CS2 COSTA RICA & GUATEMALASEARCH TOUR
with Copan, Honduras
Exploring the canals of Tortuguero Soaking in Baldi Hotsprings Monteverde Cloud forest walk Inspiring Copan: guided site tour Chichicastanengo's weekly market Shimmering waters of Lake Atitlan Spectacular Tikal: site tour
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Mon 12 Oct 2015||Fri 30 Oct 2015||$4290|
|Mon 18 Jan 2016||Fri 05 Feb 2016||$4290|
|Mon 10 Oct 2016||Fri 28 Oct 2016||$4290|
Optional Single Supplement: $890 (number of singles limited).
Arriving in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose puts us in prime position to explore one of the country's largest and most abundant national parks -- the nearby Braulio Carillo National Park -- and learn about the importance of an industry that helped shape the face of the country on a visit to a working banana plantation. Boarding a riverboat, we sail down a series of natural canals and man-made thoroughfares, past verdant jungle alive with the chattering of monkeys and chirping of exotic birds, in order to explore areas otherwise inaccessible to travellers. Through sugar cane fields and amid rolling hills, we travel to the geothermal rivers and gurgling hotsprings near the spectacular Arenal Volcano and we wander the trails in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where blankets of mist lingering over the lush trees bring an almost supernatural feel to our experience. Before heading into Guatemala, we head into Honduras to explore the capital, Copan, and to learn about the ancient ways of life of one of the most significant and influential ancient peoples in the Americas; the Maya. The Copan area is brimming with Mayan ruins and remnants from ages past and though our time here is short, it is well-spent. Crossing into Guatemala, we experience colourful local markets and in Chichicastanengo, we have the chance to meet a people who are said to be the purest descendants of the ancient Maya, the Maya Quiche Indians. We discover the hidden beauty of Lake Atitlan and mingle with friendly villagers whose traditional dress and ways of life have remained unchanged for generations. We see religious and colonial buildings and structures, and end on a high note by visiting Tikal, once a Mayan ceremonial centre and today perhaps the most magnificent of all Mayan sites.
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