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Best of Mexico & Costa Rica

From £4645 for 22 days
Trip Overview
Raise glass of mezcal to the diversity of Mexico, then embrace ‘pura vida’ (the simple life) in the rainforests and on the beaches of Costa Rica. Discover history in the ruins of Chichen Itza, then visit a contemporary Maya village to see how ancient Mesoamerican traditions have evolved. Savour simple fare during lunch with a Zapotec family and sip smoky mezcal at a distillery in Oaxaca. Unwind in a small village near Corcovado National Park, hiking jungle trails in the morning and cooling off in the waters of the Osa Peninsula in the afternoon. Explore sloth country (AKA Manuel Antonio National Park) and match their leisurely pace as you relax among natural splendour of Costa Rica. Ancient cultures, incredible food, wildlife and wilderness – this 22-day trip has it all.
Essential Info
Starts: Mexico City
Ends: San Jose
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Wildlife
Trip Code: IQBKPC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Costa Rica, Mexico
What's Included

Meals

21 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
4 Dinners included

Transport

Private vehicle,Plane,Shared boat

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (18 nights),Lodge (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Get up close and personal with Mexico's diverse heritage, from the magnificent Aztec temples of Teotihuacan to the Maya folk who practice reinvented craft, rituals and cooking.

•   Learn about Zapotec life old and new on a full-day tour of Oaxaca that includes the Mitla ruins, lunch with a local family and a visit to a mezcal distillery.

•   Visit one of the most photogenic cities in Mexico – Izamal – and take a guided walking tour of the bright yellow streets, including the Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

•   Choose your own adventure with a hike along the beach or through the forest from San Pedrillo

•   in Corcovado National Park, one of the world's most biodiverse regions.

•   Look out for sloths, iguanas and colourful birds during a hike with a naturist guide in Manuel Antonio National Park, then relax on the white-sand beaches the jungle spills onto.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 12th Dec 2020
Returning: 2nd Jan 2021
£4,970pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Mar 2021
Returning: 10th Apr 2021
£4,645pp
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Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 29th May 2021
£4,645pp
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Departing: 3rd Jul 2021
Returning: 24th Jul 2021
£4,875pp
£4,645pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Sep 2021
Returning: 9th Oct 2021
£4,875pp
£4,645pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Nov 2021
Returning: 4th Dec 2021
£4,875pp
£4,645pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 4th Dec 2021
Returning: 25th Dec 2021
£4,875pp
£4,645pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Dec 2021
Returning: 1st Jan 2022
£4,875pp
£4,645pp
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Departing: 19th Mar 2022
Returning: 9th Apr 2022
£4,645pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Arrive at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport and be transferred to your hotel. A complimentary transfer is included with your trip. Please ensure you provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel so the transfer can be organised. Settle in and, if you have time, take a stroll to get a feel for this vibrant and rapidly growing capital where the ancient and modern collide. You'll meet your leader and other members of your group this evening for a welcome meeting at 6 pm; the place of the meeting can be found at the hotel reception. This meeting will be followed by an optional group dinner at a nearby restaurant.
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