Trips with this focus: Volunteer and Service

Conservation Meets Cultural Immersion for Families

Osa Peninsula turtle work & sustainable community visit

The perfect combination of conservation work and meaningful cultural immersion. Work side by side with local biologists to monitor local sea turtle populations. Participate in mangrove reforestation. Next, head to a small mountain community to explore the cloud forest and engage in community activities.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Length:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year Round

Costa Rica Green Turtle Research Expedition

Visit Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula teeming with biodiversity. On this journey, participate in sea turtle research, mangrove restoration, explore the rainforests, learn how chocolate is made and much, much more!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    Private trips available for private groups of 4+ participants from December - August.
  • Trip Length:
    8 days

9-day Costa Rica Caribbean Ecology Trip

Work with turtles on the coast & conduct research at Veragua Rainforest Park

Explore the ecology, ecosystems and people of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Help protect leatherback sea turtles, participate in research at Veragua Rainforest Park, tour a small family farm and swim in the warm Caribbean waters of Cahuita National Park.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)
  • Trip Length:
    9 days / 8 nights

Costa Rica Leatherback Turtle Volunteer Vacation with SEE Turtles

Leatherback turtle volunteer vacation with SEE Turtles

EcoTeach has partnered with SEE Turtles to offer the Costa Rica Leatherback Sea Turtle Trip. Spend four nights patrolling beaches for nesting sea turtles at a turtle conservation project on the Caribbean Coast. Participate in population studies, collect eggs, tag turtles and relocate eggs to a safe hatchery.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    May 16-22, 2021 / June 6-12, 2021

10-day Costa Rica Coast to Coast

Turtle Conservation & Tropical Forest Exploration

Patrol sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean Coast, spend a night with a local farm family, explore Arenal Volcano National Park and then travel to the northeastern region of the country to explore Rincon de la Vieja. Along the way, visit Pacific beaches, raft, zip line, hike and more!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    mid-March through mid-July (during the turtle nesting and hatching season)

7-day Costa Rica Ocean Wildlife Volunteer Expedition

Monitor sea turtles, dolphins & whales

EcoTeach has partnered with SEE Turtles to offer this trip. Work with biologists and project staff on an in-water turtle monitoring program, participate in mangrove reforestation. You'll also go in search of humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and visit Manuel Antonio National Park and spot monkeys, sloths, lizards and more!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 day / 6 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    August 13-20

8 day Costa Rica Conservation Meets Cultural Immersion

Osa Peninsula turtle work & sustainable community visit

The perfect combination of conservation work and meaningful cultural immersion. Work side by side with local biologists to monitor local sea turtle populations. Participate in mangrove reforestation. Next, head to a small mountain community to explore the cloud forest and engage in community activities.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Length:
    8 days/ 7 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round

9-day Essential Costa Rica

Our Most Popular Costa Rica Student Trip!

This Costa Rica student trip is packed with a variety of educational activities. You customize your own itinerary by selecting from a list of projects, places and educational experiences. You might assist a leatherback turtle as she lays her eggs, visit with local schoolchildren, spend a day with an indigenous community or work with members of a sustainable community in the cloud forest.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    9 day / 8 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round (turtle work only available March to July)

11-day Classic Costa Rica

Turtle Work, Indigenous Community & Family Stays

Travel to the Caribbean Coast to patrol the beaches for nesting sea turtles, spend a night or two with a local farm family, participate in a local reforestation project, visit an indigenous community and fly through the rainforest on a zipline tour.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    11 day/10 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest

K-16 Educators: Are you ready for a life changing adventure?

Professional Development in the Amazon!

Join the Morpho Institute and EcoTeach in the Amazon for an experience that will feed your soul, expand your professional toolkit for inquiry based science, anchor your global perspective, and change your definition of professional development. Specialized programming for elementary, middle school, high school and university level educators. PD Hours and Scholarships Available!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peru
  • When:
    July 1-11, 2023