32-Nights The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches - 18-to-Thirtysomethings

The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches
From ancient ruins to active volcanoes, get off the beaten track and discover extraordinary Central America. Make sure your passport has space because this exciting 33-day trip hits most of Central America, as it covers tropical rainforests, volcanoes, colonial cities, and all the breathtaking scenery in between. Explore Indigenous Mayan villages and soak in the region's incredible culture. Our CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) will ensure your accommodation and transportation are covered - so you can choose the activities and sights that interest you most - the adventure is yours to choose!

Highlights
Bliss out on a stretch of remote Nicaraguan beach, walk the colonial streets of colourful Granada and Antigua, experience an overnight homestay in Guatemala and a community guesthouse stay in Nicaragua, explore Mayan ruins, visit seven countries in a month.

Accommodation
Simple hotels/hostels (27 nts, most multi-share), beach lodge (2 nts, multi-share), community guesthouse stay (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Group Size Notes
Max 18, avg 14.

Meals Included
2 breakfasts, 3 dinners

What's Included
Your G for Good Moment: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay, Isla de Ometepe Your G for Good Moment: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La Laguna Your G for Good Moment: Belize Bike with Purpose Tour, Caye Caulker Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Monteverde Your Big Night Out Moment: Granada Your Discover Moment: Granada Your Discover Moment: Antigua Guatemala Your Discover Moment: San Ignacio Your Discover Moment: Caye Caulker Your Big Night Out Moment: Caye Caulker. Guided tour of Tikal. Orientation walk in Granada and Antigua. Beach time in Poneloya and Mahahual. Free time in La Fortuna, Monteverde, Cerro Verde and Suchitoto. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

32 nights from $3199 per person

Supplier: G Adventures

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Featured Destinations

Monteverde

The Monteverde rainforest area, which comprises ten towns with 8,000 people, is situated on the Continental Divide at an elevation of 5,600 feet. A walk through a Costa Rica Monteverde cloud forest reveals a lush green garden of mosses, ferns, flowers and epiphytes growing thickly on every tree. Clouds drift in and settle among the slopes, giving the continuous moisture required for such exuberant plant growth. Dangling roots and vines sweep across the trails. The air is rich with the sounds of birds and the occasional scurrying of small mammals on the forest floor. In the distance a howler monkey roars.

San Jose (C.R.)

The sophisticated capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, has been endowed with a vibrant street life as well as a refined cultural life. You'll see contemporary structures of glass and steel, as well as colonial, Victorian, and classical architecture, exotic birds, giant butterflies, and picturesque scenery. Costa Rica offers some of the world's most thrilling sights to those who seek a new adventure.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a thriving little beach town on Yucatán Peninsula. It is the dropping-off point for excursions to the temples and tombs of Tulúm, the only Mayan city overlooking the ocean, and to the exquisite coral lagoon of Xel-ha.

Majahual

Majahual (Mahahual) is part of the State of Quintana Roo territory and lies on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Its beach has white sand and blue clean waters making Majahual the ideal place for swimming and fishing. The fishing village of Xcalak, where you can rent a boat to visit Banco Chinchorro, is located less than 50 miles south of this region.

La Fortuna

La Fortuna is near Costa Rica's active volcano, Volcan Arenal. Driving into the park, plumes of smoke belching out of the volcano become ominiously closer. Arenal has been nearly contastantly active and attracts visitors from around the world. Experiencing first hand nature's awesome power is a humbling sight. Take a night trip to the volcano and see bright red lava spew forth. Tabacon Resort Hot Springs, located in Arenal, featuring stunning views of Arenal Volcano and offering the pleasurable experience of bathing in the volcano's byproduct - hot springs. Constant energy of Arenal volcano, warmth of flowing thermo mineral rivers and surrounding tropical rain forest provide a supreme experience. Let the hot water of a spectacular waterfall massage your neck and shoulders. Enjoy a large main pool with a swim-up bar, or other smaller pools hidden in the gardens with built-in lounges, little waterfalls, and cozy tubs. Spend a steamy afternoon here, or head to Iskandria Spa for a volcanic body wrap, using a mixture of ash as a skin mask.

Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker is a tiny limestone coral island village off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea where their “no shirt, no shoes,” policy is not a problem. Inhabited for hundreds of years, Caye Caulker did exceed in population until 1847 during the Caste War of Yucatan when many Maya and Spanish decent fled across the Yucatan. Around 1870 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom granted Luciano Reyes the area of the village. His legacy and descendants are still residents of the island today.



The pristine ocean blue waters of Caye Caulker is rich with marine life which draws tourists to the island. Visitors have a plethora of activities available for a great island vacation such as: snorkeling and diving down to the corals, swimming alongside sting rays, nurse sharks, and schools of fish. Its finest seafood is caught fresh from the ocean which is lobster. This laid back island slows down time and treasures every minute of yours.

Copan

The gateway to Guatemala from Honduras, Copan is a Mayan archaeological site discovered in 1570 by Diego Garcia de Palacio. The ruins of 1,000 year-old Copan revealed plazas, temples, intricate sculptures and statues and a ceremonial center at the heart of the city. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the most studied archaeological site in the world. Copan Valley also boasts varieties of aviary native birds perfect for bird watchers.

Flores

Just miles away from Tikal, the most famous Maya ruins, lies the charming Mayan Treasure in Flores. Travelers can grasp authentic Guatemalan experience and explore the island village that sits on Lake Peten Itza, built over the ancient city of Tayasal! 

Rio Dulce

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Panajachel

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San Ignacio

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Antigua, Guatemala

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Granada

Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Andalusia, Spain. Granada has been inhabited by many empires for 2,500 years from the Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and the Moors. Remainder of each reigning era is prominent in Granada’s cultural and architectural influences. Imprints of the past can be found in Albaicin, an old Arabic quarter paved with cobble stoned streets, ogee arches, voussoirs, and decorative tile work. When the sun sets, Alhambra is at its most beautiful and radiant complimenting Byzantine courtyards and muqarna details. Homes also reflect the Mediterranean and Renaissance elegance long past. Present-day Granada attracts visitors by recapturing the past and evoking the co-existence of different cultures.

Suchitoto

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Ometepe Island

Ometepe Island is a volcanic island known as "the oasis of peace" by its inhabitants. It is located in Lake Nicaragua in the southern part of the country, and is enjoyed by visitors for  both relaxation as well as exploring and high adventure activities.

Poneloya

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San Juan La Laguna

San Juan La Laguna is located in the southern shores of Guatemala. The municipality consists of the main town and 3 other small villages. The main economic contributor in San Juan La Laguna is agriculture and increasing tourism. Enjoy a day exploring one of the most peaceful and culturally preserved places in the country, there are volcanoes, pools and waterfalls to be discovered all through this rich land.

Cerro Verde National Park

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Valid Travel Dates

Departure Dates:
From
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7/6/2021
8/7/2021
$3199pp
Prices Start at:
$3199
Number of Nights:
32
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Vacation Rating:
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