Visit Nicaragua


We promise you an experience you will never forget! CEPAD offers groups of individuals the opportunity to come to Nicaragua and experience first hand the country’s life and work. In a 7-10 day trip, you will visit rural communities, learn about Nicaraguan history and politics, learn about sustainable development, and see how CEPAD helps people living in poverty. We will tailor your time here based on the specific interests of your group. A delegation trip gives you the opportunity to experience an incredible country with the guidance of trained coordinators and experts.

You will also get to be a tourist in beautiful Nicaragua. We always make time for fun activities such as visiting a volcanic crater lake, shopping at local markets, and taking a boat tour of the famous isletas near Granada in Lake Nicaragua.

Trips cost between $90-100 per person per night, depending on the size of the group. That includes all costs except flights, personal purchases and the $10 entrance visa. Our staff will provide expert logistical coordination, translation, and orientation before and during your trip. While in Managua, most groups stay at Nehemias Guest House, where we offer basic, comfortable dorms and 3 meals a day from our excellent cook. Most groups spend 2-3 days in one of our rural partner communities where they sleep and eat with families and participate in community projects and activities. Most delegation members say this is their favorite part of the trip, rustic conditions and all! We customize each group’s schedule and accommodations to meet their needs and goals for the trip.

For more information on pricing, schedules and security in Nicaragua, please download the Frequently Asked Questions document below. You can also read about past experiences from leaders of previous delegations. If you want more information, or to begin planning your trip, please write us using the contact form on this page.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions


Would your church or group be interested in creating a more long term relationship with CEPAD and a partner community in Nicaragua? Creating cross-cultural ties and understanding between Nicaraguans and people from other parts of the world is an important aspect of our work — our partners focus on constructing relationships, not buildings. Doing so provides an opportunity to share faith, ideas, culture, and much more. Most partnerships send delegations to visit Nicaragua at least once a year. And, our partners are our most powerful allies and advocates outside of Nicaragua. For more information about how to begin a partnership, please send a message using the contact form.


CEPAD receives volunteers on a case-by-case basis. If you feel called and prepared to serve overseas and have experience or skills that you think would be appropriate for an aspect of CEPAD’s work, please get in touch with us to discuss things further. The most successful volunteers stay for at least six months. To find out more about volunteering, please send a message using the contact form on this page.