Central America Explorer 2013
46 days with Intrepid Travel Rating:
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Days 1-2 Mexico City
Jump-start this adventure amid the thrilling contrasts of Mexico's capital, Mexico City.
Days 3-4 Puebla
Bargain at the bustling markets or hike through lush volcanic scenery in Mexico's Puebla.
Days 5-7 Oaxaca
From the worm in the mezcal bottle to chocolate grasshoppers, Oaxaca's cuisine is always an adventure.
Days 8-9 San Cristobal de las Casas
See it all, from the steamy lowlands to the sparkling Chiapas highlands.
Days 10-11 Palenque
Discover riotous wildlife, thick jungle and enchanting ruins.
Days 12-13 Merida
Opt to see Merida in a horse-drawn caleche or explore the ruins of Uxmal in this beautiful spot on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Days 14-15 Chichen Itza/ Playa del Carmen
Marvel at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or relax beachside at Playa del Carmen.
Days 16-17 Tulum
Catch sunset from the beachside ruins or relax on the white sands.
Days 18-19 Caye Caulker
Swim, dive or just chill on the beach in Belize's idyllic Caye Caulker.
Days 20-21 San Ignacio
From ruins and jungle walks to waterfalls and tubing, the wilds beckon. Relax in the beautiful surrounds before heading from San Ignacio to Tikal.
Days 22-23 Flores/ Tikal
Enjoy a slice of island life on Lake Peten Itza. Don't miss the ruins of Tikal.
Days 24-25 Rio Dulce
Explore a rubber plantation or go boating on the lake.
Day 26 Antigua
Grab a tamale and explore Antigua - from its volcanic outskirts to its cobblestone streets.
Days 27-28 San Jorge La Laguna/ Chichicastenango
Pick up traditional weaving or crafts at the famous markets. Spend time with a local family on a homestay in San Jorge.
Days 29-30 Antigua
Gaze over plumes of smoke rising from the Pacaya Volcano.
Days 31-32 Copan
Try to solve the mystery of this long-abandoned Mayan city.
Days 33-35 Roatan Island
Discover powdery shores lapped by crystal-blue waters - this is beachside bliss.
Day 36 Comayagua
Swap island life for the charm of Honduras' old capital.
Days 37-38 Granada
Explore the colonial buildings and wild volcanic landscape in Nicaragua's oldest city.
Days 39-40 Ometepe Island
Flanked by volcanic peaks rising from Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe is both beautiful and otherworldly.
Days 41-42 Monteverde
Go birdwatching, mountain biking or take a rainforest canopy walk.
Days 43-44 La Fortuna/ Arenal Volcano National Park
Rejuvenate weary limbs in hot springs overlooking glowing volcanoes.
Days 45-46 San Jose
Enjoy the buzz of San Jose and chat with locals in one of the city's many plazas.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
Enjoy a Central American odyssey on this adventure from the chaos of Mexicoâs capital to the heady heights of San Jose. Get acquainted with the local cultures, spectacular landscapes and fascinating histories as you explore the wealth of ancient ruins, spot the range of unusual wildlife, dive into the unique underwater worlds and relax on idyllic Caribbean beaches. Get to know the friendly locals and discover why Central America is an adventurer's delight on this epic overland adventure from Mexico to Costa Rica.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Highlights
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Hotel (42 nts)
Homestay (2 nts)
Overnight bus (1 nt)
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