MacServe Costa Rica: March Break with a difference
Service Learning for Globally Engaged Alumni
March 24 to April 2, 2017
in Costa Rica's Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve in Monteverde
Serve, Reflect, Learn
Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the community with fellow alumni through service activities, cultural experiences and discussions. Santa Elena de Monteverde is located in the mountains and is home to a nature reserve that VIDA, our partner organization, has supported since 1995. We will spend our week volunteering on the nature reserve and in other areas related to ecotourism. MacServe Costa Rica is open to Mac grads, their families (children must be 13+) and friends.
Together we will learn through social events, workshops and trips to local community organizations. Work we'll do at the nature reserve will be decided closer to departure date. Experiences include visits to local farmers markets, artisan markets and other local social/cultural/historic attractions.
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The cost of the trip, double occupancy, is $1,600 (Cdn) per person plus the cost of your flight (book your own). Take into account your personal spending money and several dinners (past experience has taught us that folks like to have the evenings in Monteverde to go to town and choose according to budget/preference).
Included is breakfasts, lunches and snacks while in Monteverde, and breakfast, lunch and dinner in San Jose, hostel in San Jose and lodging in Monteverde, all tours, local transfers.
The draft itinerary is as follows:
FRI 24 — Arrival San Jose
SAT 25 — Travel to Monteverde, settling in and getting to know the community
SUN 26 — Reserve tour, rest of day volunteer work / Evening free time
MON 27 — AM & PM Volunteer work / Evening free time
TUE 28 — Volunteer work AM / zip line adventure PM / Evening free time
WED 29 — AM & PM Volunteer work / Evening tour Santa Elena Reserve (weather dependent)
THU 30 —AM & PM Volunteer work/ PM coffee tour / Evening free time
FRI 31 — Return to San José stop Puntarenas Beach (Tourist walk)
SAT 1 — Free day in San José
SUN 2 — Return home
To inquire whether space is still available please contact:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 21837