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JCS - Central American Journey

Escape the resorts and discover something extraordinary in Central America. Visit six countries on this adventure and experience mighty ruins, clear Caribbean waters, Pacific waves, rainforests, and breathtaking scenery along the way. Explore indigenous Mayan villages and meet locals for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with all the things you need and nothing you don't 32 days of maximum adventure at minimum cost.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative and Local Lunch, San Ignacio G Adventures for Good: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La Laguna Carte Blanche: Playa del Carmen Carte Blanche: Caye Caulker Carte Blanche: Antigua Guatemala Big Night Out: Antigua Guatemala Carte Blanche: Monteverde Big Night Out: La Fortuna Carte Blanche: La Fortuna Local Living: Coope San Juan Homestay, Cant n de San Carlos
Guided tour of Tikal
Orientation walk in Antigua
Beach time in Caye Caulker and El Palmarcito
Free time in Suchitoto, Monteverde, and La Fortuna
Coope San Juan homestay
Rainforest walk
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
32
Price From
AUD $2,821
Start Location
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
End Location
San Jos , Mexico
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
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29 Sep 201830 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,821 
06 Oct 201806 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,821 
09 Oct 201809 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,821 
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16 Oct 201816 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,821 
20 Oct 201820 Nov 20187AUD $3,149
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17 Nov 201818 Dec 20185AUD $3,319
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27 Nov 201828 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,821 
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ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Playa del Carmen
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Playa del Carmen
Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tul m or the diving mecca of Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.
Day 3 - Playa del Carmen/Caye Caulker
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 4 - Caye Caulker
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 5 - Caye Caulker
Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.
Day 6 - Caye Caulker/San Ignacio
Travel by boat and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio. Enjoy an included pottery demonstration and local lunch at a G Adventures-supported women's pottery cooperative.
Day 7 - San Ignacio
Opt to visit the sacred Mayan cave Actun Tunichil Muknal or check out the seldom-visited Mayan ruins of Xunantunich.
Day 8 - San Ignacio/Flores
Learn about Mayan culture and history on a guided tour of the ruins of Tikal.
Day 9 - Flores/Rio Dulce
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Day 10 - Rio Dulce
Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
Day 26 - Monteverde
Free day in Monteverde. Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline, or tour a coffee plantation.
Day 27 - Monteverde/La Fortuna
Transfer to La Fortuna along bumpy roads, then break up the journey with a peaceful boat ride on Lake Arenal before a short ride to the town. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
Day 28 - La Fortuna
Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area.
Day 29 - La Fortuna/San Carlos
Enjoy a final free morning in La Fortuna for optional activities. In the afternoon, travel to San Carlos and to the rural community of Coope San Juan. Stay with a local family for an authentic Costa Rican experience.
Day 30 - San Carlos
Enjoy a full day with your hosts at the Coope San Juan homestay. Go on a walk through the surrounding forest to learn about flora and fauna in the area, help harvest cassava, and join a cooking demo to make enyucados a local speciality. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and opt to go mountain biking or fishing, or relax in the village and practice your Spanish.
Day 11 - Rio Dulce/Antigua Guatemala
Enjoy an orientation walk of Antigua's cobblestone streets, then opt to take a salsa lesson and practice new moves out at night.
Day 14 - Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna
Embark on a boat ride across the lake before participating in a G Adventures-supported homestay with a local family. This area is known for stunning scenery and great shopping for Mayan handicrafts. Opt to bargain for colourful textiles and paintings at the lake's markets.
Day 13 - Antigua Guatemala/Panajachel
Travel to beautiful Lake Atitl n and enjoy the views.
Day 12 - Antigua Guatemala
Enjoy a free day in Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage, climb a volcano, soak up the culture in one of the city's many caf s, or explore the nearby hills and towns by bike.
Day 25 - Playa El Palmarcito/Monteverde
Hop on a flight to Costa Rica and travel through stunning Costa Rican scenery, finishing up in the cloud forest air of Monteverde.
Day 15 - San Juan La Laguna/Antigua Guatemala
Return to Antigua, and enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
Day 24 - Playa El Palmarcito
Enjoy a free day in this laidback beach town to take a surf lesson, eat fresh ceviche at the fish market in nearby La Libertad, visit the Tamanique waterfalls, or chill out with a beer in hand.
Day 16 - Antigua Guatemala
Enjoy free time to relax with a massage, explore the nearby hills by bicycle, or visit a local macadamia nut farm.
Day 22 - Concepci n de Ataco
Full day to explore the small town of Ataco or enjoy optional activities.
Day 21 - Suchitoto/Concepci n de Ataco
Travel to the 'Route of Flowers' region with its quaint Salvadorian towns and talented artisans.
Day 20 - Suchitoto
Enjoy a free day in Suchitoto.
Day 19 - Cop n/Suchitoto
Cross the border into El Salvador and stay in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.
Day 18 - Cop n
Free time in Cop n. Opt to visit the ruins of Cop n or explore the hills on horseback.
Day 17 - Antigua Guatemala/Cop n
Cross the border to Honduras. Opt to soak in local hot springs in the jungle.
Day 31 - San Carlos/San Jos
Journey through the mountains to the capital for a final night out.
Day 23 - Concepci n de Ataco/Playa El Palmarcito
Enjoy a free morning in Ataco before heading to the coast. The sunsets in this surfing town are stunning. Grab a cold drink and enjoy!
Day 32 - San Jos
Depart at any time.