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  • Relax on white-sand beaches.
  • Explore the Mayan ruins of Copán and Tikal.
  • Bargain at the local markets of colourful colonial Antigua.
  • Meet some local friends at a G Adventures for Good homestay in Guatemala.
The Central American Journey tour starts in Playa del Carmen and ends in San José. The Central American Journey is an Explorer tour that takes 32 days taking you from Playa del Carmen to San José and through other destinations in North America.

Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit six countries on this adventure and experience mighty ruins, clear Caribbean waters, Pacific waves, rainforests, and breathtaking scenery along the way. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and meet locals for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with all the things you need and nothing you don't — 32 days of maximum adventure at minimum cost.
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Arrive at any time.
Check into our hotel and enjoy the city.
Accommodation
  • Selina Hostel Playa del Carmen (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.
Start your holiday off with some hardcore relaxation. Enjoy a full day of free time to fill as you wish. Get your ruin on with a visit to Tulum perched atop the sea, explore the fish- and coral-filled seas around Cozumel on a scuba dive, go swimming in a cenote or at the beach, and save some energy for a night out on the town.
Accommodation
  • Selina Hostel Playa del Carmen (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Cozumel Diving (Certified Divers)
    Take the ferry to Cozumel Island and discover one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations. See schools of tropical fish (over 250 species) swimming in and amongst colourful coral, look for sponges and other aquatic marine life. Two main coral reefs provide plateaus beginning in less than 9m (30 ft) of water. All this, plus clear, warm water. Every diver’s dream!
  • Tulum Ruins Visit
    Catch a shared van (colectivo) to Tulum at the corner of Avenida 20 Norte and Calle 2 Norte. These run every 10-20 minutes (or whenever they're full!) throughout the day. To return, walk out to the road from Tulum and flag one down when they pass by. If you opt to take a colectivo, you will need to pay the entrance fee to the ruins when you arrive and decide if you'd like to also pay for a guide.

    You can also book a tour with private transportation and a guide from one of the many agencies in Playa del Carmen.

