Backroads of Central America

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Group Size: Max 16, Avg 14

Trip code: CRSG

Duration: 18 days

Visit five stunning Central American countries and make new friends on this epic 18-day group tour! Kick off your adventures in colourful Costa Rica, where you can have fun in the adrenaline town of La Fortuna and explore the beautiful Monteverde cloud forest. Your next stop is Nicaragua for a unique island homestay, plus time in Granada and two days relaxing by a paradise beach on the Pacific Coast. Travel on to El Salvador to see stunning scenery off the beaten track and discover the Mayan ruins of Copán in Honduras. You’ll end your Central American odyssey in gorgeous Antigua, Guatemala.  

Trip highlights

  • The tour begins in the city of San José, Costa Rica. Try adventure activities in La Fortuna and discover the magical Monteverde cloud forest
  • Stay with a local Nicaraguan family in a homestay on unspoilt Ometepe Island, stroll in Granada and relax at the idyllic beach location of Poneloya
  • Explore El Salvador and the colonial town of Suchitoto, and visit Concepción de Ataco in the beautiful 'Route of Flowers' region
  • Hang out in Honduras and enjoy outdoor pursuits off the beaten track – don’t miss the ancient Mayan ruins of Copán!
  • Visit the cobbled streets of Guatemala’s colonial city, Antigua, with its stunning architecture and laid-back vibe
Further trip information

Day 1: Arrive in San José, Costa Rica. There are no activities scheduled so you are free to arrive at any time. 6pm welcome meeting.

Day 2: San José to La Fortuna. Travel to Costa Rica’s adventure town of La Fortuna, which lies at the base of mighty Arenal Volcano.

Day 3: La Fortuna. Enjoy a full, free day in La Fortuna. Try canyoneering, whitewater rafting, hot springs, paddleboarding, cave visits and much more!

Day 4: La Fortuna to Monteverde. Travel to the stunning Costa Rican cloud forest of Monteverde and relax in this out-of-the-way spot.

Day 5: Monteverde. A free day in Monteverde: Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest, go ziplining, tour a coffee plantation, horse ride and try other optional activities.

Day 6: Monteverde to Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua. Travel on to Nicaragua’s unspoilt Ometepe Island for a unique 2-night homestay experience. Dinner included.

Day 7: Isla de Ometepe. A full day on idyllic Isla de Ometepe: Go hiking or swimming, visit pre-Columbian carvings or laze on the beach. Breakfast & dinner.

Day 8: Isla de Ometepe to Granada. Journey on to Nicaragua’s colourful capital city, Granada, for a short orientation walk and free time. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Granada. Take your time discovering all the delights of Granada on this free day. Join an optional volcano or lake excursion or visit the artisan markets.

Day 10 & 11: Poneloya. Relax in the remote beach resort of Poneloya, on Nicaragua’s paradise Pacific Coast. This is the ideal place to get away from it all!

Day 12: Poneloya to Suchitoto, El Salvador. A full day travelling into El Salvador and the colonial town of Suchitoto.

Day 13 & 14: Concepción de Ataco. Stay in El Salvador’s 'Route of Flowers' region, in Concepción de Ataco. Take a coffee tour, hike, visit beaches or relax.

Day 15 & 16: Copán, Honduras. Travel into Honduras. Optional visit to the Mayan ruins of Copán. Other activities include a bird park, hot springs, or horse riding.

Day 17: Copán to Antigua, Guatemala. Cross another border and travel on to Guatemala’s colonial city of Antigua.

Day 18: Tour ends in Antigua, Guatemala. Your amazing adventure ends today in Antigua. If you want to extend your stay we can help you arrange some extra nights’ accommodation. Please speak to a travel advisor for further details.

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