Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses

Resort: Back Roads of Central America: Craters & Community Guesthouses
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Costa Rica
Price From: £863.20

Over View

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 thatll 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.

Itineraries

Day 1
San Jos

Arrive at any time. Tonight, explore the La California barrio with your fellow travellers. Stop in at one of the many bars to get to know your group over a few drinks. Cheers to new friends and new adventures!

Day 2
San JosLa Fortuna

Options aboundsoak in Arenal’s hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.

Day 3
La Fortuna

Free day to get the adrenaline pumping with rafting and other outdoor pursuits or one of many other optional activities.

Day 4
La FortunaMonteverde

Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde by boat and van and enjoy gorgeous scenery along the way.

Day 5
Monteverde

Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation.

Day 6
MonteverdeIsla de Ometepe

Get to know local friends during a two-night community guesthouse stay on Ometepe Island. Test out some language skills, opt to climb a volcano, or visit the local swimming hole.

Day 7
Isla de Ometepe

Full day on the island to spend time with your hosts and enjoy optional activities such as hiking and swimming.

Day 8
Isla de OmetepeGranada

See Granada’s colourful colonial buildings on an orientation walk. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.

Day 9
Granada

Take advantage of a free day to explore Granada or kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua.

Day 10
GranadaPoneloya

Arrive in the afternoon to relax on a remote northern beach on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Surfing, swimming and beach lounging await.

Day 11
Poneloya

Spend your day enjoying the coast. Opt to explore the city of Leon or hit the beach.

Day 12
PoneloyaCerro Verde

After a long day of travel via bus, boat, and private vehicle, arrive to El Salvador’s Cerro Verde National Park, home of the famous trio of volcanos, Cerro Verde, Izalco, and Santa Ana.

Day 13
Cerro Verde

Spend a free day in Cerro Verde at leisure. Opt to hike up to the edge of Santa Anas Volcano crater for some more spectacular views. Or choose to take a dip in Lake Coatepeque, there are many ways to keep busy in one of El Salvador’s most beautiful national parks.

Day 14
Cerro VerdeSuchitoto

In the morning enjoy a guided tour in Cerro Verde National Park taking in the lush surroundings. Travel to El Salvador’s colonial town of Suchitoto. Don’t forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.

Day 15
SuchitotoCopn

Watch diverse landscapes pass by as we travel through 3 countries in one day en route to Copn.

Day 16
Copn

Enjoy a free day in Copn. Opt to visit the Mayan ruins of Copn or explore the colonial highland town on horseback and check out some lesser known Mayan sites along the way, or journey to some local hot springs for a relaxing soak.

Day 17
CopnAntigua Guatemala

Cross into Guatemala. Enjoy an orientation walk to explore the colonial city of Antigua.

Day 18
Antigua Guatemala

Depart at any time.

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