Welcome to the world’s first live, interactive, virtual nature & wildlife orientation trip of Costa Rica, designed for schools.
This unique orientation session is designed to make children familiar with Costa Rica’s spectacular wildlife and nature over five 60 minute sessions spread over 5 days. On this orientation trip, children will visit a volcano, a sloth rescue and rehabilitation centre, a national park, a coffee plantation, and a cocoa farm to learn how chocolate is
· 5 one-hour interactive sessions which can be accessed from home or school.
· Led by local Costa Rican nature and wildlife conservationists and experts.
· Visits to a volcano, coffee plantation, sloth rescue centre and a national park to see crocodiles.
· Flexible (can be taken over 5 week days or over the weekend).
· Costs from £50 - £75 per student (based on numbers attending)
· Certificates for students.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Visit a sloth sanctuary
Visit a sloth sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, research, and release of injured or orphaned sloths. Children will get the opportunity to get up and close with sloths and learn about the work that the sanctuary is doing to protect them. Children can ask the expert questions as they take you around the sanctuary.
Day 2 : Visit a volcano
Visit the Poas Volcano National Park, which has one of the biggest craters in the world. Watch from a distance as the mile-long crater silently simmers and learn about this geographic marvel in detail from an expert.
Day 3: Visit a coffee plantation
On this tour children will visit the Doka Estate – one of the oldest and largest coffee plantations in Costa Rica. Children will learn about how coffee is cultivated and the many processes the bean goes through before it ends up in a cup. This tour also discusses the sustainability practices at the plantation and why this is important for the planet.
Day 4: Visit the La Paz waterfall gardens & butterfly farm
Visit the La Paz Waterfalls Gardens, a private park, where children will an aviary with numerous species of birds. Enjoy a toucan feeding demonstration, visit the insect exhibition, butterfly observatory, and also meet the capuchin (white-faced) monkeys and black-handed spider monkeys.
Day 5 : Visit crocodiles in a mangrove swamp
Visit the Carara National Park and the Tarcoles River. Observe one of the largest gatherings of American Crocodiles on the continent. Discover the mangrove swamp here which are rich in biodiversity, and where you will find a large number of aquatic birds.
£50 per student
( Minimum number: 50. Maximum number : 250 in a batch)