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With destinations both world famous and wonderfully obscure, this extended journey features experiences and adventures that define Central America, then and now.

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With destinations both world famous and wonderfully obscure, this extended journey features experiences and adventures that define Central America, then and now.

For starters, think about: sandboarding down a volcanic slope, climbing ancient temples, venturing into untamed forests, cruising to tropical islands, hanging out in surf towns, soaking in thermal springs, enjoying hip colonial zones, and finding out what makes your chewing gum so chewy.

For food and drink experiences, go on a taco crawl, dine with indigenous families, sample street food, make your own chocolate, and visit a mezcal distillery and artisanal breweries.

Crossing borders from Mexico to Panama, you'll encounter 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. It will satisfy your every curiosity about Central America, if not tempt you to sell your stuff and move!

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58Days

$ 5699

International airfare to Central America not included

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What's included on this trip?

Inspirit trip leader

57 nights accommodation

All transportation

Explorer walks, cultural experiences, and activities as indicated

Culinary experiences as mentioned

Expert local team

Start country

Mexico

End country

Panama

Physical rating

Normal / Moderate

Group size

16 Maximum

Trip code

C-MXPAA

Minimum age

18

Maximum age

39

Your journey

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrivals into Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico and the incredible metropolis of Mexico City, a great starting point for your in-depth Meso-adventure! After checking into your hotel, set out as you please to get a taste of Mexico and a feel for what awaits in this epic, two-month journey. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get settled and give you suggestions as you step into the streets of the DF (Distrito Federal), as the locals call it…

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Welcome to Mexico and the incredible metropolis of Mexico City, a great starting point for your in-depth Meso-adventure! After checking into your hotel, set out as you please to get a taste of Mexico and a feel for what awaits in this epic, two-month journey. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get settled and give you suggestions as you step into the streets of the DF (Distrito Federal), as the locals call it. Tomorrow we fully launch our Central American adventures with a tour of Mexico City's must-see spots. And then we're off to experience the absolute best of Central America, both on and off the beaten path. Buckle up for your trip of a lifetime!

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Day 1 - Arrivals into Mexico City

Welcome to Mexico and the incredible metropolis of Mexico City, a great starting point for your in-depth Meso-adventure! After checking into your hotel, set out as you please to get a taste of Mexico and a feel for what awaits in this epic, two-month journey. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get settled and give you suggestions as you step into the streets of the DF (Distrito Federal), as the locals call it. Tomorrow we fully launch our Central American adventures with a tour of Mexico City's must-see spots. And then we're off to experience the absolute best of Central America, both on and off the beaten path. Buckle up for your trip of a lifetime!

Arrivals into Mexico City

Explore Mexico City and meet your Inspirit guide

Hotel Marlowe or Similar

Day 2 - Mexico City Explorer

Delve into Mexico's fascinating history and culture today on a wide-ranging tour of Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities with a history that reaches back long before the Spaniards arrived. Your Inspirit guide will lead you every step of the way as you visit the must-see sites of this metropolis with ancient roots, including the National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City’s famous Zocalo (city ce…

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Delve into Mexico's fascinating history and culture today on a wide-ranging tour of Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities with a history that reaches back long before the Spaniards arrived. Your Inspirit guide will lead you every step of the way as you visit the must-see sites of this metropolis with ancient roots, including the National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City’s famous Zocalo (city center), murals by renowned painter Diego Rivera, the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral, city government offices, and the ruins of the Aztec ceremonial center of Tenochtitlán next to the main plaza.

After this cultural immersion, the rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore, or indulge as you please. In the evening your guide will escort you on a mouth-watering Taco Crawl, a walking tour stopping at three traditional "taquerias," where you can sample different variations of this world-famous Mexican dish.

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Day 2 - Mexico City Explorer

Delve into Mexico's fascinating history and culture today on a wide-ranging tour of Mexico City, one of the world's biggest cities with a history that reaches back long before the Spaniards arrived. Your Inspirit guide will lead you every step of the way as you visit the must-see sites of this metropolis with ancient roots, including the National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City’s famous Zocalo (city center), murals by renowned painter Diego Rivera, the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral, city government offices, and the ruins of the Aztec ceremonial center of Tenochtitlán next to the main plaza.

After this cultural immersion, the rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore, or indulge as you please. In the evening your guide will escort you on a mouth-watering Taco Crawl, a walking tour stopping at three traditional "taquerias," where you can sample different variations of this world-famous Mexican dish.

Official Inspirit Welcome Meeting

Mexico City Explorer

Taco Crawl tour

Hotel Marlowe or similar

Day 3 - Teotihuacán & Puebla

This morning we venture to the majestic ruins of Teotihuacán, once the largest city of Mesoamerica featuring a complex of soaring pyramids rising over smaller platforms. Your Inspirit guide will take you back into the fascinating history if this mystical center, where a climb up the massive Pyramid of the Sun offers stunning panoramas. 

From the ruins, we continue to Puebla, …

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This morning we venture to the majestic ruins of Teotihuacán, once the largest city of Mesoamerica featuring a complex of soaring pyramids rising over smaller platforms. Your Inspirit guide will take you back into the fascinating history if this mystical center, where a climb up the massive Pyramid of the Sun offers stunning panoramas. 

From the ruins, we continue to Puebla, where we’ll check in to our hotel. Your Inspirit guide will lead you on a tour though the city center, with stops to admire the architecture of the impressive Puebla Cathedral, which dates to 1575, and the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the first public library in the Americas.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore and/or opt to have a blast and more than a few laughs at the folkloric and iconic Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) show.

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Day 3 - Teotihuacán & Puebla

This morning we venture to the majestic ruins of Teotihuacán, once the largest city of Mesoamerica featuring a complex of soaring pyramids rising over smaller platforms. Your Inspirit guide will take you back into the fascinating history if this mystical center, where a climb up the massive Pyramid of the Sun offers stunning panoramas. 

From the ruins, we continue to Puebla, where we’ll check in to our hotel. Your Inspirit guide will lead you on a tour though the city center, with stops to admire the architecture of the impressive Puebla Cathedral, which dates to 1575, and the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, the first public library in the Americas.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore and/or opt to have a blast and more than a few laughs at the folkloric and iconic Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) show.

Private transfer to Puebla via Teotihuacán ruins

Guided tour of Teotihuacán

Puebla City Explorer

Hotel Puebla Plaza or similar

Day 4 - Cholula City Explorer

Today's destination is the nearby town of Cholula, a 20-minute bus ride from Puebla. Cholula is best known as the site of the Great Pyramid, which is an ancient pre-historic temple with a Spanish church built on top. From the church and pyramid, enjoy a beautiful view of snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and its sibling, Iztaccíhuatl. Underneath the Great Pyramid, there’s an option to explore tunnels opened by arc…

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Today's destination is the nearby town of Cholula, a 20-minute bus ride from Puebla. Cholula is best known as the site of the Great Pyramid, which is an ancient pre-historic temple with a Spanish church built on top. From the church and pyramid, enjoy a beautiful view of snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and its sibling, Iztaccíhuatl. Underneath the Great Pyramid, there’s an option to explore tunnels opened by archaeologists, offering a fascinating insight into the temple’s construction.

We’ll stop at the local market to enjoy a few traditional Mexican dishes, like “cemitas” and “memalas Poblanas” (Pueblan-style sandwiches and tostadas) among other hidden gems.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore.

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Day 4 - Cholula City Explorer

Today's destination is the nearby town of Cholula, a 20-minute bus ride from Puebla. Cholula is best known as the site of the Great Pyramid, which is an ancient pre-historic temple with a Spanish church built on top. From the church and pyramid, enjoy a beautiful view of snow-capped Popocatépetl volcano and its sibling, Iztaccíhuatl. Underneath the Great Pyramid, there’s an option to explore tunnels opened by archaeologists, offering a fascinating insight into the temple’s construction.

We’ll stop at the local market to enjoy a few traditional Mexican dishes, like “cemitas” and “memalas Poblanas” (Pueblan-style sandwiches and tostadas) among other hidden gems.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore.

Transfer by local bus to Cholula

Cholula City Explorer

Sample the local specialties with lunch in Cholula's market

Hotel Puebla Plaza or similar

Day 5 - Overland to Oaxaca & City Explorer

Today we're off to vibrant Oaxaca. Culturally rich with 16 ethnic groups living in or around it, Oaxaca teems with tradition, art and handicrafts, and truly delicious food. 

After your hotel check-in, your Inspirit guide will lead you on a city tour, visiting the most important sites on the way to the unique market of Oaxaca. Knowing where to find all the market's hidden treas…

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Today we're off to vibrant Oaxaca. Culturally rich with 16 ethnic groups living in or around it, Oaxaca teems with tradition, art and handicrafts, and truly delicious food. 

After your hotel check-in, your Inspirit guide will lead you on a city tour, visiting the most important sites on the way to the unique market of Oaxaca. Knowing where to find all the market's hidden treasures, your guide will show you the different varieties of fruit, candy, and spices, including saffron and countless varieties of chilies. If you’re feeling adventurous, the famous Oaxacan cheese and “chapulines” (grasshoppers) are on offer! For plant eaters, of course there are many veggies and fruits available as well for equally mouthwatering experiences!

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Day 5 - Overland to Oaxaca & City Explorer

Today we're off to vibrant Oaxaca. Culturally rich with 16 ethnic groups living in or around it, Oaxaca teems with tradition, art and handicrafts, and truly delicious food. 

After your hotel check-in, your Inspirit guide will lead you on a city tour, visiting the most important sites on the way to the unique market of Oaxaca. Knowing where to find all the market's hidden treasures, your guide will show you the different varieties of fruit, candy, and spices, including saffron and countless varieties of chilies. If you’re feeling adventurous, the famous Oaxacan cheese and “chapulines” (grasshoppers) are on offer! For plant eaters, of course there are many veggies and fruits available as well for equally mouthwatering experiences!

Transfer to Oaxaca by public bus

Oaxaca City Explorer

Free time in Oaxaca

Hotel Casa Arnel or similar

Day 6 - Explore Oaxaca

Today is free for optional activities such as the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, or visiting an artisanal mezcal distillery. Other options include visiting the nearby national parks, or just soaking up the atmosphere of Oaxaca itself.

Day 6 - Explore Oaxaca

Today is free for optional activities such as the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, or visiting an artisanal mezcal distillery. Other options include visiting the nearby national parks, or just soaking up the atmosphere of Oaxaca itself.

Explore Oaxaca with optional activities

Hotel Casa Arnel or similar

Day 7 - Monte Alban Ruins & Explore Oaxaca

In the morning, we’ll visit the famous ruins of Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec city, and learn some of its history while enjoying stunning views of the scenic Oaxaca valley. 

You're on your own to explore the city the rest of the day — your guide can suggest fun things to do. 

Day 7 - Monte Alban Ruins & Explore Oaxaca

In the morning, we’ll visit the famous ruins of Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec city, and learn some of its history while enjoying stunning views of the scenic Oaxaca valley. 

You're on your own to explore the city the rest of the day — your guide can suggest fun things to do. 

Guided tour of Monte Alban ruins with transportation

Explore Oaxaca with optional activities

Inspirit dinner

Hotel Casa Arnel or Similar

Day 8 - Transfer to Chiapa de Corzo

Today we’ll say goodbye to Oaxaca and set out toward Chiapa de Corzo, located a short distance from the Chiapas state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Get acquainted with this charming little town, which is one of 83 Mexican communities that the government has designated a “Pueblo Mágico” — a recognition for a town’s natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklo…

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Today we’ll say goodbye to Oaxaca and set out toward Chiapa de Corzo, located a short distance from the Chiapas state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Get acquainted with this charming little town, which is one of 83 Mexican communities that the government has designated a “Pueblo Mágico” — a recognition for a town’s natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and hospitality. You'll see why when your Inspirit guide leads you on a walking tour of the town. 

This evening you are free to continue to explore on your own.

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Day 8 - Transfer to Chiapa de Corzo

Today we’ll say goodbye to Oaxaca and set out toward Chiapa de Corzo, located a short distance from the Chiapas state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

Get acquainted with this charming little town, which is one of 83 Mexican communities that the government has designated a “Pueblo Mágico” — a recognition for a town’s natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and hospitality. You'll see why when your Inspirit guide leads you on a walking tour of the town. 

