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Below is our anticipated schedule of activities. The group will have limited access to the internet over the course of the program. While we understand families are eager for news, we ask for patience as our staff’s energy is focused on the students and the program at hand. Please do not call our office regarding these trip logs, as the office does not control the postings or the content of the updates. Thanks very much for your understanding!

Day 1 (July 30) – Fly day; Student arrival and move into Dos Palmas Country Inn; Welcome and orientation session from GoBeyond and the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation

Day 2 (July 31) – Morning community service orientation at La Carpio including community walkthrough and meeting of local residents; Afternoon arts and crafts project with the La Carpio elders

Day 3 to 6 (August 1 to 4) – Meandering down the Pacific Coast with stops in Manuel Antonio, Uvita, and the Osa Peninsula; Activities include hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming, rafting, waterfall/rainforest visits, and community service with children at risk of trafficking; Begin orientation and service with the Family Well Being Center in Rio Claro

Day 7 to 8 (August 5 to 6) – Community service days with the Family Well Being Center (painting houses, fixing playgrounds and walkways, educational activities with children) 

Day 9 (August 7) – Bay boat tour and ecological studies including marine life viewing and hiking in the jungle

Day 10 (August 8) – Continue community service work with the Family Well Being Center in Rio Claro

Day 11 (August 9) – Visit to two indigenous villages (Boruca and Terraba); Activities include history and cultural lessons, art exhibits and community service work with the local residents

Day 12 (August 10) – Scenic drive through the Cerro de la Muerte mountain range; Evening stop in Orosi for colonial town exploration and Las Chucaras hot springs visit

Day 13 (August 11) – Return to the Central Valley with stops at the Cachi Dam and Los Angeles Basilica; GoBeyond’s closing activities and special dinner

Day 14 (August 12) – Fly day