Exploring Mayan ruins of Copán, Chilling on a Caribbean beach, Dining with a local family in their home in Nicaragua, Hiking through the mist of a cloud forest, Peering over the crater of Masaya Volcano
From the evocative cobblestone streets of Antigua to the lush cloud forests of Costa Rica, get off the tourist track and discover the color and spirit of Central America. Explore ancient Mayan ruins at Copán and visit small villages for insight into the region’s vibrant culture. Delve into the jungle surrounding Ometepe Island and explore volcanoes after unwinding 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.
- Visit to Mayan community including typical meal, Orientation walk around Granada and León, Guided visit of Copán Ruins, Guided visit of Masaya Volcano and National Park, Guided visit to Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Dinner with local family in Ometepe.
- 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD480-650 for meals not included.)
- Hotels (20 nts).
- Taxi, public bus, van, ferry, walking, local flight.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
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This trip also runs in reverse from San Jose to Antigua. See Volcano Adventure
Day 1 Antigua
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Antigua (L)
Visit a small Mayan community to learn about local handicrafts and traditions and enjoy a typical lunch. Option to climb Pacaya Volcano, explore Antigua or relax with a massage.
Day 3-4 Copán
Guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Copán.
Day 5-7 Roatán
Option to snorkel, scuba dive or just relax on the beach.
Day 8-9 León
Orientation walk around the city center. Option to go “volcano boarding” down volcano Cerro Negro, visit Central America’s largest cathedral, or explore León’s history-filled streets.
Day 10-11 Granada
Orientation walk in Granada and visit to nearby Masaya Volcano. Options to kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua or explore the market.
Day 12-13 Ometepe (D)
Visit to a local family's house and enjoy a traditional meal. Option to climb either of the two volcanoes that make up the island or visit a local swimming hole.
Day 14-15 San Juan del Sur
Relax on the beach and enjoy the sunset. Options to take surf lessons or go fishing.
Day 16-17 Monteverde
Guided visit of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Option to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation.
Day 18-19 La Fortuna
Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, a guided hike around the base of Arenal Volcano, and visiting local hot springs.
Day 20 San José
Transfer to the nation's capital for one final evening with the group.
Day 21 San José
Depart at any time.