This evening you are free to continue to explore on your own.

Private transfer to Chiapa de Corzo

Chiapa de Corzo City Explorer

Hotel La Ceiba or similar

Day 9 - Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal de las Casas Villages

Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast and then jump start your adventure with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon, with vertical walls rising over 3,000 ft (914 mts). We’ll be on the water before the peak visiting hours, increasing our chances of spotting some of the river’s local inhabitants, such as the river crocodile, the banded…

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Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast and then jump start your adventure with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon, with vertical walls rising over 3,000 ft (914 mts). We’ll be on the water before the peak visiting hours, increasing our chances of spotting some of the river’s local inhabitants, such as the river crocodile, the banded Yucatán gecko or the great curassow. 

Afterward we’ll make our way to the colonial city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Dive right into Mexico as we use local transport for this section: a great way to experience the real Mexico! Settle in and grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries, cafes or restaurants.

In the afternoon we’ll visit the indigenous villages of Chamula and Zinacantan, which embrace centuries-old tradition. Experience indigenous language and customs, fascinating churches, and colorful markets. 

Evenings in the Mexican highlands can get a little chilly, so we’ll visit a local “chocolateria,” where you can sample a delicious warm chocolate/rice-milk drink “champurrado.” 

For dinner, enjoy some fantastic Mexican cuisine at any of the excellent, traditional restaurants and eateries in San Cristobal de las Casas (your Inspirit guide will make recommendations), and get a taste of the local nightlife.

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Day 9 - Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal de las Casas Villages

Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast and then jump start your adventure with an excursion to the awe-inspiring Sumidero Canyon, with vertical walls rising over 3,000 ft (914 mts). We’ll be on the water before the peak visiting hours, increasing our chances of spotting some of the river’s local inhabitants, such as the river crocodile, the banded Yucatán gecko or the great curassow. 

Afterward we’ll make our way to the colonial city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. Dive right into Mexico as we use local transport for this section: a great way to experience the real Mexico! Settle in and grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries, cafes or restaurants.

In the afternoon we’ll visit the indigenous villages of Chamula and Zinacantan, which embrace centuries-old tradition. Experience indigenous language and customs, fascinating churches, and colorful markets. 

Evenings in the Mexican highlands can get a little chilly, so we’ll visit a local “chocolateria,” where you can sample a delicious warm chocolate/rice-milk drink “champurrado.” 

For dinner, enjoy some fantastic Mexican cuisine at any of the excellent, traditional restaurants and eateries in San Cristobal de las Casas (your Inspirit guide will make recommendations), and get a taste of the local nightlife.

Boat tour of Sumidero Canyon

Tour indigenous towns of Chamula and Zinacantan

Chocolate tasting experience

Hotel Casa Margarita or similar

Day 10 - Agua Azul & Mixol Ha

Start early today for your journey to Palenque, a small town situated near one of Mexico's most fascinating archaeological sites. A few hours into the ride, visit the scenic waterfalls of Agua Azul (azure water), a series of crystal pools and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by jungle-shrouded mountain slopes. Hop in for a swim, or hike down a forest trail, or both! 

The experie…

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Start early today for your journey to Palenque, a small town situated near one of Mexico's most fascinating archaeological sites. A few hours into the ride, visit the scenic waterfalls of Agua Azul (azure water), a series of crystal pools and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by jungle-shrouded mountain slopes. Hop in for a swim, or hike down a forest trail, or both! 

The experience continues with a stop at the larger Mixol Ha waterfalls, boasting a spectacular 120-ft (36-mt) drop of cascading water. 

We'll arrive in Palenque in the evening. Chill out in the pool of your hotel until it's time to meet the others to make evening plans.

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Day 10 - Agua Azul & Mixol Ha

Start early today for your journey to Palenque, a small town situated near one of Mexico's most fascinating archaeological sites. A few hours into the ride, visit the scenic waterfalls of Agua Azul (azure water), a series of crystal pools and tumbling waterfalls surrounded by jungle-shrouded mountain slopes. Hop in for a swim, or hike down a forest trail, or both! 

The experience continues with a stop at the larger Mixol Ha waterfalls, boasting a spectacular 120-ft (36-mt) drop of cascading water. 

We'll arrive in Palenque in the evening. Chill out in the pool of your hotel until it's time to meet the others to make evening plans.

Private transfer to Palenque via Agua Azul & Mixol Ha

Agua Azul & Mixol Ha waterfalls

Hotel Villa Xibalba or similar

Day 11 - Tour Palenque Archaeological Site

This morning set out with your guide for a fascinating visit to the mystical archaeological site of Palenque. Situated within dense rainforest, Palenque’s temples rise majestically above the jungle canopy, and symbolize the might and majesty of the Maya civilization during its classic period. 

Inside the ruins your guide will explain the mysterious history of the sprawling a…

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This morning set out with your guide for a fascinating visit to the mystical archaeological site of Palenque. Situated within dense rainforest, Palenque’s temples rise majestically above the jungle canopy, and symbolize the might and majesty of the Maya civilization during its classic period. 

Inside the ruins your guide will explain the mysterious history of the sprawling ancient city and trek down to the museum where you can see a replica of the tomb of the King Pakal.

After touring the archaeological site, we have a long transfer to Mérida in private transportation, stopping along the way at the beach with free time for lunch.

We’ll arrive in Mérida this evening.

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Day 11 - Tour Palenque Archaeological Site

This morning set out with your guide for a fascinating visit to the mystical archaeological site of Palenque. Situated within dense rainforest, Palenque’s temples rise majestically above the jungle canopy, and symbolize the might and majesty of the Maya civilization during its classic period. 

Inside the ruins your guide will explain the mysterious history of the sprawling ancient city and trek down to the museum where you can see a replica of the tomb of the King Pakal.

After touring the archaeological site, we have a long transfer to Mérida in private transportation, stopping along the way at the beach with free time for lunch.

We’ll arrive in Mérida this evening.

Short transfer by public bus to Palenque site

Palenque archaeological site tour

Private transfer to Mérida

Hotel Maria Jose or similar

Day 12 - Mérida City Explorer

Today we have a free day to explore the city or take some optional tours, including a visit to the ruins of Uxmal, another great Mayan archaeological site, the flamingo sanctuary of Celestún (best from Jan-Apr), or nearby cenotes (natural groundwater-filled sinkholes) to swim and explore.

In the late afternoon when the temperatures die down, join your guide for a city explorer…

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Today we have a free day to explore the city or take some optional tours, including a visit to the ruins of Uxmal, another great Mayan archaeological site, the flamingo sanctuary of Celestún (best from Jan-Apr), or nearby cenotes (natural groundwater-filled sinkholes) to swim and explore.

In the late afternoon when the temperatures die down, join your guide for a city explorer tour of the historic center. Mérida’s atmosphere is great, and you’ll visit the park of Santa Lucia where you can enjoy the local tradition of music and folkloric dances. Soak up the culture and history of this attractive colonial city.

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Day 12 - Mérida City Explorer

Today we have a free day to explore the city or take some optional tours, including a visit to the ruins of Uxmal, another great Mayan archaeological site, the flamingo sanctuary of Celestún (best from Jan-Apr), or nearby cenotes (natural groundwater-filled sinkholes) to swim and explore.

In the late afternoon when the temperatures die down, join your guide for a city explorer tour of the historic center. Mérida’s atmosphere is great, and you’ll visit the park of Santa Lucia where you can enjoy the local tradition of music and folkloric dances. Soak up the culture and history of this attractive colonial city.

Explore Mérida with optional activities

Mérida City Explorer

Hotel Maria Jose or similar

Day 13 - Chichen Itza & Maya village

Leave early to experience the stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá, perhaps the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. Follow your guide to the site's most important sites, most notably the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, which rises 79 ft (24 mts) above the Great Plaza. Also stroll through the Great Ball Court, which is the largest Mayan ball court in Mesoamerica. Read more

Leave early to experience the stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá, perhaps the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. Follow your guide to the site's most important sites, most notably the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, which rises 79 ft (24 mts) above the Great Plaza. Also stroll through the Great Ball Court, which is the largest Mayan ball court in Mesoamerica. 

Another unforgettable experience follows as we head back on the road toward the hidden Mayan community of Pac Chen. A short hike takes us to a secluded cenote, and after dark we’ll grab our flashlights and head out for a Creatures of the Night jungle walk.

We’ll stay overnight in the community, and enjoy a local dinner with our friendly Yucatec Maya hosts as the locals share their stories about their culture and community.

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Day 13 - Chichen Itza & Maya village

Leave early to experience the stunning ruins of Chichén Itzá, perhaps the most famous of all the great Mayan cities. Follow your guide to the site's most important sites, most notably the iconic Temple of Kukulkan, which rises 79 ft (24 mts) above the Great Plaza. Also stroll through the Great Ball Court, which is the largest Mayan ball court in Mesoamerica. 

Another unforgettable experience follows as we head back on the road toward the hidden Mayan community of Pac Chen. A short hike takes us to a secluded cenote, and after dark we’ll grab our flashlights and head out for a Creatures of the Night jungle walk.

We’ll stay overnight in the community, and enjoy a local dinner with our friendly Yucatec Maya hosts as the locals share their stories about their culture and community.

Private transfer to Maya Village via Chichen Itza ruins

Chichen Itza archaeological site tour

Maya village experience with dinner

Community stay overnight

Day 14 - Playa del Carmen

A delicious traditional Mayan breakfast awaits us for our start of the day. Visit the local insect museum, then say goodbye to our village hosts. We leave good hearted as we are aware that tourism has become an important source of income of this community and a way to preserve their natural and cultural heritage. We are grateful to be part of this.

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A delicious traditional Mayan breakfast awaits us for our start of the day. Visit the local insect museum, then say goodbye to our village hosts. We leave good hearted as we are aware that tourism has become an important source of income of this community and a way to preserve their natural and cultural heritage. We are grateful to be part of this.

We’ll head out toward Playa del Carmen and get to the beach in time for afternoon optional excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving or taking the ferry over to Cozumel Island. Another great option is to just hang out at the beach and enjoy a siesta.

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Day 14 - Playa del Carmen

A delicious traditional Mayan breakfast awaits us for our start of the day. Visit the local insect museum, then say goodbye to our village hosts. We leave good hearted as we are aware that tourism has become an important source of income of this community and a way to preserve their natural and cultural heritage. We are grateful to be part of this.

We’ll head out toward Playa del Carmen and get to the beach in time for afternoon optional excursions such as snorkeling, scuba diving or taking the ferry over to Cozumel Island. Another great option is to just hang out at the beach and enjoy a siesta.

Breakfast at homestay

Private transfer to Playa del Carmen

Explore Playa del Carmen with optional activities

Hotel Playa del Carmen or similar

Day 15 - Explore Playa del Carmen

Spend today in or around Playa del Carmen doing as much or as little as you like! Enjoy the beach, go snorkeling, or have fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Side trips to Cozumel Island or the Rio Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices.

Day 15 - Explore Playa del Carmen

Spend today in or around Playa del Carmen doing as much or as little as you like! Enjoy the beach, go snorkeling, or have fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Side trips to Cozumel Island or the Rio Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices.

Explore Playa del Carmen with optional activities

Hotel Playa del Carmen or similar

Day 16 - Tulum Explorer

Enjoy most of the day in Playa del Carmen, hitting the beach, going snorkeling, or having fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Excursions to Cozumel Island and the Río Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices. 

In the afternoon, we’ll hop on a bus and head to Tulum, a laid-back little town with a great beach, and a fun, h…

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Enjoy most of the day in Playa del Carmen, hitting the beach, going snorkeling, or having fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Excursions to Cozumel Island and the Río Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices. 

In the afternoon, we’ll hop on a bus and head to Tulum, a laid-back little town with a great beach, and a fun, hip atmosphere. Your Inspirit guide will show you around town this evening, and help you find some good dining options for an authentic Mexican dinner.

