Our program in Nicaragua includes opportunities to contribute to the community, explore cool seaside towns, and hike towering volcanoes. In our free time, we’ll have the option to learn some Spanish and take a surf lesson at a gorgeous beach. We begin our adventure in San Juan del Sur, a picturesque town with a wide brown-sugar beach.

We first volunteer with Barrio Planta, an organization that gives low-income youth and adults new educational tools. We’ll add to their learning environment with workshops in drama and creative arts.

Then we’ll head to Granada, the country’s oldest Colonial city, and take in its remarkably restored architecture. We’ll experience the culture at the Masaya National Artisan Market and cruise the archipelago of tiny islands called the Isletas de Granada. Our community work in the city will be with La Esperanza, where we’ll strive to foster a love of learning through the tutoring of impoverished students. Our July participants will also travel to Ometepe Island, home to the Concepción and Maderas volcanoes. Here we’ll volunteer with Educación de Medio Ambiente de Ometepe (EMAO) to recycle plastic bottles into bricks for construction in order to preserve the natural environment. We’ll hike on Maderas Volcano, explore the cloud forest, and spot howler monkeys amongst the trees.

Before leaving this idyllic island, we’ll swim in the tranquil Ojo de Agua, a peaceful swimming hole nestled in the forest. We’ll end our adventure with a farewell banquet.

Included in your Program:

Cruise of the Isletas de Granada, visit to the Artisan Masaya Market, and volcano hike and swim in Ojo de Agua on Ometepe Island (July only).
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:

  • Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
  • Group airport transfers at location•Transportation for moves between cities with the group
  • Accommodation
  • Financial and material donations to local community partners
  • Community service materials
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Farewell Banquet and Awards Night
  • Supervision
  • Pre-departure briefing and materials
  • Designated outings and activities
  • City orientation tours
  • Use of free Internet, where available*
  • Access to our Travel Journal and Vidigami
  • Regular exercise activities
  • And much more!

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:

  • Departure taxes, fees, and surcharges
  • Registration fee of $195
  • Medical insurance / cancellation protection
  • Travel visas, where applicable
  • Lunch, except at select volunteer projects
  • Additional food / beverages
  • Optional Excursions

Flight Details

Monday, July 3, 2017

American Airlines flight 2635

Depart Toronto 1:00 pm

Arrive Miami 4:18 pm

Monday, July 3, 2017

American Airlines flight 993

Depart Miami 6:03 pm

Arrive Managua 6:50 pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017

American Airlines flight 994

Depart Managua 7:00 am

Arrive Miami 11:39 am

Saturday, July 15, 2017

American Airlines flight 2673

Depart Miami 2:00 pm

Arrive Toronto 5:20 pm

Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

*Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $575 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit www.blythsummers.com/fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change.

**Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.

July 3 – 15, 2017

July Fees

Travel Services
(incl. taxes & fees)
$2,300
Tuition & Supervision$770
Total:$3,070*

or use your Aeroplan Points

Accommodations

Accommodations for the 2017 programs will become available at a later date.

Optional Excursions

A comprehensive list of optional excursions for the Nicaragua Community Service: July will become available in 2017.  Please click below to view our Optional Excursion page. Optional Excursions

Testimonials

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