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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica provided by Proyecto Asis

Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica

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Get hands-on experience caring for rescued wildlife by volunteering at a rescue center outside of Arenal Volcano National Park. Ideal for wildlife lovers who want to be more than just a passive viewer, this combination package includes a guided tour of the refuge in addition to the chance to prepare food for the animals. This lets you get to know the resident wildlife and learn about the importance of their conservation.
  • Help care for the animals at the Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center
  • A guide coaches you through the volunteer experience, sharing details about animal care and conservation
  • Get up-close photos of the wildlife during a guided tour of the center
  • Enjoy a coffee break that includes exotic fruits and juice
Important Information
Departure Point
738, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • We will offer you some coffee, juice and exotic fruits
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tanya Daty wrote a review Jan 2021
Lyons, Colorado87 contributions8 helpful votes
My 12 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this wildlife sanctuary. Our tour guide, Carlos was excellent and had a very good sense of humor. We loved prepping food for animals and seeing how the monkeys ripped through the little packages we prepared. What a great cause
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djwingwang wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York55 contributions13 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our trip. Went spent a week traveling around to different national parks around the country and it was great to see the animals up close at the end of our trip. We were given the tour by Carlos who seemed to really care for the animals at the center.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Lynn P wrote a review Nov 2020
68 contributions8 helpful votes
This tour is a must if you are in La Fortuna! We spent 3.5 hours here this morning on the wildlife and volunteer tour. We arrived and were surprised by a standing ovation from their entire crew as we were their first and only guests on opening day as they have been closed since
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The Spenceleys wrote a review Mar 2020
20 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited the rescue centre on our recent trip to Costa Rica, and were so pleased that we did. Carlos, our guide was superb. I am a biologist, and it was lovely to see the passion for the animals that Carlos had. His detailed explanation of each of the animals, and their stage
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Date of experience: March 2020
nicci0 wrote a review Mar 2020
Galveston Island, Texas45 contributions21 helpful votes
Our family visited Proyecto Asis in early March 2020. The tour was very informative, well-paced, and fun. Our daughters are huge animal lovers and learning about conservation, the illegal animal trade, and rehabilitation efforts was really important to them. The volunteer
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from asisproject, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Hi nicci0, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for your support. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here. It is great to read it was a highlight. We hope to meet again, maybe for a different program of the ones we have available.
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About the operator

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By: Proyecto Asis
Brian A
Drove 40 minutes because all their materials said you could make reservations at the desk. When we got there, the f
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Loved it!
We loved our visit to this sanctuary. Very informative. We even saw a wild monkey who followed us around up in the
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Very Educational & Fun
We loved doing both of the tours at the rescue center. Lady was very knowledgeable about the sloths, and we enjoye
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Roaming wildlife and nice displays
We visited this venue with a tour group and were let off and picked up in the front so not sure of the size of the
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Wonderful Experience
What a great place, doing great work, by really great and wonderful people! We did the tour + volunteering and it w
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jill c
No sloths to be seen, but lots of birds!
Small, nice park easy to walk through. The restaurant was the best part as many birds come right by so great for sp
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Very dry tour.. not recommended for small children
I came with a group including two young kids.. it was almost two hours of straight talking including a ten minute v
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Great Education
Great place to learn about the animals and how to protect them. Glad to see that there is a strong emphasis on chan
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Wonderful way to see and learn about animals and birds up close.
Great place to see animals up close in a rehab centre rather than a zoo. The work they do is wonderful and the guid
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True sanctuary that rehabilitates and releases. No animal selfies!
True sanctuary that doesn’t seek to exploit the animals for tourist gain. Learned a lot about sloths and sadly the
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erica e
A must-see!
We did the whole deal: Wildlife Rescue Center, Volunteering, Sloth Sanctuary and it was all worth while! Carlos wa
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Do it all! This is a true animal sanctuary! Every age can learn and benefit from this amazing team!!
This is a wonderful place for anyone to go to but especially families. We signed up for sloth tour, wildlife tou
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An informative visit to a place making a real difference to wildlife
My husband and I spent the full day at Proyecto Asis. We had a guided tour of the Sloth Rescue Centre in the mornin
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for nature lovers this is paradise, We did the morning tour and we just love it, Excellent tour, many birds and fr
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Arenal National Park
The trails are very well cared for and well layed out. The guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we all had ti
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Key Details
  • Arenal Volcano, Proyecto Asis
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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