    Facilities are located outside of the site as are various restaurants and souvenir stands. Bring sunscreen, bathing suit, and camera.
  • Coco Bongo Disco and Show
    Price depends on which day of the week you decide to go and party!
  • Akumal Beach Visit
    Akumal is the place to visit if you’re looking to escape from the crowds. Take a shared van (colectivo) and head for this small town and beach between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Known as the “land of turtles”, float in the clear waters of this protected bay and spot green turtles feeding on the sea grass.
  • Cenote Visit
    Pack your swimsuit, hail a shared van (colectivo) and ask for directions to one of Yucatan’s many cenotes. These natural swimming holes were formed thousands of years ago, when the peninsula's porous limestone collapsed to reveal fresh water pools fed by underground systems of canals and rivers. Dive into the turquoise waters surrounded by cave walls or tropical foliage, watch fish dart in and out of the shafts of sunlight and realize why the Maya called cenotes “sacred wells”.
  • Skydiving
    Buckle up your harness, practice your exit, then take a plane up and over the blue Caribbean waters. Take a deep breath, leap out and freefall with an instructor before he opens the parachute. Admire the view over the Yucatan as you descend and land on the beach. Wow!
  • Tequila Tasting
    Mexico is the birthplace of tequila, and there is nowhere better to learn about the iconic drink. Join a certified sommelier to learn about the history of tequila and the production process, before the main highlight – a tasting session. Sip, don't shoot!
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Mention Belize and you may conjure up visions of unbelievably clear blue waters, diving and snorkelling along the barrier reef and remarkable marine life. Belize also boasts huge swaths of jungle, ancient Mayan ruins, and above all, friendly, easygoing people. Belize is all this and much more!
Accommodation
  • Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Mexico - Belize)
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.5 hr
    The exit fee at the Mexican border is 306 MX (about $23 USD).
Transport
  • First-class bus
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 315 km
    Ride on in style. This sure isn't your grandmother's public bus.
  • Local bus
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 158 km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
  • Water taxi
    Duration : 0.75 hr - 1.0 hr
    Jump in and cross the water to the next stop.
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Accommodation
  • Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Hol Chan Snorkel Tour
    Not recommended for non-swimmers, although life vests are provided and are on the boat at all times.
  • Sunset Sailing Boat Tour
  • Fishing
    Price depends on whether you select a half-day or full-day excursion and whether you choose to stay within the reef or go deep-sea fishing.
  • Blue Hole National Park Flight
    This is a 5 person plane. The cost of this activity is $250USD split between the number of passengers, coming out to $50pp if the plane is full.
  • Blue Hole National Monument Dive
    Price depends on the dive shop used as not all dive shops go to the Blue Hole on the same day. The dive shops that go with smaller groups also charge more. Shop prices typically include one dive in the blue hole for Open Water and Advanced Divers and 2 dives in the Blue Hole National Park. Fruit, refreshments, equipment, and divemaster are included in the price as is a stop on Half Moon Caye for lunch and a visit with the Red-Footed Booby and Magnificent Frigate Bird colonies that make this idyllic island their home.
  • Bike with Purpose Rental
    If you decide to rent a bike, be sure to bring some ID or enough money to leave a deposit for the bike which will be returned to you upon the return of the bike.
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Accommodation
  • Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Hol Chan Snorkel Tour
    Not recommended for non-swimmers, although life vests are provided and are on the boat at all times.
  • Sunset Sailing Boat Tour
  • Fishing
    Price depends on whether you select a half-day or full-day excursion and whether you choose to stay within the reef or go deep-sea fishing.
  • Blue Hole National Park Flight
    This is a 5 person plane. The cost of this activity is $250USD split between the number of passengers, coming out to $50pp if the plane is full.
  • Blue Hole National Monument Dive
    Price depends on the dive shop used as not all dive shops go to the Blue Hole on the same day. The dive shops that go with smaller groups also charge more. Shop prices typically include one dive in the blue hole for Open Water and Advanced Divers and 2 dives in the Blue Hole National Park. Fruit, refreshments, equipment, and divemaster are included in the price as is a stop on Half Moon Caye for lunch and a visit with the Red-Footed Booby and Magnificent Frigate Bird colonies that make this idyllic island their home.
  • Bike with Purpose Rental
    If you decide to rent a bike, be sure to bring some ID or enough money to leave a deposit for the bike which will be returned to you upon the return of the bike.
Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.
From the town of San Ignacio, opportunities abound for exploring Belize’s little known inland scenic beauty. With free time here, choose to explore the area by foot, canoe or horse, take a caving trip, or visit the Mountain Pine Ridge Area and swim in its inviting pools and rivers.
Meal
  • Lunch
Accommodation
  • Kawoq Hostel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative and Local Lunch
    Visit a G Adventures-supported local women’s cooperative, which was founded as a way for under-educated women to earn income and share centuries-old Mayan techniques and knowledge. Meet some of the inspiring women here and gain insight into the tradition of throwing pots. Then sit down to lunch together, sampling traditional foods of the Cayo region.
Transport
  • Water taxi
    Duration : 0.75 hr - 1.0 hr
    Distance : 39 km
    Jump in and cross the water to the next stop.
  • Local bus
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Distance : 123 km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Optional Activities
  • Xunantunich Visit
    Hike to the top of this impressive 9th-century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there’s a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize’s most visited site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples, and well-preserved palaces.
Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Accommodation
  • Kawoq Hostel (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit
    The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave has only been open to the public since 1998. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see up to 1400 artifacts, including pottery, tools and vessels used by the Maya for a thousand years. Hike 45 minutes to the cave entrance, wade/swim through deep pools, past calcite formations, to explore this damp, dark place of ritual and sacrifice. With a helmet and headlamp, see the skeleton of the “Crystal Maiden,” a young girl whose bones have calcified over the past 1,100 years, making them appear to sparkle.
  • Crystal Cave Visit
    Drive to Blue Hole National Park and hike for one hour through lush rainforest and down steep, slippery slopes, then descend 4.5m (15 ft) by ropes to start exploring Crystal Cave (also known as Mountain Cow Cave). Crab walk and crawl through the cave and head into the Mayan Xibabla or underworld. Slide down mud ramps, along rock faces, and be awed by the stalactites and stalagmites, ancient fire pits, wall carvings, pottery and the haunting skeletal remains of humans sacrificed by the Maya to appease their gods. Afterwards, take a short drive to the Blue Hole River, relax and refresh in the cool water.
  • Horseback Riding
  • Caracol Ruins Tour
    Drive approximately 2 hours via the Noh Beh Ox Mu Road through the Mountain Pine Ridge and into the Chiquibul Forest Reserve to arrive at Caracol. Activity includes: park entrance fee, guide, and lunch.
  • Cave Tubing
    Drive approximately 1.25 hr via the Western Highway and into the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve to arrive at the cave. Included in this activity are entrance to the park, guide, lunch, inner tube, helmet and flashlight. It is recommended to wear a bathing suit. A change of clothes is necessary to provide comfort on the way back from the excursion. Also, closed-toed shoes or a sport sandal are required for this activity; they will get wet.
  • Barton Creek Cave Canoeing
    Strap on a headlamp, step in the canoe and paddle along an ancient Mayan waterway inside the Barton Creek Cave. Bring your camera to take memorable photos of cathedral rock chambers, stalactites and stalagmites. Upon return, opt to swim at Big Rock Falls.
  • Xunantunich Visit
    Hike to the top of this impressive 9th-century Maya centre, set high on a natural limestone ridge, and admire the view of the Mopan River, Cayo District and neighbouring Guatemalan countryside. The tallest temple, El Castillo, is partially excavated and explored and there’s a unique stucco frieze on the east side of the structure. Discover why Xunantunich is Belize’s most visited site with intricately carved stellae, 25 temples, and well-preserved palaces.
Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.
Cross the border into Guatemala and you immediately notice the difference in culture, with its heavy Mayan influence and Spanish language. Here we have entered Guatemala’s northeast jungle Petén region. The descendants of the Maya of Chichén Itzá migrated to the Petén area several centuries after the collapse of the great Mayan cities in the Yucatán.

