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Central American Journey

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Cost/day $79
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Central American Journey - G Adventures
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Charlotte "Absolutely fantastic tour! There were always lots of choices for optional activities so there was something to do for everyone. The guides were excellent! They were professional, informative and patient when answering all our confusing and repetitive questions about locations, accommodations and language barriers. If you want to see and experience a lot in a short period of time in Central America..."
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12 reviews
Starts
Playa del Carmen
Destinations
+16
Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Start your adventure in tropical Costa Rica
  • Rent a bike or opt to learn the salsa in Antigua
  • Choose to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks
  • See Mayan ruins and carvings from 1000 years ago
  • Taste delicious pupusas, a Salvadorian speciality
  • Experience life with a local family in Coope San Juan
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Playa del Carmen and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Central American Journey, you have a 32 day tour package taking you from Playa del Carmen to San Jose and through Playa del Carmen, Mexico and 16 other destinations in Latin America. Central American Journey is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

12 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • DH
    Written on May 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went from Playa Del Carmen to SaN Jose, the itinerary and the places are brilliant, but I think I may have got extra lucky as my group and Guides Isik and Victor were amazing. The tour well surpassed my expectations and I would highly recommend to a... Read more

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  • DK
    Written on March 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall this trip was fantastic! Seeing Central America was on one of my lists and this was the perfect tour to go see it. Many countries will surprise you and this was a very good introduction to them. I’ve been on a few tours with different companies... Read more

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  • JJ
    Written on February 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was great, well organized and the locations selected for stopovers all were really nice especially in Nicaragua. The activity selections were quite diverse so what ever you felt like doing you had many options. Accommodation for the whole trip was... Read more

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  • SL
    Written on January 9, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was far more amazing than what I expected (compared to the one I did in south east Asia). I enjoyed every single day. Sometime the transportation in between to spots were too long but I guess it's part of the experience. I met such great people (I... Read more

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 5
    Written on April 27, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip, awesome people, would have loved to stay longer in some places and shorter in others but thats the nature of this experience.

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 6
    Written on March 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Let's start with what wasn't so good. Firstly there were a lot more girls on this trip than boys. So the dynamic of the group could have been better. I understand this is quite normal to happen - but there must be something the tour provider can do about... Read more

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 7
    Written on November 28, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    This trip was phenomenal and was a great balance of fun, culture, experience, and adventure. I feel very satisfied with how everything went and have enjoy every minute of the trip. Both tour guides were amazing and supportive and I wouldn't hesitate to... Read more

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  • N
    Written on November 26, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Yolo Central American trip from playa deal carmen to San Jose was the best fun of my life! Awesome group and tour leader Rafa- so knowledgable but chilled and fun! Reccomend ++

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  • S
    Written on November 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    G adventures has been an amazing company to travel with. Professional, kind, caring, fun, knowledgable and on the go! Always know where the best party is at and the best sites to see even on a budget!

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 10
    Written on March 15, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely fantastic tour! There were always lots of choices for optional activities so there was something to do for everyone. The guides were excellent! They were professional, informative and patient when answering all our confusing and repetitive... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Playa del Carmen
  2. Day 2 Playa del Carmen
  3. Day 3 Playa del Carmen/Caye Caulker
  4. Days 4-5 Caye Caulker
  5. Day 6 Caye Caulker/San Ignacio (1L)
  6. Day 7 San Ignacio
  7. Day 8 San Ignacio/Flores
  8. Day 9 Flores/Rio Dulce
  9. Day 10 Rio Dulce
  10. Day 11 Rio Dulce/Antigua Guatemala
  11. Day 12 Antigua Guatemala
  12. Day 13 Antigua Guatemala/Panajachel
  13. Day 14 Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna (1D)
  14. Day 15 San Juan La Laguna/Antigua Guatemala
  15. Day 16 Antigua Guatemala
  16. Day 17 Antigua Guatemala/Copán
  17. Day 18 Copán
  18. Day 19 Copán/Suchitoto
  19. Day 20 Suchitoto
  20. Day 21 Suchitoto/Concepción de Ataco
  21. Day 22 Concepción de Ataco
  22. Day 23 Concepción de Ataco/Playa El Palmarcito
  23. Day 24 Playa El Palmarcito
  24. Day 25 Playa El Palmarcito/Monteverde
  25. Day 26 Monteverde
  26. Day 27 Monteverde/La Fortuna
  27. Day 28 La Fortuna
  28. Day 29 La Fortuna/San Carlos (1D)
  29. Day 30 San Carlos (1B, 1L, 1D)
  30. Day 31 San Carlos/San José (1B)
  31. Day 32 San José

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      On this tour, you will be staying in single-sex multi-share accommodations with 2-6 of your fellow travellers, therefore a single supplement is not available.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends in the morning at Aldea Hostel (or similar) in San José. There are no activities planned on the last day of the tour, so you are free to depart at any time, however, the tour operator highly recommends booking post-accommodation to fully experience this amazing city. Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at Koox Studio 30 (or similar) in Playa del Carmen anytime during the day. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group at 6 pm. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    Peso
    Mexico
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    Dollar
    Belize and El Salvador
    Q
    Quetzal
    Guatemala
    L
    Lempira
    Honduras
    Colon
    Costa Rica

    Plugs & Adapters

    Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador 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, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. 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, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Playa del Carmen is the starting point and San Jose is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 February 2019 the full payment of $2,519 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2519 for Central American Journey, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,306 km.
    • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
    • 337 km
    • Caye Caulker (Belize)
    • 129 km
    • San Ignacio (Belize)
    • 90 km
    • Flores (Guatemala)
    • 44 km
    • Tikal (Guatemala)
    • 186 km
    • Rio Dulce (Guatemala)
    • 223 km
    • Antigua (Guatemala)
    • 50 km
    • Panajachel (Guatemala)
    • 15 km
    • San Juan La Laguna (Guatemala)
    • 62 km
    • Antigua (Guatemala)
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