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Day 16 - Tulum Explorer

Enjoy most of the day in Playa del Carmen, hitting the beach, going snorkeling, or having fun exploring the shops and cafés downtown. Excursions to Cozumel Island and the Río Secreto cenote (swimming or scuba diving in an underground river) are popular choices. 

In the afternoon, we’ll hop on a bus and head to Tulum, a laid-back little town with a great beach, and a fun, hip atmosphere. Your Inspirit guide will show you around town this evening, and help you find some good dining options for an authentic Mexican dinner.

Explore Playa del Carmen with optional activities

Transfer to Tulum by public bus

Evening City Explorer and night out in Tulum

Hotel Nicte-Ha or similar

Day 17 - Tulum Maya Ruins

Hop on a beach cruiser bike to ride the sandy streets a short distance to the dazzling Mayan ruins of Tulum. Perched on a natural outcropping of rock overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum offers one of the most impressive and picturesque settings of any of the Mayan ruins.

Back in town, opt for additional activities like snorkeling or visiting one of the …

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Hop on a beach cruiser bike to ride the sandy streets a short distance to the dazzling Mayan ruins of Tulum. Perched on a natural outcropping of rock overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum offers one of the most impressive and picturesque settings of any of the Mayan ruins.

Back in town, opt for additional activities like snorkeling or visiting one of the cenotes nearby to swim in the crystalline waters of a natural underground river. Or just stroll through town, savoring the town's vibe and waterfront setting.

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Day 17 - Tulum Maya Ruins

Hop on a beach cruiser bike to ride the sandy streets a short distance to the dazzling Mayan ruins of Tulum. Perched on a natural outcropping of rock overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Tulum offers one of the most impressive and picturesque settings of any of the Mayan ruins.

Back in town, opt for additional activities like snorkeling or visiting one of the cenotes nearby to swim in the crystalline waters of a natural underground river. Or just stroll through town, savoring the town's vibe and waterfront setting.

Tulum archaeological site tour

Free afternoon in Tulum

Hotel Nicte-Ha or similar

Day 18 - Overland to Belize, Caye Caulker

We continue southbound today, crossing the border into the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize. In Belize City, climb aboard a water taxi for a bouncy cruise to the lively island of Caye Caulker.

Upon arrival, your Inspirit guide will show you around the lazy, sandy streets. Soak up the Belizean island atmosphere in the famous area called the split, a tiny division between the nor…

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We continue southbound today, crossing the border into the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize. In Belize City, climb aboard a water taxi for a bouncy cruise to the lively island of Caye Caulker.

Upon arrival, your Inspirit guide will show you around the lazy, sandy streets. Soak up the Belizean island atmosphere in the famous area called the split, a tiny division between the northern and southern parts of the island, where the best sunsets can be experienced!

Dive into the Caye Caulker nightlife along its bustling main street for plenty of music, dancing, food, and drinks.

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Day 18 - Overland to Belize, Caye Caulker

We continue southbound today, crossing the border into the tiny Caribbean nation of Belize. In Belize City, climb aboard a water taxi for a bouncy cruise to the lively island of Caye Caulker.

Upon arrival, your Inspirit guide will show you around the lazy, sandy streets. Soak up the Belizean island atmosphere in the famous area called the split, a tiny division between the northern and southern parts of the island, where the best sunsets can be experienced!

Dive into the Caye Caulker nightlife along its bustling main street for plenty of music, dancing, food, and drinks.

Transfer to Belize City by public bus

Water taxi to Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Explorer

Hotel China Town or similar

Day 19 - Explore Caye Caulker

Today is free for optional activities such as snorkeling excursions to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, where you can swim with docile nurse sharks and stingrays amid an array of corals and other colorful marine life. Staying on the island, you can go kite surfing, check out shops and cafés, or just lounge in a hammock and soak up the warm, Caribbean atmosphere.

Day 19 - Explore Caye Caulker

Today is free for optional activities such as snorkeling excursions to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, where you can swim with docile nurse sharks and stingrays amid an array of corals and other colorful marine life. Staying on the island, you can go kite surfing, check out shops and cafés, or just lounge in a hammock and soak up the warm, Caribbean atmosphere.

Explore Caye Caulker with optional activities

Hotel China Town or similar

Day 20 - Adventure-Central Belize

Say goodbye to the island today as you jump in a water taxi back to Belize City, and then hop aboard a local bus to Belize’s Cayo District and its main town, San Ignacio. Lighten your load as we check into our hotel, and go out for salbutes and garnaches – ever heard of them? We’ll have the opportunity to try these and other delicious local dishes of Maya Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

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Say goodbye to the island today as you jump in a water taxi back to Belize City, and then hop aboard a local bus to Belize’s Cayo District and its main town, San Ignacio. Lighten your load as we check into our hotel, and go out for salbutes and garnaches – ever heard of them? We’ll have the opportunity to try these and other delicious local dishes of Maya Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

In the afternoon, your Inspirit guide will take you to the small Maya archaeological site of Cahal Pech.  Enjoy views all the way into the Maya Mountains and to neighboring Guatemala.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or even the Macal River, before later exploring downtown with its pedestrian-only main street, lively atmosphere, local restaurants and bars.

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Day 20 - Adventure-Central Belize

Say goodbye to the island today as you jump in a water taxi back to Belize City, and then hop aboard a local bus to Belize’s Cayo District and its main town, San Ignacio. Lighten your load as we check into our hotel, and go out for salbutes and garnaches – ever heard of them? We’ll have the opportunity to try these and other delicious local dishes of Maya Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

In the afternoon, your Inspirit guide will take you to the small Maya archaeological site of Cahal Pech.  Enjoy views all the way into the Maya Mountains and to neighboring Guatemala.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or even the Macal River, before later exploring downtown with its pedestrian-only main street, lively atmosphere, local restaurants and bars.

Transfer to San Ignacio by water taxi & public bus

"Salbutes" tasting & local lunch

Tour Cahal Pech ruins

Midas Tropical Resort or similar

Day 21 - Explore San Ignacio

Today is free for optional activities in and around San Ignacio, Belize’s inland jump-off point for adventure. Popular activities include caving, inner tubing, visiting waterfalls, and horseback riding. The fascinating Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave comes highly recommended — a river runs through its amazing limestone cavern, leading to an ancient Mayan burial site.

Day 21 - Explore San Ignacio

Today is free for optional activities in and around San Ignacio, Belize’s inland jump-off point for adventure. Popular activities include caving, inner tubing, visiting waterfalls, and horseback riding. The fascinating Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave comes highly recommended — a river runs through its amazing limestone cavern, leading to an ancient Mayan burial site.

Explore San Ignacio with optional activities

Venus Hotel or similar

Day 22 - Explore San Ignacio

Enjoy more optional activities today, maybe taking a jungle trek along the forest-draped Macal River, or exploring San Ignacio's lively downtown area, where you can venture into the market, shops, restaurants, and more. From here you can easily reach the Cayo District's many tempting destinations. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get the most of the day.

Day 22 - Explore San Ignacio

Enjoy more optional activities today, maybe taking a jungle trek along the forest-draped Macal River, or exploring San Ignacio's lively downtown area, where you can venture into the market, shops, restaurants, and more. From here you can easily reach the Cayo District's many tempting destinations. Your Inspirit guide will be happy to help you get the most of the day.

Explore San Ignacio with optional activities

Venus Hotel or similar

Day 23 - Tikal National Park & Uaxactún Tented Camp

After breakfast, we'll be crossing the border into Guatemala, the land of eternal spring! Our first stop is one of the best known and most magical of Mayan archaeological sites: Tikal. Explore the ancient ruins, following in the footsteps of Mayan elites, as you discover truly breathtaking temples soaring high above the lush jungle canopy.

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After breakfast, we'll be crossing the border into Guatemala, the land of eternal spring! Our first stop is one of the best known and most magical of Mayan archaeological sites: Tikal. Explore the ancient ruins, following in the footsteps of Mayan elites, as you discover truly breathtaking temples soaring high above the lush jungle canopy.

From Tikal, climb aboard a local bus to venture deeper into the jungle, to the remote Mayan community of Uaxactún, which surrounds ruins of the same name. En route we stop at an amazing lookout point with views over endless miles of jungle. Even the main temples of Tikal can be seen in the distance!

Our glamping experience of a lifetime follows as you stay overnight among temples in a tented camp within the Uaxactún ruins. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner prepared by a local family and served at the site's astrological complex. Afterward, follow your guide on a nighttime jungle walk, searching for nocturnal wildlife such as owls, bats, possums, and strange insects that only come out at night.

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Day 23 - Tikal National Park & Uaxactún Tented Camp

After breakfast, we'll be crossing the border into Guatemala, the land of eternal spring! Our first stop is one of the best known and most magical of Mayan archaeological sites: Tikal. Explore the ancient ruins, following in the footsteps of Mayan elites, as you discover truly breathtaking temples soaring high above the lush jungle canopy.

From Tikal, climb aboard a local bus to venture deeper into the jungle, to the remote Mayan community of Uaxactún, which surrounds ruins of the same name. En route we stop at an amazing lookout point with views over endless miles of jungle. Even the main temples of Tikal can be seen in the distance!

Our glamping experience of a lifetime follows as you stay overnight among temples in a tented camp within the Uaxactún ruins. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner prepared by a local family and served at the site's astrological complex. Afterward, follow your guide on a nighttime jungle walk, searching for nocturnal wildlife such as owls, bats, possums, and strange insects that only come out at night.

Private and public transportation to Uaxactún via Tikal National Park

Guided tour of Tikal ruins

Special dinner in the ruins & Creatures of the Night walk

Uaxactún Tented Camp

Day 24 - Uaxactún Maya Community & Flores Island

Early risers can take part in sunrise birding and wildlife spotting, bright and early when the jungle stirs to life. For all others, after breakfast at the campsite, we explore the ancient Mayan temples and present-day community. Uaxactún was once a main producer of chewing gum (“chicle”); the old Wrigley's airstrip divides the village and ruins. To this day, chewing gum production continues, and the community also…

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Early risers can take part in sunrise birding and wildlife spotting, bright and early when the jungle stirs to life. For all others, after breakfast at the campsite, we explore the ancient Mayan temples and present-day community. Uaxactún was once a main producer of chewing gum (“chicle”); the old Wrigley's airstrip divides the village and ruins. To this day, chewing gum production continues, and the community also sustainably farms and exports ornamental plants from the surrounding jungle.

After lunch we ride in open pickup trucks back to Tikal, and by shuttle to Flores Island. Flores is located in Lake Petén Itzá, the second-largest lake of Guatemala. Enjoy the charming little island town with an orientation walk with your guide. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the island. Your guide will recommend restaurants and cafés.

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Day 24 - Uaxactún Maya Community & Flores Island

Early risers can take part in sunrise birding and wildlife spotting, bright and early when the jungle stirs to life. For all others, after breakfast at the campsite, we explore the ancient Mayan temples and present-day community. Uaxactún was once a main producer of chewing gum (“chicle”); the old Wrigley's airstrip divides the village and ruins. To this day, chewing gum production continues, and the community also sustainably farms and exports ornamental plants from the surrounding jungle.

After lunch we ride in open pickup trucks back to Tikal, and by shuttle to Flores Island. Flores is located in Lake Petén Itzá, the second-largest lake of Guatemala. Enjoy the charming little island town with an orientation walk with your guide. The rest of the evening is free for you to explore the island. Your guide will recommend restaurants and cafés.

Uaxactún Past & Present ruins and community tour

Public and private transportation to Flores

Flores City Explorer

Hotel Casona de la Isla or similar

Day 25 - Overland to Lanquin Village via Ceibal Ruins

Settle in for a long day of travel, enjoying the scenic flatlands and rolling limestone mountains. En route we visit the pre-classic Mayan site of Ceibal, situated on the shores of La Pasión River, once an important Mayan trading route. 

Back on the road, roughly halfway, make a lunch stop and take a refreshing dip in a deep blue stream, where rope swings and inner tubes make…

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Settle in for a long day of travel, enjoying the scenic flatlands and rolling limestone mountains. En route we visit the pre-classic Mayan site of Ceibal, situated on the shores of La Pasión River, once an important Mayan trading route. 

