31 days tour

Central American Journey: Rainforests & Ruins

This tour includes:


Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Your G for Good Moment: San Antonio Women's Pottery Cooperative and Local Lunch, San IgnacioYour G for Good Moment: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La LagunaYour G for Good Moment: Puesta del Sol Community Guesthouse Stay, Isla de OmetepeYour Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and GroupYour First Night Out Moment: Connect With New FriendsYour Discover Moment: Playa del CarmenYour Discover Moment: Caye CaulkerYour Discover Moment: Antigua GuatemalaYour Big Night Out Moment: Antigua GuatemalaYour Big Night Out Moment: GranadaYour Discover Moment: GranadaYour Discover Moment: MonteverdeYour Discover Moment: La Fortuna. Guided tour of Tikal. Orientation walks in Antigua, León, and Granada. Beach time in Caye Caulker and El Tunco. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Local bus, ferry, boat, private vehicle, taxi, walking.


Simple hotels/hostels (28 nts, most multi-share), homestay (3 nts).


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International flights are not included


Other activitiies and services are 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).


Tulum- Tulum Ruins VisitPlaya del Carmen- Cenote Visit (40-60USD per person)- Tequila Tasting (850-1100MXN per person)- Coco Bongo Disco and Show (90USD per person)Akumal- Akumal Beach Visit (20USD per person)Caye Caulker- ***Bike with Purpose Rental*** (1-30USD per person)- Hol Chan Marine Reserve Day Tour (90USD per person)- Sunset Sailing Boat Tour (60USD per person)- Fishing (250-450USD per person)Xunantunich- Xunantunich Visit (50USD per person)Caves Branch- Cave Tubing (90USD per person)Caracol- Caracol Ruins Tour (115USD per person)Barton Creek- Barton Creek Cave Canoeing (110USD per person)San Ignacio- Horseback Riding (75USD per person)Actun Tunichil Muknal- Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Visit (110USD per person)Rio Dulce- Scenic Boat Ride to Livingston (30USD per person)- Natural Hot Waterfall Visit (35USD per person)- Sunrise Monkey Kayak (20USD per person)- Horseback Riding (30USD per person)Antigua Guatemala- Salsa Lesson (10USD per person)- Cycling (30-50USD per person)- ChocoMuseo Tour and Workshop (24USD per person)- Finca Valhalla Visit (5-10USD per person)- Elizabeth Bell Walking Tour (25USD per person)- Acatenango Volcano Climb (50-89USD per person)- Massage (30-60USD per person)- Finca Filidelfia Coffee Tour (25USD per person)- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on CombosEscuintla- Pacaya Volcano Hike (59-79USD per person)Panajachel- MassageLago de Atitlán- Kayaking- SwimmingSan Juan La Laguna- ShoppingCopán- Copán Ruins Guided Tour (25USD per person)- Luna Jaguar Hot Springs Visit (50USD per person)Playa El Tunco- Surfing Lesson (60USD per person)Granada- Masaya Volcano Day Excursion (40USD per person)- Mi Museo Cultural Museum (5USD per person)- Hiking- Laguna de Apoyo Visit (35USD per person)Masaya- Market ExplorationIsla de Ometepe- Swimming (Free)- Hike Concepcíon Volcano (45USD per person)- Ometepe Island Cultural and Pre-Columbian Petroglyphs Tour (45USD per person)- Ojo de Agua (Swimming Hole) (10-15USD per person)Monteverde- Sky Walk- Monteverde Horseback Riding (45USD per person)- Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit (20USD per person)- Ziplining (60USD per person)- Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour (40USD per person)- Santa Elena Cloud Forest Visit (25-50USD per person)La Fortuna- Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle (149USD per person)- La Fortuna Waterfall Swim (20USD per person)- Horseback Riding (59USD per person)- Birdwatching- Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning (90USD per group)- Venado Caves Exploration (78USD per person)Arenal- ***Baldi*** (64USD per person)- Mountain Biking (79USD per person)- Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour (65USD per person)Sarapiquí- Sarapiqui River Rafting (99USD per person)

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Itinerary of your trip Central American Journey: Rainforests & Ruins

  • Day 1 Day 1: Playa Del Carmen
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Playa Del Carmen

      Arrive at any time. Head out tonight with your fellow travellers to 12th Street, where there’s tons of bars and clubs to choose from. Say cheers to new adventures with new friends!Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Accommodation: - Hotel 12 bees (or similar). Included Activities: - Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group - Connect With New Friends Additional Notes: Shuttles and buses from the Cancún airport are easy to find and reasonably priced. You can also take the public ADO bus that has departures every 30 minutes from the airport to Playa Del Carmen for approximately MX 176 ($10 USD).

  • Day 2 Day 2: Playa Del Carmen
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Playa Del Carmen

      Enjoy free time to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm or take a ferry to nearby Cozumel. Or just play in the waves and enjoy the beach.Start your holiday off with some hardcore relaxation. Enjoy a full day of free time to fill as you wish. Get your ruin on with a visit to Tulum perched atop the sea, explore the fish- and coral-filled seas around Cozumel on a scuba dive, go swimming in a cenote or at the beach, and save some energy for a night out on the town. Accommodation: - Hotel 12 bees (or similar).

  • Day 3 Day 3: Playa Del Carmen/Caye Caulker
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Playa Del Carmen/Caye Caulker

      Opt to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, go diving or just chill out, Belizean style.Mention Belize and you may conjure up visions of unbelievably clear blue waters, diving and snorkelling along the barrier reef and remarkable marine life. Belize also boasts huge swaths of jungle, ancient Mayan ruins, and above all, friendly, easygoing people. Belize is all this and much more! Accommodation: - Tropical Paradise Hotel (or similar). Transport: - First-class Bus 04:00 Hr(s) - Local bus: Santa Elena to Belize City 03:00 - 04:00 Hr(s) - Water Taxi 00:45 - 01:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Border Crossing (Mexico - Belize)


Tour leaving from Playa del Carmen

Get into the heart of the Rivera Maya, in Playa del Carmen. Thanks to its location in the coastal area of the Mexican Caribbean, it is excellent for any tourist who wants to enjoy its beautiful beaches, adventure activities and cosmopolitan life.

Experience Style

Experience Style


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.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level


This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating


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.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 18 / Max: 39

This experience is only available for adults within this age range.

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