4.5
12 reviews
Central America Explorer - Intrepid Travel
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Central America Explorer

47 days
4.5
(12)
From Mexico City to San Jose
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
3975
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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Highlights

  • Explore Central American cultures
  • Visit Mayan ruins
  • Enjoy the Belize Cayes islands
  • Experience spectacular landscapes

Itinerary

Start in Mexico City and end in San Jose! With the In-depth Cultural tour Central America Explorer, you have a 47 days tour package taking you through Mexico City, Mexico and 26 other destinations in Latin America. Central America Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Mexico City
  2. Day 2: Mexico City
  3. Day 3: Puebla
  4. Day 4: Puebla
  5. Day 5: Oaxaca
  6. Day 6: Oaxaca
  7. Day 7: Oaxaca / Overnight Bus
  8. Day 8: San Cristobal de las Casas
  9. Day 9: San Cristobal de las Casas
  10. Day 10: Palenque
  11. Day 11: Palenque Ruins / Merida
  12. Day 12: Merida
  13. Day 13: Merida
  14. Day 14: Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen
  15. Day 15: Playa del Carmen
  16. Day 16: Tulum
  17. Day 17: Tulum
  18. Day 18: Caye Caulker
  19. Day 19: Caye Caulker
  20. Day 20: Caye Caulker
  21. Day 21: San Ignacio
  22. Day 22: San Ignacio
  23. Day 23: Tikal
  24. Day 24: Rio Dulce
  25. Day 25: Rio Dulce
  26. Day 26: Antigua
  27. Day 27: Chichicastenango / San Jorge La Laguna
  28. Day 28: Lake Atitlan / Panajachel
  29. Day 29: Antigua
  30. Day 30: Antigua
  31. Day 31: Antigua
  32. Day 32: Copan
  33. Day 33: Suchitoto
  34. Day 34: Suchitoto
  35. Day 35: San Miguel / El Cuco
  36. Day 36: El Cuco
  37. Day 37: Leon
  38. Day 38: Granada
  39. Day 39: Granada
  40. Day 40: Ometepe Island
  41. Day 41: Ometepe Island
  42. Day 42: Monteverde
  43. Day 43: Monteverde
  44. Day 44: La Fortuna
  45. Day 45: La Fortuna
  46. Day 46: San Jose
  47. Day 47: San Jose
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
39 nights
Home-stay
1 night
Camping
1 night
Lodge
4 nights
Sleeper Bus
1 night

Customer Reviews

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  • MS
    · June 14th, 2017
    Just seeing if it's possible to create a fake review on this site. Five Stars even though I haven't set foot in South America :D!
    Trip date: January 2017
  • MJ
    · November 26th, 2016
    Randy was very knowledgeable about every place we went, and knew all the places to go for a more authentic cultural experience.
    Trip date: January 2016
  • MJ
    · November 26th, 2016
    I did the Central American Explorer trip with Intrepid, and two of my tour guides, Gabriel and Randy were amazing. They knew all the good local spots to see and places to eat where you could really experience the local culture. They made my trip easy... Show more
    Trip date: December 2015
  • ND
    · April 9th, 2016
    I have just read your reviews. Very concerning that each review is copied word for word with a different date (same review 3 times and then another 2/3 times) It gives me the feeling that someone in your own office has written these reviews and was too... Show more
    Trip date: April 2016
  • A
    · February 4th, 2011
    Loved this tour - great locations, people and activities. Six weeks isn\'t enough, could easily do it all over again! Would recommend it to anyone who wants a fun, educational, adventurous yet relaxing trip.
    Trip date: December 2010
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  • A
    · September 22nd, 2010
    Absolutely wonderful trip which encompasses everything you could want - historical, cultural, adventure and relaxation!
    Trip date: July 2010
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  • A
    · September 17th, 2010
    Enjoyed myself overall.
    Trip date: July 2010
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  • A
    · July 13th, 2010
    A wonderful experience and a great way to travel. Our local guide was brilliant.
    Trip date: June 2010
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  • A
    · July 13th, 2010
    A great trip-a fascinating journey around Mayan sites and an opportunity to learn so much about an ancient culture. Sam was a great leader answering all our questions and showing us so many aspects of daily life in Central America.
    Trip date: June 2010
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  • A
    · June 3rd, 2010
    a good trip - possibly a little too much travelling involved, however I understand that it is necessary to see all the desirable places.
    Trip date: May 2010
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47 days
Central America Explorer
From Mexico City to San Jose
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  • Currencies
    BZ$
    Belize Dollar
    Belize
    Costa Rican Colon
    Costa Rica
    Q
    Quetzal
    Guatemala
    L
    Lempira
    Honduras
    $
    Mexican Peso
    Mexico
    C$
    Cordoba Oro
    Nicaragua
    SVC
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    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 and Nicaragua
    Type B
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    Type G
    Belize and Guatemala
    Type I
    Guatemala
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    • 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 and Nicaragua. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. 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. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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