Back on the road, roughly halfway, make a lunch stop and take a refreshing dip in a deep blue stream, where rope swings and inner tubes make it fun experience!

Upon arrival at Lanquín, chill out at your lodge in the evening and explore the charming little town by night.

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Day 25 - Overland to Lanquin Village via Ceibal Ruins

Settle in for a long day of travel, enjoying the scenic flatlands and rolling limestone mountains. En route we visit the pre-classic Mayan site of Ceibal, situated on the shores of La Pasión River, once an important Mayan trading route. 

Back on the road, roughly halfway, make a lunch stop and take a refreshing dip in a deep blue stream, where rope swings and inner tubes make it fun experience!

Upon arrival at Lanquín, chill out at your lodge in the evening and explore the charming little town by night.

Private transfer to Lanquin

Guided tour of Ceibal ruins

Lanquin Village Explorer at dusk

El Retiro Lodge or similar

Day 26 - Semuc Champey Natural Wonder

Today your adventure begins in back of a pickup truck with panoramic views of hills and river valleys en route to Semuc Champey National Monument. One of the most spectacular natural formations in Latin Amercia, Semuc Champey (Maya for “where the river hides under the stones”) is formed by a natural limestone bridge under which the powerful Rio Cahabón flows.

Follow your guide on a strenuous jungle trail (optiona…

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Today your adventure begins in back of a pickup truck with panoramic views of hills and river valleys en route to Semuc Champey National Monument. One of the most spectacular natural formations in Latin Amercia, Semuc Champey (Maya for “where the river hides under the stones”) is formed by a natural limestone bridge under which the powerful Rio Cahabón flows.

Follow your guide on a strenuous jungle trail (optional) to a breathtaking lookout point featuring stunning views of the pools and surrounding mountains. After the visual feast, reward yourself with a swim in the cool, crystalline waters and marvel in the surreal setting that surrounds you. On the way back, visit an indigenous family to learn how to roast cacao beans and make your own delicious chocolate, a hands-on experience that supports local families!

Arrive in Lanquín in time to explore the nearby limestone cave system, and watch thousands of fruit bats flutter out of the gaping formations as night falls.

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Day 26 - Semuc Champey Natural Wonder

Today your adventure begins in back of a pickup truck with panoramic views of hills and river valleys en route to Semuc Champey National Monument. One of the most spectacular natural formations in Latin Amercia, Semuc Champey (Maya for “where the river hides under the stones”) is formed by a natural limestone bridge under which the powerful Rio Cahabón flows.

Follow your guide on a strenuous jungle trail (optional) to a breathtaking lookout point featuring stunning views of the pools and surrounding mountains. After the visual feast, reward yourself with a swim in the cool, crystalline waters and marvel in the surreal setting that surrounds you. On the way back, visit an indigenous family to learn how to roast cacao beans and make your own delicious chocolate, a hands-on experience that supports local families!

Arrive in Lanquín in time to explore the nearby limestone cave system, and watch thousands of fruit bats flutter out of the gaping formations as night falls.

Pick-up truck transfer to Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey National Monument tour

Artisanal chocolate workshop

El Retiro Lodge or similar

Day 27 - Quetzal Biotope, Overland to Antigua

We’ll get an early start this morning on our second and last long day of travel. Guatemala’s Spanish colonial gem, Antigua Guatemala, awaits us! En route we stop at the Quetzal Biotope, nestled in a section of pristine cloud forest, where with some luck we can see the Guatemalan national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, and other avian species.

Upon arrival in Antigua, your …

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We’ll get an early start this morning on our second and last long day of travel. Guatemala’s Spanish colonial gem, Antigua Guatemala, awaits us! En route we stop at the Quetzal Biotope, nestled in a section of pristine cloud forest, where with some luck we can see the Guatemalan national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, and other avian species.

Upon arrival in Antigua, your Inspirit guide will provide a crash course about this fascinating place, give you suggestions about restaurants and night life, and help you arrange any optional activities for the next day.

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Day 27 - Quetzal Biotope, Overland to Antigua

We’ll get an early start this morning on our second and last long day of travel. Guatemala’s Spanish colonial gem, Antigua Guatemala, awaits us! En route we stop at the Quetzal Biotope, nestled in a section of pristine cloud forest, where with some luck we can see the Guatemalan national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, and other avian species.

Upon arrival in Antigua, your Inspirit guide will provide a crash course about this fascinating place, give you suggestions about restaurants and night life, and help you arrange any optional activities for the next day.

Private transfer to Antigua Guatemala via Quetzal Biotope

Quetzal Biotope cloud forest hike

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 28 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to explore the scenic town on your own or to enjoy whatever optional activities appeal to you.  We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and then take a nighttime stroll along Anti…

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Most of the day is reserved for you to explore the scenic town on your own or to enjoy whatever optional activities appeal to you.  We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and then take a nighttime stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell evening/night.

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Day 28 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to explore the scenic town on your own or to enjoy whatever optional activities appeal to you.  We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and then take a nighttime stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell evening/night.

Explore Antigua Guatemala with optional activities

Antigua "Streets & Easts" street-food tasting tour

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 29 - Explore Antigua Guatemala

Finish your to-do list in Antigua with another free day today! Venture into historic buildings preserved in their disarray after the disastrous earthquake of 1773; refresh at a breezy café; wander through the colorful farmer's market (check out the fresh flowers for a real-time Diego Rivera moment); climb the scenic hill overlooking town; or book a side trip to a nearby destination. Your Inspirit guide knows all of Ant…

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Finish your to-do list in Antigua with another free day today! Venture into historic buildings preserved in their disarray after the disastrous earthquake of 1773; refresh at a breezy café; wander through the colorful farmer's market (check out the fresh flowers for a real-time Diego Rivera moment); climb the scenic hill overlooking town; or book a side trip to a nearby destination. Your Inspirit guide knows all of Antigua's secrets and will be glad to help you choose.

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Day 29 - Explore Antigua Guatemala

Finish your to-do list in Antigua with another free day today! Venture into historic buildings preserved in their disarray after the disastrous earthquake of 1773; refresh at a breezy café; wander through the colorful farmer's market (check out the fresh flowers for a real-time Diego Rivera moment); climb the scenic hill overlooking town; or book a side trip to a nearby destination. Your Inspirit guide knows all of Antigua's secrets and will be glad to help you choose.

Explore Antigua with optional activities

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 30 - Pacaya Active Volcano & Black Sand Beach

After breakfast, we're off to climb the active Pacaya Volcano, part of the Central American volcanic arch — a chain of volcanoes stretching along the entire Pacific Coast of Central America. The ascent by foot is moderate and takes just over an hour, and if you prefer, you can ride a horse up the trail. At the base of the summit, enjoy the breathtaking views toward the crater, as well as the towering volcanoes in the …

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After breakfast, we're off to climb the active Pacaya Volcano, part of the Central American volcanic arch — a chain of volcanoes stretching along the entire Pacific Coast of Central America. The ascent by foot is moderate and takes just over an hour, and if you prefer, you can ride a horse up the trail. At the base of the summit, enjoy the breathtaking views toward the crater, as well as the towering volcanoes in the distance: Agua, Acatenango and active Fuego. It’s also possible to see the Pacific Coast on a clear day!

After your Pacaya adventure, we'll set out for the coast, arriving in time for late afternoon surfing, a walk on the black-sand beach, and relaxation by the pool. Hit the waves on your own or opt for a surf lesson if you want to try something new!

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Day 30 - Pacaya Active Volcano & Black Sand Beach

After breakfast, we're off to climb the active Pacaya Volcano, part of the Central American volcanic arch — a chain of volcanoes stretching along the entire Pacific Coast of Central America. The ascent by foot is moderate and takes just over an hour, and if you prefer, you can ride a horse up the trail. At the base of the summit, enjoy the breathtaking views toward the crater, as well as the towering volcanoes in the distance: Agua, Acatenango and active Fuego. It’s also possible to see the Pacific Coast on a clear day!

After your Pacaya adventure, we'll set out for the coast, arriving in time for late afternoon surfing, a walk on the black-sand beach, and relaxation by the pool. Hit the waves on your own or opt for a surf lesson if you want to try something new!

Private transfer to El Paredón Beach via Pacaya Volcano climb

Enjoy El Paredón Beach with optional activities

Hotel Paredon Surf House or similar

Day 31 - Beach Time & Lake Atitlán with Maya Homestay

You have the morning free for surfing, beach combing, or just relaxing in a hammock watching the waves roll in.

Late morning, we hit the road for our transfer to Lake Atitlán, which is surrounded by three volcanoes and without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet. Once we reach its shores, we hop on a boat for a short ride to a local Maya Kaqchikel village, w…

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You have the morning free for surfing, beach combing, or just relaxing in a hammock watching the waves roll in.

Late morning, we hit the road for our transfer to Lake Atitlán, which is surrounded by three volcanoes and without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet. Once we reach its shores, we hop on a boat for a short ride to a local Maya Kaqchikel village, where a traditional local dinner and an overnight stay with local families await us. Learn how to make tortillas and challenge the locals to a soccer or basketball game.

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Day 31 - Beach Time & Lake Atitlán with Maya Homestay

You have the morning free for surfing, beach combing, or just relaxing in a hammock watching the waves roll in.

Late morning, we hit the road for our transfer to Lake Atitlán, which is surrounded by three volcanoes and without a doubt one of the most beautiful lakes on our planet. Once we reach its shores, we hop on a boat for a short ride to a local Maya Kaqchikel village, where a traditional local dinner and an overnight stay with local families await us. Learn how to make tortillas and challenge the locals to a soccer or basketball game.

Enjoy a morning at the beach with local activities

Transfer to Lake Atitlán via private & public transportation

Maya Village Explorer

Maya village homestay & dinner with host family

Day 32 - Hike and Explore the Shores of Lake Atitlán

After breakfast with the family, it’s time to say goodbye to our gracious hosts, leaving with full stomachs and warm memories of new friendships!

We lace up our walking shoes on for a moderate hike (1.5 hours) along the hilly lakeshore, getting more in touch with local life and the stunning surroundings as we pass fields, small farms and Maya communities. Get to know how cof…

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After breakfast with the family, it’s time to say goodbye to our gracious hosts, leaving with full stomachs and warm memories of new friendships!

We lace up our walking shoes on for a moderate hike (1.5 hours) along the hilly lakeshore, getting more in touch with local life and the stunning surroundings as we pass fields, small farms and Maya communities. Get to know how coffee is processed from farm to table, learn about back-strap weaving, and discover natural medicines. In the afternoon it's off to the bohemian town of Panajachel, overlooking Lake Atitlán. In the evening, enjoy the magic of sunset over the lake, and at night, stroll down buzzing Santander Avenue with its eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and shops.

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Day 32 - Hike and Explore the Shores of Lake Atitlán

After breakfast with the family, it’s time to say goodbye to our gracious hosts, leaving with full stomachs and warm memories of new friendships!

We lace up our walking shoes on for a moderate hike (1.5 hours) along the hilly lakeshore, getting more in touch with local life and the stunning surroundings as we pass fields, small farms and Maya communities. Get to know how coffee is processed from farm to table, learn about back-strap weaving, and discover natural medicines. In the afternoon it's off to the bohemian town of Panajachel, overlooking Lake Atitlán. In the evening, enjoy the magic of sunset over the lake, and at night, stroll down buzzing Santander Avenue with its eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and shops.

Breakfast with host family

Lake Shore Hike & Local Villages Tour with Coffee Experience

Transfer by Public Boat to Panajachel

Hotel Kaqchiquel or similar

Day 33 - Chichicastenango Behind-the-Scenes

This morning you have the option of taking part in optional activities such as kayaking, paragliding, museum visits, and galleries, or just taking it easy and enjoying the unique lake atmosphere.

After lunch we head off to the Mayan town of Chichicastenango, nestled in Guatemala's western highlands. Known simply as “Chichi,” it's famous for its sprawling and wonderfully cha…

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This morning you have the option of taking part in optional activities such as kayaking, paragliding, museum visits, and galleries, or just taking it easy and enjoying the unique lake atmosphere.

After lunch we head off to the Mayan town of Chichicastenango, nestled in Guatemala's western highlands. Known simply as “Chichi,” it's famous for its sprawling and wonderfully chaotic indigenous market — one of the largest of its type in Latin America. 

