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N I C A R A G U A

MANAGUA & JIQUILILLO

JULY 27 - Aug 1, 2018 | Price: $1,650

-ON HOLD-

This trip is on hold until further notice. Please contact us if you have a specific question. 

 
 
 

BUILD HOMES ALONGSIDE FAMILIES, EXPLORE NICARAGUA & FORM MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS.

We have partnered with TECHO to build homes alongside local volunteers and the families receiving the homes. We will spend two days assembling homes, sharing meals and conclude with a key giving ceremony, welcoming the family into their new homes.

Throughout the past 20 years, TECHO has built over 100,000 transitional housing units in 19 Latin American countries - and all by mobilizing nearly 1M youth volunteers.

Learn more at techo.org

 
 
 
 

IS THIS YOUR JOURNEY? 

Price: $1,650

Includes:

  • 5 nights/6 days lodging
  • transport
  • all shared meals 

How to Book: Click the 'Join the Journey' button below and use a credit or debit card to put down a $500 deposit. This secures your spot, and applies toward the total cost of the trip. You won't need to pay the remainder payment until 45 days before the trip begins. 
Payment plans available.

When you book, you'll receive everything you need in an email: flight info, packing list, and details about the build. 

Impact Project: Home Build, led by nonprofit partner TECHO 

Max Capacity: 50 people

Traveler Ranking: Moderate to Advanced - recommended for adventurous travelers who are able/willing to do manual labor (no home build experience required)

Vibe: Physical work, Strength, Cultural Immersion,  Self Growth & Exploration

More questions? Call our team at 818-639-1359 to have them all answered. 

 
 

I T I N E R A R Y

Once your Journey is booked, you are with us from start to finish. That means, all transportation, meals, lodging, impact materials, excursions, workshops, and other daily activities are included. Once you book you will receive detailed instructions on what to pack, how to get from the airport to check-in when you arrive, and other FAQ's.


 

Day 1

TRAVEL

Arrival day, staggered check-in, group dinner 

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Day 2-3

IMPACT

Day 1 of home build, alongside families and local volunteers.  Camp overnight.

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Day 4 

INTEGRATION

Relax and explore. Surf, yoga and meditation, shared meals, and beach time awaits. 

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Day 5

INTEGRATION

Integration continued. Day 2 concludes with key ceremony. 

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Day 6

TRAVEL

Farewells and shuttles back to the airport to return home.

 
 

THE EXPERIENCE

 


MANAGUA

Arrive in Managua, where we settle in and meet the rest of the crew. 

With an early morning wake up call, we will head to the build site for orientation with other volunteers. We will spend all day building the homes, and finish the day with a simple local meal. We bed down in a municipal building in sleeping bags, and rise Sunday to get back to work. By Sunday evening, the new homes are complete and we celebrate with a key ceremony, where we watch the family walk into their new home for the first time. 

Duration: 2 days

Accommodations: Local hostel + camping

Impact Activities:

  • Home Build: pre-fab homes, build led by local college student leaders and TECHO volunteers 
  • Community interaction and immersion: shared meals, arts and crafts, games
  • Experiential learning
 
 
 

JIQUILILLO

For the integration, we will travel to the coast where we will experience the wonders of Nicaragua's shoreline. We will take this time explore one of nature's wonders, the mangrove forests, or adventure on a volcano hike! Fill your days with surfing, kayaking and paddle-boarding, and include visits to the local community center, english school and more.  

Duration: 3 days

Accommodations: Monty's Beach Lodge

Workshops:

  • Yoga & Meditation 
  • Kayaking & Paddle boarding 
  • Horseback riding 
  • Volcano Boarding  
  • ...and more! 

EXCURSIONS:

  VOLCANO SURFING

VOLCANO SURFING

  DEEP SEA FISHING

DEEP SEA FISHING

  KAYAK PADRE RAMOS WILDLIFE RESERVE

KAYAK PADRE RAMOS WILDLIFE RESERVE

  HORSEBACK RIDING

HORSEBACK RIDING

  VOLCANO HIKE

VOLCANO HIKE

  BOAT SURFING

BOAT SURFING

  LOCAL FOOD/MARKET TOUR

LOCAL FOOD/MARKET TOUR

  PADDLE BOARDING

PADDLE BOARDING

 

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