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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
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Description: Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and...
Previous Reservation is required. Proyecto Asis is a Wildlife Shelter and Environmental Education Center located very close to La Fortuna. Wild animals which have been found wounded, forsaken or are rescued from the black market by the local forest rangers are brought here. Those that cannot be released are used within our educational programs. In order to finance our shelter, we offer daily tours and volunteer activities. Schedules: Monday to Saturday at 8:30 am or at 1:00 pm. Sundays Closed. Easy access facilities and trails for all ages.
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
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Great tour with Carlos

Carlos did a great job taking our family (2adults, 3 kids) on a tour of Proyecto Asis. It was great hearing the details about the animals that you can only get on a private tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Carlos did a great job taking our family (2adults, 3 kids) on a tour of Proyecto Asis. It was great hearing the details about the animals that you can only get on a private tour. I highly recommend staying for the "volunteer work" after. The only "work" is cutting up the food that you get to feed to all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We volunteered the entire day and then stayed with a host family for the evening. Our kids (15 & 12) loved it and so did we. The staff at Proyecto was awesome and really cared about us and the animals. The host family (Rosa) was the kindest lady. Rosa and her daughter took great care of our family. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved the tour and are very glad we paid more to stay and volunteer afterwards. We got to feed all the animals-monkeys, macaws, parrots and more. We got to see the Mama Caiman and her seventeen babies and the kids fed the parrots while standing in their cage. Carlos was both informative and entertaining. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

stayed with a lovely lady and her two young children for a week while volunteering on the project, best week of my trip! such kind, chilled out people always, definitely recommend! they even arranged a trip to la fortuna to swim in the waterfalls and a football match against the locals:) if you're going to visit, definitely worth staying for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Get Adrian to give you a tour, he was so passionate about the animals, he kind of changed our lives! But beg him not to squeeze the peccary's musk gland in front of you - wow, we're still recovering from that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a great guide who introduced us to all the animals. I learned so much about wildlife of Costa Rica and endangered species. The animals here are all here for their safety and have personalities of their own. People were so friendly. Jessica the spider monkey even tried to grab my hair after I held her hand! My son... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did the 1 1/2 tour and found to be very educational and interactive! Nearly all of the animals had been rescued from locals who were illegally keeping them as pets. We were told that because of this only some, not all of the animals are able to be released into the wild. While we didn't opt for the volunteering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Awesome experience. We went zip lining the day before and I thought that would be the highlight of the trip for my kids. Well I was wrong. My family and the friends we went with thought that Proyecto Asis was the best part of our trip. If you are visiting CR, put it at the top of your list.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

So the ratings on this are great and it was the number one of Trip Advisor. Well we are not sure why. It is not a Zoo there are like 8 cages. All the animals are rescuers from locals for are not supposes to have wild life for pets. I paid for my kids to do the feeding experience which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Participated in the tour and volunteering. Carlos was engaging and educational. Love the group's purpose to rehabilitate and re-enter into the wild when possible. Hand feeding the animals was a highlight.

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Address: Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4400, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2475 9121
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos

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