to avoid DEET based repellents.
      Work in Jalova is very hot and sweaty, you may want to bring a good supply of deodorants and body sprays
      Best to bring 2 headlights/torches as they can easily break (headtorches with red lights are required for turtle night walks), used daily! Bring rechargeable batteries and a charger.
      It is best to bring quick dry clothes and towels as the rain can make it very difficul to dry laundry.
      Comfortable trainers/crocs/shoes are best for walking on the beach as blisters can be a problem, bear in mind that they will get wet!
      Volunteers get a long weekend every 4 weeks, and they are taken to Tortuguero town to visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy visitors center the first or second week of their stay

    • What are the various durations of this program that are available

      This program runs for anything from 4, 8 and 12 week durations, depending on the time of year and specific starting date. Please inquire for information regarding this

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Tortuguero National Park.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 January 2019 the full payment of $2,925 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2925 for Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+), but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    • Tortuguero National Park (Costa Rica)

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