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Costa Rica
Guatemala

Costa Rica & Guatemala

Best of Central America Tour

Activities

  • Tikal: UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Central Acropolis

  •  Flores City 

  • Yaxhá

  • Stelae Plaza

  • Antigua City

  • Mayan Highlands

  • Chichicastenango's Market

  • Church of Santo Tomas

  • Lake Atitlan

  • Santander Street in Panajachel

  • Antigua

  • La Fortuna

  • Sky Adventures park

    • ​​Zip Lining

    • Sky Tram

  • Chocolate Farm Tour

  • Mistiko Park Hanging Bridges

  • Natural Hot Springs

  • Arenal Volcano

  • and Much More!

Inclusions

  • Airfare from LAX

  • Airport Transfers

  • Hotels

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches

  • Activities listed on itinerary

  • Private Transportation

  • Tour Guide

  • Tour Host

Price

$2,799 
 

per person (double occupancy) 

Single Occupancy Supplement: $499

Fine Print

  • You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible

  • $500 deposit per traveler required to secure airfare

  • Full payment due 90 days before the departure date and must be made by check

  • Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid

  • Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip.

  • No Covid Restrictions

  • Tips for local guides and bus driver are not included. 

Your Host: Camille Ostler

Camille Ostler Tour Host

February 24 - March 5, 2025

February 24 - fly to Guatemala non-stop from LAX

 

February 25

Get ready for an early morning adventure as you head to the airport for a domestic flight to Flores, Petén, where the ancient mysteries of the Mayan World await. Your destination is Tikal, an awe-inspiring archaeological site that holds immense historical importance. Upon arrival in Flores, you'll be enchanted by the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. At Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, your knowledgeable guide will lead you through a fascinating journey back in time. Discover the towering Temples I and II, which provide mesmerizing views from their summits. Explore the Central Acropolis, a remarkable complex of palaces and administrative buildings, and the enigmatic Lost World area, filled with mysteries yet to be fully unraveled. After a fulfilling morning of exploration, you'll savor a delicious lunch at the visitor's center, taking in the breathtaking scenery around you. The day will conclude with a transfer to the charming town of Flores, where you can unwind and reflect on the wonders you've witnessed.

 

February 26

As the sun rises on another adventurous day, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on a transfer to the archaeological site of Yaxhá. Nestled amidst the lush Petén rainforest, Yaxhá was once a grand ceremonial center of the ancient Maya civilization. With your guide by your side, you'll delve into the secrets of this historical gem. Marvel at the impressive twin pyramid complex, where ancient rituals and ceremonies were once held. Stroll through the Stelae Plaza, adorned with stone monuments bearing intricate inscriptions, providing insights into Maya history and culture. While exploring Yaxhá's remarkable structures and plazas, you'll also be enchanted by the rich wildlife and captivating sounds of the jungle. After a day full of discoveries, you'll return to Guatemala City and then continue your journey to the enchanting colonial city of Antigua.

 

February 27

Today's adventure takes you to the heart of the Mayan Highlands, where you'll experience the vibrant and bustling atmosphere of Chichicastenango's Market. The air will be filled with the vibrant colors of traditional clothing and handicrafts as local vendors proudly display their goods. You'll have the chance to immerse yourself in this lively marketplace, interacting with friendly locals, and exploring the array of unique products on offer. Amidst the market bustle, you'll visit the historic Church of Santo Tomas, a testament to the fascinating blend of Maya and Catholic traditions in the region. Afterward, your journey continues to the captivating shores of Lake Atitlan, one of the world's most beautiful lakes, surrounded by towering volcanoes. A scenic lunch by the lake will provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and contemplation. Later, you'll visit the lively Santander Street in Panajachel, offering an array of local crafts and souvenirs, before returning to the enchanting colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.

 

February 28

After a delightful breakfast, get ready to immerse yourself in the colonial charm and architectural splendor of Antigua Guatemala. Your exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city will take you to the heart of its historical center. Wander around the "Plaza Central," the central square where locals and visitors gather, surrounded by stunning colonial-era buildings. As you enter "The Cathedral," an impressive example of Baroque-style architecture, you'll be in awe of its ornate interiors and religious significance. The journey continues to "San Francisco Church," an iconic landmark boasting exquisite religious artwork and a serene courtyard. The "La Merced" convent, with its impressive yellow façade, awaits your discovery, showcasing colonial and Mudejar architectural influences. Stroll down the charming "Calle del Arco," a cobblestone street lined with colorful buildings, leading to the iconic Santa Catalina Arch. To delve deeper into Guatemala's cultural heritage, a visit to the "Museo del Jade" (Jade Museum) will introduce you to the country's connection with this precious gemstone. Transfer back to Guatemala City

 

March 1

Today take a quick flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. Next, journey to La Fortuna.

 

March 2

Get ready for an adventurous day at Sky Adventures park in Costa Rica! The morning offers a thrilling choice between zip lining through the lush rainforest canopy or taking a serene ride on a sky tram. Zip lining promises an adrenaline-fueled experience, with breathtaking views and the rush of wind, while the sky tram offers a more tranquil journey, allowing for peaceful appreciation of the natural surroundings. Whether seeking heart-pounding excitement or a leisurely ascent, both options promise unforgettable experiences amidst the beauty of Costa Rica's rainforest

This afternoon enjoy a chocolate farm tour! Cocoa is grown in Costa Rica, and yes, you will get to taste the chocolate!

March 3

This morning brings the promise of an extraordinary adventure at Mistiko Park, renowned for its breathtaking hanging bridges. Traverse several of these suspended wonders, each offering awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscape. Following a satisfying lunch, the afternoon unfolds with pure relaxation at Arenal's exclusive natural hot springs. Here, you'll luxuriate in the rejuvenating warmth, tapping into the natural energy emanating from the veins of the Arenal Volcano. It's a day poised for unforgettable experiences and tranquil indulgence amidst Costa Rica's natural wonders.

 

March 4

A leisurely morning awaits in La Fortuna, offering the perfect opportunity to explore at your own pace and soak up the charm of this vibrant town. Whether strolling through local markets, savoring delicious Costa Rican cuisine, or simply taking in the stunning scenery, there's plenty to enjoy. Later, journey back to San Jose, reflecting on the memories made and adventures experienced during your time in Costa Rica.

 

March 5

Today includes an early morning flight and welcome home!

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