Nicaragua Coffee Tour
A unique coffee experience
Ever wondered what it's like to harvest a coffee tree, taste the sweet husk of a coffee cherry, or see how farms process their beans?
This one-of-a-kind, immersive tour includes all the elements of wonderful travel: adventure, stunning scenery, delicious food, opportunities to connect with locals, and leisure time to truly experience Nicaragua’s rich culture. It’s also a deep dive, hands-on, origin trip for coffee lovers!
Please contact us if you have questions about the trip!
Best for the traveler that likes adventure and enjoys venturing off the beaten path. Lodging is simple and comfortable. We will stay at a mix of hotels and eco lodges. Meals provided will vary from family style with farmers to farm to table restaurants at the eco lodges.
Not Included in trip cost:
• Flights to/from Managua
• Travel insurance (required)
• 1-2 Meals on free days
• Adult beverages
• Personal expenses
- So much good coffee! And drinking it with the farmers who grew it. How cool is that?!
- Exclusive guided coffee farm tour to learn about coffee harvesting and processing
- Sightseeing in the beautiful city of Granada
- Enjoying the views and activities at the gorgeous Ometepe Island
- Nature hikes, delicious local food and unique cultural experiences
Jess, Grand Central Bakery
I now have first-hand experience of how the coffee is impacted by who is growing it – how the plants and the land are cared for, and how it's processed. It really struck me how much every person we met was invested in the quality of the coffee and what impact that has at our end in our mission to serve delicious and high-quality products! This trip was truly life–changing!
Eric, Belmont Coffee Service
I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to many countries in my life. I can say unequivocally that this trip was the most profound and life-altering experience that you can only capture when you are immersed completely in another culture and country.
01 Arrive in Managua
Your tour guide, Augusto Carneiro, Nossa Familia’s Chief Friendship Officer and Founder, will meet you in Managua at the Best Western Las Mercedes after you arrive. As a group, we will head out for dinner and have an early night as we get ready for the week ahead!
Lodging: Managua Best Western Las Mercedes
02 Travel to Matagalpa
After breakfast in Managua we will have a leisurely travel day to the Matagalpa area. We will have lunch in the colonial city of Matagalpa. After lunch we will settle into our accommodations at the Selva Negra Ecolodge, where we will be for 3 nights.
In the afternoon we will have the option to rest or go for a short hike on the trails in the nature reserve.
For dinner we will experience Selva Negra's Farm to Table cuisine. Following dinner there will be an optional, guided Night Walk in the Cloud Forest
03 Coffee Farm Tour at Fina San Jose de las Nubes
Following a delicious Farm to Table breakfast at Selva Negra, we will take a short shuttle to Finca San Jose de las Nubes, Nossa Familia's long time coffee farming partner.
Throughout the day we will learn about all aspects of coffee farming from how to harvest coffee cherries to how coffee is processed and prepared for export. Our guide will be farm owner, Bayaro Reyes, who we have worked with since 2012. For more info about the long term direct-trade relationship with Bayardo, check out this article on our website.
Breakfast: Selva Negra
Lunch: Finca San Jose de las Nubes
Dinner: Selva Negra
Lodging: Selva Negra in Matagalpa
04 Selva Negra Ecolodge Adventure Day
Get ready for a full day of adventures at Selva Negra Ecolodge! The group will have the opportunity to participate in as many of the following activities as they wish; morning bird watching walk, cacao tour, horseback ride and hiking in the virgin cloud forest.
All meals and lodging: Selva Negra
05 Road trip and ferry ride Ometepe Island
After breakfast, we’ll say goodbye to Matagalpa and begin our journey to the beautiful Ometepe Island. The travels will take us about 6 hours and will include a 2.5 hour ferry ride to get to the island. We will break up the travel day by stopping for lunch in the beautiful historic city of Granada. Following lunch, we will board the ferry for Ometepe.
06 Adventure day on Ometepe
Today we'll have a day of full of adventures, relaxation or a little bit of both depending on what you chose! Options will include a volcano hike, resting by the water or touring a local farm.
07 Travel day to Managua
Today we'll get an early start and make our way back to Managua with some sightseeing along the way. We'll make another stop in Granada before travelling back to Managua. We'll have one final group dinner tonight to reflect on a fantastic week together before heading home tomorrow.
Trip protection style travel insurance that includes travel medical coverage is required for this trip with Nossa Familia Coffee. The coverage must have a minimum of $150,000 for Travel Medical coverage and a $250,000 minimum for Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation coverage. We want to make sure you are covered in case of an emergency or non-emergency illness or injury while abroad.
We partner with Wanderwell, a Certified B-Corp travel insurance agency who can offer both Trip Protection style travel insurance coverage and advising. You are not required to purchase your travel insurance through Wanderwell as there are other travel insurance companies you can choose to work with.
If you choose to purchase through Wanderwell, you can buy the trip from our Nossa Familia Coffee partner page by clicking HERE, and at least 1% of your purchase premium price will be donated to the Planet Impact Fund through 1% for the Planet network.
Once insurance is obtained, a copy must be sent to us.