Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Guatemala City, Guatemala City-San Jose-Miami
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 13 nights accommodations
- 3 nights Guatemala City
- 1 night Chichicastenango
- 2 nights San Jose
- 2 nights Arenal
- 2 nights Monteverde
- 3 nights Manuel Antonio
- Hotel porterage in Costa Rica
- All transfers
- 17 Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Tour of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit the colorful Indian Market and Church of Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango
- Excursion to Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America
- Tour downtown San Jose enjoying its many historical & architectural jewels
- Visit the artisan town of Sarchi and see artists in their workshops
- In Arenal, view the now-dormant conical shaped Arenal Volcano
- Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch
- Discover the dense vegetation in the stunning Monteverde Cloud Forest
- At Manuel Antonio, enjoy the beach and an exuberant tropical forest
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Passport information for all passengers traveling to Tikal must be submitted 30 days prior to departure.
Please note on Day 4, optional Full Day Tikal cannot be combined with Half Day Guatemala City Tour.
Zika Virus - Passengers are recommended to visit www.cdc.gov/zika/ for current information. CDC advises pregnant women to avoid travel to the countries visited in this itinerary.
Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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The Guatemala itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.
Join an optional tour to Tikal National Park, in the heart of the jungle of northern Guatemala to visit one the greatest Mayan ruins in Central America, You will be picked up early this morning for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the ancient Mayan City of Tikal, located at the center of the 222-square-mile park. An exhilarating jungle hike leads you through the ruins. Marvel at the impressive structures of this ancient civilization, visiting sites such as the Twin-Pyramid complex, the Lost World Complex, where the Great Pyramid is located, Temple III, the Palace of the Windows, the Great Plaza, the Pyramid of the Grand Jaguar, the Pyramid of the Masks, and the Palace of the Nobles. Have the opportunity to climb to the top of Pyramid IV, the highest of the Mayan pyramids, from which you will have a complete view of Tikal and its surrounding jungle. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.
Please note: this is a fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Tikal in a brief visit.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 13-14 hours.
|Day #4||16 Feb 2016 - 05 Jan 2018||$359.00|
This morning join a panoramic tour of Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala and the largest city in Central America. The tour begins with the city's civic center complex, home to the Guatemala Supreme Court, Ministry of Public Finance, and City Hall. Continue on to Central Plaza, also known as Constitution Plaza, at the heart of Guatemala City. Here, view the National Palace, one of the most important Guatemalan architectural achievements of the last century. Formerly the seat of the government, it is now a museum and venue for government affairs. From here, you will continue on to the Cathedral, built between 1782 and 1815. The cathedral houses some of the most important artistic treasures in the country. The tour also takes you through the residential and the business districts of the city to gain a full understanding of life in Guatemala City.
**Please note that the order of the above tour may vary
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #4||01 May 2010 - 05 Jan 2018||$27.00|
Enjoy the peaceful sights and the sounds of the rain forest as you quietly float down the Rio Frio near the Nicaraguan border. A professional guide will share educational and interesting facts about the plants and animals encountered on the float. This area is abundant with bird species, including the Snake-Bird, Wood Storks, and Olivaceous Cormorants,. Keep an eye out for the various monkey species, sloths, turtles, and caimans that live along the rivers banks. This tour also includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, along with regional fruit, juices, and coffee. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel.
This tour is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the hotel. Please bring sunscreen, hat, and light clothes.
Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2017 - 11 Jan 2019||$60.00|
Spend this evening relaxing in the renowned Hot Springs of Arenal. The family owned EcoTermales has four different pools ranging in temperature from 91 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounded by the local flora of the forest. Private and secluded, these hot springs are a great way to wind down after a long day of sightseeing. While there, enjoy an included home cooked traditional Costa Rican dinner.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jan 2017 - 11 Jan 2019||$54.00|
Join this exciting tour to see the rainforest in a whole new way. Cross through the unique Cloud Forest's canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zipline cable, maneuvering between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, making this extreme adventure one of the longest Zipline tours in the country.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking some distance through the forest between the Zipline cables. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5-3 hours.
|Day #9||16 Nov 2015 - 31 Jan 2019||$44.00|
Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.
It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity. For some, this activity may be considered strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.
Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
|Day #9||16 Nov 2015 - 31 Jan 2019||$27.00|
This morning, transfer to the Quepos dock where you will board your catamaran, the newest and largest in the country. The tour starts in Quepos at the Modern Marina Pez Vela, where this enormous catamaran is already warming up with live music, food and cold drinks. Head South around the coast and see Manuel Antonio National Park for a picturesque view of wildlife and vegetation. Feel free to relax in one of 2 Jacuzzis while enjoying the on board tropical bar and a delicious Costa Rican lunch. Also there is plenty of fun to be had on the two giant trampolines or race down the water cross slides from the second story of the catamaran. You will pass by panoramas adorned with islands, cliffs and rock formations. Drop anchor at Biesanz beach where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy sightings of colorful tropical fish in their natural habitat. A light lunch and drinks are included.
Suggested items to bring: sandals, sunblock, towel, swimsuit, and Dramamine (if prone to seasickness).
This tour may run in the afternoon depending upon the tides.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #11||01 Jan 2016 - 11 Jan 2018||$72.00|