Cultural Connections December 2017

Nicaragua, service, travel, central america travel, sustainabilityLive, work, and volunteer deep in the coffee growing region of Nicaragua. Learn about Comunidad Connect and our work in sustainable community development by participating in it first-hand! 


Service and Coffee in Nicaragua
Dec. 2-10, 2017


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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017:
PM: Arrival, check in and orientation
AM: Travel to Los Robles, Jinotega, where the group will stay at Finca El Peten,  an organic coffee farm overlooking a pristine mountain lake.
PM:  Tour the coffee farm and the mill at Finca El Peten. Learn about Comunidad Connect projects.
MondayCoffee, Sustainability, Nicaragua, Fair Trade
AM: Participate in the local coffee harvest alongside farmers, seasonal pickers, and millers.
PM: Volunteer with Comunidad Connect building improved stoves or ovens, whitewashing walls, or building cement floors with rural residents. These projects are meant to prevent respiratory and contagious diseases. 

AM: Continue with volunteer building projects in the community.
PM: Travel to a model organic coffee farm with some of the best coffee around, to join the owner on a farm tour and discussion. Coffee cupping (or tasting) at a fair trade coffee cooperative.
AM: Continue with volunteer building projects in the community.
PM: Take a light hike to a waterfall or enjoy a cup of coffee and a spectacular view.
AM: Continue with volunteer building projects in the community. 
PM: Speak with a small farm owner in the rural community of Los Robles to learn about his family’s history in farming, the techniques passed down through generations, and compare the differences between large and small scale coffee farms.
AM: Travel to the colonial capital Granada, a 500-year-old city which was the entry point to Latin American for the Spaniards.
PM: Wander the streets of Granada on a guided city tour to visit beautiful cathedrals, bells towers, art galleries, and a museum with pre-Colombian artifacts.

AM: Tour the tree canopy on a zipline and visit to an organic coffee farm with a non-profit foundation on the slopes of the extinct Mombacho Volcano.
PM: Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming, and kayaking at a beautiful crater lake and nature reserve with breathtaking views. 

AM: Departure from Nicaragua.
Price: $1295
30% is tax deductible!
Includes food, accommodation with double occupancy, all in-country transport volunteer project tools and materials, and guide. Airfare, insurance, and $10 entry visa not included. Single occupancy available for additional cost.

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