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Indio Maíz Reserve

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The best preserved natural reserve in all Nicaragua is a huge humid tropical forest located in the south-west corner of the country, bordering San Juan river, in the South Atlantic Region. It is the habitat of a great variety of fauna, among which some unique species and some in way of extinction, as the tapir, the puma, the jaguar and the anteater. A great variety of birds is also possible to be watched, such as Montezuma Oriol (psarocolius montezuma), toucans and the ara macao, ara ambiguus, ara militaris. The reserve is also very interesting from a ethnographic point of view, as here lives the Rama indigenous population since much before Spanish conquer. You will have the chance of knowing their habits, customs and millenary traditions, as they will be your guide through the forest.



Day 1:Pick up at the airport and transfer to Europeo hotel, where we will do a presentation of the tour. Night in Managua at Europeo Hotel.
Day 2: Flight Managua-San Juan del Norte. Visiting San Juan del Norte in the afternoon.
Day 3: Entering Indio Maiz Reserve by boat, trek into the Reserve and night at the Rama community house.
Day 4: Trekking by the reserve and visit of the basaltic formations. Night in the reserve.
Day 5: Back to San Juan del Norte, passing by Manaties lagoon. Night at San Juan del Norte.
Day 6: Flight back to Managua and transfer to Europeo Hotel. Night in Managua.



  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
  • Flight Managua-San Juan del Norte-Managua.
  • Accommodation with breakfast during all the trip (in the reserve you will sleep in hammocks with mosquito net).
  • Food inside the reserve (Day 3-4-5).
  • All the trips and activities detailed in the itinerary with local guides.
  • Bilingual tour-leader.
  • Insurance.

Not included

  • International flight
  • Entry fee ($10)
  • Airport taxes
  • Extra activities
  • Not mentioned food
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips.


Prices listed in U$ per person

3-4 PAX: $ 1050
5-6 PAX: $ 900
7-8 PAX: $ 850
9-14 PAX: $ 775



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