En route to Flores, stop for a guided tour of the ancient city of Tikal. Arrive in Flores, the capital of the department of Petén, a small island located on the second largest lake of Guatemala, Lake Petén Itzá.
Accommodation
  • Peten Express Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Belize - Guatemala)
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.5 hr
    Belize charges travellers an exit fee of 37.50 BZD (18.75 USD). To enter Guatemala requires an entrance fee of 10 Q ($1.30 USD).
  • Tikal Ruins Guided Tour
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 7 km
    Put on your walking shoes and prepare for a tiring but memorable day walking through history at the impressive site of Tikal. The Mayan site is set in the heart of the jungle, in Tikal National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Along with our bilingual guide, see some of the temples, plazas, carved stone monuments and public squares, more than 3,000 buildings in all, dating from as far back as 600 BC. Climb to the top of Temple IV, catch your breath, take photos, and then sit and contemplate the magnificence of the site and the tropical rainforest beyond. Look for monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, and deer, as well as macaws and eagles, snakes, and spiders.
Transport
  • Taxicab
    Duration : 0.25 hr - 0.5 hr
    Distance : 5 km
    Jump in the back and tell the driver to step on it, just like they do in the movies.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.5 hr
    Distance : 100 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 1.5 hr
    Distance : 64 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
A travel day from Flores to Rio Dulce which is located in the department of Izabal, home of the largest lake in Guatemala, Lake Izabal was one of the most important water ways of the Spanish crown during colonial times.

We take the road past areas of dense jungle and arrive at Río Dulce, a small town on Lake Izabal and a port stop for boaters around the globe, on their way to/from Livingston and the Caribbean coast.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hacienda Tijax (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 210 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall, take a sunrise kayak to visit groups of noisy howler monkeys, or take a horseback ride through the rubber plantations combined with a visit to the Shaman Tower.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hacienda Tijax (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Natural Hot Waterfall Visit
    For private transport a minimum of 6-8 people is required. If the minimum number is not met, public transport is also an option. If the whole groups decides they would like to do this optional activity, it is possible on the travel day from Rio Dulce to Antigua or Rio Dulce to Flores.
  • Horseback Riding
    Set out to explore the massive property at Hacienda Tijax Jungle Lodge on horseback. Trail ride through the reserve’s lush landscape, past a plantation of rubber trees, and stop at the Shaman tower. Climb up to see the stunning view and spot the suspension bridges hanging over natural waterfalls.
  • Sunrise Monkey Kayak
    Set your alarm very early and set off on a sweet soulful paddle along the Rio Dulce. Kayak to the base of the Boquerón Canyon with its sheer cliff face, covered in a green mass of moss, vines, and trees. Enjoy a striking sunrise, sit back, and listen to the jungle as it wakes up – howler monkeys, birds and the slap of the paddle on the water provide the soundtrack to this memorable morning.
  • Scenic Boat Ride to Livingston
    The visit to Livingston is roughly from 09:00-16:30. There is a minimum of 6 people required to organize a group. Bring extra money for souvenirs from Livingston, sunscreen, and a hat.
Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.
Today is a travel day from Rio Dulce to Antigua, followed by an orientation walk once you arrive. Plan your activities for the next day and enjoy some of the nightlife this beautiful colonial city has to offer.
Accommodation
  • Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Orientation Walk
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 1.25 hr
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 6.0 hr - 7.5 hr
    Distance : 315 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Salsa Lesson
    Kick up your heels and learn this typical Latin dance. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Get lost in the rhythm of the music and let your body take you to a new place -- one-two-three, one-two-three, hip roll, arm up, partner under, shimmy, shake, salsa! Vamos a bailar! (Let's dance!)
Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city's many cafés, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.
Get adventurous and pre-book the Pacaya Volcano Hike on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Accommodation
  • Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Cycling
    Moderate to difficult level of difficulty.
  • Massage
  • Finca Filidelfia Coffee Tour
    Finca Filidelfia offers 3 tours daily. The pickup point for this tour is outside Convento de las Capuchinas in Antigua.
  • Finca Valhalla Visit
    Take a local bus going to San Miguel Dueñas and get off at Finca Valhalla. The price difference depends on if you arrive in public transport or by taxi.
  • ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop
  • Elizabeth Bell Walking Tour
    Meet your guide at the fountain in the Central Plaza and take a leisurely walk along the cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour focuses on the Antigua's history, culture and restoration efforts (a bylaw, for example, stipulates buildings must only be painted certain colours in order to maintain the Spanish colonial character of the exteriors). Visit the City Hall Palace, Palace of the Captain's General, the main cathedral and many of Antigua's other attractions. Learn about jade and the valuable role it played in Maya culture. Shop for jewelry, pottery, textiles and wooden carvings.
  • Acatenango Volcano Climb
    This tour does not run every day. Your CEO can call in advance and assist with your reservation. Min 4 people to run. Pick up is at 05:00. It’s a good idea to pick up snacks and some water the night before. It's approx. 5 hours to the crater and 4 hours return.
  • Pacaya Volcano Hike
Travel to beautiful Lake Atitlán and enjoy the views.
Travel through the hills and fertile fields of the Guatemalan highlands to the shores of Lake Atitlán, one of the most beautiful spots in Guatemala. Twelve native villages, blue/grey mountains and three volcanoes line the shores of this lake resulting in a wonderful combination of unusual natural beauty and traditional culture.

