Central American Adventure

09/26/2020 through 12/07/2022
09/26/2020 through 12/10/2022
Intrepid Travel

Central American Adventure

Explore colourful worlds – both on land and underwater – on an vibrant Lonely Planet Experience from the sunny beaches of Mexico through jungle and Caribbean coastline to the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica. This 33-day tour hits Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, snaking through all the best spots and introducing you to local haunts as well as traveller hotspots. Discover a diverse marine playground in Caye Caulker, walk through the steamy cloud forests in Monteverde and visit the famous Tikal pyramids, arguably the most stunning of Guatemala’s ruins. Learn ancient Maya secrets and pass through jaw-dropping scenery on this Central American adventure.

Activities

  • Tulum – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Caye Caulker – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Tikal National Park – Tikal archaeological site (entrance fee, no guide)
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Chichicastenango Market
  • San Jorge La Laguna – Traditional Maya Homestay
  • Panajachel – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Antigua – Leader-led walking tour
  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Copan – Archeological site (entrance fee and transport, no guide)
  • Suchitoto – Leader led walking tour
  • San Miguel – Salvadoran Pupusa cooking demonstration
  • Leon – Leader led walking tour
  • Monteverde – Leader led walking tour
  • La Fortuna – Leader led walking tour
  • San Jose – Leader-led walking tour

Highlights

  • Get to know contemporary Maya life during a homestay in San Jorge La Laguna, a lakeside village where you can share meals and conversation with a local family.
  • Caribbean Caye Caulker is a dreamy place to spend two days with no plans. Munch barbecue lobster? Snorkel in coral reef? Nap under a palm tree? It’s up to you.
  • Cruise up the Rio Dulce to your waterfront jungle lodge, then maybe grab a beer and relax while the sounds of nature fill the air.
  • Quaint Suchitoto is a contemporary arts hub with a colonial facade. Explore the flower-studded balconies, galleries housed in 19th-century buildings and a lake teeming with thousands of local birds.
  • Hike, cycle or zip-line through the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde – there’s so many ways to experience the lush canopies and unique Central American wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1 Playa del Carmen
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Day 2 Tulum
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Day 3 Tulum
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Day 4 Caye Caulker
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Day 5 Caye Caulker
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Day 6 Caye Caulker
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Day 7 San Ignacio
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Day 8 San Ignacio
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Day 9 Tikal
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Day 10 Rio Dulce
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Day 11 Rio Dulce
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Day 12 Antigua
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Day 13 Chichicastenango / San Jorge La Laguna
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Day 14 Lake Atitlan / Panajachel
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Day 15 Antigua
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Day 16 Antigua
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Day 17 Antigua
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Day 18 Copan
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Day 19 Suchitoto
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Day 20 Suchitoto
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Day 21 San Miguel / El Cuco
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Day 22 El Cuco
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Day 23 Leon
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Day 24 Granada
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Day 25 Granada
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Day 26 Ometepe Island
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Day 27 Ometepe Island
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Day 28 Monteverde
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Day 29 Monteverde
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Day 30 La Fortuna
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Day 31 La Fortuna
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Day 32 San Jose
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Day 33 San Jose
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