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Jamie "My trip to Nicaragua was the best two weeks of my life! Such an eye opening and rewarding experience to be immersed in the the communities of Jiquilillo and Little Corn Island. My guides Teresa and Daniela were so helpful and wonderful. Monty's surf lodge is an amazing place to stay and exceeded my expectations. Cool spot in Little Corn was amazing as well. Both places are similar in that you stay..."
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Jiquilillo
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Little Corn Island
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Highlights

  • Volunteer in Nicaragua
  • Give surfing a try
  • Climb Cerro Negro
  • Discover secluded islands
Start in Jiquilillo and end in Little Corn Island! With the volunteer/community tour GIVE - Nicaragua, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Jiquilillo, Nicaragua and 2 other destinations in Nicaragua. GIVE - Nicaragua includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • AH
    Written on June 23, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was so much more than I expected. My guides were nothing but excellent, I loved every moment that I was there.
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  • EU
    Written on June 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastic! GIVE is well integrated into the community, and very knowledgeable about how sustainable development should work. I was able to have experiences with the local community that would be extremely hard to come by if I had been vacationing or possibly even traveling with another service group. On top of that, we got to do some awesome adventure activities like volcano boarding, learning how to surf, scuba diving with sharks, and more! This was my second trip with GIVE. I attended their trip to Tanzania in 2014 and I was so excited to attend their trip to Nicaragua this time around. I would HIGHLY recommend attending one of these trips!
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  • VW
    Written on June 5, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my second trip with GIVE. My first one in Thailand was amazing and life changing, and I came into this trip hoping for an equally extraordinary experience. The guides that I had (Tony Camme, Teresa Craig, Mike Cesario, Carmen Espinal, Joel Huckeba, Jennifer Lucas, and Daniela Martinez) made it their mission to provide the most authentic, inspiring, and unforgettable trip for me. I feel like what makes GIVE Nicaragua (and GIVE trips in general) superior to other organizations is their execution. They managed not to compromise their mission of providing a sustainable and healthy impact on their local communities while still engaging their volunteers in the most positive way. I came out of this trip knowing that the good I did will hold a lasting positive impact on those communities. You also can’t beat the stories and friendships you will make in these short two weeks. By the end of this trip, I gained 37 best friends and adopted 7 of them (inside joke). If I had the opportunity to go back again, I would do so in a heartbeat. If you are thinking about embarking on this journey, I encourage you to sign up and go for it!
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  • J
    Written on June 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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. Nothing about the trip felt superficial. The way the locals interact with us and the guides, you feel a sense of home and very welcome. 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. The work felt meaningful, and I never felt like a number. Tony Camme, Teresa Craig, Mike Cesario, Carmen Espinal, Joel Huckeba, Jennifer Lucas, and Daniela Martinez were my guides on this trip, and they always made me feel safe, included, and eager. If you are a parent reading this review, rest assured your son or daughter is in good hands. I never felt unsafe even once during this trip. We are always together in a group and always with at least two guides. I was never alone or scared! Each and every guide is very visibly passionate about what they do, I encourage you to talk to one if you are on the fence. I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone in a way where I felt safe to do so, and that was thanks to the competent and compassionate guides on this trip. For example, at one point, you get to climb Cerro Negro, which is a volcano with quite a hike. I was the last one up, and at so many points I didn't think I could make it, but Teresa stayed back with me and not only provided me with motivation and courage, but even helped carry my stuff and offered her own water to make my climb easier. That is above and beyond the call of duty. These guides will do whatever they need to make you feel comfortable. Very kind and special people! I am forever grateful for this trip. I learned so much from all of the guides and the locals as well. You will not regret this trip! If you're thinking about going on this trip, please do it! You will thank yourself later.
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  • J