The area is also ideal for outdoor pursuits like swimming, fishing, wind surfing, hiking, bird watching, kayaking, and horseback riding.
Accommodation
  • Kamol Bey (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 80 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • La Nariz del Indio Hike
    Trek one of the most popular San Juan-area hikes at a park called La Nariz del Indio. Look for the Rostro Maya trail opposite the gas station on the road to San Pablo, and hike to the top in about 3-4 hrs total for spectacular views of San Juan, San Pedro, and Lake Atitlán. Opt to bring a guide, if you wish, but leave valuables at home. Police warn of robberies at the summit.
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's markets.
Meal
  • Dinner
Accommodation
  • Rupalaj Kistalin Posada Homestay (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Posadas Mayas Homestay
    Submerge yourself in Mayan culture during this home stay run by a Planeterra community tourism project. Set on the northwest shore of Lake Atitlán, arrive by boat to the laid-back village of San Juan La Laguna and immediately feel at home. Meet your host family, stash your stuff, then set off to explore the area. Admire the paintings of local artists, watch weavers who use traditional techniques to dye wool, go for a hike and admire the view across the lake. Feel good knowing you are supporting local families eager to benefit from tourism in their community.
Transport
  • Boat
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 0.75 hr
    Distance : 25 km
    Climb aboard and get your float on.
Optional Activities
  • Shopping
Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
We return to Antigua to spend more time to explore the city, shop, and check out optional activities in the area.

Optional activities include visiting a macadamia nut farm, checking out a coffee plantation, biking around Antigua's surrounding hills or taking a salsa lesson.
Accommodation
  • Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Big Night Out
    Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.
Transport
  • Boat
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 0.75 hr
    Distance : 25 km
    Climb aboard and get your float on.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Massage
  • ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop
  • Salsa Lesson
    Kick up your heels and learn this typical Latin dance. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Get lost in the rhythm of the music and let your body take you to a new place -- one-two-three, one-two-three, hip roll, arm up, partner under, shimmy, shake, salsa! Vamos a bailar! (Let's dance!)
Enjoy free time to relax with a massage, explore the nearby hills by bicycle, or visit a local macadamia nut farm.
Get adventurous and pre-book the Pacaya Volcano Hike on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Accommodation
  • Antigua Lemon Tree Hostel (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Finca Valhalla Visit
    Take a local bus going to San Miguel Dueñas and get off at Finca Valhalla. The price difference depends on if you arrive in public transport or by taxi.
  • Massage
  • Finca Filidelfia Coffee Tour
    Finca Filidelfia offers 3 tours daily. The pickup point for this tour is outside Convento de las Capuchinas in Antigua.
  • Cycling
    Moderate to difficult level of difficulty.
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.
  • Pacaya Volcano Hike
Cross the border to Honduras. Opt to soak in local hot springs in the jungle.
The colonial highland town of Copán Ruinas is a charming and relaxing place, set along a river in the coffee growing region close to the Guatemalan border.

