5-Day Rural Communities and Nature: El Chile, Bosawas, Estelí and Somoto Canyon from León

5-Day Rural Communities and Nature: El Chile, Bosawas, Estelí and Somoto Canyon from León

Join this 5-day private tour and visit the Northern Nicaraguan best natural reserves.

You will go to the Indigenous community El Chile, close to Matagalpa, where you will learn about traditional looms and handcrafts. You will also discover Bosawas Natural Reserve, with its flora and fauna.

Finally you will visit a tabacco industry in Estelí and you will discover Somoto Canyon's hearth by swimming in its natural pools and having a boat tour by its river.

Day 1

6.30a.m: Leaving from León to El Chile indigenous community (Matagalpa). Here you will visit "Telares de Nicaragua", traditional looms managed by El Chile women cooperative, which makes bags, wallets and different kind of fabrics by hand and following the fair trade ethics.

After this visit, you will have a walk around the community up to El Chile ill and its top. This walk is an easy level and will take us 1.5-hour approximately. You will likely find sloths or monkeys.

1p.m: Typical lunch in one of women cooperative member's house.

3p.m: Leaving from El Chile to Bosawas Reserve and arrival around 5pm. Once here, you will be welcomed to the Nature Interpretation Center (CEN) where local guides and people will explain you the importance of this forest and its great biodiversity and will present their work to protect it against deforestation.

6 p.m: Rest and dinner.

Day 2-3

Trekking the Reserve: you can choose among 5 paths of different levels and duration. You can also do rappelling; bird watching and above all enjoy the great fauna and flora bio-diversity.

Day 4

7a.m: Leaving from Bosawas to Estelí and arrival at 1p.m. After lunch you will visit a tabacco industry where you will learn everything about cigars.

Night in Estelí at Los Arcos hotel.

Day 5

7a.m: Leaving from Estelí and arrival at Somoto Canyon at around 9:30am. You will spend all the daylong having fun, doing the following activities:

Walk along the first part of the river; short trip with a paddle boat up to the entry of the canyon; going through the canyon using track tire as floating device and having a refresh bath in one of the natural pools, listening to the legends and adventures of the canyon told by local guides.

If you want to do a longer trekking in order to discover all the canyon it will take approximately 6-hour trekking. This activity has an extra cost.

3:30pm: Leaving from Somoto Canyon to León and arrival around 6:30pm.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Infant seats available"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Dress code is smart casual"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"A minimum of 2 people per booking is required"
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"In the north of the country and especially in Bosawás Reserve, it rains a lot. Please bring something for the rain and an extra pair of shoes"

Horário de Início: 7:00 AM
Duração: 5 Days
Ponto de partida: León, Nicaragua. We will start from your hotel.
Cancelamentos e reembolsos: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Meals in El Chile community, Bosawás Reserve and Somoto Canyon.
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

Não Incluído

  • Lunch and dinner in Estelí and extra food
  • Extra activities
  • Gratuities


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