Market days are Thursdays and Sundays, and we planned our itinerary to arrive on Wednesday night for a sneak peek of the bustling village working to set up the market for tomorrow’s trade. Your Inspirit guide will help you experience Chichi behind-the-scenes.

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Day 33 - Chichicastenango Behind-the-Scenes

This morning you have the option of taking part in optional activities such as kayaking, paragliding, museum visits, and galleries, or just taking it easy and enjoying the unique lake atmosphere.

After lunch we head off to the Mayan town of Chichicastenango, nestled in Guatemala's western highlands. Known simply as “Chichi,” it's famous for its sprawling and wonderfully chaotic indigenous market — one of the largest of its type in Latin America. 

Market days are Thursdays and Sundays, and we planned our itinerary to arrive on Wednesday night for a sneak peek of the bustling village working to set up the market for tomorrow’s trade. Your Inspirit guide will help you experience Chichi behind-the-scenes.

Explore Lake Atitlán with optional activities

Transfer by public bus to Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango City Explorer, market set-up "behind-the-scenes"

Hotel Chalet or similar

Day 34 - Chichi Market, Maya Ritual, & Iximché Ruins

In the morning, dive into famous Chichicastenango market! Stimulate your senses with energetic bartering, the sea of colorful, hand-made products, and the barrage of aromas from fried foods to burning incense as you follow your guide through the aisles and stalls. This is a perfect place to find authentic, locally made handcrafts and beautiful textiles.

As a special Inspirit to…

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In the morning, dive into famous Chichicastenango market! Stimulate your senses with energetic bartering, the sea of colorful, hand-made products, and the barrage of aromas from fried foods to burning incense as you follow your guide through the aisles and stalls. This is a perfect place to find authentic, locally made handcrafts and beautiful textiles.

As a special Inspirit touch, we purchase the ingredients, including candles and a bottle of “Venado” (local liquor), for a special Mayan ceremony that takes place on a sacred hill overlooking Chichicastenango. This is a blessing ceremony — performed by a Mayan priest — calling for purification and safe and happy travels for the group.

After your market adventure, we depart to Antigua Guatemala on a scenic 2.5-hour journey. En route we stop at the Maya Kaqchikel site of Iximché, which blends Mayan and Spanish history.

Settle in for a pleasant evening in Antigua upon returning.

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Day 34 - Chichi Market, Maya Ritual, & Iximché Ruins

In the morning, dive into famous Chichicastenango market! Stimulate your senses with energetic bartering, the sea of colorful, hand-made products, and the barrage of aromas from fried foods to burning incense as you follow your guide through the aisles and stalls. This is a perfect place to find authentic, locally made handcrafts and beautiful textiles.

As a special Inspirit touch, we purchase the ingredients, including candles and a bottle of “Venado” (local liquor), for a special Mayan ceremony that takes place on a sacred hill overlooking Chichicastenango. This is a blessing ceremony — performed by a Mayan priest — calling for purification and safe and happy travels for the group.

After your market adventure, we depart to Antigua Guatemala on a scenic 2.5-hour journey. En route we stop at the Maya Kaqchikel site of Iximché, which blends Mayan and Spanish history.

Settle in for a pleasant evening in Antigua upon returning.

Chichicastenango market & shaman ritual

Private transfer to Antigua via Iximche Maya ruins

Ixmiché archaeological site tour

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 35 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to enjoy optional activities that appeal to you. We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and at night, take a stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell…

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Most of the day is reserved for you to enjoy optional activities that appeal to you. We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and at night, take a stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell night out.

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Day 35 - Antigua Guatemala with Streets & Eats Tour

Most of the day is reserved for you to enjoy optional activities that appeal to you. We all meet up in the late afternoon for a Streets & Eats experience, sampling some of Antigua’s best street food.

Later on, enjoy the magic of the sunset from one of the many rooftop cafés and bars, and at night, take a stroll along Antigua’s lively cobblestone streets for a farewell night out.

Explore Antigua Guatemala with optional activities

Antigua "Streets & Eats" street-food tasting tour

Hotel Posada Los Búcaros or similar

Day 36 - Flight to Costa Rica

This morning it's "adios, Guatemala" as we head to the airport for our flight south to Costa Rica. Often during the journey, incredible volcanic views can be seen. The flight path takes us right over a stretch of the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of seismic and volcanic activity along Pacific fringes of the Americas and Asia.

Upon arrival in San José, the Tico capital, we'll hea…

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This morning it's "adios, Guatemala" as we head to the airport for our flight south to Costa Rica. Often during the journey, incredible volcanic views can be seen. The flight path takes us right over a stretch of the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of seismic and volcanic activity along Pacific fringes of the Americas and Asia.

Upon arrival in San José, the Tico capital, we'll head to Tamarindo, a lively beach town known for its great surf scene, awesome beaches, and hip nightlife.

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Day 36 - Flight to Costa Rica

This morning it's "adios, Guatemala" as we head to the airport for our flight south to Costa Rica. Often during the journey, incredible volcanic views can be seen. The flight path takes us right over a stretch of the “Ring of Fire,” an arc of seismic and volcanic activity along Pacific fringes of the Americas and Asia.

Upon arrival in San José, the Tico capital, we'll head to Tamarindo, a lively beach town known for its great surf scene, awesome beaches, and hip nightlife.

Domestic flight to Costa Rica

Transfer to Tamarindo via public transportation

Explore Tamarindo

Hotel Mar Rey or similar

Day 37 - Surf Tamarindo

Hit the beach this morning for a surf lesson, or if you're more accomplished, find one of the main breaks in Tamarindo and go for it! Enjoy this tropical paradise as you please — there's also swimming, sunning, fishing, kayaking, and other water sports by day. Between things, refresh with a seaside snack and a fruit drink at a rustic, waterfront bar. After watching a gorgeous sunset, delve into the town's buzzing nigh…

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Hit the beach this morning for a surf lesson, or if you're more accomplished, find one of the main breaks in Tamarindo and go for it! Enjoy this tropical paradise as you please — there's also swimming, sunning, fishing, kayaking, and other water sports by day. Between things, refresh with a seaside snack and a fruit drink at a rustic, waterfront bar. After watching a gorgeous sunset, delve into the town's buzzing nightlife, hitting whatever bars, cafés, restaurants, or discos that fit your away-from-home personality!

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Day 37 - Surf Tamarindo

Hit the beach this morning for a surf lesson, or if you're more accomplished, find one of the main breaks in Tamarindo and go for it! Enjoy this tropical paradise as you please — there's also swimming, sunning, fishing, kayaking, and other water sports by day. Between things, refresh with a seaside snack and a fruit drink at a rustic, waterfront bar. After watching a gorgeous sunset, delve into the town's buzzing nightlife, hitting whatever bars, cafés, restaurants, or discos that fit your away-from-home personality!

Introductory surf lesson

Explore Tamarindo with optional activities

Hotel Mar Rey or similar

Day 38 - Chorotega pottery & Santa Teresa

Heading south from Tamarindo toward the beach town of Santa Teresa, we'll stop at the indigenous village of Guaitil to learn first-hand about artisanal pottery making. Following the pre-Columbian Chorotega style, potters use local clay and the same type of tools and techniques their ancestors did over 2,000 years ago. After getting settled in Santa Teresa, step out to explore the stunning beach and watch a colorful Paci…

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Heading south from Tamarindo toward the beach town of Santa Teresa, we'll stop at the indigenous village of Guaitil to learn first-hand about artisanal pottery making. Following the pre-Columbian Chorotega style, potters use local clay and the same type of tools and techniques their ancestors did over 2,000 years ago. After getting settled in Santa Teresa, step out to explore the stunning beach and watch a colorful Pacific sunset.

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Day 38 - Chorotega pottery & Santa Teresa

Heading south from Tamarindo toward the beach town of Santa Teresa, we'll stop at the indigenous village of Guaitil to learn first-hand about artisanal pottery making. Following the pre-Columbian Chorotega style, potters use local clay and the same type of tools and techniques their ancestors did over 2,000 years ago. After getting settled in Santa Teresa, step out to explore the stunning beach and watch a colorful Pacific sunset.

Private & public transfers to Santa Teresa with Guatil pottery workshop en-route

Afternoon explore Santa Teresa beach

Hotel Casa Zen or similar

Day 39 - Santa Teresa beach

Stroll Santa Teresa's palm-lined beach and splash in its turquoise water this morning, or find one of the three main surf breaks in Santa Teresa and test your skills! Then join the Creatures of the Beach outing, as your guide points out the wonderful curiosities, both obvious and overlooked, in the sand and shallow surf. In the evening, embark on a fun and tasty streets-and-eats tour, taking you to some delicious, littl…

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Stroll Santa Teresa's palm-lined beach and splash in its turquoise water this morning, or find one of the three main surf breaks in Santa Teresa and test your skills! Then join the Creatures of the Beach outing, as your guide points out the wonderful curiosities, both obvious and overlooked, in the sand and shallow surf. In the evening, embark on a fun and tasty streets-and-eats tour, taking you to some delicious, little-known spots in this laid-back town.

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Day 39 - Santa Teresa beach

Stroll Santa Teresa's palm-lined beach and splash in its turquoise water this morning, or find one of the three main surf breaks in Santa Teresa and test your skills! Then join the Creatures of the Beach outing, as your guide points out the wonderful curiosities, both obvious and overlooked, in the sand and shallow surf. In the evening, embark on a fun and tasty streets-and-eats tour, taking you to some delicious, little-known spots in this laid-back town.

Explore Santa Teresa beach with optional activities

Creatures of the Beach stroll

Streets & Eats outing

Hotel Casa Zen or similar

Day 40 - Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Take an excursion into the incredible Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the first national park in Costa Rica, designated in 1963. Hike to secluded beaches where you'll see a wonderful array of waterfowl, such as brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, common terns, ospreys, and Costa Rica's largest community of brown boobies. Venturing into the forest, watch for deer, pacas, armadillos, anteaters, monkeys, coyotes, p…

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Take an excursion into the incredible Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the first national park in Costa Rica, designated in 1963. Hike to secluded beaches where you'll see a wonderful array of waterfowl, such as brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, common terns, ospreys, and Costa Rica's largest community of brown boobies. Venturing into the forest, watch for deer, pacas, armadillos, anteaters, monkeys, coyotes, porcupines, raccoons, and coatis. The night is yours to do as you please. Santa Teresa offers an impressive variety of dining options with something for every taste and budget.

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Day 40 - Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

Take an excursion into the incredible Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, the first national park in Costa Rica, designated in 1963. Hike to secluded beaches where you'll see a wonderful array of waterfowl, such as brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, common terns, ospreys, and Costa Rica's largest community of brown boobies. Venturing into the forest, watch for deer, pacas, armadillos, anteaters, monkeys, coyotes, porcupines, raccoons, and coatis. The night is yours to do as you please. Santa Teresa offers an impressive variety of dining options with something for every taste and budget.

Transfers to nature reserve

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Tour

Hotel Casa Zen or similar

Day 41 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio via Gulf of Nicoya

Get an early start this morning to catch a bus and then board a boat to cross the scenic Gulf of Nicoya. While cruising across the gulf, watch for playful dolphins that often escort the boat, and your guide will point out other marine wildlife along the way. Enjoy the beach vista at a distance with its verdant background en route to Manuel Antonio. Upon arrival at the small oceanside village, it's all up to you! Relax a…

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Get an early start this morning to catch a bus and then board a boat to cross the scenic Gulf of Nicoya. While cruising across the gulf, watch for playful dolphins that often escort the boat, and your guide will point out other marine wildlife along the way. Enjoy the beach vista at a distance with its verdant background en route to Manuel Antonio. Upon arrival at the small oceanside village, it's all up to you! Relax at the beach, grab a cold drink, and enjoy dinner in one of the town's quaint cafés or breezy restaurants.

