Central America Self-guided tours and trips 2024/2025

The best self-guided and independent tours in Central America. We currently offer 60 Central America tours and trips that are self-guided with varying trip durations from 4 to 15 days. Self-guided and independent tours can be a great way to discover Central America although potential risks associated with not having a guide always needs to be considered. See our guided tours to Central America if you’ve decided the risks were too high.

60 self-guided tours in Central America

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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica

of 25 reviews
  • Trip customizable
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I booked this trip for my daughter and me. She wanted action and adventure, every day, and this tri ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Rafting & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 2,020 US$ 1,717
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  • Apr 27
  • Apr 28
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Antigua to San Jose Travel Pass

of 1 review
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20 day active and outdoor trip through Antigua, Copán Ruinas, El Tunco and 8 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hostel & Home-stay
  • Transport 4WD Jeep, Boat & Ferry
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days20 From US$ 1,502 View Tour
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  • Apr 21 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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Guatemala Belize Experience

  • Free cancellation
  • Trip customizable
8 day adventure tour to Antigua, Rio Dulce and 6 other destinations traveling through Belize and Guatemala. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Adventure & Beach +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Minibus & Taxi
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 800 View Tour
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  • Apr 22
  • Apr 23
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Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

of 9 reviews
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The weather was great! Costa Rica is great! We got adventure and relaxation. Beyond my expectations ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 870 View Tour
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  • Apr 19
  • Apr 20
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Costa Rica: Rainforest & Beach Adventure

of 6 reviews
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Fantastic staff and truly on top of details and focused on making your trip awesome! We enjoyed eve ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Zip lining +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hostel
  • Transport Boat & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 1,540 View Tour
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  • Apr 23
  • Apr 24
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Pura Vida Experience

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9 day active and outdoor trip in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and Arenal Volcano National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Adventure +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days09 From US$ 1,528 US$ 1,299
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  • May 17 10+ seats left
  • May 18 10+ seats left
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Treasures Of Costa Rica

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We loved our adventure! The scenery is amazing! Even The summer storms were exciting! The boat trip ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Beach
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat & Bus
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days08 From US$ 881 US$ 749
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  • May 17 10+ seats left
  • May 18 10+ seats left
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From the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific Side

of 9 reviews
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Its the second time in Costa Rica, the people are nice and its so beautiful here! Dont want to leave
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +10 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days13 From US$ 3,582 View Tour
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  • Apr 19
  • Apr 20
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Mexico City to San Jose Travel Pass

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51 day overland journeys tour through Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido and 25 other destinations in 7 different countries. Read More
  • Activities Overland Journeys & City sightseeing +1 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay, Hostel & Hotel
  • Transport Boat, 4WD Jeep, Bus & Ferry
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days51 From US$ 3,756 View Tour
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  • Apr 21 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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San Jose to Panama City Travel Pass

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7 day sightseeing tour to San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and 3 other destinations traveling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours & Explorer
  • Transport Flight, 4WD Jeep & Boat
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days07 From US$ 859 View Tour
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  • Apr 21 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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Panama City to San Jose Travel Pass

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10 day national parks trip to Panama City, San Blas Islands and 4 other destinations traveling through Panama and Costa Rica. Read More
  • Activities National parks & Sightseeing Tours +1 more
  • Transport Boat, 4WD Jeep, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 1,490 View Tour
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  • Apr 21 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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Cancun to Antigua Express Travel Pass

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13 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip to Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and 6 other destinations in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Read More
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Volcanoes +3 more
  • Transport Bus, Ferry & Boat
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days13 From US$ 819 View Tour
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  • Apr 21 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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Cancun to Antigua Travel Pass

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21 day volcanoes tour to Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and 12 other destinations in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Read More
  • Activities Volcanoes & Snorkeling +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Ferry
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days21 From US$ 1,280 View Tour
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  • Apr 21 10+ seats left
  • Apr 22 10+ seats left
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Costa Rica Five Star Experience

of 6 reviews
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Awesome Adventure!!
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Zip lining +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Bungalow & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 5,780 View Tour
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  • Apr 19
  • Apr 20
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5 - Excellent
Based on 57 customer reviews
Lovely Costa Rican Tour
5 - Excellent
  • Tessa Mayal
“We had a lovely welcome by Felipe and found him to be extremely knowledgeable about the country including the plants, birds, wildlife, politics, etc. He didn't try and rush us and always happy to answer any questions. Couldn't have been more helpful and enthusiastic. Also Paulo from Arenal Star was extremely helpful and stopped for bird watching or frogs whenever he saw something he thought we would enjoy”
Mostly exceptional tour
4 - Very Good
  • Rachel T
“The drivers and guides were mostly exceptional, especially Dany and Felipe. Joe at La Selva, Sebastian in Tortuguero, Jesus at Monteverde and Jose at Corcovado were also brilliant guides. We were less impressed by those on the Cano Island snorkeling trip and didnt like the Arenal guide asking for tips on both trips (we would voluntarily). Accommodation was very nice, especially Cala Lodge, Las Caletas and Suria. We were impressed with the itinerary, the organisation/timings and all the bookings were fine. Some questions were asked about the return boat vouchers to Sierpe when they requested cash however this was resolved. The only place we wouldnt return to is Dominical as it didnt have the same safe and friendly feeling. Overall we really enjoyed it and hope to come back to Costa Rica and would use GWA again.”
Lots of variety and plenty of memorable experiences
5 - Excellent
  • Paul King
“The tour was well thought out, with a nice blend between activities and relaxation. We stayed in 6 different locations and each provided something unique and enjoyable. It is hard to pick top highlights of the tour as there were so many.. which is testament to the tour and hence recommend it highly. All the were all at least good and some very nice (particularly los lacos in arenal). Transfers between the locations were efficient and takes a lot of stress off the experience.”