Trip to Costa Rica and Guatemala for 18 days

Trip to Central America 18 days

Costa Rica and Guatemala

In Costa Rica we have prepared a route for places where the scents and colors of the jungle will surround you.
In Monteverde you will visit the characteristic cloud forest of the area; and with the route of the bridges and canopies that we have prepared, you will be able to discover the vast nature of Costa Rica from a bird’s-eye view.
In Corcovado, kilometers of deserted beaches await you. But you will not be alone, you will be accompanied by the jungle, the waterfalls and a sea full of fish and coral that give life to the waters of Drake Bay.
A 4 hour flight will take you to Guatemala where you can mix with the magic of the Mayan world. Guatemala offers experiences of all kinds; Relax on the shores of Atitlan, climb a volcano, explore the pre-Columbian ruins and stroll through beautiful colonial cities. It’s the least you’re going to live here.
Guatemala and Costa Rica. The magic of nature, of the original and true.

Trip Highlights:
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Canopy in Monteverde
  • Ruins of Tikal and Yaxhá
  • Atitlan Lake and Quetzaltenango
Tour Price
$ 4.155 /Person
Private trip for 2 people

We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
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TRIP OUTLINE

  • Trip Outline

    arrival at Costa Rica

    DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF COSTA RICA. SAN JOSE

    Arrival at the Juan Santa María airport in San Jose and reception by our driver. Transfer to the hotel in San Jose.
    Night at the Holiday Inn Express 3***



    Monteverde

    DAY 2. TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE (Breakfast and lunch)

    About 9:00am in the morning, we will transfer you to Monteverde. It is a transfer of about 4 hours. The end section, the one that is reaching Monteverde, is unpaved, and although the distance in km is not much, this last section becomes quite long and uncomfortable, but it is worth spending a few days in Monteverde, the place of cloud forests. On your arrival we will take you to lunch to where our friend Memo. After lunch, check in at the hotel and we will take you on a nice hike through the Curicancha reserve. After this tour back to the hotel and night in Monteverde.
    Hotel Historias Lodge


    Canopy Monteverde

    DAY 3: MONTEVERDE: SANTA ELENA RESERVE - BRIDGES AND CANOPY (Breakfast and lunch)

    In the morning, we enter the Santa Elena Reserve where you will enjoy a walk through the cloud forest accompanied by our guide. After the visit to the biological reserve of Monteverde you can have lunch in the same restaurant as the reserve. After lunch, we have prepared a tour of the largest suspension bridges in Latin America. To end the day our friends in charge of the best Canopy tour await you to enjoy hanging in the skies of Costa Rica, traveling the longest cables in Latin America.
    Hotel Historias Lodge


    Activities in Monteverde

    DAY 4: TRANSFER TO MANUEL ANTONIO (Breakfast)

    About 1:00pm approximately, you will be ready to take the course to the Manuel Antonio National Park. It is a transfer of about 4 hours with stop in Tárcoles where you can see the huge crocodiles that meet under the bridge of the Tárcoles River.
    Karahe Hotel Manuel Antonio Beach front sup



    discovering Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

    DAY 5. DISCOVERING MANUEL ANTONIO (Breakfast and lunch)

    First thing in the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to start the walk of the National Park. It is about a two-hour walk that ends at the beach. We will take packed lunch for you to enjoy a beach picnic. We let you enjoy the beach and for the return it is best to take a taxi, so you will be free to return to the hotel whenever you feel like it.
    Karahe Hotel Manuel Antonio Beach front sup


    Drake bay

    DAY 6. FROM MANUEL ANTONIO TO DRAKE BAY (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    8:30am, breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we wait for you to move to Sierpe. It will be about 2 hours and a half of transfer. From Sierpe a boat will take you to your accommodation in the middle of the jungle and with the sea very close.
    Night at Pirate Cove 3***++



    snorkel at caño island

    DAY 7. SNORKEL IN ISLA DEL CAÑO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Excursion shared with other travelers.
    Today we will take the boat that will take us to the Isla del Caño National Park. You will enjoy colorful fish, occasional rays and whitetip sharks. The tour starts around 7:00am in the morning and you will be back at the lodge at 1:00pm.
    Night at Pirate Cove 3***++