The Mayan ruins of Copán are fascinating, beautiful and unique among Mayan cities. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, Copán contains some of the most important Mayan ruins found to date, and many unusual artistic features, including some of the most detailed carving in the Mayan world.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Brisas de Copan (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Guatemala-Honduras)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 8.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Distance : 280 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free time in Copán. Opt to visit the ruins of Copán or explore the hills on horseback.
Free time in Copan. Opt to visit the impressive Copan ruins and check out some lesser known Mayan sites along the way. Knowledgable local guides can interpret the many Mayan carvings left here over 1,000 years ago. You can also choose to explore the nearby hills and small villages on horseback or journey through the countryside to some hidden jungle hot springs for a relaxing soak.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Brisas de Copan (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Horseback Riding
    Enjoy rural Honduras by horseback. Ride through the Copán Valley and along the river. Head up into the hills to meet local farmers. Keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Who knows, you may even spot an ancient Maya artifact on your journey.
  • Luna Jaguar Hot Springs Visit
    Hot springs close at 18:00. Best to depart Copán around 14:00 to have time to enjoy the pools. Price varies depending on if you'd like the barbeque meal. Bring swim clothes, a flashlight, and towel.
  • Copán Ruins Guided Tour
    Step back in time more than a 1,000 years to discover the ancient Mayan site of Copán. Walk across grassy plazas and examine intricately carved stone stellae (tall monuments) depicting various gods and rulers. Admire the artistry and scale of the temples, ball court and well-preserved hieroglyphic stairway and understand why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the museum to see Mayan artifacts and a life-sized replica of the Rosalila Temple.
Cross the border into El Salvador and stay in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.
Accommodation
  • Posada Alta Vista (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Honduras - Guatemala)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
  • Border Crossing (Guatemala - El Salvador)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 8.0 hr
    Distance : 400 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Enjoy a free day in Suchitoto.
Accommodation
  • Posada Alta Vista (or similar)
Travel to the 'Route of Flowers' region with its quaint Salvadorian towns and talented artisans.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Segen (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 120 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • El Carmen Coffee Tour
    Visit El Carmen estate for a coffee tour to learn about the transformation process from farm to cup of this precious crop. Different tours are available, including a traditional tour, or an integral tour, but both are filled with great information and delicious coffee. Just in case your blood’s not pumping enough from the caffeine, the estate also offers canopy and ATV tours you can add on to your tour!
Full day to explore the small town of Ataco or enjoy optional activities.
Day hikes, a coffee tour and shopping are some of many options for your time here. Hike El Impossible National Park, swim in the pools of Atzumpa, check out some of the other nearby quaint towns or just explore tiny Ataco. This is a coffee producing region of El Salvador, so be sure to sample some delicious coffee in a local café.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Segen (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • El Carmen Coffee Tour
    Visit El Carmen estate for a coffee tour to learn about the transformation process from farm to cup of this precious crop. Different tours are available, including a traditional tour, or an integral tour, but both are filled with great information and delicious coffee. Just in case your blood’s not pumping enough from the caffeine, the estate also offers canopy and ATV tours you can add on to your tour!
Enjoy a free morning in Ataco before heading to the coast. The sunsets in this surfing town are stunning. Grab a cold drink and enjoy!
Accommodation
  • Atami Escape Resort (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Distance : 100 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Surfing Lesson
Enjoy a free day in this laidback beach town to take a surf lesson, eat fresh ceviche at the fish market in nearby La Libertad, visit the Tamanique waterfalls, or chill out with a beer in hand.
Accommodation
  • Atami Escape Resort (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Surfing Lesson
Hop on a flight to Costa Rica and travel through stunning Costa Rican scenery, finishing up in the cloud forest air of Monteverde.
At 1,400 meters above sea level, Monteverde is literally in the clouds. The Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves are home to diverse and unique flora and fauna. Sloths, monkeys, kinkajous, tapirs and large cats inhabit the area. There are more species of orchids here than anywhere else in the world.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Manakin (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Distance : 50 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Plane
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.0 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 140 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free day in Monteverde. Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline, or tour a coffee plantation.
The day is free to choose from many optional activities. Fly hundreds of meters above the trees on a zip-lining tour, hike through one of the cloud forest reserves, ride a horse in the mountains, visit a coffee/sugar cane farm, go bungee jumping, drive an ATV on trails in the hills, tour the cheese factory or check out the orchid garden, serpentarium, or frog pond in town.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Manakin (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Visit
    Pull on your poncho and boots and head into the cloud-covered forest, past over-sized ferns and exotic orchids. Harness your inner Tarzan as you imagine swinging from the forest’s giant vines, trudge along 12 km of trails, watch for wildlife and trek to the top of the observation tower. Be sure to stop and listen too. Hear the haunting hollow call of the bellbird and perhaps catch sight of the brilliant green and red resplendent quetzal. Feel good about protecting the preserve and sustaining the quality of local schools through payment of your park fees.
  • Sky Walk
    Get up high to see the tree tops of Monteverde’s Cloud Forest from a bird’s eye view. Cross a series of suspension bridges to discover the early ropes and pulleys that early biologists required to glimpse – a lush, green vista accented by bromeliads, vines, and orchids. Wonder at this wet canopy, home to thousands of species of birds, small animals, amphibians and insects (making up 90% of all the organisms in the forest).
  • Ziplining
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit
    Get close to butterflies, bump into giant bugs, and make friends with hairy eight-legged spiders in this collection of gardens nestled in the mountains of Monteverde. Observe caterpillars, take prize-worthy photos of the iridescent blue morpho butterfly, and check out the leaf-cutter ant colony. The nature centre is home to 30 species of butterfly, a whole bunch of insects, as well as white-faced monkeys, coatis, motmots, and more.
  • Monteverde Horseback Riding
    Moderate difficulty.
  • Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour
    No trip to Costa Rica is complete without visiting a coffee plantation. Head to Café Monteverde and learn how this fair trade coffee goes from crop to cup. Pick ripe berries, watch how the beans are separated from the husk, then observe the drying and roasting process. Sample and buy some of these excellent beans. The Santa Elena coffee co-op prides itself on sustainable practices: it recycles processing water, uses coffee pulp for fertilizer, and sends plant fibers and husks to make paper.
Transfer to La Fortuna along bumpy roads, then break up the journey with a peaceful boat ride on Lake Arenal before a short ride to the town. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
The trip from Monteverde to La Fortuna takes us down from the cloud forest and across Costa Rica's largest lake The town of La Fortuna lies at the base of the Arenal Volcano, which dominates the landscape rising to 1670 meters high. The town has become famous as the adventure sports capital of Costa Rica.

Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, white water rafting, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddlebording, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.
Accommodation
  • Selina Hostel La Fortuna (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Big Night Out
    Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.
Transport
  • Shared Van
    Duration : 3.5 hr
    Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
  • Boat
    Duration : 0.75 hr
    Climb aboard and get your float on.
  • Shared Van
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 0.75 hr
    Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.
Optional Activities
  • Baldi Hot Springs Soak
    Price varies if you'd like to include transportation, dinner, or both with your visit to the hot springs. Lockers are provided after leaving a deposit for the lock. Bring change of clothes, bathing suit, towel, and money for alcoholic beverages.
  • La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
    Price listed is for entrance fee.
Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area.
Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddleboarding, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.

