Expeditions in Nicaragua
Green Pathways are excited to offer more expeditions in 2017. Traveling deep into the most bio-diverse areas of the country. Off the beaten track we travel by 4x4’s, boats and planes. Delving deep into the core of what Nicaragua is! Staying in local houses and camping along the riverside. These trips are a once in a lifetime experience to really see the undiscovered Nicaragua.
Hiking through the forests, kayaking down jungle fringed rivers, sharing experiences with the locals in small communities and experimenting with national dishes.
1.Bonanza of the Bosawas Biosphere reserve
The Bosawás Biosphere Reserve in the northern part of state Jinotega (border with Honduras), Nicaragua is a hilly tropical forest designated in 1997 as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. At approximately 20,000 km² (2 million hectares) in size, the reserve (i.e. nucleus plus buffer zone) comprises about 15% of the nation's total land area making it the second largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere, after the Amazon in Brazil. Bosawás is largely unexplored, and is extremely rich in biodiversity.
The Wawashang Natural Reserve is a huge area encompassing 350 thousand hectares of in three different municipalities (Pearl Lagoon, El Tortuguero, and Kukra Hill). In this natural space inhabit countless of flora and fauna species which can be appreciated during the tours between different paths or in wooded areas, where the tourist can also enjoy the scenic beauty.
Each guest is asked to plant a tree in the 'bosque de amistad'
Towns and villages are situated within the boundaries of the reserve.
3.Kahkabila of the Pearl Lagoon area
Four different ethnical groups inhabit the area: Mestizos, Creoles, Miskitos, and Garifuna. The peoples main source of income is the fishing and lobster industry. This area has also been known to capture and eat turtle meat. Over the recent years people have looked to conserve the turtles. This communal village is surrounded with low land jungle.
4.Indio Maiz Biosphere reserve
The Rio Indio of the The Indio Maíz Biosphere Reserve is considered one of the best preserved natural reserves in Nicaragua. The area is located in the southeast corner of the country, bordering the San Juan River. The reserve encompasses 3,180 km², and it is home to a wide variety of rainforest animals.
Wildlife in these areas:
Among the animals that live in these reserves are hundreds of different bird species, including toucans, hummingbirds, macaws, parrots, and many other spectacular, colorful species. The reserves are also inhabited by beautiful mammals like deer, sloths, wild boars, pumas, jaguars, pacas, and even one spectacular aquatic mammal in the Indio Maiz: manatees. All of the three monkey species that live in Nicaragua can be found (Howler, White-Face, and Spider Monkey). Other animal species that can be found in this area include poison dart frogs, snakes, river otters, crocodiles, turtles, and iguanas.
The world is experiencing a lack of interest in its inhabitants for protecting the forest. Nicaragua is also experiencing the fast disappearance of the forest, and this also affects the indigenous communities that have dedicated their lives to preserve their culture and the forest that surrounds them. Our expedition contributes to conservancy of culture and nature of the local people. This expedition leads you to the real off beaten path where not many visitors have been before.
Areas of the Rio Indio and South East Caribbean Coast were recently hit by a hurricane. It has damaged small pockets of the rainforest of the Indio Maiz reserve. The Rama Indians and locals of San Juan de Nicaragua’s homes were effected. Green Pathways is determined to continue working with these communities to offer an alternative income.
Custom Made Tours
Our expeditions are private and custom made. Let us know your areas of interest and we will design the most incredible off the beaten track expedition for you and your group.
Our adventures expeditions showcase the beautiful and rugged Nicaragua. We believe that sustainable travel in Nicaragua is the best way to ensure that you and future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy the pristine, natural beauty Nicaragua posses.
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