Monday, June 18
Ignite staff will greet you at Managua International Airport (MGA). From there, travel through scenic countryside to Matagalpa, where you will check-in to your boutique accommodations. Enjoy a relaxed welcome reception and get to know your fellow travelers over dinner.
Tuesday, June 19
Get your hands dirty on the social enterprise farm. You may find yourself planting trees, harvest crops or learning about our organic honey production. Take an afternoon visit to Vega Coffee HQ for a hands-on coffee roasting experience. Relax with the group after a full day's work over dinner and drinks.
Wednesday, June 20
Spend the morning again immersed in hands-on projects at the farm. Lunch in Matagalpa before the group travels by private bus to León. Settle into your new accommodations before heading out to enjoy cocktails at sunset on the beach. There you'll meet the leadership of our local partner, Las Tías, and enjoy a beach-front dinner with delicious local seafood.
Thursday, June 21
Begin the day with a guided walking tour through the origin story of Las Tías, our local non-profit partner. See the local market and the Las Tías Youth Center. Enjoy a lively welcome program with cultural dancing and performances by the students. Engage in English language games and other activities with the kids. Serve and join the children for their lunch. Spend the afternoon enjoying optional tours or enjoying some free time exploring León before rejoining the group for dinner.
Friday, June 22
The morning begins with a visit to the home of one of the Las Tías beneficiaries. Return to the Youth Center where you will again engage directly with the students through structured activities like reading, art projects or sports. Serve lunch to the students and then head off to get a private tour of the local cathedral and the stunning city view from the roof. Enjoy some free time to explore León, and then prepare for one of the best nights of the trip - the Las Tías leadership host a traditional Nicaraguan feast, complete with dancing and a live band!
Saturday, July 23
Check out of your León hotel and transfer via private bus to Granada. Along the way, elect to add volcano boarding to your adventure (this activity is optional and at an additional cost). Then, stop at Masaya Craft Market with incredible artisanal souvenirs. Take in panoramic vistas on a hike of Mombacho volcano and then take some time to explore Granada, a picturesque city filled with historic landmarks. Toast to your new friendships with a final group dinner.
Sunday, July 24
Ignite staff will facilitate your private transportation to the Managua International Airport (MGA) in time to catch your flight home.