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Child planting a tree

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9 day Program - group options with a minimum of 6 participants: available all year round.


  • Available for participants from 7 year old and older.

Program Inclusions:

  • Host family accommodation for 8 nights (breakfast, dinner, laundry service and Airport transfers included if arrival is before 10 p.m. and departure after 6:00 a.m.)

  • Spanish class - 5 days (2 hours per day)

  • Orientation session

  • ICLC escort for 5 days (during site visits - in Spanish)

  • Private transportation for 6 days for the following site visits: Mall, Alajuela, Grecia, SarchÝ, Birds Zoo and Snake farm.

  • Lunch at ICLC campus (Monday)

  • Planting trees activity (Tuesday)

  • Cooking class (Tuesday)

  • Traditional games: activity with children from the local elementary school (Wednesday)

  • Entrance fee to Birds Zoo Park (Thursday)

  • Lunch at the typical restaurant after Birds Zoo (Thursday)

  • Entrance fee to Snake farm (Friday)

  • Farewell lunch (Friday)

  • Visit to the cloud forest for the canopy tour/ Includes private transportation, lunch and canopy / Taxi to go to the meeting point is not included.

The following services are included in the cost calculations for 1 group leader:

  • Host family accommodation (for 1 group leader)

  • Each lunch also included for the participants (except on Sunday and Wednesday)

  • Each entrance fee also included for participants

  • The visit to the cloud forest for the canopy tour / Includes private transportation, lunch and canopy / Taxi to go to the meeting point is not included.

Not included on the program:

  • Airport tax

  • Flight tickets

  • Coverage of travel insurance

  • Public transportation in the morning

  • Taxi transportation - in special occasions

  • Other personal expenses. For example: Internet service, drinks, snacks, insect repellent, sun protection, etc.

  • Lunch: Sunday and Wednesday


  • Fill out the ICLC registration form on line:  Enrollment

  • Send picture of each participant to help during Airport pick up

  • Send policy number of insurance coverage

  • Medical information in case of a present health situation

  • Complete on-line payment on ICLC secure page using credit card, 4 weeks before arrival to CR.

  • Children from 7 to 13 year old must be accompanied by parents or by a responsible relative.

  • Minors from 14 to 17 year old must sign and return the following document scanned: waiver for minors.

Cancellation policies:

  • For cancellations made from 4 weeks before arrival to 1 day before arrival to the Program: ICLC Administration will refund 25% of the total fee per person.

  • For cancellations made after arrival to Costa Rica: No refunds will be granted.

For further information on this program please contact us.

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Last Update:  2014-01-17

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