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Costa Rica Trek November 2012

22nd November - 2nd December 2012

Explore Costa Rica's diverse landscapes, from rainforest to mountains to volcanoes before arriving at the crystal blue sea. A remote and rewarding challenge awaits...

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Home to five per cent of the planets biodiversity, everything from palm tree-lined tropical beaches to smoking volcanoes, cloud forest, rainforest and mangrove our trek will take us through coffee plantations and oak forests deep into cloud forest and dense tropical rainforest. Serenaded by howler monkeys and exotic bird calls, before finishing on a beautiful tropical beach.

The following give you a brief taste of the challenge ahead.

Day 1:
Depart from London to San Jose, overnight in the capital city

Day 2:
Start trekking at Cerro Frio and head to San Gerardo through cloud forest

Day 3:
From San Gerardo to Angeles and the highest part of the trek

Day 4:
Angeles to Savegre heading through coffee plantations and pass spectacular views over the valley of several huge waterfalls

Day 5:
Climbing out of the valley towards Rio Nuevo we witness at first hand the famers growing bananas, coffee, sugarcane and a variety of vegetables

Day 6:
We leave Rio Nuevo and head towards La Guaria passing through several small villages

Day 7:
Our penultimate day provides views of the lush valley below and the Pacific Ocean in the distance

Day 8:
San Juan de Dios to Playa Baru - our final day finishing on the beach

Day 9:
Free day at the beach - Dominical

Day 10:
Drive to San Jose – Departure

Day 11:
Arrive London

Skyline are acting as agents for the tour operator ATOL 10069.

Is the trip for me?

Definitely! This trip is suitable for people of all ages. The one thing everyone has in common is a sense of adventure and the desire to do something challenging for a great cause! Some people come with friends or family but most people come on their own so what are you waiting for? Sign up today for a fantastic experience and the opportunity to make life long friends.

How fit do I need to be?

People from all walks of life will take part in this challenge and most people will be exactly like you. But it's vital that you train so that you get he most out of the trek. We will send you a suggested training plan and are on hand to help you with your training tips.

How much do I have to raise?

See below.

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

£349

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! For a nominal administration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability). This will give you the opportunity to discover more of this amazing country independently.

Will you help me?

YES! One of our highly experienced tour reps will be on hand to help you in the lead up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register on the event which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

You'll enjoy tasty local dishes such as rice, chicken & pork plus lots of coffee! Vegetarian diets can be catered for.

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required though you will need to bring a sleeping bag and of course your own comfortable walking boots. We'll send you a full packing list when you register.

What will happen to my luggage during trekking days?

Your bags will be carried either in one of the vehicles or by horses. Youll just need to carry a daypack which will have all your essentials for the day!

How many people can take part?

The average group size is about 40 people although this does vary considerably from trip to trip.

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

Hotels either side of the trek, and tents during the trek.

What's included in the cost?

Flights and all internal travel, accommodation, all meals on trekking days, water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor.

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!


Location: Costa Rica, Central America

Registration Fee: £349

Sponsorship Level: £3500

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