59 days tour
Ultimate Central America
All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders.Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you are interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Mexico City - Leader-led orientation walkPuebla - Leader-led orientation walkLeader-led Informal Spanish LessonOaxaca - Leader-led orientation walkSan Cristobal de las Casas - Leader-led city tourMaya village - San Juan Chamula Church (Entrance Fee)Maya village - Zinacantan church (Entrance fee)Agua Azul waterfall - Visit with option to swim (Entrance fee)Palenque - Palenque Ruins (Entrance and Transport)Merida - Leader-led orientation walkChichen Itza Ruins - Entrance FeePlaya del Carmen - Leader-led orientation walkTulum - Leader-led orientation walkCaye Caulker - Leader-led orientation walkTikal National Park - Entrance feeChichicastenango MarketSan Jorge La Laguna - Traditional Maya HomestayPanajachel - Leader-led orientation walkAntigua - Leader-led walking tourSuchitoto - Leader led walking tourLeon - Leader led walking tourGranada - Leader-led walking tourMonteverde - Leader led walking tourLa Fortuna - Leader led walking tourSan Jose - Leader-led walking tourPuerto Viejo - Leader-led orientation bicycle rideBoquete - Leader-led orientation walkPanama City - Leader-led walk along part of the Cinta Costera (Causeway) including a visit to the Fish Market
Private vehicle,Public bus,Local bus,Overnight public bus,Taxi,Shared Boat,Ferry
The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.This itinerary includes basic accommodation, meaning access to elevators can be limited. Often rooms will be located on higher levels and luggage will need to be carried up and down stairs. We recommend packing light for this reason. For more information, refer to the "Packing" section of the Essential Trip Information. Hotel (47 nights),Overnight public bus (1 night),Multishare Hotel (1 night),Hotel with shared facilities (2 nights),Homestay (1 night),Lodge (2 nights),Cabins (2 nights) Hostel Multishare (2 nights)
Other activities and services not included
Flights are not included
Other activities and services not included
Insurance is not included. Travel insurance is required for this tour. Please make sure you are adequately covered. If you require travel insurance, TourRadar has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here (https://www.tourradar.com/travel-insurance).
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Itinerary of your trip Ultimate Central America
- Day 1 Day 1: Mexico City
Day 1: Mexico City
Bienvenidos a Mexico City! This is one of the world's largest urban centres, a bustling metropolis with so many influences, offering a huge variety of museums, galleries and architectural delights, along with pumping nightlife and unparalleled street food. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, but if you arrive early, perhaps head to the Zocalo – the massive central square – and check out the Aztec ruins and colonial architecture nearby. There are also plenty of parks, plazas and gardens to relax in and adjust to the Mexican way of life.Accommodation: Hotel
- Day 2 Day 2: Mexico City
Day 2: Mexico City
Wake up in Mexico City, ready for a leader-led walk to orientate yourself to the city. Pass by the Metropolitan Cathedral, Zocalo, National Palace, Bellas Artes, Paseo de la reforma and more. After exploring the main sights of Mexico’s capital, you sure would have worked up an appetite. For lunch, join your local leader on a ‘taco crawl’ around town to taste Mexico City’s delicious street-food staple, tacos al pastor, among plenty other delicious treats. After eating your way around the city, the rest of the day is free for you to explore as you wish. In the evening you could visit the famous Plaza Garibaldi or sip cocktails with your fellow travellers in one of the many trendy bars in the city, whatever takes your fancy.Accommodation: Hotel
- Day 3 Day 3: Puebla
Day 3: Puebla
Start the day with a visit to the community of San Pedro Tlahuac, home to Nahuatl descendants who keep their way of life alive. The community practices traditions from pre-Columbian times, including chinampa farming, fiestas and ancient ceremonies. After an included lunch, your group will head to the bus station in the late afternoon to catch a local bus to Puebla, and if you're the grazing type, make sure you bring some snacks along for the journey. The local buses in Mexico aren't the colourful school buses seen in other areas of Central America – most are comfortable, coach-style vehicles equipped with bathrooms. The air conditioning will be blasted often, so don't forget to bring a jacket. On arrival in Puebla, your leader will take you out for an orientation walk and run through some handy Spanish phrases to help you make the most of the days ahead. Put your newly learnt Spanish skills to the test with an evening visit to La Pasita bar, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste pasita – a sweet liqueur made of raisins in one of Puebla’s most famous bars. Salud!Accommodation: Hotel
Tour leaving from Mexico City
Mexico’s capital is one of the most populated cities around the world with more than 20 million residents. This city is home to centuries of history and culture, precisely this place was in its origins Tenochtitlán, capital of the great Mexica Empire.
There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.
This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.
You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.
There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.
Min: 15 / Max: 99
Age range allowed for this experience.
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