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ANTIGUA TO SAN JOSE BOLT

17 days from ANTIGUA

DEPARTS ANTIGUA to SAN JOSE

You won't want to miss this Central American adventure that takes in the beaches, volcanoes, forests and jungles of some of the most incredible countries on the planet - Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. Sink your teeth into local flavours, see wildlife in its natural habitat, snorkel amongst the multi-coloured fish and meet the locals on this Central American odyssey.

 

Prices below are land only, let us know if you require a flight inclusive quote.

Jan-Dec from £795

Price of tour vary depending on date of departure.

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Day 1: Antigua, Guatemala Tonight it's time to meet your group leader and check out the colonial cobbled streets of Antigua where you can soak absorb the Spanish architecture, explore vibrant markets and heritage museums and make sure to try tasty local treats like Tamales and Pepian. Arrive early and take the chance to hire a bike and explore the lush mountain slopes that form a permanent backdrop to this awesome city. Antigua is an intriguing place on so many different levels and having the chance to learn and discover through first-hand experiences is a pretty unique and unforgettable prospect. If you have the chance to try some of the optional activities then you'll really be able to get further under the skin of Central America with tours of nut plantations and chocolate museums always proving really popular. Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 2-3: Copan, Honduras Travel through the wild, dry country of eastern Guatemala as you head to Copan in Honduras. Discover more about the mysterious Mayans with the chance to explore the ancient temples, pyramids and statues of Copan that are famed throughout the land. After a day of travelling there's no better way to relax and feel refreshed other than a dip in the Copan natural springs. Of course, after you've revived your senses then more adventure awaits and optional tours to the Copan ruins and the Macaw Mountain Reserve both provide an excellent means of finding out more about this fascinating area. Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 4-6: Roatan Island, Honduras Now to head to the island paradise of Roatan Island and to soak up the laid back vibe., Here you can snorkel, dive, swim and jump into the gorgeous warm waters of the Caribbean or simply chill out on the white sands before cooling off with a cheeky beer in the evening as you get to sample the local night life. Roatan Island is all about the activities and the chance to hire equipment allows for just that extra bit of space in your backpack. Of course, you can also rent a scooter and a stand-up paddle board which are both great ways to spend the day just remember to be careful and always ensure safety first! Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 7: Comayagua, Honduras Return to the mainland by ferry and local bus and head for the beautiful colonial architecture of Comayagua in Honduras. If you're into your colonial architecture then you'll be spoiled for choice in Comayagua as there are some superb examples of Spanish influence as well as the oldest clock this side of the Atlantic. Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 8-9: Granada, Nicaragua Travel across the border into Nicaragua, where you'll make your way to the ancient colonial city of Granada. Cobbled streets, bustling markets await you with plenty of opportunities to explore the incredible surrounding area of volcanoes and lakes either on foot or by boat. Hiking up the side of a volcano is an incredible experience no matter where you are and if you dare to take on this optional activity then prepare for a trek to remember. Of course, if you prefer to explore at a more leisurely pace then you'll be pleased to hear that you can hire bikes and kayaks without too much bother and the chances to check out Lake Nicaragua by boat is a truly sublime experience. Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 10-11: Ometepe Island, Nicaragua Next stop is the agricultural island of Ometepe which sits in the largest lake in Central America - Lake Nicaragua. This is simply a breath-taking experience and will bring you closer to the wildlife, the people and the volcanic landscapes of this remarkable country. If you can't get enough of that volcanic stuff then there are more optional hikes available up the side of both Maderas and Concepcion however, after all that huffing and puffing a trip to the Ojo de Agua hot springs has got to be just what the doctored ordered. Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 12-13: Monteverde, Costa Rica Wave farewell to the monkeys and beaches of Ometepe Island as you continue your travels south to the lush green cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica. This is the home of hundreds of species of plants, birds and mammals which means that however you choose to explore, by foot, bike, horse or zip-line, you'll be in for a really wild time. There are so many additional ways to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of Monteverde and from cloud forest walks to night time nature rambles, this is an exciting and captivating area of Costa Rica. Coffee and chocolates or butterflies and insects - you name it and you'll have the opportunity to find out more over this exciting 2 day stop-over. Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 14-15: La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica Monkeys, lakes and volcanoes - oh my! This is what it's all about and with a whole host of different activities to try, within the realm of the active Arenal Volcano, you'll never forget Costa Rica. This is pretty much an adventure play-ground for big kids and if you're interested in learning how to paddle board or maybe even canyoneering then where better to give it a go than here? Accommodation: Hotel included

 

Day 16-17: San Jose, Costa Rica Do you know the way to San Jose - you most certainly do! Take your time to relax and explore amongst the artisan markets and cultural museums of Costa Rica's capital city. Gold, handicrafts and seafood are all on offer on your final day in Central America and as you bid adiós to San Jose don't forget to finally get round to sending those postcards. Accommodation: 1 night hotel included

Activities

Visit Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Travel through the heart of Central America

Tour through the ancient Mayan ruins at Copan

Frolic into warn Caribbean waters off Roatan Island

Spot wildlife on Ometepe Island including monkeys

Bargain hard in the markets in Granada and Costa Rica

Explore the steamy Monteverde cloud forest

Enjoy a laid back day sightseeing in Antigua and Granada

Admire the dramatic scenery surrounding San Jose

 

Plus you get...

Services of a professional bilingual tour leader

All transport by BOLT (Buses or Local Transport)

All accommodation - 15 twin share & 1 multi-share hotel nights.

Maximum group size of 16

Various optional activities are available with a selection of the most popular listed below. All activities are arranged and paid locally with your tour leader. Please see the day by day itinerary for a full list of activities available each day.

> Canopy tour, Roatan Island US$45-$65

> Granada City Tour US$15

> Maderas Volcano hike, Ometepe Island US$15

> Copan Ruins US$15

> Natural Hot Springs, Copan US$20

> Macaw Mountain Reserve, Copan US$10

> Snorkelling equipment rental, Roatan Island US$5 per day

> Kayaking tour, Granada US$15

> Mombacho Volcano hike, Granada US$30

> Bicycle rental, Granada US$10 per day

> Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island US$25

> Ojo de Agua natural spring, Ometepe Island US$7

> Scooter rental, Ometepe Island US$30

> Night walk, Monteverde US$25

> Butterfly garden and insects farm, Monteverde US$10

> Coffee & Chocolate tour, Monteverde US$30

> Cloud Forest walking tour, Monteverde US$17

> Canyoneering, La Fortuna US$55

> Fortuna waterfall, La Fortuna US$10

> Hanging bridges, La Fortuna US$57

> Poas Volcano half day tour, San Jose US$46

> Irazu Volcano, Ososi Valley, Lankester garden full day tour, San Jose US$80

You only need to pay a £150 deposit

Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure

Budget approximately US$23 for border-crossing fees (subject to change).

You will need adequate travel insurance to join this trip.

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