Real Central America

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
  • Ends Antigua, Guatemala
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • This overland adventure allows you to see some of the best of Central America in one trip, covering parts of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
  • Extended time in Caye Caulker and Antigua offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy laidback island vibes as well as buzzing colonial city life.
  • 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.
The "Real Central America" tour starts in Playa Del Carmen and ends in Antigua. The "Real Central America" tour is an adventure trip that takes 16 days. You will travel through Caye Caulker, Panajachel, Antigua and 6 other destinations visiting Peru, Belize and 3 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Mexico, Belize and Guatemala – three very tight amigos. Play like a player in Playa del Carmen and take it nice and easy in Tulum. Delve into island life and the pristine underwater worlds in Belize. Check out the temples of Tikal, the markets of Chichicastenango and the lake vistas of Santa Cruza La Laguna.

You’ll need some essential Spanish to get you by:
- It is hot, isn’t it? – Hace calor, verdad?
- A beer, please – Una cerveza, por favor
- I love you Miguel – Te quiero Miguel
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Dan
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Dan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“A great way to explore Peru! Everything was arranged down to the minutes of details. If you wish to see and explore Peru, this is a great way of doing so in a comfy style!”
  • Vafa
  • From USA
  • On Mar 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Vafa's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
  • Saqer
  • From UAE
  • On Jan 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Saqer'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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (10 nights), Camping with shared facilities (1 night), Multishare lodge (2 nights), Multishare permanent furnished camp (2 nights)
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , Local bus , Public 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
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Playa Del Carmen and from Antigua 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 Real Central America 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 Real Central America 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 23 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Real Central America 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 Real Central America 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.
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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