    Written on May 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This experience has completely changed my life. It taught me more about myself, what I value, and the world outside my comfort zone. My Nicaragua trip was more than just an adventure to a different country, but rather a trip that allowed me to fully immerse into the culture of the Nica people. My guides Tony, Theresa, Mike, Carmen, Joel, Jennifer, and Daniella were some of the most caring and kindest individuals that I have met quickly becoming the people that I most looked up to. It was easy to feel like you belonged on this trip. There are not enough words to describe this experience because only living it will change your life. Try something new, something outside your comfort zone, but try it with GIVE. You will come out of feeling empowered, motivated, and strengthened to change the world.
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  • SM
    Written on May 31, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was amazing. I was nervous that with a big group we wouldn't become close or be accepted into the community... that was not the case. The community welcomed us in with full arms and I made such lasting friendships. We had great guides in Juquillio named Tony, Carmen, Mike, and Teresa. They were sweet, caring, and funny as ever! We had great conversations and they were extremely loved like family by the community members! When I got hurt pretty bad on my tailbone, they really took me under their wing and helped me as much as they could. All around amazing people. On Little Corn, Tony introduced us to Joel and Jennifer, who were also just as amazing as the last. The guides were all so passionate, the locals were welcoming, and my fellow travelers were kind. Was an amazing trip. Couldn't have asked for a better experience to help amazing communities and have a fun time.
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  • AI
    Written on January 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have never been so affected by a trip or a group of people in my life. Give has offered me the chance to grow as a person and help others who I believe are deserving of every possible opportunity I have, and they have given me more than I thought I would receive. They have given me a new family, a new home, and a new mission and passion in life. GIVE motivated me to change my major to sustainability, to educate all those in my life on ways in which we can be less harmful to our environment and to educate them on different cultures. I have learned more about myself and who I am. I now am part of a community that will forever be connected worldwide. The work itself was rewarding in various ways and that combined with really immersing ourselves in their culture multiplied that reward by thousands. I have been abroad before and have one volunteer work in the past but nothing compares to this trip and these people.
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  • KM
    Written on January 26, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Give Nicaragua changed my life, my perspective, how I view the world and how I view other people. It was a breathtaking experience that I wish everyone was able to do at least once, (even though once is not enough). The guides were incredible and I miss them so much it's not even funny. Go by yourself, meet new AMAZING friends for life. Like going on this trip is so eye opening, it'll make you realize that what you're doing back at home isn't what you want to do. Follow your dreams, give back, go on a give trip.
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  • K
    Written on January 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Going to Nicaragua with GIVE has been the best experience of my life. I would recommend this trip to literally anyone from any background. I learned so much myself and this beautiful world we live in. I can't wait to go back to Nicaragua. If you are even slightly interested in going on this trip, DO IT!
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  • J
    Written on January 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    My trip to Nicaragua was the best two weeks of my life! Such an eye opening and rewarding experience to be immersed in the the communities of Jiquilillo and Little Corn Island. My guides Teresa and Daniela were so helpful and wonderful. Monty's surf lodge is an amazing place to stay and exceeded my expectations. Cool spot in Little Corn was amazing as well. Both places are similar in that you stay in a bunk about the size of a dorm room with 2 or 3 beds, a fan, and bed nets. I never once felt unsafe on this trip, our guides would never put us in an unsafe situation. Sand boarding down Cerro Negro volcano was absolutely amazing!!! Since I went over December-January we also got to release about 100 newborn sea turtles which was a really cool experience as well. I would 100% recommend this trip! If you have any questions the GIVE organization is very helpful over the phone.
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Vaccinations

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Typhoid
Recommended for Nicaragua. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Nicaragua. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Nicaragua. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Nicaragua. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nicaragua. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Jiquilillo is the starting point and Little Corn Island is the endpoint.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1945 for GIVE - Nicaragua, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 503 km.
  • Jiquilillo (Nicaragua)
  • 147 km
  • Managua (Nicaragua)
  • 356 km
  • Little Corn Island (Nicaragua)

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