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Volcano Trail: Waves & Local Ways

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17 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport
Transport
Local bus, boat, ferry, private vehicle, taxi, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Simple hotels/hostels (14 nts, most multi-share), community guesthouse (2 nts).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

You will visit

Antigua GuatemalaAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.San José

Trip Comfort

Basic

Age requirement

18 to 39 years old
From the laid-back vibes and waves of the Pacific Coast to tropical rainforests alive with jungle melodies, take the road less travelled on this trip through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica with other travellers your own age. This is one of our most exciting trips, filled with breathtaking scenery and a chance to experience local culture with a two-night community guesthouse stay on the island of Ometepe. Enjoy a blend of public and private transportation, which not only keeps costs down but also gives you a chance to really meet the locals.
Volcano Trail: Waves & Local Ways
Starts
Antigua Guatemala
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17 Days
Ends
San José

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Tonight, explore El Barrio, a vibrant market with many small bars and restaurants. Get to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks, and cheers to the adventures to come.
  • Cross the border to Honduras. Opt to soak in local hot springs in the jungle.
  • Free time in Copán. Opt to visit the ruins of Copán or explore the hills on horseback.
  • Cross the border into El Salvador and stay in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Don't forget to try the delicious pupusas, a local Salvadorian specialty.
  • Enjoy a free morning in Suchitoto before heading to the coast. The sunsets in this surfing town are stunning. Grab a cold drink and enjoy!
  • Enjoy a free day in this laidback beach town to take a surf lesson, eat fresh ceviche at the fish market in nearby La Libertad, visit the Tamanique waterfalls, or chill out with a beer in hand.
  • Set off early for a full day of travel by land and sea to Nicaragua, finishing up in colonial León with a brief orientation walk.
  • Journey to Granada and see its colourful colonial buildings on an orientation walk. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.
  • Free time to explore beautiful Granada's markets, buildings and museums. Opt to kayak in Lake Nicaragua or swim in Laguna de Apoyo.
  • Get to know local friends during a 2-night G Adventures-supported community guesthouse stay on Ometepe. Try the local cuisine and test out some language skills.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Enjoy free time to explore Ometepe. Opt to climb Volcano Concepción or Volcano Maderas, take a cultural tour, visit the beach at Santo Domingo, or visit el Ojo de Agua for a refreshing swim and lunch. You can also view pre-Columbian petroglyphs or the small museum of indigenous artifacts in Altagracia.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Take a ferry back to the mainland and cross the border into Costa Rica, finishing up in the cloudforest air of Monteverde.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Free day in Monteverde. Opt to visit a cloud forest reserve, fly through the jungle canopy via zipline, or tour a coffee plantation.
  • Transfer to La Fortuna along bumpy roads, then break up the journey with a peaceful boat ride on Lake Arenal before a short ride to the town.
  • Free time to enjoy the La Fortuna and Arenal area.
  • Journey through the mountains to the capital for a final night out.
  • Depart at any time.
Trip ID: jgs