    National Park of Corcovado

    DAY 8. VISITING THE NATIONAL PARK OF CORCOVADO (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    Excursion shared with other travelers. Today we will have to get up early. At 6:00am, we are waiting for you to transfer by boat to La Sirena Biological Station. To visit the national park we will have prepared a tour on foot and by boat accompanied at all times by a guide. You will be able to spot dolphins, whales ... and in the jungle of Corcovado you will also surely come across some monkey or sloth.
    Night at Pirate Cove 3***++


    Costa Rica

    DAY 9. FLIGHT DRAKE SAN JOSE (Breakfast)

    Transfer to the airport to take the flight to San Jose.
    Arrival in San Jose and night in the center of the city
    Night at the Holiday Inn Express 3***



    arrival in Guatemala

    DAY 10. ARRIVAL IN GUATEMALA

    Arrival in Guatemala. Reception at La Aurora International Airport and arrival at Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, Capital of the Republic of Guatemala, modern and cosmopolitan. Guatemala City is the most booming in Central America with modern buildings and business centers; This first day we will take you to visit the historic center with its cathedral, its centenary buildings and museums, reflecting the history of the country.
    Accommodation at the Barceló Guatemala City hotel .


    archaelogical site in Guatemala

    DAY 11. GUATEMALA - IXIMCHÉ - LAKE DE ATITLÁN (Breakfast)

    Breakfast at the hotel Exit through the Interamerican Highway to get to Iximché. The Iximché archaeological site was one of the most important cities-fortresses of the Postclassic period in the Guatemalan highlands, along with archaeological sites such as Gumarkaa'j in El Quiché, and Mixco Viejo in Chimaltenango. Iximche, which in Kaqchikel means, corn tree, was the last capital of the Maya-Kaqchikels and in 1524 it became the first capital of the Spanish conquerors in Guatemala.
    It is located in the municipality of Tecpán, it was the scene of great events, among which we can mention its separation from the Quiché group, foundation as capital of the kingdom and domain over its region. Continue to Lake Atitlán. The representation of millenary traditions and experiences of the Mayan peoples are reflected in each habit inherited from the ancestral diversity of the region. It also presents various options for meeting with the communities, it is the ideal place to enjoy cultural diversity, learn languages and traditions. It promises visitors an unparalleled experience. Altiplanicies and majestic mountains will accompany our trip to San Francisco Panajachel. Lake Atitlán has been considered "The most beautiful lake in the world" by Alexander von Humboldt.
    Accommodation in Lake Atitlán. Inn of Don Rodrigo Panajachel


    DAY 12. LAKE ATITLÁN - CHICHICASTENANGO - LAKE ATITLÁN (Breakfast)

    Lake Atiltán

    Breakfast at the hotel Departure to Chichicastenango, home of the largest indigenous market in Mesoamerica. Inhabited by K'iche's this site seems to have stopped in time, being able to experience the true essence of the Mayan World. You will enjoy free time to make purchases in the market, including masks, handicrafts, textiles from throughout the region and to appreciate the extensive amount of vegetables, vegetables and fruits that are sold outdoors on Thursday and Sunday, where all the indigenous people to carry out their commercial exchanges. Return to Panajachel, enjoy a romantic sunset on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlán.
    Accommodation in Lake Atitlán. Inn of Don Rodrigo Panajachel


    Guatemala

    DAY 13. LAKE ATITLÁN - SAN ANDRÉS XECUL -SALCAJÁ - QUETZALTENANGO (Breakfast)

    Breakfast at the hotel Visit of San Andrés Xecul located in Totonicapán and continuation to Salcajá, town of Quetzaltenango, second important department of Guatemala. These indigenous villages are characterized by their beautiful textiles and natural beauty. Special relevance is the Church of San Andrés Xecul, for its striking. The history of the church of San Andrés Xecul dates back to the mid-seventeenth century. Its particular design is one of the best that the country of Guatemala has and a sample of the extravagant culture that the municipality has. We will continue to Salcajá, municipality of the department of Quetzaltenango. Continuation to Quetzaltenango.
    Lodging in Pensión Bonifaz Hotel


    Trip to Guatemala

    DAY 14. QUETZALTENANGO - ZUNIL - ALMOLONGA - LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA (Breakfast)

