Central American Journey: Rainforests & Ruins

Resort: Central American Journey: Rainforests & Ruins
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Mexico
Price From: £1479.20

Over View

Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit seven countries on this adventure and experience mighty ruins, clear Caribbean waters, Pacific waves, rainforests, and breathtaking scenery along the way. Explore indigenous Mayan villages and meet locals for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. While you’re free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that’s packed with all the things you need and nothing you don’t 32 days of maximum adventure at minimum cost.

Itineraries

Day 1
Playa del Carmen

Arrive at any time. Head out tonight with your fellow travellers to 12th Street, where theres tons of bars and clubs to choose from. Say cheers to new adventures with new friends!

Day 2
Playa del Carmen

Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulm or Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.

Day 3
Playa del CarmenCaye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.

Day 4
Caye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.

Day 5
Caye Caulker

Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.

Day 6
Caye CaulkerSan Ignacio

Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women’s pottery cooperative.

Day 7
San Ignacio

Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.

Day 8
San IgnacioFlores

Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.

Day 9
FloresRio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.

Day 10
Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.

Day 11
Rio DulceAntigua Guatemala

Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua’s cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.

Day 12
Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city’s many cafs, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.

Day 13
Antigua GuatemalaPanajachel

Travel to beautiful Lake Atitln and enjoy the views.

Day 14
PanajachelSan Juan La Laguna

Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake’s markets.

Day 15
San Juan La LagunaAntigua Guatemala

Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.

Day 16
Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy free time to relax with a massage, explore the nearby hills by bicycle, or visit a local macadamia nut farm.

Day 17
Antigua GuatemalaCopn

Cross the border to Honduras. Opt to soak in local hot springs in the jungle.

Day 18
Copn

Free time in Copn. Opt to visit the ruins of Copn or explore the hills on horseback.

Day 19
CopnSuchitoto

Cross the border into El Salvador and stay in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don’t forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.

Day 20
SuchitotoPlaya El Tunco

Enjoy a free morning in Suchitoto before heading to the coast. The sunsets in this surfing town are stunning. Grab a cold drink and enjoy!

Day 21
Playa El Tunco

Enjoy a free day in this laidback beach town to take a surf lesson, eat fresh ceviche at the fish market in nearby La Libertad, visit the Tamanique waterfalls, or chill out with a beer in hand.

Day 22
Playa El TuncoLen

Set off early for a full day of travel by land and sea to Nicaragua, finishing up in colonial Len with a brief orientation walk.

Day 23
LenGranada

Journey to Granada and see its colourful colonial buildings on an orientation walk. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.

Day 24
Granada

Free time to explore beautiful Granada’s markets, buildings and museums. Opt to kayak in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.

Day 25
GranadaIsla de Ometepe

Get to know local friends during a 2-night G Adventures-supported community guesthouse stay on Ometepe. Try the local cuisine and test out some language skills.

Day 26
Isla de Ometepe

Enjoy free time to explore Ometepe. Opt to climb Volcano Concepcin or Volcano Maderas, take a cultural tour, visit the beach at Santo Domingo, or visit el Ojo de Agua for a refreshing swim and lunch. You can also view pre-Columbian petroglyphs or the small museum of indigenous artifacts in Altagracia.

Day 27
Isla de OmetepeMonteverde

Take a ferry back to the mainland and cross the border into Costa Rica, finishing up in the cloudforest air of Monteverde.

Day 28
Monteverde

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

Day 29
MonteverdeLa Fortuna

Transfer to La Fortuna along bumpy roads, then break up the journey with a peaceful boat ride on Lake Arenal before a short ride to the town.

Day 30
La Fortuna

Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area.

Day 31
La FortunaSan Jos

Journey through the mountains to the capital for a final night out.

Day 32
San Jos

Depart at any time.

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