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Volcano Adventure & Panama Highlights

If you’re going to see Central America, see as much of it as you can in one shot. This 28-day tour includes everything there is to love about this amazing continent – beaches, volcanoes, wildlife, fascinating cities, and more. On this tour you'll experience everything from coffee plantations in Panama, rainforest hikes in Costa Rica, hands-on cooking in Guatemala, and (of course) relaxing on the white-sand beaches of Honduras. Go big.

Latin America
  • Duration: 28 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CGAP.B/201482
  • Starts: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Finishes: Panama City, Panama
You will Visit
  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Panajachel
  • San Juan La Laguna
  • Rio Dulce
  • Copán
  • Roatán
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • Manuel Antonio
  • San José
  • Panama City
  • Bocas del Toro
  • Boquete

Itinerary

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Day 1: Antigua Guatemala

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Modern Antigua is a peaceful colonial city that is a pleasure to explore. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 2: Antigua Guatemala

Enjoy a free day to explore Antigua. Opt to relax with a massage or soak up the culture in one of many cafés. Master the art of Latin American cuisine at a cooking class.

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Day 3: Antigua Guatemala/Panajachel

Journey to Panajachel, Guatemala, a beautiful town on Lake Atitlán that is surrounded by spectacular volcanoes and small villages. Opt to explore the town on arrival.

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Day 4: Panajachel/San Juan La Laguna

Take a boat tour around Lake Atitlán to local indigenous villages including a lunch at a G Adventures-supported Mayan community project.

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Day 5: San Juan La Laguna/Antigua Guatemala

Return to Antigua and enjoy a free afternoon. Opt to take salsa lessons, attend a chocolate-making workshop, visit one of the local coffee or macadamia nut plantations, or soak up the culture of this colonial town's many museums and cafés.
Take a mountain bike ride out into the countryside or explore the fascinating markets, shops and museums within the city. Walk through quiet cobblestoned streets past rebuilt stucco homes with heavy, beautifully carved wooden entrances.

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Day 6: Antigua Guatemala/Rio Dulce

Travel across Guatemala to Rio Dulce.
Take the road past areas of dense jungle and arrive at Río Dulce, a small town on Lake Izabal, and a port stop for boaters around the globe on their way to/from Livingston and the Caribbean coast.

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Day 7: Rio Dulce

Opt to visit the coastal town of Livingston by boat, or go for a swim in a natural hot waterfall.
There are plenty of opportunities for R & R. Aside from boating on Lake Izabal, there are optional tours in the area to view protected manatees. You may opt to horseback ride through a rubber plantation, explore San Felipe fort, take the morning monkey kayak tour, relax in the thermal springs, or hike through the jungle-strewn trails in the Chocón-Machacas Natural Reserve area.

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Day 8: Rio Dulce/Copán

Cross into Honduras and head for the town of Copán.

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Day 9: Copán

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Copán and opt to soak in hot springs.

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Day 10: Copán/Roatán

Full travel day from Copán to Roatán.
Head to the diving haven of Roatán, set amongst what is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. This Caribbean island is famous for its marine treasures.

Crystal blue waters invite swimming, diving, snorkelling, or simply relaxing on the white-sand beaches of the Bay Islands.

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Day 11: Roatán

Enjoy free time on this island paradise. Opt to rent a bike, snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax.
The beaches of the western end are some of the most beautiful in the world, with clear turquoise water, powdery white sand and swaying coconut palms. While many people spend their days immersed in the warm, blue Caribbean waters, enjoying excellent fresh seafood, you may also opt to venture into the hilly interior by scooter.

The botanical gardens offer relaxed walking amongst exotic plants and racing 'Jesus lizards', a species of lizard that runs on its hind legs. In nearby Sandy Bay, the Institute for Marine Sciences is definitely worth a visit.

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Day 12: Roatán

Enjoy free time on this island paradise. Opt to rent a bike, snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax.
The beaches of the western end are some of the most beautiful in the world, with clear turquoise water, powdery white sand and swaying coconut palms. While many people spend their days immersed in the warm, blue Caribbean waters, enjoying excellent fresh seafood, you may also opt to venture into the hilly interior by scooter.

The botanical gardens offer relaxed walking amongst exotic plants and racing 'Jesus lizards', a species of lizard that runs on its hind legs. In nearby Sandy Bay, the Institute for Marine Sciences is definitely worth a visit.

