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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

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    Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica

    The tour starts at the wildlife rescue center in the morning or afternoon (depending of your option selected). You would be given an introduction about the Wildlife Rescue Center and then it's time for the 3.5-hour tour and volunteer program to begin.


    Stop At: Proyecto Asis, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4400 Costa Rica

    A guide will lead you to visit the facilities where the animals are. There, you will have a chance to know each animal and learn why they are here. You will be able to see them up-close and to take photographs of them all.

    After this, there will be a coffee break (including exotic fruits, juice and coffee); and then the volunteering activities will begin. These activities include the preparation of their food. 

    This is a wonderful opportunity to be an active participant in the caring of wild animals and learn about the importance of conservation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Close to La Fortuna, Javillos.
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Snacks - We will offer you some coffee, juice and exotic fruits
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (closed shoes)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Unfortunately, we were told on the phone by the receptionist when booking that the second tour is about feeding animals, not volunteering and cleaning the cages (misleading information - we weren’t even dressed for this), but it wasn’t possible to cancel that extra part of the
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    Response from asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi LizaLinds, The information provided by the receptionist was correct. The particularity of the option you were offered is that this requires you to mainly help us prepare the diets of most of the animals you saw during the tour. You can check people’s reviews telling us all what to expect, and our website description for such activity. Volunteering in this case means that kind of help. Once you prepare their diets you help us with the feeding. When the guide said something about cleaning or washing, he meant the platforms of the enclosures where you the food is put must be clean, if not we then water them a bit (that might have been misleading as he omitted such details). However, they are usually clean as we have staff who cleans all the enclosures in the morning and afternoon. We just discussed this with the guides as the reviews help us improve and they will be more accurate when explaining this. We must emphasize on the fact that what you were offered is what you were going to have, and our receptionist did not lie at all. The tour is tailored for everybody (children, teenagers and adults). You can find reviews from adults without children who said they learned a lot and had fun. You are the first person that says this is just for kids since the wildlife shelter is open. You might have not paid proper attention if you only remember the guide talking about keeping or releasing animals. There were a few more and very important topics. If you really feel the activity was not what you were offered by the phone, you can contact us directly and we will refund that part you did not take.
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    We had a really worthwhile visit to this animal refuge. Carlos, our tour guide, was excellent. He was so knowledgeable, caring, well-spoken, and fun. It is obvious that this very professional organization is doing much to care for, educate, and set an example of how to treat
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    Response from asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi ZFamily2015, Proyecto Asis thanks you for your visit and contribution for this cause and mission of preserving wildlife. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the activity.
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    We had a great experience at Proyecto Asis!! The tour of the animal sanctuary was interesting and informative. When we saw the animals that had been hurt and the animals that were about to be released we could tell the organization was making a difference. The volunteering was
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    Response from asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi Filer123, Thanks so much for your visit and your important collaboration by it. We also appreciate your help with the daily work and the fact that you took some time to share the experience. We hope you have a wonderful 2020!
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    Super educational, other reviews already give great details, I’ll just add that we also had Carlos as our leader and he is fantastic. Do the volunteer duty in addition to the tour for sure!
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    Response from asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi JonK331, Thanks so much for your visit. We are so glad you had a great time here. Your visit really helps us a lot to continue doing this.
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    This was an incredible experience that is tough to completely describe in this review. First of all the location of the rescue center is a really beautiful village near the Arenal volcano area. You can hear howler monkeys and other birds in the nearby forests before you even
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    Response from asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi zacseidner6, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to know you had a great fun time with us.
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    About the operator
    By: Proyecto Asis
    1,658 reviews
    treehugger_12
    18751
    Book early and volunteer!
    This place sells out and you will understand why once you get there. Our only views of Costa Rican raccoons and
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    shellyzuzek
    Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
    40
    Fun and Great Learning Experience
    Our family toured the rescue center with Carlos as our guide. We learned a great deal about the wildlife and
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    LizaLinds
    London, United Kingdom
    5215
    Misleading information and tour for small kids only
    Unfortunately, we were told on the phone by the receptionist when booking that the second tour is about feeding
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    ToughRalph
    Cleveland, Ohio
    16049
    Must Visit for Arenal Wildlife!
    This was an incredible morning learning about Costa Rican wildlife and the work done to save injured and rescued
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    ZFamily2015
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    135
    Excellent institution
    We had a really worthwhile visit to this animal refuge. Carlos, our tour guide, was excellent. He was so
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    Kelly C
    Seattle, Washington
    7138
    Most incredible experience ever - BOOK NOW
    What an incredible experience. We booked the tour + animal feeding session (3 hours total). Carlos who has been
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    Filer123
    627
    Wonderful Hands on Experience
    We had a great experience at Proyecto Asis!! The tour of the animal sanctuary was interesting and informative.
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    JonK331
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    6428
    Totally well worth the trip and time
    Super educational, other reviews already give great details, I’ll just add that we also had Carlos as our leader
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    zacseidner6
    Los Angeles, California
    92
    Do NOT Miss This Experience In Costa Rica!
    This was an incredible experience that is tough to completely describe in this review. First of all the location
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    Ageingbackpackers
    uk
    205
    Great tour and worthwhile organisation to support
    Hector, our guide, was informative about the animals and shows great passion in the programme. It was also a fun
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    mlmdaisy
    Tampa, Florida
    5916
    An educational and entertaining activity
    I have participated in the original volunteer tour in the past and enjoyed it so much that I was anxious to
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    Maestroricardo
    50
    Very caring; very honest
    It was a great experience and then IT GOT BETTER! I didn’t realize that we would be preparing food and feeding it
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    rdubsmd
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    40
    Great experience
    Agree with others that this was an incredible experience. Seeing and leaning about all of the animals was great
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    Amber H
    Maumee, Ohio
    132
    100% DO THIS
    I highly recommend this activity. We drove an hour to do this and it was worth every minute and dollar. We spent
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    Denise K
    Tampa, Florida
    30
    GREAT DAY!
    We loved the tour and learned so much! Definitely sign up to prepare foods and help feed the rescues❤️❤️❤️
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