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7-Days in Nicaragua, All Domestic Transportation Included - $1,299 Trip Costs!
Fundraising and Payment Plan Options Available. International Airfare NOT Included.
An incredible chance to gain a whole new perspective on yourself, your life and your world.
Justifi Nicaragua is an epic journey through an exotic country, involving adventure activities, meaningful volunteer work, fires on the beach, mindfulness and personal growth sessions, swimming in waterfalls and volcanic crater lakes, sunset nature hikes – all spiced up with a great group of fellow travelers from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Learn and Explore The Northern Highlands
Explore Esteli, in the heart of the Nicaraguan highlands, learn about the environmental devastation that is happening in Nicaragua. Get trained in methods and best practices in conservation work and visit successful local conservation projects. Bonus Activities: Visit a cigar factory in the cigar capital of Central America, rappel down a 40 meter waterfall in a pristine nature preserve.
Go Remote! Overnights in Tropical Dry Forest.
Spend 2 days in the pristine countryside with local community, teach environmental sustainability with local children, build small infrastructure to support sustainability projects, and teach in local school centers.
Culture and Spanish Colonial Charm in Granada
Explore the rich cultural heritage of Nicaragua in one of the oldest Spanish colonial cities in Central or South America. Volunteer projects with children in the outskirts of town. Bonus Activities: Boat cruise through 365 islands in Lake Nicaragua, Swimming at Laguna De Apoyo - a gorgeous crater lake in a dormant volcano!
SHABBAT AND BEACH FIESTAS IN SAN JUAN DEL SUR
Finish the trip strong with a multi-cultural Shabbat on with Israeli backpackers in the Pacific coastal town of San Juan Del Sur, one of Latin America's most infamous backpacker hotspots. Enjoy a final night of fiestas at local discotheques before catching an early morning flight back home.
What You'll Experience With Justfi:
GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AND THE WORLD:
Justifi trips take you out of your comfort zone and empower you to find clarity, joy, direction and inspiration in your life. Facilitated discussions, mindfulness and meditation sessions, morning stretching and experiential education help people tap into their potential, break down obstacles and move forward happily and healthily in life. Through traditional Jewish wisdom, start implementing practical tools towards personal mastery, leadership and contribution.
One of the purposes of life, as well as one of the most fulfilling and meaningful things to do, is to positively influence the world around you. Based on a lot of research on how to avoid the pitfalls of short term voluntourism, Justifi gets involved in some hands on volunteering through local organisations who are working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Building, planting, painting and teaching English to kids and creating a lasting impact on the lives of all involved. (Click here to see a blog post about short term volunteering).
DISCOVER A NEW CULTURE:
Justifi trips take you into the heart of the local culture; to the must see tourist sights and then off the beaten track to where no other tourists ever go. Meet locals from all walks of life, learn some of the local language, religion, customs, folktales and beliefs, taste the local food and see the bustling cities and breath-taking nature. Balance all this by gaining a real insight into the issues facing the country from some of the inspirational people working there to make a real change.
AWESOME GROUP ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES:
Then obviously there is lots of fun to be had with an incredible group of beautiful, like-minded Jews from all backgrounds, walks of life, observance levels and locations. All Justifi trips have their fair share of hikes, swimming in natural water sources, adventure activities and of course nights out spiced up with some glasses of the local tipple. Make great friends, see great sites, do great things ...
All This Included In Your Trip Costs:
Simple, clean hostel, homestay, and guest house accommodations for all nights of the program. Wifi available most nights.
IMPACTFUL SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECTS
Meeting with and working hand in hand on real projects making a discernible difference with several of the best NGOs fighting human trafficking in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Domestic buses, boats, and transit vans to get around the country. In style.
Quality, Delicious [Kosher] Meals Daily
Homemade Central-American style cuisine prepared by a local private chef. Fully Kosher prepared in private kitchens under proper supervision, suitable for Orthodox participants, too.
Nature hikes, overnight treks to local villages, visit a cigar factory, boat tour of local islands, Shabbat on the beach, opportunities for surf classes.
International Airfare is NOT Included
Additional optional activities (Shopping, Spa Treatments)
3rd meal on some days of trip (Kosher option always available)
Tip to Nicaraguan Tour Guide (about $15)