Nicaragua Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Price
January 26, 2023
February 5, 2023
20-40 people Managua/Corn Island, Nicaragua $1,350 (Plus your airline ticket and Nicaragua Tourist Card, $10)

Overview

Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American republics and is characterized by its agricultural economy and history of autocratic government. Almost all settlement and economic activity are concentrated in the western half of the country. The country’s name is derived from Nicarao, chief of the indigenous people living around present-day Lake Nicaragua during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Nicaragua has a unique history in that it was the only country in Latin America to be colonized by both the Spanish and the British. Nicaragua’s population is made up mostly of mestizos (people of mixed European and indigenous ancestry). The national capital is Managua, which also is the country’s largest city and home to about one-sixth of the population.

The Corn Islands consist of the Great Corn Island (often simply referred to as Corn Island), with an area of 3.9 sq miles, and Little Corn Island, with an area of 1.1 sq miles. The total area is 5.0 square miles.

Arrival

January 26, 2023

Departure

February 5, 2023

Travel Information

We will fly into Managua, Nicaragua and take a second flight to Corn Island. Your itinerary should plan to arrive on January 26th in Managua. You are welcome to come early or stay late, but you must make your own accommodations accordingly.

Travel Resources

Butler Travel:
P.O. Box 40
Grand Ronde, OR 97347
503-879-5005
www.butlertravel.com

Accommodation Details

Accommodations will be at a local hotel (TBD). Three vegetarian meals will be served each day. Arrangements will be made by It Is Written.

 

Excursions

To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)


Nicaragua Facts & Figures

Capital
Managua

Population
Nicaragua: 6.6 million
Corn Island: 7,000

Language
English is the primary language. Spanish is the second language.

Religion
60% Roman Catholicism as their belief system. The remaining portion is primarily Protestant and Evangelical.

Climate
The climate is moderate rain forest in Corn Island. The temperature ranges from 78-84 degrees.

Currency
Nicaraguan córdoba. The currency exchange is about 36 Nicaraguan Cordobas to 1USD. Many items tend to be cheaper in Nicaragua than the US.

Power
Most outlets are fitted for a 110. You should check your items to make sure they can accommodate higher voltages. If not, you will need to bring a converter for items such as curling irons, beard trimmers, etc.

Time Difference
Nicaragua is in the GMT-6 time zone, which is the same as Central Standard time zone.

Water
Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified.


Entry Requirements

  1. US Passport not expiring within 6 months of arrival.
  2. Return flight info.
  3. $10 Cash to purchase Nicaraguan Tourist card upon arrival.
  4. Printed Hotel Information
  5. Letter of Invitation from the Conference (We will provide).

Medical Requirements

Check the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your Dr. 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need.

CDC Travel Recommendations


Registration Information

Register Online

Registration Forms and Deposit Due
December 15, 2022 ($800)

Final Payment Due
January 12, 2023 ($550)

Payment Options

Pay online
 

Over the phone
Call Cathy Quedzuweit to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5822

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Nicaragua Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401