Multi-Day Tour

Volcano Trail (17 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Antigua Guatemala To San José

Valid for Departures: 29 Apr 2018 - 15 Jan 2020

Volcano Trail (17 days)

Day 1

Antigua Guatemala

Day 2

Antigua Guatemala/Copán

Day 3

Copán

Day 4

Copán/Suchitoto

Day 5

Suchitoto/Playa El Tunco

Day 6

Playa El Tunco

Day 7

Playa El Tunco/León

Day 8

León/Granada

Day 10

Granada/Isla de Ometepe

Day 11

Isla de Ometepe

Day 12

Isla de Ometepe/Monteverde

Day 15

La Fortuna

Day 16

La Fortuna/San José

Day 17

San José

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Antigua Guatemala
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Day 1 Antigua Guatemala: Arrive at any time. Antigua is approximately one hour's drive from the international airport in Guatemala City. Explore the museums, colonial buildings and soak up the atmosphere in this delightful city, one of the best-restored Spanish colonial cities in the world. The entire city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding volcanoes can be seen from everywhere in the city and the colorful markets attract indigenous artisans from all over the country. Additional Notes: This tour departs Antigua early on Day 2. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights. *Please note that Antigua's nearest airport is Guatemala City, Guatemala. Don't get caught flying into the Caribbean island nation of Antigua; it's nowhere near the start of this tour! Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Antigua Guatemala/Copán
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Day 2 Antigua Guatemala/Copán: The colonial highland town of Copán Ruinas is a charming and relaxing place, set along a river in the coffee growing region close to the Guatemalan border. The Mayan ruins of Copán are fascinating, beautiful and unique among Mayan cities. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, Copán contains some of the most important Mayan ruins found to date, and many unusual artistic features, including some of the most detailed carving in the Mayan world. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Guatemala-Honduras) Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3
Copán
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Day 3 Copán: Free time in Copan. Opt to visit the impressive Copan ruins and check out some lesser known Mayan sites along the way. Knowledgable local guides can interpret the many Mayan carvings left here over 1,000 years ago. You can also choose to explore the nearby hills and small villages on horseback or journey through the countryside to some hidden jungle hot springs for a relaxing soak.
Day 4
Copán/Suchitoto
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Day 4 Copán/Suchitoto: Cross the border into El Salvador and stay in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty. Additional Notes: Prepare for the long travel day with snacks. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Honduras - Guatemala) Border Crossing (Guatemala - El Salvador) Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Suchitoto/Playa El Tunco
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Day 5 Suchitoto/Playa El Tunco: Enjoy a free morning in Suchitoto before heading to the coast. The sunsets in this surfing town are stunning. Grab a cold drink and enjoy! Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6
Playa El Tunco
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Day 6 Playa El Tunco: Enjoy a free day in this laidback beach town to take a surf lesson, eat fresh ceviche at the fish market in nearby La Libertad, visit the Tamanique waterfalls, or chill out with a beer in hand.
Day 7
Playa El Tunco/León
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Day 7 Playa El Tunco/León: Set off early for a full day of travel by land and sea to Nicaragua, finishing up in colonial León with a brief orientation walk. Included Activities: Border Crossing (El Salvador - Nicaragua) Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle Boat Private Vehicle
Day 8
León/Granada
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Day 8 León/Granada: Granada’s colonial charm is complemented by the active volcanoes and lakes that surround it, and there are many fun easy day trips available. Hike, cruise, or just explore the city’s markets and museums. Walking is probably the easiest way to see all the sights of Granada. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Big Night Out Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
Granada, Nicaragua
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Day 9 Granada: Free time to explore beautiful Granada's busy markets, colonial buildings and museums on foot or take a horse and carriage ride around town. Enjoy a meal on the "calzada", a pedestrian street that extends from the center of town down to Lake Nicaragua. There are many optional activities to do just outside of town as well. Walk in the forest at the top of Mombacho Volcano, kayak around the isletas in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.
Day 10
Granada/Isla de Ometepe
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Day 10 Granada/Isla de Ometepe (1D): From the town of San Jorge, we cross Lake Nicaragua by ferry to arrive at Ometepe Island, formed from two volcanoes, one active and one dormant that rise out of the middle of the lake. The limited development and traditional communities create a welcoming relaxed atmosphere. The group will be split up amongst different local families who will host you in their homes for two nights in a small community on the island. Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the home. This experience give you a chance to see how rural Nicaraguans live. Included Activities: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay Transport: Local bus Local bus Ferry Private Vehicle
Day 11
Isla de Ometepe
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Day 11 Isla de Ometepe: Today is a free day in Ometepe. We get to spend more time with the local host families and see more of the island. Opt to climb either of the two volcanoes on the island, view petroglyphs left by the island's original inhabitants, walk or kayak in Charco Verde reserve, swim in clear spring water at Ojo de Agua, lay on the beach or explore the island on bicycle. Included Activities: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay
Day 12
Isla de Ometepe/Monteverde
None Breakfast
Day 12 Isla de Ometepe/Monteverde: At 1,400 meters above sea level, Monteverde is literally in the clouds. The Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves are home to diverse and unique flora and fauna. Sloths, monkeys, kinkajous, tapirs and large cats inhabit the area. There are more species of orchids here than anywhere else in the world. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Nicaragua - Costa Rica) Transport: Private Vehicle Ferry Local bus Local bus Private Vehicle
Day 13
Monte Verde, Costa Rica
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Day 13 Monteverde: The day is free to choose from many optional activities. Fly hundreds of meters above the trees on a zip-lining tour, hike through one of the cloud forest reserves, ride a horse in the mountains, visit a coffee/sugar cane farm, go bungee jumping, drive an ATV on trails in the hills, tour the cheese factory or check out the orchid garden, serpentarium, or frog pond in town.
Day 14
Monte Verde, Costa Rica
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Day 14 Monteverde/La Fortuna: The trip from Monteverde to La Fortuna takes us down from the cloud forest and across Costa Rica's largest lake The town of La Fortuna lies at the base of the Arenal Volcano, which dominates the landscape rising to 1670 meters high. The town has become famous as the adventure sports capital of Costa Rica. Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, white water rafting, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddlebording, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here. Transport: Shared van Boat Shared van
Day 15
La Fortuna
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Day 15 La Fortuna: Choose your adventure! Canyoneering, white water rafting, hiking, caving, rafting, horseback riding, paddlebording, kayaking, visiting a wildlife refuge, and even more activities are all possible options for you to choose from while we're here.
Day 16
La Fortuna/San José
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Day 16 La Fortuna/San José: Return to San José for our final night out. San José has beautiful parks, museums and theatres. Enjoy the view of the surrounding lush mountains from the downtown streets. Transport: Local bus
Day 17
San José
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Day 17 San José: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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From the laid-back vibes and waves of the Pacific Coast to tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies, take the road less travelled on this trip through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica with other travellers your own age. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery and a chance to experience local culture with a two-night community guesthouse stay on the island of Ometepe. Enjoy a blend of public and private transportation, which no...

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