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Volcano Adventure – Antigua to San José tour
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Volcano Adventure – Antigua to San José

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
21 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the mayan ruins of copán
  • Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial antigua
  • Hike through the mist of a cloud forest

Short Description

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

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Antigua Guatemala
End City San José

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • Your G for Good Moment: Posadas Mayas Homestay
  • San Juan La Laguna Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class
  • Antigua Guatemala Your Discover Moment: Roatán Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Manuel Antonio
  • Copán guided tour
  • Beach time in Roatán and Manuel Antonio
  • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
  • Free time in La Fortuna and Monteverde
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Antigua Guatemala

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Modern Antigua is a peaceful colonial city that is a pleasure to explore. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included Activities: Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2 Antigua Guatemala (1D)

Enjoy a free day to explore Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage or soak up the culture in one of many cafés. Master the art of Latin American cuisine at a cooking class. Included Activities: Cooking Class

Day 3 Antigua Guatemala/Panajachel

Journey to Panajachel, Guatemala, a beautiful town on Lake Atitlán that is surrounded by spectacular volcanoes and small villages. Opt to explore the town on arrival. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

Day 4 Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna (1D)

Take a boat tour around Lake Atitlán to local indigenous villages and visit a G Adventures-supported Mayan community project. Included Activities: Posadas Mayas Homestay Transport: Boat (0.50-0.75 hours, 25km)

Day 5 San Juan La Laguna/Antigua Guatemala (1B)

Take a mountain bike ride out into the countryside or explore the fascinating markets, shops and museums within the city. Walk through quiet cobblestoned streets past rebuilt stucco homes with heavy, beautifully carved wooden entrances. Transport: Boat (0.50-0.75 hours, 25km) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

Day 6 Antigua Guatemala/Rio Dulce

Take the road past areas of dense jungle and arrive at Río Dulce, a small town on Lake Izabal, and a port stop for boaters around the globe on their way to/from Livingston and the Caribbean coast. Additional Notes: Depending on the departure you are booked onto, the order you visit Rio Dulce and Lake Atitlán (Panajachel & San Juan La Laguna) may be reverse. All inclusions will be offered regardless of the order you visit the two locations. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.50 hours, 315km)

Day 7 Rio Dulce

There are plenty of opportunities for R & R. Aside from boating on Lake Izabal, there are optional tours in the area to view protected manatees. You may opt to horseback ride through a rubber plantation, explore San Felipe fort, take the morning monkey kayak tour, relax in the thermal springs, or hike through the jungle-strewn trails in the Chocón-Machacas Natural Reserve area.

Day 8 Rio Dulce/Copán

Cross into Honduras and head for the town of Copán. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Guatemala-Honduras) Transport: Stop along the way to cross the border and have lunch. Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 160km)

Day 9 Copán

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Copán and opt to soak in hot springs. Included Activities: Copán Ruins Guided Tour

Day 10 Copán/Roatán

Head to the diving haven of Roatán, set amongst what is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. This Caribbean island is famous for its marine treasures. Crystal blue waters invite swimming, diving, snorkelling, or simply relaxing on the white-sand beaches of the Bay Islands. Transport: The bus will make a quick stop to purchase food and use the toilets. Local bus (4.00-4.50 hours, 193km) The large ferry has two floors with an air-conditioned cabin and an open air area towards the back. Ferry (1.50-2.00 hours, 75km) Private Vehicle (0.75-1.50 hours, 17km) Local bus (4.00-4.50 hours, 174km)

Day 11 Roatán

The beaches of the western end are some of the most beautiful in the world, with clear turquoise water, powdery white sand and swaying coconut palms. While many people spend their days immersed in the warm, blue Caribbean waters, enjoying excellent fresh seafood, you may also opt to venture into the hilly interior by scooter. The botanical gardens offer relaxed walking amongst exotic plants and racing 'Jesus lizards', a species of lizard that runs on its hind legs. In nearby Sandy Bay, the Institute for Marine Sciences is definitely worth a visit.

Day 13 Roatán/La Fortuna

Travel to La Fortuna, located at the foot of Arenal Volcano. La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to take a hike around the base of the volcano, hike the area’s nature trails, swim in the chilly La Fortuna waterfall or join a canopy tour and catch a bird’s eye view of the forest greenery. Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Transport: Plane (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Plane

Day 14 La Fortuna

Opt to go canyoning, whitewater rafting, hiking, caving, horseback riding, paddleboarding, kayaking, or visit a wildlife refuge. There are so many activities to choose from while in the area.

Day 16 La Fortuna/Monteverde

Travel into the misty cloud forests of Monteverde. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Later, take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the cloud forest firsthand. Included Activities: Guided Cloud Forest Night Walk Transport: Shared Van (0.50 hour(s)) Shared Van (2.00 hour(s)) Boat (0.75 hour(s))

Day 17 Monteverde

Optional activities here include sky walks (suspension bridges amid foliage), butterfly garden, and a canopy zip-line tour.

Day 18 Monteverde/Manuel Antonio

Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip. Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (5.00 hour(s), 220km)

Day 19 Manuel Antonio

Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.

Day 20 Manuel Antonio/San José

Travel to San José, and opt for a night out with the group. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 190km)

Day 21 San José

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Public bus, private vehicle, ferry, plane, walking

Local Flights

From Roatan we will board our internal flight to Managua via San Salvador, in order to continue our adventure to León. Occasionally, due to fight availability, the order of the flight segment may be switched with the ferry segment.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

Max 16, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Hotels (19 nts), homestay (1 nt, shared facilities).

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. As this trip crosses national borders, please be prepared to pay some border fees for certain countries ranging from $1 to $13 USD. Please check with your local embassy or consulate for up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. 2. Antigua's nearest airport is approximately 1 hr away in Guatemala City. 3. Costa Rica will not be allowing anyone to enter the country without proof of a departure ticket (bus, airplane, boat, etc.). If you are travelling through a few countries in Central America, you will need to show proof of your itinerary and a departure ticket from your last destination. Please print the itinerary and voucher and bring it with you. 4. YELLOW FEVER It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering Nicaragua if you have travelled to certain countries with Yellow Fever risk prior to arriving. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area. 5. COMBO TRIP Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your group leader will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

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Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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