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In 2013, we have altered this trip to pass through El Salvador. To see the new tour, please click here: Backroads of Central America. Also check out the southbound Volcano Trail if you'd prefer to visit Roatan instead of El Salvador.

17 days,San Jose to Antigua

Connecting with your hosts in an Ometepe homestay experience, relaxing seaside in the Bay Islands, laughing with the locals during a journey on a chicken bus, opportunities to go whitewater rafting, explore Mayan ruins and hike through a cloud forest.


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Take the road less travelled on this expedition through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala with other travellers your own age—so you can be sure to get down with other adventurers that’ll keep up. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery—from the crystal blue ocean teeming with marine life to tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies. And, of course, there are several volcano climbing options. You’ll stick to budget accommodation and the occasional public bus to keep costs down and immerse yourself in local life.

What's Included

  • Orientation walk around Granada, excursion to the Bay Islands.
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. (Allow USD360-450 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (14 nts), homestay (2 nts).
  • Public bus, boat, van, taxi, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 10

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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Antigua to San Jose. See Volcano Trail

Day 1 San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal

Option to try rafting, waterfall rappelling or soak in hot springs.

Day 4-5 Monteverde

Option to visit cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline or tour a coffee plantation.

Day 6-7 Ometepe (1B,2D)

Get to know our local friends in a homestay experience. Try the cuisine, test your language skills, head off to climb one of two volcanoes or visit a local swimming hole.

Day 8-9 Granada (1B)

Orientation walk upon arrival. Option to visit still-active Masaya Volcano or kayak the isletas in Lake Nicaragua.

Day 10 Tegucigalpa

Transfer to Honduras' capital city.

Day 11-13 Roatán

Option to snorkel, scuba dive or just relax on the beach.

Day 14-15 Copán

Option to visit Mayan ruins of Copán.

Day 16 Antigua

Transfer to beautiful colonial Antigua.

Day 17 Antigua

Depart at any time.