Guatemala & Beyond

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Antigua, Guatemala
  • Ends Granada, Costa Rica
  • +5
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
  • Cover four different countries on this epic Latin adventure. With a local leader helping you out with an informal Spanish lesson, you’ll be ordering your own ‘cerveza’ and chatting with locals in no time.
  • Discover Central America – a land of mysterious Maya ruins, active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles – with plenty of independence and the freedom to choose your own adventure.
  • Experience an El Salvador of the past in the colonial town of Suchitoto, before hitting the waves and savouring the present on the blacksand beaches of El Cuco.
  • Absorb the nonstop buzz of Leon – a Nicaraguan centre of vibrant murallined streets, fiery debate in the plazas, eclectic art galleries and a pulsating nightlife.
Starting in Antigua and ending in Granada, the Guatemala & Beyond trip is a guided explorer trip that takes 9 days. You will visit Antigua, El Cuco, Suchitoto and 3 other destinations in 4 different countries. Guatemala & Beyond is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Stroll along striking black-sand beaches and through steamy tropical rainforests as you mosey your way around Central America. This is a trip full of outdoors adventure and local know-how. Whether you're shopping in colonial Antigua, exploring the intricately carved structures at Copan or relaxing by the sea in El Salvador, get local insight with likeminded travellers during this incredible nine-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. It’s colourful, it’s local and it’s unforgettable – get ready for a Central American fiesta.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
FONDA's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • FONDA
  • From Belgium
  • On Jan 14 2019
“This was my first travel by myself alone to Southeast Asia. I was very stressed how it will be. but Intrepid tour with our Tour leader "Peter" made this trip an unforgettable experience for me. I am back few days ago and I am looking for my next trips with Intrepid again. Myanmar is amazing. people, food, culture, nature ,...”
Anouk's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anouk
  • From Holland
  • On Jan 09 2018
“Excellent”
Pam's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Pam
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 04 2019
“This tour, Taste of Tasmania (Original), covered a lot of Tasmania in 6 days, which is where I felt it was rushed. We arrived in Launceston late afternoon, and left early next morning. I would have liked to spend a day exploring the area. Other than that it was amazing, a good walk/hike almost every day, so be aware if your not fit before you start this trip , you will be by the time you reach spectacular Freycinet National Park.
all in all a great tour.”
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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights)
Meals
  • 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Local bus , Taxi
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 orientation walk
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Antigua and from Granada 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 Guatemala & Beyond tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Guatemala & Beyond 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 20 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 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

Guatemala & Beyond 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 Guatemala & Beyond 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:
  • This trip involves some long travel days, especially on Day 7 from El Cuco to Leon with a 9-hour overland journey. 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.
  • As this trip covers destinations across four countries, you'll need to make several border crossings. While these are usually straightforward, please prepare to be patient while local authorities process papers.
  • 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. Some of the optional activities, especially the volcano hikes, require a moderate level of fitness and sturdy walking shoes. If you'd prefer to take it easy, however, there are plenty of other things you can do instead. Your local leader will be able to recommend activities to suit your fitness level.
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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