Our Service Expeditions
The fee includes all food, lodging, transportation, materials, equipment, professional bilingual guides 24/7, programmed activities, and a donation to the communities we visit. Since we also believe in supporting social and economic development in Central America 10% of the total fee we charge is donated to the communities with which our students work and live.
The fee does not include international airfare, personal health insurance, airport taxes, or personal expenses. For every six students CASE pays the service expedition fee and $650 airfare for an accompanying chaperone.
Explore Cuba with Central American Service Expeditions! Our exclusive service and intercultural trips to Cuba fully satisfy the General License requirements for People-to-People group travel to Cuba as stipulated by the US Treasury Department so you can travel to Cuba with confidence!
We meet with Cuban academics and artists to learn about the Cuban economy, environmental conservation, the arts, and music. Highlights include snorkeling to examine reef health, painting and theater workshops, travel in classic American cars, salsa dance classes, and more!
Come see Cuba and learn about a fascinating country that somehow combines a centrally planned socialist economy with tropical salsa rhythms! There's no place quite like it in the world.
"I don't want to leave. I got to see a country that is normally presented in a negative light and I love Cuba now. It showed how people can still be so great."
Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC
This trip allows you to see first hand how different types of sustainable energy are produced in Central America. The trip is perfect for teachers who want to expand their STEM/STEAM courses or provide students the chance to learn about alternatives to fossil fuels. This innovative service expedition to the foothills of Costa Rica's grand Miravalles Volcano includes discussions with experts about geothermal, wind, solar and hydroelectric energy production, meaningful service opportunities, intercultural exchange with the local community, and recreational visits to hot springs, the beach, and canopy tour! Please contact us for a detailed itinerary and to see how the trip can be adjusted to complement topics teachers are exploring in class.
In Costa Rica you can experience the grandeur of the tropical rainforest, help conserve endangered sea turtles, swim in pristine beaches, glide on a zipline through the forest canopy, see a big Central American city up close, or visit the crater of an active volcano with a professional volcanologist.
CASE runs trips to a community in the indigenous Bribri territiories, to a rural farming community in the mountains above the Pacific Ocean, and to turtle conservation beach camps on the Atlantic. You have the choice of staying with local families or rustic lodges run by the community.
Due to the remote location only family stays are available. Staying with a local family deepens the cultural immersion and Spanish language practice.
During the Panama service expedition you will have the opportunity to spend time on a beautiful Caribbean beach, visit an active volcano, and enjoy a zipline tour through the forest canopy or whitewater rafting down a river through the rainforest.
During the Granada service expedition you will have the opportunity to visit two massive active volcanoes and kayak among the islands of Lake Nicaragua.
During the El Castillo service expedition you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient town and kayak on the waters of the San Juan River and tributaries. CASE groups have the option of staying with families or at a local lodge.