Nicaragua Itinerary

Trip Length: 14 Days Cost: $1795

Here’s a glimpse into all that awaits you in Nicaragua

Support a Sea Turtle Head Start Program | Sandboard down an active volcano | Teach English to local children & build sustainable infrastructure | Surf, kayak & paddleboard in the Pacific Ocean | Immerse yourself in Latin culture

Day 1

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!

Day 2

Start your day off with an orientation about the community that you will call home for the next 11 nights. 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!

Days 3-9

Wake up each day to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. After breakfast, we’ll 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.  In the late afternoon, we’ll wrap up volunteer work and take part in a variety of adventure and cultural immersion activities: playing soccer with locals on the beach, learning how to surf, paddle boarding, or just chilling in paradise.
On one evening, you will head to the city of Leon to visit some of the historic cathedrals, sample local street food, practice your Spanish while bargaining for souvenirs, and cap off the night with salsa dancing!

Day 10

You will have the incredible opportunity to volunteer with a Sea Turtle Head Start Program to help increase the survival rate of Nicaragua’s 4 different species of sea turtles. Through this program, sea turtle hatchlings are monitored at a nursery until they are mature enough to become integrated back into their natural environment. You will get to monitor, feed, clean, and potentially release baby sea turtles!

Day 11

Climb to the top of Cerro Negro, the youngest, most active volcano in Central America, and look out upon the expansive green landscape below. 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!

Days 12-13

Begin your over-night trek to the summit of Telica Volcano. Spend the first day hiking through the forest on our way to an epic camping spot near the volcanic crater.  We’ll enjoy a delicious dinner as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, and just as the moon and stars come out, we’ll hike up to the volcanic rim to see glowing molten lava!  Wake up on day 12 to a spectacular sunrise before we make our way back to the base of the volcano. From there it’s back to Managua for one final night of reflection and celebration!

Day 14

Trip End: All good things must come to an end. Soak up your last few hours in Nicaragua before heading home, OR join GIVE’s SCUBA Reef Conservation Program!
  • All accommodations within Nicaragua, which have access to basic amenities and security
  • All group transportation within Nicaragua, excluding flights from Managua to Big Corn Island for SCUBA: Reef Conservation
  • 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
  • Flights to/from Nicaragua, including your flights from Managua to Big Corn Island for SCUBA: Reef Conservation, 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)

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Extend Your Trip!

Extend Your Stay in Nicaragua & scuba dive in the caribbean!

SCUBA: Reef Conservation

Trip Length: 14 days Cost: $1995 (Save $100)

Complete 16 dives in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean while building artificial reefs, implanting native coral species and conducting underwater surveys on sharks, sea turtles and other marine life.

Make the ocean your classroom and earn your PADI Open Water, Coral Reef Ecology and Ecological Monitoring certifications.

Immerse yourself in the Caribbean culture of Little Corn Island and work with local children to protect their surrounding environment.

Earn Academic Credit Abroad (Not Available For SCUBA: Reef Conservation): deepen your understanding of the country you’re visiting and the projects you’re supporting by taking GIVE’s accredited course! Learn More Here.