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Central American Journey

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Central American Journey - G Adventures
Central American Journey - G Adventures
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..."
Excellent
10 reviews
Starts
Playa del Carmen
Destinations
+18
Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

  • Explore the Mayan Ruins of Tikal
  • Take in stunning views of Lake Atitlan
  • Relax on the beaches of Roatan Island
  • Learn to dance the salsa in Antigua
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
Start in Playa del Carmen and end in San Jose! With the in-depth cultural 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 18 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.

10 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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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 fine, all the hostels and hotels were clean and I had no issues. Our tour leader Cappie was quite a character. He did an excellent job of answering all our questions and helping to organize everyone. He seemed to as well really enjoy partaking in activities with us which made it a lot of fun and a overall really enjoyable experience .
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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 think the G of G'adventure comes actually from there). I had the chance to meet two guides for the whole journey. I have not enough words to tell how amazing they are. Beside their quality and professionalism as guides, they were so helpful, always happy, entertaining and so so so much fun! I truly made friends. They increased my huge appetite of the traveling lifestyle. I can't say enough thank you.
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  • Central American Journey reviewer 3
    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 4
    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 this.. Maybe give small discounts to boys, or do more marketing towards men specifically, to improve the ratio?! Also this trip is actually two different trips back-to-back. So the groups change half way through. This was a bit of a surprise. Apart from that everything was amazing! Great leaders, accommodation, locations, activities, food, everything! A really good way to see a lot of of Central American in a short time, and get a flavour for each place.
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  • Central American Journey reviewer 5
    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 recommend this trip to anyone interested in such.
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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 8
    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 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 – this is the tour for you!
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  • T
    Written on January 11, 2015
    4.0 - Good

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 10
    Written on December 11, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our guide was amazing - one of the best guides I have ever had - extremely warm, caring, informative, on-time, and always trying to get the best for us. The trip itself was amazing - it allowed enough time to explore each place, the hotels were basic but that's all you really need. The activities offered were great, and the other people travelling are all like-minded and a good mix of people.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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/Playa El Tunco
  20. Day 21 Playa El Tunco
  21. Day 22 Playa El Tunco/León
  22. Day 23 León/Granada
  23. Day 24 Granada
  24. Day 25 Granada/Isla de Ometepe (1D)
  25. Day 26 Isla de Ometepe (1B, 1D)
  26. Day 27 Isla de Ometepe/Monteverde (1B)
  27. Day 28 Monteverde
  28. Day 29 Monteverde/La Fortuna
  29. Day 30 La Fortuna
  30. Day 31 La Fortuna/San José
  31. Day 32 San José

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    • March 1, 2017

      Do you provide any assistance with visa?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • January 1, 2017

      I would like to know what does this tour include?

      This tour includes:
      Caye Caulker stay. Guided tour of Tikal. Orientation walk in Antigua and Granada. G Adventures-supported homestays with Guatemalan and Nicaraguan families. Group salsa lesson in Antigua. Beach time in Caye Caulker and Roatán. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities. 2 breakfasts and 3 dinners. It does not include any optional activities or international flights.

    • December 1, 2016

      Will there be tour guides?

      G Adventures have Chief Experience Officers throughout the tours, who are expert guides and will help you make the most of your time. So, you will have your main tour guide, plus local guides for different parts of the tour, who will be joining you to make sure you get the true local experience.

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    Currencies

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    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.

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    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 24 April 2018 the full payment of $2,464 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 $2464 for Central American Journey, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,550 km.
    • Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
    • 337 km
    • Caye Caulker (Belize)
    • 129 km
    • San Ignacio (Belize)
    • 90 km
    • Flores (Guatemala)
    • 47 km
    • Tikal (Guatemala)
    • 186 km
    • Rio Dulce (Guatemala)
    • 223 km
    • Antigua (Guatemala)
    • 50 km
    • Panajachel (Guatemala)
    • 23 km
    • Chichicastenango (Guatemala)
    • 29 km
    • Lake Atitlan (Guatemala)
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