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Selva Negra Ecolodge

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Selva Negra is a full-service ecolodge, organic farm, rainforest reserve and coffee estate located in the highlands of northern Nicaragua. Add a stay at this Nicaragua rainforest lodge to Nicaragua tours up north. Here travelers learn about successful sustainable farming, hike in the protected rainforest, and explore the coffee plantation.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive at Selva Negra
Day 2 : Free Morning & Coffee Tour
Day 3 : Return to Managua

Highlights

  • Hike through the cloudforest and search for local flora & fauna
  • Tour a coffee estate and learn about the production process
  • Learn about Selva Negra's sustainable farming

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Witness a variety of wildlife when staying at the Selva Negra Lodge. In the middle of a large tree. Walk through the lush green forest around Selva Negra Lodge. Coffee beans grown at Selva Negra Learn about coffee from seed to cup Stay in comfort on the farm at Selva Negra

Day 1 Arrive at Selva Negra

After breakfast this morning in Leon, you are picked up and transferred to Selva Negra. Upon arrival, settle in, have lunch, and spend the remainder of the day exploring this truly unique farm and ecolodge.

The nature reserve on which the Ecolodge rests is classified as cloud forest. This area is rich with plant and animal life and home to exotic and elusive bird species, stunning vistas of fog-shrouded valleys and mountains, and rare rainforest flowers, trees, and vines. Enjoy a self-guided hike through the grounds this afternoon, or pay a visit to the farm animals as you settle in to your Nicaragua rainforest lodge.

In the evening, relax lakeside and partake in a delicious meal consisting of organically-grown fare raised onsite.

Day 2 Free Morning & Coffee Tour

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a free morning to explore the grounds and take part in some onsite optional activities. We recommend the guided hour and a half tour of Selva Negra's sustainable farm and community. Take a unique look into the sustainable farming and the roles that history, climate, topography, and social programs have played in the development and operation of the estate. Other activity suggestions include a hike or horseback ride on the reserve's rainforest trails. Or visit the local the museum and artisan shop. If you don't mind a drive, you can also arrange to drive into Matagalpa to explore the town.

After lunch, join a small group guided tour of Selva Negra's coffee estate. On this walking tour, see the process of coffee production from seed to cup. Learn about the nurseries and organic laboratories. During harvest time (Nov-Feb) you may be able to witness the bean picking and weighing process. Sample the product at the end in the museum with a complimentary cup of coffee.

After your tour, spend the evening relaxing on the farm and enjoy dinner by the lake.

Day 3 Return to Managua

After breakfast at the ecolodge this morning, transfer to Managua International Airport for your afternoon flight.

Selva Negra Lodge

Per person starting at
$485

Notes

$100 - $110 single supplement

Included

  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 2 Days Private Guide Service
  • 1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $60 Meals not Included
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