Costa Rica 2023
Activities will include light hiking and optional zip lining and kayaking.
Generally paved with some bumpy dirt roads.
Throughout the duration of the trip we'll stay at 3 different locations.
The lush jungles of Costa Rica are tranquil, untouched and inhabited with extraordinary wildlife. Join our team as we travel to source cacao from our farming partners, become immersed in rich Latin American culture, and explore the beauty and natural wonder that Costa Rica is famous for. Experience firsthand the importance of ethically traded cacao–we'll even make our own chocolate right on a cacao farm!
Being known for it's diverse array of unique wildlife, we'll see some incredible animals as we spend time in the cloud forests of Monteverde, where we'll zip-line and hike on majestic hanging bridges. The trip will end with relaxation on the beach in 1 of 5 blue zones in the world, while we enjoy snorkeling and kayaking to a remote island.
This Costa Rica Adventure is a delightful blend of food, nature, and fun! There will be several hands-on activities involving cacao and coffee that all ages will enjoy, including making our own chocolate and harvesting cacao pods. Get a first-hand look at the diverse array of wildlife unique to Costa Rica as we see sloths, birds, reptiles, and other creatures. Enjoy some time in the sun, in the water, and exploring lush jungles in this exciting Origin Adventure.
Origin Adventures started as a way to take you to meet the farmers who grow the cacao and coffee beans we use in our products. These trips are the ultimate way to experience a transparent, direct-trade supply chain - from farmer and raw bean, all the way to finished product. At the heart of every Origin Adventure are our farming partners - they’re the reason we do what we do. In Costa Rica we are proud to have Nahua Cacao as our cocoa partners. Nahua buys fresh cocoa from more than 400 small cocoa producers. Nahua pays up to 3 times higher than other buyers and takes it upon themselves to ferment, dry and ensure that all of the cocoa we buy is exceptional.
Accommodations & Food
This trip provides plenty of time to relax, swim, experience culture and enjoy local food. All participants will share lodging with immediate travel partners, or with a same-gender roommate. We'll be staying in comfortable lodgings throughout our journey.
Accommodation Styles:Hotels & lodges for all nights. 2 nights in 4 locations. All bookings are double-occupancy minimally with families being the exception.
Meet Your Guides
You’ll be accompanied by members of the Moka Origins team, along with local hosts and experts at our destination.
Jeff is the CEO & Co-Founder of Moka Origins, and has been traveling internationally since 2007 when he and his wife Chelsea started working in Cameroon. He has a passion for working with cacao and coffee farmers and enjoys traveling and tasting chocolate in his free time. Jeff normally spends a good part of each year in Cameroon, Africa leading community development initiatives.
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Chelsea has been leading international group travel for 15 years, while also working on numerous humanitarian initiatives in Cameroon, Mexico and India. Chelsea graduated from UW Madison with a degree in Interior Design and has a passion for design, aesthetic and branding, which she has applied to our Moka brand since 2015.
Chelsea finds great joy in curating group travel experiences, spending time her two kids and creating culinary experiences.
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Juan Pablo is the CEO and Founder of Nahua Cacao. Juan Pablo has been responsible for developing various environmental and cacao projects in Latin America. He is the Chairman of the Costa Rican Fine Cacao Chamber.
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Dates & Prices
Trip 1: June 23-July 1 (Open)
Trip 2: July 7 - July 15, 2023 (Open)
- Early Registration Price: $3550 (pay before Aug 31, 2022)
- Normal Registration Price: $4000 (after Aug 31, 2022)
- Kids Registration Price: $3050
- Deposit Amount: $1000 (secures your spot on the trip)
- All ground transportation and airport transfer in Costa Rica
- All meals scheduled in itinerary
- All accommodations as scheduled in itinerary
- All itinerary activities
- All gratuity charges
- International travel to/from Costa Rica
- Additional excursions and activities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Visas and travel insurance