- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 32 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 18-29 yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-16946
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- There's nothing quite like eating with a local family to really experience a place. At dinner you'll be experiencing traditional Guatemalan hospitality while improving your Spanish with the locals.
- There are many sides to Central America, and you’ll get a taste of a few: slumbering poolside by Playa del Carmen, gazing at the pyramids of Tikal or haggling in the markets of Chichicastenango.
- Choose your own adventure in Cerro Verde National Park. Hike the face of a volcano or escape the heat with a dip in the aqua waters of a crater lake.
- Don’t just fall in love with the food of Central America – learn to make papusas (stuffed flatbread) in El Salvador and nacatamales (steamed filled dough) in Nicaragua.
- 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 waiting.
- 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.
- Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna is unbelavable. Go with the flow and let off some stream with hikes, waterfalls, watersports, and hot springs in the shadow of this giant.
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From cloud-shrouded volcanic peaks to sun-drenched beaches, lost temples to charming colonial towns, Central America is bursting with natural wonders and converging cultures. So, where do you begin? Well, this 32-day tour is a hell of a good start. Kick off in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen and snake through Belize, Antigua, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Relax on the beach in San Miguel, trek to the jungle ruins of Tikal, brush up on your Espanola over an icy cerveza and stay in villages dwarfed by volcanoes. Whether you’re haggling in the markets of Chichicastenango, chilling in a Caribbean town on the Rio Dulce or wandering cobblestone streets in Antigua, this tour gives you a taste of Central America’s myriad flavours.
Day 1: Playa del Carmen
Day 2: Tulum
Day 3: Tulum
Day 4: Caye Caulker
Day 5: Caye Caulker
Day 6: Caye Caulker
Day 7: San Ignacio
Day 8: San Ignacio
Day 9: Tikal National Park
Day 10: Rio Dulce
Day 11: Rio Dulce
Day 12: Antigua
Day 13: Chichicastenango / Lake Atitlan
Day 14: Lake Atitlan
Day 15: Antigua
Day 16: Antigua
Day 17: Cerro Verde
Day 18: Cerro Verde
Day 19: San Miguel
Day 20: Leon
Day 21: Granada
Day 22: Granada
Day 23: Ometepe Island
Day 24: Ometepe Island
Day 25: San Juan del Sur
Day 26: San Juan del Sur
Day 27: Monteverde
Day 28: Monteverde
Day 29: La Fortuna
Day 30: La Fortuna
Day 31: San Jose
Day 32: San Jose
- Hotel (20 nights), Camping with shared facilities (1 night), Multishare lodge (2 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Multishare Hostel (2 nights), Multishare permanent furnished camp (4 nights)
- 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- Private vehicle , Public bus , Local bus , Taxi , Shared boat , Ferry
- An expert tour leader
- Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
- Playa del Carmen - Taco dinner at a local Taquisa
- Tulum - Leader-led orientation walk
- Caye Caulker - Leader-led orientation walk
- Tikal National Park - Archaeological Site Tour (Entrance fee & Transport)
- Chichicastenango Market
- San Juan La Laguna - Weaving & Dyeing experience
- San Juan La Laguna - Midwife home visit
- San Juan La Laguna - Medicinal Garden
- Antigua - Leader-led orientation walk
- 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 orientation walk
- Any international flights to Playa Del Carmen 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 Epic Mexico to Costa Rica tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Epic Mexico to Costa Rica tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 30 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 November 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Epic Mexico 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 Epic Mexico 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.Is this trip right for you:
- Who doesn’t love a challenge? We definitely do here at Intrepid, 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 three 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.