Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • Get up close and personal with the country's diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the brightlydressed Maya folk of the hills of San Cristobal.
  • Compare Mexico City's heady streetfood scene to the subtler fare found in Oaxaca.
  • Take in the atmosphere and culture of San Jose: Costa Rica’s bustling capital nestled between the mountains and volcanoes.
  • Hike to San Pedrillo in Corcovado National Park and explore one of the world's most biodiverse regions.  
Start in Mexico City and end in San Jose, the trip Best Of Mexico & Costa Rica is a guided explorer trip that takes 22 days. You will be traveling through Mitla, Palenque, Manuel Antonio and 12 other destinations in Mexico and Costa Rica. Best Of Mexico & Costa Rica is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Raise glass of mezcal to the diversity of Mexico, then embrace ‘pura vida’ (the simple life) in the rainforests and on the beaches of Costa Rica. Discover history in the ruins of Chichen Itza, then visit a contemporary Maya village to see how ancient Mesoamerican traditions have evolved. Savour simple fare during lunch with a Zapotec family and sip smoky mezcal at a distillery in Oaxaca. Unwind in a small village near Corcovado National Park, hiking jungle trails in the morning and cooling off in the waters of the Osa Peninsula in the afternoon. Explore sloth country (AKA Manuel Antonio National Park) and match their leisurely pace as you relax among natural splendour of Costa Rica. Ancient cultures, incredible food, wildlife and wilderness – this 22-day trip has it all.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Based on 100 reviews
Tony's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Tony
  • From UK
  • On Sep 27 2018
“Very Good”
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.”
Ryan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ryan
  • From USA
  • On Mar 26 2017
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Mexico City
  • Day 3: Teotihuacan / Oaxaca
  • Day 4: Mitla / Oaxaca
  • Day 5: Oaxaca
  • Day 6: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 7: San Juan Chamula / San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 9: Palenque
  • Day 10: Palenque Ruins / Merida
  • Day 11: Merida
  • Day 12: Izamal
  • Day 13: Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
  • Day 14: Playa del Carmen
  • Day 15: San Jose
  • Day 16: Copey de Dota
  • Day 17: Drake Bay
  • Day 18: Corcovado / Drake Bay
  • Day 19: Manuel Antonio
  • Day 20: Manuel Antonio
  • Day 21: San Jose
  • Day 22: San Jose
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable Hotel (18 nights), Lodge (3 nights)
Meals
  • 21 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 4 Dinner
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Plane , Shared boat
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Mexico City - National Museum of Anthropology (entrance fee) (Closed Mondays)
  • Mexico City - Leader-led City Tour of Historic Center
  • Mexico City - Diego Rivera Murals in the National Palace (entrance fee)
  • Mexico City - Metropolitan Cathedral (entrance fee)
  • Teotihuacan - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Oaxaca - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Mitla - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • Oaxaca - Guided full-day tour including the Tule Tree, a Mezcal distillery, and lunch in a Zapoteca family home
  • San Cristobal de las Casas - Leader-led orientation walk
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - Leader-led City Tour
  • San Juan Chamula - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Zinacantan - Maya Church (entrance fee)
  • Agua Azul - Waterfall Visit (entrance fee)
  • Merida - Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Palenque - Archaeological site (Guide, Transport & Entrance fee)
  • Izamal - Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Entrance)
  • Izamal - Leader-led walking tour
  • Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
  • San Jose - Leader-led walking tour
  • Los Santos - Tierra Amiga Coffee Experience including lunch
  • Palmar Norte - Finca 6 Sphere Museum (entrance)
  • Corcovado - San Pedrillo Station Hike
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - Tour with a Naturalist Guide (entrance fee, guide and transport)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Mexico City 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 Best of Mexico & 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 Best of Mexico & Costa Rica 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

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 28 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Best of Mexico & 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 Best of Mexico & 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:
  • Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites 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.
  • 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. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours. There will of course be plenty of chances to swim!
  • It's a good idea to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but can be shy, so you'll need to make an effort to break the ice. It's a great way to show respect and involve yourself in their culture.
  • With so much to see and do, Costa Rica can sometimes be expensive. Expect to pay more than you would in mainland USA for a lot of things.
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