Trek Costa Rica

Experience the jungles of Costa Rica with us

Trek the rainforest from Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast to the Caribbean

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Discover wildlife and support Girlguiding as you trek through tropical rainforest.

When: 7 Nov – 18 Nov 2018

Registration fee: £399 

Fundraising target: £3600 – this covers your donation to Girlguiding, flights, accommodation, trek guides and other support. It doesn't include your registration fee.

Information about the trek

This is a once in a life time opportunity to discover the world and yourself.

We'll trek across coffee plantations and oak forests into dense tropical rainforest, taking in Costa Rica’s highest active volcano. Costa Rica’s rainforests are world-famous for their diversity, making this is an incredible opportunity to experience one of the world’s most incredible eco-systems. All while raising money for the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women.

You’ll be taking on a challenging walk over a range of wild terrain, see our training plan for this trip.

How do I reach my fundraising target?

Your fundraising target and registration fee are broken down into two payments:

  • First payment - £2880 (80% of target) by 15 July 2018
  • Second payment - £720 (20% of target) by 15 September 2018

You’ll receive a supporter pack when you sign up, chock full of fundraising ideas to get you started. Take a look at the charity fundraising ideas on our website too. You’ll also get monthly emails with ideas and advice on how to raise money. And get to speak to our dedicated fundraising team who can also help you create a tailored fundraising plan to help you reach your goal.

What will my fundraising total cover?

The £3600 includes your donation to Girlguiding and your trip costs. Girlguiding receive around half of the fundraised target. Your trip costs cover:
  • All travel between London and San Jose.
  • Your accommodation and flights
  • All meals (except three as specified in the itinerary).
  • Group leaders, a doctor, cooks and drivers, who will all support you on the trek Safety equipment and instruction, plus any entrance fees to reserves and sites on the trek itinerary. 

How fit do you need to be?

This trek is designed to be challenging, but you don’t have to be super fit to take part. It’s achievable for most people provided you train well in advance. See our training guide for more advice.

Can I do this on my own?

Yes! When you sign up, you’ll get access to our group Facebook page to talk to your fellow trekkers and make friends. We’ll also have a trek briefing day where you will meet everyone before you travel. Lots of our groups continue to be friends after the trip has ended and have even been on more treks.

Emma, 32

Emma, 32 Previous challenge participant who trekked to Machu Picchu

Taking on my trek changed my life. I am now more confident (and fitter) than I was before I went to Peru. Every time I think about it, it makes me feel good about myself and spurs me on to try new things. I cannot describe how amazing it was. Thank you Girlguiding. 

Sign up today

Register now to be sure of a place on this incredible trek.

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