Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • Starts San José, Costa Rica
  • Ends Antigua Guatemala , Guatemala
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  • Connect with local hosts in a G Adventuressupported community guesthouse project.
  • Laugh with the locals during a chicken bus journey.
  • Bliss out on a remote stretch of Nicaraguan beach.
  • Stroll through Antigua's colonial streets.
The trip Back Roads Of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses starts from San José and ends in Antigua Guatemala. This is an explorer trip that takes 18 days. You will travel through Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala and visit San Jose, Antigua, Cerro Verde National Park and 5 other destinations. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Take the road less travelled through Central America with other travellers your own age — so you can be sure to get down with other adventurers that’ll keep up. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery — from tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies to colonial cities bouncing to a decidedly more human beat. You'll blaze your own path as you discover a region of volcanoes, craters, beaches, and lush forests. Sticking to budget accommodation and public transport will keep costs down and keep you rooted in local life.
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  • Day 1: San José
  • Day 2: San José/La Fortuna
  • Day 3: La Fortuna
  • Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde
  • Day 5: Monteverde
  • Day 6: Monteverde/Isla de Ometepe
  • Day 7: Isla de Ometepe
  • Day 8: Isla de Ometepe/Granada
  • Day 9: Granada
  • Day 10: Granada/Poneloya
  • Day 11: Poneloya
  • Day 12: Poneloya/Cerro Verde
  • Day 13: Cerro Verde
  • Day 14: Cerro Verde/Suchitoto
  • Day 15: Suchitoto/Copán
  • Day 16: Copán
  • Day 17: Copán/Antigua Guatemala
  • Day 18: Antigua Guatemala
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Simple hotels/hostels (13 nts, most multi-share), beach hostel (2 nts, multi-share), community guesthouse (2 nts).
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Note: Allow USD445-580 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, boat, private vehicle, taxi, walking.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay, Isla de Ometepe
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Granada
  • Your Discover Moment: Granada
  • Orientation walk around Granada and Antigua
  • Beach time in Poneloya
  • Free time in La Fortuna, Monteverde, Ometepe, and Granada
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Any international flights to San José and from Antigua Guatemala 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 Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses 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.


For this Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses 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.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 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.
CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses 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.
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