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Day 13: Roatán/La Fortuna

Travel by van and plane to Costa Rica and finish in La Fortuna, home to Arenal volcano.
Travel to La Fortuna, located at the foot of Arenal Volcano. La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to take a hike around the base of the volcano, hike the area's nature trails, swim in the chilly La Fortuna waterfall or join a canopy tour and catch a bird's eye view of the forest greenery.

Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders' paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents.

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Day 14: La Fortuna

Enjoy free time in La Fortuna for optionals such as waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting, or hiking.
Opt to go canyoneering, whitewater rafting, hiking, caving, horseback riding, paddleboarding, kayaking, or visit a wildlife refuge. There are so many activities to choose from while in the area.

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Day 15: La Fortuna

Enjoy free time in La Fortuna for optionals such as waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting, or hiking.
Opt to go canyoneering, whitewater rafting, hiking, caving, horseback riding, paddleboarding, kayaking, or visit a wildlife refuge. There are so many activities to choose from while in the area.

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Day 16: La Fortuna/Monteverde

Travel into the misty cloud forests of Monteverde. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the cloud forest firsthand.

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Day 17: Monteverde

Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation.
Optional activities here include sky walks (suspension bridges amid foliage), butterfly garden, and a canopy zip-line tour.

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Day 18: Monteverde/Manuel Antonio

Travel to Quepos, just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. Opt to visit the park or relax on the beach in this fun surf town. Enjoy a night out and perhaps learn how to salsa.
Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip.

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Day 19: Manuel Antonio

Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.

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Day 20: Manuel Antonio/San José

Travel to San José, and opt for a night out with the group.

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Day 21: San José/Panama City

Hop on a flight to Panama City and explore the most cosmopolitan city in Central America.
Panama City seamlessly blends a modern urban metropolis with history and colonial architecture. Spend time exploring Old Panama City, admiring sleek skyscrapers, or escape to nearby sandy beaches. Opt to join new members of the group for an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 22: Panama City/Bocas del Toro

Catch a flight to the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. The islands are mostly covered in rainforest and have spectacular beaches. There are plenty of opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach.
The islands of Bocas del Toro offer much wildlife found only in this region, making it a unique place to explore. The islands are mostly covered in rainforest, and have spectacular beaches perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or diving.


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Day 23: Bocas del Toro

Enjoy free time to explore these beautiful islands. Opt to take a boat tour of the area, go snorkelling, take a swim, or just lounge in paradise.

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Day 24: Bocas del Toro

Spend another day exploring the archipelago.

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Day 25: Bocas del Toro/Boquete

Travel to Boquete where a plethora of outdoor options await, including numerous hikes, whitewater rafting, or visiting a coffee plantation.
Travel to the mountain retreat of Boquete. Nestled in a green mountain valley, this is an outdoor lover's paradise.

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Day 26: Boquete

Use a free day to enjoy numerous hikes or whitewater rafting. Opt for a tour of a coffee plantation.

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Day 27: Boquete/Panama City

Travel to David and catch a morning flight to Panama City. Upon arrival, visit the Panama Canal including the Miraflores Locks and on-site museum. Enjoy a final evening with the group.

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Day 28: Panama City

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Posadas Mayas Homestay, San Juan La Laguna Hands-On: Cooking Class, Antigua Guatemala
    • Copán guided tour
    • Beach time in Roatán and Manuel Antonio
    • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
    • Free time in La Fortuna, Monteverde and Bocas del Toro
    • Panama Canal visit
    • Miraflores Locks and museum visit
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (26 nts), homestay (1 nt, shared facilities)
    • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, private vehicle, ferry, plane, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike through the mist of a cloud forest
  • Explore the Mayan ruins of Copán
  • Chill on the beaches of Caribbean islands
  • Take in the crisp air of the lush green highlands in Boquete
  • Explore the Panama Canal.


Reviews (4)
Pol O Posted on: 

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to my friends. The tour leaders were very outgoing, made everyone feel part of a team and dealt with any issues that cropped up in a professional manner.

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Allison I Posted on: 

Overall it was a great trip. Accommodations were very nice. We stuck to the itinerary as listed in the dossier, so we knew what to expect. When possible, Matt often arranged private transport when it fit into the schedule and budget. That was nice.

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Ammie F Posted on: 

I would definitely (and have) recommend(ed) G Adventures to anyone. I had the most amazing time in all the places we visited- volcano boarding, ziplining through the rainforest, and so many other awesome activities. Both my tour leaders were fun and down to earth, and made it easy to enjoy myself. I also felt very safe the whole time, and am just counting the days till I can go on another trip!

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Genci R Posted on: 

I did make the most of my holiday and had a great time, thank you to G Adventures.

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