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Day 41 - Transfer to Manuel Antonio via Gulf of Nicoya

Get an early start this morning to catch a bus and then board a boat to cross the scenic Gulf of Nicoya. While cruising across the gulf, watch for playful dolphins that often escort the boat, and your guide will point out other marine wildlife along the way. Enjoy the beach vista at a distance with its verdant background en route to Manuel Antonio. Upon arrival at the small oceanside village, it's all up to you! Relax at the beach, grab a cold drink, and enjoy dinner in one of the town's quaint cafés or breezy restaurants.

Private & public transfers to Manuel Antonio

Scenic boat ride across Gulf of Nicoya

Afternoon to explore Manuel Antonio beach

Hotel Verde Mar or similar

Day 42 - Manuel Antonio National Park & San Jose

This morning enjoy a guided tour of untamed Manuel Antonio National Park, often considered among the most bio-diverse spots in the world. Set out early for better chances to spot wildlife (and to beat the heat). You're likely to come across white-faced and howler monkeys, two-toed sloths, and the endangered squirrel monkey, among more than 100 species of mammals that live in the jungle. You'll also see some tropical bir…

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This morning enjoy a guided tour of untamed Manuel Antonio National Park, often considered among the most bio-diverse spots in the world. Set out early for better chances to spot wildlife (and to beat the heat). You're likely to come across white-faced and howler monkeys, two-toed sloths, and the endangered squirrel monkey, among more than 100 species of mammals that live in the jungle. You'll also see some tropical birds, as nearly 200 avian species thrive here, too, as well as iguanas and other reptiles. Your guide knows the park inside and out, so you won't miss a thing! 

After this immersion into nature, sit back and relax on the ride to San José, the Tico capital. At night, experience the best of the historical and cultural side of San José with a guided City Explorer tour, finding hidden gems tucked away off the beaten path. Enjoy the night with a group outing to one of the Centro's many great places for wining and dining!

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Day 42 - Manuel Antonio National Park & San Jose

This morning enjoy a guided tour of untamed Manuel Antonio National Park, often considered among the most bio-diverse spots in the world. Set out early for better chances to spot wildlife (and to beat the heat). You're likely to come across white-faced and howler monkeys, two-toed sloths, and the endangered squirrel monkey, among more than 100 species of mammals that live in the jungle. You'll also see some tropical birds, as nearly 200 avian species thrive here, too, as well as iguanas and other reptiles. Your guide knows the park inside and out, so you won't miss a thing! 

After this immersion into nature, sit back and relax on the ride to San José, the Tico capital. At night, experience the best of the historical and cultural side of San José with a guided City Explorer tour, finding hidden gems tucked away off the beaten path. Enjoy the night with a group outing to one of the Centro's many great places for wining and dining!

Manuel Antonio National Park tour

Transfer to San Jose via public transportation

San Jose City Explorer

Hotel Le Bergerac or similar

Day 43 - Explore San Jose

Today is a free day in San José. There are many optional excursions available from San José, from hiking a volcano to treating yourself to a spa day. Your Inspirit guide is available throughout the day to help you make arrangements, or for anything else you need.

Day 43 - Explore San Jose

Today is a free day in San José. There are many optional excursions available from San José, from hiking a volcano to treating yourself to a spa day. Your Inspirit guide is available throughout the day to help you make arrangements, or for anything else you need.

Explore San Jose with optional activities

Hotel Don Carlos or similar

Day 44 - Monteverde & Artisan Coffee Experience

Get ready for your transfer on to Monteverde.  This journey will take us along scenic roads through Costa Rica’s Central Valley, with its towering volcanoes in the background.  We will stop along the way at a small community located in the Cordillera of Tilaran, which is considered one of Central America’s most important ecotourism destinations.  This is the home of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and nume…

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Get ready for your transfer on to Monteverde.  This journey will take us along scenic roads through Costa Rica’s Central Valley, with its towering volcanoes in the background.  We will stop along the way at a small community located in the Cordillera of Tilaran, which is considered one of Central America’s most important ecotourism destinations.  This is the home of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and numerous other reserves, which draw considerable numbers of tourists and naturalists from all around the world. 

A back road brings us to a very small artisan coffee plantation, where we learn first hand about how coffee makes its way from plant to cup.

Once we arrive at our hotel, the rest of the evening is up to you to do what you like.  Your guide is always full of local insights and advice.

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Day 44 - Monteverde & Artisan Coffee Experience

Get ready for your transfer on to Monteverde.  This journey will take us along scenic roads through Costa Rica’s Central Valley, with its towering volcanoes in the background.  We will stop along the way at a small community located in the Cordillera of Tilaran, which is considered one of Central America’s most important ecotourism destinations.  This is the home of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and numerous other reserves, which draw considerable numbers of tourists and naturalists from all around the world. 

A back road brings us to a very small artisan coffee plantation, where we learn first hand about how coffee makes its way from plant to cup.

Once we arrive at our hotel, the rest of the evening is up to you to do what you like.  Your guide is always full of local insights and advice.

Private transfer to Monteverde

Artisanal coffee experience

Historias Lodge or similar

Day 45 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

We will spend the day in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, where you can take part in any number of optional activities that appeal to you.

Tonight, we will make a special excursion into a private wildlife reserve for a night walk, led by your specialist Inspirit naturalist guide. Frequently sighted mammals include armadillo, coati, agouti, kinkajou, ocelot, two-toed sloth, a…

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We will spend the day in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, where you can take part in any number of optional activities that appeal to you.

Tonight, we will make a special excursion into a private wildlife reserve for a night walk, led by your specialist Inspirit naturalist guide. Frequently sighted mammals include armadillo, coati, agouti, kinkajou, ocelot, two-toed sloth, and three types of monkeys: the mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, and spider monkeys. 

After the night walk, head back to town where you can enjoy a nice evening out in Santa Elena — a great opportunity to share your recent adventures with your fellow Inspirit travellers!

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Day 45 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

We will spend the day in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, where you can take part in any number of optional activities that appeal to you.

Tonight, we will make a special excursion into a private wildlife reserve for a night walk, led by your specialist Inspirit naturalist guide. Frequently sighted mammals include armadillo, coati, agouti, kinkajou, ocelot, two-toed sloth, and three types of monkeys: the mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, and spider monkeys. 

After the night walk, head back to town where you can enjoy a nice evening out in Santa Elena — a great opportunity to share your recent adventures with your fellow Inspirit travellers!

Explore Monteverde with optional activities

Creatures of the Night nature walk

Historias Lodge or similar

Day 46 - Arenal Lake & La Fortuna

This morning is free for additional optional activities. After lunchtime, we’ll depart over land, water, and then land again, on our way to La Fortuna. Enjoy impressive views of the majestic Arenal volcano as we cross the lake of the same name.

Along the way, we treat ourselves to a bath in a thermal hot-spring creek, covered by the dense vegetation.

La Fortuna is a small town mostly famous for b…

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This morning is free for additional optional activities. After lunchtime, we’ll depart over land, water, and then land again, on our way to La Fortuna. Enjoy impressive views of the majestic Arenal volcano as we cross the lake of the same name.

Along the way, we treat ourselves to a bath in a thermal hot-spring creek, covered by the dense vegetation.

La Fortuna is a small town mostly famous for being situated at the base of Arenal Volcano, which had its last major eruption in 1968. Today La Fortuna is an adventure jump-off point of sorts, with many high-energy activities available within easy reach.

The evening is free to explore the town with your group and Inspirit guide.

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Day 46 - Arenal Lake & La Fortuna

This morning is free for additional optional activities. After lunchtime, we’ll depart over land, water, and then land again, on our way to La Fortuna. Enjoy impressive views of the majestic Arenal volcano as we cross the lake of the same name.

Along the way, we treat ourselves to a bath in a thermal hot-spring creek, covered by the dense vegetation.

La Fortuna is a small town mostly famous for being situated at the base of Arenal Volcano, which had its last major eruption in 1968. Today La Fortuna is an adventure jump-off point of sorts, with many high-energy activities available within easy reach.

The evening is free to explore the town with your group and Inspirit guide.

Private transfer to La Fortuna

Boat transfer across Lake Arenal

Thermal creek visit

Arenal Rabfer or similar

Day 47 - Explore La Fortuna

Today you have a free day to enjoy optional activities.  This is a place of great natural attractions you can take advantage of. Enjoy an adventurous day out with whitewater rafting, hiking to the La Fortuna waterfall, or exploring the cloud forest at the foothills of Arenal. In the afternoon, unwind in relaxing thermal pools.

Day 47 - Explore La Fortuna

Today you have a free day to enjoy optional activities.  This is a place of great natural attractions you can take advantage of. Enjoy an adventurous day out with whitewater rafting, hiking to the La Fortuna waterfall, or exploring the cloud forest at the foothills of Arenal. In the afternoon, unwind in relaxing thermal pools.

Explore La Fortuna with optional activities

Arenal Rabfer or similar

Day 48 - Tortuguero National Park

Today our travel takes us overland and by riverboat to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and the coastal village of Tortuguero — one of the most bio-intense regions of Costa Rica. Once you enter the dense jungle by boat, you'll be amazed by the vegetation and wildlife. 

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Today our travel takes us overland and by riverboat to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and the coastal village of Tortuguero — one of the most bio-intense regions of Costa Rica. Once you enter the dense jungle by boat, you'll be amazed by the vegetation and wildlife. 

Upon arrival enjoy free time for a stroll at the beach, a walk along the quiet village streets, or just relax in a hammock.

In the evening, we get together for a delicious creole dinner with a local Afro-Caribbean family. Enjoy hearing stories of our host family, learning about their traditions and the origins of Tortuguero.

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Day 48 - Tortuguero National Park

Today our travel takes us overland and by riverboat to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and the coastal village of Tortuguero — one of the most bio-intense regions of Costa Rica. Once you enter the dense jungle by boat, you'll be amazed by the vegetation and wildlife. 

Upon arrival enjoy free time for a stroll at the beach, a walk along the quiet village streets, or just relax in a hammock.

In the evening, we get together for a delicious creole dinner with a local Afro-Caribbean family. Enjoy hearing stories of our host family, learning about their traditions and the origins of Tortuguero.

Private transfer to Tortuguero riverboat dock

Jungle riverboat ride to Tortuguero

Explore Tortuguero village and beach

Hotel Miss Junnie or similar

Day 49 - Explore Tortuguero

Immerse yourself fully today in the National Park, which supports an incredible array of biodiversity. Migratory and resident birds; mammals, such four species of monkey and the jaguar; reptiles big and small; and all kinds of insects thrive here.

Start off with an early morning guided canoe tour of Tortuguero's pristine waterways and mangrove canals, where you can see some o…

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Immerse yourself fully today in the National Park, which supports an incredible array of biodiversity. Migratory and resident birds; mammals, such four species of monkey and the jaguar; reptiles big and small; and all kinds of insects thrive here.

Start off with an early morning guided canoe tour of Tortuguero's pristine waterways and mangrove canals, where you can see some of incredible wildlife in the water, along the shore and in the treetops.

You can enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in a hammock, strolling through Tortuguero village and along the beach, or mingling with the locals to learn more about the laid-back lifestyle of this intriguing place.

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Day 49 - Explore Tortuguero

Immerse yourself fully today in the National Park, which supports an incredible array of biodiversity. Migratory and resident birds; mammals, such four species of monkey and the jaguar; reptiles big and small; and all kinds of insects thrive here.

Start off with an early morning guided canoe tour of Tortuguero's pristine waterways and mangrove canals, where you can see some of incredible wildlife in the water, along the shore and in the treetops.

You can enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in a hammock, strolling through Tortuguero village and along the beach, or mingling with the locals to learn more about the laid-back lifestyle of this intriguing place.

Tour Tortuguero National Park canals by canoe

Explore Tortuguero National Park with optional activities

Hotel Miss Junnie or similar

Day 50 - Puerto Viejo Town

Relax this morning and take in your last impressions of Tortuguero as you embark on a 3-4 hour boat journey through lush vegetation with abundant bird life. Once on land, board a bus for a short journey to Puerto Viejo, a lively Caribbean beach town with plenty of fun on offer. 

Your Inspirit guide will take you out this evening for a City Explorer trek, going behind the scene…

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Relax this morning and take in your last impressions of Tortuguero as you embark on a 3-4 hour boat journey through lush vegetation with abundant bird life. Once on land, board a bus for a short journey to Puerto Viejo, a lively Caribbean beach town with plenty of fun on offer. 

