14 Days – 28 Days
GIVE’s Nicaragua Excursion immerses you in rural fishing villages along the Pacific coast to build sustainable infrastructure, teach fundamental English lessons and protect endangered sea turtles. Spend your free time surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking in the Pacific Ocean, and cap off your adventure by sandboarding down an active volcano! After your trip, join GIVE’s SCUBA Reef Conservation Program to complete 16 dives in 14 days and earn 3 diving certifications on an island in the Caribbean!
Teach english to local children
Camp at the rim of Telica Volcano
Release baby sea turtles
Sandboard down an active volcano
Build eco-friendly infrastructure
Surf, paddleboard and kayak in the Pacific
Become one with the community
You will have a variety of opportunities to make a positive impact in our host communities of Nicaragua. Work side by side with community members to improve the infrastructure at local schools, thereby providing a more productive learning environment for teachers and students. You will also have the opportunity to teach in these schools, providing fundamental English lessons to local children, teens and adults. Last but not least, support a Sea Turtle Head Start Program designed to increase the survival rate of endangered sea turtles!
GIVE’s Nicaragua Excursion takes you from the black sands of Pacific Coast beaches to the glowing craters of Pacific Rim volcanoes. Spend your free time on the coast surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, playing beach soccer and salsa dancing, before heading inland to experience two volcanoes in two incredibly unique ways. Dig your fingers into the earth atop Cerro Negro to feel the mountain breathing beneath you, before strapping on your sandboard and gliding across black volcanic sand to the bottom. Close out your adventure by camping at the summit of Telica Volcano, and hiking to the volcanic rim after sunset to see glowing molten lava inside the crater!
“Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. This trip blew every expectation I had out of the park. It truly is an experience you have to try yourself to understand the hype. This program is eye opening and inspiring; it will challenge you both mentally and physically. You have an opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture in the most authentic way…I got to spend as much time with the locals as I did my fellow volunteers, who are now ALL my family. It is amazing how closely you are able to connect with each other on this trip in only two short weeks.”Jacquie