Get your adrenaline pumping and pre-book the Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Accommodation
  • Selina Hostel La Fortuna (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
    Travel north to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. Take a guided tour by covered boat through one of the world’s most important wetlands; home to a vast array of plants, birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a three-toed sloth or a Jesus Christ lizard.
  • La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
    Price listed is for entrance fee.
  • Horseback Riding
    Enjoy Fortuna’s fantastic wilderness on one of two different horseback riding options. Ride around the base of Arenal volcano or take a scenic trip to La Fortuna waterfall, passing through Maleuku village with opportunities to take a dip in the emerald green pool. Spot toucans, bellbirds and parrots as you ride private mountain trails through primary and secondary forest. Meet monkeys, see sloths, and possibly hear the rumble of the volcano. Take photos, inhale the pure air and let your horse lead you on this memorable meander.
  • Mountain Biking
    Rent a bike and head off along one of the backroads outside of town. Take the road to San Ramon and turn right on the road toward the waterfall. Or take a guided cycling tour and pick one of three routes of varying difficulty.
  • Birdwatching
    Set out on a bird watching adventure with a local expert. Depending on the season, explore around Arenal Volcano and Lake, visit El Silencio Nature Reserve, or Finca Luna Nueva. The area around Arenal is home to more than 350 species of birds. Look for toucans, parrots, Montezuma Oropendolas, colourful tanagers, and parakeets.
  • Venado Caves Exploration
    Yes, older than 12 years old
  • Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle
    CANYONEERING (Half-day Arenal)
    Rappel, down-climb, river-trace, and descend huge waterfalls in the rugged mountains and lush rainforests around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano.

    ZIPLINING (Half-day Monteverde)
    Get a true bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy as you soar through the trees on a Tarzan swing, a giant rappel, and a 137-meter-high (450-foot) zipline.

    Please note that passengers must weigh between 45-100kg (100 – 220 lbs) and be at least 130cm (4'3 ft) tall to participate in these activities.
Enjoy a final free morning in La Fortuna for optional activities. In the afternoon, travel to San Carlos and to the rural community of Coope San Juan. Stay with a local family for an authentic Costa Rican experience.
Meal
  • Dinner
Included Activity
  • Coope San Juan Homestay
    Immerse yourself in local farming culture by staying with a family in the Coope San Juan community in the rainforest of northern Costa Rica. Your presence is supporting this community-owned and operated business. While you're here, practice Spanish, enjoy authentically-cooked fresh food, bike along jungle trails, and try your hand at fishing.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Enjoy a full day with your hosts at the Coope San Juan homestay. Go on a walk through the surrounding forest to learn about flora and fauna in the area, help harvest cassava, and join a cooking demo to make enyucados – a local speciality. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and opt to go mountain biking or fishing, or relax in the village and practice your Spanish.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Coope San Juan Homestay
    Immerse yourself in local farming culture by staying with a family in the Coope San Juan community in the rainforest of northern Costa Rica. Your presence is supporting this community-owned and operated business. While you're here, practice Spanish, enjoy authentically-cooked fresh food, bike along jungle trails, and try your hand at fishing.
  • Rainforest Walk
    Join a local guide from the community on a walk through the surrounding rainforest. Learn about the production of cassava, and lend a hand in harvesting some of the plants. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the 400 different bird species that live in the area.
  • Cooking Demonstration
    Learn to make the local speciality, enyucados, with the cassava you harvested earlier. This is a traditional Costa Rican dish that can be found in many homes. Dig in!
Optional Activities
  • Mountain Biking
    Discover the pristine rainforest surrounding the village by bike. This 7km trail will take you through farmland, rivers, and mud puddles – keep an eye out for monkeys, macaws and other animals en route.
  • Fishing
    Join your hosts at the local fishing hole. Learn some tips and tricks before trying to catch rainbow bass, catfish, tilapia, and machaca.
Journey through the mountains to the capital for a final night out.
Interested in stopping along the way to San Jose for some adventurous rafting? Pre-book Sarapiqui River Rafting on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

San José has beautiful parks, museums and theatres. Enjoy the view of the surrounding lush mountains from the downtown streets.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Aldea Hostel (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Depart at any time.
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels/hostels (30 nts, most multi-share), homestay (1 nt).
Meals
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
    Note: Allow USD800-1040 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Local bus, ferry, boat, private vehicle, taxi, walking.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative and Local Lunch, San Ignacio
  • Your G for Good Moment: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La Laguna
  • Your Discover Moment: Playa del Carmen
  • Your Discover Moment: Caye Caulker
  • Your Discover Moment: Antigua Guatemala
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Antigua Guatemala
  • Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: La Fortuna
  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Your Local Living Moment: Coope San Juan Homestay, Cantón de San Carlos
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Demonstration, Cantón de San Carlos
  • Guided tour of Tikal
  • Orientation walk in Antigua
  • Beach time in Caye Caulker and El Palmarcito
  • Free time in Suchitoto
  • Coope San Juan homestay
  • Rainforest walk
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Playa del Carmen and from San José are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Central American Journey tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 32 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 18 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Playa del Carmen, Mexico/ San José, Costa Rica
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A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 23 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The 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.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : 18-to-ThirtysomethingsFast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 2. Service Level : BasicSimple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Central American Journey tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels/hostels (30 nts, most multi-share), homestay (1 nt).