Your Inspirit guide will take you out this evening for a City Explorer trek, going behind the scenes in this bustling surf hangout and party spot. Afterward plunge into Puerto Viejo's club scene, but don't go crazy with the ganja and guaro (sugarcane-based liquor) — tomorrow we'll depart in the morning for Panama.

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Day 50 - Puerto Viejo Town

Relax this morning and take in your last impressions of Tortuguero as you embark on a 3-4 hour boat journey through lush vegetation with abundant bird life. Once on land, board a bus for a short journey to Puerto Viejo, a lively Caribbean beach town with plenty of fun on offer. 

Your Inspirit guide will take you out this evening for a City Explorer trek, going behind the scenes in this bustling surf hangout and party spot. Afterward plunge into Puerto Viejo's club scene, but don't go crazy with the ganja and guaro (sugarcane-based liquor) — tomorrow we'll depart in the morning for Panama.

Scenic riverboat transfer

Public bus to Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo City Explorer

Hotel Cabinas Jacarandas or similar

Day 51 - Bocas del Toro archipelago

This morning we'll get an early start toward Panama and the scenic archipelago of Bocas del Toro and to Isla del Drago, nowadays known as Isla Colón. Bocas del Toro is an eco-tourism favorite, with seven bio-diverse islands offering a range of activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and nature hikes.

In the evening hit the back streets of Bocas del …

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This morning we'll get an early start toward Panama and the scenic archipelago of Bocas del Toro and to Isla del Drago, nowadays known as Isla Colón. Bocas del Toro is an eco-tourism favorite, with seven bio-diverse islands offering a range of activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and nature hikes.

In the evening hit the back streets of Bocas del Toro with your guide to find the best local foods, among them of course coconut rice, plantain or meat patties, a variety of seafood tasters, and more. This Streets and Eats culinary outing is part of your Inspirit experience.

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Day 51 - Bocas del Toro archipelago

This morning we'll get an early start toward Panama and the scenic archipelago of Bocas del Toro and to Isla del Drago, nowadays known as Isla Colón. Bocas del Toro is an eco-tourism favorite, with seven bio-diverse islands offering a range of activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, and nature hikes.

In the evening hit the back streets of Bocas del Toro with your guide to find the best local foods, among them of course coconut rice, plantain or meat patties, a variety of seafood tasters, and more. This Streets and Eats culinary outing is part of your Inspirit experience.

Transfer to Almirante, Panama

Boat transfer to Bocas del Torro

Bocas "Streets & Eats" street-food tasting tour

Hotel Swan's Cay or similar

Day 52 - Explore Bocas del Toro

Today is free for optional activities such as snorkeling, sailing to nearby islands, scuba diving, or simply renting bikes to ride around the island. Your Inspirit guide can help you arrange some great optional activities.

Day 52 - Explore Bocas del Toro

Today is free for optional activities such as snorkeling, sailing to nearby islands, scuba diving, or simply renting bikes to ride around the island. Your Inspirit guide can help you arrange some great optional activities.

Explore Bocas del Toro with optional activities

Hotel Swan's Cay or similar

Day 53 - Bocas del Toro, Boquete

Transfer by boat and minivan along a scenic drive, heading out of a tropical and into a subtropical climate, as we ascend to Boquete, located in the foothills of the Baru Volcano. En route, we’ll stop to soak in natural thermal springs.

The lush mountain village of Boquete is the perfect jump-off point for a variety of adventure tours, including hiking, ATVs, zip lining, and …

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Transfer by boat and minivan along a scenic drive, heading out of a tropical and into a subtropical climate, as we ascend to Boquete, located in the foothills of the Baru Volcano. En route, we’ll stop to soak in natural thermal springs.

The lush mountain village of Boquete is the perfect jump-off point for a variety of adventure tours, including hiking, ATVs, zip lining, and whitewater rafting. There are also low-key activities such as coffee tours. And of course, there's always the option just to chill out. Boquete is a fantastic place to unwind.

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Day 53 - Bocas del Toro, Boquete

Transfer by boat and minivan along a scenic drive, heading out of a tropical and into a subtropical climate, as we ascend to Boquete, located in the foothills of the Baru Volcano. En route, we’ll stop to soak in natural thermal springs.

The lush mountain village of Boquete is the perfect jump-off point for a variety of adventure tours, including hiking, ATVs, zip lining, and whitewater rafting. There are also low-key activities such as coffee tours. And of course, there's always the option just to chill out. Boquete is a fantastic place to unwind.

Boat transfer back to the mainland

Private transportation to Boquete

Visit local hot springs

Hotel Rebequet or similar

Day 54 - Explore Boquete

Today is free for optional activities such as hiking the volcano, ATV adventures, canopy tours, or horseback riding. Your Inspirit guide can help you arrange some fun optional activities.

Day 54 - Explore Boquete

Today is free for optional activities such as hiking the volcano, ATV adventures, canopy tours, or horseback riding. Your Inspirit guide can help you arrange some fun optional activities.

Explore Boquete with optional activities

Hotel Rebequet or similar

Day 55 - Santa Catalina, Pacific Coast

Today we travel by public and private transport to the Pacific beach town of Santa Catalina. Part of our drive is along the historic Pan-American Highway, CA1.

Santa Catalina, a laid-back fishing village located on the Chiriquí Gulf, is an off-the-beaten-path beach and surfing destination. Featuring some of Panama’s best waves for advanced surfers, the beach also has some g…

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Today we travel by public and private transport to the Pacific beach town of Santa Catalina. Part of our drive is along the historic Pan-American Highway, CA1.

Santa Catalina, a laid-back fishing village located on the Chiriquí Gulf, is an off-the-beaten-path beach and surfing destination. Featuring some of Panama’s best waves for advanced surfers, the beach also has some great beginner’s waves for learning to surf. 

Enjoy the beach!

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Day 55 - Santa Catalina, Pacific Coast

Today we travel by public and private transport to the Pacific beach town of Santa Catalina. Part of our drive is along the historic Pan-American Highway, CA1.

Santa Catalina, a laid-back fishing village located on the Chiriquí Gulf, is an off-the-beaten-path beach and surfing destination. Featuring some of Panama’s best waves for advanced surfers, the beach also has some great beginner’s waves for learning to surf. 

Enjoy the beach!

Public and private transportation to Santa Catalina

Explore Santa Catalina with optional activities

Oasis Surf Camp or similar

Day 56 - Explore Santa Catalina

Today is a free day to enjoy the beach, go surfing, or explore the surrounding area. Take a snorkeling and nature tour to the island of Coiba, which has been compared to the Galapagos Islands in terms of biodiversity. It's a fascinating visit, possibly a once in a lifetime chance to explore a place like this.

Day 56 - Explore Santa Catalina

Today is a free day to enjoy the beach, go surfing, or explore the surrounding area. Take a snorkeling and nature tour to the island of Coiba, which has been compared to the Galapagos Islands in terms of biodiversity. It's a fascinating visit, possibly a once in a lifetime chance to explore a place like this.

Explore Santa Catalina with optional activities

Oasis Surf Camp or similar

Day 57 - Panama City Old Town

Today we’ll travel back to Panama City by public transportation, arriving with enough free time to book an optional visit of the Panama Canal or explore more of the vibrant capital.

In the evening your Inspirit guide will take you to for a city tour in Casco Viejo, the historic colonial section of the city, with charming streets, live music, and great atmosphere — a perfect…

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Today we’ll travel back to Panama City by public transportation, arriving with enough free time to book an optional visit of the Panama Canal or explore more of the vibrant capital.

In the evening your Inspirit guide will take you to for a city tour in Casco Viejo, the historic colonial section of the city, with charming streets, live music, and great atmosphere — a perfect way to finish off a fantastic trip.

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Day 57 - Panama City Old Town

Today we’ll travel back to Panama City by public transportation, arriving with enough free time to book an optional visit of the Panama Canal or explore more of the vibrant capital.

In the evening your Inspirit guide will take you to for a city tour in Casco Viejo, the historic colonial section of the city, with charming streets, live music, and great atmosphere — a perfect way to finish off a fantastic trip.

Public transportation to Panama City

Free time to visit the Panama canal (optional extra)

Casco Viejo (Old Town) City Explorer

Hotel Centroamericano

Day 58 - Panama City Departures

Our Total Central American adventure ends today, but there’s more to do if you can stay longer. Your Inspirit guide can recommend the best activities based on your preferences and lodging that fits your budget.

Day 58 - Panama City Departures

Our Total Central American adventure ends today, but there’s more to do if you can stay longer. Your Inspirit guide can recommend the best activities based on your preferences and lodging that fits your budget.

International departures from Panama City

Trip Information

Arrival - Mexico City, Mexico

Closest Airport: Mexico City International – MEX

Meeting Point: Hotel Metropol - Mexico City - Phone +52 55 10850830

Luis Moya 39, Colonia Centro, Centro, 06050 Centro, CDMX, Mexico

It’s a 30-minute ride to the hotel. To start your experience off on the right foot, take advantage and book the transfer to the hotel with one of our trusted drivers. Please  let us know if wish to do so. Opting for an Uber is an alternative or if you plan to take a taxi make sure you agree clearly on the price before you hop in one!

Arrive at any time on Day 1 (Saturday). Our service starts with a night at the hotel. Our guide is available throughout the day and is happy to help you get settled and make you feel at home right away. We meet at 7 pm at the hotel reception for an informal group dinner outing. It's a good chance to meet your guide and fellow travelers to connect and have fun!

Departure - Panama City, Panama

Closest Airport:  Panama City - PTY

End Point: Hotel Centroamericano

Hotel address: Av. Justo Arosemena y Av. Ecuador, Panama City

Tel: +507 227-4555

It’s a 20-minute ride to the airport. End your adventure hassle free by using one of our trusted drivers for your airport transfer.  Please let us know if you would like to book this. Opting for an Uber is an alternative or if you plan to take a taxi make sure you agree clearly on the price before you hop in one!

Depart at any time on day 58 (Sunday). Our guide is available throughout the day to assist in any way. If you like/are staying longer we are happy to assist in anyway. Please let us know.

Temperatures

In Central America temperatures can vary significantly depending on time of year and altitudes. Use the guidelines below so you can adjust your packing list accordingly.

This trip visits the following climate zones:

Highlands

Temperatures on the highland plateaus are generally warm during the day and cool to cold at night. Daytime maximum Temperatures can range from 29 degrees Celsius / 84 Fahrenheit to 5 degrees Celsius 42 Fahrenheit at nighttime.

Coastal/Lowlands

In the coastal region and adjoining lowlands it is usually hot during the day and warm at night. Day time maximum Temperatures can range from 40 degrees Celsius / Fahrenheit to 104 Fahrenheit to 10 degrees Celsius 50 Fahrenheit at nighttime.

Physical Rating

Use the physical rating to help you decide if a particular trip is right for you.

This trip is rated:  Normal with the exception of the Pacaya Volcano Hike day which is rated Moderate (you can sit this one out if you prefer)

Normal

This is your regular everyday type of physical activity. There may be some physical aspects of the trip, but nothing that should require specific training in advance. We walk a lot on our trips. We climb hills, temples, and negotiate uneven surfaces. Paths are generally unpaved, and even pavements may feel “off road” in most places we visit. Good, sturdy footwear is required.

Moderate

Moderately active trips might include hiking, some biking, kayaking, or white-water rafting. Expect a little more physical exertion than normal. Advance training is generally not required, but we recommend that you do not arrive completely out of shape if you want to have an enjoyable trip!

Additional Activities

When designing our itineraries, we look for that perfect balance of included activities and free time. Our general rule is to include the best value-for-money activities each day, allowing you to experience the “must-see-and-do’s,” or simply giving you a flavor for the local culture and nature. We also want you to enjoy a hassle free vacation, and not have to worry about searching for local activities each day of your trip. Generally, there is usually one day, maybe two, on each of our week-long trips that include some free time for booking additional activities. This is generally in the larger cities, beach destinations, or tourist hotspots, where there are many local activities and adventures to choose from. Do keep in mind that additional activities are optional, and it is totally up to you how to use that time best for yourself. Sometimes the best activity is no activity at all. Find a hammock and chill!

