SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 21, February 2017 - Page 130

Nicaragua Sea Turtle

Volunteer Expedition

Join us for a unique volunteer vacation to a remote corner of Nicaragua. Spend a week working to help the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle while exploring a beautiful mangrove estuary. Padre Ramos Estuary, Nicaragua is one of only two major nesting areas for the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle in the Eastern Pacific. On this trip, you will work hands on with local conservationists to study and protect hawksbills and explore a beautiful and quiet part of the country.

Profits from this trip will help to save at least 100 hatchlings at this turtle nesting beach per participant.

Date: August 6 - 13, 2017. Private dates are available from June to September.

Price: $1,295 per person ($300 to register). Discounts: $30 off for paying by check.

Includes: In-country transport, meals, lodging, activities, guides, and a donation to turtle conservation.

Excludes: Airfare to Nicaragua, Nicaragua tourism card ($10), personal items, and tips for the guides.

Notes:

*This trip has a maximum of 12 people.

*Private dates available for groups of 4 or more from July through October.

*Minimum recommended age is 12 years old, under 18 needs to be

accompanied by an adult.

*This trip can be done as a student field trip. Contact us here to inquire about

dates and prices.

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