  • Checklist

    Costa Rica Water Activities:
    • Drybag (Will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
    • Sport Sandals or Water Shoes (if you plan to do waterfall rappelling and/or rafting)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 18, avg 16.

  • Highlights

    Relax on white-sand beaches, explore the Mayan ruins of Copán and Tikal, bargain at the local markets of colourful colonial Antigua, meet some local friends at a G Adventures for Good homestay in Guatemala, visit six countries in a month.

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit six countries on this adventure and experience mighty ruins, clear Caribbean waters, Pacific waves, rainforests, and breathtaking scenery along the way. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and meet locals for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with all the things you need and nothing you don't — 32 days of maximum adventure at minimum cost.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD800-1040 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

  • Optional_activities

    Cozumel
    - Cozumel Diving (Certified Divers) (85-140USD per person)

    Tulum
    - Tulum Ruins Visit (10USD per person)

    Playa del Carmen
    - Coco Bongo Disco and Show (70-75USD per person)
    - Cenote Visit (10-30USD per person)
    - Skydiving (269USD per person)
    - Tequila Tasting (850-1100MXN per person)

    Akumal
    - Akumal Beach Visit (20USD per person)

    Caye Caulker
    - Hol Chan Snorkel Tour (35-70USD per person)
    - Sunset Sailing Boat Tour (35USD per person)
    - Fishing (200USD per group)
    - Blue Hole National Park Flight (180-250USD per person)
    - Blue Hole National Monument Dive (200-250USD per person)
    - Bike with Purpose Rental (7-30USD per person)

    Xunantunich
    - Xunantunich Visit (5USD per person)

    Actun Tunichil Muknal
    - Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit (90USD per person)

    Blue Hole National Park
    - Crystal Cave Visit (90USD per person)

    San Ignacio
    - Horseback Riding (40-65USD per person)

    Caracol
    - Caracol Ruins Tour (95USD per person)

    Caves Branch
    - Cave Tubing (75USD per person)

    Barton Creek
    - Barton Creek Cave Canoeing (50-75USD per person)

    Rio Dulce
    - Natural Hot Waterfall Visit (20-35USD per person)
    - Horseback Riding (25USD per person)
    - Sunrise Monkey Kayak (23-31USD per person)
    - Scenic Boat Ride to Livingston (35USD per person)

    Antigua Guatemala
    - Salsa Lesson (5-12USD per person)
    - Cycling (30-50USD per person)
    - Massage (30-60USD per person)
    - Finca Filidelfia Coffee Tour (18-25USD per person)
    - Finca Valhalla Visit (5-10USD per person)
    - ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop (24USD per person)
    - Elizabeth Bell Walking Tour (25USD per person)
    - Acatenango Volcano Climb (50-85USD per person)
    - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

    Escuintla
    - Pacaya Volcano Hike

    San Juan La Laguna
    - La Nariz del Indio Hike (15-23USD per person)
    - Shopping

    Lago de Atitlán
    - Swimming
    - Kayaking

    Panajachel
    - Massage

    Copán
    - Copán Ruins Guided Tour (25USD per person)
    - Luna Jaguar Hot Springs Visit (45USD per person)
    - Horseback Riding (25USD per person)

    Concepción de Ataco
    - El Carmen Coffee Tour (5USD per person)

    Playa El Palmarcito
    - Surfing Lesson (60USD per person)

    Monteverde
    - Santa Elena Cloud Forest Visit (17USD per person)
    - Sky Walk
    - Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit (15USD per person)
    - Monteverde Horseback Riding (45USD per person)
    - Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour (35USD per person)
    - Ziplining (50USD per person)

    La Fortuna
    - La Fortuna Waterfall Swim (15USD per person)
    - Birdwatching
    - Horseback Riding (59USD per person)
    - Venado Caves Exploration (78USD per person)
    - Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle

    Arenal
    - Baldi Hot Springs Soak (64USD per person)
    - Mountain Biking (79USD per person)
    - Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour (60USD per person)

    Cantón de San Carlos
    - Mountain Biking (20USD per person)
    - Fishing (10USD per person)

  • Start_finish

    Playa del Carmen to San José

  • Transport

    Local bus, ferry, boat, private vehicle, taxi, walking.