This trip has free time in the following destinations: 

  • Oaxaca
  • Merida
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Tulum
  • Caye Caulker
  • San Ignacio
  • Antigua Guatemala
  • El Paredon
  • Tamarindo
  • Santa Teresa
  • Monteverde
  • La Fortuna
  • Bocas del Toro
  • Boquete
  • Santa Catalina

Things to do in:

Oaxaca

  • Benito Juarez Park ($0)
  • Cultural Museum ($7)
  • Mezcal Tasting & Petrified Waterfalls ($30)
  • Botanical Gardens ($35)
  • Cooking Classes ($75

Merida

  • Cultural History or Contemporary Museum ($0)
  • Palace of Government ($0)
  • Dance Presentation at Cultural palace ($0)
  • Cenotes (varios $40)
  • Maya Archaeological of Uxmal ($45)
  • Flamingo Sanctuary Celestum ($60)

Playa del Carmen

  • Avenida Juarez ($0)
  • Parks - La Ceiba and 28th of July ($0)
  • Ferry to Cozumel ($20)
  • Scuba Diving Cozumel Barrier Reef ($100)
  • Rio Secreto ($120)

Tulum

  • Beach Day ($10)
  • Cenotes Visit ($30)
  • Archeological Site Coba ($35)

Caye Caulker

  • Swim at the Split ($0)
  • Snorkeling and Sailing ($70)
  • Night Snorkeling ($40)
  • Kite Surfing ($50)
  • Kayaking ($25)

San Ignacio

  • River Swim & Relax ($0)
  • Belize Botanical Gardens ($30)
  • Macal River Canoeing ($30)
  • Maya Site Xunantunich ($50)
  • Horse Back Riding ($60)
  • ATM Cave Exploring Tour ($90)
  • Maya Archeological Site Caracol ($90)

Antigua Guatemala

  • Santo Domingo Monastery Hotel Visit ($0)
  • Macadamia Farm ($5)
  • Spanish Classes ($8 per hour)
  • Salsa Lessons ($7 per hour)
  • Chocolate Workshop ($25)
  • Acatenango Volcano ($60)

Pacific Coast, El Paredon

  • Surfing Lessons ($25)
  • Mangrove Tour ($15)
  • Cooking Experience ($12)
  • Sea Turtle & Salt Farm ($25)

Tamarindo

  • Beach ($0)
  • Las Baulas National Park Hike ($20)

Santa Teresa

  • Yoga ($15)
  • Cycle Tour ($20)
  • Surfing Lessons ($25)
  • ATV Off Road Tours($65)

Monteverde

  • Cloud Forest Hiking ($20)
  • Canopy Tour ($45)

La Fortuna

  • Waterfall Fortuna ($10)
  • Organic Farm Experience ($25)
  • Cloud Forest Hiking ($30)
  • Thermal Springs ($15-$40)
  • White Water Rafting ($70)
  • Cannoning and Rappelling ($70)

Bocas del Toro

  • Cycling Tour of the Island ($25)
  • Island Hopping Snorkeling Tour ($65)
  • Scuba Diving ($90)

Boquete

  • Baru Volcano Hike ($30)
  • Mountain Bike Tours ($45)

Santa Catalina

  • Surfing Lessons ($25)
  • Coiba Island Tour ($80)
  • Scuba Diving ($80)

(Prices are in USD and are for reference only as these are not operated directly by Inspirit)

General information

Inspirit Welcome Meeting

Our welcome meeting takes place in the morning of Day 2 of each itinerary. You’ll have a chance to meet your fellow travelers as well as your guide. Get acquainted with an overview of the itinerary, destinations visited, the Inspirit travel style, and many more details on the experiences to come. Ask any questions you may have, and let the fun begin!

For those traveling on combination trips, you’ll have the opportunity to join the meeting each week and help welcome any new passengers that are joining the trip.

Emergency contact information

For any emergencies that cannot be immediately handled with the assistance of your trip leader, our operations staff is on call 24/7. You can call / SMS  / Whatsapp / on +506 7025 9328 (Costa Rica). For local calls within Costa Rica you do not need to add the +506 country code.

Eating/dietary preferences

The food is local and delicious! Our guides will always suggest locally owned restaurants and will take you to the best value-for-your-money places we have found. A wide variety of options are available to cater for different tastes and dietary requirements. Outside of the more developed areas, it can be a challenge to cater to very specialised diets, but the locals are friendly and accommodating and will always make sure that you find enough to eat!

Water

In most areas we visit, it is not advisable to drink water from the tap (except Costa Rica). We provide you with refillable water bottles that we use throughout the trip, refilling them along the way from purified sources -- such as at your hotel, or at restaurants we visit along the route. Our aim here is to avoid single-use plastic bottles and containers to reduce our impact on the environment.

Money

Payments are best made by major credit cards. Visa is the most widely accepted card in the region. We recommend bringing emergency cash (around $300), as sometimes ATMs can be hard to find in rural areas, or the one ATM in town could be out of service.

Tour guide

Our trip leaders are Central America locals, and all are licensed tour guides in their country of origin and experts in their field. They are fun, charismatic, highly organized, and dynamic individuals with a passion for travel. Trained in areas of safety, group dynamics, effective communication, and much more, our leaders are ready to deal with any challenges that might arise on a trip.

Fellow travelers

Inspirit travelers are probably a lot like you. No matter your age, you are young at heart and have an adventurous spirit. You are interested in discovering new places, meeting new people, and having a ton of fun along the way.

Luggage

We recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. Backpacks are better than large suitcases, as we may be carrying our bags onto public buses where space is limited. Sometimes we may need to walk for a while over uneven surfaces to get between transportation hubs to to our hotel.

Keep the weight under 44 pounds (20kg). An additional day-pack is essential for excursions and transfers. Your main backpack may get stored on the roof of the bus, or in the luggage hold underneath, so you’ll want a smaller backpack that you can carry with you to keep your essential items safe. It’s a good idea to bring a TSA approved padlock to keep your bags secure.


Packing List

Things to bring to help reduce our eco footprint:

  • Refillable coffee mug (one that is easy to travel with)
  • Reusable food storage container (think Tupperware) for transporting foods you may buy en route
  • Towel
  • Organic soap and shampoo
  • Biodegradable washing detergent (if you plan to wash clothes en-route -- note: laundry services are available in most places)

Recommended:

  • Toiletries
  • Personal items such as prescriptions, medicine, etc.
  • Sun protection (SPF 50+), sunglasses, lip balm, after-sun moisturizer
  • Insect repellent and insect bite cream
  • Eye mask and ear plugs
  • Antibacterial gel and or hand wipes
  • First-aid kit
  • Just-in-case kit with aspirin, anti-diarrhea medication, etc
  • Smartphone – as if you would forget!
  • Electrical adapter (if your devices don't plug into North American outlets)
  • Flashlight or headlamp (small rechargeable one)
  • Sweater/microfleece
  • Long-sleeve top
  • Long trousers (zip-off trousers are very versatile)
  • Jeans/trousers/shorts
  • T-shirts/cotton shirts
  • Good all-terrain walking shoes
  • Sandals/tevas (with a strap)
  • Socks/underwear
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket

ATTENTION: Be sure to bring clothing that covers your knees and shoulders for visits to religious sites and during travel on public transportation (in case of chills from the AC). Avoid any kind of provocative clothing, such as military style, and shirts / jackets with slogans or images that may be offensive in the countries you visit.

Optional

  • Camera equipment
  • Spare batteries/chargers
  • Books, etc
  • Travel pillow
  • Flip-flops

Safety Guidelines

Cash: Bring small bills (No larger than USDS 20s). Most activities can be paid by credit card.

Credit cards: Do not write down passwords / PINs.

Out and about: Use common sense, take a taxi back if it's late, do not accept any drinks or rides from strangers.

Travel insurance

You must have travel insurance to participate in any Inspirit trip. Insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses, with a minimum coverage to include medical, evacuation, and repatriation. Insurance must cover all dates of travel with Inspirit.

Proof of insurance must be provided prior to the start of any trip. Without proof of insurance, you will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

We strongly encourage you to purchase additional insurance that covers trip cancellation, curtailment, and loss, damage, injury, delay, or inconvenience while traveling.

Transport

Our trips use a mix of private and public transportation. We may be in minibuses, inter-city coaches, local “chicken buses,” or taxis. We may also use water taxis, ferries, and local flights.

Responsible travel

As you see in our packing list, we strive to protect the natural surroundings that make our destinations so special. Our travel style incorporates environmental responsibility to minimize our carbon footprint wherever we go. Leading by example, we also educate our local partners about how they can make small but important changes in their day-to-day activities that will benefit the environment.

You can help by bringing a reusable mug for warm drinks, small bags for market purchases, and a reusable container (Tupperware style) for food. We provide you with a durable water bottle to refill throughout your trip, and we may even try some local eco-hacks such as eating off a banana-leaf instead of a plate made from Styrofoam! Check our packing list and please do your part to help us reduce our impact on the environment.

Fair play

Inspirit retains the right to dismiss from a trip any passenger for reasons affecting their own safety, the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of fellow travelers, or the safe and effective operation of the trip. Non-compliance with local laws and regulations of the countries and regions visited, or Inspirit’s own responsible travel policies, may also warrant dismissal. Refunds for unused services or costs related to travel arrangements required as a result of trip dismissal will not be provided. 

Travelers are responsible for costs incurred by Inspirit or Inspirit’s suppliers for property damage, destruction, or theft they cause while on a trip.

Medical

Inspirit does not provide medical advice, and travelers are responsible for assessing the risks and responsibilities of each aspect of a trip to determine whether it is suitable for them. Travelers should seek their physician’s advice on all medical matters, including travel precautions and vaccinations.

Inspirit trips may visit remote regions in developing areas, where medical care may not meet the standards of those found in a traveler’s home country.

In consideration of the safety and enjoyment of all travelers and the safe operation of a trip, pre-existing medical conditions that may impact a traveler’s ability to participate in any aspect of a trip, including pregnancy, must be disclosed at the time of booking.

Inspirit reserves the right to deny permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a trip at any time where Inspirit determines that a physical or mental condition represents a danger to the traveler or to others.

Age

Travellers under the age of 18 on the date of arrival are considered minors and must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for travel on any trip, unless otherwise specified, is 15 years. All bookings including minors are subject to approval, and accompaniment or written consent by a parent or legal guardian is required.

There is no upper age limit for our trips.

Changes

Where reasonably required an itinerary may need to be modified either before or after departure. If a change affects at least one in three full days of the itinerary (a major change), Inspirit will provide notice as soon as reasonably possible before departure. In the event of a major change, travelers may accept the change or request a full refund of the land-only portion of their trip.

Once a trip has departed, unforeseen circumstances may present operational concerns, or concerns for the health, safety, and well-being of passengers, and may require an itinerary change. Travelers are responsible for incidental expenses during a trip, including expenses arising from a change of itinerary. Inspirit will not be liable for losses associated with itinerary changes.

Flexibility

Travelers acknowledge that any foreign travel may require a certain amount of flexibility, and some changes or adjustments to the trip itinerary, schedule, activities, modes of transport, or other may be reasonably accepted due to local circumstances.

Risk

Travelers acknowledge that trips operated and sold by Inspirit are adventurous by nature, and participation involves a significant amount of risk to their personal health and safety. In full consideration and acknowledgment of the inherent risks involved in foreign adventure travel and participation in adventurous activities, especially in a foreign country that may not have the same standards of hygiene, accommodation, transportation, medical care, and other infrastructure as a traveler’s home country, travelers assume full responsibility for all such risk and release Inspirit from any and all claims and causes of action arising from loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from these inherent risks.

Travelers acknowledge that the degree of risk depends on the specific activity booked, and activities of a physical nature, extreme sports, or other high-risk activities, whether included on an Inspirit trip, or suggested by an Inspirit trip leader or other representative of Inspirit, may add additional risk.

Travelers must take all measures to help ensure their own safety by proper use of safety devices (seatbelts, harnesses, flotation devices, helmets, etc.) and obey all health and safety warnings, either written or verbal.

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