Volcano Adventure – San José to Antigua

21 days,San José to Antigua

Hike through the mist of a cloud forest, explore Mayan ruins of Copán, connect with your hosts in an Ometepe homestay experience, peer over the crater of Masaya Volcano, chill on a Caribbean island's beaches.

From the lush cloud forests of Costa Rica to the evocative cobblestoned streets of Antigua, get off the tourist track and discover the colour and spirit of Central America. Discover ancient Mayan ruins at Copán and visit small villages for insight into the region's vibrant culture. Explore the volcanoes and jungle surrounding Ometepe Island and unwind on the white-sand beaches of Roatán. With its combination of included activities and countless thrilling options, this trip offers you the chance to personalize your adventure into something special.

What's Included

  • La Fortuna stay. Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde). Beach time in San Juan del Sur. Planeterra-supported homestay on Ometepe Island, with a local family. Granada orientation walk. Masaya Volcano visit. León orientation walk. Beach time in Roatan. Copán guided tour. Mayan community visit with lunch (Antigua). Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinner. (Allow USD480-630 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (18 nts), homestay (2 nts, possible shared facilities).
  • Public bus, private van, ferry, plane, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 La Fortuna

Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, a safari float to seek out wildlife and visit to a local hot springs.

Day 4-5 Monteverde

Guided visit of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation.

Day 6-7 San Juan del Sur

Travel day to Nicaragua. Relax on the beach and enjoy the sunset. Opt for surf lessons or to go fishing.

Day 8-9 Ometepe (2B,2D)

Get to know local friends during a 2-night homestay experience on Ometepe. Try the cuisine, test out some language skills and even opt to climb a volcano or visit the local swimming hole.

Day 10-11 Granada

Orientation walk in Granada and visit to Masaya Volcano. Opt to kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua or hike the trails atop Mombacho Volcano.

Day 12-13 León

Orientation walk upon arrival. Option to go 'volcano boarding' down Cerro Negro, visit Central America’s largest cathedral or explore León’s history-filled streets.

Day 14-16 Roatan

Travel day by van, plane and ferry to Honduras. Opt to snorkel, scuba dive or just relax on the beach.

Day 17-18 Copán

Guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Copán.

Day 19-20 Antigua (1L)

Travel to Guatemala. Visit a small Mayan community to learn about local handicrafts and traditions. Opt to take salsa lessons, explore beautiful Antigua or relax with a massage.

Day 21 Antigua

Depart at any time.

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