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative and Local Lunch, San Ignacio
    Your G for Good Moment: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La Laguna
    Your Discover Moment: Playa del Carmen
    Your Discover Moment: Caye Caulker
    Your Discover Moment: Antigua Guatemala
    Your Big Night Out Moment: Antigua Guatemala
    Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
    Your Big Night Out Moment: La Fortuna
    Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
    Your Local Living Moment: Coope San Juan Homestay, Cantón de San Carlos
    Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Demonstration, Cantón de San Carlos. Guided tour of Tikal. Orientation walk in Antigua. Beach time in Caye Caulker and El Palmarcito. Free time in Suchitoto. Coope San Juan homestay. Rainforest walk. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Tour Type: {{myRequest.tourtype | tourtypefullName}}
  • Age Group: {{myRequest.age_group}} yrs
  • Type of Tour: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].type_of_tour}}
  • Accommodation Option: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].accommodation_option}}
  • Budget Per Person: USD {{myRequest.approx_budget_amount}}
  • Budget Flexibility {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].budget_flexibility}}
  • Trip Planning Stage {{myRequest.trip_planning_stage}}
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Can you handle {{getFirstName(activeuser)}}'s enquiry? Rejection Reason
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Guideline for Responding to Customised Trip Requests
Dear {{!activeuserExpert ? activeuserExpert.first_name: 'N/A'}}, Before responding to {{getFirstName(activeuser)}}’s customised trip request for {{plannerCountries}} we recommend that you carefully read these guidelines as they will help you with approaching the customer correctly and convert the enquiry into a trip booking.
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Hi ,
Thanks for your trip input. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get a trip of a lifetime.
We've noted down your trip requirements below. You can easily them.
  • {{myRequest.title}}
  • Country: {{!!tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].geoLocation?tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].geoLocation:myRequest.country}}
  • Destination: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].destinations.join(', ')}}
  • Activity: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].activity.join(', ')}}
  • Custom Destination: {{tripPlannerCustom[myRequest.id].destination}}
  • Custom Activity: {{tripPlannerCustom[myRequest.id].activity}}
  • Group Size: {{myRequest.no_of_adults > 0 && myRequest.no_of_children > 0?',':''}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Single'?'1 Person':myRequest.group_type=='Couple'?'2 People':''}}
  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Tour Type: {{myRequest.tourtype | tourtypefullName}}
  • Age Group: {{myRequest.age_group}} yrs
  • Type of Tour: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].type_of_tour}}
  • Accommodation Option: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].accommodation_option}}
  • Budget Per Person: USD {{myRequest.approx_budget_amount}}
  • Budget Flexibility {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].budget_flexibility}}
  • Trip Planning Stage {{myRequest.trip_planning_stage}}
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How our Travel Expert Service Works
  • 1 We connect you with a hand-picked and qualified travel expert who can match your trip requirements. The advantage of working directly through a travel expert is that you get the best and unfiltered advice from the very beginning.
  • 2 The travel expert will help you with creating and customising a trip for you. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the trip, the travel expert will also be able to help you with those.
  • 3 When you feel that your trip is exactly per your wish, you'll be able to book the entire trip here on Bookmundi.
The Advantages of Bookmundi
  • Selected Local Travel Experts All our local travel experts have been chosen based on rigorous selection criteria. In fact, we reject 98 out of 100 local travel agencies, and thereby giving you access to the top 1-2% local travel experts.
  • Secure Online Payment and Financial Guarantee Each and every trip is required to go through Bookmundi's secure payment platform, powered by Stripe and supported by SSL. All payments are therefore carried out in secure manners. We are furthermore member of the Danish Travel Fund which gives you a 100% financial guarantee for any money you pay on Bookmundi, even if we went bankrupt (which we we will not!).
  • Trip Replacement or 100% Reimbursement Bookmundi has hand-picked your local travel expert. Our role, as your trusted third party, is therefore to make sure that your entire experience runs as seamless and secure as possible. We guarantee to you that in the unlikely event where a local travel expert cancels your trip after your deposit or full payment has been made, we commit to replacing these services with another equally qualified agency so that your trip can go ahead as planned, or failing to replace it, we will give you a 100% reimbursement.
New customised trip enquiry by {{getFirstName(activeuser)}}:
  • Title: {{myRequest.title}}
  • Country: {{!!tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].geoLocation?tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].geoLocation:myRequest.country}}
  • Destination: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].destinations.join(', ')}}
  • Activity: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].activity.join(', ')}}
  • Custom Destination: {{tripPlannerCustom[myRequest.id].destination}}
  • Custom Activity: {{tripPlannerCustom[myRequest.id].activity}}
  • Group Size: {{myRequest.no_of_adults > 0 && myRequest.no_of_children > 0?',':''}} {{myRequest.group_type=='Single'?'1 Person':myRequest.group_type=='Couple'?'2 People':''}}
  • {{myRequest.departure_month || myRequest.duration?'Approx. Dates':'Travel Dates'}}: {{myRequest.start_date | readableDate}} to {{myRequest.end_date | readableDate}} {{myRequest.departure_month}}, {{myRequest.duration}} Not decided yet
  • Tour Type: {{myRequest.tourtype | tourtypefullName}}
  • Age Group: {{myRequest.age_group}} yrs
  • Type of Tour: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].type_of_tour}}
  • Accommodation Option: {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].accommodation_option}}
  • Budget Per Person: USD {{myRequest.approx_budget_amount}}
  • Budget Flexibility {{tripPlannerKeysNames[myRequest.id].budget_flexibility}}
  • Trip Planning Stage {{myRequest.trip_planning_stage}}
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Can you handle {{getFirstName(activeuser)}}'s enquiry? Rejection Reason
{{myRequest.reject_reason?myRequest.reject_reason:'Sorry, Your trip request has been rejected.'}}
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