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Central American Journey

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Central American Journey - Intrepid Travel
Central American Journey - Intrepid Travel
Lucian "It was a fantastic trip, great itinerary, I picked this over other tour companies because it included El Salvador. There is a good blend of different places. I advise arriving in Antigua Guatemala 1 or 2 days early (or more time!) so you can explore this beautiful city. There are not many inclusions in this trip, prepare to bring $300-$500 extra money if you want to do the optional activities on o..."
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8 reviews
Starts
Antigua
Destinations
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Ends
San Jose
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Highlights

Start in Antigua and end in San Jose! With the discovery tour Central American Journey, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Antigua to San Jose and through Antigua, Guatemala and 10 other destinations in Latin America. Central American Journey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane, Mini-coach, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year

8 Reviews

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  • S
    Written on September 10, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    This was my 7th, and my least favorite Intrepid adventure tour. I've been to Guatemala before, traveling solo, and advise you to go there several days early, so you can, at the very least, book outings to lake Atitlan, hike the Pacayo volcano and may be... Read more

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  • S
    Written on August 17, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Substandard accomodation ie dirty rooms, unwashed bedding, water leaks and blocked toilets ( unusable, had to go outside to use another toilet!). Unventilated rooms with no windoww, no fan or AC. Poor transportation, public buses, and long travel times.

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  • S
    Written on August 17, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Reasonable accomodation- with working toilets, clean sheets, hot water and ventilation in rooms.

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 4
    Written on June 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip! Saw so much and really got to experience the diversity of Central America. So many opportunities to interact with the local cultures, try local food, and get your fill of indigenous wildlife. Do this trip, you won't regret it!

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jaan, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had had a great time in Central America - such a wonderful and diverse region! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • GP
    Written on March 29, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Good, low cost tour that included destinations of historical significance and destinations with fun leisure and recreational activities. The pace of travel was a little exhausting at times with much time spent on buses or boats as we moved from place to... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi George, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Sounds like you had a fun, if somewhat fast, journey through Central America! We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon – you deserve to treat yourself to a more leisurely trip next time, how about a sailing trip? :) Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Central American Journey reviewer 6
    Written on September 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip, amazing scenery. Some excellent options of extras available, at a cost. Guide Pablo one of the best. Tour suitable for mixed ages. Downside ~ more time in Guatemala would have been an advantage.

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  • Central American Journey reviewer 7
    Written on May 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip went to great locations, the logistics worked well and Dennis the guide was great.

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  • L
    Written on February 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a fantastic trip, great itinerary, I picked this over other tour companies because it included El Salvador. There is a good blend of different places. I advise arriving in Antigua Guatemala 1 or 2 days early (or more time!) so you can explore this... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Antigua
  2. Day 2: Antigua
  3. Day 3: Copan
  4. Day 4: Copan
  5. Day 5: Suchitoto
  6. Day 6: Suchitoto
  7. Day 7: El Tunco
  8. Day 8: El Tunco
  9. Day 9: Manuel Antonio
  10. Day 10: Manuel Antonio
  11. Day 11: Manuel Antonio
  12. Day 12: Monteverde
  13. Day 13: Monteverde
  14. Day 14: La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano National Park
  15. Day 15: La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano National Park
  16. Day 16: San Jose
  17. Day 17: San Jose

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Meals

  • Optional

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    • Any meals included on this trip ?

      Meals aren't included on this tour.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • What is the age range of travellers on this tour?

      The age range for this tour is 15 and above. That means that children under 15 are unable to participate on this tour, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no upper age limits on this tour providing that participant are comfortable with the itinerary, have travel insurance and have made Intrepid aware of any pre-existing medical issues. This is a Basix style Intrepid tour and tends to attract a slightly younger demographic - however all ages are welcome!

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      Was very clear website to navigate, any questions were handled straight away by the chat line and of course the prices and discounts were great

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

    Q
    Quetzal
    Guatemala
    L
    Lempira
    Honduras
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    Dollar
    El Salvador
    C$
    Cordoba
    Nicaragua
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    Costa Rica

    Plugs & Adapters

    Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa RicaGuatemalaGuatemala

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

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    Location
    Antigua 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 14 February 2019 the full payment of $1,365 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 $1365 for Central American Journey, 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 1,099 km.
    • Antigua (Guatemala)
    • 173 km
    • Copan Ruinas (Honduras)
    • 103 km
    • Suchitoto (El Salvador)
    • 62 km
    • Playa El Tunco (El Salvador)
    • 142 km
    • El Cuco (El Salvador)
    • 272 km
    • Granada (Nicaragua)
    • 58 km
    • Ometepe Island (Nicaragua)
    • 163 km
    • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
    • 29 km
    • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
    • 6 km
    • Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)
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