Costa Rica, Guatemala & Mexico in 17 Days

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Secrets of Central America & Riviera Maya

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An essential tour of Central America from the natural beauty of Tortuguero to the landscapes of Arenal and Lake Atitlan and the culture of Antigua, combined with an All-Inclusive stay on Mexico's idyllic Riviera Maya.

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Antigua Guatemala
Panajachel
Arenal
San José
Tortuguero
Riviera Maya
Included
All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
Availability
Departures available until
until December 2023
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Categories available
charm
included

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Accommodation: 16 Nights

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Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 2 in Tortuguero
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Tour of Tortuguero Village

In the afternoon, enjoy a fascinating tour of the sights of Tortuguero, including the Turtle Conservation Museum and the lively village. Enjoy a boat ride through the leafy canals back to the hotel.

What's included: Round-trip boat transfers, guide. Not included: Services not mentioned, donation to the museum.

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Included
Included activity for day 3
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Canals of Tortuguero Boat Tour

Set off on a relaxing boat trip along the canals of Tortuguero, admiring the abundant flora and fauna along the route!

What's included: Boat with Captain, Nature guide Not included: Entrance to Tortuguero National Park ($16.95 per person)

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Included
Included activity for day 8 in Antigua Guatemala

Tour por Antigua: monasterio de la Merced, visita de la plaza de Armas y Catedral

Tour por Antigua: monasterio de la Merced, visita de la plaza de Armas y Catedral

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Included
Included activity for day 10 in Panajachel

Chichicastenango - Lago Atitlán: Iglesia de Santo Tomás, visita panorámica de Panajachel

Chichicastenango - Lago Atitlán: Iglesia de Santo Tomás, visita panorámica de Panajachel

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 6
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Half-Day Horse Riding Excursion

Set off on a scenic horseback ride to appreciate the beauty of nature and the sounds, colour and energy of the rainforest. Ascend to a viewpoint where you will have an impressive view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Equipment - Horseback riding

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 8
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Half-Day Excursion to Hobbitenango

Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Hobbitenago, nestled in the hills above Guatemala and home to several hobbit-style houses, restaurants and attractions. Explore the houses, inspired by the movie series, and soak up the views of the surrounding valley!

What's included: Round-trip transportation, entrance Not included: Extras

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 8 in Antigua Guatemala
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Half-Day Coffee Tour of Finca la Azotea

Visit the coffee-growing farm of Finca la Azotea to delve deeper into the Guatemalan tradition of coffee production. Visit the farm, which has been producing coffee for more than 150 years and learn about the growing and manufacturing process!

What's included: Round-trip transportation, entrance to Finca la Azotea Not included: Extras

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 9 in Antigua Guatemala
Duration 12:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Challenging

Acatenango Volcano Tour

Set off before dawn to ascend the Acatenango Volcano, following the trail through ancient forests and changing microclimates. Reach the summit and rest in the crater as you watch the steady eruptions of the nearby Fuego Volcano!

What's included: Round-trip transport, guided hike, breakfast and lunch.

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main US departure airports.
  • International flights: US - San José, Cancún - US.
  • In-trip flights: San José - Guatemala, Guatemala - Cancún. *
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  • 16 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and All Inclusive in Riviera Maya.**
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Taxes (Environmental and Visitax)*, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

TAXES TO PAY IN QUINTANA ROO:
Environmental Sanitation Tax: 25.26 Mexican pesos, per room, per night to be paid directly to the hotel at check-in.
Visitax for visiting Quintana Roo: 224 Mexican pesos (approx $11 USD) per person to be paid in advance online at: http://www.visitax.gob.mx Proof of payment must be shown at the airport before your departure flight.

Please note: the order of the itinerary may change to 2 nights in Antigua Guatemala at the start of the tour and 1 night at the end of the tour. In all cases you will have 3 nights in Antigua Guatemala in total.

* Documentation of the in-trip flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** All-inclusive in the Riviera Maya ends with breakfast on the day of departure. If your outbound flight departs at 10:00 or before, you will not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day. Scheduled time for free beverages in all-inclusive hotels: 11:00 to 22:00. The breakfast included in the All-Inclusive program is an American-style breakfast. 

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    Visa is not required for stays less than 90 days.
  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colon
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 06:00
  • Other useful information
    Local emergency number: 128
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.visitcostarica.com/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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