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Best of Central America - Intrepid Travel
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45 days

Best of Central America

From Playa del Carmen to Panama City
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
11981
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
US $4,445
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Highlights

  • Discover the ruins of Tulum
  • Visit the Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Explore the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave
  • Stay overnight with a local family

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Playa del Carmen and end in Panama City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Central America, you have a 45 days tour package taking you through Playa del Carmen, Mexico and 23 other destinations in Latin America. Best of Central America includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Playa del Carmen
  2. Day 2: Tulum
  3. Day 3: Tulum
  4. Day 4: Caye Caulker
  5. Day 5: Caye Caulker
  6. Day 6: Caye Caulker
  7. Day 7: San Ignacio
  8. Day 8: San Ignacio
  9. Day 9: Tikal
  10. Day 10: Rio Dulce
  11. Day 11: Rio Dulce
  12. Day 12: Antigua
  13. Day 13: Chichicastenango/San Jorge La Laguna
  14. Day 14: Lake Atitlan/Panajachel
  15. Day 15: Antigua
  16. Day 16: Antigua
  17. Day 17: Antigua
  18. Day 18: Copan
  19. Day 19: Suchitoto
  20. Day 20: Suchitoto
  21. Day 21: San Miguel / El Cuco
  22. Day 22: El Cuco
  23. Day 23: Leon
  24. Day 24: Granada
  25. Day 25: Granada
  26. Day 26: Ometepe Island
  27. Day 27: Ometepe Island
  28. Day 28: Monteverde
  29. Day 29: Monteverde
  30. Day 30: La Fortuna
  31. Day 31: La Fortuna
  32. Day 32: San Jose
  33. Day 33: San Jose
  34. Day 34: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  35. Day 35: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  36. Day 36: Bocas del Toro/Isla Colon
  37. Day 37: Bocas del Toro/Isla Colon
  38. Day 38: Bocas del Toro/Isla Colon
  39. Day 39: Boquete
  40. Day 40: Boquete
  41. Day 41: Santa Catalina
  42. Day 42: Santa Catalina
  43. Day 43: Panama City
  44. Day 44: Panama City
  45. Day 45: Panama City
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
4 nights
Hotel
36 nights
Home-stay
1 night
Camping
1 night
Lodge
2 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    3.2
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Good
    3.5
  • Transport
    Good
    3.2
  • Accommodation
    Average
    2.8
  • Food
    Average
    2.3
  • 4.6
  • Best of Central America reviewer 1
    · January 28th, 2019
    I am now in last week of this tour, and with latest accommodation fiasco in Boquete I've finally had it SHAME ON YOU INTREPID I gave lot of $$$ to Intrepid this winter and horrendous choice of sub-standard rat holes we are forced to spend nights has... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
  • Best of Central America reviewer 2
    · March 21st, 2018
    No breakfasts were included - it would have been sufficient for all if each establishment could offer coffee, toast, butter, jam and a fruit. Guides were not very forthcoming with interesting facts and history of countries/towns.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Rudolph, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. And thank you for your feedback, we will certainly pass it along. Our Basix trips, such as this one, often don’t include many meals and are advertised as such – this way we are able to keep the... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
  • PG
    · December 13th, 2017
    Accommodations and transport on the whole were better than expected. The tour I booked on was actually 3 separate tours back to back. Border crossings and charges to cross were 'fluid' with information from Government websites, Intrepid and tour leaders... Show more
    Trip date: October 2017
  • J
    · June 9th, 2017
    The trip was better than expected, specially the accommodations. The guides were variable, from excellent to just satisfactory. The coverage was more than satisfactory and the transport provided was mostly good, with a couple of exceptions when we felt... Show more
    Trip date: February 2017
  • AM
    · June 23rd, 2014
    44 day Mexico to Panama. Only 1 or 2 overnight stops, everywhere else 2-3, travel days were mostly short around 4-5 hours average. Guide was excellent in recommending activity centers and restaurants (where he got no commission or free food that I could... Show more
    Trip date: April 2014

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45 days
Best of Central America
From Playa del Carmen to Panama City
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is there a single supplement available on this tour?

      Yes. Please take note that there will be an extra charge for a single supplement room. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      BZ$
      Belize Dollar
      Belize
      Costa Rican Colon
      Costa Rica
      Q
      Quetzal
      Guatemala
      L
      Lempira
      Honduras
      $
      Mexican Peso
      Mexico
      C$
      Cordoba Oro
      Nicaragua
      B/.
      Balboa
      Panama
      SVC
      El Salvador Colon
      El Salvador
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G, I.

      Type A
      Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama
      Type B
      Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama
      Type G
      Belize and Guatemala
      Type I
      Guatemala
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Yellow fever - Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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      • For any tour departing before March 29th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 29th, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 26 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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