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Central American Journey

From £855 for 17 days
Trip Overview
Get ready for a fast-paced adventure through the best of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. From beautiful black-sand beaches to tropical forests alive with jungle melodies, this pocket of Central America is something of a natural paradise. Whether you're shopping in colonial Antigua, exploring the intricately carved structures at Copan, relaxing on the coast of El Salvador or taking a walk through Monteverde's enchanting cloud forest, you'll get a wonderful insight into Central America during this incredible adventure.
Essential Info
Starts: Antigua
Ends: San Jose
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IQVRJ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
What's Included


No meals included


Private minibus,Local bus,Boat


Hotel (16 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover Central America, a land of mysterious Mayan ruins, active volcanoes, idyllic beaches and emerald jungles. See the sights and engage in a wide range of optional activities across five different countries on this epic Latin adventure

•   Experience an El Salvador of the past in the colonial town of Suchitoto, before savouring the blissful present on its black sand beaches. Stray off the beaten track in El Cuco and summon your inner surfie in El Tunco

•   Volcanoes, wildlife-rich rainforest, stunning beaches and ancient rock carvings - Ometepe Island has it all. You'll have plenty of free time to explore the island, which is set into beautiful Lake Nicaragua

•   Hike, cycle or zip-line through the steamy cloud forests of Monteverde in Costa Rica. Get up close to nature among the hundreds of mammal, bird and plant species that call this place home

•   Encounter Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. Whether it's reflecting back at you in the lake or heating the thermal pools you're stewing away in, the magnificent volcano always makes its presence felt

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 18th March 2018
Returning: 3rd April 2018
Antigua - San Jose
Fully Booked
Departing: 21st March 2018
Returning: 6th April 2018
Antigua - San Jose
Fully Booked
Departing: 25th March 2018
Returning: 10th April 2018
Antigua - San Jose
Fully Booked
Departing: 1st April 2018
Returning: 17th April 2018
Antigua - San Jose
Fully Booked
Departing: 4th April 2018
Returning: 20th April 2018
Antigua - San Jose
2 spaces
Departing: 15th April 2018
Returning: 1st May 2018
Antigua - San Jose
1 space
Departing: 22nd April 2018
Returning: 8th May 2018
Antigua - San Jose
Availability: Good
Departing: 29th April 2018
Returning: 15th May 2018
Antigua - San Jose
Availability: Good
Departing: 6th May 2018
Returning: 22nd May 2018
Antigua - San Jose
£1,140pp £855pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Guatemala. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. The meeting will be followed by an orientation walk around Antigua with your leader. Antigua was once the seat of the Spanish colonial government and the most important city in Central America. In 1773, the city was destroyed by an earthquake, but many of the colonial buildings have been restored. For dinner tonight, perhaps sample a tamale, a local dish served in corn leaf, or some pepian, a rich, meaty stew. As there's a great deal to do in Antigua, we recommend staying a few extra days to make the most of this exciting city. If you need help booking extra accommodation, our reservations team will be happy to assist. If you're a foodie, head to the ChocoMuseo to learn about the history and nutritional value of chocolate. There's even the option of taking part in a chocolate-making workshop. You might prefer to relax and indulge in some people-watching in Central Park. If you want to learn more about Guatemala's famous coffee, you might like to take a tour of a plantation and do some coffee tasting. The best value food can be found next to the artesian market near the bus station, the food market is closed after 6 pm. If your tastes run to more active adventures, perhaps hire a mountain bike and ride through the lush surrounding countryside. Unfortunately, more than half the population of beautiful Guatemala lives under the poverty line, which may explain why Guatemala has also the lowest literacy rate in Central America. With this in mind, the Intrepid Foundation is proud supporter of CasaSito, an outstanding not for profit organization dedicated to assist youth to reach their academic, personal and professional potential. If you have 2’ to spare (2’41’’ to be exact!) take a look at this short video about CasaSito – it’s inspiring: If you want to help CasaSito and Guatemalan’s youth, you can donate through the Intrepid Foundation, which means that your donation will be match dollar for dollar by us too. No donation is too small. $5, $10, $50 it all goes a long way to help this fantastic organization. Simply visit our website:

Additional Activities

Antigua - Chocolate-making workshop
24 USD
Antigua - Bike tour
30 USD
Antigua - Coffee/Macadamia nut plantation tour
45 USD
Antigua - Salsa lesson (per hour)
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