Why RAW?

The R.A.W. Tours Experience

We recognize there are plenty of options for planning an alternative break, summer class abroad or volunteer project; but at RAW we pride ourselves on creating life changing experiences that have real impact on our local communities in Costa Rica. Aside from that, below is a short list of what you can expect with on any of our projects:

  • Pre-departure Orientation Guide – Includes detailed travel, safety and cultural information plus many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
  • Not only do we carry general liability insurance for our groups and projects but we also include and provide all participants with a cost effective Travel and Medical Insurance Coverage option by a top rated carrier; this includes coverage for trip interruption, delay, and cancellation, lost baggage, medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and more.
  • All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • Volunteers will stay in facilities that have been inspected and approved by Raw Tours staff. In order to be approved facilities must have the following: safe and clean sleeping areas, clean and functional bathroom facilities, showers, sanitary food services, access to medical support, bathroom facilities, and clean fresh water.
  • Meet and greet at the airport by our RAW project coordinator (At any time, any day or night!).
  • Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency
  • Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our RAW project coordinator.
  • Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.
  • Private Transportation to project site with our RAW project coordinator. Includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.
  • Recreational day – depending on your project this could be free time at the beach for snorkeling or surfing lessons, whitewater rafting trip, Canopy Zip-line tours, or many other options Costa Rica offers.
  • City tour of the capitol of Costa Rica, San Jose(destination dependent)
  • Departure transfer by our RAW project coordinator.
  • Complimentary Program T-shirt.
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