Matagalpa, Nicaragua

A Paradise in the Mountains of Northern Nicaragua

4 Days | Eco Lodge, Trekking and Wildlife Viewing

Natural treasures await you up in the mountains of northern Nicaragua. Discover hidden magical places in the mountains. This is a great opportunity if you want to stay as close as you can to the forest and sleep tight in nicely located eco-lodges. This tour takes you through different nature reserves in the highlands to experience the charming and unpredictable forest!

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion and Connect with Nature


English and Spanish

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Mountains, Rainforest and Rural Communities


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Matagalpa Tours

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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • Experience the largest butterfly gardens in Nicaragua!
  • Walk through the lovely trails of Peñas Blancas nature reserve abundant with water sources, giant trees and a very special waterfall. 
  • Wonder through the cloud forest in search of beautiful birds, wildlife, and plants.



The best start time is 8:30 am on Day 1


Flexible Departure Date
All year


2 travelers minimum

On the first day you will visit La Sombra Ecolodge, where you will get to know one of the largest butterfly gardens in Nicaragua, a Red-Eyed Tree Frog breeding, forest walks and nature at every step.

Overnight at the La Sombra Ecolodge.

On this day you will go to the Peñas Blancas nature reserve and walk through a lovely trail with abundant water sources, giant trees and a very special waterfall. Afterwards you will continue to the La Bastilla Ecolodge, a hotel located at the foot of the Datanlí Reserve with an impressive view of the forest, the singing of hundreds of birds and a delightful climate.

Overnight at La Bastilla Ecolodge.

On the third day they will take you to the El Arenal Natural Reserve, where you will stay in a small hotel surrounded by forest, coffee plantations, fruits, flowers and vegetables; a paradise you cannot miss.

Overnight at Aguas del Arenal

On the fourth day in the morning you will take a walk in search of beautiful birds, wildlife, plants or just fresh air.

After lunch we will return to Matagalpa where the tour ends.

What's Included


3 Nights Eco Lodge


Birdwatching, Wildlife Viewing, Waterfalls, Hiking, Trekking, Walking tours and Coffee Farm


Bilingual guide


Private Room


Some meals included (see itinerary)


Private van

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Matagalpa Tours

Locally Owned Tour Operator

Matagalpa Tours takes you to the most unique and remote places of Nicaragua. After a decade of developing new routes to unexplored parts of the country and being dedicated to outdoor adventure tourism, Matagalpa Tours has become synonymous with rural community tourism, agro-tourism, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and jungle expeditions in northern Nicaragua.

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Drive and Local transport