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Trip offered by Freddy Travel expert in Nicaragua

Trip summary

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Description

Saslaya is the largest National Park in Nicaragua and the heart of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, which represents 15% of the country. We begin this journey by taking a flight from Managua International Airport to Siuna, where a vehicle leads us to the starting point of our adventure in the jungle. The goal is to conquer the highest peak of National Park Cerro Saslaya, for that, we will walk some days through the jungle, admiring the exotic flora and fauna and climbing the steep paths, between roots of trees and stone walls to finally write our names in a book, next to the names of the daring adventurers who have managed to test their physical and survival ability. During the days in the jungle, we cook on camp stoves, trying to vary the foods as far as possible. Please note that in the forest there are no toilets and furthermore, due to the characteristics of the habitat, we use hammocks for camping. It is important to inform about relevant health conditions such as allergies to certain foods or insects, heart and respiratory diseases since this trip requires good physical conditions. If you like strong emotions and want to enjoy adventure in the jungle, this tour is designed for you. 

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Flying towards Bosawas
    Day 1
    Flying towards Bosawas

    At 9.30 am you'll catch your flight from Managua to Siuna (this flight takes one hour and you must be at the airport one hour before the departure time). After your arrival, you'll depart to the community El Hormiguero where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will hike toward Majagua river (this hike takes around 4 hours, it can be a little longer when it rains). In the late afternoon you'll set up the camp near Rio Majagua and afterwards you can enjoy an optional night walk. 

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  • 2
    Climbing the challenging hill El Inocente
    Day 2
    Climbing the challenging hill El Inocente

    After breakfast, at 8 am you'll start an intense hike in the jungle. On this day we have to climb from 400 to 1,400 masl, a real challenge for hikers. In the afternoon you'll set up the camp at the foot of Cerro Saslaya

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  • 3
    The real peak of the park
    Day 3
    The real peak of the park

    Aftre breakfast, you'll hike to the highest point of the hill Saslaya. This is a short distance, but the hike takes many hours, due to the caracteristics of the trail.

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  • 4
    Walking back to Majagua river
    Day 4
    Walking back to Majagua river

    After breakfast you'll start your hike back to Majagua river through the forest. At 4 pm you'll set up the camp. 

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  • 5
    Leaving the Jungle
    Day 5
    Leaving the Jungle

    Aftre breakfast you'll hike back to the community El Hormiguero where you'll have lunch. At 2 pm you'll depart to Siuna, where you'll be taken to your hotel and have time to rest. Dinner and overnight in Siuna. 

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  • 6
    Flying toward Managua
    Day 6
    Flying toward Managua

    Breakfast in Siuna. At 10 am you'll catch your flight to Managua. End of the tour.
     

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Private transportation
    • Accommodation
    • Camping in the forest
    • All meals (from lunch in day 1 to lunch in day 6)
    • Bilingual guide
    • Local guides
    • Entrance fees 
    • Snacks
       

    Price does not include

    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Hiking equipment: two water containers (1 lt each), hiking boots, lightweight clothing (long pants), flashlight, bug repellent, rain coat or rain jacket, drybags