The Ultimate Central American Adventure
from £1850 GBP
to £3150 GBP
The Ultimate Central American Adventure
Duration: from 5.00 Weeks to 10.00 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica, NicaraguaOur adventure challenge is an exciting physical adventure battling nature's elements. In Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, you can trek from coast to coast or through a stunning volcano range!
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During the adventure phase, you will trek over 250 kilometers over 19 days, learning navigation, camping and survival skills along the way.
While you will only need a basic level of fitness for this phase, determination and the ability to work as a team are essential.
The 4am starts, tough climbs and up to 10 hours trekking a day are all worthwhile when rewarded with the incredible views, abundance of wildlife and beautiful beaches. This phase is a tough physical and mental challenge that will not only give you a huge sense of achievement but the belief that you can overcome anything!
Here are some examples of the adventure treks we run in Costa Rica & Nicaragua.
Maribios Volcanoes Trek
In the far north of Nicaragua, close to the border with Honduras, the group will walk along a mountain ridge through the pine forests above Achuapa. From here they will eventually reach the string of volcanoes called ‘Los Maribios' which are named after an ancient tribe who lived in the area. They will follow the line of volcanoes up to the Cosiguina Peninsula for one final volcano ascent. Volcano Cosiguina is the site of the largest volcanic eruption in the history of Americas and from the summit the group will get spectacular views across the Gulf of Fonseca to Honduras and El Salvador. The last day will be spent on the beach and swimming in the Pacific ocean.
The Macho Bares Trek
This trek will start here at field base and proceed through the Rio Macho Forestry Reserve for the first week passing through Tapanti National Park. After climbing up to nearly 3,000 metres the group will then follow the ridges of the Fila de Bustamante towards Cerro Dragon. From here the group will aim for Cerro Turrubares before heading down to the sea at Playa Hermosa where they will spend a couple of relaxing days at this beautiful beach, famous for its nesting turtles.
What training will I get?
You will be invited to a pre-expedition training event where you'll be able to meet other venturers joining your expedition. You'll learn more about your projects, kit and medical requirements and do some group activity. When you arrive in country you’ll also have an induction. This includes safety briefings, risk assessment, casualty evacuation; training in the correct and safe use of tools, camping equipment, and safety equipment including radios.
This is a 5 week expedition. Expeditions are 5, 7 or 10 weeks in length and fundraising targets vary accordingly.
Flights not included, but all in-country costs covered by fundraising target. As a registered charity we encourage you to fundraise and can provide support with this.
We offer bursaries to those who would find the full fundraising target a challenge. The award is for 5, 7 or 10 week expeditions. Medical and Travel insurance, food and accommodation are all included.
This placement would suit:
Someone looking to combine a worthwhile community or environmental project with an adrenaline-filled adventure, combining trekking, water-based activities and team challenges! You’ll provide clean, safe drinking water to remote villages, build a school to give free access to education for all or live in coastal areas to protect turtle populations.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
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For over 28 years more than 35,000 young people have participated in our unique overseas programmes of sustainable community and environmental projects combined with adventure in Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua and Tanzania. Join us for a challenging experience in remote destinations where you’ll contribute to local communities, make new friends and develop life skills.