    Breakfast at the hotel Day destined to the visit of the colorful and original markets of Zunil and Almolonga, where all the indigenous farmers converge with their vegetables, fruits and legumes of this highly productive region of the country.
    Zunil: Given that it is located in the altiplano, its topography is very rugged. It is located near the volcanoes Santo Tomás, Santa María and Santiaguito (the latter in permanent activity).
    Almolonga del Nahuatl means "place where the water gushes out", adducing the thermal springs that it has, it is a fertile valley of the department of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
    Continue to Antigua Guatemala, the old colonial capital of the country. The Antigua Guatemala, Colonial Monument of America, was declared by UNESCO "Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity" in 1979.
    Guiding tour of the Colonial City,
    Night at La Antigua. Porta Hotel Antigua 5*****


    Guatemala private tour

    DAY 15. LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA (Breakfast)

    Breakfast at the hotel, the day will be dedicated to visiting La Antigua Guatemala, architectural jewel that preserves its colonial architecture. You will visit the most emblematic sites that keep the colonial history of Antigua Guatemala: Palacio del Noble Ayuntamiento. Palace of the General Captains. In the afternoon visit to the coffee farm Filadelfia and small coffee tasting session in Antigua, which is considered one of the best in the world, in the afternoon they will be transferred to the city of Guatemala. Lodging in Guatemala City.
    Accommodation at the Barceló Guatemala City hotel.


    DAY 16. GUATEMALA-TIKAL-FLORES (Breakfast)

    Tikal national park

    Early in the morning we pick you up to take you to the Aurora International Airport and from there take the flight that will take you to the department of Peten, Mundo Maya airport, where our guide will take you to Tikal which is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization. It is located in the municipality of Flores, in the department of Petén, in the current territory of the Republic of Guatemala and is part of the Tikal National Park, which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1979. According to the glyphs found in the site, his Mayan name would have been Yax Mutul. Tikal was the capital of a belligerent state, which became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. Although the monumental architecture of the site goes back to the fourth century BC. C., Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, between 200 and 900 d. During this time, the city dominated great part of the Mayan region, in the political, economic and military scope and maintained links with other regions, throughout Mesoamerica, even with the great metropolis of Teotihuacan, in the distant Valley of Mexico, after the Late Classic, no major monuments were built. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Flores Island for your accommodation.
    Hotel Casona del Lago


    DAY 17. FLORES-YAXHÁ-GUATEMALA (Breakfast)

    National park of Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo

    Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning our guide will pick you up to take you to the archaeological site of Yaxhá, which is an archaeological site and an ancient ceremonial center of the Mayan civilization located in the northeast of Petén, Guatemala. It is located approximately 30 km southeast of Tikal in the Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. The Mayan name of the city is seen in its hieroglyphic emblem (representing the head of a parrot) and is read as Yax (green-blue), ha (water). The urban set was occupied for 16 centuries (600 BC - 900). Yaxhá is a Classic Maya site, located between the lagoons of Sacnab and Yaxhá, on the opposite side of the latter is Topoxté, the largest post-classical site of Petén, Guatemala. The Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park is considered the 'best kept secret of the Mayan World', it comprises a total area of 37,160 ha and is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Bordered on the west by the Tikal National Park, to the north by the Tikal-Mirador-Río Azul Biological Corridor, and to the east and south by the Multiple Use Zone. The sets that correspond to the Royal Palace, where the ruler and his family lived, the North Acropolis, the Astronomical Complex, two Patios for Ballgame, the Eastern Acropolis, the Plaza de las Sombras and the Twin Pyramids Complex, all stand out. integrated into a system of roads and paved roads. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Mundo Maya airport to take your flight to Guatemala City.
    Accommodation at the Barceló Guatemala City hotel.


    travel to Guatemala

    DAY 18. DEPARTURE TRANSFER FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    At the scheduled time, they will be transferred to the international airport to take the flight back home.



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  • Pricing for this trip to Costa Rica and Guatemala

    $ 4.155 per person Private Trip for group of two people

    Trip Includes

    • Certified guides throughout the trip
    • All transfers are in private
    • The indicated meals. We will recommended you about some restaurants.
    • Entrance fees to all National Parks
    • Canopy or Hanging Bridges in Monteverde
    • Domestic flight Quepos – Drake Bay // Drake Bay – San Jose // San José – Guatemala
    • International travel insurance with cancellation insurance Consult coverages

    Trip Excludes:

    • International flights
    • Meals Andrés drinks are not indicated before
    • Taxes on your arrival at the airport in Costa Rica and in Guatemala

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