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. 

Trip summary

  • Travel style Group departure
  • Departure Managua
  • End Managua
  • Countries
    • Nicaragua
  • City
    • Rio Majagua
    • Cerro Saslaya
    • Siuna
    • Managua
  • Theme Wild nature
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Not Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Flying towards Bosawas
    Day 1

    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. 

    Visited places:
    • Managua
    • Rio Majagua
  • 2
    Climbing the challenging hill El Inocente
    Day 2

    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

    Visited places:
    • Rio Majagua
    • Cerro Saslaya
  • 3
    The real peak of the park
    Day 3

    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.

    Visited places:
    • Cerro Saslaya
  • 4
    Walking back to Majagua river
    Day 4

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

    Visited places:
    • Cerro Saslaya
    • Rio Majagua
  • 5
    Leaving the Jungle
    Day 5

    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. 

    Visited places:
    • Rio Majagua
    • Siuna
  • 6
    Flying toward Managua
    Day 6

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

    Visited places:
    • Siuna
    • Managua
  • 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