Central American Journey

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Antigua, Guatemala
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The stars of this trip are the dramatic and varied landscapes of lush Central America. If you’re thinking active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles – this trip has got you covered.
  • Quaint Suchitoto is a contemporary arts hub with a colonial facade. Explore the flowerstudded balconies, galleries housed in 19thcentury buildings and a lake teeming with thousands of local birds.
  • Stray off the beaten track in El Cuco, where the darksand beaches are secluded, the surf breaks are pumping, and the sunsets are unforgettable.
  • Nicaragua is often neglected by travellers in favour of its neighbours, but their loss is your gain! Travel through Central America’s largest country and discover towns largely untouched by tourism.
Starting in Antigua and ending in San Jose, the Central American Journey tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 17 days. You will visit Suchitoto, La Fortuna, Leon and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. Central American Journey is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

From tropical cloud forests alive with jungle melodies to vast freshwater lakes and active volcanoes, this pocket of Central America is a pure, unrefined paradise. Relaxing beneath shaggy palms on a dark-sand beach in El Cuco, or spotting colourful birds perched on the colonial facades of Suchitoto. Standing in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano or spotting sloths among the canopy of Monteverde, this 17-day Central American journey through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is perfect for those who like their Lonely Planet Experience 'la forma natural' (the natural way).
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Karabo's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Karabo
  • From USA
  • On Jan 11 2019
“The trip was amazing. The tour guide Nathaly, she is very nice, kind and fun, she engaged with group and indeed was a part of the group. I really had fun. I just wished the trip included activities and all breakfast. But, for the cost it was worth it, you get what you paid for. Best trip ever and the group was amazing, we had fun together.”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From South Korea
  • On Jan 14 2020
“Every single place that I visited from Vic Falls to Cape Town, it was totally full of epic. Astonishing, breathtaking, beautiful and wild side of Africa is what I experienced.”
Jennifer's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Jennifer
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 21 2019
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Antigua
  • Day 2: Copan
  • Day 3: Suchitoto
  • Day 4: Suchitoto
  • Day 5: San Miguel / El Cuco
  • Day 6: El Cuco
  • Day 7: Leon
  • Day 8: Granada
  • Day 9: Granada
  • Day 10: Ometepe Island
  • Day 11: Ometepe Island
  • Day 12: Monteverde
  • Day 13: Monteverde
  • Day 14: La Fortuna
  • Day 15: La Fortuna
  • Day 16: San Jose
  • Day 17: San Jose
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (14 nights), Lodge (2 nights)
Meals
  • 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , Local bus , Taxi , Shared boat , Ferry
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Copan - Archeological site (entrance fee and transport, no guide)
  • Suchitoto - Leader led walking tour
  • San Miguel - Salvadoran Pupusa cooking demonstration
  • Leon - Leader led walking tour
  • Monteverde - Leader led walking tour
  • La Fortuna - Leader led walking tour
  • San Jose - Leader-led walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Antigua and from San Jose are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Central American Journey tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Central American Journey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 February 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Central American Journey tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Central American Journey tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • You cover heaps of ground on this trip, and so there are some long travel days (especially Day 8). Although this can be tiresome, it's a great opportunity to sit back, enjoy the passing scenery and to bond with your fellow travellers. This is a real Central American adventure, after all!
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • As this trip covers destinations across five countries, you'll need to make several border crossings. While these are usually straightforward, please prepare to be patient.
  • Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated - especially when out on walking tours.
  • There are many opportunities to get active on this adventure.
  • From walking the Costa Rican border crossing to optional full-day volcano hikes, this trip can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
  • There will be times when you have to walk with your luggage, and for this reason, we recommend packing light and using a backpack or something easy to carry.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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