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Proyecto Asis
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US$54.00*
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Volunteer Program and Tour at Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica
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US$31.00*
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Wildlife Rescue Center Tour in Costa Rica
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited proyecto Asis at the end of August 2014. We drove in from La Fortuna (40 minutes) with no problems (easy to find). We were greeted by friendly staff who spoke English and Spanish to us. Our guides name was Carlos and he was absolutely fantastic! Super friendly, knowledgable, and willing to answer all questions. We were given a tour with individual stories about why all the animals are there and an understanding about each animal (spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, Ocelot, makaw, parrots, peccaries, turkey type animal, boa snake, toucan). The love Proyecto Asis has for its rescued animals is truly shown. Their goals seems to be releasing as many as possible back in to their natural environment if capable. They provide them with two nice big meals a day, decent enclosures, and well thought out treatment plans. We chose to volunteer and are glad that we did. We had the opportunity to cut up fruit and feed the animals. We were not able to go in with the monkeys (as they are wild animals that hopefully can be released back out in to their natural habitat) however, we were able to feed them from our hands and hold/pet their hands and arms through their enclosures. We were able to go inside of the parrot enclosure (40ish parrots) and feed them from our hands. This was amazing! The parrots landed all over us and our awesome guide used our camera to take pictures of us. He even took it upon himself to take other nice pictures for us along the way (our hands were busy holding fruit for the animals). We were given a break with fresh fruit and juice/water/coffee halfway through. Overall, wonderful experience. We learned a great deal about the animals at the sanctuary and in Costa Rica. The money spent there goes directly back to helping the sanctuary and animals which is also a plus!

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asisproject, Front Office Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2014

Hola Robin B,

Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad to know about your experience, the good attention and the great guide. We really appreciate your donation and support as it helps us continue preserving wildlife and sharing this important message to all of our kind visitors.

Regards,

- Proyecto Asis staff

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We went to Costa Rica in November...great time to go, no one there. I believe the best thing we did was go to Proyecto Asis and help out for a couple of hours. Our 'helping out' was fixing the food for the animals and feeding it to them. We all (husband, wife, and two boys ages 14 and 11) got to hold a baby monkey. The kids got to go in one of the monkey's cages and feed the young monkeys. We also fed lots of birds and learned more about the wildlife in CR. Besides this, we went zip lining near Arenal (very nice, especially in November, because we went early and ended up being the only guests in our group....so 4 guides to 4 guests) We also went on a boat ride down the Sarapiqui river. Saw lots of wildlife. Still, Proyecto Asis was the highlight.

2  Thank C K
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asisproject, Front Office Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2014

Hola C K,

Thanks for sharing your experience and let everyone else know about this great opportunity for the entire family. We are so glad to read about it. We also thank you for your contribution that helps us to continue on this mission. We are thrilled to know the fact that this was your highlight in Costa Rica.

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- Proyecto Asis staff

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

The place is great and well managed. Everything was smooth from booking to the actual tour.

Our guide was great and very passionate about the center and wildlife.

Some of the birds are in pretty bad shape and he explained us the recovery process which was really interesting.

We had a lot of contacts with monkeys which was great, although a bit sad to see them in a cage. This being part of the recovery process, it eases a bit the awkward feeling that you get when learning about each animal's story.

Overall great experience - I'd recommend !

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asisproject, Front Office Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2014

Hola ponponfbess,

Proyecto Asis thanks you for your visit and contribution for this cause and mission of preserving wildlife. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the activity. Thanks for recommending the visit. We are glad to know your feelings about the experience.
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- Proyecto Asis staff

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

It is an interesting place to learn about the challenges they are facing with their wildlife in Costa Rica. It is a hands on experience because you get to prepare and feed the animals. We also learned they have summer internships for college age students also. One tip however is to bring an umbrella and make sure you have a lot of bug spray on. Pricey but overall a great experience.

Thank NomadicKat
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asisproject, Front Office Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2014

Hola NomadicKat,

We want to thank you for attending our tour. That helps us to continue on this important mission. We are pleased that you enjoyed the time spent here.

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Proyecto Asis staff

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

If you love animals, then you're in heaven! My young girls and I absolutely loved the very informative tour of the premises and the interaction with the animals there, especially the baby animals. We have fond memories and beautiful photos that we will treasure for a long time.
It's an easy 20 minute drive from La Fortuna with plenty of parking and we even saw two sloths on our way back.

Thank cha72
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asisproject, Front Office Manager at Proyecto Asis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2014

Hola cha72,

We appreciate your willingness to meet at Proyecto Asis. Your visit contributed immensely to the rescue center. We are so glad to read about your experience and how you all loved the visit.

Kind regards,

- Proyecto Asis staff

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