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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 12) – Fly day; Student arrival and move into the hotel; Welcome and orientation session from GoBeyond and the Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation; Accommodation at Hotel Posada Canal Grande

Day 2 to 3 (July 13 to 14) – Community service days in La Carpio and at the Humanitarian Foundation “Finca” (including community walkthrough, meeting of local residents, work with preschool children in literacy and introductory English skills, creating an educational mural); Accommodation at Hotel Posada Canal Grande

Day 4 (July 15) – Departure for the Pacific Coast with a stop at a local school for work with kids and a small construction project; Accommodation at Hotel Manuel Antonio

Day 5 (July 16) – Beach day and cleanup at Manuel Antonio; Accommodation at Hotel Manuel Antonio

Day 6 (July 17) – Rafting day on the Savegre River; Accommodation at Hotel Suenos Tranquilos

Day 7 (July 18) – Community service day in Uvita (work with children); Accommodation at Hotel Suenos Tranquilos

Day 8 to 9 (July 19 to 20) – Community service days with the Family Well Being Center in Rio Claro; Accommodation at Hotel Samoa

Day 10 (July 21) – Boat tour and ecological studies including marine life viewing and hiking in the jungle; Accommodation at Hotel Samoa

Day 11 (July 22) – Visit two indigenous villages (Boruca and Terraba); Activities include history and cultural lessons, art exhibits and community service work with the local residents; Accommodation at Terraba village

Day 12 (July 23) – Scenic drive through the Cerro de la Muerte mountain range; Evening stop in Orosi for colonial town exploration and Las Chucaras hot springs visit; Accommodation at Rio Perlas Hotel

Day 13 (July 24) – Return to the Central Valley including a stop at a volcano; GoBeyond’s closing activities and special dinner; Accommodation at Hotel Aeropuerto

Day 14 (July 25) – Fly day home