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country Nicaragua
duration 4 nights
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Coffee plantations in Nicaragua

Coffee plantations in Nicaragua? But of course! If you book this trip you go and explore the north of Nicaragua, where you will find jungle, coffee plantations and the city of Matagalpa. You stay with local families in their comfortable, but basic homes. 

Your host families, however, do have experience with foreign guests. Where necessary, they provide you with mosquito nets and water filters for instance. Therefore, you really do not need to worry about hygiene. The luggage you do not need for the next four days will be stored in Matagalpa, so you can travel light. Do bring your camera, binoculars and enough water.

Fair Trade coffee

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Fair Trade coffee

Day 1:
On the first day, you arrive in the northern city of Matagalpa. From here you continue your way to La Pita, the village where you will stay the first night. Here Fairtrade coffee is produced by a local cooperative. You spend the night in basic rooms with private bathrooms. In the morning your Nicaraguan host family serves a tasty, traditional ‘Campesino’, or farmer’s breakfast.

Day 2:
On your first hike, you will pass large coffee plantations on the way to the village of La Corona and you will visit a local farm with your local guide. From there you walk to a beautiful waterfall, this is, of course, an excellent place for a refreshing dive. You spend the night with a local family in La Corona.

Peñas Blancas

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Peñas Blancas

Day 3:
The next morning you walk about 2 hours through open fields with traditional crops such as corn and beans. The last stretch towards your final destination, the impressive mountain range of Peñas Blancas, you travel by car.

Peñas Blancas is the largest protected rainforest in Central America
(20,000 km2). In the village with the same name, Peñas Blancas, you will spend the night in an eco-hostel (you will sleep in basic bunk beds and the weather can be rather cool!), which is run by the local cooperative Guardian del Bosque. Peñas Blancas is a small community of about 20 families and is surrounded by beautiful rainforest.

Bosawas biosphere nature reserve

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Bosawas biosphere nature reserve

Day 4:
Today you hike deeper into the jungle of the Peñas Blancas mountain range, which is part of the Bosawas biosphere nature reserve. This hike takes about 4 to 5 hours and is quite intensive. The mountains (overgrown with tropical rainforest and cloud forest) are very rugged and beautiful here. Most of the area is inhabited by small-scale farmers. You will pass an impressive waterfall of 20 meters high during the walk. Here you can take a refreshing dive. After the hike, you will travel back to Matagalpa by car. You will spend the night in Matagalpa again, before continuing to Granada the next day.

Day 5:
Transfer to Granada (or another destination, if desired)

Tip from Linda:

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Tip from Linda:

Good binoculars really are recommended, you will spot so many beautiful birds!

What can you see during this 3-day hike?

The following destinations are close to this travel package:

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Hiking tour around the Miraflor Nature Reserve
Make a hiking tour in Nicaragua! Explore the Miraflor Nature Reserve by foot. Your adventure starts in the centre of Esteli, a charming town. On the second day, you depart for 2-day trekking in the nature reserve Miraflor. You are accompanied by a local, bilingual guide and stay the night at local family homes in the mountains. This trekking is a unique local experience and a great way to discover the Nicaraguan country side and way of life.
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Taste great cigars and hike the green hills around Estelí
Visit Esteli when in Nicaragua! The village lies in a valley on 800m above sea level and is surrounded by mountains and lush jungle. Because of its geographical location and climate, the town is the agricultural centre of Nicaragua. Here there's no mass tourism and you'll experience the true Nicaraguan way of life. Enjoy nature and admire the beautiful murals in the town centre. Don't forget to taste some of the local fruits and vegetables or try a cigar even!
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Beautiful beaches and perfect waves in Las Peñitas
Check out the best beach in Nicaragua! Catch the waves in Las Peñitas, about 20 minutes from the city of Leon you find the charming seaside village. Because of its long, beautiful beach, the town is well loved by locals and foreigners alike and a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, sea and the beach of course!
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Experience history in colonial León
León is a beautiful colonial city that has been playing an important role in the country's history for centuries. Here you find Central America's largest cathedral and Leon is the hometown of Ruben Dario, a world-famous poet who was born some 150 years ago and one of the great heroes of Nicaragua.
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The tropical paradise on the Corn Islands
The Corn Islands in Nicaragua are the 'forgotten' tropical paradise in the Carribean Sea. Here you find perfectly white beaches and exotic palm trees on just two islands, Big Corn and Little Corn, surrounded by beautiful aquamarine waters. Paradise is waiting for you!

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