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Simply by traveling with OAT, you support the work of the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation. Alan and Harriet Lewis created the Foundation with the mission of changing people's lives through travel—which includes both the travelers who journey with OAT, and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
Learn more about our work in Costa Rica, and what you'll experience during your itinerary:
A Day in the Life of Altamira Village
Your school visit at Altamira is just one aspect of your A Day in the Life experience, which is featured on most O.A.T. itineraries. Each A Day in the Life is specially tailored to showcase daily life in your destination—in this case, the Altamira village on the fringes of Costa Rica's lush rain forest. You'll get to know the local people through conversation and hands-on activities, getting an authentic glimpse of what life is really like here—and not just the typical tourist's version.Read more
Supporting a World Classroom: Costa Rica
By seeing how children are educated all over the world, we gain a rare understanding of different cultural values—as well as the common values that unite us all. That’s why Grand Circle Foundation supports the Altamira School in Costa Rica.Read more
Alan and Harriet Lewis founded Grand Circle Foundation in 1992 as a means of giving back to the world we travel. Because they donate an annually determined amount of revenue from our trips, we consider each one of our travelers as a partner in the Foundation’s work around the world. To date, the Foundation has pledged or donated more than $164 million in support of 300 different organizations—including 60 villages and nearly 100 schools that lie in the paths of our journeys.
Learn more at the grandcirclefoundation.org