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

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

From Tortuguero National Park to Tortuguero National Park
Tour Operator:
GVI
Max group size:
20
Age range:
15 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
37054
From
US $3,660
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Itinerary

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.
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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
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Where You'll Stay

Bungalow

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
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  • H
    November 10, 2019
    My experience volunteering in Costa Rica with GVI was honestly one of the most incredible experiences in my life. I am 29 years old and I love animals. I never studied science and had no formal education about wildlife or conservation -- I thought my... Show more
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    Trip date: March 2019
  • D
    September 12, 2019
    Amazing experience for anybody interested in wildlife conservation. This is perfect for someone looking to enhance their abilities in biodiversity survey techniques and conservation research best practices. Jalova is an extraordinarily beautiful place,... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
  • C
    August 27, 2019
    Pez Maya is the name of GVI marine base located on the heart of Siaan Ka´an Biosphere Reserve, in Quintana Roo, México. As professional biologist, I joined to the project looking for professional experience, diving training, learning about marine... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2015
  • Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+) reviewer 4
    August 24, 2019
    Take the most out of this amazing experience. You will be in an amazingly inspiring, but also isolated area and you will live together with a lot of people. Take it on with an open mind and enjoy all the simple things when you are in base. The... Show more
    Trip date: May 2016
  • A
    November 21, 2017
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: August 2017
  • D:
    November 19, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2017
  • I
    November 16, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2017
  • JR
    November 15, 2017
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2013
  • LD
    October 18, 2016
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: August 2012
  • M
    May 23, 2014
    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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2013

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28 days
Wildlife Expedition in Tortuguero, Costa Rica (28n+)
From Tortuguero National Park to Tortuguero National Park
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FAQs

    • 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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