November 17 - 27, 2023
Arrive to El Ostional, Nicaragua by the evening of Friday November 17, 2023. The expedition activities continue through Sunday November 27, 2023; participants can return home on Monday November 28, 2023 or remain for tours that require additional fees.
Total of $1,750 for program fee. This covers all meals, accommodation, transportation, project costs, and group cultural/ sightseeing expense. Airfare is not included. You may pay the program fee in two payments:
Participants may fly in to Managua Nicaragua, Liberia Costa Rica, or San Jose Costa Rica. Consider the following as you decide on flights:
- Note that the only airlines that fly into Nicaragua are Avianca, Copa, and Air Mexico (do not book on any other airline). Ground transportation from Managua to El Ostional is about 3.5 - 4 hours away.
- Liberia is the closest airport to the Nicaragua border (1.5 hours).
- San Jose is usually the most affordable airport to fly in to but requires a 5 hour drive to the border .
*Volunteers are required to purchase their own travel insurance
Participants will stay in home stays or an AirBnB in El Ostional. Meals will be provided.
El Ostional is a coastal farming village that works together to provide for and educate all in the community, and to conserve the local environment and history. Volunteer activities may include;
Expeditions include education, environmental, and cultural excursions during the evenings and weekends. This may include:
You may wish to extend your travel by adding one of the following tours (the cost of the tours is not included in the expedition fee):
To join the Nicaragua Expedition, please fill out the Expedition Interest Form.
Fill out an Expedition Interest Form.
Two months before the start of the trip, pay a $250 non-refundable deposit using the Donorbox.
One month prior to the trip departure date, use Donorbox to make your final payment of $1,500.
Purchase your airline tickets using whichever vendor you prefer. Airfare is not included in your trip fee.