Real Guatemala to Costa Rica

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Antigua, Guatemala
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Oh, Central America, what a land. Get a taste of four different countries on an epic Latin adventure that takes in the sights and offers a whole heap of optional activities too.
  • Cerro Verde is waiting to be explored. Enjoy a full day at leisure in one of El Salvador’s most beautiful national parks – climb a volcano crater or take the plunge in the pristine lake. The choice is yours!
  • Island life doesn’t get much better than Ometepe in Nicaragua – volcanoes, wildliferich rainforest, stunning beaches, ancient rock carvings, and a massive lake are all on your plate.
  • Central America likes to keep you on your toes – hike, cycle or zipline through the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde in Costa Rica and get up close to nature in one of the world’s most incredible landscapes.
Starting in Antigua and ending in San Jose, the tour "Real Guatemala To Costa Rica" is a guided adventure trip that takes 17 days. You will visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, La Fortuna, Antigua and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. "Real Guatemala To Costa Rica" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

From the Guatemalan highlands to the cloud forests of Costa Rica and all the adventure towns and surf spots in between, roll through four Central American countries for a taste of what this incredibly diverse region is plating up. From tropical forests alive with jungle melodies to vast freshwater lakes and active volcanoes, this pocket of Central America is pure, unrefined paradise. Whether you’re climbing a volcanic crater in Cerro Verde, spotting colourful birds perched on the colonial facades of Granada, standing in the shadow of mighty Arenal Volcano or spotting sloths among the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest – this trip through Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is perfect for those who like their adventures 'la forma natural'.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Robert
  • From USA
  • On Jan 18 2019
5 - Excellent
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  • Andrew
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 24 2019
4 - Very Good
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  • Emil
  • From Iceland
  • On Jun 17 2018
4 - Very Good
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Antigua
  • Day 2: Cerro Verde
  • Day 3: Cerro Verde
  • Day 4: San Miguel
  • Day 5: Leon
  • Day 6: Granada
  • Day 7: Granada
  • Day 8: Ometepe Island
  • Day 9: Ometepe Island
  • Day 10: San Juan del Sur
  • Day 11: San Juan del Sur
  • 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 (10 nights), Multishare Hostel (2 nights) Lodge (2 nights), Multishare permanent furnished camp (2 nights)
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , Local bus , Taxi , Shared boat , Ferry
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • San Miguel - Salvadoran Pupusa cooking demonstration
  • Leon - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Los Ramos Community - Cooking Class
  • Monteverde - Leader-led orientation walk
  • 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 Real Guatemala to Costa Rica 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 Real Guatemala to Costa Rica tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Real Guatemala to Costa Rica 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 Real Guatemala to Costa Rica 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, and while travelling between some locations on local transport on this trip can be hard, it’s super rewarding and a great way to meet the locals.
  • You’ll be crossing the borders between five countries on this trip and, while it is usually straightforward, you may need to be patient. Make sure you’ve got your best car game ready if there are any delays!
  • Is it hot in here? Well you’re in tropical Central America so it can get really hot and humid. Carry plenty of water because hydration is key, especially when you’re walking a lot.
  • 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. Want to take it easy? There are plenty of other things you can do instead.
  • It’s a good idea to try and brush up on as many Spanish words as you can. While locals are really friendly, they’re also shy, so knowing some local lingo is a great way to break the ice and show you care.
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 and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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