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Nicaragua: Community Water and Sanitation Project

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Program #13939RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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Itinerary for Oct 26 — Nov 4, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a safe residential neighborhood, Hotel Lomas del Valle has enclosed patios for relaxing, Internet access, swimming pool and lovely dining room.

Contact info:
Residencial Lomas del Valle, de la entrada 2 cuadras al Este, 3 cuadras al Norte
Managua, Nicaragua
phone: +011 505 22 77 0048.
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $55.
Contact El Porvenir staff or email hotel directly.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, October 26 - Arrival
Arrive To: Arrive in Managua and transfer to hotel.

Dinner: Light dinner

Lodging: Hotel Lomas del Valle

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Pan American Highway
Cuidad Dario, Nicaragua
phone: +011-505-8829-4110
Room amenities: TV, Air conditioning, hot water in shower.

Facility amenities: New hotel with large swimming pool and patio. Internet access in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Sunday, October 27 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Orientation and a talk on Nicaragua's past, present, and future.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Tour Managua. In Managua, the group will visit the National Palace, the President's House, the old and new cathedrals, Plaza of the Republic, and the Peace Park. After lunch, travel to Dario.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Free time and settle into hotel.

Lodging: Casa San Jose in Sebaco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Pan American Highway
Cuidad Dario, Nicaragua
phone: +011-505-8829-4110
Room amenities: TV, Air conditioning, hot water in shower.

Facility amenities: New hotel with large swimming pool and patio. Internet access in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Monday, October 28 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Travel to worksite. Brief orientation and begin work on water/sanitation project.

Lunch: Lunch in the community

Afternoon: Field trip to visit other El Porvenir projects.

Dinner: Dine at the hotel with local El Porvenir staff. Question and answer time about project work, life in the countryside, and other topics of interest.

Evening: Free time to rest & relax after a long day

Lodging: Casa San Jose in Sebaco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Pan American Highway
Cuidad Dario, Nicaragua
phone: +011-505-8829-4110
Room amenities: TV, Air conditioning, hot water in shower.

Facility amenities: New hotel with large swimming pool and patio. Internet access in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Tuesday, October 29 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Work in the morning.

Lunch: Lunch in community

Afternoon: Visit the local health clinic, meet the main doctor, and learn about Nicaraguan health care.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Casa San Jose in Sebaco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Pan American Highway
Cuidad Dario, Nicaragua
phone: +011-505-8829-4110
Room amenities: TV, Air conditioning, hot water in shower.

Facility amenities: New hotel with large swimming pool and patio. Internet access in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Wednesday, October 30 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Continue work on water/sanitation project.

Lunch: Lunch in the community.

Afternoon: Visit local elementary school.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Evening swim.

Lodging: Casa San Jose in Sebaco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Pan American Highway
Cuidad Dario, Nicaragua
phone: +011-505-8829-4110
Room amenities: TV, Air conditioning, hot water in shower.

Facility amenities: New hotel with large swimming pool and patio. Internet access in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Thursday, October 31 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Continue work on water/sanitation project.

Lunch: Lunch in community

Afternoon: Visit the Mayor's office and learn about Dario's history and local government.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a music and dance performance by a local group. Traditional songs and traditional dance performed.

Lodging: Casa San Jose in Sebaco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Spa Granada is located in the center of Granada, and is housed in the largest intact surviving colonial mansion of Granada. It comprises five courtyard gardens, each with its own distinctive style, plus a gorgeous 60 foot swimming pool.

Contact info:
Calle Atrevesada
Granada, Nicaragua
phone: +011 505 2552 4678
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, private bath with hot water.

Facility amenities: Several open seating areas, free Internet in the lobby, 2 bars, and restaurant

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Friday, November 01 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Continue working on the project, then "Despedida" (good-bye party) with the community to celebrate the project and new friends.

Lunch: Lunch in the community

Afternoon: Depart Dario for Granada.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy beautiful surroundings of the oldest city in the hemisphere.

Lodging: Hotel Granada

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Spa Granada is located in the center of Granada, and is housed in the largest intact surviving colonial mansion of Granada. It comprises five courtyard gardens, each with its own distinctive style, plus a gorgeous 60 foot swimming pool.

Contact info:
Calle Atrevesada
Granada, Nicaragua
phone: +011 505 2552 4678
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, private bath with hot water.

Facility amenities: Several open seating areas, free Internet in the lobby, 2 bars, and restaurant

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Saturday, November 02 -
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Strolling tour of Granada, including the San Francisco Convent Cultural Center. This museum offers a nice collection of historical objects, paintings, and statues. The museum is located in a colonial house with a beautiful inner courtyard.

Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant

Afternoon: Excursion by boat of small islands in Lake Nicaragua with free-time afterwards to explore Granada.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant.

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Hotel Granada

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a safe residential neighborhood, Hotel Lomas del Valle has enclosed patios for relaxing, Internet access, swimming pool and lovely dining room.

Contact info:
Residencial Lomas del Valle, de la entrada 2 cuadras al Este, 3 cuadras al Norte
Managua, Nicaragua
phone: +011 505 22 77 0048.
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $55.
Contact El Porvenir staff or email hotel directly.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Nine: Sunday, November 03 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in town

Morning: Group travels to San Juan de Oriente, a small town known for its pottery, then continues on to Masaya, a town that has best preserved Nicaraguan culture and artesania.

Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip to Masaya Volcano National Park or Chocoyero -El Brujo Natural Reserve.

Dinner: Dinner in a local restaurant.

Evening: Time to pack and say good-byes.

Lodging: Hotel Lomas del Valle

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Ten: Monday, November 04 -
Breakfast: Light breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Transfer to airport to return to the United States.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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9 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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