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3 Day Hike in Bosawas Biosphere Reserve – Peñas Blancas Massif

Three days of amazing hikes, with massive waterfalls, diverse flora and fauna, community living experience, and camping in the jungle!

USD $665.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $665.00
2 - 3USD $429.00
4 - 5USD $331.00
6 - 8USD $286.00
9 or moreUSD $253.00

3 Day Hike in Bosawas Biosphere Reserve – Peñas Blancas Massif

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  • Intense walk through Bosawas Biosphere Reserve
  • Hike in the jungle for 3 magical days
  • Stay overnight in an eco-hostel


Peñas Blancas, the largest forest in Central America, sits on the southern boundary of the Bosawas Biosphere. This three day walk in the jungle navigates narrow paths over moist and slippery ground, around giant trees, past an impressive waterfall,  up to the virgin forest landscape.  Experience the magic of the tropical cloud forest.


Duration: 3 days and 2 nights

Day 1: Giant Trees and the Amazing Arcoiris Waterfall

After driving to the nature reserve, you do a three hour hike through thick vegetation and the charming sanctuary of giant trees to the impressive waterfall Arcoiris, which is more than 90 meters high. After, visit a family and learn about the lifestyle of the local people in the community. Overnight at the Peñas Blancas eco-hostel.
Day 2: Camp in the Jungle
After breakfast, you will do an intense 5 hour hike to the top of the reserve, where you will set up camp and enjoy an incredible experience in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by primary (virgin) forest, tropical cloud forest, and all of the diverse flora and fauna that come with it. At night, you will take a walk to search for nocturnal animals.
Day 3: Return to the Community 
On the final day, you hike 3 hours back to the community and enjoy lunch before returning to Matagalpa.

Whats Included

  •  Expert, bilingual guide who speaks English and Spanish.
  •  All vehicle transportation for the tour.
  •  All entrance fees for tour activities.
  •  Overnight accommodation in an eco-hostel.
  •  All meals for the duration of the trip.
  •  Snacks provided.  We recommend each person brings water.

Important Notes

To bring:

  • Water bottle for each person
  • Long pants, long sleeved shirt and for your comfort we recommend wicking material
  • Hiking Shoes, well-used.  Do not recommend new shoes for this tour.
  • Bug repellent
  • Poncho or rain jacket, hat
  • First aid kit
  • For your safety, please let us know before booking if you have any health issues, food or insect allergies.


Penas Blancas, Département de Jinotega, Nicaragua

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Penas Blancas, Département de Jinotega, Nicaragua 13.287222, -85.672500

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