Backroads of Central America

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Group Size: Max 18.

Trip code: CRSG

Duration: 18 days

18 day guided group trip
Explore 4 countries
Local cultural experiences

Visit four 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. You’ll then enjoy a few days of beach bliss in the gorgeous coastal town of Santa Teresa. Travel on to El Salvador to see stunning scenery off the beaten track and discover the Mayan ruins of Copán in Honduras. Round off your Central American odyssey in gorgeous Antigua, Guatemala. An unforgettable journey!

Trip highlights

  • Try adventure activities in La Fortuna and discover the magical Monteverde cloud forest
  • Enjoy 3 days of beach bliss in the surfing town of Santa Teresa
  • 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 & 4: La Fortuna. Enjoy free time in La Fortuna. Try canyoneering, whitewater rafting, hot springs, paddleboarding, cave visits and much more!

Day 5: La Fortuna to Monteverde. Travel to the stunning Costa Rican cloud forest of Monteverde and relax in this out-of-the-way spot.

Day 6: 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 7: Monteverde to Santa Teresa. Travel to the beautiful coastal town of Santa Teresa. Enjoy a few days of beach bliss here.

Day 8 & 9: Santa Teresa. Enjoy two free days of exploration and relaxation in this slice of paradise. Explore Cabo Blanco National Park, enjoy some optional surfing or simply chill out on the beach.

Day 10: Santa Teresa to San Jose. Return to the capital and prepare for your flight to El Salvador the following morning.

Day 11 & 12: 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 13 & 14: Suchitoto. Travel to Suchitoto and sample pupusas, a local delicacy. Spend your time here hiking to waterfalls, exploring caves or swimming in the spectacular waters of Lago Suchtilán.

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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