BEST SELECTION & PRICESBEST SELECTIONBEST PRICESTRUSTED PAYMENTS

Central America Explorer

Members-only Deals Sign up to TourRadar and enjoy our members-only savings
ends in 32:02:57
This tour is operated by
Central America Explorer - Intrepid Travel
Central America Explorer - Intrepid Travel
Good
12 reviews
Starts
Mexico City
Destinations
+26
Ends
San Jose
Map

Highlights

  • Explore Central American cultures
  • Visit Mayan ruins
  • Enjoy the Belize Cayes islands
  • Experience spectacular landscapes
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Lodge, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Mini-coach, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery
Start in Mexico City and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Central America Explorer, you have a 46 day tour package taking you from Mexico City to San Jose and 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.

12 Reviews

Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
25%
Write a review
  • MS
    Written on June 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    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!

    Show detailed ratings
  • MJ
    Written on November 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Randy was very knowledgeable about every place we went, and knew all the places to go for a more authentic cultural experience.

    Show detailed ratings
  • MJ
    Written on November 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 and... Read more

    Show detailed ratings
  • ND
    Written on April 9, 2016
    1.0 - Bad

    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 lazy... Read more

    Show detailed ratings
  • A
    Written on February 4, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    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.

  • A
    Written on September 22, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely wonderful trip which encompasses everything you could want - historical, cultural, adventure and relaxation!

  • A
    Written on September 17, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Enjoyed myself overall.

  • A
    Written on July 13, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    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.

  • A
    Written on July 13, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful experience and a great way to travel. Our local guide was brilliant.

  • A
    Written on June 3, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    a good trip - possibly a little too much travelling involved, however I understand that it is necessary to see all the desirable places.

Itinerary

Download PDF Brochure
Expand all
  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: 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: Panajachel
  29. Day 29: Antigua
  30. Day 30: Antigua
  31. Day 31: Antigua
  32. Day 32: Copan
  33. Day 33: Copan
  34. Day 34: Suchitoto
  35. Day 35: Suchitoto
  36. Day 36: El Tunco
  37. Day 37: El Tunco
  38. Day 38: Manuel Antonio
  39. Day 39: Manuel Antonio
  40. Day 40: Manuel Antonio
  41. Day 41: Monteverde
  42. Day 42: Monteverde
  43. Day 43: La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano National Park
  44. Day 44: La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano National Park
  45. Day 45: San Jose
  46. Day 46: San Jose

What's included

Expand all
Download PDF Brochure
  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Video

Main Page Video

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • Do you do a pick up service from the airport at any time of the day?

    Airport transfer is not included in this package, but can be arranged for an additional cost.

Ask a question

Guides who have led this tour

Review.io logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Sunita26th November 2018
    Tourradar has been THE best online holiday booking experience for me so far. Great deals and very user-friendly website and the support with questions online and with phone call has been outstanding. Thank you for making this process easy. I look forward to my tour now.

Availability

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Central America Explorer

Select Departure Month
  • Upcoming departures
  • December 2018
  • January 2019
  • February 2019
  • March 2019
  • April 2019
  • May 2019
  • June 2019
  • July 2019
  • August 2019
  • September 2019
  • October 2019
  • November 2019
  • December 2019
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020
  • April 2020
  • May 2020
  • June 2020
  • July 2020
  • August 2020
  • September 2020
  • October 2020
  • November 2020
STARTENDSEATS LEFTSAVE NOW PRICE
  • Saturday
    Dec 15, 2018
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Jan 29, 2019
    to San Jose
    0 seats left
    $183
    USD $4,382
  • Saturday
    Dec 22, 2018
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 5, 2019
    to San Jose
    0 seats left
    $183
    USD $4,382
  • Saturday
    Dec 29, 2018
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 12, 2019
    to San Jose
    0 seats left
    $183
    USD $4,382
  • Saturday
    Jan 5, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 19, 2019
    to San Jose
    0 seats left
    $163
    USD $3,902
  • Saturday
    Jan 12, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Feb 26, 2019
    to San Jose
    0 seats left
    $194
    USD $4,651
  • Saturday
    Jan 19, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Mar 5, 2019
    to San Jose
    6 seats left
    $194
    USD $4,651
  • Saturday
    Jan 26, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Mar 12, 2019
    to San Jose
    Only 1 seat left
    $188
    USD $4,517
  • Saturday
    Feb 2, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Mar 19, 2019
    to San Jose
    5 seats left
    $188
    USD $4,517
  • Saturday
    Feb 16, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Apr 2, 2019
    to San Jose
    Only 3 seats left
    $199
    USD $4,786
  • Saturday
    Feb 23, 2019
    from Mexico City
    46 Days
    Tuesday
    Apr 9, 2019
    to San Jose
    5 seats left
    $188
    USD $4,517
Show more departures

Monthly price comparison

About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Peso
Mexico
$
Dollar
Belize
Q
Quetzal
Guatemala
L
Lempira
Honduras
C$
Cordoba
Nicaragua
Colon
Costa Rica

Plugs & Adapters

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa RicaBelize and GuatemalaGuatemala

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.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Mexico City is the starting point and San Jose is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 February 2019 the full payment of $4,181 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4181 for Central America Explorer, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 4,253 km.
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 42 km
  • Teotihuacan (Mexico)
  • 99 km
  • Puebla (Mexico)
  • 267 km
  • Oaxaca (Mexico)
  • 442 km
  • San Cristobel de Las Casas (Mexico)
  • 110 km
  • Palenque (Mexico)
  • 455 km
  • Merida (Mexico)
  • 114 km
  • Chichen Itza (Mexico)
  • 155 km
  • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
  • 61 km
  • Tulum (Mexico)
Show all destinations

Why book with TourRadar

Best Price Guarantee
If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $4,181 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
Safely book online
All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
4,084 tours in Latin America
covered by 185 different operators in Latin America
No Cancellation Fee
TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date.
4 Genuine Reviews
All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Central America Explorer

Trip Details

  • Last modified (date)

  • Validity

  • Introduction

  • Style

  • Physical Rating

  • Physical preparation

  • Joining point

  • Joining point description

  • Joining point instructions

  • Continuing point

  • Continuing point description

  • Continuing point instructions

  • Continuing point

  • Continuing point description

  • Continuing point instructions

  • Alternate Continuing point

  • Alternate Continuing point description

  • Alternate Continuing point instructions

  • Finish point

  • Finish point description

  • Finish point instructions

  • Alternate Finish point

  • Alternate Finish point description

  • Alternate Finish point instructions

  • Safety

  • Visas

  • Why we love it

  • Is this trip right for you

  • Health

  • Food and dietary requirements

  • Money matters

  • What to take

  • Climate and seasonal

  • A couple of rules

  • Emergency contact

  • Responsible travel

  • Travel insurance

  • Your fellow travellers

  • Itinerary disclaimer