Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)
Spend 18 days exploring the best places in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
From seeing beautiful beaches, meeting local people, hiking to visit ancient ruins and temples this is a diverse trip where you will get to see and do a lot including sampling the local food and drink on route. The highlight of this trip is going off the beaten track and seeing places far away from the tourist crowds, this provides a unique and authentic experience of Central America.
Day 1 San José
This tour starts in Costa Rica where you will meet your trip leader and tour group.
Day 2-3 La Fortuna + Arenal
See a towering volcano, visit a hot spring or if you are seeking adventure there are options like whitewater rafting.
Day 4-5 Monteverde
Monteverde is an active destination where you can go on a zipline through the jungle, see a cloud forest or visiti a local coffee plantation.
Day 6-7 Ometepe
Enjoy a unique two day homestay trying local food. Activity options include climbing a volcano, going swimming or just relaxing
Day 8-9 Granada
Here you will get to know more about Granada on an organised local walking tour and also go see an active volcano or go kayaking on Lake Nicaragua.
Day 10-11 Poneloya
Poneloya is where you will find a stunning issolated beach, options to sunbathe, swim or surf. You could also visit the nearby city of León or hike Cerro Negro.
Day 12 Suchitoto
On day 12 you will travel to Suchitoto where you can expect colonial architecture and tasty different local food.
Day 13-14 Concepción de Ataco
This is an off the beaten track location where you can explore on foot independently or join a coffee tour.
Days 15-16 Copán + Antigua
Wander around the cobbled streets of Antigua on a walking tour, see ancient Mayan ruins in Copán, visit a local hot spring or just relax and take in your surroundings.
Day 17 Antigua (Finish)
This tour finises in Antigua, Guatemala where you are free to leave anytime.
I booked the 33 day tour from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. You get to experience the untouched beauty of Central America and steer clear of mainstream cities. So many beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes and islands and a lot of high adrenaline, extreme activities. This is a fast paced but very exciting tour which takes you to cities where you can experience authentic culture and people of Central America. Would 100% recommend to any adventurer!