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Best of Central  - Life Before Work Travel
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Ana "I am extremely pleased with how my trip went with LBW. Des is an amazing tour guide, and goes above and beyond expectations to make sure everyone is having a great time and that everything runs smoothly. I always felt safe and included in the group. He knows all the best places to get food and has killer dance moves. Never a dull moment, would definitely do another tour and recommend Des as a guid..."
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13 reviews
Starts
San Juan Del Sur
Destinations
+7
Ends
Puerto Viejo
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Highlights

Start in San Juan Del Sur and end in Puerto Viejo! With the adventure tour Best of Central , you have a 25 day tour package taking you through San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua and 8 other destinations in Latin America. Best of Central includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 30 year olds
Max Group Size
20

13 Reviews

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  • D
    Written on September 7, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mike was a fantastic guide ! He took care of myself and 2 friends (plus and entire group) for a month as we travelled Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. He was always on top of any booking or activities that had to be pre scheduled. Each day Mike kept a positive attitude towards everything, It was a real pleasure being able to spend a month with him while he guided us on a wild ride.
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Daniel! We are so pleased to hear you had an awesome time while adventuring across Central America with Mike - he is indeed an incredible guy and hard working guide and we're glad to see he made such a positive impact on your journey with us :) We hope to see you on another tour in the future, welcome to the family!
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  • LI
    Written on September 2, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I did the month long Central America trip through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama with leader Mike White. He was AMAZING!!! He was super social and fun but also very responsible and knowledgeable on all the areas we travelled through. He made an effort to get to know and connect with each person on the tour and encouraged all of us to step out of our comfort zone to make the experiences the best possible. There are a few people on the LBW tour I met that I'm sure I'll be friends with for a lifetime. I'd recommend LBW and especially Mike as a leader to anyone who ever asked!!
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Lindsey! We are SO glad to hear you had an amazing time whilst travelling through Central America with Mike, he's a great guy and we're proud to call him family. Breaking down those boundaries and stepping out of your comfort zone is what it's all about and we actively encourage everyone to do so, that's how we learn and grow! There's something incredibly special about the friendships formed whilst travelling, sharing the same experiences and adventuring in new locations together can really bring individuals close like a family, and that's exactly what everyone at LBW is, just one big family! Thank you for your review - We hope to see you on another tour in the future :)
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  • DP
    Written on August 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was one of the best experiences of my life so far. Des made everything extremely easy, fun and enjoyable. He was really laid back and made sure we were all on the same page at all times.
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Daniel! So good to hear that Des helped in making your trip the best experience of your life so far! That's awesome!! Thank you for your review and travelling with us, we hope to see you on another one of our tours one day soon :)
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  • SS
    Written on August 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip not only met, but far exceeded my expectations. I had more fun than anything else I've ever done in my life. I am leaving the trip more full of life than I've ever been. Odie was a huge contributor to making this an incredible experience. He helped me get out of my comfort zone, easing me into doing things I would have never done in a million years on my own. He made me feel safe and like I was an important part of the group for the entirety of the trip. He always kept spirits high and kept the party going, never once stopping to complian about anything. Overall I really could not have asked for a better tour guide or experience here in Central America!
    Life Before Work Travel commented on this review
    Hey Sarah! This. Is. Awesome. We are SOOOOOOO pumped to read this review and know that you are feeling more full of life than ever before... there's no better feeling than that! Odie is an incredible guy and we're really pleased to hear how he was able to encourage and welcome you into our LBW family! We'd love to have you on another one of our tours in the future so you can continue pushing yourself and experiencing more of the magic this world has to offer us!
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  • RC
    Written on June 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    indescribably awesome tour! exceeded my expectation in every way
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  • EG
    Written on June 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time in Central America on my tour with Des and LBW. They were very organized and took a lot of the planning pressures off us so we could just relax and really enjoy ourselves. Very professional and passionate about traveling and sharing these beautiful countries with all of us and showing us some really fun stuff to do/see.
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  • C
    Written on June 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Desmond was an awesome guide, from the very beginning he made everyone feel very welcome and included. He has a very fun and upbeat personality which made every activity we did enjoyable and exciting. Dez is a big reason I would go on another LBW trip!
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  • KK
    Written on June 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I travelled Central America with Des being the tour guide. I had already knew Des prior to. The country was amazing and the tours really showed how amazing Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama are. Highly recommend it especially loved Nicaragua and Panama
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  • S
    Written on June 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Des was the perfect blend of fun and peace - never a dull moment, but also knew how to instill moments of thoughtfulness into each day. I went on my first backpacking trip with Des and LBW, and was seamlessly immersed into the full backpacking experience. I owe some of my favourite memories to his excellent guiding. Would recommend and repeat!
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  • A
    Written on June 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I am extremely pleased with how my trip went with LBW. Des is an amazing tour guide, and goes above and beyond expectations to make sure everyone is having a great time and that everything runs smoothly. I always felt safe and included in the group. He knows all the best places to get food and has killer dance moves. Never a dull moment, would definitely do another tour and recommend Des as a guide for anybody else.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. SAN JUAN DEL SUR (4 Nights)
  2. Day One
  3. Day Two
  4. Day Three
  5. Day Four
  6. GRANADA (2 Nights)
  7. Day Five
  8. Day Six
  9. Day Seven
  10. TAMARINDO (3 Nights)
  11. Day Seven
  12. Day Eight
  13. Day Nine
  14. SANTA TERESA/MAL PAIS (3 Nights)
  15. Day Ten
  16. Day Eleven
  17. Day Twelve
  18. Day Thirteen
  19. LA FORTUNA (4 Nights)
  20. Day Thirteen
  21. Day Fourteen
  22. Day Fifteen
  23. Day Sixteen
  24. MONTEVERDE (2 Nights)
  25. Day Seventeen
  26. Day Eighteen
  27. Day Nineteen
  28. BOCAS DEL TORO (4 Nights)
  29. Day Nineteen
  30. Day Twenty
  31. Day Twenty One
  32. Day Twenty Two
  33. PUERTO VIEJO (2 Nights)
  34. Day Twenty Three
  35. Day Twenty Four
  36. Day Twenty Five

