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Turtles And Trails
Tour Location
Costa Rica
San Jose
San Jose
Tour Information
9 days
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Cost From:
USD 2399
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Tour Operator:
BikeHike Adventures

Turtles And Trails

9 Days Moderate

This Costa Rica adventure tour is designed for active enthusiasts who also want to help in the protection of endangered sea turtles in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner. In 9-days, we blend active thrills with two-days of community service on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The adventure begins with two-days of whitewater adventure bouncing down the boulder-choked Pacuare River and then biking, hiking, zip-lining, sea kayaking and soaking in the steamy hot springs in the Arenal Volcano region. Then we head east to the Caribbean, where the Leatherback and Green sea turtles swim to the shores to lay their eggs. We'll assist the researchers patrolling the beaches for the turtles and gathering and relocating their eggs to protect them from poachers. Each nest is very important to the survival of the species. Approximately 1/1000 hatchlings survive to adulthood. This has large implications for the survival of the species as a whole. April and May are the peak seasons for the Leatherback turtles coming to lay their eggs on these Caribbean beaches, making these tours highly rewarding and humbling.
All internal transportation, activities highlighted, all equipment (24-speed mountain bikes, rafting and camping gear, etc.), safety kayaker on rafting trip, meals indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) and English-speaking guides.
International Flights, meals not indicated, gratuities to guides, airport departure taxes and items of a personal nature.
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