Nicaragua Trip Length: 13 Days
Here’s a glimpse into all that awaits you in Nicaragua
Sandboard down an active volcano | Teach English to local children & teens | Surf, kayak & paddleboard in the Pacific | Build homes for families displaced by rising sea-levels | Camp on the summit of Telica volcano | Restore mangrove forests
Trip Commencement: Meet your GIVE team leaders at the Managua airport and head to your new beachfront home, a small fishing village on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua!
Start your day off with an orientation about the community that you will call home during your trip. After learning all about the projects and community you will be working with you will then head out on a boat ride through the mangrove forest and plant your own mangrove trees!
Wake up each day to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. After breakfast, begin work on our English education and eco-friendly infrastructure projects. Volunteer until lunchtime and then relax on the beach for a couple hours before returning to the project site for the rest of the afternoon. Spend the evenings doing adventure and cultural immersion activities: playing soccer with locals on the beach, learning to speak Spanish, making traditional Nicaraguan dishes, salsa dancing, surfing, paddle boarding, or releasing baby sea-turtles.
Climb to the summit of Telica Volcano. We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean and camp beneath the stars near the volcanic rim. After waking up to a spectacular sunrise, head to the city of Leon to visit some historic cathedrals, sample local street food, and bargain for souvenirs.
Climb to the top of Cerro Negro, the youngest, most active volcano in Central America. Feel the tremors and radiating heat atop the volcanic arc before strapping in and gliding across black volcanic sand all the way to the bottom! Head further south to cool off and spend the night on the shores of a volcanic lake.
Wake up on the shore of an ancient lake! Spend your morning kayaking and chilling out in the clear waters of Laguna De Apollo, formed 23,000 years ago from a volcanic explosion. After lunch you’ll travel to Costa Rica for your last stop in the city of Liberia.
Trip End: Soak up your last few hours in Liberia before heading home. Or, continue your journey by packaging Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
**THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
- All accommodations within Nicaragua, which have access to basic amenities and security
- All group transportation within Nicaragua
- All meals throughout your stay (country specific exceptions)
- All of your epic adventure and cultural immersion activities
- Funding for volunteer projects
- Drinking water 24/7
What’s Not Included?
- Flights to/from Nicaragua, along with associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country entry/exit taxes.
- Medical and Travelers insurance
- Passport and visa (specific to your citizenship)
- Vaccinations (specific to host country)