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • Insurance

  • Meals

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  • Optional Extras
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Guides who have led this tour

  • Mike White
    "When I first got the idea in my head to start travelling, Southeast Asia just made sense. At the age..."
  • Desmond O'Dell
    "Two years ago I made a decision that changed my life in a way I never expected. I decided I wanted to..."
  • Jorge Luis Carcamo

What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Lorenzo Luis20th May 2018
    Seen so far very easy to get information and excellent online communication. We expect the tour operator and the tour to be as good.

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Best of Central

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  • Saturday
    Jul 28, 2018
    from San Juan Del Sur
    25 Days
    Tuesday
    Aug 21, 2018
    to Puerto Viejo
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    $87
    USD $2,812
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    Nov 3, 2018
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    $87
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    Dec 29, 2018
    from San Juan Del Sur
    25 Days
    Tuesday
    Jan 22, 2019
    to Puerto Viejo
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    $95
    USD $3,074
  • Saturday
    Feb 9, 2019
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    25 Days
    Tuesday
    Mar 5, 2019
    to Puerto Viejo
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    $92
    USD $2,961
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    Apr 9, 2019
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    May 4, 2019
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    Jun 22, 2019
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    Jul 16, 2019
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    Aug 3, 2019
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    Tuesday
    Aug 27, 2019
    to Puerto Viejo
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    Sep 7, 2019
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    Oct 1, 2019
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    Nov 2, 2019
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    Nov 26, 2019
    to Puerto Viejo
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

C$
Cordoba
Nicaragua
Colon
Costa Rica
B/.
Balboa
Panama

Plugs & Adapters

Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

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 Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Nicaragua and Panama. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Recommended for Panama. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
San Juan Del Sur is the starting point and Puerto Viejo is the endpoint.
Trusted
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Life Before Work Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 July 2018 the full payment of $2,812 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 $2812 for Best of Central , but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
Availability
Some departure dates and prices may vary and Life Before Work Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Life Before Work Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 869 km.
  • San Juan Del Sur (Nicaragua)
  • 76 km
  • Granada (Nicaragua)
  • 182 km
  • Playa Tamarindo (Costa Rica)
  • 104 km
  • Playa Santa Teresa (Costa Rica)
  • 4 km
  • Mal Pais (Costa Rica)
  • 109 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 29 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
  • 301 km
  • Bocas Del Toro (Panama)
  • 65 km
  • Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)

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