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Central American Highlights - Explore!
16 days

Central American Highlights

From Antigua to San Jose
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124429
From
US $2,800
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Highlights

  • Enjoy vistas over active and dormant volcanoes
  • Visit one of the greatest Maya ruins in the Americas
  • Bask in the three impressive cones overlooking Antigua
  • Discover treasures at colourful Chichicastenango markets
  • Delve into culture and visit local villages at Lake Atitlan

Itinerary

Start in Antigua and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Central American Highlights, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Antigua, Guatemala and 13 other destinations in Latin America. Central American Highlights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour Antigua (Guatemala)
  2. Day 2: Walking tour of Antigua, free afternoon to explore
  3. Day 3: Travel to Panajachel; boat trip on Atitlan Lake
  4. Day 4: Chichicastenango Market then drive to Guatemala City
  5. Day 5: Visit the UNESCO Site of Copan, free afternoon
  6. Day 6: Journey to Suchitoto (El Salvador)
  7. Day 7: In Suchitoto, optional boat trip on the lake
  8. Day 8: Transfer to the colonial town of Leon (Nicaragua)
  9. Day 9: Free Day; optional hike to Cerro Negro Volcano
  10. Day 10: Travel to Granada via Masaya Volcano National Park
  11. Day 11: In Granada; explore the city or optional sea kayaking
  12. Day 12: Head to San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast
  13. Day 13: Travel to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (Costa Rica)
  14. Day 14: Optional wildlife boat trip, before driving to Sarapiqui
  15. Day 15: Morning free. Afternoon head to the capital, San Jose
  16. Day 16: Tour ends San Jose
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
14 nights
Camping
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Food
    Good
    3.7
  • 4.5
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  • I
    · March 09, 2020
    Five countries in just over two weeks makes for a busy but rewarding schedule giving a great overview of this amazing part of the world
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review, the trip is definitely busy but designed to get you through 5 amazing countries in 16 days! We're glad you enjoyed your trip.
    Trip date: March 2020
  • P
    · October 29, 2019
    This is a great, and safe, way to experience the vastly different cultures of Central America. Expect the unexpected, go with the flow and relax in the safe hands of your guide, although if you can pick up a little Spanish before you travel, that would... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your great review, and excellent advice to future travellers! We're really sorry that the breakfasts on your tour were not given as per the trip notes. The right number of breakfasts was included, but not in the locations on the notes -... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · June 27, 2019
    This was an amazing experience. Miguel was a fantastic guide. Although we couldn't do Nicaragua at this time the extra days in both Costa Rica and Guatemala were superbly well thought out. Do expect a lot of travel time but wow. Do try to explore a bit... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you for your lovely comments! Miguel is fantastic, we're very happy to have him working for Explore. Nicaragua is now perfectly safe again to travel to, so we hope that you are able to experience this wonderful country at a later date.
    Trip date: April 2019
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    This was a really enjoyable trip, we saw so much from the rainforests to the Mayan ruins, encountered amazing wildlife and some stunning scenery. It was busy, with some long days, but it was worth that to see five beautiful countries in the wonderful... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your lovely review and praise for Miguel.
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    It would be helpful if the tour notes could say where one might get laundry done. I could have travelled with less luggage if I had known where pants and tee-shirts could get washed.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Always check with your tour leader. My suggestion is do laundry when you are somewhere for two nights and get it done the first night. Glad you had a nice trip.
    Trip date: December 2017
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Apart from two hotels they were leagues above our expectations and the whole trip was excellent
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you had a nice trip.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    No Just a fabulous trip to a part of the world new to me.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your lovely review.
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

16 days
Central American Highlights
From Antigua to San Jose
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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

    Q
    Quetzal
    Guatemala
    L
    Lempira
    Honduras
    $
    Dollar
    El Salvador
    C$
    Cordoba
    Nicaragua
    Colon
    Costa Rica

    Plugs & Adapters

    Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa RicaGuatemalaGuatemala

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    • For any tour departing before 15 September 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 15 September 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. 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 65 days 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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