7-night san juan del sur tour: sample itinerary

a 6-night tour is estimated at $950/person, not including flights, travel insurance, suggested evening activities, or dinners. Tours depart from Managua or San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Included in trip prices are accommodation, in-country transportation, breakfast and lunch each day, a welcome dinner, cultural exchange fees, excursions, and a fully bilingual Tour Manager.schedule a phone call to receive your quote. 


day one: welcome to the land of lakes and volcanoes

Airport Pickup: Private van ride from Managua to your hotel in San Juan del Sur, located on the main beach strip.

Afternoon: Get settled, unpack, and take a brief tour of the town.

Evening: Free time to relax, grab a bite, and explore or unwind.


day two: brunch, fishing + catch of the day

Morning: Brunch - American style

Afternoon: Jump on the fishing boat for sailing, swimming, and to test out your fishing skills.

Evening: Beach side restaurant and Q&A with BPP’s Founder, Dyani Makous


day three: a day in the life of a bpp student

Morning: Welcome to Barrio Planta Project (BPP), our partner charity that offers free classes in English, computers, entrepreneurship and the arts. Get to know the students through ice-breaker activities and games.

Afternoon: Traditional Nicaraguan lunch at a beachside restaurant with BPP teachers and staff, then a scavenger hunt through town with the afternoon students.

Evening: Suggested activity



day four: dance classes + zip-lining

Morning: Take dance classes with BPP students, learning salsa & meringue with BPP’s Cultural Director Denis Calderon.

Afternoon: Enjoy lunch in a student's family home, then  zip-line through the treetops and explore the local adventure park on a guided nature tour.

Evening: Head to Culture Night at a local beachside restaurant where Denis’ folklore dance group will perform
and you have the opportunity to test out what you learned in the morning. 



day five: teaching english & cooking classes in el campo 

Morning: Head to BPP's newly operational second school in Escamequita, a nearby rural community. Learn how to cook and enjoy Nicaraguan specialties alongside BPP students. 

Afternoon: Put your personal spin on the teacher's lesson plan and teach English to the students while picking up some Spanish words at the same time. 

Evening: Suggested activity


day six: sunshine, beach + waves

Morning & Afternoon: Head to a nearby beach, popular for its beginner waves, and enjoy surfing lessons with the group.  

Evening: Suggested activity


day seven: yoga, piñata + sunset cruise

Morning:  The morning will be dedicated to relaxing with yoga, reflecting back on the week, and then celebrating with a piñata/dance party with the kids!

Afternoon: After a long week of hard work, it’s time to unwind! You will be treated to a catamaran cruise to a private beach where you can swim and lounge. Sail back to the San Juan bay at sunset. Drinks & snacks are included.

Evening: Suggested activity


day eight:

Morning: Breakfast will be served at the hotel before departing in a private, secure shuttle to Managua. 

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