Nicaragua // May 9-13

Day-by-day on your life-changing and world-changing adventure.

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Wednesday, May 9

Ignite staff will greet you at Managua International Airport (MGA). From there, travel through scenic countryside to León, where you will check-in to your boutique accommodations. Enjoy cocktails at sunset on the beach and meet the leadership of our local partner, Las Tías, at a beach-front restaurant with delicious local seafood cuisine.


Thursday, May 10

Begin your adventure in earnest this morning with a guided walking tour through the origin story of Las Tías, our local 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 hiking an active volcano, culminating in a traditional dinner in a local village.


Friday, May 11

The morning begins at the Las Tías Adolescent Center, where you will again engage directly with the students through structured activities like reading, art projects or sports. Head back to the Las Tías Youth Center for more games and to serve lunch. 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, May 12

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. Choose from optional add-on activities, including a Mombacho volcano hike, boat/island tour, or simply explore Granada, a picturesque city filled with historic landmarks. Toast to your new friendships with a final group dinner.


Sunday, May 13

Ignite staff will facilitate your private transportation to the Managua International Airport (MGA) in time to catch your flight home.