Natural Highlights
Natural Explorer
7 (Days / 6 Nights)

Immerse in Nicaragua's unique flora and fauna.

Visit Selva Negra Ecolodge is located on the cloud rainforest, where you can enjoy hike, organic farm, and bird-friendly coffee estate. Experience Jicaro Island Ecolodge an upscale nature resort located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua, and take advantage of the amazing Plantations, Tropical Forest and Sustainability Tour.


Arrival & departure transfer

All ground Transportation.
1 night / Contempo  Hotel /contempo room /B
2 Nts / Selva Negra / bungalow /B
3 Nts / Jicarao Lodge/ private deluxe casita /FB
Plantations, Tropical Forest & Hot Springs
Bird Watching Tour

Sustainability Tour
All taxes and service charges.

What to bring

Walking shoes, sunscreen, swim suits, casual clothes for nightlife and fine dining, insect repellent, map of Nicaragua, sandals - sunglasses & hat, necessary medications, rain jacket, a pocket-size English/Spanish dictionary, a small first aid kit, binoculars - Digital or regular camera with film, passport, travelers checks - cash (in US Dollars only, Euro are never accepted here!) Credit cards, drivers license. 

Day 01: Arrival to Managua

Upon arrival to Managua airport, you will be transferred to your city hotel.


Overnight at Contempo Hotel, contempo room. Breakfast included.

Day 02: Matagalpa

After breakfast, leave towards Matagalpa, located in the northern region of the country. This mountainous area offers superb scenery and the forested slopes of the many hills and mountains provide great possibilities for hiking and other nature-related activities. Matagalpa is also famous for its coffee production and it is an excellent place to learn more about how coffee is grown, harvested, and processed.

Overnight at Selva Negra, bungalow. Breakfast included

Day 03: Matagalpa

Free day in Matagalpa, different optional tours are offered by the hotel such as:
Walking trails (self guided or with a guide), Sustainable Tour, Coffee tour, etc

Overnight at Selva Negra, bungalow. Breakfast included.

Day 04: Jicaro Lodge

Private transfer to the Jicaro Island Lodge

Jicaro Island Ecolodge is Nicaragua´s most upscale nature resort located on a private island in Lake Nicaragua. The lodge is located just a short boat ride from the colonial town of Granada with spectacular views of the Mombacho Volcano across the lake. Nine private casitas serve as the perfect setting for romantic escapes, activities and active exploration and wellness retreats. Immerse yourself in a magical island experience filled with peace, tranquility and access to a wide variety of tours and activities.

Overnight at Jicaro Island Ecolodge, private deluxe casita (FB)

Day 05: Plantations, Tropical Forest & Hot Springs

Depart after breakfast and take a short boat ride to the foot of the Mombacho Volcano, which can be seen from the island. Take a 50-minute hike from the Calera through plantain, cacao, coffee and citrus fruit plantations, hiking through stretches of tropical forests where you can observe the local flora and fauna. Our expert guide will interpret not only the forest but also the cultural implications of farming on Mombacho, which dates back to colonial times.


At a spectacular viewpoint at the top, you’ll enjoy a picnic before heading back down to the shores of the lake to explore the hot springs. Kayak on the small stream up to the hot springs and take a dip to relax those muscles. This tour is unique and an absolute must to cultivate a sense of place during your stay at Jicaro.

Overnight at Jicaro Island Lodge , private deluxe casita (FB)

Day 06: Bird Watching Tour

Awaken to a fresh breeze of the island winds or enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets, late in the afternoon before dusk, and join us in this kayaking trip to discover where birds live, nest and visit our lake. The tour starts by exploring the islands nearby and then heads to the peninsula to continue the search. You might find interesting birds like Montezuma’s Oropendula, Ringed Kingfisher, Purple Gallinule, and Northern Jacana amongst many others. Our guide will help you to identify all the birds observed in the tour. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars; if you don’t have your own ask for them at the reception. Your guide will provide you with a bird list during the tour

Sustainability Tour

Did you ever wonder what’s going on behind the curtains of an eco-lodge? How is the water from the lake processed into a drinkable freshwater resource? What happens to the grey water; where does it go to? And where do the leftovers from our meals end up? If you are interested in these kind of questions, please join our sustainability tour over the island, where you will get exclusive insights into everything that’s happening in the background. You will be able to excess some of the staff only areas and will see and hear about processes that you probably did not even notice before.


For further insights into our sustainability efforts, we can also arrange trips for you to our neighboring islands where we are involved in projects, such as the generation of biogas and the support of an impoverished, local elementary school.

Overnight at Jicaro Island Lodge , private deluxe casita (FB)

Day 07: Departure

Departure. Transfer to the International airport in Managua


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