Epic Mexico to Costa Rica

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 32 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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.
The trip "Epic Mexico To Costa Rica" starts from Playa Del Carmen and ends in San Jose. This is an adventure trip that takes 32 days. You will travel through San Ignacio, San Jorge La Laguna, San Jose and 15 other destinations visiting Belize, Guatemala and 6 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Malaysia
  • On Apr 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The comfort level trip allows for the traveller to fully experience Italy as a local with their off the beaten track options but with the convenience of travelling comfort, local guidance and added inclusions.”
  • Annalisa
  • From Italy
  • On May 09 2019
4 - Very Good
Annalisa's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Our intrepid guide Yummet was exceptional at introducing us in the culture and beauty of Cuba. She was also funny and made us comfortable at any time during the trip, very attentive to please the interests of each member of our group.”
  • Karolina
  • From Poland
  • On Nov 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Karolina's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 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)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Public bus , Local bus , Taxi , Shared boat , Ferry
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • 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 & Guide)
  • Chichicastenango Market
  • San Jorge La Laguna - Dinner at Traditional Maya Family Home
  • Santa Cruz La Laguna - Guatemalan Family style dinner with unlimited beer
  • Antigua - Leader-led walking tour
  • 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 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.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Epic Mexico 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 22 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 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 travelling 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.
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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