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Best of Central America - G Adventures
Best of Central America - G Adventures
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Starts
San Jose
Destinations
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Ends
Playa del Carmen
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Highlights

Start in San Jose and end in Playa del Carmen! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Central America, you have a 33 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 17 other destinations in Latin America. Best of Central America includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Lodge, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active

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  • DT
    Written on August 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Easily one of the best months ever would highly recommend this tour
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  • Best of Central America reviewer 2
    Written on May 31, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The first half of this tour is for getting the blood pumping and the second half is for relaxing. This can be the wrong way around for some people, so consider how you want to start. It is a composite of two tours so you will swap a lot of group members, as well as the guide, halfway through. Some things, like time spent in Flores and use of travel days, can be improved but overall it was well organised, went smoothly and I'd recommend it with the right guides.
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  • B
    Written on February 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Guide was amazing and had a fabulous time. 110% recommend for everyone
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  • Best of Central America reviewer 4
    Written on November 1, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip! I loved finishing up the tour with 6 nights along the coast. Big thumbs up for the ziplining in Monteverde, Costa Rica and flying over the Blue Hole in Caye Caulker, Belize. Guides were great and I actually liked the fact it was split into two tours. Nice to see some fresh faces, but don't get me wrong I loved my group :)
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  • MM
    Written on April 21, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide was Juan Carlos. He was beyond my expectation of a tour guide. He was exceptional. Knowledgeable, attentive, personality plus, made you feel part of the land and the people. Transportation was part of the experience of Central America, just right and fun! It was the BEST group travel I have ever done and will do again in the fall
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 San José
  2. Day 2 San José/La Fortuna
  3. Day 3 La Fortuna
  4. Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde
  5. Day 5 Monteverde
  6. Day 6 Monteverde/Isla de Ometepe (1D)
  7. Day 7 Isla de Ometepe (1B, 1D)
  8. Day 8 Isla de Ometepe/Granada (1B)
  9. Day 9 Granada
  10. Day 10 Granada/Poneloya
  11. Day 11 Poneloya
  12. Day 12 Poneloya/Suchitoto
  13. Day 13 Suchitoto/Concepción de Ataco
  14. Day 14 Concepción de Ataco
  15. Day 15 Concepción de Ataco/Copán
  16. Day 16 Copán
  17. Day 17 Copán/Antigua Guatemala
  18. Day 18 Antigua Guatemala
  19. Day 19 Antigua Guatemala
  20. Day 20 Antigua Guatemala/San Juan La Laguna (1D)
  21. Day 21 San Juan La Laguna/Panajachel
  22. Day 22 Panajachel/Rio Dulce
  23. Day 23 Rio Dulce
  24. Day 24 Rio Dulce/Flores
  25. Day 25 Flores/San Ignacio
  26. Day 26 San Ignacio
  27. Day 27 San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
  28. Days 28-29 Caye Caulker
  29. Day 30 Caye Caulker/Mahahual
  30. Day 31 Mahahual
  31. Day 32 Mahahual/Playa del Carmen
  32. Day 33 Playa del Carmen

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

  • March 26, 2018

    Do I need to get any vaccinations before joining this tour?

    In regards to vaccinations, as each traveller is different we recommend contacting your local doctor or travel doctor for the most up to date vaccination travel information before your departure.

  • May 1, 2016

    What is the name and address of the first hotel in Costa Rica?

    The starting point usually is :
    Hotel Rincon de San Jose, San Jose
    En la esquina de Avenida 9 y Calle 15 (on the corner of Avenida 9 and
    Calle 15)
    Barrio Otoya, San Jose
    Costa Rica

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Dollar
El Salvador and Belize
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Lempira
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Quetzal
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and MexicoGuatemala and BelizeGuatemala

Visa

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Vaccinations

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

Policies

Location
San Jose is the starting point and Playa del Carmen 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 30 June 2018 the full payment of $2,529 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 $2529 for Best of Central America, 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 2,231 km.
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • 86 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 29 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
  • 163 km
  • Ometepe Island (Nicaragua)
  • 58 km
  • Granada (Nicaragua)
  • 400 km
  • Suchitoto (El Salvador)
  • 89 km
  • Concepcion de Ataco (El Salvador)
  • 132 km
  • Copan Ruinas (Honduras)
  • 173 km
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • 59 km
  • Chichicastenango (Guatemala)
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